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Commissioner is no fan of Cyber Monday

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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  It's Cyber Monday, giving those who missed out on deals at stores Black Friday another chance to find a bargain from the comfort of their own home.

Many companies sent out E-mails reminding shoppers to log onto their website in search of bargain without the cost of shipping.

Cyber Monday was the second highest spending day in 2009. The holiday grows a little every year, which worries local Commissioner who miss out on sales tax dollars when people buy online. 

"Both the City, the County both local governments depend heavily on a hefty and robust sales tax and as I watched television especially over the weekend and given that this is Cyber Monday and as I watched my sister order items over the internet I kept wondering what is going to happen with our sales tax?" said Dougherty County Commissioner Gloria Gaines.

Commissioner Gaines plans to bring the issue up with the local legislative committee to see what can be done on a statewide level to ensure the state or local counties don't lose out in those sales.

Last year shoppers charged nearly $890 million during the special shopping event.

 
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