Online retailers launch promotions

Published November 28, 2006

NEW YORK (AP) - After jamming malls on Friday for discounted flat-screen TVs and toys, shoppers clicked onto their computers at work yesterday as retailers ushered in the start of the online shopping season with bargains and marketing hype.

With an increasing number of online players trying to outdo each other, shoppers are being bombarded with even more generous discounts, free shipping offers and other enticements this holiday season.

For the Monday after Thanksgiving, coined Cyber Monday by the National Retail Federation, plenty of retailers like Circuit City Stores Inc. offered special one-day coupons.