On Cyber Monday, Amazon sold 426 items every second

Moving product at the Amazon Swansea fulfillment center in Swansea, Wales

This final note, in which one can start to feel sorry for delivery companies in this day and age: Amazon said that on Cyber Monday it sold 37 million items.

That's 426 purchases every single second. Enough crayola markers do draw a line around the world four times. Enough miniature flashlights to light up four football fields to NCAA standards. 

Not mentioned? 

Exactly how many packages didn't show up in time for Christmas.

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Kai Ryssdal is the host and senior editor of Marketplace, public radio’s program on business and the economy.
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Holy smokes, Kai. Whose gift didn't YOU order in time? Quit blaming the delivery companies! How about each of us being responsible for what we didn't do in a timely fashion rather than pointing the blame finger. Extenuating circumstances affect everyone and everything. I normally enjoy your ironic commentary, but not so much this time.

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