Christmas sales climb at

ONLINE retailer yesterday revealed that, compared with last year, its sales rose by 24 per cent over the Christmas period. said 1,000 orders a minute were placed on 8 December – the day of the company's "Mega Monday" promotion – 43 per cent higher than on the same day last year.

The newly released Batman: The Dark Knight film notched up 115,000 sales alone on 8 December.

The Jersey-based retailer traditionally sold discounted CDs, DVDs and computer games but has moved into ticket sales and clothing.

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