The poll showed that on average, $1,483 of a New Yorker's average holiday budget of $2,137 will be spent online. New Yorkers also had a significantly large lead; Orlando, Fla., came in second at an average of $645 spent online. Considering 58 percent of those polled said that they shop online to save time, it's not entirely surprising that New Yorkers came in first.New Yorkers are always in a rush, you know. Isn't that what they say? When I travel around the country and see how darn slow things are everywhere else, I suppose that we look like we're in a rush. ;-) It doesn't look that way when you are here though. It just seems normal.
Here is another reason why NYers may shop online: The shipping costs can be cheaper than the sales tax we pay in NY which is almost 9%, thank you very much.