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Apparently, full stomachs after Thanksgiving dinners put people in the mood for some real shopping.

Customers flocked to stores on Thanksgiving day to scoop up "doorbuster" deals.

A record 247 million shoppers visited stores and websites in the post-Thanksgiving Black Friday weekend this year.

The National Retail Federation says that's 21 million more people than last year.

Shoppers also spent more, averaging of $423 throughout the weekend.

Total spending over the four-day weekend reached a bit more than $59 billion, up $6.5 billion from 2011.