MILPITAS, Calif. -- So much for Net expectations. Three of the five cities with the greatest share of online purchasers are ones where brick-and-mortar stores abound -- Seattle, Boston and New York -- not where such choices are limited. Additionally, Internet users ages 35 to 49 account for most online buying, or about 43% of purchases made in December; it is not the youth-driven group once anticipated by e-tailers. Too, women dominate online buying -- they now account for about 60% of ...

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