Consumer electronics sales up 10% during holiday season

Consumer electronics sales climbed 10% during the holiday shopping season in 2005 compared with 2004, helped by aggressive advertising and low prices, according to NPD Group. Holiday shoppers racked up $8.

Consumer electronics sales climbed 10% during the holiday shopping season in 2005 compared with 2004, helped by aggressive advertising and low prices, according to NPD Group. Holiday shoppers racked up $8.2 bln in electronics purchases during a stretch between Nov 20 and Dec 24 2005.