It's reported that some retailers are planning to bring traditional Boxing Day sales forward to Christmas Eve. The Daily Mail reports that customers will be offered items at a reduced priced online from midday.
It's reported that the Marks & Spencer online sale will begin at noon today. John Lewis will follow at 5pm and Currys/PC World at 7pm, according to the Daily Mail. Online giant Amazon will start is sale on Christmas morning, a day earlier than usual.
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