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Boxing Day sales start early

The traditional Boxing Day sales have been brought forward to Christmas Eve. Dozens of retailers are trying to out-do each other and win customers' hard-earned cash.

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Boxing Day sales 'brought forward' for online shoppers

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.

Economic conditions are tough for retailers in the financial downturn Credit: Press Association

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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