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Will you be bargain-hunting online on Christmas Day?

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Instead of sitting around the tree on Christmas day savouring the company of friends and family, why not get the laptop out and do a bit of online shopping?

According to retail industry body IMRG, about 4.3 million Britons will go online on Christmas Day and spend about 120 million pounds, snapping up the best deals ahead of the January sales.

Tesco competitively launched an online sale on Tuesday ahead of its in-store sale, which begins on Dec. 26.

Last year, Marks & Spencer, John Lewis, Boots, Debenhams, Play.com and M&M Direct waited until Christmas Day to start sales.

Which gadgets could you do without in a downturn?

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Would you give up your laptop, your iPod or even your mobile to help pay the bills?

Some devices that seemed like luxuries just a few years ago are now seen by many people as necessities.

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