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Shopping frenzy in Britain

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Shopping frenzy in Britain

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LONDON – Shoppers out in London’s Oxford street looking for bargains as sales start early today.
Britain is battered by economic woes, and the shopping season was shortened by bad weather, so the final hopes of rescuing the retail season rest on last minute shoppers, predominantly men who are desperate to find a credible gift before it’s finally, utterly, too late.
This pressure is expected to bring record number of nervous, credit-card-ready consumers into Britain’s malls and shops tomorrow night as retailers predict the most intense shopping binge of the year.
Christmas travel also rebounded in Britain after days of snow-related delays, with most services running normally at Heathrow Airport and Eurostar, but heavy snow shut down Dublin Airport. (AP)