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Landing a great deal is all about timing.
The truly huge discounts come just after Christmas -- but this year it may pay to wait a few extra days.
Shop carefully, but everything is negotiable.
With just hours of shopping time left before Christmas, procrastinators have limited bargain options.
Dental clinics' Christmas Eve gift, plus a round-up of restaurant deals.
Better deals often come to those who wait -- except in the case of last-minute Christmas shopping.
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