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Consumer Minute: Amazon has cheapest toy prices

7:37 PM, Nov 15, 2012   |    comments
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Before you run out after Thanksgiving looking for the best deal, Bloomberg Industries found Amazon.com is cheapest when it comes to toys. The study compared 125 randomly selected toys and found, in most cases, Amazon had lower prices than Wal-mart, Target and other major chains. Wal-mart had better prices on only 13 percent of the toys.

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