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What do you think?

December 31, 2006

Editor's note: Each week, The Herald-Mail invites readers to answer poll questions on its Web site, www.herald-mail.com. Readers also may submit comments about the poll question when voting. Each Sunday, a sampling of edited reader comments will run in The Herald-Mail.

Last week's poll question was: How much are you in debt from holiday shopping?

As of Saturday at 6:15 p.m., 356 voters (59 percent) said they were not in debt from shopping, while 37 voters (6.1 percent) said they were between $1 and $150 in debt, 74 voters (12.3 percent) said they were between $151 and $500 in debt, and 57 voters (9.5 percent) said they were between $501 and $1,000 in debt. Another 38 voters (6.3 percent) said they were between $1,001 and $2,000 in debt, and 41 voters (6.8 percent) said they were more than $2,000 in debt.




"Zero - I don't buy anyone a present."




"We don't put ourselves in debt for Christmas. That's not what it's all about. Jesus is the reason for the season, not greediness. Bad enough the stores cram greediness down our throats for Christmas in September."

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"I owe less than $100, and it will be paid off on my next check. I don't go into debt for Christmas, and most of the time I buy it with my paycheck, ship it and anything that I couldn't send via mail, I order online and have it shipped. Gotta love Amazon.com!"




"As an older man, I have become more and more disgusted with the (commercial) end of the holidays. Each year, we buy less and less presents. We now try to concentrate more on the simple pleasures. I would strongly suggest this course to anyone."

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