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Here's what shoppers had to say about

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Lauren Angell of Columbus, Ohio, the mother of two boys, said the site's basic premise is no different than her tradition of having her kids, ages 6 and 8, circle gifts they want from toy catalogs. "It helps you get thoughts and ideas," she said. "What I don't like about the site is when a child says yes to a toy, there's applause, but it's almost impossible to say no, and if you do, it starts going very slow."

Cindy Gildersleeve, the mother of two children ages 5 and 8, said while she has for years been dismayed by the "commercialization of Christmas" and has no plans to encourage her kids to log on, the site does have one benefit: "With so many families spread out over the country, this is an easy way to know what they want."
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