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Snow puts damper on last-minute shopping

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A morning snowstorm in southern Wisconsin has put the damper on last-minute shopping.

  East Towne Mall in Madison was eerily quiet Wednesday morning except for a handful of mall walkers.

  Merchants stood around in their stores waiting for shoppers to show up.

  But 45-year-old Deanna Grahn of Madison says the winter weather didn't stop her.

  She says snow should never be a factor in Wisconsin.

  The Department of Revenue agent says she found a couple of good bargains at JC Penney, including a Wii-like Sports Challenge video game marked down from $80 to $50.

  She also bought a toy car that runs on water, called the Hydrocar, which had been discounted from $120 to $40.

  Grahn says she's been trying to spend less this year in the economic downturn.

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