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Ranging Reporter J.R. Ortega was at Ramsey's Restaurant talking about people about this Christmas week.

I know Christmas always takes a chunk out of my wallet, so we wanted to know if the economy has had an impact on others during their Christmas shopping this year.

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"We each get a set amount and we go to garage sales. They get more presents for less money. We aren't on a fixed income. We do it because we like doing it that way." Carole Luster, Victoria, photographer

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"The gas prices have gone up so it is hard to go and get stuff." Chris Smith, Victoria, senior at Victoria West High School

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"I did buy some gifts, but I was limited." Jose Lopez, Victoria, Victoria College nursing student

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"Absolutely. I'm just more conservative about shopping." Mike Naquin, Victoria, instrument and electrical