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First we had Black Friday, and then Cyber Monday revealed itself in all of its glory. Sandwiched in between were enough Saturday and Sunday limited-time offers to choke a poor girl's inbox, each promising discounts more awesome than the next -- but only if I acted by midnight. On Tuesday morning, at least six of the same retailers who had been courting me since I was carving the turkey were promoting better offers yet. Last Chance Tuesday, it turns out, blows the doors off of Cyber Monday. Hurry though, I am told, because these prices won't last. Oh, and discounts don't apply to previous purchases. Suddenly, I feel a little like a buyer trying to time the bottom of the market, but it is too late for me. The problem is that I trusted you on Friday, and I even hung in there with you through the weekend because we had a "relationship." As my reward, I was sucker-punched with the news that I had left 5 to 10 percent on the table. You made a deal, and you filched. To all...