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[Editor's Note: Ian Ritter is taking a much deserved vacation over the next week, and GlobeSt.com retail reporter Debra Hazel is filling in for him on Counter Culture. Please be nice.]Given that we’re not even past Labor Day yet, it’s a bit tough to think ahead to the holiday selling season. But yesterday’s Women’s Wear Daily reported that many retail observers expect a tough season.Some expect sales to be flat at best – even though comparisons will be with the abysmal holiday 2008 numbers. Others are a bit more hopeful, given last year’s weakness.What are your expectations for the holiday selling season? What will be the top seller? Will Sony’s introduction of the “Daily” reader, a competitor to Amazon’s Kindle, boost electronics sales? Or is it just too soon to tell?

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