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    Christmas 2007 - Lessons learnt

    Thought I'd start a thread to record what we've all learnt over the Christmas period with regards to deals and online vs high street shopping. If it goes well, maybe we could then put a collated one of the most popular togeather which, potentially, we could all look at next Christmas to remind ourselves. From my side:

    1. If buying online - Get in as early as possible to avoid postage worries (I was waiting in Christmas Eve in the hope that 3 packages from play.com would come) but also bear in mind that most goods only have 30 day money back. So, if its likely to go back, leave it late.
    2. Buy a Wii in October
    3. There are some cracking deals on the high street on Christmas Eve for those that like to leave it late
    4. Don't forget Quidco. It can really mount up over the period.
    5. Don't overspend! Leave some money for the January sales which now start on 00:01 Christmas day!

    I'm sure there are others...

    18 Comments

    16:59 on Christmas Eve more like

    Buy a wii earlier, my friend couldnt find any instock from november in nottingham finally got one end of nov in asda i think though.

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    dont buy an extra wii come on here then try to sell it over rrp :whistling:

    HOTUKDEALS wouldnt of been the same over christmas if it wasn't for the wii saga / threads :santa:

    Original Poster

    Anything else?

    Skewen;1432151

    Anything else?



    Yea...don't change the layout of a website just before christmas! :whistling::w00t::p:santa:

    Wait till after christmas to buy yer chocolate!!

    Cut up your credit cards and dont join in the quidco christmas comp (cos you spend even more !!!!!)

    just agree to give people vouchers!! saves time and hassle

    dont bloody buy too early, 2 of the presents i bought in july were faulty :roll:

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    loupomm;1432742

    dont bloody buy too early, 2 of the presents i bought in july were faulty … dont bloody buy too early, 2 of the presents i bought in july were faulty :roll:


    well they were off the back of a lorry

    dog_cop;1432814

    well they were off the back of a lorry



    ummm noooo they weren't actually :-(

    a site i found on here, a sale in july, thought i was being clever :cry:

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    loupomm;1432858

    ummm noooo they weren't actually :-( :pa site i found on here, a sale in … ummm noooo they weren't actually :-( :pa site i found on here, a sale in july, thought i was being clever :cry:


    ah a dodgey referal from here that says it all ..what was it
    [url]www.naffgearoffthebackofmylorry.org:p[/url]

    might aswell of been

    Original Poster

    Debenhams open until 11pm so don't join the mad rush on the weekends.. Just go after work once the kids in bed.

    birdyboyuk;1432240

    Yea...don't change the layout of a website just before christmas! … Yea...don't change the layout of a website just before christmas! :whistling::w00t::p:santa:


    Well said. Just don't need that sort of stress at that time of year :-D

    iglimpse;1446399

    Well said. Just don't need that sort of stress at that time of year :-D



    I agree too - the timing was pretty appaling :whistling:

    loupomm;1432742

    dont bloody buy too early, 2 of the presents i bought in july were faulty … dont bloody buy too early, 2 of the presents i bought in july were faulty :roll:



    If you buy presents early keep a list of what you have bought, and where you have hidden them:oops:
    Don't trust your partner to get you want you really want or you'll end up with what they think you need!
    Don't bother trying to drop hints about what you want Santa to bring you, write a list, be specific, buy it yourself.
    Your kids won't like the same toys you did when you were a kid
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