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Christmas 2019 purchases

  • 19-01-2019 12:03am
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    Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 26,593 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Posy


    I already made a start last week, and since another couple of posters said they have too, thought it's about time for a thread! :)

    Tipperary Crystal Christmas candle- €20 reduced to €6

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    Tipperary Crystal decorations- €40 reduced to €15.
    Will send to my Irish friends living abroad.

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    Avoca decorations gift box- €25 reduced to €10.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,554 ✭✭✭ Sundew


    Those Avoca decorations are really lovely and even nicer at that price!


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,340 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc


    Where did you get the Tipperary crystal decorations? I’m obsessed with their decorations I’ve loads!


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,018 ✭✭✭✭ Mam of 4


    Loughc wrote: »
    Where did you get the Tipperary crystal decorations? I’m obsessed with their decorations I’ve loads!

    I get my two grandchildren a different one every Christmas , they're lovely :)

    Christmas purchases , two Christmas dresses and tops for the little ones to be .


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 26,593 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Posy


    Loughc wrote: »
    Where did you get the Tipperary crystal decorations? I’m obsessed with their decorations I’ve loads!
    The Arnotts Christmas shop, as they were just wrapping it up, so to speak. :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,993 ✭✭✭ CheerLouth




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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,993 ✭✭✭ CheerLouth


    These are on special offer in Tesco at the min - 7 Disney Princess Dolls reduced from 100euro to 34.99:

    https://www.tesco.ie/groceries/Product/Details/?id=296337166

    There's no pic so here is one attached. Just got them delivered with my shopping and they are really good.

    Another present from the big man stashed away for him - he is having some warehousing issues in the North Pole unfortunately :pac:


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 456 ✭✭ 2013Lara


    CheerLouth wrote: »
    These are on special offer in Tesco at the min - 7 Disney Princess Dolls reduced from 100euro to 34.99:

    https://www.tesco.ie/groceries/Product/Details/?id=296337166

    There's no pic so here is one attached. Just got them delivered with my shopping and they are really good.


    Another present from the big man stashed away for him - he is having some warehousing issues in the North Pole unfortunately :pac:

    Look like good value. Will have a look tonight in my local. Thanks


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,750 ✭✭✭ Calibos


    Finally making the transition to LED Fairy lights for Christmas 2019. Probably could have gotten another year out of most of our sets of incandescent fairy lights as I still have lots of spare bulbs from sacrificial donor sets but between Christmas and New years the rate of attrition had accelerated to a point where I was swapping out on average 5 bulbs every day or second day. LED sets were expensive before Christmas and because they don't match the incandescents its all or nothing, you have to do the whole tree and fireplace garland together or else one type of light will clash with the other. The Normies (not us) would be wondering what the hell I'm talking about but you guys understand! :D The Normies dgaf and would have an old faint golden set of incandescents on the top of a tree, a multi-coloured set on the middle and a set of Neon blue LED's on the bottom. I've seen that kind of monstrosity in the flesh people. Its as horrific as it sounds!! :D

    Anyway, early January when Woodies were clearing xmas stock I bought all I needed to replace every set in the house with LED's. 5x 500 Warm white LED sets and 2 x 240 Warm White LED sets for the same price as 2x 500 sets would have cost me before Christmas. Even better, is that LED's drawing so much less current with more bulbs per set means I can safely plug them into Smart Plugs next christmas and instead of running around the house switching on/off sets and reaching around to sockets behind trees etc next christmas I'll either set them to come on on a timer or else simply say the Magic Words!!

    Hey Google! Turn on all the Christmas lights!

    :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,993 ✭✭✭ CheerLouth


    Just sorted my parents present - tickets to Love Actually with a live orchestra in the Bord Gais! Delighted to have it sorted but jeez Louise, ticket prices are astronomical in this country! I don't mind paying the ticket price but why the heck is there a 7.95 service charge on EACH ticket?! Daylight robbery!


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,916 ✭✭✭ kitten_k


    I just seen the ticket prices, couldn’t believe it!!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,993 ✭✭✭ CheerLouth


    kitten_k wrote: »
    I just seen the ticket prices, couldn’t believe it!!

    Yes they are crazy! It better be flipping brilliant! Only that it was a Christmas present - I wouldn't have bothered!


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,916 ✭✭✭ kitten_k


    We were going to go but not going to bother now due to the price. Said we would just have a movie night instead around Christmas with food and drinks


  • Registered Users Posts: 188 ✭✭ zambrotta11


    kitten_k wrote: »
    I just seen the ticket prices, couldn’t believe it!!




    What were the prices, just out of interest.


  • Registered Users Posts: 188 ✭✭ zambrotta11


    Actually don't worry. Just saw them on ticketmaster there, €78.25 each!


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,701 ✭✭✭ DvB


    Actually don't worry. Just saw them on ticketmaster there, €78.25 each!

    :eek::eek::eek:

    I'd want Bill Nighy live with his santa clad backing singers for that kind of outlay.
    Wow, and not in a good way.
    "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year" - Charles Dickens




  • Closed Accounts Posts: 456 ✭✭ 2013Lara


    Actually don't worry. Just saw them on ticketmaster there, €78.25 each!

    It's just a glorified cinema for the night no?? 78 euro!!! Insane money. You'd get a full show cheaper.


  • Registered Users Posts: 563 ✭✭✭ rubberdungeon


    This was on offer in Argos and picked it up for Christmas

    Says it was €49.99 and was down to €10.94. I’ve no idea if it was ever worth fifty euro but seems a good gift for €11.00

    Playmobil Summer Jet is speeding off to a distant holiday paradise. Thanks to the detachable roof, the passengers can easily find their seats. Now all they have to do is stow away their luggage. The flight captain is already announcing "Ready for take-off! " Whether far-off metropolis or palm-fringed beach, nowhere is out of reach.

    Removable aircraft roof.

    Room for one Playmobil figure in the cabin and two in the private cabin.

    Rotating wheels to drive across the floor before take off.

    Room for luggage in cabin.

    http://checkargos.com/product/8587381

    Seems to be some stock left if anyone else is interested.


  • Registered Users Posts: 563 ✭✭✭ rubberdungeon


    This was on offer in Argos and picked it up for Christmas

    Says it was €49.99 and was down to €10.94. I’ve no idea if it was ever worth fifty euro but seems a good gift for €11.00

    Playmobil Summer Jet is speeding off to a distant holiday paradise. Thanks to the detachable roof, the passengers can easily find their seats. Now all they have to do is stow away their luggage. The flight captain is already announcing "Ready for take-off! " Whether far-off metropolis or palm-fringed beach, nowhere is out of reach.

    Removable aircraft roof.

    Room for one Playmobil figure in the cabin and two in the private cabin.

    Rotating wheels to drive across the floor before take off.

    Room for luggage in cabin.

    http://checkargos.com/product/8587381

    Seems to be some stock left if anyone else is interested.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,738 ✭✭✭ TRS30


    This was on offer in Argos and picked it up for Christmas

    Says it was €49.99 and was down to €10.94. I’ve no idea if it was ever worth fifty euro but seems a good gift for €11.00

    Playmobil Summer Jet is speeding off to a distant holiday paradise. Thanks to the detachable roof, the passengers can easily find their seats. Now all they have to do is stow away their luggage. The flight captain is already announcing "Ready for take-off! " Whether far-off metropolis or palm-fringed beach, nowhere is out of reach.

    Removable aircraft roof.

    Room for one Playmobil figure in the cabin and two in the private cabin.

    Rotating wheels to drive across the floor before take off.

    Room for luggage in cabin.

    http://checkargos.com/product/8587381

    Seems to be some stock left if anyone else is interested.

    Thanks, will pop down to Argos at lunch time. My son will love this.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,738 ✭✭✭ TRS30


    Wife picked this up in Pennys yesterday for 20c!

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  • Registered Users Posts: 563 ✭✭✭ rubberdungeon


    I just reserved Perfection for €12.49 and Downfall for €11.49 in Argos, I thought they were reasonably priced and I’m happy the way my little collection of Christmas gifts are starting to grow.

    https://m.argos.ie/static/Product/partNumber/8555485/Trail/searchtext%3EPerfection.htm

    https://m.argos.ie/static/Product/partNumber/8492287/Trail/searchtext%3EDownfall.htm


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,916 ✭✭✭ kitten_k


    I use to love downfall, might pick it up


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,065 ✭✭✭ otnomart


    LEGO Christmas tree ornaments anyone ?
    Star Wars C-3PO and R2-D2 - will be released on 5 October
    https://www.brickfanatics.com/lego-star-wars-c-3po-and-r2-d2-christmas-tree-ornaments-coming/


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 21,340 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Loughc




  • Registered Users Posts: 10,250 ✭✭✭✭ branie2


    The Jack Reacher novel Blue Moon


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,065 ✭✭✭ otnomart


    I quite like the look of these !
    Harry Potter Hallmark Ornaments - available on July 13
    https://www.slashfilm.com/cool-stuff-harry-potter-makes-christmas-magical-with-new-light-and-sound-hallmark-ornaments/


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,065 ✭✭✭ otnomart


    Being a HP fan, would love one of these
    Lego Harry Potter Advent Calendar - due to be released on 1st September
    https://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2019/04/were-getting-a-lego-harry-potter-advent-calendar-this-christmas/


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,738 ✭✭✭ TRS30


    otnomart wrote: »
    Being a HP fan, would love one of these
    Lego Harry Potter Advent Calendar - due to be released on 1st September
    https://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2019/04/were-getting-a-lego-harry-potter-advent-calendar-this-christmas/

    Make sure it's not from China :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,065 ✭✭✭ otnomart


    TRS30 wrote: »
    Make sure it's not from China :D
    So difficult finding something not made in China these days !


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,738 ✭✭✭ TRS30


    otnomart wrote: »
    So difficult finding something not made in China these days !

    Was referring to this

    https://www.euronews.com/2019/04/27/fake-lego-manufacturers-apprehended-in-china


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