christmas bargain thread 2013

(158 Posts)
babysantadue Sat 30-Mar-13 16:39:41
everydayaschoolday Thu 30-May-13 21:35:15

Hello Kitty merchandise and toys on really good offer price in Home Bargains. Starts at £3.99. Discount ranges from 30% - 60% off. Delivery 2.99 for medium package. Impressed, I've just received my first and I've just put in a second order smile. hope linky works...

www.homebargains.co.uk/search.aspx?searchterms=hello+kitty

MayTheOddsBeEverInYourFavour Thu 30-May-13 21:38:30

Amazon are doing individual skylanders giants for buy one get one half price, I managed to get two for £10

everydayaschoolday Thu 30-May-13 21:39:07

Minnie mouse beach towel RRP £12.99 now £5.99. Great for swim bags! Again, Home Bargains:

www.homebargains.co.uk/products/7249-beach-towel-minnie-mouse.aspx

everydayaschoolday Thu 30-May-13 21:46:59

Dream Town Kitchen RRP £39.99 sale price £12.99 from age 2+ (looks good small size for little ones). Collect from store is available. 6 left in stock today. Home Bargains again. I'll not post anymore from HB, but there are loads of great offers changing daily - check out the website. <I'm not on commission grin>

www.homebargains.co.uk/products/408-dream-town-kitchen-set.aspx

whoneedstosleep Sat 01-Jun-13 14:52:36

Last year around November Toys R Us had a 25% off weekend. Does anyone know if this is a regular thing?

everydayaschoolday Sat 01-Jun-13 23:15:40

Whoneedstosleep, sorry I don't know about Nov sales. But I remember they had an end of summer sale around aug/sep with significant discounts (50%?).

Marking place. Will come back when less sleepy

BoffinMum Sat 01-Jun-13 23:34:26

Just ordered 4 pashminas!!!!

Sleepyfergus Sat 01-Jun-13 23:57:10

And I've just ordered 3 pashminas. Prob be back for more....

BoffinMum Sun 02-Jun-13 18:07:05

ToysRUS have a promotional code today, 20JUNEH, which takes a further 20% off and makes the pyramid a mere £32!

fuzzpig Mon 03-Jun-13 10:29:14

Shame I already ordered it. In fact it should arrive tomorrow! Now to hide it for almost 7 months hmm

ELC Chomposaurus Game

ELC Chomposaurus Game half price - from £12 to £6.00 with free delivery.

Moshi Monsters Talking Wurley

From £14.99 to £5.84, free delivery.

BoffinMum Thu 06-Jun-13 10:05:54

My so called pashminas arrived. Do take them out of the packet and check them carefully if you have bought them. They were shocking. Holes, stains, and one packed wet so still slightly damp and reeking of mould. They are not made from pashmina wool - manufacturer claims they are 100% viscose which is easy to overlook on the site - in the event mine were a mix of even cheaper fibres and not even viscose. Now they are demanding I have to pay return postage even though they are damaged. Moral? If something sounds to good to be true it probably is. I've reported this to Amazon but they said they couldn't help as they were sold by a company called Kuldip UK. Last time I buy from Amazon Marketplace.

fuzzpig Thu 06-Jun-13 14:38:14

Oh no boffin, how annoying angry

Sleepyfergus Thu 06-Jun-13 19:37:17

Oh no Boffin. I have 3 on their way to me as I type.....hmm

Prob not worth the postage to send them back, but at least we can leave negative feedback <clutching straws>

The pashmina reviews are VERY varied.
I think it's the luck of the draw by the looks of things.
Maybe some colours are better than others /

starjules Thu 06-Jun-13 22:12:53

I only ordered one Pashmina and for the price its great. After reading the reviews I thought it would be awful so was pleasantly surprised.

Sleepyfergus Fri 07-Jun-13 19:33:44

Well my pashminas arrived and the navy and pale yellow were okay. The coral one was a very insipid colour and had a wee mark on them. I chucked the navy and coral one in the wash with some dark towels and the coral one came out with dark dye on it, I guess from the navy one. So I just binned it as it was the least nice one and i don't think the colour was true to the photo on Amazon anyway. The navy one is drying in the sun and looks fab. I'm going to wash the pale yellow one and hopefully it'll be okay. It's a lovely colour.

They come with quite sticky 'made in India, 100% viscose' labels. They come off but pull a little bit at the threads, but a wash seems to 'close' these back up.

They seem soft enough and didn't smell too bad, but a wash should soften them up and neutralise any odour.

So I guess it can be a bit hit or miss. But for the price if a bus fare, it's worth the gamble.

BoffinMum Fri 07-Jun-13 22:02:42

I think given the fact that about 25% of their stuff is crap from the reviews, and they don't give refunds, they are pulling a fast one.

Sleepyfergus Fri 07-Jun-13 22:56:01

Oh I agree Boffin, and I dislike it intensely. I'm sorry yours were rubbish, and I'm thankful that at least one of mine (still to wash the yellow one!) is okay. It's disgraceful they don't do refunds or acknowledge people complaints - Amazon should take a firmer stance with them if they are using Amazons website to peddle their wares.

fuzzpig Sat 08-Jun-13 08:09:47

Yes it is easy to think that Amazon is by nature safer than eBay, but with the marketplace it's not sad

DH and I have been burned a couple of times buying online, I am now really paranoid careful about checking reviews/feedback etc.

But then how did this company (assuming I'm looking at the correct link above) get over 200 reviews - maybe they were selling more expensive ones (as the RRP is nearly a tenner) to get loads of decent reviews and then switched to crappy ones and put the price down? Ugh. Bastards.

BoffinMum Sat 08-Jun-13 08:54:12

Well I will pursue this for the greater good I think, as I think they are crooks. Small Claims Court next stop.

fuzzpig Sun 09-Jun-13 12:30:08

got an email for free delivery on book people site - ends tonight. code 99DEL

(I had been increasing my basket to get the £25 minimum for free delivery, which I could not really justify, so I might just get a couple of bits instead as it's DD's birthday soon...)

BoffinMum Sun 09-Jun-13 21:51:29

Hohoho, Amazon gave me a full refund as part of their A-Z guarantee scheme, and they are investigating the nasty scarf people (who incidentally had also been sending me unpleasant and confrontational emails in the meantime). They were really good about it all, actually.

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