To think that it is way over priced

(37 Posts)
Mummyme1987 Thu 10-Nov-16 23:43:21

So the not on the high street ad was on. Saw the where the stars were when you met frame being advertised. Thought it was a cool thing my dh would love. Looked it up. It's £84! Am I just a cheapskate or is that way over priced?

Mummyme1987 Thu 10-Nov-16 23:45:03

Really liked the idea too. Wonder if you can get it cheaper anywhere else? Though how would you check it was correct?

ItsJustNotRight Thu 10-Nov-16 23:45:25

All their stuff is but it's good for ideas, could you make your own?

SallyR0se Thu 10-Nov-16 23:46:33

Overpriced. Plus I just don't think men are interested in sentimental gifts like that... Save your money!

Rainydayspending Thu 10-Nov-16 23:47:32

Because men have no sentimental feelings? hmm

ItsJustNotRight Thu 10-Nov-16 23:47:37

Not sure if the still do it but there was one on same theme, maps, landmarks, etc you could include a restaurant/ bar, park, points of interest etc

MummyStep123 Thu 10-Nov-16 23:54:08

You could check the main ones using a birth chart (for zodiac) look up free birth chart astrology you will get quite a few sites where you put in the date, time and location and you'll get a map of the zodiac stars as they were at that time.

Notonthehighstreet such a good site but yes some things very expensive. I'd imagine because it would be handmade rather than mass produced and would probably take quite a while to complete. From my own experience, I sew things and what takes me 3/4 hours probably takes 5 minutes for large suppliers to produce. xxx

Mummyme1987 Fri 11-Nov-16 00:04:01

Dh would love the star chart as he's really into space and stars, NASA etc.
He's very sentimental too.

Mummyme1987 Fri 11-Nov-16 00:05:19

I don't think I could make one. Too hard for me to do.

LightsLoveLaughter Fri 11-Nov-16 00:08:19

Is this any good?

Mummyme1987 Fri 11-Nov-16 00:10:57

That's a great site, I just can't make one though.

Sparlklesilverglitter Fri 11-Nov-16 00:11:51

Why aren't men interested in sentimental gifts? Really? confused

Maybe a bit over priced for what it is but if your DH would really appreciate that as a gift and you can afford then it's all relative

I do find not on the high street.com can be over priced a lot of the time

MummyStep123 Fri 11-Nov-16 00:12:06

www.psychicscience.org/astrochart.aspx

Link to a pretty simple birth chart site - super easy just put in details of when you met and you'all get the star chart mapped out on the zodiac

Mummyme1987 Fri 11-Nov-16 00:12:19

If it was £25-30 I would have bought it. Why is it £84?

MummyStep123 Fri 11-Nov-16 00:14:22

It is a great idea for a gift OP.
Maybe instead of wood you could print out a version of the star chart and put it in a nice frame or something? Get the frame personalised for much less than £85 and print out on some nice photo paper or something?

Mummyme1987 Fri 11-Nov-16 00:15:15

Can't afford £84. I might see if the kids will help me make one. It might just work.

Mummyme1987 Fri 11-Nov-16 00:16:26

My problem is my capabilities. But if I can get the kids to help. Don't want him knowing.

MadHattersWineParty Fri 11-Nov-16 00:16:28

greaterskies.com

If the link works, it may be worth a look- the price is in dollars but for 34$ you can get sent a printable file of the star constellation of time/place you met- I think it's a cool idea too but wouldn't pay NOTHS price for it. This looks to be the same thing although obviously you have to print and frame it yourself.

Mummyme1987 Fri 11-Nov-16 00:19:08

It's the printing and framing that's the hard bit for me. Hard to do.

Mummyme1987 Fri 11-Nov-16 00:20:33

Thank you all for the links.

MadHattersWineParty Fri 11-Nov-16 00:22:07

£84 does seem a crazy price, I've always thought NOTHS were ridiculously expensive I use them for ideas then get what I want somewhere else

caroldecker Fri 11-Nov-16 00:22:28

That is why they charge - lots of people have given you other options, which take your time and/or skill. You have a choice:

Pay the money
Use your time and skill

Only you know which is best for you.

PoppyPicklesPenguin Fri 11-Nov-16 00:24:06

Find a local framers, if you have a picture they will frame it for you for a lot less than £84 I would think.

I am thankful to you for positing this as I'm stealing this idea smile as my DP is a romantic soul and think he would love this for his office, think it's a lovely idea for a gift for a man romantic without being tacky (IMO) like a bear with a heart smile

User1234567891011 Fri 11-Nov-16 00:27:37

Overpriced - but then again I almost had a heart attack the other day when I had to pay 56p for a Freddo.

Mummyme1987 Fri 11-Nov-16 00:28:40

problem is I don't have £84 or the ability to do it all by myself. I would love to be able to but can't. Hence I said I'm going to try to get the kids to help.

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