AS THE ADVICE ON MN IS TO DO CHRISTMAS SHOPPING .......ONLINE........PLEASE SHARE YOUR BEST/WORST ONLINE SHOPS HERE....

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RTKangaMummy Wed 11-Oct-06 19:43:29

AS THE ADVICE ON MN IS TO DO CHRISTMAS SHOPPING .......ONLINE........PLEASE SHARE YOUR BEST/WORST ONLINE SHOPS HERE....

AND ANY DISCOUNT CODES YOU KNOW ABOUT {with expiry dates}

THEN WE CAN ALL HAVE A TOTALLY STRESS FREE SHOPPING EXPERIENCE

PLEASE SAY IF YOU USED THEM LAST YEAR AND IF THEY WERE GOOD OR BAD

RE DELIVERY TIMES ETC.

PLEASE ALSO TELL US THE BAD ONES




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RTKangaMummy Wed 11-Oct-06 19:44:06

ooooooooooooooops sorry had caps lock on

WelshBorisKarloff Wed 11-Oct-06 19:44:55

Entertainer.com

Bubble console- £59.99 in toys r us, online in entertainer £14.99

tweenies game to go with the console usually £14.99 I had it for £4.99

Quick delivery, great bargain

Gillian76 Wed 11-Oct-06 19:44:58

Amazon. A1

Use last year for LOADS of stuff.

cazzybabs Wed 11-Oct-06 19:48:21

I like Letterbox.co.uk and also http://www.holz-toys.co.uk for the under 7s but very epensive (lovely wooden toys!)

Olipop Wed 11-Oct-06 19:48:48

letterbox.co.uk (or is it .com!!) I actually phoned my order in but you can do it online - lovely stuff, came really quickly.

MummyPig Wed 11-Oct-06 19:52:29

I like Letterbox too. Traidcraft also send things really quickly.

Had problems with Boots.com before, didn't send one of the items, refunded me the amount eventually but with no communication, so I didn't know what was going on and was still hoping it would arrive before Christmas.

BettyBatShapedSpaghetti Wed 11-Oct-06 19:53:38

Play.com - CDs/DVDs/books/games/gadgets etc. with FREE postage.

We've only ordered CDs and books but they've always been reliable and cheap, send you emails about dispatch etc


Last year I got some great buys from ToysRUS on-line (popular toys too like Baby Annabel at about £15 less than elsewhere) but I think you just have to keep checking to see what the special offers are.

HuwEdwards Wed 11-Oct-06 19:55:18

John Lewis - excellent. Some good food and wine gifts for adults.

MaloryTowersPonceAndProud Wed 11-Oct-06 19:56:51

book people

redhouse.co.uk

for books- FABBO FABBO FANBBO

kikidee Wed 11-Oct-06 20:06:23

Amazon are only good if your order is early. I ordered some things at the very start of December and the delivery date was after Christmas. It was mostly books so I got the whole lot from WH Smith on-line instead for more or less the same prize.

Great little Trading Company was good for toys as was Letterbox. I did a telephone order from Hope and Greenwood (retro sweets at a hugely inflated price because of the lovely packaging) for something I had seen in a magazine and they were good.

Marks and Spencer were also pretty good.

CountTo10 Wed 11-Oct-06 20:10:55

amazon, toys r us, tesco/asda

one i'd be wary about it is verbaudet. I ordered items on there last year for xmas and not only did they not come they never told me, I had to keep ringing them up to be told in the new year that they'd been out of stock in nov!!!!

EmsTomot Wed 11-Oct-06 20:24:21

I would check out Earlyessentials.com, they have lots of lovely wooden toys at affordable prices and some lovely gifts too - also have everyday products that are basics for pregnancy, babies and toddlers.

CorpseBride Wed 11-Oct-06 20:45:18

IMO Amazon are not the company they once were. Great Little Trading have let me down too often and I won't be using them again.

This years business is going to Letterbox, The White Company, Traidcraft, Mad4Ponies (v. slow site but quick delivery), Earthworks, ELC and A Quarter Of.

Marina Wed 11-Oct-06 20:50:37

Amazon are only reliable if you shop early. They totally messed my order up last year and I was furious.
My top sites are
Letterbox
Hawkins Bazaar
Book People
and
Red House
All with good customer service and a fast turnaround
Urchin are also good but pricy and limited choice

VeniVidiVickiQV Wed 11-Oct-06 20:54:07

i have bookmarked this thread. Fabulous! thanks ladies.

TooTickyTheAppleMuncher Wed 11-Oct-06 20:56:37

Tickseed have a great selection of interesting toys, very friendly, excellent quick service.

lizziemun Wed 11-Oct-06 20:59:03

early learning centre are good the give you a deliver by date once order has been received. Just done all my christmas shopping from there this afternoon will be here by tuesday next week.

Just do any ordering early as most will say 28days delivery.

Have also used gltc and again ordered delivered within a week.

If possible look and make a list of what you need to get first before you order so you don't havr to do it more then once for delivery charges.

I agree about play.com. brilliant website. free delivery within 3-5 working days. ive used it for dvds, cds, gifts, books and i honestly cant fault it.

mollymay Wed 11-Oct-06 21:54:51

for the last two years ELC have done a 20% of everything offer during the run up to xmas so it might be worth hanging on a bit....(sorry lizziemun!)

CamberWAILbeauty Wed 11-Oct-06 21:55:17

I ordered some games, a scooter, pyjamas and bedroom stuff from Great Little Trading Company on Saturday and it arrived today! Never had a problem with them. www.gltc.co.uk

Also www.yellowmoon.co.uk for brilliant stocking fillers and craft stuff

and of course, hawkins bazaar for the bizarre

luckymummy2Sophie Wed 11-Oct-06 21:58:03

Ditto to play.com.

I've used them loads. Cheap and free posting. Do loads of stuff too.

Also, if you trust it, ebay. I do trust it...a little too much. I'm thinking of starting up EA...ebayers anonymous...cos I think I'm addicted!
Remember, not everything on ebay is second hand. I got dh some Homer and Lisa Simpson socks for dd to give him for Christmas... he loves the Simpsons. The good thing about ebay is that you can search for very specific things.

anyway, don't get me started on the merits of ebay!!

prettymummified Wed 11-Oct-06 22:03:36

this is one of my favourite cheap cosmetic sites with free delivery
this

saltire Wed 11-Oct-06 22:09:27

The Book People

Mail Order express

toys R Us

LunarSea Wed 11-Oct-06 22:30:39

www.woodentoysonline.co.uk for super jigsaws, and lots of other wooden things.
Tridias for toys which aren't character branded
Woolgar's for more of the above (and just because they're local to me, and nice people, and I miss their shop now they're online only!)

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