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On the look out for a new tree if anyone sees any good deals please let me know

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boredandrestless Sun 14-Oct-12 18:16:43

I am after a new (fake) xmas tree. I've had current one for a decade, it was a cheapy from argos and was looking rather sparse last year, it's been shedding for 10 years so hardly surprising! It's a 7ft one and I don't really want anything too much smaller so either a 6ft or 7ft, nice and bushy looking.

If anyone sees any at a good price please let me know? smile

roundtable Sun 14-Oct-12 18:31:39

Marking place as this year we're not having a real one for the first time <sob> as we have a almost toddler who was possibly a tasmanian devil in a past life. Something that looks real and will last would be brilliant.

Good thread start op!

VivaLeBeaver Sun 14-Oct-12 18:34:19

I'd like a new one as well, I want a brown one.

Also marking place. We lost ours in our two house moves this year. Probably binned it accidentally.

Great thread OP!

MumOfAPickle Sun 14-Oct-12 18:49:20

I want one like that too! I'm putting my foot down with a firm hand this year and have told my xmas tree snob of a DH that we are NOT getting a real one this year. I am fed up of the hoovering and the faff and the hoovering and the getting rid of it and ra ra ra. So. Yes a fake one please, any tips would be great!

ChippyMinton Sun 14-Oct-12 20:02:49

Last year Homebase had some good deals on some nice trees. Wait for one of their Fri-Sun 15% off deals too.

IMO you need to go and look at trees, rather than on-line, and then watch youtube for a guide to how to fluff them up properly <fake tree convert>

ditavonteesed Sun 14-Oct-12 20:04:06

also marking place, after we stored the old one in the cellar and had to pick dead slugs off it last year, we decided its time for a new one.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sun 14-Oct-12 20:25:53

I bought one from Ebay last year (it's about 6' tall) .It arrived about 6 days before Christmas , we left it really late to order one hmm

TBH I was a bit disappointed with it, mainly I think because I've bought real trees for the past few years but they are getting more expensive each year.(I think the last one was close to £60)

This year I will take more time to sort the branches out and fluff the leaves. It has 3 sections, each with its own wire for the lights.It has 200 but could benefit from a few more grin

And, I had to use the scabby looking stand it came with, my cast iron tree holder wouldn't hold it steady(and the stand wouldn't fit inside)

wfrances Mon 15-Oct-12 08:38:02

i love christmas trees,
lately i tend to buy one a year,(not full price)
last year we had the john lewis woodland tree (£35 off ebay)in the dining room as it suited the room perfectly rustic scandi style.
main living has a massive 7ft bushy tree from argos in front of the french doors, half price £50 .
this is the tree im looking to replace this year as we want a flocked tree,i want the one in h.o.fraser but its £150 and dh said no.
replace ,because even though it looks fab,every branch has to be fanned out and hinged onto the tree, its a christmas mood destroyer,it takes forever.
the hall has the john lewis paper tree, which is my very favourite.
i would prefer to have real trees but dh is allergic to them.

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