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Has anyone ever bought the Lakeland olive wood nativity set?

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GwendolineMaryLacey Thu 07-Nov-13 16:01:21

I've coveted this for 10 years but at £99 it's way beyond my budget. My lovely dad gave me the money for it this week so I ordered it and collected it today. I haven't got it all out yet but the box is pretty bashed and the contents wrapped, albeit very neatly, in kitchen roll.

I can't help wondering if someone else has returned it. I know £100 isn't a high amount but it is for me and is way more than I would usually spend on something like this so wanted it to be brand new, IYSWIM...

WaitMonkey Thu 07-Nov-13 16:40:41

As soon as I read your title, I thought no but I covert one, and you said the same thing in your first sentence !smile

How rubbish though. sad Lakeland CS is brilliant, so you won't have a problem returning it and getting a new one. Am very envy

GwendolineMaryLacey Thu 07-Nov-13 16:50:43

The couple of pieces I did take out are lovely. So smoooooth and tactile. I remember sitting in work with a colleague years ago and remarking on its loveliness. Never ever thought I'd own it in a million years.

I just wondered if this was how they came and, if not, does it actually matter if the pieces are all ok?

homeworkmakesmemad Thu 07-Nov-13 17:03:36

It's not as beautiful, but I know my kids would love this one and I have been coveting it for years...
Advent Stable

bsc Thu 07-Nov-13 17:09:32

We have the Haba wooden one-it's gorgeous, and about 70£
I think for £100 it should arrive in perfect condition though!

Kettricken Thu 07-Nov-13 18:28:51

Watching with interest, I have always wanted this set too!

GwendolineMaryLacey Thu 07-Nov-13 18:33:22

DH thinks I should take it back. It should be in perfect nick, shouldn't it? And I'll need the box to hand it down to my grandchildren in....

Clutterbugsmum Thu 07-Nov-13 19:06:22

I would take it back and get one in a new box.

I have the advent stable one (and have had for about 4yrs). It packed in polystrene and bubble wrap. I have to say I have never bought anything from them that's been wrapped in kitchen paper they have always used bubble wrap and or polystrene.

GwendolineMaryLacey Fri 08-Nov-13 16:25:11

Lakeland just replied to email, very apologetic and are holding a replacement for me in my local store. God bless them! smile

Rainie73 Mon 29-Dec-14 17:02:51

Have just picked this up in the sale after also coveting it for many, many years...... Mine is also wrapped in kitchen paper within a printed cardboard box (not beaten up though). Is this therefore standard? I must say, for the money, and the beauty of the thing I am a little surprised that is is not better packaged - after all it is going to spend a great deal of its life in the box!
Was your replacement also packaged this way?

Davros Mon 29-Dec-14 18:30:27

I want one now! I have been coveting the royal Doulton one which is reduced by £99.95 to £100 on Scott's of stow. Stop me!

Davros Mon 29-Dec-14 18:31:40

Can't see it on Lakeland, help!

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