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Thread 11 “i'm jealous of your sloth fingerling!!” “don't read that too quickly!”

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Reastie Thu 19-Oct-17 18:48:08

Welcome one and all, see post two for links.

Any referral links to go on this separate thread please

Reastie Thu 19-Oct-17 18:48:32

So, info below is hopefully helpful and links below are for some of the frequented websites from the page. If you know of a website that would be good to add please let me know thanks .

Since it's so popular now there would just be too many links in the link post, and I'd go slightly unhinged attempting to get them all in, so I'm fine tuning and doing generic site links rather than specific product links (unless there's something so brilliant that consensus is to add it here). If there's a stupendous code that could do with adding on here let me know bold and big is really helpful for me thanks . Hope you find it useful.

Predicted by fireflygirl the 25%off Sainsbury's dates:
(They were right on all but one last year
24 October 2017
27 November 2017

Black Friday will be on Friday 24th November this year, and Monday 27th will be Cyber Monday

From tattyboggle89:
18th October 2017
Looks like this will be the date for Sainsbury's big toy sale this year so save the date! Will update if I hear any different.
It's usually really good instore

Sockeatingmonster’s top tips about aliexpress:

I have used Aliexpress quite a bit over the last few years. My tips/observations are:

1. Check reviews
2. Be wary of plastic toys. There have been concerns about toxic plastics from China, and I have binned plastic figures for having very unpleasant smells. I no longer buy any 'low-end' plastic items and only ever from sellers with lots of positive reviews
3. Aliexpress refund/complaints procedure is actually way more straightforward than eBay, and stacked in the buyer's favour
4. Beware of mains operated electricals, many of which are supplied without fused plugs. Always message the seller first if in doubt, don't rely on the photos
5. I don't trust dress up clothes to be flame retardant, although I don't believe this is UK law anyway?
6. Clothes can come up very small. Quality can be variable (excellent to awful). Photos are often of similar items, so take them with a pinch of salt and check the reviews.
7. Actually, all photos on Aliexpress should be taken with a pinch of salt. Again, check reviews (where buyers often post photos of the actual item received)
8. I wouldn't trust toys to meet UK safety standards and wouldn't buy anything that could pose a risk (e.g. Paint might not be safe for children to gum, there could be sharp edges/choking hazards, etc)
9. Lego alternatives don't tend to stick together as well as genuine Lego. Minifigures are still excellent value, but the odd one might benefit from a few drops of superglue.
10. Barbie and other doll clothes can be excellent value, but check reviews for fabric quality and finish
11. Stationery is generally excellent value, although paper quality can be lower than expected. Type 'kawaii' into stationery and be prepared to spend a fortune!

Bargain crazy website here an outlet for very and littlewoods

Camera price buster here . Useful if you're buying a new camera

Joules eBay outlet here

Lisa Angel here

Studio have some well priced items but quality on everything isn't amazing here

Super saver delivery tool is a fab website where it will find low value items on amazon to take your shopping basket to £20 to qualify for free super saver delivery when you're getting close here

Toys for a pound toysforapound.com

Wonderbly (formally lost my name) here

PerfumeIsAMessage Thu 19-Oct-17 18:53:44

Thank you lovely Reastie.

Just taken possession of a ginormous box from Lisa Angel. To say I only ordered jewellery trinkets, it's a mighty big container!

Llamacorn Thu 19-Oct-17 19:01:18

Thanks again reastie. Just a reminder than Debenhams have 20% off toys (when you spend £25), including items already in the sale. code: PH36

Cupoteap Thu 19-Oct-17 19:03:50

Whoop whoop new thread

chocolatepudandchocolatesauce Thu 19-Oct-17 19:06:02

Thanks Reastie.
My Matalan pj's have arrived! Just got to get to the shop to pick them up.

MissingMo Thu 19-Oct-17 19:06:33

Just wanted to contribute so I'm not just stealing all your barginous ideas. I bought these stockings, I feel they're good quality especially at the prices they are.
Stocking 1

Stocking 2

Stocking 3

strawberrypenguin Thu 19-Oct-17 19:07:18

Ooh new thread already! I think I’ve got stockings sorted now! Waiting for Black Friday to try and get a bargain on DH’s main present. Still debating DS1’s main present though!

chocolatepudandchocolatesauce Thu 19-Oct-17 19:08:44

Waaah just seen i've made the thread title. That's s made me rediculously happy. grin

Haudyerwheesht Thu 19-Oct-17 19:09:59

Smyths have fingerlings available for both home delivery and pre order now

OutnumberedbyFurchesters Thu 19-Oct-17 19:11:22

Placemarking. grin

WhyamIBoredathome Thu 19-Oct-17 19:11:52

Peacemaking for news of unsatisfactory fingerlings.

WhyamIBoredathome Thu 19-Oct-17 19:14:16

Or even placemarking. Flippin autocorrect.

TellMeItsNotTrue Thu 19-Oct-17 19:14:30

Thanks for the new thread, love the title!

delilahbucket Thu 19-Oct-17 19:16:27

Well, I have been desperately trying to keep up with these threads but no luck! I wanted to share this beauty box £40 for a mixture of items or £30 if you are a subscriber. Sorry I can't do a proper link on my phone
www.hearstmagazines.co.uk/Good-Housekeeping-beauty-box?utm_source=ghk-data&utm_medium=email&utm_term=non-subs&utm_content=gh-box&utm_campaign=hearst-beauty-box&MSGNM=GDH_M_20171019_BeautyBox3_NonSubs&m_i=B6i3a5u3VQB4FbnslDhe2YKEWjXWwCZHmWe5yAiX6XxmB1CVMfzSxYWBXjx_Ufb7AosZbZYeuS4TVO20Lj2Y_Oqs7WguBz

Fluffycloudland77 Thu 19-Oct-17 19:19:25

Thanks Reastie

Rockchick1984 Thu 19-Oct-17 19:19:54

Thanks Reastie!

@Macnab sorry but that will be a fake. Seller claims they are sending it from Liverpool but it’ll take 20 days, and further down it says seller is in Hong Kong hmm the unicorn is a Toys R Us exclusive.

ShoppingBasket Thu 19-Oct-17 19:20:05

I am only just getting into the fingerings thing _ what's the difference between the fakes and the real deal please? I jumped on the wagon and bought one off Ali for €4, my ds doesn't even know what they are I was more interested!

Aldi are getting heated throws in, might get one! thlshock

lifelongfrugaleer Thu 19-Oct-17 19:28:56

Thanks reastie

SweetPeaPods Thu 19-Oct-17 19:31:29

Thanks for new thread flowers
Just a word of warning to check prices. Popped into Sainsbury's today but generally disappointed. Some of the paw patrol toys are cheaper in Asda and a lot of the Lego is actually cheaper on Amazon, So don't panic if the item you wanted is sold out.

JaquelineHyde Thu 19-Oct-17 19:34:05

I popped into Sainbos today and picked up a few bargains including some dye cast metal airoplanes reduced to £1:40 perfect for little stocking fillers.

I also picked up a remote control yellow Lamborghini reduced from £60 to £30 my 11yr old whose dream car is a yellow Lamborghini 😁

woodwaj Thu 19-Oct-17 19:35:56

There's a £5 off £20 spend kids clothing only at Matalan. And if you need a hession sack there's 50% off at the Santa sack co with code early bird.

Thanks for the new thread.

chocolatepudandchocolatesauce Thu 19-Oct-17 19:36:48

shoppingbasket that heated throw is going on my Christmas list!

lifelongfrugaleer Thu 19-Oct-17 19:37:23

Inside my Lisa angel returns paper work there are some future discount codes for next orders. Valid 30 days. 10% off £30 124683, 15% off £50 125632, 20% off £70 116526. Not sure if they are single use but I won't use them. Includes sale

luckiestgirl Thu 19-Oct-17 19:38:15

marshmallowpops I bought the fake fingerling for £8.99 on Amazon. I can't tell where it says who the seller is? I've attached a picture of the one I bought

I'm hoping it won't matter too much that it's fake? It will still work?

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