Advanced search

Thread 15 - quick mum - Santa's decapitated a unicorn in my bedroom

(1000 Posts)
Reastie Mon 13-Nov-17 19:57:25

Welcome one and all, see post two for links.

Any referral links to go on this separate thread please

Reastie Mon 13-Nov-17 19:57:43

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
27 November 2017

Black Friday will be on Friday 24th November this year, and Monday 27th will be Cyber Monday
Aliexpress info - be aware it's getting late to order from here for Christmas delivery.

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

Wonderbly (formally lost my name) here

Wait4nothing Mon 13-Nov-17 20:01:11

Checking in

LunarGirl Mon 13-Nov-17 20:02:19

Checking in

mammyaroundmadness Mon 13-Nov-17 20:06:01

Hi everyone, wondering if anyone can help. My dad has asked me for Funny slogan t-shirts for Christmas. Can anyone recommend any bargainous brands or shops please

NoWordForFluffy Mon 13-Nov-17 20:08:14

Thanks, Reastie (my phone auto fills your name now...a sign I'm here too much, maybe?! 😳😂).

BluthsFrozenBananas Mon 13-Nov-17 20:08:55

mammy are doing two for £20 at the moment and they often have discount codes.

DubiousCredentials Mon 13-Nov-17 20:14:33

Checking in.

Llamacorn Mon 13-Nov-17 20:16:42

Thanks again reastie - love the tittie!

PumpyMcPumpy Mon 13-Nov-17 20:17:22

Any Lakeland codes floating about?

margaritasbythesea Mon 13-Nov-17 20:23:15

I Just got dbil a t'shirt From an American company called qwertee. I'll find a link when not on Phone .

Thanks for the New thread Reastie

Thisoneorthatone Mon 13-Nov-17 20:23:36

Theonlyoneiknow Jojomamanbebe has some empty advent calendars that look quite M&S-like but they're quite pricey (PAMP71 still works for a 15%? discount code though).

MarriedAroundChristmas Mon 13-Nov-17 20:29:30

An early idea for the next title from @Llamacorn -

Thanks again reastie - love the tittie!

WoahBodyforrrrm Mon 13-Nov-17 20:31:56

Thanks Reastie as always flowers Feeling just a bit chuffed to have contributed to a thread title after all these years 💁🏼

ItsNiceItsDifferentItsUnusual Mon 13-Nov-17 20:32:08

Llamacorn grin

Re. people wondering about Amazon and fake fingerlings...I haven’t ordered one but I’ve certainly had fake stuff come from amazon before. Find it worse than eBay these days tbh.

BubbaLips Mon 13-Nov-17 20:32:58


Tuttytoffee Mon 13-Nov-17 20:37:49

Place marking because I'm nowhere near done and need to get a move on and find bargains

Minster2012 Mon 13-Nov-17 20:42:25

Placemarking! Thanks reastie!

BubbaLips Mon 13-Nov-17 20:42:37

whats the gin kit code? i missed it

CatelynStark Mon 13-Nov-17 20:44:31

Qwertee is based in Dublin. I’ve bought from them for year - they’re very reliable and the quality is good. New designs are released every day so it’s worth checking or signing up to their newsletter to see what the latest offers are.

TheDrsDocMartens Mon 13-Nov-17 20:46:09

Redbubble is good for t shirts.

I need to stop clicking links. I don’t need —anything— much more

CatelynStark Mon 13-Nov-17 20:46:57


Batbear Mon 13-Nov-17 20:48:18

Thanks Reastie.

Any Stranger Things stuff that might be good for my nephew? He's 25 and apparently a fan!

LoadOfOldBalls Mon 13-Nov-17 20:48:51

Pink fingerlings available at the mo on Amazon for preorder. I had mine delivered from there today and it’s genuine.

lifelongfrugaleer Mon 13-Nov-17 20:49:13

Thanks reastie

This thread is not accepting new messages.