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Thread 3 - I do not need hot chocolate balls and I never thought I'd get so stressed over willies(1000 Posts)
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camel camel camel is a great page for price tracking amazon
Sockeatingmonster’s top tips for using aliexpress
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 (UPDATE: I wouldn’t buy squishiest either, for the same reason) 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 (UPDATE: Type “18 inch doll” for clothes that will fit American Girl/Our Generation/Designafriend dolls. Shoes are particularly excellent value. Wash dark clothing first as dyes can stain dolls’ limbs)
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!
Also to add I’ve seen a fair few posts from fb this year from small businesses where aliexpress have posted photos of their products and photos without permission, so be wary and be warned the photo might not be exactly what you get
Tomys 'Burp the baby' game is currently £7.99 on Amazon. Absolutely awful game but our 5yo (& all her visiting friends) love it!
Loads of kids & adults T-shirt's for just £5 but limited sizing. All their shirts are licensed, Harry Potter, Star Wars, Pusheen, Spongebob & loads of TV show merch.
There's also a small selection of sweaters but kinda boring designs.
I forgot to add, shipping is only £2.99!
You can get 6 issues of Good Housekeeping (including the Christmas issue) plus a free GH Christmas Cookbook for £9.99 - just remember to cancel the direct debit
Has anyone who used the Santa Sacks code heard anything yet? I've just noticed it says 7-10 working days for despatch and today is the 12th working day since I ordered them! I know there's no rush but I hate it when you are waiting for stuff
thanks to this thread I am waiting for 8 parcels
Thanks for new thread. Just checking in!!
Thanks pp for the heads up on the Sylvanian families house, that's one ticked off the list!
Omg I made the thread title.. going to sashay today! (Well, can I sashay from a wheelchair maybe just dust off my crown!) lets ignore the fact it was an autocorrect mistake...
@Grandadwasthatyou I ordered my nip+fab on Thursday and it was delivered Monday. Have you checked your spam folder? If no charge has been taken then possibly you forgot to check out, I hate when that happens. Perhaps email them and check just to be sure. I know another poster mentioned that n&f skincare was half price at Superdrug if that helps?
Apple have their apple watch series 3 for £199 or refurbished direct for £169. Great saving and I’m sure they come with a warranty too. Probably due to new announcement they’ve reduced price.
@grandadwasthatyou if you have made an error and forgotten to check out then Sainsbury's had nip and fab stuff half price last week.
I'm going to post the Lands End code again as it was onthe very end of the last thread. Code SSA19 for 30% off the sale.
Wowcher are doing a Swarovski jewellery advent calendar for £21.99 (apparently it's instead of £179 ) but it may be a good thing to break up into smaller pieces to give as gifts
Does anyone know where I could buy Shadowhunters merchandise in the UK (maybe a T-shirt or posters). I’m really struggling to find anything.
sixp well that’s really spooky cos I literally just looking at shadowhunters merch before i opened this thread 😱
They’ve got quite a bit on redbubble.
I haven’t checked Etsy yet but they might have some there too (although postage can be a lot if it’s an international seller).
Has anyone seen any Minecraft lego or any Roblox on offer ? Thanks
thank you tabby for that website just bought a joker rubber duck for my sister's boyfriend and a pusheen mystery t-shirt bag for my dd who is pusheen mad
and have caved and bought my mum the landsend slippers with the 30% off code which kind of paid for the postage. I normally buy her cheap ones but these aren't much more than asda/primark. I sized up though as she wears thick socks and had wide feet..... hopefully they fit!!
only bargain to add, Tesco had exploding kittens for £7.60 yellow ticket and in the clearance section. plus tubs of chocolates were £3.50 and there was big boxes of biscuits for £2.
For those still wavering over the Spode Christmas tree dinner sets, they have just sent me the code TREE20 which takes them down to 50 pounds. No extra bowls added as far as I can see, though.
Very impressed with the mic drop ending of the last thread I’m loving all the Xmas stuff in Matalan- some is a preview but can use the vouchers off some bits!
Character.com have lots of pyjamas in the clearance section. Some as low as £3.95
I've received a code today for Aspinal of London 15% off using code VIP19, full price items only it seems. Ends 6th October
I'm still waiting for Matalan vouchers. I even tried filling my trolley to see if that would prompt them, to no avail.
Multiplied rubber digital watch. My kids call it "the Lego watch"
Price:£4.69 & FREE delivery
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