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OMG guess how much it's possible to spend on a bauble!

(33 Posts)
MadameDuBain Sat 07-Nov-09 11:45:20

Have a guess! then... see if you're right

LaurieScaryCake Sat 07-Nov-09 11:47:58

Bet it would be really hard to get insurance to cover it if you dropped one.

D'ya think Simon Cowell will order a 100 for his tree grin?

Curiousmama Sat 07-Nov-09 11:51:20

Some saddo with buy it. Madness!

MadameDuBain Sat 07-Nov-09 11:56:42

Yes DP's first thought on seeing it was that he would drop it

blowbroth Sat 07-Nov-09 11:57:54

Bloody hell! I was way off. Am now off to order 3 for my tree. ( more likely to go to wilkinson's and buy a box for a quid)

stinky Sat 07-Nov-09 12:02:27

can't believe you have to pay delivery on top!

Curiousmama Sat 07-Nov-09 12:58:40

you pay for delivery? Do you think it's a joke?

Hightest bid we got to was £200 after I'd zoomed in and just showed them pic, ds2 was the closest.

KEAWYED Sat 07-Nov-09 13:03:11

WTF its not even that nice!!!

sarah293 Sat 07-Nov-09 13:05:21

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BalloonSlayer Sat 07-Nov-09 13:23:57

OMG!

Do you know I actually thought that link would go to the £3.99 Christmas decorations I bought for the DCs teachers at Christmas last year, but couldn't justify buying for our tree grin.

I actually came on to this thread just to feebly say "Oh but sometimes people buy just one for a present you know ..." <tails off>

But that thing looks like any other bauble doesn't it. I am confident we have some in our loft which are not dissimilar and came in a box of twelve from Homebase for a fiver.

Wouldn't you have to stand my the tree saying to your guests: "What d'ya think of me new bauble then? How much d'ya think it cost? Go on, have a guess!"

God people are weird

BalloonSlayer Sat 07-Nov-09 13:28:11

Wonder how much delivery is?

Am imagining it being delivered by those twats parcelforce and CRAMMED through the letterbox.

MadameDuBain Sat 07-Nov-09 17:16:21

I'm sure delivery involves a coach with white horses and a footman with a cushion

Starbear Sat 07-Nov-09 17:42:39

Saw a lovely glitter fairy on a mushroom that looked more expensive than that . Not even something of outstanding beauty or art!
WHY!

mmmmmchocolate Sat 07-Nov-09 21:07:44

It kind of makes me feel a bit tight for rejecting these lovely baubles I saw yesterday because the were £2.50 each and I would need to buy about 6 of them grin

Fabster Sat 07-Nov-09 21:09:04

Haven't looked at the link yet but I saw one on tv the other day and it was 5 figures.shock

hormonesnomore Sat 07-Nov-09 21:13:07

Yes Riven, obscene is the word for it!

Meglet Sat 07-Nov-09 21:59:28

it doesn't even look that nice. if that was on a tree mixed with wilko's decorations I bet most people wouldn't even notice.

RockinSockBunnies Sat 07-Nov-09 22:05:04

It was less than I'd imagined. I had visions of a Faberge-kind of thing, encrusted in rare diamonds or something, costing at least £50,000!

It's not that nice is it?

RockinSockBunnies Sat 07-Nov-09 22:06:53

Found one that's ten times more expensive! Look

MadameDuBain Sat 07-Nov-09 23:59:50

Wow Bunnies! But I actually quite like that one's arty looks (and at least they admit it's a gimmick/one-off and not really for sale...)

I think it's quite pretty, but it would be just as pretty with something other than real gold and real diamonds.

Stayingsunnygirl Sun 08-Nov-09 00:21:49

Well, I thought that the first one was pretty enough, though I'd prefer a dark blue bauble inside - but I bet John Lewis could make one just as pretty and a darned sight cheaper!

I do buy one or two new baubles a year, to add to the much loved collection that comes out each christmas, but I suspect that neither of the baubles on this thread will be on the stayingsunny tree this year - or any other!

sarah293 Sun 08-Nov-09 07:39:33

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(the first one is quite pretty, that is. The second one is hideous)

ninedragons Sun 08-Nov-09 09:24:05

That's fucking sick.

You could build a primary school or a maternal health clinic in every village in Laos for that.

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