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to put away a free (but expensive) gift as a christmas present?

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biddysmama Sat 25-Jun-11 12:21:35

i got an xbox 360 free when i got my new phone, i think we should put it away for ds (9) for christmas as i know it will be on his list dh thinks we should give it now because it was a free gift.... what do you think?

worraliberty Sat 25-Jun-11 12:22:36

Keep it for Christmas!

Just because it's free, doesn't mean a thing.

chocolateyclur Sat 25-Jun-11 12:23:27

I'd put it away for Christmas personally - I'm skint and it'd be a fab gift!

belgo Sat 25-Jun-11 12:24:01

definitely put it away for Christmas.

Reality Sat 25-Jun-11 12:24:46

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hpsaucy Sat 25-Jun-11 12:24:47

put away for christmas

Ormirian Sat 25-Jun-11 12:25:12

Christmas! Bloody hell.... DS1 had one a few years back and it cost us an arm and a leg shock

I have been known to put away all kinds of unwanted gifts and blush raffle prizes to recycle. X-Box is definitely a keeper.

cheesesarnie Sat 25-Jun-11 12:26:07

put it away for christmas!

fivegomadindorset Sat 25-Jun-11 12:27:22

Definitely Christmas.

GreenEyesandHam Sat 25-Jun-11 12:29:16

For sure

quirrelquarrel Sat 25-Jun-11 12:29:25

He won't know, and if he does and thinks it's not a real present because it was free, then there are bigger problems afoot.

LittleMissFlustered Sat 25-Jun-11 12:29:29

Going with the flow, Crossmyth for sure. Does your husband just want a sneaky go on it himself? wink

veritythebrave Sat 25-Jun-11 12:30:12

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ENormaSnob Sat 25-Jun-11 12:31:15

Put it away for Christmas.

biddysmama Sat 25-Jun-11 12:31:34

lol ormiran we got married last month and got 5 bottles of wine as gifts, we have small children and i breastfeed so dont drink... 2 bottles went to school for the bottle stall at the summer fayre, one to my friend for doing flowers,one to my friend who did pictures and ones going as a raffle prize at a do i'm going to tomorrow smile

Maryz Sat 25-Jun-11 12:40:00

Put it away for Christmas - but before you do so, make sure it works shock. Or buy one of the xbox extended guarantee thingies, because they are notorious for not working, and if it is out of guarantee (and you don't know what date it was actually "bought"), you will be up the creek grin.

LetThereBeRock Sat 25-Jun-11 12:40:53

Keep it for Christmas.

mummakaz Sat 25-Jun-11 12:41:20

I would save it for xmas too, I definately wouldn't give him it now plus the money saved could go towards a couple of games or whatever smile

lettinggo Sat 25-Jun-11 12:48:50

Definitely save it for Christmas. It's too big a gift for a child to get for no reason. The face that it was free means nothing.

GwendolineMaryLacey Sat 25-Jun-11 12:50:48

Absolutely Christmas. I thought it was going to be a poxy tube of handcream or something!

trixymalixy Sat 25-Jun-11 12:51:24

Yanbu, I would do the same.

CherylWillBounceBack Sat 25-Jun-11 13:07:27

FFS. Will people stop calling it 'free' please? It wasn't free, they are just paying for it in installments.

SinicalSal Sat 25-Jun-11 13:09:37

Christmas for sure, no question.

Reality Sat 25-Jun-11 13:14:21

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Glitterknickaz Sat 25-Jun-11 13:15:30

I so would, but test it first.

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