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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

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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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