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To not buy my kids things I KNOW they want for christmas?

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GhostlySinCity Tue 21-Oct-08 11:38:17

My boys really want a certain xbox 360 game for christmas but I know their grandma is giving them quite a bit of money for christmas so they will be able to buy it themselves and still have change. Plus it will be cheaper after christmas anyway probably.

Am I mean not to buy them in for christmas morning when I know they want it so much?

LaMonsterWeaselwolf Tue 21-Oct-08 11:47:07

No, I think it's quite sensible really, unless you're strapped for ideas of other things to get them. Stuff like that is usually cheaper post holidays.

funkypumpkin Tue 21-Oct-08 11:53:27

I agree with you, better to save your money. I plan on doing the same but luckly that DS1 14 just wants cash anyway.

TheHedgeWitch Tue 21-Oct-08 11:55:32

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IdrisTheDragon Tue 21-Oct-08 11:56:37

I think that the OP wants to wait until after Christmas when the game will be cheaper (and I think this is a good idea smile)

morningpaper Tue 21-Oct-08 11:57:37

shops are open on boxing day

why not get Granny to put the money in a card with a picture of the game stuck in the inside, so they know what it's for?

TheHedgeWitch Tue 21-Oct-08 12:03:24

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soultaken Tue 21-Oct-08 13:42:14

no i've never ever noticed console games cheaper after xmas either. only things cheaper round here are clothes and that's ony to make way for the new stock anyway.

Plus I do think dcs should have their presents on xmas day, that's what it's for after all.

Having said that, giving money instead of a gift is fine.

LaMonsterWeaselwolf Tue 21-Oct-08 13:43:42

Some console games get cheaper at certain times of years because of returns. In a way it would depend how popular the game is at to whether or not it is likely to have a discount post christmas.

GhostlySinCity Tue 21-Oct-08 13:46:40

Gamestation usually has a massive sale on after christmas day. Last year they were selling xbox games for a tenner each, quite newish ones too.

This game will be about 6 months old by time christmas is here.

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