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Playmobil - I just bought this and saved lots...

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Raggydoll Tue 28-Oct-08 12:03:41

I went to this site ... toys for fun
and bought the Playmobil Road Construction Collection (sorry no direct link - click on playmobil then construction and it is first on the page.

It arrived today (ordered Thur last week). Huge box!!

It is available on amazon for £179 and I paid £120.

The online store is based in germany and you have to pay in euros but the service is excellent and it is free delivery if you spend more than 200 euros.

In total I spent 201 euros (saving the 15 euro postage) and bought the above set plus 1 other playmobil and 2 lego sets.

So thats Christmas sorted then grin.

Eniddo Tue 28-Oct-08 12:04:39

omg egyptian playmobil

[combusts]

Raggydoll Tue 28-Oct-08 12:06:25

yes enid - i have dd and am tempted for her (well me actually, she is only 3).

Raggydoll Tue 28-Oct-08 12:07:42

Also, I note the german site has lots of stuff not available in the UK.

stealthsquiggle Tue 28-Oct-08 12:07:58

I hope you have set aside several days for assembly grin

Raggydoll Tue 28-Oct-08 12:18:00

Wellll, yes Playmobil assembly is dh's domain, however I will need to be on hand for endless cups of tea and power snacks to keep their (dh and ds) strength up!

elliott Tue 28-Oct-08 12:19:07

No Romans or knights though sad

Kathyis6incheshigh Tue 28-Oct-08 12:20:48

Much as I love Playmobil, I am a little bit shocked at the idea of buying an entire range in one go.
Surely the child gets one big thing for Xmas - say the pyramid or the crane - not the entire range?

(Unless it is for the parent of course. That's different.)

stealthsquiggle Tue 28-Oct-08 12:26:31

Kathy that was my initial reaction as well. DS has been known to get blooming nearly the whole range of something on one occasion, but from lots of different people, and I don't think we would ever (even if we could afford it) get the whole lot in one go all from us - one of the nice things is the DC being able to save up for / spend present money on smaller bits they are missing and really want.

I suppose you could go for one of these bundle deals and then hide some for future occasions, though?

Eniddo Tue 28-Oct-08 15:45:51

I bought dd2 the complete fantasy castle set - all the rooms, castle etc etc all in one go

from ebay though and it was only £60, almost complete, just a few negligible bits missing

BARGAINOUS

filz Tue 28-Oct-08 15:46:57

its a load of shite

(apart from the lovely stuff i have been kindly given)

Eniddo Tue 28-Oct-08 15:48:15

dd2 would beg to differ

Oliveoil Tue 28-Oct-08 15:49:43

my sister got a fairy set and some princess stuff at the weekend for dd1 for her birthday

loved in this house

popsycal Tue 28-Oct-08 15:51:09

ds1 and 2 love playmobil - well really jsut ds2 now

filz Tue 28-Oct-08 15:53:10

yes i am sure mine would beg to differ but it drives me mad

any stray stuff i hoover up and be done with it

AnneOfAvonlea Tue 28-Oct-08 15:56:38

filz - hoovering up playmobil is akin blasphemy in this house shock

Oliveoil Tue 28-Oct-08 15:56:49

we have a box and when they have finished playing with it, in it goes

and they are also banned from taking it out of the house

so I know that if we lose something, it is around somewhere

we lost a teeny tiny clip thing for the hospital drip once

was found in a random dolls house in the sink hmm

bit mean to hoover up on purpose surely?

slayerette Tue 28-Oct-08 15:59:30

I do think DH would kill me if I bought the Egyptian set for DS all in one go. But I really want to play with it!

<stamps foot and pouts>

slayerette Tue 28-Oct-08 16:01:03

Please - somebody make me step away from Raggydoll's link!

MerlinsBeard Tue 28-Oct-08 16:01:25

sorry but <snort> this is not SAVING money at
all!!!

stealthsquiggle Tue 28-Oct-08 16:04:31

Slayerette - a modicum of objectivity:

- is it within the bounds of what you would normally spend on DS for Christmas?
- have you already bought other stuff?
- if not, could you refrain from buying other stuff?
- does DS have a conveniently timed birthday which you could keep some of it for?

or, failing all else, could you come clean to DH and say that you want it for Christmas grin?

Eniddo Tue 28-Oct-08 16:05:23

slovenly and wasteful to hoover up

[puritan]

filz Tue 28-Oct-08 17:50:39

i really dont have much disposable time
and i am a scorpio <looks for excuses>

slayerette Tue 28-Oct-08 20:48:28

Slayerette - a modicum of objectivity:

- is it within the bounds of what you would normally spend on DS for Christmas? YES
- have you already bought other stuff? YES
- if not, could you refrain from buying other stuff? NO blush
- does DS have a conveniently timed birthday which you could keep some of it for? YES! A plan!

or, failing all else, could you come clean to DH and say that you want it for Christmas ? grin

Raggydoll Wed 29-Oct-08 10:13:58

Ooops, reading back it does look at bit extravagant doesn't it?

I should explain... It is ds's 5th birthday next week. He will get about £60 worth of playmobil for his birthday. He has asked for playmobil and I though he would like the construction theme.

He will get some more of the set for Christmas and one of the lego items. Our budget is around 150.00 for 2 children which I think is about average isn't it?

One playmobil item is a christmas present for good friends ds. The other lego is for a niece.

I did save money honest, even dh thinks so grin

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