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Advent of Excess

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Jamvic, Oct 20, 2018.

  1. Jamvic

    Jamvic Star commenter

    While looking online for quirky Advent calendar ideas I came across this one.

    Couldn’t believe the price.(free shipping though :rolleyes:).


    While still in shock I saw the two below on the same site.

    Even if you had the money going spare and absolutely loved whisky could you bring yourself to spend that amount on an Advent calendar?


    What amazes me is that the two bottom ones are already sold out! Bet it’s some bloody retired teachers or nhs staff out spending their gold plated pensions ;).

  2. Jamvic

    Jamvic Star commenter

    Have given up on quirky as I’m bored of looking and have decided to get this one. Will tell OH I’ve saved £9,987.45

    Last edited: Oct 21, 2018
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  3. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    "Vegan friendly." That puts me off for a start!
  4. Jamvic

    Jamvic Star commenter

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  5. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

  6. Jamvic

    Jamvic Star commenter

    @racroesus and @nomad

    Why would it matter whether it’s vegan friendly or not? I just fancy it because I like dark chocolate and it’s a mini choccy treat just for me each day.
  7. A_Million_Posts

    A_Million_Posts Star commenter

    It's not like you buy chocolate hoping for a bacon and cheddar filling.
  8. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    Speak for yourself.
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  9. A_Million_Posts

    A_Million_Posts Star commenter

  10. Bedlam3

    Bedlam3 Star commenter

    Advent calendars are like Easter eggs - too much packaging. Commercial clap trap.
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  11. Jamvic

    Jamvic Star commenter

  12. Jamvic

    Jamvic Star commenter

    That basically describes most of Christmas tbh. If I’ve got to participate I want chocolate!
  13. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    I don't expect chocolate not to be vegan friendly.
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  14. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    How very true.
    The most significant difference in the packaging between Christmas and Easter though, is how much additional packaging we add to the tat.

    Who wants to explain to me how wrapping a present in Christmas wrapping paper, ribbons, bows and gift tags makes the slightest bit of difference to the tat inside?

    It possibly did when I was a kid with the arrse hanging out of my trousers and we had to live off schitt and sugar for weeks on end to be able to afford any sort of Christmas at all, but these days, do we need all the extra packaging we add ourselves?

    It isn't easy to do much about how commerce packages stuff in, but we can make a start by looking at what we do ourselves, can't we?
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  15. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

    May I be the first to wish you Happy Christmas? :cool:
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  16. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Yet again.
    A Merry Christmas.
  17. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    Always wanting to get ahead of myself, I already made this one last week, but problem is, as I said, this week-always wanting to get ahead of myself...
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  18. NeKo

    NeKo New commenter

    If you got the advent calendar then you could decorate your tree with 4 whisky baubles for £50:
    Seems quite cheap in comparison.
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  19. Jamvic

    Jamvic Star commenter

    My next 25 Christmases put together would be cheap in comparison!
  20. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    I would prefer these for Christmas baubles with the option to change variety each year;

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