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Christmas Trees on a budget - please post your xmas tree finds here
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Old 15-10-2013, 10:02 AM
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Default Christmas Trees on a budget - please post your xmas tree finds here

Tesco 6ft Highland Fir Christmas Tree - OUT OF STOCK

With a traditional look and shape, this 6ft Highland fir tree helps you create a magical atmosphere for celebrating the festive season.

Catalogue Number: 491-9059

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/tesc...-tesco-1680934

Round-up from this discussion so far:

Half-price trees at Argos
Offers online at Tesco
Half-price artificial trees at Homebase
£20 voucher when you buy a tree for £25 at Ikea


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Default Cheap Fibre Optic xmas Trees

Hi - I have watched this site for ages now, and had loads of great deals from it, so am sharing one that I have found (from another site)
Cheap Argos xmas trees

only £15!!!

its on the website north east bargains (all one word) co uk and its in the clearance section (last item)

Mine worked and have seen them on ebay too and the feedback indicates that they work!

Bargain!!

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I've just bought the Highland Fir Christmas tree from Tesco, our current (shabby) one's about 12/13 years old now!

Thought the £15 price tag was a bargain. Many thanks to Hotukdeals for the heads up on this.

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are they worth buying?
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Do you mean from a 'quality' point of view? I can't remember if the Tesco one had any reviews, might be worth checking.

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Hi - I have watched this site for ages now, and had loads of great deals from it, so am sharing one that I have found (from another site)
Cheap Argos xmas trees

only £15!!!

its on the website north east bargains (all one word) co uk and its in the clearance section (last item)

Mine worked and have seen them on ebay too and the feedback indicates that they work!

Bargain!!

Jxx
http://www.northeastbargains.co.uk/e...bre-optic.html
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These are Argos Customer returns. NOT TESTED. We dont know what (if anything) may be wrong with them. If for whatever reason they dont work - its still a 6ft tree delivered for £15. We have had lots of customer feedback where they are delighted with a fully working tree.
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http://www.tesco.com/direct/tesco-6f...mp=aff_1018132


I'm not above putting some effort into Xmas but have a look at the link............... it's ikea with a christmas hat on
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Anyone wanting an Argos/Homebase one in West Yorkshire, try The New Outlet At Brotherton. Picked our pre-lit one up for £6 last year and they currently have 50% off everything in store.

It is all seconds but all is tested and working, just probably the box is damaged.
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For anyone wanting a real tree.

Ikea are doing the offer again this year i.e. buy a tree for £25 and get a £20 voucher to spend in store.

They are the non-drop ones. We got one last year, it was lovely and lasted for ages.
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http://www.tesco.com/direct/tesco-6f...mp=aff_1018132


I'm not above putting some effort into Xmas but have a look at the link............... it's ikea with a christmas hat on
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Has anyone bought one yet? It looks suspiciously good for £15....

My current tree has to be put together in the same way - is that not usual? It's the only artificial one we've had so didn't realise they're not all like that...
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We bought a tree that had to be built in the Mr T Jan 2012 sales, and were pleased with the significant reduction. We found out the hard way in Dec 2012 that they are a pain to put together.

I'm seriously considering a different tree this year. Previously we've had the sort with branches that stay attached.

Mind, that might be us - I have dodgy grip due to arthritis and DH 's hand were in a state due to his chemo. It took us ages and we left the bottom layer off as we could not face it.
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I have dodgy grip due to arthritis and DH 's hand were in a state due to his chemo. It took us ages and we left the bottom layer off as we could not face it.
I've had a few of these types of trees and have found it easier to add the branches from the bottom up (rather than trying to hang the branches under the ones that you have already hung).

I hope that you and DH are both feeling better this time round.
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I've had a few of these types of trees and have found it easier to add the branches from the bottom up (rather than trying to hang the branches under the ones that you have already hung).

I hope that you and DH are both feeling better this time round.
Thanks for the tip, I'm sure it will help people.

My difficulty was with the actual movement iyswim.
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I have a tree like this (not this one). It's easy enough to put together as all the rows of branches are colour coded. Does take a little time but my tree certainly looks fuller than others I've seen with attached branches.
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For anyone wanting a real tree.

Ikea are doing the offer again this year i.e. buy a tree for £25 and get a £20 voucher to spend in store.

They are the non-drop ones. We got one last year, it was lovely and lasted for ages.
Thanks for this. what size were they and can you remember when roughly they started this offer last year?
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I have a tree that you put together like this (had it for about 6 years now) bit fiddly but nice and full, got it from B&Q at £70 at the time so £15 seems a bargain.
They are good if you put the tree in the corner, don't use all the bottom branches at the back and it lets you push the tree further into the corner without it sticking out into the room so much.
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Thanks for this. what size were they and can you remember when roughly they started this offer last year?
They started on 1st december last year.

This link will give you a rough idea of what they looked like, taken from the Telegraph when they reduced them down to £1 the week before Christmas.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne...1-at-Ikea.html
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We got an Ikea one last year, it was gorgeous!

We got it from the Glasgow store. They had them all out the front of the shop, some out on display, the rest were in the huge metal cages, all wrapped up in netting. You basically took one off the top of the pile, queued up and got a ticket from the guys outside, then go inside to the checkouts to pay for it and get your £20 off voucher.

But we didn't take one off the top of the pile, we searched through loads of them, opened some up to see how 'full' and bushy they were, and made sure we got a nice tall one
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