Aldahbra wrote: »
In my experience a lot of offers are not genuine and the "offer price" is actually the real/usual price of the item.
poppyb wrote: »
hiya all- every year i set a limit per person for who i have to buy for. i start my shopping for xmas on boxing day in the sales and continue all year round. i can agree with many of the comments that have been posted, but personally i stick to my limit. if i decide to spend £20 on someone and i get stuff in the sales, i make sure the total comes to £20, but could have about £40 worth of stuff.:)
Greveson wrote: »
Personally I'd meet the budget halfway (or somewhere in between, not saying it has to be exactly halfway).
For example, say the budget was £100, but you'd managed to get everything half price, so had currently spent £50, then I'd spent another £25. That way it looks to everyone else as if you've been generous and spent a lot, but you've still saved money. Win-win.
Although I think the main lesson to take from this is that the budget is an upper limit so that spending doesn't get out of hand. But the true value of a gift is the thought that goes into it, what it means/represents, and the joy that the receiver will get from it (and the giver). If you're just going to reduce the gifts to monetary values, then you aren't really getting the point of giving, so you may as well not give at all (or just give the cash sum).
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