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    • Former MSE Sam M
    • By Former MSE Sam M 23rd Dec 14, 11:09 AM
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    MoneySaving Poll: Did you go shopping-mad in the "January" sales?
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    • 23rd Dec 14, 11:09 AM
    MoneySaving Poll: Did you go shopping-mad in the "January" sales? 23rd Dec 14 at 11:09 AM
    Poll started 29 December 2014

    Did you go shopping-mad in the "January" sales?

    Lots of sales started before Christmas. Many that didnít went into full swing online from Christmas Day, and in stores from Boxing Day. Did you/will you take advantage, or are you avoiding them like the plague?

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    • loony767
    • By loony767 3rd Jan 15, 10:09 AM
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    • 3rd Jan 15, 10:09 AM
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    • 3rd Jan 15, 10:09 AM
    I don't normally fall for the "sales" but this year I knew I needed some new work clothes so waited until the sales were on so I didn't pay the inflated pre "sale" prices
    • jeanmd
    • By jeanmd 3rd Jan 15, 6:00 PM
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    • 3rd Jan 15, 6:00 PM
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    • 3rd Jan 15, 6:00 PM
    How can people not shop in the sales? I've already bought five Christmas presents and two birthday presents for this year. This is the only way our large family end up receiving decent gifts from us. It also meant I had a stress free run up to Christmas as I only needed a to buy a couple of gifts.

    By large I mean we've both got married grown up children from our previous marriages and a lovely amount of grandchildren.
    Last edited by jeanmd; 03-01-2015 at 6:10 PM.
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    • themull1
    • By themull1 3rd Jan 15, 7:53 PM
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    • 3rd Jan 15, 7:53 PM
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    • 3rd Jan 15, 7:53 PM
    I used to shop in the sales, but i cant be bothered this year, i will pick up bargains throughout the year, and there are always sales just before christmas.
    • themull1
    • By themull1 3rd Jan 15, 7:54 PM
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    • 3rd Jan 15, 7:54 PM
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    • 3rd Jan 15, 7:54 PM
    How can people not shop in the sales? I've already bought five Christmas presents and two birthday presents for this year. This is the only way our large family end up receiving decent gifts from us. It also meant I had a stress free run up to Christmas as I only needed a to buy a couple of gifts.

    By large I mean we've both got married grown up children from our previous marriages and a lovely amount of grandchildren.
    Originally posted by jeanmd
    If you've got a large family, could you not just buy for the grandchildren?
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    • 3rd Jan 15, 9:28 PM
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    • 3rd Jan 15, 9:28 PM
    I'm not at all surprised by the results - I'm more surprised by the question. Yes, I went to the sales - and some on line - but I hardly went shopping-mad. I bought three things I needed, at good prices, and think I've been level-headed, rather than 'shopping mad'.
    • hieveryone
    • By hieveryone 3rd Jan 15, 9:34 PM
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    • 3rd Jan 15, 9:34 PM
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    • 3rd Jan 15, 9:34 PM
    I bought lots in the Next VIP sale, but mostly for work. The trousers I like for work are usually £40 and always go down to £18 in the sale, so I stock up.


    Bought is to buy. Brought is to bring.
    • 2gorgeousgirls
    • By 2gorgeousgirls 3rd Jan 15, 9:35 PM
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    • 3rd Jan 15, 9:35 PM
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    • 3rd Jan 15, 9:35 PM
    My sales story. I bought a scarf for £7 was £16. The end.
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    • 3rd Jan 15, 10:41 PM
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    • 3rd Jan 15, 10:41 PM
    Bought from one online shop, spent under £40.00.
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    The title is mis leading ,you ask if anyone went "shopping mad" but the poll just asks if you went or intend to go shopping.

    I did shop in the sales but not "mad" significantly less than previous years ,but your poll doesn't explore any other options so will give you a misleading result.
    • dianasnan
    • By dianasnan 4th Jan 15, 2:29 PM
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    2 hand towels for £2.04 at Ikea (10%extra off with Ikea family card) and that's it in the sales. Wrapping paper bought last year and the year before and are stored neatly so still good to use and still have crackers bought cheaply 2 years ago. Had a look around our town and decided that I didn't actually need anything else so minimal spend for me this year
    • Sharon87
    • By Sharon87 4th Jan 15, 8:12 PM
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    I didn't go mad in the sales, but took advantage of them to buy a new laptop. I got £200 off my laptop, which cost me £550 after discount. If I didn't find a decent laptop in the sales I would have waited till I found a laptop I wanted at the right price.
    • jeanmd
    • By jeanmd 6th Jan 15, 5:21 PM
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    If you've got a large family, could you not just buy for the grandchildren?
    Originally posted by themull1
    We could, but we enjoy buying for our children too.
    Thank you to everyone who contributes to mse.

    "Discipline is just choosing between what you want now and what you want most" - Unknown Author
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