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Post by Bobskate on Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:52 pm

I was passing our local charity shop this afternoon. In the window was a display of Christmas cards! It's only 1st August for crying out loud.  Bah humbug. Anyway all is not lost....I bought mine immediately after last Christmas....50p a pack! 

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Post by Paramedic on Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:46 pm

Likewise, we tend to buy cards that have been discounted by 50% immediately before or after Christmas. You can sometimes discover them reduced even further during the year as you say, for as little as 50p.

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Post by Askit on Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:02 am

Much easier to have no friends and fall out with all your relatives then you don't need to buy any cards  hugegrins

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Post by bikeralw on Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:27 am

We limit our friends and relatives to how many cards come in a pack, and we buy the pack at a Cancer Research shop.
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Post by pstallwood on Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:00 pm

Now just need discounted stamps for an early purchase.

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Post by bikeralw on Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:32 pm

I thought of that, several years ago when Royal Mail announced the 30% price increase in 2nd class stamps I purchased £100 worth in advance.
I still have a few left.
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Post by Askit on Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:46 pm

bikeralw wrote:I thought of that, several years ago when Royal Mail announced the 30% price increase in 2nd class stamps I purchased £100 worth in advance.
I still have a few left.
Al.

They must be worth a few bob, is it the one’s with Queen Victoria on them lol4

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Post by Dave 418 on Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:07 pm

I thought I was being clever by taking the cards to managements relatives in Ausy this year rather than posting them. The flaw in that plan is the cost of the air fare and apartment for seven weeks. tap_fingers
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Post by bikeralw on Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:56 pm

Ha. 
No, not Victorian unfortunately, only George V...
Yes, we take our cards and presents to NZ in person, saves at least £20 in postage, which does go quite a bit to offsetting the £2000 airfare...
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Post by groundhog on Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:13 pm

Odd you should post this thread, I was about to do the same thing! Was in a well known discount store a couple of days ago, heard the manager say to one of the staff " We need to clear these items to make space for the Christmas stock" For goodness sake Easter has only just gone and we haven't had Brexit yet.  hugegrins
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Post by bikeralw on Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:46 pm

Now you've hit on a moneymaking idea there Hog, Happy Brexit cards!
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Post by daisy mae on Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:39 am

I am making my Christmas cards and calendars as usual, I start now so I get them done in time. I hate having to rush nearer the time.

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