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by Snowballday » Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:53 am

Richard, how did you spend £600 on decorations? That's more than half of what I get paid in a month...

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by Advent7 » Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:53 am

Hyperion wrote:I still can't see how you've managed to spend more than £200 tops there and that's being generous. Are you replacing the decorations every week?


In before 'Harrods take cash'.

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by Vermi-Claus » Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:04 am

I picked up some tinsel at the weekend, paid £1 an item at Wilko, which incidentally, was also running a 3 for 2 offer. ;)

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by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:05 am

Ad7 wrote:
Hyperion wrote:I still can't see how you've managed to spend more than £200 tops there and that's being generous. Are you replacing the decorations every week?


In before 'Harrods take cash'.


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by RichardYuleK » Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:11 am

Tsunade wrote:Richard, how did you spend £600 on decorations? That's more than half of what I get paid in a month...


It will last for years and before this one I had the previous tree since I moved into this house so around 7 years! This one will probably last even longer because when we move I intend to use this one still along with others in different rooms

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by Rudolphin » Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:42 am

I'm just going to quote myself:

Tafdolphin wrote:I find the amount of money being splashed around on tat in here absolutely obscene.


Even if you're strawberry floating loaded, £600 on a fake tree and decorations is quite genuinely offensive to me given the state of the world we're in.

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by Rocsteady » Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:05 am

Mafro wrote:Oversized hoodie from ASOS £20 (also got some wooly touchscreen gloves for winter)
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Bag from River Island £10
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by Rocsteady » Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:09 am

Also, £600 for a tree :lol:

There must be better things to spend your money on.

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by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:09 am

I just found the tree that Richard can buy next year.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12006875

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by Snowy » Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:32 am

Tafdolphin wrote:Even if you're strawberry floating loaded, £600 on a fake tree and decorations is quite genuinely offensive to me given the state of the world we're in.


Do you think much of spending £1? If, as a ratio to earning, their £600 is the same as your £1 chances are they'll treat it in the same way.

In the same vein, someone from Central African Republic might find it insane that you spend £1 on a chocolate bar or card that you write in just to wish someone a Merry Christmas.

Everything is relative. I'm not condoning the enormous wealth divide within the UK, or between countries, just saying that your thinking is applicable at all levels of wealth.

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by Rocsteady » Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:45 am

How much do you earn Richard?

Unless you're on about 200k+ I struggle to think you couldn't find something better to buy with your money.

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by Snowy » Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:46 am

I struggle to associate his house with his outgoings. I'm not knocking his house, it looks lovely. It's still relatively modest though compared to all the expensive stuff he buys.

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by Hyperion » Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:53 am

Tree's not even real

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by Rudolphin » Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:53 am

Sandy wrote:
Tafdolphin wrote:Even if you're strawberry floating loaded, £600 on a fake tree and decorations is quite genuinely offensive to me given the state of the world we're in.


Do you think much of spending £1? If, as a ratio to earning, their £600 is the same as your £1 chances are they'll treat it in the same way.

In the same vein, someone from Central African Republic might find it insane that you spend £1 on a chocolate bar or card that you write in just to wish someone a Merry Christmas.

Everything is relative. I'm not condoning the enormous wealth divide within the UK, or between countries, just saying that your thinking is applicable at all levels of wealth.


You can buy a very, very nice tree for £60. Plus decos, maybe £100/£150 total? That's pushing it, luxurious certainly, but hey, it's Christmas.

£600 is a wanton waste of money, a "I can't be arsed actually thinking about this, I'll just buy the most expensive one that looks OK" thing. And it's absurd.

It's like people buying that 'premium' bottled water that hit a few years ago, or spending ungodly amounts of money on fish eggs because they're a statement. Everything is indeed relative, but at some point it just becomes lazy dick-waving.

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by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:57 am

Tafdolphin wrote:
Sandy wrote:
Tafdolphin wrote:Even if you're strawberry floating loaded, £600 on a fake tree and decorations is quite genuinely offensive to me given the state of the world we're in.


Do you think much of spending £1? If, as a ratio to earning, their £600 is the same as your £1 chances are they'll treat it in the same way.

In the same vein, someone from Central African Republic might find it insane that you spend £1 on a chocolate bar or card that you write in just to wish someone a Merry Christmas.

Everything is relative. I'm not condoning the enormous wealth divide within the UK, or between countries, just saying that your thinking is applicable at all levels of wealth.


You can't buy a Christmas tree for £1,


You’re right, but you can buy one for 99p (plus 23p p&p)

https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/132297113844?c ... c2fff68b69

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by Rudolphin » Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:07 pm

Now you strawberry floating tell me.

Typical moggy.

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by Frank » Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:12 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:"I can't be arsed actually thinking about this, I'll just buy the most expensive one that looks OK" thing. And it's absurd.


Isn't that Richard's motto? Also, it was from Selfridges so he can tell people his tree is from Selfridges. Probably still get judged for having a plastic tree, though.

EDIT: also £600 on a tree and decorations and it's still basically two-tone. So boring, so clinical. Where's the personality?

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by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:17 pm

Frank wrote:
Tafdolphin wrote:"I can't be arsed actually thinking about this, I'll just buy the most expensive one that looks OK" thing. And it's absurd.


Isn't that Richard's motto? Also, it was from Selfridges so he can tell people his tree is from Selfridges. Probably still get judged for having a plastic tree, though.

EDIT: also £600 on a tree and decorations and it's still basically two-tone. So boring, so clinical. Where's the personality?


If he wasn’t such a disgusting povvo, he could have got a Harrods tree for £900.

https://www.harrods.com/en-gb/harrods/g ... 2363833640

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by Snowballday » Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:16 pm

I'm a disgusting povvo... my tree is a hand me down.

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by Green Gecko » Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:02 pm

I didn't even buy a tree last year, we wrapped a Godzilla in tinsel, and before that it was a potted 2 footer that's still growing in the garden. My mum lay some bay tree cuttings around from the tree she planted 20 years ago in a 10ft patio garden.

But if you look at things like hand blown baubles and gold leaf and then buy 100 of them rather than one I guess it's not that hard to spend £600 on a tree.

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