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How Much Did You Spend On Christmas This Year?  
User currently offlineArmitageShanks From UK - England, joined Dec 2003, 3645 posts, RR: 15
Posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2201 times:

All in all, how much money did you spend on Christmas gifts this year?

How did it rate with past years?

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User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2201 times:

Nothing. But I have some cash stashed for a one-way ticket to LHR.  Smile

Mark


User currently offlineVHVXB From Australia, joined Apr 2006, 5525 posts, RR: 18
Reply 2, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2195 times:

Nothing. I'm waiting for the boxing day sale  biggrin 

User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8463 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2192 times:
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Not a cent. I did spend quite a bit on the holiday though.


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User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3309 posts, RR: 30
Reply 4, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2193 times:

Quoting ArmitageShanks (Thread starter):
All in all, how much money did you spend on Christmas gifts this year?

About 800 bucks  faint 

Quoting ArmitageShanks (Thread starter):
How did it rate with past years?

Probably the last two years combined total this one.

Bryan



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User currently offlineF9Animal From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 5122 posts, RR: 28
Reply 5, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2184 times:

About $1,100.00 so far this year.

Last year, about the same.


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User currently offlineA332 From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 1644 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2178 times:

Around $150... it's quality, not quantity... and I bought the perfect gifts for the few folks on my list this year.

Having to save up to buy gifts, heavy use of credit, or expending more than you have to give gifts is moronic.



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User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2168 times:

Including the $9K I spent paying the car off, the ammount is somewhere near $13K. Most of it for myself, but I did spend about $1K on others.

User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8466 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2165 times:

$100 on others

$0 on myself, I might wait till after christms to get that nintendo or playstation.


User currently offlinePiercey From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 2233 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2159 times:

$50 - giftcard for the parents to their favorite restaurant


Well I believe it all is coming to an end. Oh well, I guess we are gonna pretend.
User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12339 posts, RR: 18
Reply 10, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2155 times:
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about $50, most expensive was $39 on a doll kit for my family friends daughter. I was cutting back on presents this year but ended up spending roughly the same as other years

User currently offlineNeilYYZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2149 times:

About 1500 CDN. Mostly on my parents and sister who have helped me through University without using government loans or borrowing from the bank. I owe my parents especially, they've been great the past four years, and since I had money saved up I decided to use it on them.

As for a comparison with other years, this is quite a bit more than I've ever spent, and I don't mind one bit.


User currently offlineGSM763 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days ago) and read 2136 times:

Around £28 ($50). I'mnot going to post what as my family has a habit of reading A.NET.

User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days ago) and read 2133 times:

Quoting GSM763 (Reply 12):

 rotfl   rotfl 

I have spent about £55

Tom.



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User currently offlineIAH777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 0 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2114 times:

~US$800 and all on the wifey. That's the most yet in 31 years.

User currently offlineRobertNL070 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 4534 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2109 times:

We've moved into our new home, so we're giving Christmas presents a miss this year. My parents-in-law are getting tickets to a performance of Bach's St. Matthew Passion in March.

Robert  bouncy 



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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20822 posts, RR: 62
Reply 16, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2109 times:

Quoting IAH777 (Reply 14):
~US$800 and all on the wifey.

Hmph. And here I was at least expecting a pane of non-reflective glass from you.  snooty 



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User currently offlineEWS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2097 times:

I really dont spend alot at xmas because i dont have that many people to buy for.. Ive spent about £350 all together on various things for different people.

Still trying to pay my debts off so I really cannot afford to spent much more!

Lew


User currently offlineJkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2096 times:

£200 on gifts for family and friends. (Parents, sister and only 2 close friends!) None of the other buggers deserve anything so got a card!  Wink

Somewhere between £600 and £1500 on a vacation to Los Angeles for myself! (I'll know when I get back after spending some hard-earned cash!)

Happy holidays,
Justin

[Edited 2006-12-24 13:31:11]

User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 19, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2084 times:

About 100 USD for 3 in family; mainly useful items that otherwise just would have been bought anyhow, but now they make good presents ...  
Having had to work long hours the last weeks, all that usual stuff one does on approach of X-mas just went past me this year.
Actually I am working for my employer from home right now, fixing little problems in a bigger project.
-HT

EDIT: Add to that 40 EUR that I spent for re-booking an C-class Award Flight to the U.S. in order to be home when my mum gets a knee-replacement.

[Edited 2006-12-24 14:03:50]


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User currently offlineANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3309 posts, RR: 13
Reply 20, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2062 times:
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36 US dollars. Bought books for my sister, mom, and dad, and that's it.

But, I did spend 60 dollars on myself for a 2GB xD memory card for my camera.

TIS



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User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 21, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2061 times:

About $600 but prefer to think of it as an investment rather than an expenditure. I'm sure you married guys can understand that.


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User currently offlineChris78cpr From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2822 posts, RR: 50
Reply 22, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2048 times:

Well i spent about £500 on gifts for people.

My parents this year spent £1,250,000 on gifts for each other.

Chris



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User currently offlineFiatstilojtd From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2016 times:

Quoting Andz (Reply 3):
Not a cent. I did spend quite a bit on the holiday though.

I second that...


fiatstilojtd


User currently offlineHalls120 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2003 times:

Quoting ArmitageShanks (Thread starter):
All in all, how much money did you spend on Christmas gifts this year?

About $1300.00. A bit more than last year.


25 Post contains images AirCop : Yes I can. So this would be a double investment right Somewhere around $400 on the misses - minus the kids, put then again she already getting a big
26 Halls120 : Here's the deal. For the entire length of my 20 year marriage, I was constantly told we weren't spending enough on Christmas, even though my ex wife
27 FriendlySkies : About $60 on my folks. I just got my car painted, but that was more out of necessity so I guess none on myself.
28 Post contains images Sabena332 : Exactly 49.99 EUR for my parents, a little bit more for myself. Patrick
29 Post contains images PlymSpotter : I spent somewhere in the region of £300 this year, which is the most on other people that I have spent for Christmas; things included DVD's, a car st
30 Dragogoalie : about a 100 pounds. No idea how to convert this into dollars- I think it'd make about 200 dollars or something like that. I can't afford big gifts, un
31 Avianca : exactly 0 $, cheers
32 Post contains images Jcs17 : I did all my Christmas shopping today as I didn't arrive in DFW until the 23rd. Unfortunately, Grand Forks' mall has about as much class as a Pabst an
33 STLGph : Not one damn dime. I moved, my brother is buying a house, my dad is traveling out of the country for work, and the rest of the family members are scat
34 Post contains images IAH777 :
35 Post contains images Fiatstilojtd : Patrick, weed is not that cheap nowadays, is it ?
36 Post contains images AirbusA346 : WHAT!!! Tom.
37 Post contains images Chris78cpr : Lol, yeah my step dad gave my mum that to buy a new house with. It's cool! Buyin a new house in london with that, then selling current house to buy a
38 Post contains images Aerobalance : $3,200.00
39 LTU932 : About $40 for my parents, around $25 for the gift exchange at work (a silly tradition but I had to play along) and about $85 for myself.
40 ABQ747 : I spent about $230 this year.
41 HAWK21M : A bit on Decorations,Lights,Sweets & presents for Folks. regds MEL
42 BigOrange : I spent about $200 on the wife, and about $90 total on a few friends and their kids
43 IFEMaster : About $850, mostly on the missus. She spent about the same on me and her family and friends, so our combined total is about $1600. It's not the most I
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