ArmitageShanks
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How Much Did You Spend On Christmas This Year?

Sun Dec 24, 2006 2:17 pm

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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RE: How Much Did You Spend On Christmas This Year?

Sun Dec 24, 2006 2:19 pm

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

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RE: How Much Did You Spend On Christmas This Year?

Sun Dec 24, 2006 2:20 pm

Nothing. I'm waiting for the boxing day sale  biggrin 
 
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RE: How Much Did You Spend On Christmas This Year?

Sun Dec 24, 2006 2:22 pm

Not a cent. I did spend quite a bit on the holiday though.
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RE: How Much Did You Spend On Christmas This Year?

Sun Dec 24, 2006 2:23 pm

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.

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RE: How Much Did You Spend On Christmas This Year?

Sun Dec 24, 2006 2:33 pm

About $1,100.00 so far this year.

Last year, about the same.


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RE: How Much Did You Spend On Christmas This Year?

Sun Dec 24, 2006 2:50 pm

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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RE: How Much Did You Spend On Christmas This Year?

Sun Dec 24, 2006 3:27 pm

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.
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RE: How Much Did You Spend On Christmas This Year?

Sun Dec 24, 2006 3:32 pm

$100 on others

$0 on myself, I might wait till after christms to get that nintendo or playstation.
 
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RE: How Much Did You Spend On Christmas This Year?

Sun Dec 24, 2006 3:42 pm

$50 - giftcard for the parents to their favorite restaurant
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RE: How Much Did You Spend On Christmas This Year?

Sun Dec 24, 2006 4:11 pm

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
 
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RE: How Much Did You Spend On Christmas This Year?

Sun Dec 24, 2006 4:24 pm

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.
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RE: How Much Did You Spend On Christmas This Year?

Sun Dec 24, 2006 7:14 pm

Around £28 ($50). I'mnot going to post what as my family has a habit of reading A.NET.
 
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RE: How Much Did You Spend On Christmas This Year?

Sun Dec 24, 2006 7:24 pm

Quoting GSM763 (Reply 12):

 rotfl   rotfl 

I have spent about £55

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RE: How Much Did You Spend On Christmas This Year?

Sun Dec 24, 2006 8:58 pm

~US$800 and all on the wifey. That's the most yet in 31 years.
 
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RE: How Much Did You Spend On Christmas This Year?

Sun Dec 24, 2006 9:03 pm

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.

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RE: How Much Did You Spend On Christmas This Year?

Sun Dec 24, 2006 9:04 pm

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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RE: How Much Did You Spend On Christmas This Year?

Sun Dec 24, 2006 9:27 pm

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!

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RE: How Much Did You Spend On Christmas This Year?

Sun Dec 24, 2006 9:28 pm

£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,
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RE: How Much Did You Spend On Christmas This Year?

Sun Dec 24, 2006 9:49 pm

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.
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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.

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RE: How Much Did You Spend On Christmas This Year?

Mon Dec 25, 2006 12:39 am

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.

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RE: How Much Did You Spend On Christmas This Year?

Mon Dec 25, 2006 12:42 am

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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RE: How Much Did You Spend On Christmas This Year?

Mon Dec 25, 2006 1:45 am

Well i spent about £500 on gifts for people.

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

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RE: How Much Did You Spend On Christmas This Year?

Mon Dec 25, 2006 5:21 am

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

I second that...


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RE: How Much Did You Spend On Christmas This Year?

Mon Dec 25, 2006 6:04 am

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.
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RE: How Much Did You Spend On Christmas This Year?

Mon Dec 25, 2006 6:13 am

Quoting SlamClick (Reply 21):
About $600 but prefer to think of it as an investment rather than an expenditure. I'm sure you married guys can understand that.

Yes I can.  biggrin 

Quoting Halls120 (Reply 24):
About $1300.00. A bit more than last year.

So this would be a double investment right  bouncy 
Somewhere around $400 on the misses - minus the kids, put then again she already getting a big trip in March..
 
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RE: How Much Did You Spend On Christmas This Year?

Mon Dec 25, 2006 6:52 am

Quoting AirCop (Reply 25):
Quoting Halls120 (Reply 24):About $1300.00. A bit more than last year.
So this would be a double investment right

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 was incredibly profligate with money we didn't have to spend. So I pretty much hated Christmas.

Nowadays, I have money, and don't have the nagging shrew of an ex wife, so I'm generous, and I really enjoy it.
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RE: How Much Did You Spend On Christmas This Year?

Mon Dec 25, 2006 7:36 am

About $60 on my folks. I just got my car painted, but that was more out of necessity so I guess none on myself.
 
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RE: How Much Did You Spend On Christmas This Year?

Mon Dec 25, 2006 7:45 am

Exactly 49.99 EUR for my parents, a little bit more for myself.  Wink

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RE: How Much Did You Spend On Christmas This Year?

Mon Dec 25, 2006 8:21 am

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 stereo for my mum, CDs and loads of candles.

I also had an idea, which was supposed to be fairly quick, easy and most of all inexpensive - to make an A4 Calender out of my pictures. Well, 13 hours of solid printing, 200 sheets of photo paper and 7 ink cartridges later I'm not so sure about any of those, but the result is impressive and after all, it is the thought which counts.


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RE: How Much Did You Spend On Christmas This Year?

Mon Dec 25, 2006 8:28 am

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, unfortunately.
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RE: How Much Did You Spend On Christmas This Year?

Mon Dec 25, 2006 8:29 am

exactly 0 $,

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RE: How Much Did You Spend On Christmas This Year?

Mon Dec 25, 2006 2:57 pm

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 and Slim Jim Easter meal.

I spent around $130 for my parents and my sister. I was planning on spending a hundred, but I found something my mother really would appreciate, so I spent $60 for her gift. I think the real gift is me going back to school, and getting out of their hair  Wink .
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RE: How Much Did You Spend On Christmas This Year?

Mon Dec 25, 2006 3:57 pm

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 scattered about the country doing other things...cousin is moving to Austin, etc.

I've had no time or inclination to even think about Christmas.
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RE: How Much Did You Spend On Christmas This Year?

Mon Dec 25, 2006 5:21 pm

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 16):
Hmph. And here I was at least expecting a pane of non-reflective glass from you.

 rotfl 
 
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RE: How Much Did You Spend On Christmas This Year?

Mon Dec 25, 2006 7:07 pm

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 28):
Exactly 49.99 EUR for my parents, a little bit more for myself.

Patrick, weed is not that cheap nowadays, is it ?  Wink
 
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RE: How Much Did You Spend On Christmas This Year?

Mon Dec 25, 2006 10:46 pm

Quoting Chris78cpr (Reply 22):

WHAT!!!  Wow!

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RE: How Much Did You Spend On Christmas This Year?

Tue Dec 26, 2006 7:01 am

Quoting AirbusA346 (Reply 36):
Quoting Chris78cpr (Reply 22):

WHAT!!! Wow!

Tom.

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 villa in portugal i think.

Im happy i got a 400D, Monitor spyder, camera bags, couple of lenses and some money!  Smile

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RE: How Much Did You Spend On Christmas This Year?

Tue Dec 26, 2006 11:07 am

$3,200.00

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RE: How Much Did You Spend On Christmas This Year?

Tue Dec 26, 2006 2:24 pm

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.
 
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RE: How Much Did You Spend On Christmas This Year?

Tue Dec 26, 2006 6:43 pm

I spent about $230 this year.
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RE: How Much Did You Spend On Christmas This Year?

Wed Dec 27, 2006 12:40 pm

A bit on Decorations,Lights,Sweets & presents for Folks.
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RE: How Much Did You Spend On Christmas This Year?

Thu Dec 28, 2006 11:51 pm

I spent about $200 on the wife, and about $90 total on a few friends and their kids
 
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RE: How Much Did You Spend On Christmas This Year?

Fri Dec 29, 2006 12:57 am

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've ever spent at Christmas, but we'll be cutting back next year.
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