I know I’m early with the Christmas post but it’s because I have to start my Christmas planning earlier than usual. You see, Christmas used to be paid for using my quarterly bonus from work which I got in November every year but this year (due to a promotion at work) my bonus is now paid half yearly which means no Christmas bonus ;-(
So far I’ve been getting a few bits and bobs here and there when I’ve been out and about shopping but today I remembered I had a bit of money in my Paypal account so I thought I’d pop on to Ebay and see if there were any bargains to be had. Able to steer clear of the fab clothing just begging for a quick bid, I did have some success regarding the children's presents. What did people do for bargain buying in the days before Ebay? I always get a thrill from winning a bid, although, apparently, fewer people are bidding in auctions than buying the fixed-price items these days. This seems crazy to me. I managed to get a new DS game that Miss Frugal is after, along with a Password Journal that I know she wants. Both of these items are brand new so to me, it’s just like buying them from a shop but cheaper.
Then, I found this:
Mr Potato Head, Mrs Potato Head, Spud Trooper, C3PO and a Transformers Mr Potato Head.
Master Frugal loves Mr Potato Head and I’ve bought him the Buzz Lightyear one for Christmas already, I knew he would love this little lot so I bid on it and managed to get it for about a tenner, including postage.
I was really pleased with my little bargain but then I started to wonder about giving him a second hand toy for Christmas, I’ve no problem with buying things from the car boot sale but shouldn’t Christmas presents be new….
Would you buy your children Christmas presents that were second hand?