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Post by BillyB » Sun, 27 Nov 2011 1:03 pm

Bonjour,

Any recommendations as to where I can buy a Christmas tree in a box with decorations and lights etc.

I'm looking for something 6 or 7 foot.

And I can't wait to spend hours decorating it and then come home to find the cats have ripped it apart and trashed it!

Thanks in advance.

Ho...ho....ho.....

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Post by poodlek » Sun, 27 Nov 2011 1:08 pm

I clicked on this topic fully intending to come out with a snarky remark about the cats and ornaments, but you beat me to it :-P
I'm still debating whether I'm going to bother looking for one at all. If I do I suppose I'll start at Carrefour?

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Post by BillyB » Sun, 27 Nov 2011 1:14 pm

poodlek wrote:I clicked on this topic fully intending to come out with a snarky remark about the cats and ornaments, but you beat me to it :-P
I'm still debating whether I'm going to bother looking for one at all. If I do I suppose I'll start at Carrefour?
Ha ha! Great minds and all that. Is your poodle athletic and naughty?

Carrefour is probably a good place to start, and I guess Takashimaya too. I'd like something that resembles a nice, plush Christmas tree - not something that looks like it hasn't had a good feed for a few months!

The Mrs said Takashimaya had some all-in-one tree's for, get this, $750! I was like, holy shit, does it come with a real-life Santa and a set of reindeer and elves who stay with you for Christmas and do all the chores?!

I was hoping to get some change out of $300....

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Post by poodlek » Sun, 27 Nov 2011 1:22 pm

BillyB wrote:
poodlek wrote:I clicked on this topic fully intending to come out with a snarky remark about the cats and ornaments, but you beat me to it :-P
I'm still debating whether I'm going to bother looking for one at all. If I do I suppose I'll start at Carrefour?
Ha ha! Great minds and all that. Is your poodle athletic and naughty?

Carrefour is probably a good place to start, and I guess Takashimaya too. I'd like something that resembles a nice, plush Christmas tree - not something that looks like it hasn't had a good feed for a few months!

The Mrs said Takashimaya had some all-in-one tree's for, get this, $750! I was like, holy shit, does it come with a real-life Santa and a set of reindeer and elves who stay with you for Christmas and do all the chores?!

I was hoping to get some change out of $300....
I was in Takashimaya shortly after I arrived here last year and picked up an umbrella I thought was cute until I noticed the pricetag: $288. I haven't been in since. EFF THAT.

My dogs couldn't care less about a Christmas tree, I just don't have anywhere to put one and my son would love to knock it over, I'm sure. I'm undecided whether keeping the tradition for my son's first Christmas is worth the expense and hassle.

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Post by BillyB » Sun, 27 Nov 2011 1:26 pm

poodlek wrote:
BillyB wrote:
poodlek wrote:I clicked on this topic fully intending to come out with a snarky remark about the cats and ornaments, but you beat me to it :-P
I'm still debating whether I'm going to bother looking for one at all. If I do I suppose I'll start at Carrefour?
Ha ha! Great minds and all that. Is your poodle athletic and naughty?

Carrefour is probably a good place to start, and I guess Takashimaya too. I'd like something that resembles a nice, plush Christmas tree - not something that looks like it hasn't had a good feed for a few months!

The Mrs said Takashimaya had some all-in-one tree's for, get this, $750! I was like, holy shit, does it come with a real-life Santa and a set of reindeer and elves who stay with you for Christmas and do all the chores?!

I was hoping to get some change out of $300....
I was in Takashimaya shortly after I arrived here last year and picked up an umbrella I thought was cute until I noticed the pricetag: $288. I haven't been in since. EFF THAT.

My dogs couldn't care less about a Christmas tree, I just don't have anywhere to put one and my son would love to knock it over, I'm sure. I'm undecided whether keeping the tradition for my son's first Christmas is worth the expense and hassle.
You scrooge - I'm buying one for my cats first Christmas.....tradition and all that!

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 27 Nov 2011 3:56 pm

For all things Christmas visit The Concourse. The whole bottom of the right hand block is Xmas decorations/trees/lights, etc. Huge.
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Post by nutnut » Sun, 27 Nov 2011 8:39 pm

Carrefour have about 6 different trees, all are cheap and a little scraggy to start with so the cats can't do too much damage!

a 7ft narrow tree was $70 when i was in there the other week!

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 27 Nov 2011 8:41 pm

Like I said, The Concourse on Beach Road. :cool:
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Post by Mary Hatch Bailey » Sun, 27 Nov 2011 8:57 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Like I said, The Concourse on Beach Road. :cool:
...is long gone. Didn't everything moved to the Tekka Market/Verge (sp?) a few years ago?

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 27 Nov 2011 9:31 pm

:o

Serious? It used to be at Blanco Court, then the Concourse. I didn't go down their last year so maybe I done missed it! Must ask the missus, as she should know. I don't go to tekka as as soon as they see me, she get shafted on prices.
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Post by Mary Hatch Bailey » Mon, 28 Nov 2011 12:11 am

Oh yes, I remember Blanco Court. Boy, those were the days. Not sure whay happened over at the Concourse, big renovation last year.

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Post by boffenl » Mon, 28 Nov 2011 3:48 pm

We got our 5 foot tree at Giant 4 years ago and it looks just like it did then. :) Giant has a few styles and good prices on ornaments too.

Not sure if Ikea does plastic--know they do real trees.

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Post by inc0h3rent » Wed, 30 Nov 2011 4:30 pm

They sell nice, full trees at a shop on the intersection of Geylang Road and Paya Lebar Road.

There's also a bunch of stores on the uppermost floor of The Verge that sell Christmas decor and trees.

I think you'll find 6-7 ft trees at both places.

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Post by nutnut » Wed, 30 Nov 2011 4:38 pm

I must admit, I have found a way of stopping people walking directly at me in Shopping Malls now. If you hold a Christmas tree (in a box) across your body in front of you and walk fast then everyone seems to move out of your way!

At least they did for me, you think they'd apply the same logic when walking at a man of my size anyway ;)

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Post by JR8 » Wed, 30 Nov 2011 7:27 pm

nutnut wrote:I must admit, I have found a way of stopping people walking directly at me in Shopping Malls now. If you hold a Christmas tree (in a box) across your body in front of you and walk fast then everyone seems to move out of your way!

At least they did for me, you think they'd apply the same logic when walking at a man of my size anyway ;)

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Try walking swiftly and letting a few walk into you, and see what happens.

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