What are you getting yourself/others and receiving for Xmas?

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  1. Calliers

    Calliers Administrator/Editor Staff Member

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    Well, it's almost that special time again, a time for giving, sharing and caring as well as eating your fill; what gifts do you plan to be doling out for those of you with families and for those of us who are single, plan to be gifting yourselves this time around?

    I've decided I'm going to visit The Big Apple after winter so I'll save half my money I have around this time and the other half you ask? I'm getting myself a laptop, which I'll mostly use in the TV room hooking it up to the big screen in there and watching movies and playing LoL on the big screen from time to time, also I'll use it on trips which I plan to take more of next year. I have many friends all over the world and lots of family so I'm blessed I have many people to visit. :)
     
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    I'm getting myself a degree for christmas.

    All kidding aside, I lowsided my bike and had to get it repaired, as well as give it the 10.000km service. That cost me just short of $700. so that will be my christmas present for this year.
    I'll cross my fingers that the christmas competition on here decides that it is my lucky holiday season though.
     
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    niceguyrichy c c c COFFEE

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    still paying vets bills, so only really buying for the kids this year
    got a GoPro type thing for eldest, and a PS4 for younger

    the missus will get some steelbooks and one or two odds & sods, but no big presents for ourselves this year
    all i really want is a new big HDD to replace my dead steam drive tbh :|
     
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    Well I got my Canon EOS 6D and added bonus from Canon is one year subscription of Abobe's Photographic tools (LR and PS). They also gave me Wacom Intuos Pro .... :)
     
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    MIG-31 Old time Member.. Staff Member

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    Im not getting my self anything of any sort of value for a while, Winters now setting in already and being self employed (Window Cleaner) money is to be watched closer for a while..

    Yes I have bought a GTX 980 (4GB) and a acer XB270H G-Sync monitor they are my last for a while..

    So it my only come down to the odd game or two over the next few months.

    And it does not help either this week with the need of a new clutch being fitted to my car on Saturday :mad:
     
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    Calliers Administrator/Editor Staff Member

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    I knew I should have slept, I used some of my laptop money to get a PS Vita which was an impulse buy I justified by telling myself it is cheaper than the laptop which I don't really need now that I can be playing my Vita which is cheaper haha! :D

    Next game to get to add to Borderlands 2 which comes with it is Mortal Kombat!
     
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    unexpected little bonus, logged into Quidco to go buy something, it tells me I have near enough 50 quid to be paid if I want :)
    I do want
    might treat myself to new headphones
     
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    For the past few Christmases, I've gotten tickets for my entire immediate family for the Ringling Brothers/Barnum & Bailey Circus. That's 17 people ... so far. :)

    But, I may have to make other arrangements this year since my older daughter's family has moved several hours from where the rest of us live. Also, two of my granddaughters have now become adults and their own schedules may become difficult to work out getting all of us together under one roof at the same time.

    That means I may have to come up with something else for the family this year. If so, it was fun while it lasted.
     
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    MIG-31 Old time Member.. Staff Member

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    Well as I said earlier in this thread about not spending, I have been forced into an early Xmas Present to myself..

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    just a little present then, huh Jason :D
    what engine ?
     
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    MIG-31 Old time Member.. Staff Member

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    Ford Focus (As you know) its a 1.6 Sport with full service history and 77k on the clock..

    Drives nice and sweet too, should have it by the end of this week all going well, Just waiting for it to be MOT'd.
     
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    cool beans
    nice wee car the Focus. 77K is just nicely broken in really
    get a new timing belt on it and it's good for another 77 :)
     
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    MIG-31 Old time Member.. Staff Member

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    It has full service history. But I will check when I have it.
     
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    yeah get it checked
    anywhere around 80k ish want to do the timing belt really
    if it goes it can completely lunch the engine
     
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    I'm well aware of that.. :)
     
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    sorry, sometimes i forget that i actually occasionally speak to adults on t'interweb
    so often it seems like you're only ever talking to f**king 13yo's...
     
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    Got these glasses for myself today:

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    And bought these for a friend as a Christmas present to him:

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    Can you provide a link please or model?
    They look awesome, great color and they would look great one me while doing the extreme sports of watching youtube videos or playing turn based strategy games. :) Or drinking milkshakes.

    Over the last week GOG had a huge sale on so I bought about 150 games. No, I have no idea when I am going to play them either, but they are DRM free so I can play them whenever I want to.
    Would that count for Xmas for myself? My bday is very near to it too so I guess I should get more for myself. Hmm, if the government doesn't collapse during these 10 days, then I might get something else too. Else I will probably buy myself a one way ticket to the beautiful UK till I can go to the USA.
     
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    Not that I do xmas, I haven't for about 20 years, but I gather my new phone is sort of a gift to myself. :)
     

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