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Thread: Irish biggest spenders in Europe at Christmas @ 1000. Europe avg 590. Dutch 287

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    Default Irish biggest spenders in Europe at Christmas @ 1000. Europe avg 590. Dutch 287

    We'll be Europe's biggest spenders this Christmas - National News - Independent.ie

    Down form 1,300 at the height of the boom in 2008.

    Spending 500 on gifts is madness. I've a feeling a lot of these gifts given to adults will end up on ebay.


    288 on food / drink and 178 going out isn't too bad - at least the economy is being helped as money will be spent locally.

    This is what people plan to spend but their plans might change when the budget is revealed - and less money for the government.

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    It hasn't been adjusted for purchasing parity
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    I'd say we spend around a third of that here in this house. People just need to say no.

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    I reckon I will be unlikely to spend 400 this year- a few presents, some booze, some food.

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    Xmas food is just the weekly shop + turkey and ham. Booze is'nt consumed over xmas. Our family don't buy each other presents. Just the kids pressies so worth about 100 each in total. Grand total about 400 or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Biffo View Post
    Well used to saying 'no' pal, I would suggest.

    No to everything.
    It's the people that say yes to everything that have society where it is pal.

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    We have bigger households, I imagine that skews it.
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    We'll spend twice that in this house, Three kids ( one for Santa only) will come in at 1200( give or take 400 per child) then clothes on top. I spend 100 my Mother , 50 each on my sisters and brother (3) 75 on my dad, 30 each to nieces and nephews with a little extra for my godson (7) and 100 will be spent on my husbands side. He provides for his godson(80) and I will spend around 200 on my husband. Food and drink on top.

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    I have six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

    The teenagers expect laptops and TVs!!!

    THIS year they may get a book. From Oxfam!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MauriceColgan View Post
    I have six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

    The teenagers expect laptops and TVs!!!

    THIS year they may get a book. From Oxfam!
    Therein lies the problem, too high expectation levels.
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