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Poll: What gadget do you most want to find in your stocking?


PC Advisor

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What gadget do you most want to find in your stocking?

Let us know in our poll.

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Tangalooma_2006

"I see Ebenezer Scrooge is alive and kicking"

I personally voted for 'no gifts', and if that qualifies me to be a target for your unpleasant remark, so be it. I voted that way because I already have most of the things I want for a happy life, and I know that my children and other members of my family aren't exactly rolling in spare cash at the moment - for one reason or another. We have therefore told everyone to send us a card,and to visit us if they can, but otherwise not to spend any money on presents this year.

I guess that there are millions of others in much the same situation,and it's perfectly possible to enjoy the festivities without piles of expensive presents.

Yours quite happily,

Ebenezer Scrooge.

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lotvic

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As I've already bought myself a tablet I would like a new pc.... the youngest of mine is 6 years old, but I'm making do with a couple of new hard drives instead.

How sad is that - got to buy my own presents :( .. Actually I quite like it, much better than wasting £'s on t'others that don't appreciate it anyway.

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estuary

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For the last couple of months my wife has been putting £8 a day into a jar in the kitchen ,this is what I used to spend on fags. On friday she handed me £400 in cash and told me to go out and buy an early stocking filler, a new ipad4.I think I earned it.Now saving for a new pc.

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johndrew

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FE

Two questions:

Would you have locked the thread if the full phrase of '(banned word) stocking' had been used?

Are you going to provide a countdown to the specific point of unshackling?

:-))

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Bing.alau

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johndrew. I doubt it as he has already told you in a previous posting when the dreaded day will be. From then on we will be inundated with tales of woe etc. Every post will have the dreaded theme running through it.

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Quickbeam

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"it's perfectly possible to enjoy the festivities without piles of expensive presents."

So long as I at least get some selection boxes, I can go along with that:)

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johndrew

Two answers:-

No (although I would have edited the post to remove the offending word)

and

No, I'm not.

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Bing.alau

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Some Easter Eggs maybe?

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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IMHO its the present buying and sheer excess that has spoiled "that word we can't use yet".

There is stuff I would like, but nothing I need.

If I needed it, I would have bought it myself before this time of year.

I will make it an excuse to visit friends for a chat and a small drink (non alcoholic if driving).

I know people who panic about what presents to get others.

Isn't this a time we should be relaxing not worrying?

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interzone55

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Years of working in retail ruined the winter festivities for me, it's just a commercial mess now, with the stores fully decorated by September, and the sales staring late November because all the tat the stores bought in isn't selling, and they need some cash in the tills so they can pay for Easter Eggs to be delivered Boxing Day.

Anyway, I voted for Tablet, as I hope Santa has a spare Nexus 7 for someone who's been a good boy all year...

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