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#61 Ron



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Posted 03 August 2005 - 06:39 PM

Scratch another off my buy list

#62 Sandra


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Posted 04 August 2005 - 05:26 PM

blink.gif How can one year be SO different from the others? blink.gif

One year they have solids beyond comparison and the next they have just average ones for limited editions. I think I will pass on all three this year . . . . I have no desire now to keep ones I don't really love just for the sake of it . . . .

OK, I may have to eat my words later when they reach a premium price and I have missed out! sad.gif

Edited by Sandra, 04 August 2005 - 05:27 PM.

#63 Ar



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Posted 05 August 2005 - 07:33 AM

What the he-double hockey sticks is going on?

#64 P.E.Parry



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Posted 08 August 2005 - 12:25 PM

I was speaking with Allison of Harrods today. She told me next year's exclusives would be the Double Decker bus and Big Ben. Sounds terrific!


#65 Petals


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Posted 08 August 2005 - 12:34 PM

All well and good Phyllis blink.gif

But what about this year's solids?! How can they be promoting next years
and shouting their glory, when we haven't received 2005's yet!

Doesn't make sense, does it!

Sorry, no offence meant......but.............


#66 Sandra


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Posted 08 August 2005 - 06:36 PM

QUOTE(P.E.Parry @ Aug 8 2005, 05:25 PM)

next year's exclusives would be the Double Decker bus and Big Ben. Sounds terrific!


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Well, I'm happy to skip this year's and look forward to next year's!! laugh.gif

But likewise Jacky - why are they foghorning about next year prior to releasing this year's?? Sounds senseless to me too! dry.gif

#67 Lauderlover



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Posted 17 October 2005 - 11:27 AM

I totally agree - Last's year's bear and the green jacket Rodney bear are my favorites! I like the colors. Plus, every year, they seem to be getting smaller and smaller! mad.gif

#68 Petals


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Posted 17 October 2005 - 12:14 PM

Have been to Harrods today as I was nearby.

Sorry to advise that the bears have not yet arrived. Probably still enjoying
their picnic as we are experiencing the most unusual October weather. It
has been like late Spring.

Meanwhile I looked at the Sentry Guard! I will not be buying! The Bulldog
is nicer than I thought but I am not mad about his eyes! ohmy.gif He is wearing a lovely little dog collar, bejewelled and his coat is not as dull as it appears in the
pictures. Definitely an improvement but still unsure as to what everyone
will think.

Lots of Strongwater solids there, but obviously these are different prices from the States.

To recap:

Dragon 200
Parasol 175
Lanterns 175
The little pekinese dog on the cushion 175
Elephant 250

Bulldog 175
Bear 130
Sentry 175

Owl 100
Snowflake, little box, Reindeer, cameo (they are listed as 100)

Have the prices for the Strongwaters:

Brush with butterfly: 175
Flower on perfume bottle 175
Intuition Jewellery Box 175

White Linen dog on chair 200
White Cat on Chaise (I love this one) 200

Hope this helps.....

Can you answer this question for me: I was told that alot of people in the States are purchasing the Reindeer from here. Remember it is 100 and you get VAT off

My question: Is the Reindeer cheaper here then??????????? Over to you

Edited by Jacqueline, 17 October 2005 - 12:15 PM.

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Posted 17 October 2005 - 02:16 PM


At a glance, I seem to feel that the solids are costing more in the U.K. At the least I think the X'change rate is something like SGD3.00 to One British Pound.

I have the price list here of the solids sold in Singapore in case anyone would like to make a comparison... (all in Singapore Dollars )

Orient Collectibles:

Dragon $580
Lanterns $330
Bejewelled Bottle $350
Parasol $420
Pekinese $420
Elephant $540

Holiday Collectibles:

Romantic Moments $160
Snowflake $150
Reindeer $150
Cameo $160
Owl $160
Golden Gift $150

Jay Strongwater :

Treasures $400
Butterfly $320
Pup $480
Kitty $500
Flowering Flacon $360

The X'change rate of Singapore Dollar to the USD is approx. S$1.68= USD1.00

Hope this helps too smile.gif

Seems the Reindeer is cheaper here ??


#70 Printerslady



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Posted 17 October 2005 - 02:38 PM


The Reindeer is $80 over here. I don't know why anyone from the States would be buying it overseas, where it seems to be more expensive. wink.gif


#71 Petals


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Posted 17 October 2005 - 03:39 PM

Thanks Pamela. It is really good to have these comparisons.

Catherine I thought it was somewhat weird to hear that orders were coming in from overseas for the Reindeer! And as you have said, the solid perfumes
other than the limited releases for Harrods, are much cheaper to buy from abroad.

Perhaps our European friends will be able to give us their prices soon. It is
interesting to see the price differentials and that means we all have a choice
as to where to purchase!


#72 Petals


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Posted 17 October 2005 - 05:37 PM

huh.gif Forgot to mention, they do have the Exclusive Bejewelled Bottle at
Harrods too! Will check out the price as I cannot remember asking about
it. I did think it would be on the list.... sorry!


#73 Sandra


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Posted 17 October 2005 - 06:08 PM

smile.gif If what Pamela says is correct and the SGD is at 3:1 to Sterling, then also considering the USD or not, the reindeer does seem cheaper in Singapore than in England, but using the SGD to USD exchange rate then it's cheaper in the US (but only if you buy it in person at the stores as shipping is not considered!) tongue.gif

Anyone follow that? rolleyes.gif

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Posted 17 October 2005 - 06:21 PM

The exchange rates between USD and Pounds is brutal for Americans. I don't see why someone would buy the reindeer in London when you can get it cheaper state side. ??? Ahhh...if only the US dollar is worth more.

My guess is one stop shopping. You can order all the solids you want at the same time instead of going to multiple stores = saves time. I won't be doing that. If I buy the reindeer, I'll acquire it here in Houston or on ebay. Also, I don't remember about Harrods shipping/insurance prices....I think the more you spend, the higher ship/ins.

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Posted 17 October 2005 - 06:36 PM

Have just found the price of the White Linen Bejewelled Bottle

It is retailing here at 175.

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