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  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 16,811
    edited 27 September

    pblakeney said:

    Now, this is interesting (to me anyway 😉).
    The BBC have hidden the report. Maybe they don't want to be blamed for panic buying.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-58685889

    Unlike fuel this is a global supply issue.

    If anyone has young kids I'd be looking at buying their Christmas presents now.

    That's why I put it in this thread.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • pblakeney said:

    pblakeney said:

    Now, this is interesting (to me anyway 😉).
    The BBC have hidden the report. Maybe they don't want to be blamed for panic buying.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-58685889

    Unlike fuel this is a global supply issue.

    If anyone has young kids I'd be looking at buying their Christmas presents now.

    That's why I put it in this thread.
    Fair enough. Was merely clarifying and I wasn't suggesting you didn't know this.

    My point was more get cracking with kids Xmas presents.
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 16,811
    Fair.
    Stockpiling toilet rolls is purely an a-hole issue though. 😉
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • ProssPross Posts: 29,614
    I'm going to have to stop running for a few months if I can't get trainers - damn shame that.
  • john80john80 Posts: 2,425

    pblakeney said:

    pblakeney said:

    Now, this is interesting (to me anyway 😉).
    The BBC have hidden the report. Maybe they don't want to be blamed for panic buying.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-58685889

    Unlike fuel this is a global supply issue.

    If anyone has young kids I'd be looking at buying their Christmas presents now.

    That's why I put it in this thread.
    Fair enough. Was merely clarifying and I wasn't suggesting you didn't know this.

    My point was more get cracking with kids Xmas presents.
    Maybe this is the year to dial back on Christmas.
  • rjsterryrjsterry Posts: 20,756
    john80 said:

    pblakeney said:

    pblakeney said:

    Now, this is interesting (to me anyway 😉).
    The BBC have hidden the report. Maybe they don't want to be blamed for panic buying.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-58685889

    Unlike fuel this is a global supply issue.

    If anyone has young kids I'd be looking at buying their Christmas presents now.

    That's why I put it in this thread.
    Fair enough. Was merely clarifying and I wasn't suggesting you didn't know this.

    My point was more get cracking with kids Xmas presents.
    Maybe this is the year to dial back on Christmas.
    Back down to one lump of coal, eh?
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  • First.AspectFirst.Aspect Posts: 7,447
    rjsterry said:

    john80 said:

    pblakeney said:

    pblakeney said:

    Now, this is interesting (to me anyway 😉).
    The BBC have hidden the report. Maybe they don't want to be blamed for panic buying.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-58685889

    Unlike fuel this is a global supply issue.

    If anyone has young kids I'd be looking at buying their Christmas presents now.

    That's why I put it in this thread.
    Fair enough. Was merely clarifying and I wasn't suggesting you didn't know this.

    My point was more get cracking with kids Xmas presents.
    Maybe this is the year to dial back on Christmas.
    Back down to one lump of coal, eh?
    And a satsuma.

    Exotic friuit.
  • briantrumpetbriantrumpet Posts: 7,621

    rjsterry said:

    john80 said:

    pblakeney said:

    pblakeney said:

    Now, this is interesting (to me anyway 😉).
    The BBC have hidden the report. Maybe they don't want to be blamed for panic buying.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-58685889

    Unlike fuel this is a global supply issue.

    If anyone has young kids I'd be looking at buying their Christmas presents now.

    That's why I put it in this thread.
    Fair enough. Was merely clarifying and I wasn't suggesting you didn't know this.

    My point was more get cracking with kids Xmas presents.
    Maybe this is the year to dial back on Christmas.
    Back down to one lump of coal, eh?
    And a satsuma.

    Exotic friuit.

    I'll be buying British oranges this year.
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 16,811

    rjsterry said:

    john80 said:

    pblakeney said:

    pblakeney said:

    Now, this is interesting (to me anyway 😉).
    The BBC have hidden the report. Maybe they don't want to be blamed for panic buying.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-58685889

    Unlike fuel this is a global supply issue.

    If anyone has young kids I'd be looking at buying their Christmas presents now.

    That's why I put it in this thread.
    Fair enough. Was merely clarifying and I wasn't suggesting you didn't know this.

    My point was more get cracking with kids Xmas presents.
    Maybe this is the year to dial back on Christmas.
    Back down to one lump of coal, eh?
    And a satsuma.

    Exotic friuit.

    I'll be buying British oranges this year.
    Apples.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • john80 said:

    pblakeney said:

    pblakeney said:

    Now, this is interesting (to me anyway 😉).
    The BBC have hidden the report. Maybe they don't want to be blamed for panic buying.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-58685889

    Unlike fuel this is a global supply issue.

    If anyone has young kids I'd be looking at buying their Christmas presents now.

    That's why I put it in this thread.
    Fair enough. Was merely clarifying and I wasn't suggesting you didn't know this.

    My point was more get cracking with kids Xmas presents.
    Maybe this is the year to dial back on Christmas.
    From last year???
  • john80john80 Posts: 2,425

    john80 said:

    pblakeney said:

    pblakeney said:

    Now, this is interesting (to me anyway 😉).
    The BBC have hidden the report. Maybe they don't want to be blamed for panic buying.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-58685889

    Unlike fuel this is a global supply issue.

    If anyone has young kids I'd be looking at buying their Christmas presents now.

    That's why I put it in this thread.
    Fair enough. Was merely clarifying and I wasn't suggesting you didn't know this.

    My point was more get cracking with kids Xmas presents.
    Maybe this is the year to dial back on Christmas.
    From last year???
    If we ignore the social exclusion angle of Christmas last year I imagine the majority of kids got as much tat to keep them happy for a day.
  • You lot can sit back enveloped in your smug sense of superiority- I have already told the missus to crack on.
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 8,976
    pblakeney said:

    rjsterry said:

    john80 said:

    pblakeney said:

    pblakeney said:

    Now, this is interesting (to me anyway 😉).
    The BBC have hidden the report. Maybe they don't want to be blamed for panic buying.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-58685889

    Unlike fuel this is a global supply issue.

    If anyone has young kids I'd be looking at buying their Christmas presents now.

    That's why I put it in this thread.
    Fair enough. Was merely clarifying and I wasn't suggesting you didn't know this.

    My point was more get cracking with kids Xmas presents.
    Maybe this is the year to dial back on Christmas.
    Back down to one lump of coal, eh?
    And a satsuma.

    Exotic friuit.

    I'll be buying British oranges this year.
    Apples.

    You can't really compare the two, in my opinion.
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  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 16,811
    Ben6899 said:

    pblakeney said:

    rjsterry said:

    john80 said:

    pblakeney said:

    pblakeney said:

    Now, this is interesting (to me anyway 😉).
    The BBC have hidden the report. Maybe they don't want to be blamed for panic buying.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-58685889

    Unlike fuel this is a global supply issue.

    If anyone has young kids I'd be looking at buying their Christmas presents now.

    That's why I put it in this thread.
    Fair enough. Was merely clarifying and I wasn't suggesting you didn't know this.

    My point was more get cracking with kids Xmas presents.
    Maybe this is the year to dial back on Christmas.
    Back down to one lump of coal, eh?
    And a satsuma.

    Exotic friuit.

    I'll be buying British oranges this year.
    Apples.

    You can't really compare the two, in my opinion.
    One is superior to the one that you can't get. 😉
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • john80 said:

    john80 said:

    pblakeney said:

    pblakeney said:

    Now, this is interesting (to me anyway 😉).
    The BBC have hidden the report. Maybe they don't want to be blamed for panic buying.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-58685889

    Unlike fuel this is a global supply issue.

    If anyone has young kids I'd be looking at buying their Christmas presents now.

    That's why I put it in this thread.
    Fair enough. Was merely clarifying and I wasn't suggesting you didn't know this.

    My point was more get cracking with kids Xmas presents.
    Maybe this is the year to dial back on Christmas.
    From last year???
    If we ignore the social exclusion angle of Christmas last year I imagine the majority of kids got as much tat to keep them happy for a day.
    I gave up buying them plastic tat a couple of years ago.

    It's mainly football related stuff, boots, goals, tops etc. Stuff that they can use outside while exercising.

    Thanks for the concern though.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 57,372 Lives Here
    What's the market for balance bikes like?
  • What's the market for balance bikes like?

    Bad. Shortage of groupsets........
  • What's the market for balance bikes like?

    You are very late to this game. Yours must be nearing 3!

    Check out Hornit Airo - saw one yesterday and looked very impressive + light. Was branded Vitus, for some reason.

    Mine rides a Strider
  • What's the market for balance bikes like?

    you need to get your head around buying this stuff second hand, kids don'twear stuff out they grow out of it. Just tell the wife you are doing it to save the planet
  • What's the market for balance bikes like?

    you need to get your head around buying this stuff second hand, kids don'twear stuff out they grow out of it. Just tell the wife you are doing it to save the planet
    With my kids, we've been using Bike Club and leasing the bikes. £12 each a month for a £300 bike that we will send back when they grow out of it in a year.

    We brought a few bikes and then realised like SC it's crazy to buy new.
  • DeVlaeminckDeVlaeminck Posts: 7,312
    Yeah I always bough my kids bikes second hand - so many get bought and barely used.
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  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 7,078

    What's the market for balance bikes like?

    Decathlon have loads in stock. I didn't think it seemed sensible to spend censored loads on one. Especially as got one that looked this cool from Decathlon for £50

    https://www.decathlon.co.uk/p/runride-520-cruiser-children-s-10-inch-balance-bike-black/_/R-p-145240?mc=8349389&c=BLACK


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  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 16,811



    Mine rides a Strider

    Aren't you a bit big for it? 😉
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • monkimarkmonkimark Posts: 812
    I had one of those for my daughters and I thought it was really good - certainly wouldn't be paying 4 times as much for the Islabike/Frog version.
    elbowloh said:

    What's the market for balance bikes like?

    Decathlon have loads in stock. I didn't think it seemed sensible to spend censored loads on one. Especially as got one that looked this cool from Decathlon for £50

    https://www.decathlon.co.uk/p/runride-520-cruiser-children-s-10-inch-balance-bike-black/_/R-p-145240?mc=8349389&c=BLACK


  • I like that it has a brake - ours doesn't and that's gonna be another lesson!
  • john80john80 Posts: 2,425
    elbowloh said:

    What's the market for balance bikes like?

    Decathlon have loads in stock. I didn't think it seemed sensible to spend censored loads on one. Especially as got one that looked this cool from Decathlon for £50

    https://www.decathlon.co.uk/p/runride-520-cruiser-children-s-10-inch-balance-bike-black/_/R-p-145240?mc=8349389&c=BLACK


    Best balance bike we ever bought. Rear brake saves a trip over the handle bars on the next bike up with pedals that will have both brakes.
  • ProssPross Posts: 29,614

    What's the market for balance bikes like?

    You are very late to this game. Yours must be nearing 3!

    Check out Hornit Airo - saw one yesterday and looked very impressive + light. Was branded Vitus, for some reason.

    Mine rides a Strider
    Thought he was asking for himself
  • monkimarkmonkimark Posts: 812
    And it's strong enough to do skids, much to the delight of my then 3 year old (before she progressed to standing on the downtube :#:# )

    I like that it has a brake - ours doesn't and that's gonna be another lesson!

  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 57,372 Lives Here

    What's the market for balance bikes like?

    You are very late to this game. Yours must be nearing 3!

    Check out Hornit Airo - saw one yesterday and looked very impressive + light. Was branded Vitus, for some reason.

    Mine rides a Strider
    Gotcha. Mine is fenton so anything that makes her faster is not always desired.
  • Stick a helmet on her and get her in the skate park on Jesus green.
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