Are you doing any catalog/online shopping for Christmas gifts?

Playing Santa Claus! - santa claus with toys
United States
November 1, 2007 12:04pm CST
I got this catalog in the mail about a month ago and have already ordered twice from it. The best thing I like about it is you have a choice of internet, phone or catalog itself ordering. I've been doing it on the internet and the shipping is good and it's fast. They have some awesome deals and everything I've purchased is of excellant quality. I f you're interested check it out...if not maybe pass it on to someone you know who would be.... http://www.collectionsetc.com/ Do you think you will at least check it out? How often if ever do you shop online? Do you ever have problems with anything you order?
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
1 Nov 07
Oh my mom and I love their catalogs! They have some of the neatest things! I got a new one just the other day and in it I see something that I would LOVE to have and will get it before they run out which is the Moses figurine holding the ten commandments. I have Mary, Jesus and St. Francis of Assisi and adding Noah to my collection would be awesome. I'm thinking of getting one for my mom as well but she doesn't have the figurines like I have but rather pictures and/or plaques but still, I think she'd like it. We'll have to see how finaces go because I'm sure a monetary gift would be more helpful than a gift gift per sa. Why is life so hard on us good people? LOL I'm laughing because it sure beats crying. Besides I'll get a headache. LOL
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@webeishere (36355)
• United States
1 Nov 07
I'll have to visit the site to see if I can order a catalog to be sent snail mail. I do use that swiss chocoalte company catalog ever so often for goodies and decorations. Can't recall the name right now though. Ughh! Old age sucks. Hahahaha!! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
1 Nov 07
Geeze... I said Noah the second time mentioning but meaning Moses.... I think I have the saints on my mind! LOL
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• United States
1 Nov 07
lol...thank you both for the laugh! I'm happy to hear that you already know about the site catsanddogs. I know the figurines your talking about and they are beautiful. It seems everyone is having a tough time of it this year and I pray that 2008 is better for all of us... Grandpa Bob....I know the catalog you're talking about and I've used it often myself. I love everything they have.
@webeishere (36355)
• United States
1 Nov 07
We don't do that here in my family. We shop every weekend all year long. If we find something that someone needs or wants and what not we will buy it sometimes setting it aside for a gift. I bought some gifts for the grandsons a few months back. Now the thing is can I recall where I hid them at? HAHAHAHA!! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• United States
1 Nov 07
lol...that's one of the reasons I can't do that..I lose things that I buy even as late as this! lolol....Not to mention I sometimes end up giving it to them for a birthday or other reason so it's not something I can do.
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
2 Nov 07
That catalog you're thinking of in your other post is Swiss Colony...I just got their catalog today....I LOVE their cheeses...heheee, and petit fours....I drool over that catalog..yum
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@webeishere (36355)
• United States
2 Nov 07
Yeah thats it Swiss Colony. I still have a few Chris Mouse figurines from their catolog I bough way way back. Thanks. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@sunshine4 (8709)
• United States
1 Nov 07
I love going out to Christmas shop, so I don't do much online. I would rather get out and get into the Christmas spirit. I did just order a bunch of stuff from LTD online the other day. I order from LTD every year at this time. They have really good prices, but the shipping can kill ya! I will check out the site you listed. If just to see what it has to offer.
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@sunshine4 (8709)
• United States
1 Nov 07
Guess what? I just checked out that site and I get that catalog in the mail. I have never ordered from them. How is their shipping?
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• United States
2 Nov 07
Their shipping is determined by the amount you spend and it's really worth it as far as I'm concerned. As for time frame ...I received the two orders I put in within a week. I think it's good to get started so soon before the christmas rush!
@sunshine4 (8709)
• United States
2 Nov 07
I took the catalog out yesterday and looked threw it again. There are some really good deals in there. Like you said, great for Christmas. Thanks for the reminder.
@gradyslady (4055)
• United States
1 Nov 07
I actually ordered my friend's gift from there. I just recently got a few things from them the other day, I'm still waiting for my friend's gift, I sent them the payment and the order form four weeks ago, and still waiting :(.
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• United States
1 Nov 07
I'm very surprised it's taking so long for you to get your order. Did you get a confirmation that it was sent? I've been lucky with my two orders...I got them both within a week of putting in my order.
• United States
1 Nov 07
Yeah, it took forever for my last package too. I just hope it comes in time for Christmas!
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• United States
2 Nov 07
I would call them if I were you. I don't understand since it's too early for the Christmas rush!
@worldwise1 (14888)
• United States
1 Nov 07
Catalog shopping is one of my favorite activities, ctry. I have ordered from Collections, etc for years. They do have some very nice items. I will probably order something from them for the holidays like I did last year. It is so convenient when you have options for what you want to buy.
• United States
2 Nov 07
I seem to be just finding out about them and everyone else has been using them for some time! Hearing that gives me even more confidence in them since I haven't heard anything bad ...yet!
@alexsis (2149)
• United States
1 Nov 07
Yes, I've already purchased a few gifts online from a catalog. Thanks for sharing that site with us. They have alot of nice item at reasonable prices. I order from a catalog that is similar to this, its called ABC Distributing but they have items over $20.
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• United States
2 Nov 07
I have heard of ABC Distributing but never ordered from them. I might check them out this year. Thanks for the reminder.
@maddysmommy (16236)
• United States
1 Nov 07
It depends on what I am ordering. Only once I had to return an item that didn't fit me but other than that I have been happy with what I have ordered so far. This year I have ordered one of my sons artpeices to be made into several items for the kitchen for his grandparents and also a few calendars as well.
• United States
2 Nov 07
I very seldom order clothes for anyone since it's so hard when it comes to sizes. I love being able to have the kids artwork put on items and giving them as gifts.
@patgalca (14255)
• Orangeville, Ontario
1 Nov 07
Most of my Christmas shopping is usually done by catalogue... Sears and Avon. I do buy a few things at the mall and occasionally online - usually books. I hate shopping. This year I am going to have to spend less money so they will be small items. Another reason why I will probably do some shopping online where I can get stuff cheaper.
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• United States
2 Nov 07
Wow...I haven't thought about the Sears catalog since my kids were small and they loved the Wish Book at Christmas!
• United States
1 Nov 07
I will check it out. I have had some good experiences with geek.com and buy.com also.
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@bowtieguy (5930)
• United States
2 Nov 07
I have already gotten about 1/3 of my shopping finished and only have a little bit left there are a few things I ordered online but other than that everything else was purchased in person.
@Ravenladyj (22940)
• United States
2 Nov 07
I've received a catalogue from them before but I've never ordered anything from them...As for doing online shopping, I actually started my online Xmas shopping yesterday :-D and am doing more today I think...we'll see how I'm feeling, I have a bunch of other things to get done since I was out of order LOL for a couple days while I was sick...
@laurika (4536)
• United States
2 Nov 07
Thank you very much, I would check it out for sure.I love to look to the catalogs.When I was in Europe we have catalog name Quelle and Prima Moda and I like to look at it so much and also buy few thing, becuase they were original and you couldn't buy the in the store.I was looking for something similar on the internet, so one more time thank you for sharing with us.It is very helpfull for me specialy this year , since we don't have many stores here and I still need many things for christams.
@Debs_place (10528)
• United States
2 Nov 07
I just got the swiss colony catalog...bingo 2 gifts for Christmas done. Bath and Body works has the right sale..a few more gifts. Watch QVC - a few more gifts. You mean there is another way to get gifts? Please enlighten me on this strange way of doing Christmas shopping.
@maybebaby (1231)
• Canada
2 Nov 07
I am doing some of my shopping online again this year. I mostly order from sites with good reputations and some things off ebay. I like to make sure that my ebay seller has good feedback scores though so there's less chance of having problems. I didn't have any problems with any of the stuff I ordered last year and I hope I don't have any this year. I try and order early to allow for a lot of extra shipping time because you never know with the mail. It is a very convienent way to shop for me and I like the ease of it.