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    Quote Originally Posted by Little-Miss View Post
    Please be finding bauble and putting one of these things on it....

    Attachment 21923
    Correct me if I'm wrong... but are you saying you wish to see video evidence of Miley Cyrus riding on @VeryPC's baubles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VeryPC View Post
    Which one was it? I'm trying to work out if it was actually really expensive or you saw it on sale for next to nothing.

    We bough a few of the prizes at wholesale, so it's difficult to tell.

    Al
    It was the giant Lindor,

    you probably got it cheaper then! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little-Miss View Post
    Please be finding bauble and putting one of these things on it....

    Attachment 21923
    I'll promote one of the table baubles to the tree just for this purpose.

    Thanks,

    Al

    EDIT - You also earned a bonus entry for this - I almost forgot!
    Last edited by VeryPC; 10th December 2013 at 02:53 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hardtailstar View Post
    It was the giant Lindor,

    you probably got it cheaper then! lol
    I forget exactly how much it was without asking accounts to dig out the invoice, but it must have been within the acceptable parameters for a Madvent prize (not TOO expensive - we try to keep our spending down so we can charge less for our computers), and some shops probably put a hefty markup on it I'm sure.

    Al

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    Quote Originally Posted by hardtailstar View Post
    It was the giant Lindor,
    I saw these at CostCo last weekend. I can't remember the price but it wasn't what I'd call "cheap"...

    PS @VeryPC Al... did you see my previous question re: where can I buy the licorice toffee from pls?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kearton View Post
    I saw these at CostCo last weekend. I can't remember the price but it wasn't what I'd call "cheap"...

    PS @VeryPC Al... did you see my previous question re: where can I buy the licorice toffee from pls?
    Oh yes! I did, but got distracted by the Lindor Ball chat.

    The liquorice toffe came from a local* confectionery wholesalers, but is also available from their online shop. This link is going to take a little of the magic out of MADvent, but I'd rather just be straightforward with you:

    Walkers Nonsuch Liquorice Hammer Pack Toffee | Buy Wholesale Sweets - Wholesale Sweets

    Some prizes cost more than others, but I like to think that they are all worth winning!

    Al

    *EDIT - I say local, but they have warehouses all over. This one just happens to be local to us.
    Last edited by VeryPC; 10th December 2013 at 01:58 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VeryPC View Post
    I forget exactly how much it was without asking accounts to dig out the invoice, but it must have been within the acceptable parameters for a Madvent prize (not TOO expensive - we try to keep our spending down so we can charge less for our computers), and some shops probably put a hefty markup on it I'm sure.

    Al
    This one probably did have a hefty mark up! I wont say how much so as not to spoil anything*

    *most people have probably seen it anyway

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    Quote Originally Posted by VeryPC View Post
    The liquorice toffe came from a local* confectionery wholesalers, but is also available from their online shop. This link is going to take a little of the magic out of MADvent, but I'd rather just be straightforward with you:

    Walkers Nonsuch Liquorice Hammer Pack Toffee | Buy Wholesale Sweets - Wholesale Sweets
    The image of the toffee made me laugh out loud - the hancocks.co.uk watermark is rather unfortunately placed!
    (or is that just me)

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    Quote Originally Posted by hallb15 View Post
    The image of the toffee made me laugh out loud - the hancocks.co.uk watermark is rather unfortunately placed!
    (or is that just me)
    It was just you, until I went back and looked again. Get that URL past your filters!

    Blimey...

    Al

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    Quote Originally Posted by VeryPC View Post
    The liquorice toffe came from a local* confectionery wholesalers
    I've never understood why "wholesalers" would want to LIMIT their customer base and ONLY sell to businesses rather than Joe Public
    Is the online shop limited to business customers too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kearton View Post
    I've never understood why "wholesalers" would want to LIMIT their customer base and ONLY sell to businesses rather than Joe Public
    Is the online shop limited to business customers too?
    I don't think so.

    I'm pretty sure that the public can go to their warehouses too. They just charge you a couple of quid for a "day pass" I think.

    I remember going into this on a previous thread for the sugar mice we gave away - I'll look it up...

    EDIT - ...here it is:
    Quote Originally Posted by VeryPC View Post
    We got ours from Hancocks, a chain of wholesalers specialising in confectionery. You should see their warehouse, it's like a wonderland/drab industrial building of sweeties; floorboards to rafters with old-fashioned sweets in jars and more recent branded stuff too. They've got just about everything - I saw a box full of of marshmallows each the size of my arm.

    They sell online too: Assorted Sugar Mice | Buy Wholesale Sweets - Wholesale Sweets

    There is a branch in Bristol that might be useful to you: Find my Nearest Hancocks

    You can pay a £1 day fee to drop in at your branch and buy what you want (at least that was an option at our branch in Sheffield).

    If you want a Cash and Carry card to use the warehouse without the day fee, you need to be able to prove you are a business with bank statements/utility bills and there is a minimum £100 spend on first visit. We managed to load up well over this amount in future give-aways for promotions on EduGeek and treats for our staff. It is one of those eyes-bigger-than-your-stomach/wallet type places and restraint is needed to avoid the temptation of just buying one of everything!

    Al
    Last edited by VeryPC; 10th December 2013 at 04:14 PM.

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    No posts since 4pm yesterday?!

    What madness is this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    No posts since 4pm yesterday?!

    What madness is this?
    4:14 if you count @VeryPC's edit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VeryPC View Post
    I'll promote one of the table baubles to the tree just for this purpose.

    Thanks,

    Al

    EDIT - You also earned a bonus entry for this - I almost forgot!
    Something like this : Miley Cyrus Smuggled Into Amsterdam In Suitcase MTV EMA Europe Music Awards Ad - YouTube

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    Forgot? About Moi? *shocked face*

    Quote Originally Posted by VeryPC View Post
    I'll promote one of the table baubles to the tree just for this purpose.

    Thanks,

    Al

    EDIT - You also earned a bonus entry for this - I almost forgot!

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