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Real Christmas trees being snapped up at Baan & Beyond, Thai Watsadu

By THE NATION

 

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Thais may not really celebrate Christmas but they are as usual getting into the festive spirit and snapping up gifts, home decoration items and, surprisingly, real Christmas trees.

 

Chutiporn Kongjaroensuk, vice president of marketing at CRC Thai Watsadu, operator of home outlet Baan & Beyond and hardware retail chain Thai Watsadu, says the stores started importing fir trees from Canada three years ago and demand has soared, with this year’s pre-orders going up by 25 per cent.

 

The trees are grown in Nova Scotia’s Lunenburg County. “We choose the Balsam Fir species which has a unique aroma and shape and is grown sustainably, she says. “The trees are available in 3 sizes - medium, large and extra large, with heights ranging from 183-280 cm. They are priced Bt4,990, Bt5,990 and Bt6,990 respectively.”

 

Buyers of real Christmas trees will be entitled to a cash coupon valued at Bt1,500-Bt2,500 to purchase home decoration items at all branches of Baan & Beyond and 18 branches of Thai Watsadu, plus 5-per-ccent discount if they pay with Central The One credit card. “We expect that this campaign will attract at least 10-per-cent more customers to our stores,” she said.

 

“Apart from real Christmas trees, Baan & Beyond and Thai Watsadu also have fake Christmas trees, decorative lights, indoor and outdoor Christmas decorations and gifts for your needs during this holiday season,” Chutiporn added.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30379483

 

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15 minutes ago, webfact said:

Baan & Beyond

Copyright infringement???

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27 minutes ago, webfact said:

and is grown sustainably,

spare us the bs, then shipped  thousands of  miles using tons of diesel or whatever...........as  long as they dont wrap it in plastic  though thats fine

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11 minutes ago, Chazar said:

spare us the bs, then shipped  thousands of  miles using tons of diesel or whatever...........as  long as they dont wrap it in plastic  though thats fine

Well I was glad to read they are from Canada. I imagined a mountainside clearcut in western China with Panda bears left homeless.

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24 minutes ago, Just1Voice said:

What's funny is that most people, including so-called "Christians", have no idea that Christmas, and celebrating the birth of Christ, was a holiday made up by the church to counter the pagan Winter Solstice holiday. Jesus wasn't born in December, but in September when his parents had to return to Jerusalem for the annual Roman census. 

Nothing funny with inventing something religious to counter paganism when you consider the growing trend of renaming Happy Christmas to Happy Holidays only if to rub salve in the weeping wound of religious sensitivities masquerading as political correctness.

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14 minutes ago, Chazar said:

spare us the bs, then shipped  thousands of  miles using tons of diesel or whatever...........as  long as they dont wrap it in plastic  though thats fine

OMG! You better get Greta onto this, eh?

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1 minute ago, Captain Monday said:

Well I was glad to read they are from Canada. I imagined a mountainside clearcut in western China with Panda bears left homeless.

I don't think that pandas hang out in pine trees. I mean, I've never see any in Scotland.

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I think IKEA started the ball rolling on real Christmas trees in Thailand several years ago and I recall they were a lot cheaper. IIRC, there was refundable deposit to encourage local buyers to bring them back after the 12th day of Christmas rather than just throw them in the bin. Maybe that didn't work out for them, hence these high prices? I mean one can get 2 turkeys for the price of 1 large tree!

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3 minutes ago, NanLaew said:

I don't think that pandas hang out in pine trees. I mean, I've never see any in Scotland.

RZSS Edinburgh Zoo is home to the only giant pandas in the UK.

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4 minutes ago, Chazar said:

RZSS Edinburgh Zoo is home to the only giant pandas in the UK.

Yeah, but there's no pine trees there either... or is there?

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16 minutes ago, Chazar said:

RZSS Edinburgh Zoo is home to the only giant pandas in the UK.

Maybe Nicola Sturgeon can work this enviable position into her renewed Indyref2 argument?

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The 80% off sale starts boxing day ready for next year🤔

 

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50 minutes ago, NanLaew said:

I don't think that pandas hang out in pine trees. I mean, I've never see any in Scotland.

After a few wee drams the pine trees will be brimming with pandas. Try it.

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