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British royal fans can buy kitch, classy or neither
Coming along with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee is a whole range of goodies. Memorabilia comes in many shapes, sizes, prices and varieties. Consumers may want an investment piece that could be worth a fortune in a few years time or may just want to purchase a bit of fun. Kitch or classy the choice is yours. For this hubber it will be neither but you folks do your own thing.
So if you are looking to buy something that will be a good keepsake from Jubilee 2012 take a browse here. Think it is a little late, as the Jubilee celebrations are only a week away? No things are just starting to hot up in the UK and you never know you could bag a bargain.
Lots of mainstream, High Street retailers have a smattering of Jubilee related wares. However there are some specialist suppliers. These could allow you to buy a more original keepsake. Such items are often priced accordingly.
Limited edition ornaments and works of art do not come cheap. Throw the Jubilee celebrations into the equation and expect inflated prices.
If you live abroad you could benefit from the monetary exchange rate or in effect pay more. Check out exchange rates at time of ordering and the cost of postage and packing.
Of course what you need to ask yourself is do I need, or really want these items but above all can I afford them. Austere times mean most of us are being a little more careful when it comes to additional spending.
Whilst it is always good fun to have an occasional extra spend it may not be prudent. However browsing Amazon there are Jubilee items from a pence or cents upwards.
If you are in the UK, or perhaps even if you live abroad, you may want to join in the celebrations. Bunting, small flags, jubilee paper cups and plates, Jubilee party hats and more are all available.
The UK Royal Mint has issued Diamond Jubilee Celebration coins which can be bought directly. There will be fakes on the market so perhaps buying from source is the best idea.
All Jubilee items run the risk of being copied so it is definitely a case of buyer beware. Apart from paying more than something is worth fake goods are often a health hazard. Some could be from the UK but other countries fake goods will be flooding the UK market.
This also means that using only reputable trading websites is essential. After the actual Jubilee Day goods may be cheaper to buy. Remember though with the London 2012 Olympics following hot on the heels of the Diamond Jubilee the UK is set to Party. Investment pieces could of course be more expensive very quickly.