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Bargain boast

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Jade-clothing, Apr 3, 2013.

  1. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    I am weirdly organised at Christmas, I have a special wrapping paper bag and everything! May not remember what I did the night before most days but I know where my wrapping paper is!
     
  2. Glam

    Glam Mad Cat Woman

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    I picked up 10 rolls between Sainsburys & Wilkos for the same price as the most expensive roll. Whether I find them next Christmas is another thing. Last year I went hunting for paper and found 14 brand new rolls all over the house. I can't resist what I think is a bargain, but I don't really need them cos I still have loads unused.
     
  3. Withnail

    Withnail Well-Known Forumite

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    You know how people get all pissed off that other people start talking about Christmas in, like, August or October or something?

    This is people talking about Christmas in JANUARY.

    Cool your feckin' boots, man.
     
  4. Thehooperman

    Thehooperman Well-Known Forumite

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    My bargain of the day was purchasing a tin of Quality Street for £1.25 from Tesco.

    Shame I can only eat them when my sugars are low but at least they will last for a while anyway :)

    They're on one of the shelves that face the tills if anyone else wants a tin for themselves.
     
  5. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    A good haul from Oxfam today.


    This very interesting book.

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    And two Arcoflam saucepans.

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    Very handy devices, usable in conventional oven, microwave and on the hob. The handles click on and off in a second, for oven use, or just for lack of the potential to knock them off the hob or get them burnt on a gas hob. Also makes them much more compact for storage purposes.

    No handles with today's two, but I have a few already anyway, and you really only need one.
     
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  6. Sir BoD

    Sir BoD Well-Known Forumite

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    Some reduced lines of ale in M&S. I bought four bottles at £1 each, only to find out at the checkout that they were still included in the four for three offer - £3.
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  7. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Phew! I've just been outbid on an eBay auction.

    I say 'phew', because, after bidding on it, I spotted another offered as a 'buy it now' and at a better overall price and bought that in the hope of being outbid. The one that I first bid on is now more expensive that the one that I've bought - result!

    They don't come up very often and I decided that now was the time, before they dry up altogether.

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    It's an Airfix-type kit, actually an Inpact product, but Pyro and Lifelike also produced them from the same moulds. The moulding was very high-quality at the time. Above is one that a chap has built and added the 'knitting'. I may attempt the bracing this time using a special silvery filament that I produce here these days.

    It's a very delicate and elegant model and, at 1/48th scale, quite a nice size. The Bristol Boxkite was one of the first really practical aeroplanes.

    I made one of these models in 1966 and it has always stuck in my mind as one of my favourite kits, of the very many that I made over the years.

    I bought the first one here, when this was still the Post Office - I 'remember' it being 6/6, but the one that I've just bought has a 9/6 sticker on. I do recall agonising over the premium price at the time, so that could be what it was...

    An 'inflation calculator' says that 48p in 1966 (near enough 9/6) would be £8:83 today, so I have just paid very slightly over the same effective price, and got fifty years storage free!
     
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  8. Lucy

    Lucy Well-Known Forumite

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    I reckon @Entropy might be interested in this.
     
  9. Mikinton

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    Good luck with that @Gramaisc .

    I don't envy you and all those struts; I remember attempting a Frog Blackburn Shark back in the early 1970s, and giving up. I've since bought the model again, but it's stacked with my other unmade kits of which there are many (gotta buy them when you see them).
     
  10. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    I remember it being much easier than it looked. The Pyro/Inpact/Lifelike kits were real quality items for the time - crisply moulded and well thought out. I think the wing struts were moulded as "squares", with a "rib" section top and bottom joining two struts, making things a lot easier than individual struts would be, the "ribs" sitting in slots in the wings. The "fuselage" side frames were each single mouldings.

    We shall see - one day...
     
  11. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    I did manage this, admittedly rather less strutty, 1/48th Airfix Hawker Fury 1 a few years ago,

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  12. Entropy

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    Nice build there and I don't envy you on the build of the boxkite....waaaay too complicated for the struts at the moment.
     
  13. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Mine arrived the other day - I may have a go at it shortly - and the other one that I bid on has just ended at a price nearly three times what I paid...
     
  14. Tilly

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    Why not front of the net?
     
  15. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    I picked up a nice Watts Dust Bug on eBay the other day - a fiver, but just about 'justifiable'.

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    The 'saved search' that I had running has just turned up another as a Buy It Now for £2,295 - but it's in excellent condition and the postage is free.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/192572385451
     
  16. Cue

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    We’ve been getting quite lucky with the John Pye auctions over at Marchington recently. To name a few:

    £400-odd coffee table for £90
    £300-odd sofa for £24
    £200-odd tub chair for £30

    Two Elgato capture cards worth £120 or so each for £60 for the two

    It’s a risky one as there’s no warranty and everything is sold-as-seen but you can do quite well if you know how to play the game. First purchase a few years ago was a £700 robot mower for £200

    Just picked up 500 500x500mm Grade A carpet tiles for £195 delivered off a used carpet site. Not bad.
     
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  17. Trumpet

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    Had a guided tour of the site last year, impressive set up. Decent cafe too.
     
  18. Cue

    Cue Well-Known Forumite

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    Not sure if you're referring to my post RE: John Pye or not?
     
  19. Trumpet

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    Yup, correct.
     
  20. Cue

    Cue Well-Known Forumite

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    My god their website though
     

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