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Bargain boast

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

  1. Carole

    Carole Well-Known Forumite

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    Thought this was a bit of a bargain. Bought it for a gin lover. 12 gins, 12 tonics, £34.95, that’s just less than £3 for a gin and tonic.
    Similar gin advent calendars are double or treble that price. From B&M if anyone is interested.
    I also bought the wine one, £25 for 24 bottles of wine. It’s 3 Mills so not exactly the best wine in the world but for £1 bottle I’m not complaining.


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  2. Lucy

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    On a gin theme there's a deal with the Craft Gin Club until Monday where if you sign up for £40 a month you get a free bottle of gin. I've signed up and will cancel before they take next month's payment. £40 for 2 bottles of gins and they also send tonics and snacks with the main monthly pack.
     
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  3. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Having mentioned earlier that I had got myself a Seiko solar-powered watch, I have found myself wearing it more than I expected, having left the mobile phone at home more than I used to. So, I decided that I might get a spare, if a suitable one was to come along.

    A slightly chunkier version came along at a nice price, so I have treated myself and it has been running nicely for a few weeks now. The nylon strap makes it better for wearing when working, as there's a bit of an air-space between skin and watch-back.

    The 'new' one also has more obvious figures and a larger luminous area. Both watches are still readable in the dark at the end of a long winter's night.

    The 'new' watch also has the unusual feature of a luminous marker on the second hand.

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    I don't anticipate testing the 100 metres operability.
     
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  4. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Early last year, on a whim, I bought an LG mini-bar style fridge that i saw in the KH warehouse for £25. A proper fridge, with a compressor, I expected it to be fairly energy efficient.

    It has really come into its own now, in my Chalet.

    It has a tiny 'freezer' compartment, but plenty of chilling space. Nothing 'fresh' that I brought with me has spoiled so far and I've been able to avoid using any supplies from the Big House yet. I expect to last into Tuesday before I 'need' some milk. It is also almost silent, a very slight rumble when running and a little rattle when it stops. The cycle is around five minutes on and fifteen minutes off.

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    A consumption check over the last few days shows that it does indeed, as claimed, run at about 50 watts. The compressor is running about a quarter of the time, so it'll be using around two units a week, which is well acceptable.
     
  5. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    I have a couple of these rather clever little devices - Krups egg boilers - they will boil 1, 2 or 3 eggs to various pre-selected degrees of 'hardness'. The egg(s) are placed in the holder and a calibrated amount of water is placed in the lower chamber, then the lid is placed on and the device switched on. The amount of water, selected by using a specially-supplied measuring cylinder, both generates the steam that cooks the eggs and, by means of the sudden rise in temperature of the heater when it boils dry, also times the cooking period, this turns the heater off and causes a (loud) buzzer to sound, indicating the completion of the process. A clever thing, with integrated cord storage, it is not a "space consuming pointless gadget" in my experience - the special measuring cylinder also stores within the cover, although the eagle-eyed amongst you will have noted that I managed to leave it behind - Doh!

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    Anybody who has bought a steel tool from a Japanese manufacturer will have often found a small piece of kraft paper in the packaging. This will be impregnated with a small amount of Camellia Oil, as an anti-corrosion protection. An example can be seen on the right-hand side of the picture of my recently-obtained
    Shinto rasp - http://www.staffordforum.com/xf/ind...ts-about-your-day.11163/page-1197#post-404782 .

    I obtained a supply via eBay and intend to fit my tool storage drawers with pieces of card in the base, each given a squirt from a spray bottle. The bottles, also from eBay, may have other potential uses. The De-Icer stays in the door pocket on the car, in case of returning to it frozen-up when away from home. The Meths is handy for a quick clean-up, or as as anti-viral throat spray...

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  6. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Melvin Bragg chats about the Gin Craze.

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  7. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    Spent ten minutes trying to get a 20% off code to work with free delivery on the asics outlet, as it was against two different accounts. Not only did I finally manage, but for some reason paypal knocked another tenner off afterwards!
     
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  8. perry081064

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    Winner , what a result !! :D
     
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