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PostSubject: Re: Anyone get any bargains lately ?   Tue Jul 15, 2008 1:37 pm

It's never a bargain when you weren't planning on buyin it before you went to the shop!
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone get any bargains lately ?   Tue Jul 15, 2008 1:42 pm

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It's never a bargain when you weren't planning on buyin it before you went to the shop!

Never a truer word spoken.
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone get any bargains lately ?   Tue Jul 15, 2008 1:45 pm

johnfás wrote:
Zhou_Enlai wrote:
It's never a bargain when you weren't planning on buyin it before you went to the shop!

Never a truer word spoken.

Yes. But doesn't that statement invalidate the pursuit of bargain hunting ? If you have to search for a bargain, are you really getting one then ?
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone get any bargains lately ?   Tue Jul 15, 2008 1:48 pm

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johnfás wrote:
Zhou_Enlai wrote:
It's never a bargain when you weren't planning on buyin it before you went to the shop!

Never a truer word spoken.

Yes. But doesn't that statement invalidate the pursuit of bargain hunting ? If you have to search for a bargain, are you really getting one then ?

Depends on the circumstance that you are hunting. I needed a new jacket, I went out and I looked for bargains, I got one. That would of course be a different situation to having a closet full of jackets, setting out randomly to find some bargains and coming home with a new jacket that you didn't need.

There are also, of course, bargains which we can all benefit from and therefore you don't hunt for them at all. For instance, say I saw petrol for 1 euro per litre, I'm sure there are plenty of people who would want to kow about it!
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone get any bargains lately ?   Tue Jul 15, 2008 1:51 pm

johnfás wrote:
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johnfás wrote:
Zhou_Enlai wrote:
It's never a bargain when you weren't planning on buyin it before you went to the shop!

Never a truer word spoken.

Yes. But doesn't that statement invalidate the pursuit of bargain hunting ? If you have to search for a bargain, are you really getting one then ?

Depends on the circumstance that you are hunting. I needed a new jacket, I went out and I looked for bargains, I got one. That would of course be a different situation to having a closet full of jackets, setting out randomly to find some bargains and coming home with a new jacket that you didn't need.

There are also, of course, bargains which we can all benefit from and therefore you don't hunt for them at all. For instance, say I saw petrol for 1 euro per litre, I'm sure there are plenty of people who would want to kow about it!

Yes. That sounds reasonable johnfás. So even though it was not a planned purchase, if it is certain to be put to good use, then a bargain it is.

I know someone who is addicted to buying tools in ALDI and LIDL. They never use the tools though, just buy them because they are 'bargains'. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone get any bargains lately ?   Tue Jul 15, 2008 1:59 pm

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I know someone who is addicted to buying tools in ALDI and LIDL. They never use the tools though, just buy them because they are 'bargains'. Smile

They are soooooooooo tempting though! Very Happy What male wouldn't want some cheap power tools, eh? eh? geek
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone get any bargains lately ?   Tue Jul 15, 2008 2:00 pm

johnfás wrote:
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I know someone who is addicted to buying tools in ALDI and LIDL. They never use the tools though, just buy them because they are 'bargains'. Smile

They are soooooooooo tempting though! Very Happy What male wouldn't want some cheap power tools, eh? eh? geek

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PostSubject: Re: Anyone get any bargains lately ?   Tue Jul 15, 2008 2:01 pm

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It's never a bargain when you weren't planning on buyin it before you went to the shop!
Ha! I was Razz

I'm kinda waiting for the next leap forward in laptechnology (see the Air Mac - swoon) to spend more than should be necessary - about 500 quid on a lively little yoke with enormous battery life. I want this yoke for experiments on disk partitioning, multiple OSes and a small bit of network stuff.

(will you and Squire ever stop trying to scupper my plans of getting us to spend our way out of our depression Evil or Very Mad ? I'm about to break into that 40 quid in the Laser just to make a Keynesian point - any advice on products I can buy which have sustainability about them and will definitely have a multiplier effect in the economy will be welcome (and avoid gambling))
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone get any bargains lately ?   Tue Jul 15, 2008 6:22 pm

And if you can't find a bargain then make it yourself

http://distrowatch.com/
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone get any bargains lately ?   Tue Jul 15, 2008 7:17 pm

I saw a 2TB laptop advertised. Not sure if it was in the SBP Computers In Business Section , Smart Company or the FT How to Spend IT.
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone get any bargains lately ?   Tue Jul 15, 2008 11:15 pm

Shirts, two lovely shirts. I have a shirt "thing". It is highly destructive to my financial health. 
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone get any bargains lately ?   Wed Jul 16, 2008 1:17 am

M & S sale starts on Thursday for anyone who need anything. Don't know how good it is usually?
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone get any bargains lately ?   Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:55 am

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M & S sale starts on Thursday for anyone who need anything. Don't know how good it is usually?

Children's pyjamas in puce with Disney characters on? Yes.
Alarming purple nylon underwear? Yes

Perhaps the pickings for men are better.
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone get any bargains lately ?   Wed Jul 16, 2008 12:16 pm

Brown Thomas have dropped the prices again. There was 70% off some gear yesterday. They got me for 2 ties. I had already bought a Grieves & Hawkes sports jacket and a pair of AG jeans (whatever the heck they are!). I had never heard of Grieves & Hawkes but was delighted to see one of their master tailors quoted in an FT Weekender article on the meaning of "bespoke tailoring". A load of pants if you ask me but another conversation point for when I want to annoy my friends.
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone get any bargains lately ?   Wed Jul 16, 2008 12:55 pm

Thing that annoys me about M & S is the exchange rate they use on their tags. £19.99 = €29.99??
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone get any bargains lately ?   Wed Jul 16, 2008 1:03 pm

johnfás wrote:
Thing that annoys me about M & S is the exchange rate they use on their tags. £19.99 = €29.99??

Not just any tags, M&S tags.
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone get any bargains lately ?   Wed Jul 16, 2008 4:17 pm

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Thing that annoys me about M & S is the exchange rate they use on their tags. £19.99 = €29.99??

It's all part of a unionist plot to make us renounce our nationhood and take the Queen's silver.
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone get any bargains lately ?   Wed Jul 23, 2008 12:36 pm

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If you go to Guinness Summer Website you can get yourself a free barbeque tools set... of course I have probably also sold my address to them...


They look deadly. I can never say no to brushed metal finishes. I think I might get them.

Arrived today - they are very cool. Offer is still open for anyone interested.
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone get any bargains lately ?   Wed Jul 23, 2008 12:46 pm

johnfás wrote:
Ard-Taoiseach wrote:
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If you go to Guinness Summer Website you can get yourself a free barbeque tools set... of course I have probably also sold my address to them...


They look deadly. I can never say no to brushed metal finishes. I think I might get them.

Arrived today - they are very cool. Offer is still open for anyone interested.

This would be a very good deal then for someone about to move house ?
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone get any bargains lately ?   Wed Jul 23, 2008 1:33 pm

Would be a nice gift for someone in that situation. Just bear in mind that it took from the date of my original post (1st July) until today to arrive.
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone get any bargains lately ?   Wed Jul 23, 2008 1:46 pm

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Would be a nice gift for someone in that situation. Just bear in mind that it took from the date of my original post (1st July) until today to arrive.

OK I just signed up for it. Do I get the 2 cans in the photo as well ? It's really the cans I'm after. cyclops
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone get any bargains lately ?   Wed Jul 23, 2008 1:50 pm

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johnfás wrote:
Would be a nice gift for someone in that situation. Just bear in mind that it took from the date of my original post (1st July) until today to arrive.

OK I just signed up for it. Do I get the 2 cans in the photo as well ? It's really the cans I'm after. cyclops

Got a voucher for them, it runs out sometime towards the end of September.
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone get any bargains lately ?   Wed Jul 23, 2008 9:19 pm

Zhou_Enlai wrote:
Brown Thomas have dropped the prices again. There was 70% off some gear yesterday. They got me for 2 ties. I had already bought a Grieves & Hawkes sports jacket and a pair of AG jeans (whatever the heck they are!). I had never heard of Grieves & Hawkes but was delighted to see one of their master tailors quoted in an FT Weekender article on the meaning of "bespoke tailoring". A load of pants if you ask me but another conversation point for when I want to annoy my friends.
Tee hee hee. I have a fire G&H bits and pieces. I spent a small fortune on a tie there a while back, it was soooo nice (Tie fetish too) which I wore with a Tux. Then I left it in a taxi. Sad Great sale, btw. Some fantastic shirts 50% off. 
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone get any bargains lately ?   Wed Jul 23, 2008 10:19 pm

Bargains are to be had on potatoes in Tesco at the moment. They're selling potatoes at 99c per kilogram, a significant discount on the prevailing market price. You can cook a dinner on a lean mean budget with that sort of thing!
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone get any bargains lately ?   Thu Jul 24, 2008 9:23 pm

Bought a Super 130 cashmere made to measure suit for €350. Expensive for the area - Wuyuan, Shanghai. Service was great, though. Dave is a total pro.

http://www.tailordave.com/
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