Machine Nation

Irish Politics Forum - Politics Technology Economics in Ireland - A Look Under The Nation's Bonnet


Devilish machinations come to naught --Milton
 
PortalPortal  HomeHome  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  MemberlistMemberlist  UsergroupsUsergroups  RegisterRegister  Log in  GalleryGallery  MACHINENATION.org  

Share | 
 

 Anyone get any bargains lately ?

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
Go to page : Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next
AuthorMessage
Guest
Guest



PostSubject: Re: Anyone get any bargains lately ?   Thu Jul 24, 2008 9:26 pm

cookiemonster wrote:
Shirts, two lovely shirts. I have a shirt "thing". It is highly destructive to my financial health.

Tell me about it, Cookie! I have over 100 of the damn things and I can always convinve myself that "Bollocks, yeah, its worth it!" when by any sober yardstick, it's not.
Back to top Go down
Guest
Guest



PostSubject: Re: Anyone get any bargains lately ?   Thu Jul 24, 2008 9:31 pm

There's a sale on at Tescos ! Saw it earlier - 25% off computer, DVD, music from Thursday til Sunday though I don't know if it's in every Tescos.

iQuon computer for €350 - tower, 2GB ram, 320GB harddisk, 17" monitor ... half the price of one of cookie's shirts Shocked
Back to top Go down
Guest
Guest



PostSubject: Re: Anyone get any bargains lately ?   Fri Jul 25, 2008 2:36 am

Auditor #9 wrote:
There's a sale on at Tescos ! Saw it earlier - 25% off computer, DVD, music from Thursday til Sunday though I don't know if it's in every Tescos.

iQuon computer for €350 - tower, 2GB ram, 320GB harddisk, 17" monitor ... half the price of one of cookie's shirts Shocked

I believe the actuality of the offer is that they give you 25% of the value back in points on your tesco card. Grand except you'll just have to go spend more money in Tesco so essentially you aren't getting money off.
Back to top Go down
Guest
Guest



PostSubject: Re: Anyone get any bargains lately ?   Fri Jul 25, 2008 2:45 am

I don't know what that means about the points johnfas. I understood that Tescos send you cash or something sometimes...
Back to top Go down
Guest
Guest



PostSubject: Re: Anyone get any bargains lately ?   Fri Jul 25, 2008 2:48 am

They do sometimes but I think essentially what you are getting this time is...

Say you spend 100 euro on a TV, they'll put 25 euro worth of points on your clubcard which you can then spend in Tesco. Therefore, rather than getting 25% off, you really just get 25% more because whilst yes, you will have 25 more euro to spend in Tesco, you are still spending the full 100 euro on the product.

Its fine if you shop in Tesco anyway or whatever.
Back to top Go down
Guest
Guest



PostSubject: Re: Anyone get any bargains lately ?   Fri Jul 25, 2008 3:04 am

Slim Buddha wrote:
cookiemonster wrote:
Shirts, two lovely shirts. I have a shirt "thing". It is highly destructive to my financial health.

Tell me about it, Cookie! I have over 100 of the damn things and I can always convinve myself that "Bollocks, yeah, its worth it!" when by any sober yardstick, it's not.
So I picked up two more today in Alias Tom. 50% off. I need help! 
Back to top Go down
Guest
Guest



PostSubject: Re: Anyone get any bargains lately ?   Fri Jul 25, 2008 3:06 am

Sounds reasonable johnfas - do you not shop in Tescos? I prefer Lidl.

A lot of their (tescos) electronic stuff is not bargain priced, although some of it is so cheap ... printer/scanner/fax/dishwasher units for 80 quid or something - very reasonable - how do they make them so cheaply I wonder it's unbelievable.

Their DVDs are rarely well priced though. Or is everyone downloading DVDs with bittorrent or something these days?

I also saw a set of speakers in there for 10 quid into which you can stick a USB mp3 player. 10 feckin quid from Bush, too. It'd be a bargain if it played music directly from USB sticks but it says mp3 players. I have one but not the other. They're not the same I suppose...

(10 quid ... )
Back to top Go down
Ex
Fourth Master: Growth
avatar

Number of posts : 4226
Registration date : 2008-03-11

PostSubject: Re: Anyone get any bargains lately ?   Fri Jul 25, 2008 3:25 am

6 half chickens in Dunnes tonight for €12.

Thats €4 per chicken. Without all the mucky stuff.

Dunnes are good for meat bargains imo.

Sometimes the have porksteaks for as little as 4.99. Deadly.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Guest
Guest



PostSubject: Re: Anyone get any bargains lately ?   Mon Jul 28, 2008 7:06 pm

I went to a berry picking farm in Rathfarnham on Saturday morning and got 12lbs of raspberries and 18lbs of strawberries for €65.20. In a supermarket, even with the current special offers, this would have cost €173.35.

My dad and the boyf's mum got 4lbs of raspberries each to make jam, the bf's mum got 4lbs of strawberries for the same purpose. The rest came to our house, where half were frozen from making homemade smoothies and half were eaten as a feast with homemade white chocolate and dark chocolate dipping sauces.


Last edited by TheBear on Mon Jul 28, 2008 7:10 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top Go down
Guest
Guest



PostSubject: Re: Anyone get any bargains lately ?   Mon Jul 28, 2008 7:09 pm

MMMMMMmmmmmmmmm delicious. There is nothing better than picking one's own berries.
Back to top Go down
Ex
Fourth Master: Growth
avatar

Number of posts : 4226
Registration date : 2008-03-11

PostSubject: Re: Anyone get any bargains lately ?   Mon Jul 28, 2008 7:18 pm

johnfás wrote:
MMMMMMmmmmmmmmm delicious. There is nothing better than picking one's own berries.

Is getting them home without eating them all not a potential problem ?
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Guest
Guest



PostSubject: Re: Anyone get any bargains lately ?   Mon Jul 28, 2008 7:38 pm

EvotingMachine0197 wrote:
johnfás wrote:
MMMMMMmmmmmmmmm delicious. There is nothing better than picking one's own berries.

Is getting them home without eating them all not a potential problem ?
That's why you go for such bulk. I challenge you to eat 18lbs of strawberries in half an hour.

There is a certain amount of eating as you go. We used to go up to the farm as a family outing when we were younger, and there'd be competition between us to see who could pick most. One day of raspberry picking would yield the household supply of jam for the year.
Back to top Go down
Guest
Guest



PostSubject: Re: Anyone get any bargains lately ?   Mon Jul 28, 2008 7:39 pm

cookiemonster wrote:
Slim Buddha wrote:
cookiemonster wrote:
Shirts, two lovely shirts. I have a shirt "thing". It is highly destructive to my financial health.

Tell me about it, Cookie! I have over 100 of the damn things and I can always convinve myself that "Bollocks, yeah, its worth it!" when by any sober yardstick, it's not.
So I picked up two more today in Alias Tom. 50% off. I need help!

I'm with you there. Bought 4 shirts for €35 a pop. Managed to avoid buying in BTs and Louis Copelands so far. Louis has not given the reductions I was expecting so far.
Back to top Go down
Ex
Fourth Master: Growth
avatar

Number of posts : 4226
Registration date : 2008-03-11

PostSubject: Re: Anyone get any bargains lately ?   Tue Aug 05, 2008 5:03 pm

I picked up THIS BOOK in the Oxfam shop for €5 on Sunday.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Guest
Guest



PostSubject: Re: Anyone get any bargains lately ?   Tue Aug 05, 2008 8:21 pm

I got cabbage in Tesco for 40 cent when it would've cost 99c normally. Major savings there.
Back to top Go down
Guest
Guest



PostSubject: Re: Anyone get any bargains lately ?   Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:58 pm

Zhou_Enlai wrote:
cookiemonster wrote:
Slim Buddha wrote:
cookiemonster wrote:
Shirts, two lovely shirts. I have a shirt "thing". It is highly destructive to my financial health.

Tell me about it, Cookie! I have over 100 of the damn things and I can always convinve myself that "Bollocks, yeah, its worth it!" when by any sober yardstick, it's not.
So I picked up two more today in Alias Tom. 50% off. I need help!

I'm with you there. Bought 4 shirts for €35 a pop. Managed to avoid buying in BTs and Louis Copelands so far. Louis has not given the reductions I was expecting so far.

The Louis Copeland sale was shite and BT never have my size.
Back to top Go down
Guest
Guest



PostSubject: Re: Anyone get any bargains lately ?   Wed Aug 06, 2008 12:37 am

I'm sure I saw "8 Mile" in Tesco's for €3. I got some Tesco brand pasta sauce and spaghetti in there for one euro, the two. I got a bucket and a sponge in there too for two euro for washing the aould car.

There's really cheap bargains in there now, some price war going on against the German chains.
Back to top Go down
Guest
Guest



PostSubject: Re: Anyone get any bargains lately ?   Wed Aug 06, 2008 12:55 am

There is a Music shop in one of the shopping centres in Maynooth that are having what look to be a really good DVD sale, I don't know if it's part of a chain or not so unless you're in the area it's of little use to anybody.
Back to top Go down
Guest
Guest



PostSubject: Re: Anyone get any bargains lately ?   Wed Aug 06, 2008 1:04 am

Golden Discs?

Is there more than one shopping centre in maynooth? I only know the one with Dunnes in it. I think there is a Golden Discs there.
Back to top Go down
Guest
Guest



PostSubject: Re: Anyone get any bargains lately ?   Wed Aug 06, 2008 1:07 am

johnfás wrote:
Golden Discs?

Is there more than one shopping centre in maynooth? I only know the one with Dunnes in it. I think there is a Golden Discs there.
Could be a Golden Discs, couldn't swear on it. There is another one down the far end with a Tesco.
Back to top Go down
Guest
Guest



PostSubject: Re: Anyone get any bargains lately ?   Wed Aug 06, 2008 1:10 am

No wonder we say development in Ireland has gone crazy, when you have two shopping centres in Maynooth.
Back to top Go down
Ex
Fourth Master: Growth
avatar

Number of posts : 4226
Registration date : 2008-03-11

PostSubject: Re: Anyone get any bargains lately ?   Thu Aug 07, 2008 9:32 pm

A new battery for my phone for €12.
That'll keep the phone going for another 2 years.

Memorybits
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Guest
Guest



PostSubject: Re: Anyone get any bargains lately ?   Thu Aug 07, 2008 9:34 pm

I got a new phone for 25... I'm not terribly pleased with it though. I dropped my old one and it totally broke. Stupid nokia have changed the way things work now though - a text message screen looks more like sending an email!
Back to top Go down
Guest
Guest



PostSubject: Re: Anyone get any bargains lately ?   Thu Aug 07, 2008 9:42 pm

Is it one of those stupidly thin ones?

I haven't have a phone I really liked since my Motorola

Back to top Go down
Guest
Guest



PostSubject: Re: Anyone get any bargains lately ?   Thu Aug 07, 2008 9:44 pm

Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Anyone get any bargains lately ?   

Back to top Go down
 
Anyone get any bargains lately ?
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 3 of 4Go to page : Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next
 Similar topics
-
» Today's bargains

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Machine Nation  :: Business and Finance :: Economy, Business and Finance-
Jump to: