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The Buying Crap From Amazon & Ebay Thread

Post by asthmatic camel » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:47 pm

OK, not everything I buy from Amazon & Ebay is crap; far from it.

However, I do have a shameful habit of buying the occasional gadget which, at that wonderful moment in time when I have just purchased something I really need at a very good price, seems so wonderful and cheap, such an indispensable item that I simply must have one.

So, I tick the box, add it to my basket and wait for the miraculous, life-changing item to arrive. It's rather like being a child again who, having incessantly nagged his parents for the currently fashionable Xmas toy for months, opens it, decides it's a load of bollocks and makes aeroplanes with the packaging instead.

Here's my latest £5worth.

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It's wonderful. A 2" cube that picks up every FM station around and plays MP3s etc from sd cards and whatever, audio input and output sockets, blah blah.

A perfect, lightweight addition to the life of a cyclist and hiker.

Just like all the other ones this sucker has already bought.
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Post by asthmatic camel » Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:17 am

No challengers?

Pah!

Take this, you lily-livered, colonial pansies!

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Post by asthmatic camel » Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:25 am

And, should you dare to call me a Limey Faggot, just look at purchases made by other Bocarina players.

First class, port out, starboard home NBLs!

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:19 am

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I had something like that when I was a kid, but I bought it in a store.

Even better than a kazoo for annoying grown ups. :)
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Re: The Buying Crap From Amazon & Ebay Thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:21 am

I just noticed. 4 pounds 65 centimes. :o


This exact item sold for 15 cents in 1965 (in a store). :oldman:
http://www.thewhistleshop.com/catalog/w ... eflute.htm
90 cents over the 'net today.
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Post by asthmatic camel » Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:06 pm

Eddamnit Abdul, you Kikey bastard, now I've had to buy a Jew's Harp. :(

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Post by ed » Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:13 pm

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xmas for the wife.

eat shit and die limey bastard. :x

n.b. note the size: 3" in diameter :D
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:34 pm

asthmatic camel wrote:Eddamnit Abdul, you Kikey bastard, now I've had to buy a Jew's Harp. :(

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I'm not the slightest bit offended by calling it a Jews' harp (note correct placement of apostrophe), however you better understand it's really a goyische musical instrument.

French perhaps. :P
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Post by Nyarlathotep » Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:25 pm

The last things I bought from Amazon were all pretty mundane stuff. A new scratchy thing for my cats (and actually, just a replacement for the scratchy part), a D&D book, and a new mouse because my old one was going wonky. Nothing unusual and all worked just fine for their functions
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Post by Nyarlathotep » Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:35 pm

Oh and some fru-fru tea. A canister of pear tea and a canister of pomegranate tea. Both are quite delicious, thank you
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Post by asthmatic camel » Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:08 pm

Today's personalised Amazon recommendations.

Must...resist...solar...powered... dancing... queen... and.....bathplug..........

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Post by asthmatic camel » Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:28 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
asthmatic camel wrote:Eddamnit Abdul, you Kikey bastard, now I've had to buy a Jew's Harp. :(

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I'm not the slightest bit offended by calling it a Jews' harp (note correct placement of apostrophe), however you better understand it's really a goyische musical instrument.

French perhaps. :P
Nobody knows, although the earliest examples predate what is now France. It may very well be the first reed instrument, however, and is a primitive harmonica. (Must...resist...urge...to buy...yet...another...harmonica...)

Check out this decidedly goyische chick giving it some...

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:31 pm

My most recent Amazon acquisition and not a waste of money at all. :coolspecs:

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Post by asthmatic camel » Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:41 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:My most recent Amazon acquisition and not a waste of money at all. :coolspecs:

$16.63? Oy vay! Haven't you heard of AbeBooks?

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:50 pm

I'd rather have a book that no one pissed on.

You really didn't get my point kidding around about the nose flute.

The Humanatone of my childhood was just a cheap plastic child's toy, whereas you acquired a serious musical instrument. :p

Incidentally, what is the word in your language for a tenth of a Pound Sterling?

I know the centime is really called a "pee", but what is your dime called?
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Post by asthmatic camel » Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:14 pm

To a man of my advanced age and Europhobia "ten pee" or, more correctly, "ten pence" is known as two shillings or a florin.
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Post by Witness » Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:57 pm



Inhumanatone. :roll:

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Post by asthmatic camel » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:53 pm

FFS, Witness, I've only just recovered from the last one. :(

Just bye the bye, I tried to think of a popular song that features the jaws harp and could only come up with Join Together by The Who and The Flying Doctor by The Hawklords.





Google informs me that there are more, but none that I particularly want to listen to.
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Post by asthmatic camel » Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:58 pm

Oh, and Mrs. Camel informs me that if a jaws harp appears in this house and is heard by her precious ears, I shall be forced to perform live at one of her awful jam sessions. (Shudder.)

Reckon I'll bury it in the cellar with the remains of her sousaphone.
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:39 pm

asthmatic camel wrote:To a man of my advanced age and Europhobia "ten pee" or, more correctly, "ten pence" is known as two shillings or a florin.
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