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Posted by sean on April 4, 2019 at 11:26 pm in Shopping with No Comments


After doing a bit of online shopping earlier in the week, I found myself purchasing more stuff online today…

Posh water bottle

Posh biccy tin

Unlike the rabbit things from the other day, my latest buy was totally free – I didn’t pay a single penny.

I have the people at Yeo Valley to thank for that, as well as my mum, who loves their yoghurts and supplies me with the promotional lids. These lids contain codes, which, if you collect enough, can be redeemed against goodies such as the two delights I ordered today.

Posted by sean on April 2, 2019 at 8:58 pm in Shopping with No Comments


Claire and I finally found something to buy, using the Next gift card, which we received as a wedding present – almost four years ago!

We went a little bunny crazy…

 

Posted by sean on February 21, 2019 at 11:45 pm in Shopping with No Comments


Following on from yesterday’s blog, where I discovered the horrifying cost of buying a Terminator robot toy (and having to build it yourself), I later saw another advert, for another product equally expensive – in fact, it’s slightly worse…

I’m talking about

An actual battleship! I hear Donald Trump has already ordered 10 subscriptions.

Let’s hope he’s not hoping to send his fleet to North Korea, Russia or Mexico anytime soon. There are 140 issues…

The fact it’ll take Donald Trump, 3 years to receive all the magazines and battleship parts, isn’t the worst part.

What will make me steer clear of this product – besides not having the patience to build the damn thing – is that it’ll cost £1,248.60 to buy all the issues! That’s more expensive than that Terminator doll.

I suppose it can be seen as good value. For example, take a top of the range, modern warship – the Arleigh Burke-Class Destroyer.

This impressive-sounding son of a bitch, costs $1.6 billion – about £1.22 billion. The scale model of the ship in the magazine is 1:200.

200 multiplied by the cost of completing the magazine subscription – £1,248.60 – is £249,720 (note the comma, NOT the dot!). That means the so-called modern warship, the Navy are presumemly buying, costs £1,219,750,280 more than 200 model ships.

Now, if all that logic makes sense to you, you can only be one man… Hello, Mr. President.

 

Posted by sean on February 5, 2019 at 8:47 pm in Shopping with No Comments


I see that the Bath branch of HMV has closed down. A sad day.

I remember spending a lot of my student loan there while I was in college. I also recall buying a copy of South Park Rally (one of the thousands of Mario Kart rip-offs, doing the rounds, back then), copying it, before taking it back.

By playing a part in this shameful act of piracy, I can’t help but feel partly responsible for His Majesty losing his Voice…

Posted by sean on December 26, 2018 at 11:46 pm in Shopping, Video Games with No Comments


Across my lifetime, I don’t think that I have ever found a bargain or something worth having, in a shop’s sale – that includes Black Friday, Festive promotions and those DFS sales, which seem to be in place, every day of the year.

This changed today, when I found a PlayStation Classic, reduced from £90 to £50. I won’t give the seller’s name away, but will give you a clue… they have been in the news a lot lately, for not paying tax – and no, I didn’t buy the console from Gary Barlow.

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