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Started by JiveBunny on Mar 29, 2021 9:58:12 AM
Pointless Piffle Previously Purchased

A thread to discuss regrettable purchases, lockdown or otherwise. Did anyone ever actually buy a Raptou?

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Hundredsand - 30 Mar 2021 05:42:34 (#1 of 38)

I acquired 2 painted Spanish pots off Freegle. No purchase. Just a 15 minute car journey, and now I know why they weren't wanted. However, I will use them somewhere.

TommyDGNR8 - 30 Mar 2021 08:27:31 (#2 of 38)

My old auntie had a Rap'tou. If she'd had access to such a thing, she'd probably have set up a direct debit from her pension direct to K-Tel/Ronco. Buttoneer, record cleaners, tape rewinders, "record selector" - she loved all that shite.

TommyDGNR8 - 30 Mar 2021 08:28:47 (#3 of 38)

Oh, and Redicut rug kits. The house was full of the brightest coloured rugs in 70s Christendom.

TommyDGNR8 - 30 Mar 2021 08:32:53 (#4 of 38)

I am delighted to discover that Readicut (it has an "A") rugs still exist. Not only that, one or two of the patterns look remarkably familiar.

The prices, though! They were the cheap option for a rug in front of the fire in the 70s. Not any more.

https://issuu.com/readicut/docs/2019_rug_catalogue
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RosyLovelady - 30 Mar 2021 08:34:40 (#5 of 38)

Readicut were very expensive in the 1950s.

uranrising - 30 Mar 2021 11:11:00 (#6 of 38)

I regret buying what I thought, as was hoping, was a mini fridge. Except that it didn't go below zero, so was on the way to useless.

TommyDGNR8 - 30 Mar 2021 11:19:09 (#7 of 38)

Fridges don't go below zero - that's freezers.

RosyLovelady - 30 Mar 2021 11:24:05 (#8 of 38)

I once tried to buy a mini freezer and they were unobtainable. Retailers couldn't believe that I wasn't particularly shopping for a cheap freezer; just a small one.

Dementor - 30 Mar 2021 11:29:28 (#9 of 38)

You can a 100 litre freezer for about £160 off Amazon.

TRaney - 30 Mar 2021 11:30:52 (#10 of 38)

176 pint, ffs!

Dementor - 30 Mar 2021 11:33:03 (#11 of 38)

6,100 cubic inches!

https://www.mgdonline.co.uk/categories/compressor-coolers.php

Tiny, but eye-watering £££.

RosyLovelady - 30 Mar 2021 11:52:22 (#12 of 38)

Too late. I don't want a mini freezer any more. There are two of us now, and more space.

thisonehasalittlehat - 30 Mar 2021 12:02:03 (#13 of 38)

Fridges used to have ice boxes but not so much now, and never those mini fridges which entertainingly can also be used to warm-up your lunch, but obviously not at the same time as keeping things cold.

tasselhoff - 30 Mar 2021 12:35:30 (#14 of 38)

I'm seriously considering getting a chest freezer to replace our fridge.

They're way more efficient and you just need a temperature probe connected to a special plug to convert it. https://youtu.be/2hsSEwXa5sY

ReverendBlueJeans - 30 Mar 2021 12:41:45 (#15 of 38)

Panasonic Speakers that act wirelessly off bluetooth and their own wi fi system.

When they want to.

Occasionally.

And with the most baffling accompanying 'App' in the history of Apses.

I will never buy anything Panasonic again.

mingmong - 30 Mar 2021 12:44:58 (#16 of 38)

A book of Baysien analysis.

As if I was ever going to read or understand it.

Shadrack22 - 30 Mar 2021 12:49:01 (#17 of 38)

An overpriced magazine about Quantum Mechanics from the Marks and Spencer food hall. Still haven’t opened it.

TRaney - 30 Mar 2021 12:49:20 (#18 of 38)

#16 I’d have thought you would, but now you’ve said that...

TauCeti - 30 Mar 2021 12:50:39 (#19 of 38)

My fridge with ice box doesn't warm up food, but it takes over whatever the settings (other than minimal) and ice pours out uncontrollably.

Shadrack22 - 30 Mar 2021 12:52:15 (#20 of 38)

Just an updated version of buying in 1951 a Pelican paperback about the Minoans. The attempt at self-education.

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