Doesn't everyone love a bargain !!!

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Doesn't everyone love a bargain !!!

Post by Bud6200 » Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:22 pm

Recently on the hunt for a manual , after a little bit of hunting and evil bay trawling , I found one in very very good condition .
Price £3.00 including postage ....OK only a small bargain , but a bargain is a bargain .
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Post by Andrew 2.8i » Thu Apr 01, 2021 8:19 pm

That is a bargain, well done!

It would have cost the seller the best part of £3 to post it to you.

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Post by Jasonmarie » Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:17 pm

Stamps went up in April so £3.30 now to post :lol:
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Post by pbar » Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:53 pm

I was lucky as I was given mine by the person I got the car from. And some time after I saw another at a car boot for £1 so I got a second one for the garage.

Amazon sellers do baffle me with the postage costs, can only assume that they buy a pre paid lot cheaper or/and use cheaper couriers than royal mail.

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Post by stevemarl » Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:32 am

Paul,
I often wonder about this: How can you make something like this and ship it 1/2 way round the world for that price?? I paid, I think, £8 at Aldi for my original, which is ridiculously cheap, but 2 quid??? And 3 years on it`s still working.
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Post by pbar » Sun Apr 04, 2021 11:10 am

I got the aldi one too, its an excellent quality item, like most of their tools.

As for the Amazon etc. postage costs my explanation in my previous post is all I can come up with.

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Post by Andrew 2.8i » Sun Apr 04, 2021 3:22 pm

Good to see your not posting photos showing your personal contact details again Steve! :)

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Post by stevemarl » Sun Apr 04, 2021 4:20 pm

Andrew,
Oh no, not taking any chances after that!

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Post by Mc Tool » Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:49 pm

pbar wrote:
Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:53 pm


Amazon sellers do baffle me with the postage costs, can only assume that they buy a pre paid lot cheaper or/and use cheaper couriers than royal mail.
I buy a bit of stuff from China and I,m borderline suspicious as to what they are up to , I mean ,I bought 50 life size worms ( hey ! at least they aint sheep 😆), soft bait for fishing .....$1.43nz ....freight free from China. A litre of 91 petrol here cost $1.90ish. And I have bought tools ( spanners ect , meccano ( heavyish metal stuff ) from the UK coz I can get them cheaper ........why not 😁
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Post by Andrew 2.8i » Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:36 am

I thought that everybody knew that the Chinese government subsidised the manufacture of electronic products.... :whistle:

As an aside, I bought an Ebay item from a seller in Japan on the evening of the 11th March and it was with me in the morning of the 16th. Now that's amazing! An item I bought from a UK seller on the same day took another 4 days to arrive...

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Post by D366Y » Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:02 am

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
Sun Apr 04, 2021 3:22 pm
Good to see your not posting photos showing your personal contact details again Steve! :)

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Andrew,
Oh no, not taking any chances after that!
I'm more baffled by the fact you have 344 unread emails!! :shock:
A wise man once said... "you can never have too many capris - buy another" :beer:
It's me, I'm the wise man.

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Post by stevemarl » Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:33 am

Danny,
Ha - I just get sooooo many I just can`t be arsed reading, or deleting, them :lol: (They are sites I sometimes use so don`t want to block)
Facebook, for example, every day sends me 5 new sites I`ll be `interested in` about crappy cars of the `70s & `80s. It`s overwhelming - and I never even use FB!
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Post by D366Y » Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:40 am

I have the notification pop up on my phone and just immediately delete them all unless I need to keep it :lol:
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Post by pbar » Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:04 pm

D366Y wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:40 am
I have the notification pop up on my phone and just immediately delete them all unless I need to keep it :lol:
I do similar, then when you go on to your main pc you only have the small number of mails to deal with which you wanted. Nice and organised, tidy desk tidy mind!

Depends which devices you use and how you have your mail clients configured.

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Post by stevemarl » Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:05 pm

You`re forgetting Paul - I think my `phone`s modern `cos it can send texts!

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Post by pbar » Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:00 pm

stevemarl wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:05 pm
You`re forgetting Paul - I think my `phone`s modern `cos it can send texts!
Hehe, I know :) But we like retro.

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