More frivolous purchases, stuff you don't need..

More frivolous purchases, stuff you don't need..

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nigelpugh7

3,909 posts

137 months

Tuesday 16th June 2015
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mp3manager said:
Is the German steel book much more collectable then?

I was trying to work out why it's £590 more expensive than this:-

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rambo-Extended-Cut-Steelbo...


JonRB

61,960 posts

219 months

Tuesday 16th June 2015
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nigelpugh7 said:
Is the German steel book much more collectable then?

I was trying to work out why it's £590 more expensive than this:-

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rambo-Extended-Cut-Steelbo...
Clicking the link in the post you quoted actually answers your question!

nigelpugh7

3,909 posts

137 months

Tuesday 16th June 2015
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JonRB said:
Clicking the link in the post you quoted actually answers your question!
Thanks, sorry did not bother looking at the link!.

Seems like a lot to pay, but if the collectors want to pay it, then pay it they will!

Nothing wrong with collectables of course, I should know judging by all the very questionable ones I now have!

Was hovering over a Gordon Freeman statue this morning to go with my Head Crab zombie!

wolves_wanderer

11,624 posts

184 months

Tuesday 16th June 2015
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100 trillion dollars


JonRB

61,960 posts

219 months

Tuesday 16th June 2015
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nigelpugh7 said:
Seems like a lot to pay, but if the collectors want to pay it, then pay it they will!
Indeed. Something is worth what people will pay for it, I guess. Although I agree that it does seem rather a lot.

nigelpugh7 said:
Was hovering over a Gordon Freeman statue this morning to go with my Head Crab zombie!
Now that I can relate to. Buy it and post up pics, please. smile

Stinkfoot

2,241 posts

139 months

Tuesday 16th June 2015
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Added this to my retro games collection. Its virtually unused smile



Tallow

1,254 posts

108 months

Tuesday 16th June 2015
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wolves_wanderer said:


100 trillion dollars

Awesome, I didn't know you could buy these! My fingers may have just inadvertently slipped whilst using eBay...

London424

11,640 posts

122 months

Tuesday 16th June 2015
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Saw this the other day and thought it very much in the spirit of this thread...haven't bought it myself, but had to share.

https://www.lily.camera/

JonRB

61,960 posts

219 months

Tuesday 16th June 2015
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London424 said:
Saw this the other day and thought it very much in the spirit of this thread...haven't bought it myself, but had to share.

https://www.lily.camera/
Thanks for providing the vital service of informing those people who missed it the last two times it was mentioned on this thread. winkbiggrin

London424

11,640 posts

122 months

Tuesday 16th June 2015
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JonRB said:
London424 said:
Saw this the other day and thought it very much in the spirit of this thread...haven't bought it myself, but had to share.

https://www.lily.camera/
Thanks for providing the vital service of informing those people who missed it the last two times it was mentioned on this thread. winkbiggrin
Haha...figured it might have been, but wasn't going to go through it

It's probably on the page before this isn't it?

andyr30

609 posts

133 months

Tuesday 16th June 2015
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Bought a new helmet for the mx bike...needed a new sticky mount to fit my GoPro HD2....just bought a GoPro 4 Black instead as that came with 2 new mounts.

Forgot to buy a memory card though :-(

Stu R

21,410 posts

162 months

Wednesday 17th June 2015
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OpulentBob said:
Stu R said:


No reason, but it's come in surprisingly handy for work.

Spring assisted opening is wickedly powerful too.
Link please...

Aah, just seen you're in the US, and these would probably be illegal at home (UK).

Never mind frown

I wonder if I could buy one here (India) and smuggle it home innocently in a suitcase...?

Edited by OpulentBob on Tuesday 16th June 07:04
Well, they're cheap enough you could try - currently $30 instead of $65 on amazon - http://www.amazon.com/Smith-Wesson-SWMP4L-Linerloc...

Trouble is, the end looks rather like, well, a Smith & Wesson.

OpulentBob

10,714 posts

127 months

Wednesday 17th June 2015
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Stu R said:
OpulentBob said:
Stu R said:


No reason, but it's come in surprisingly handy for work.

Spring assisted opening is wickedly powerful too.
Link please...

Aah, just seen you're in the US, and these would probably be illegal at home (UK).

Never mind frown

I wonder if I could buy one here (India) and smuggle it home innocently in a suitcase...?

Edited by OpulentBob on Tuesday 16th June 07:04
Well, they're cheap enough you could try - currently $30 instead of $65 on amazon - http://www.amazon.com/Smith-Wesson-SWMP4L-Linerloc...

Trouble is, the end looks rather like, well, a Smith & Wesson.
Nope, just tried all my addresses and it appears to no be legal to send to any of them... I will put it on the wishlist for the next time I'm in the States - 30 bucks seems like a bargain! Thanks for the info though, very helpful.

VEA

4,724 posts

148 months

Wednesday 17th June 2015
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OpulentBob said:
Stu R said:
OpulentBob said:
Stu R said:


No reason, but it's come in surprisingly handy for work.

Spring assisted opening is wickedly powerful too.
Link please...

Aah, just seen you're in the US, and these would probably be illegal at home (UK).

Never mind frown

I wonder if I could buy one here (India) and smuggle it home innocently in a suitcase...?

Edited by OpulentBob on Tuesday 16th June 07:04
Well, they're cheap enough you could try - currently $30 instead of $65 on amazon - http://www.amazon.com/Smith-Wesson-SWMP4L-Linerloc...

Trouble is, the end looks rather like, well, a Smith & Wesson.
Nope, just tried all my addresses and it appears to no be legal to send to any of them... I will put it on the wishlist for the next time I'm in the States - 30 bucks seems like a bargain! Thanks for the info though, very helpful.
Might work? https://www.bundlebox.com/

Avidfanofstuff

225 posts

83 months

Wednesday 17th June 2015
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VEA said:
OpulentBob said:
Stu R said:
OpulentBob said:
Stu R said:


No reason, but it's come in surprisingly handy for work.

Spring assisted opening is wickedly powerful too.
Link please...

Aah, just seen you're in the US, and these would probably be illegal at home (UK).

Never mind frown

I wonder if I could buy one here (India) and smuggle it home innocently in a suitcase...?

Edited by OpulentBob on Tuesday 16th June 07:04
Well, they're cheap enough you could try - currently $30 instead of $65 on amazon - http://www.amazon.com/Smith-Wesson-SWMP4L-Linerloc...

Trouble is, the end looks rather like, well, a Smith & Wesson.
Nope, just tried all my addresses and it appears to no be legal to send to any of them... I will put it on the wishlist for the next time I'm in the States - 30 bucks seems like a bargain! Thanks for the info though, very helpful.
Might work? https://www.bundlebox.com/
Interesting but...

[quote]Prohibited items
Our guidelines

We do not ship goods that will get us and you into trouble. Examples are unlicensed drugs, offensive weapons, pornographic material, counterfeit and pirated goods, firearms, explosives and ammunition, items of fur, certain plants and their products, medicines an other pharmaceutical products, certain radio transmitters and cordless phones not approved for use in your country; Shipments or commodities whose carriage, importation or exportation is prohibited by any law, statute or regulation, for example coffee into Spain.

slyelessar

359 posts

55 months

Wednesday 17th June 2015
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Stinkfoot said:
Added this to my retro games collection. Its virtually unused smile
Schweet purchase!

cirian75

3,251 posts

180 months

Wednesday 17th June 2015
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Dell Venue 11 Pro i3 4GB ram 128SSD

I already have a Venue 8 pro atom quad that's my bedside surfer

HRL

1,854 posts

166 months

Wednesday 17th June 2015
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Avidfanofstuff said:
VEA said:
OpulentBob said:
Stu R said:
OpulentBob said:
Stu R said:


No reason, but it's come in surprisingly handy for work.

Spring assisted opening is wickedly powerful too.
Link please...

Aah, just seen you're in the US, and these would probably be illegal at home (UK).

Never mind frown

I wonder if I could buy one here (India) and smuggle it home innocently in a suitcase...?

Edited by OpulentBob on Tuesday 16th June 07:04
Well, they're cheap enough you could try - currently $30 instead of $65 on amazon - http://www.amazon.com/Smith-Wesson-SWMP4L-Linerloc...

Trouble is, the end looks rather like, well, a Smith & Wesson.
Nope, just tried all my addresses and it appears to no be legal to send to any of them... I will put it on the wishlist for the next time I'm in the States - 30 bucks seems like a bargain! Thanks for the info though, very helpful.
Might work? https://www.bundlebox.com/
Interesting but...

[quote]Prohibited items
Our guidelines

We do not ship goods that will get us and you into trouble. Examples are unlicensed drugs, offensive weapons, pornographic material, counterfeit and pirated goods, firearms, explosives and ammunition, items of fur, certain plants and their products, medicines an other pharmaceutical products, certain radio transmitters and cordless phones not approved for use in your country; Shipments or commodities whose carriage, importation or exportation is prohibited by any law, statute or regulation, for example coffee into Spain.
eBay and USPS is an alternative that works.

ralphrj

2,918 posts

138 months

Wednesday 17th June 2015
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wolves_wanderer said:


100 trillion dollars

I imagine that the novelty value far exceeds the actual value of these notes.

For my own amusement:

The Zimbabwean Dollar is currently being phased out and replaced with the US Dollar at as exchange rate of Z$35 Quadrillion to $1. At the current £:$ rate this makes the exchange rate to the Pound Z$55 Quadrillion to £1.

This would make the Z$5 Billion note worth less than one hundred thousandth of a penny.

Assuming that the banknote is 0.1mm thick then if you were to stack them one on top of each other until you had a stack 1 kilometre tall it would still be worth less than a Pound.

(Hopefully I've got that right, there were quite a lot of zeros to work with)

wolves_wanderer

11,624 posts

184 months

Wednesday 17th June 2015
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ralphrj said:
I imagine that the novelty value far exceeds the actual value of these notes.

For my own amusement:

The Zimbabwean Dollar is currently being phased out and replaced with the US Dollar at as exchange rate of Z$35 Quadrillion to $1. At the current £:$ rate this makes the exchange rate to the Pound Z$55 Quadrillion to £1.

This would make the Z$5 Billion note worth less than one hundred thousandth of a penny.

Assuming that the banknote is 0.1mm thick then if you were to stack them one on top of each other until you had a stack 1 kilometre tall it would still be worth less than a Pound.

(Hopefully I've got that right, there were quite a lot of zeros to work with)
You aren't thinking long-term. At some point when Mugabe is pushing up the daisies they will replace foreign currencies with a new Zimbabwean currency, probably called the dollar, with a more normal exchange rate. At that point I waltz over with my hundred trillion, buy Zimbabwe and become Emperor for Life. As I see it my plan is pretty much foolproof.