Your latest purchases, cont.

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Goliath, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. KimMH

    KimMH Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    cashmere sweater from the thrift store - orig tags still on it! I has a happy!
     
  2. Tora Ziyal

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    ^ Ooh, nice! Nothing feels as nice as cashmere. What color?
     
  3. cooleddie74

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    Two brand new Speeder Bike and Scout Trooper sets from my local Toys 'R' Us along with a small handful of snacks and groceries.
     
  4. Holdfast

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    Bit off topic, but re: the bit I bolded, I tried on a couple of vicuna items in Dunhill last year. I was pretty sceptical - the eternal buzz is that vicuna is softer than even the finest cashmere and the finest fabric you can get at about 10 microns roughly* - but it really does have a genuinely wonderful hand to it.

    Of course, then I looked at the price tags and put them back on the rack. There's a reason the shop assistant in Sunset Boulevard only recommends taking the vicuna if the lady is paying! Genuinely high quality cashmere (rather than the coarser stuff) from a top Scottish or Italian mill is still only a mere fraction of the price of vicuna... I think the vicuna overcoat I tried on was something around £20-30k and the jacket in the region of £10-15k (can't remember exact figures). Of course, at this level, cost comparisons become inexact/non-meaningful because normal price elasticity curves don't apply, but still, vicuna is genuinely rare and I think Loro Piana have something of a lock on its milling because they cut a deal with the Peruvian Government re: sourcing the rare wool, which helps keep prices high. Talking of LP, I was sorely tempted to buy a vicuna scarf from them a while back before sense returned. One day, I would like to have more money than sense. :D

    (*allegedly, IIRC shatoosh is even finer but its trade is highly illegal so I've no experience as to whether that's true)
     
  5. T'Preea

    T'Preea Commander Red Shirt

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  6. BigFoot

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    I got three $50 PSN cards yesterday which I then used to pre-order Assassin's Creed III and Need for Speed: Most Wanted from the PlayStation Store.
     
  7. KimMH

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    Would love to knit with such fibers! There is an Alpaca farm close by and I've often contemplated contacting them about their wools!

    As for more money than sense; I sometimes think that too. Only for a moment though . . .


    Sorry, spliced the quote wrong, the remark abt only wearing black is mine, NOT. Holdfast's. Though it seems unlikely he would struggle with coordinating colors!
     
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  8. Tora Ziyal

    Tora Ziyal Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I understand. My version is black, gray, white and denim, with an occasional colored top thrown in.
     
  9. KimMH

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    ;)
     
  10. BigFoot

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    I got a 2TB external hard drive today. Altogether I now have 6TB of storage.

    I also got a couple of books for my mom's birthday.
     
  11. bbailey861

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    A turkey to cook up for Sunday's Thanksgiving dinner.
     
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  12. cooleddie74

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    Happy Canadian Thanksgiving Day, by the way.
     
  13. kolibri

    kolibri Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    A big Ro Laren poster that I'm embarrassed to put up on my wall.

    She's so dreamy, though..:alienblush:

    Also, three two-liters of diet Mountain Dew and a garage door opener for my parents.
     
  14. auntiehill

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    A new pillow, from Target.
     
  15. thestrangequark

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    Put up the poster! She was a great character, and an excellent role model for girls; not just pretty but smart, strong, opinionated, thoughtful, flawed, and 3 dimensional!
     
  16. cooleddie74

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    Some action figures I didn't previously own along with some snacks and groceries for the evening.
     
  17. MacLeod

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    This is one time where it's good to be R2, which had the music more or less intact on QL. :D
     
  18. ZeroArmour

    ZeroArmour Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Some CDs.

    PSY - Best 6
    Troublemaker - Troublemaker
    ♥HyunA♥ - Bubble Pop
     
  19. auntiehill

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    A Subway sandwich for dinner.
     
  20. kolibri

    kolibri Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I put it up. Now she's staring directly at me. It's actually kind of intimidating. =P