Your latest purchases, cont.

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

  1. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    No, not really. It's a great company that did the work ('Thrasher', how cool is that? :lol: ) and surprisingly affordable.

    I got it relatively easy, though, 'cuz I don't live near the massive flooding that has inundated the area around the river. Lots of those people lost everything they had.
     
  2. BigFoot

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    I don't usually care about the extras. As long as the movie looks great, I'm happy. ;)
     
  3. kirsten187

    kirsten187 Napoleonic Power Monger Premium Member

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    Some mp3 downloads.
     
  4. SPCTRE

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    For the most part, I'd agree.

    I really like good, funny banter in commentary tracks though (e.g. the ones the actors did for some Babylon 5 episodes). Also, the LOTR SEE content was pretty amazing. I've watched all of it.
     
  5. Holdfast

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    Groceries and petrol.

    Petrol prices have come down a couple of pence, but filling up still cost about £73. :lol:

    Groceries were more reasonable though; with various coupons/discounts, it came to about £43, down from an initial £57.

    Also got the renewal quote for my car insurance in the mail; just under £600, which from memory is a little higher than last year's. Was expecting a small rise; apparently everyone's premiums have been going up this year, but I'll get round to comparing prices a bit later to doublecheck it's reasonable. Well, reasonable isn't the word I'd choose, but you know what I mean... :D
     
  6. Zulu Romeo

    Zulu Romeo World Famous Starship Captain Admiral

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    I changed my car insurance provider earlier this year and not only got myself a more feature-packed policy, but also saved a fair bit, too. Hope your insurance shopping goes well. :)
     
  7. Holdfast

    Holdfast Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Thanks!

    I just ran my details through the usual combination of superconfused.commeerkats and got a price about 5% lower, so I just called up my existing insurer and with a bit of sweet-talking, managed to knock the premium even further down to just £540, about 10% off initial quote. Happy now. :cool:
     
  8. PurpleLady

    PurpleLady Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I bought a Toshiba laptop with a wireless card at a yard sale last weekend for six dollars! Incredibly it works great and it even came with a nice carrying case.
     
  9. SPCTRE

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    :wtf: That sounds like a good value to me ;)
     
  10. Tora Ziyal

    Tora Ziyal Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Lots of groceries.

    Sorry to hear that.
     
  11. auntiehill

    auntiehill Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    The last thing I bought was a sandwich from Subway.
     
  12. BigFoot

    BigFoot Admiral Admiral

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    Yeah there are always exceptions. I've listened to a lot of actor commentary tracks of my favourite shows (Farscape, Buffy, Angel...).
     
  13. RandyS

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    Two big bottles of water.
     
  14. An Officer

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    Starbucks white hot chocolate, tall, whole milk, dash of vanilla syrup, extra hot, cream on top. I miss coffee, but this comes a close second.
     
  15. Kira's Mom

    Kira's Mom Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Yep, that's me, too. :lol: I switched purses almost as soon as I left the store. :p It made my day. And I've already gotten a lot of compliments on it.
     
  16. kirsten187

    kirsten187 Napoleonic Power Monger Premium Member

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    Glasses, trousers, a hoodie and a bag this morning.
     
  17. Rincewiend

    Rincewiend Vice Admiral Admiral

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    A nerdy pocket watch:
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  18. auntiehill

    auntiehill Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Cute! ^

    We hit Lowe's today---bought batteries, lightbulbs, & Ortho's Home Defense (preventative measure). We looked solar lights for the front walk but decided not to get any.
     
  19. Holdfast

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    I don't ever go into Starbucks as a general rule, but that sounds rather delicious, so rule-breaking may be in the offing at some point. Sounds like I'd have to skip lunch that day, though, based on the likely calorie count of that drink! :D

    One thing I love about US products are the awesome names. I'd never have guessed this was basically bug poison without googling. Sounds like some kind of Pentagon-approved laser grid...
     
  20. An Officer

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    Yeah, had to go back to the bastards, 'cos they do the best white hot chocolate around - plus they accommodate a lot of customisation. That's a drink I request which isn't on the menu. Good luck trying to explain it to them, they usually end up getting it wrong somehow - either giving me a white cafe mocha, or making it skimmed, or forgetting the vanilla, etcetera. I normally have to say quite slowly and repeat a couple of times. :lol:

    I've been doing a lot of back-breaking physical labour recently, so I have excused myself from too much calorie counting. I just make sure I drink it first thing rather than last to ensure it gets used up. :D

    Back on topic, latest purchase was a waxed cotton fishing jacket. I don't know why, I seem to like some weird things lately. I have never fished a day in my life.