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OneEyedMonster remindes us about the crap you can buy in pound shops: "Batteries that lasted about an hour and then died. A screwdriver with a loose handle so I couldn't turn the damn screw, and a tape measure which wasn't at all accurate."

Similarly, my neighbour bought a lawnmower from Argos that was so cheap the wheels didn't go round, it sort of skidded over the grass whilst gently back-combing it.

What's the cheapest, most useless crap you've bought?

(, Fri 4 Jan 2008, 7:26)
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Cheap Great Crap
Sometimes, just sometimes, it can pay off.
I've been buying hyundi batteries (yes) at 15 for a quid for ages and they are great. Obviously not as long lasting as duracell, but you would be surpised, and at the cost they are far better than other batteries.

Ive also bought a MMC USB card reader that is small and works perfectly, that has saved me lots of time and effort! For one pound!
(, Fri 4 Jan 2008, 16:52, 2 replies)
Card Reader
I got one of those card readers too, perhaps the best quid I've ever paid. Especially since it clearly specified that it didn't work with macs, but mysteriously when I plugged it in, it did.
(, Fri 4 Jan 2008, 17:24, closed)
I too
have bought the card reader. And can confirm it also works with Ubuntu Linux.

Another thing from that aisle that has worked brilliantly is the keyring universal remote. Hours of driving people mad with that :)
(, Sat 5 Jan 2008, 17:49, closed)

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