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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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At the beginning of my first year of uni,
I thought to myself (wisely) "I should buy a can opener."
Off I went to the nearby Tesco, and spotted a fairly functional-looking one, all metal, probably sturdy, only Tesco Value because (I thought) it was so no-frills and had uncomfortable handles.
I got it home and couldn't for the life of me open a can with it. I tried it every way up and every way round, but neither I nor anybody else could get it to work, as its business end had been made the wrong shape to grip a can.
It was a can't opener.

P.S. I since bought an identical one that does work.
(, Mon 7 Jan 2008, 13:05, 3 replies)
So it wasn't really identical, then, was it?


Oh, but it gets a *click* for the terrible "can't opener" joke.
(, Mon 7 Jan 2008, 13:08, closed)
Asda's smart price
can openers don't work either. Mind you, neither does their normal priced one. I've just given up on buying cans.
(, Tue 8 Jan 2008, 5:07, closed)

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