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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 family story
My father's mother was renowned for her taste for cheap ugly tat. Her useless daughter followed in her footsteps and we all made fun of them behind their backs, especially my mother who loathed the pair of them.

One day in the 60's when Grammaw was proudly showing off some god-awful cheapie souvenier red plastic flower strewn purse, my little brother said aghast, "God, Grammaw, that looks like something Aunt Audelle would buy!" And then immediately clapped his hand over his mouth while the rest of us waited for the Lightening Bolt of Doom Clip Aroung the Earhole he so obviously deserved.

Nope. Went right over her head. She gave him a big smile and a one-armed hug. "Thank you, dear!", clearly flattered at his recognition of her artist's eye for color and form along with her dear daughter's.
(, Tue 8 Jan 2008, 15:12, Reply)

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