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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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Dads and cutting edge technology
ahhh good old papa and his cheap tat tomfoolery. Piece of cutting edge technology:
No.1: Pacific dvd player (don't know why it was called pacific the nearest it probably got to the pacific was moscow) said father well chuffed with said dvd player came out with immortal words "You can't go wrong for £35 even if it lasts 2 years" it lasted 2 months he got a refund from ASDA which leads me onto
Piece of cutting edge technology:
No.2:Can't remember the make but it came from kwik save (I know i cringe when i think about it to) and was a 5.1 all in one dolby digital dvd player with SPEAKERS!!!! welcome to the 21st century dad. I asked dad how much and this time "Only £75 doesn't matter if lasts three years" and he was especially proud that in the instruction manual samsung were CREDITED as SUPPLYING some parts (not making mind you just "supplying" but I didn't have the heart to tell him it was probably the fuse. anyways it nearly reached the three year mark if 4 months is anywhere near three years again a refund is supplied from kwik save (come to think of it that is probably the straw that broke the camels back for kwik save i mean £75, that must have been a years takings for them!) after cutting edge technology no.2 went I took pity and took it upon myself to buy him a JVC dvd recorder and a sony telly just to avoid any further embaressment (Sony telly did go phut after two years but was repaired for £35 take that cheap tat!)
(, Tue 8 Jan 2008, 16:52, 2 replies)
My parents won some cutting-edge cheap tat
...in a newspaper compo: a combination DVR (hard drive-based digital video recorder, like Sky+) and DVD recorder. It's great -- you can do all the pause-live-TV stuff, it'll store 70-odd hours of crap that you'll never watch, and what's more if you want to keep something you can just dump it to a DVD and Bob's your uncle.

What's the catch? Well, it's pretty flimsy, cheap tat (made by LiteOn) and while it works just fine, it's far too complicated for normal people to operate.

Which is why I was given it for Christmas. Yay!
(, Tue 8 Jan 2008, 17:16, closed)
LiteOn a good make? :/
(, Tue 8 Jan 2008, 17:47, closed)

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