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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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Chinese Beer
Always on the lookout for a good wasted/dollar ratio, I was thrilled to discover our local bottle store stocking "Tsing Tao!". It was NZ$15 (approx 3p) for a dozen, and the bottles were big. Choice!

It tasted of very little (a good thing for cheap beer), and I had gotten through a good 8 of them before I felt anything like the familiar effects of beer. The next four however were a different story.

Everyone has a drunken poo story, and I won't go into details because it's tea time, but those crafty Chinese brewers had it in for me. It involved me waking up the following day to find a slippery trail from the bathroom to where my trousers were in the kitchen, out onto the deck and back to the washing basket, and there to where my boxers were under my pillow.

It was quite drinkable if it was cold enough.
(, Wed 9 Jan 2008, 5:31, 4 replies)
I've been to the town in China where it's made
A shithole.
(, Wed 9 Jan 2008, 9:19, closed)
Tsing Tao
is God's own beer. I think it tastes great, and due to being originally brewed by Germans- Tsing tao was a German concession- it's all pure and what not. The only problem is the low alcohol content, meaning you have to drink gallons of the stuff.

Might I suggest your bottom problems might be related to the use by date, did you check, the beer sounds suspiciously cheap.

And Frank, Tsing Tao is in China, so of course it's a shit hole, I challenge you to name a Chinese city that isn't.
(, Wed 9 Jan 2008, 13:41, closed)
If you think that $15 is approx 3p then can I buy $5000 off you for which I can bung you a hugely generous £11?
(, Wed 9 Jan 2008, 21:48, closed)
Tsing Tao is fantastic
Perhaps the stuff we usually get in Hong Kong is different, becuase it's certainly not low alcohol content..
(, Thu 10 Jan 2008, 10:17, closed)

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