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Sometimes the cheapest option isn't the right one. I fondly remember my neighbours going to a well-known catalogue-based store and buying the cheapest lawnmower they stocked. How we laughed as they realised it had non-rotating wheels and died when presented with grass. Tell us about times you or others have been let down by being a cheapskate.

(, Tue 24 Jun 2014, 12:42)
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Fire fixes everything.
Except back issues of National Geographic, which are curiously reluctant to burn.

Whilst we're being dull, the best way to get use from a cheap shredder would be to shred small quantities of documents, pausing regularly to clean the blades.
(, Sat 28 Jun 2014, 9:50, 1 reply)
Shiny magazine stock is coated in clay which inhibits combustion.
Just so you know.
(, Sun 29 Jun 2014, 3:04, closed)
Thought it would be something like that, yes.
The fact that I'd clogged all the air holes in the burner with them, probably wasn't helping.
(, Sun 29 Jun 2014, 19:17, closed)

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