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I'm now the owner of a monster trampoline that's nearly too big for the garden. Tell us your retail disasters and triumphs.

(, Thu 21 May 2009, 11:52)
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Last week, in a second-hand bookshop in Newcastle...
...I found that evidentally someone geeky had recently died and their family had sold their book collection, for pretty much every Star Wars novel *ever* was in there for rather cheap prices - £1 or £2 each mostly. So, bearing in mind I had to walk 2 miles back to my flat from the city centre, what did I do?


I bought a large proportion of said collection, those I didn't buy being due to already owning them or already knowing they were shit. In total, about 30 books, 6 of which were hardbacks. I then proceeded to carry them in thin plastic bags all the way back to my flat, which made my hands hurt like hell. Worth it though - means I won't need to look for anything to read for the next few months!
(, Thu 21 May 2009, 23:21, 1 reply)
I know how your poor hands and arms must've felt getting those books home.
I've had a car and driven pretty much everywhere for the last 5 or 6 years until last year (and mostly everywhere in my mother's car before that).

This means that I have a terrible habit of impulse buying things, walking out of the shop and standing in the carpark for a few minutes before thinking "how the hell am I getting this home on the bus?!"
I even did it at IKEA: 16kg? no worries!
(, Fri 22 May 2009, 5:13, closed)

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