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View Rudi Hedman's Profile Rudi Hedman Flag Caterham 21 Nov 21 10.27pm Send a Private Message to Rudi Hedman Add Rudi Hedman as a friend

Originally posted by ASCPFC

I just buy the phones with the Chinese spyware. Cheaper, better specs and why should I care?

Iíve recently bought one on eBay as a backup. The memory wasnít cleared and it appears it was owned by someone named A. Rafiq. Could be worth a fortune after I make a few calls tomorrow.

 


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View Teddy Eagle's Profile Teddy Eagle Flag 21 Nov 21 11.11pm Send a Private Message to Teddy Eagle Add Teddy Eagle as a friend


Any waiter who brings me a plate does just as good a job for a percentage of a £20 bill as one bringing me a plate which costs x 10 more so the latter can whistle for his £40 tip.

 

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View Midlands Eagle's Profile Midlands Eagle Flag 22 Nov 21 6.39am Send a Private Message to Midlands Eagle Add Midlands Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by PalazioVecchio

If you get one with low mileage (from its original owner) , it can be dramatically cheaper than a new one from the Dealership forecourt.....and just as good.

Not if you buy it on finance as the interest rate on most new cars is heavily subsidized by the manufacturer making new cars cheaper to buy than nearly new

 

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 22 Nov 21 8.59am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by ASCPFC

I just buy the phones with the Chinese spyware. Cheaper, better specs and why should I care?

I had one and it was excellent but when I upgraded I went Korean as at the time the US government was blocking US software such as Google and Android you ran the risk of your phone becoming obsolete.

I am not sure if that ever happened but it's a risk with the Chinese.

 


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View CrazyBadger's Profile CrazyBadger Flag Ware 22 Nov 21 9.17am Send a Private Message to CrazyBadger Add CrazyBadger as a friend

Baked beans. I much prefer Supermarket own brands to Heinz.
bit of black pepper in whilst cooking. sorted.
However, Heinz ketchup still beats all others.

 

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View Midlands Eagle's Profile Midlands Eagle Flag 22 Nov 21 11.39am Send a Private Message to Midlands Eagle Add Midlands Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by CrazyBadger

Baked beans. I much prefer Supermarket own brands to Heinz.

Yuk.

One of my special treats is a full English a couple of times when on holiday. Last month we were in the Canaries and the baked beans in the full English were obviously el cheapo and were foul so when we went back again we ordered "full English but no beans please"

 

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View Stirlingsays's Profile Stirlingsays Flag 22 Nov 21 11.53am Send a Private Message to Stirlingsays Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add Stirlingsays as a friend

A lot of it is common sense and knowing someone with experience in the area helps.

Do you need something to be durable? Sometimes buying cheap can actually work out more expensive if you have to replace the item...built in obsolescence matters.

Why is something priced as it is?....materials or brand or supply levels.

Usually the mid-range has the most competition and hence the best bang per buck.....but that's just a general rule and good research before buying reduces disappointment.

Or just subscribe to 'Which'.

 


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A few years ago a survey judged Aldi's own label Champagne and gin to be not only the cheapest but the best, in a big field of well known and highly respected brands. Some company that Aldi.

 

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View CrazyBadger's Profile CrazyBadger Flag Ware 22 Nov 21 1.28pm Send a Private Message to CrazyBadger Add CrazyBadger as a friend

Originally posted by Midlands Eagle

Yuk.

One of my special treats is a full English a couple of times when on holiday. Last month we were in the Canaries and the baked beans in the full English were obviously el cheapo and were foul so when we went back again we ordered "full English but no beans please"

ahh Now, there's Shop own brands, and there's the 'Value' ranges. The value ranges are abhorrant, and I wouldn't go near them.
The Own brands are actually quite good.

 

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Originally posted by CrazyBadger

ahh Now, there's Shop own brands, and there's the 'Value' ranges. The value ranges are abhorrant, and I wouldn't go near them.
The Own brands are actually quite good.

I had a full English round one of my mates houses a couple of years ago, and I jokingly said to him 'I trust these are Heinz beans' to which he said yes. After I'd finished he confessed that they were Aldi. I didn't know the difference. I now go into Aldi just to get their beans. As we speak, I've probably got about 40 tins on a shelf in my garage.

 

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Originally posted by CrazyBadger

Baked beans. I much prefer Supermarket own brands to Heinz.
bit of black pepper in whilst cooking. sorted.
However, Heinz ketchup still beats all others.

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View Apollofuzz's Profile Apollofuzz Flag Looking into the Future 22 Nov 21 2.23pm Send a Private Message to Apollofuzz Add Apollofuzz as a friend

Always had Heinz until we switched to shopping in Aldi and tried their baked beans can't tell the difference and to be honest most things in Aldi are as good if not better than branded stuff and much cheaper. So far only Custard Creams and Tomato sauce have been a let down.

Originally posted by martin2412

I had a full English round one of my mates houses a couple of years ago, and I jokingly said to him 'I trust these are Heinz beans' to which he said yes. After I'd finished he confessed that they were Aldi. I didn't know the difference. I now go into Aldi just to get their beans. As we speak, I've probably got about 40 tins on a shelf in my garage.

 


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