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View Harpo's Profile Harpo Flag Oxfordshire 22 Nov 21 7.58pm Send a Private Message to Harpo Add Harpo as a friend

Waitrose ‘essentials’ bog rolls.

Wound tightly and doesn’t break up. Trust me.

 

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View PalazioVecchio's Profile PalazioVecchio Flag south pole 22 Nov 21 8.16pm Send a Private Message to PalazioVecchio Add PalazioVecchio as a friend


cheapo : a covid haircut.... at home with a Wahl buzzer, number 2 or maybe a number one if you are thinning already.

versus

dropping 15 quid at the barber every month, and only looking slightly improved on option A above. And having to listen to a barber's opinions on his holiday plans, the weather, traffic congestion,....generally...... or hear a lecture on the importance of marrying a virgin girl ( Streatham barbers).

 


Pay for a BBC TV license ? yeah, right.

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£3 for a cd or£30 for a vinyl version of a 40 year old record that is probably taken from a digital master anyway.

 

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View croydon proud's Profile croydon proud Flag Any european country i fancy! 22 Nov 21 9.43pm Send a Private Message to croydon proud Add croydon proud as a friend

Originally posted by PalazioVecchio

the wines in the list below all cost under a tenner.

So you believe that a £100 bottle will taste ten times better ?

i must confess my ignorance on such matters. Not got an educated palate.

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A £15 BOTTLE OF WINE WILL PROBABLY TASTE BETTER THAN A £5 BOTTLE,
BUT A £100 BOTTLE PROBABLY WONT TASTE ANY BETTER THAN THE £15 BOTTLE-

 

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View croydon proud's Profile croydon proud Flag Any european country i fancy! 22 Nov 21 9.45pm Send a Private Message to croydon proud Add croydon proud as a friend

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.

Try Lidls batts ketchup, just as good as heinz and half the price.

 

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View croydon proud's Profile croydon proud Flag Any european country i fancy! 22 Nov 21 9.50pm Send a Private Message to croydon proud Add croydon proud as a friend

Originally posted by Stirlingsays

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'.


Its going to be interesting when the electric cars come on the market, how long before the battery goes at £5-7 grand a pop, oh for the days of paying £100 in halfords!

 

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View becky's Profile becky Flag over the moon 23 Nov 21 7.57am Send a Private Message to becky Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add becky as a friend

Originally posted by croydon proud


Its going to be interesting when the electric cars come on the market, how long before the battery goes at £5-7 grand a pop, oh for the days of paying £100 in halfords!

Not forgetting that most Local Authorities will jump on the (green electric)bandwagon and charge £250+ for disposal of the old one...

 


A stairway to Heaven and a Highway to Hell give some indication of expected traffic numbers

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View croydon proud's Profile croydon proud Flag Any european country i fancy! 23 Nov 21 3.19pm Send a Private Message to croydon proud Add croydon proud as a friend

Originally posted by becky

Not forgetting that most Local Authorities will jump on the (green electric)bandwagon and charge £250+ for disposal of the old one...

Oh yes, the disposal fees will be astronomic- but "cheap at twice the price ,compared to the damage just dumping it at the side of the road will do"! Or maybe not.I might go on dragons den with my new invention, an app that directs you to the road with the least security cameras, street lighting and housing, so you can take your old electric battery and accidently leave it at the side of the road , saving you the disposal fee. By the time everyone has gone electric, there will be a ban coming, and we will be switching to hydrogen or something.

 

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View PalazioVecchio's Profile PalazioVecchio Flag south pole 23 Nov 21 3.28pm Send a Private Message to PalazioVecchio Add PalazioVecchio as a friend

cheap bottled mineral water ( or filtered tap water )


vs


Perrier ....the champagne of mineral waters

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and come to think of it....a good Cava is often better than an average Champagne. And a heck of a lot cheaper too.

Edited by PalazioVecchio (23 Nov 2021 3.34pm)

 


Pay for a BBC TV license ? yeah, right.

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View Forest Hillbilly's Profile Forest Hillbilly Flag in a hidey-hole 23 Nov 21 10.01pm Send a Private Message to Forest Hillbilly Add Forest Hillbilly as a friend

I have worked on several occasions in food factories. I can state that there are many supermarkets who use the same supplier of (pizzas, yogurts, cooking sauces), but just use their own packaging.

I can also that that at least one 'top end' supermarket does not conform, and has their own preferred suppliers. There a few food manufacturers who only supply one outlet.

Vacuum cleaners. Dyson stole a march on its competitors by using a technique pioneered in factories for the filtration of air. Dyson prices were through the roof, and the bl00dy buggers went and copyrighted something they didn't even 'invent'. Now other manufacturers can use the technique (bagless cyclone), the prices of vacuum cleaners has dropped quite a bit. Go cheap.

 


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View Forest Hillbilly's Profile Forest Hillbilly Flag in a hidey-hole 24 Nov 21 7.22am Send a Private Message to Forest Hillbilly Add Forest Hillbilly as a friend

Cars. In the mid-market / cheaper ranges a lot of manufacturers have utilised the same design vehicles (to some extent), so a lot of parts are interchangeable. from engines to body panels.
Top end cars still use all their own stuff and tend to hold their resale prices better.

which is how it seems for most products. Obviously don't go really cheap, because there's always a reason why things are cut-price. And never buy a Series 1, as there will undoubtedly be a series 2 very soon, which will have all the problems discovered on Series 1 eliminated.

Edited by Forest Hillbilly (24 Nov 2021 7.23am)

 


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View Midlands Eagle's Profile Midlands Eagle Flag 24 Nov 21 7.55am Send a Private Message to Midlands Eagle Add Midlands Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Forest Hillbilly

Cars. In the mid-market / cheaper ranges a lot of manufacturers have utilised the same design vehicles (to some extent), so a lot of parts are interchangeable. from engines to body panels.

Designing new cars and tooling up for them is horrendously expensive nowadays which is why manufacturers share design and production facilities.

My own BMW was designed alongside Toyota and built in the Steyr Puch factory in Austria as is the Toyota equivalent although both cars are completely different apart from the chassis. Without the shared development and manufacture I doubt whether either car would have been built

 

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