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Dave Saville
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Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:57 am   



On Thu, 25 Mar 2010 05:11:13 UTC, The Daring Dufas
<the-daring-dufas_at_peckerhead.net> wrote:

Quote:
Bernard Peek wrote:
On 23/03/10 14:35, TMC wrote:

"Esco" <invalid_at_nospaml.com> wrote in message
news:Xns9D449240A9D945D4AM2_at_newsfarm.ams2.highwinds-media.com...
Where can I get a battery alarm clock which has hands that can be
read in
the dark?

Argos 2.50


Extravagant! I'd check Poundland first.



OH MY GOD! The British have their version of our Dollar Store.


Actually we go one better - 99p stores Smile
--
Regards
Dave Saville

The Daring Dufas
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Thu Mar 25, 2010 12:12 pm   



Dave Saville wrote:
Quote:
On Thu, 25 Mar 2010 05:11:13 UTC, The Daring Dufas
the-daring-dufas_at_peckerhead.net> wrote:

Bernard Peek wrote:
On 23/03/10 14:35, TMC wrote:
"Esco" <invalid_at_nospaml.com> wrote in message
news:Xns9D449240A9D945D4AM2_at_newsfarm.ams2.highwinds-media.com...
Where can I get a battery alarm clock which has hands that can be
read in
the dark?
Argos 2.50


Extravagant! I'd check Poundland first.


OH MY GOD! The British have their version of our Dollar Store.


Actually we go one better - 99p stores Smile

And these stores are stocked with items from which former colony?

TDD

Andrew May
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Thu Mar 25, 2010 12:18 pm   



The Daring Dufas wrote:
Quote:
Dave Saville wrote:
On Thu, 25 Mar 2010 05:11:13 UTC, The Daring Dufas
the-daring-dufas_at_peckerhead.net> wrote:

OH MY GOD! The British have their version of our Dollar Store.


Actually we go one better - 99p stores :-)

And these stores are stocked with items from which former colony?

I'm not aware that China (or at least the vast majority of it) was ever

a British colony.

Where else did you think all that cheap tat comes from?

Douglas de Lacey
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Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:29 pm   



RobertL wrote:
Quote:
On Mar 23, 2:22 pm, Esco <inva...@nospaml.com> wrote:
Where can I get a battery alarm clock which has hands that can be read in
the dark?

they don't use radioactive luminous paint any more, so 'glow in the
dark' watches and clocks are a thing of the past.

Not entirely. Some time ago (perhaps now 10 years) I wanted such a
watch. I went through a number (agreeing with the supplier they'd come
back to him if they were not really "luminous") till I tried a Sekonda.
The hands were luminescent but *the dial was properly luminous*. So I
wrote to Sekonda, asking how they managed this and whether they could
source luminous hands. They could and did; I could not have had better
service. When years later it broke they fixed it FOC, and told me that
they had also replaced the battery as a courtesy.

I thought their slogan was a joke, but it's been absolutely right IME:
"Beware expensive imitations".

Douglas de Lacey

harry
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Thu Mar 25, 2010 5:55 pm   



On Mar 25, 11:12am, The Daring Dufas <the-daring-
du...@peckerhead.net> wrote:
Quote:
Dave Saville wrote:
On Thu, 25 Mar 2010 05:11:13 UTC, The Daring Dufas
the-daring-du...@peckerhead.net> wrote:

Bernard Peek wrote:
On 23/03/10 14:35, TMC wrote:
"Esco" <inva...@nospaml.com> wrote in message
news:Xns9D449240A9D945D4AM2_at_newsfarm.ams2.highwinds-media.com...
Where can I get a battery alarm clock which has hands that can be
read in
the dark?
Argos 2.50

Extravagant! I'd check Poundland first.

OH MY GOD! The British have their version of our Dollar Store.

Actually we go one better - 99p stores :-)

And these stores are stocked with items from which former colony?
*

*
USA of course! Also known as New China as they now own you.
Pound stores are the only ones that are increasing. Everything else
is closing. Even the charity shops are closing, they can't get enough
stock.

Mike Barnes
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Thu Mar 25, 2010 7:54 pm   



Dave Saville <dave_at_invalid.invalid>:
Quote:
On Thu, 25 Mar 2010 05:11:13 UTC, The Daring Dufas
the-daring-dufas_at_peckerhead.net> wrote:

Bernard Peek wrote:
On 23/03/10 14:35, TMC wrote:

"Esco" <invalid_at_nospaml.com> wrote in message
news:Xns9D449240A9D945D4AM2_at_newsfarm.ams2.highwinds-media.com...
Where can I get a battery alarm clock which has hands that can be
read in
the dark?

Argos œ2.50


Extravagant! I'd check Poundland first.



OH MY GOD! The British have their version of our Dollar Store.


Actually we go one better - 99p stores Smile

The best one I've seen lately was boasting "Everything from a pound!".
Methinks they Just Don't Get It.

--
Mike Barnes

Nonny
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Thu Mar 25, 2010 7:55 pm   



"harry" <susan.armitage_at_virgin.net> wrote in message
news:d283150b-b61a-4089-8b6f-65a8632267d5_at_g10g2000yqh.googlegroups.com...

Quote:
And these stores are stocked with items from which former
colony?
*
*
USA of course! Also known as New China as they now own you.
Pound stores are the only ones that are increasing. Everything
else
is closing. Even the charity shops are closing, they can't get
enough
stock.

I have a relative that is upper middle management of a global
electronics manufacturing company. One of their main plants is in
the USA and is quite busy and profitable. The big electronics
devices they manufacture are in high demand AND one of their
biggest locations where they ship is mainland China. Imagine
that: a USA-based manufacturing plant shipping electronics to
China.<grin>

--
Nonny
Suppose you were an idiot.
And suppose you were a member
of Congress.... But then I repeat myself.'

-Mark Twain
..

The Daring Dufas
Guest

Thu Mar 25, 2010 8:20 pm   



Andrew May wrote:
Quote:
The Daring Dufas wrote:
Dave Saville wrote:
On Thu, 25 Mar 2010 05:11:13 UTC, The Daring Dufas
the-daring-dufas_at_peckerhead.net> wrote:

OH MY GOD! The British have their version of our Dollar Store.


Actually we go one better - 99p stores :-)

And these stores are stocked with items from which former colony?

I'm not aware that China (or at least the vast majority of it) was ever
a British colony.

Where else did you think all that cheap tat comes from?


Hong Kong and India perhaps?

TDD

Michael A. Terrell
Guest

Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:58 pm   



Mike Barnes wrote:
Quote:

The best one I've seen lately was boasting "Everything from a pound!".
Methinks they Just Don't Get It.


How long do you have to 'pound' them?


--
Lead free solder is Belgium's version of 'Hold my beer and watch this!'

Bernard Peek
Guest

Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:24 pm   



On 25/03/10 09:57, Dave Saville wrote:
Quote:
On Thu, 25 Mar 2010 05:11:13 UTC, The Daring Dufas
the-daring-dufas_at_peckerhead.net> wrote:

Bernard Peek wrote:
On 23/03/10 14:35, TMC wrote:

"Esco"<invalid_at_nospaml.com> wrote in message
news:Xns9D449240A9D945D4AM2_at_newsfarm.ams2.highwinds-media.com...
Where can I get a battery alarm clock which has hands that can be
read in
the dark?

Argos 2.50


Extravagant! I'd check Poundland first.



OH MY GOD! The British have their version of our Dollar Store.


Actually we go one better - 99p stores Smile


In one high street I've seen a Poundland, a 99, a 98 and a 97p shop.
There are at least three other chains that follow similar themes.


--
Bernard Peek
bap_at_shrdlu.com

Steve Terry
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Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:26 pm   



"harry" <susan.armitage_at_virgin.net> wrote in message
news:d283150b-b61a-4089-8b6f-65a8632267d5_at_g10g2000yqh.googlegroups.com...
On Mar 25, 11:12 am, The Daring Dufas <the-daring-
du...@peckerhead.net> wrote:
Quote:
Dave Saville wrote:
On Thu, 25 Mar 2010 05:11:13 UTC, The Daring Dufas
the-daring-du...@peckerhead.net> wrote:
snip
OH MY GOD! The British have their version of our Dollar Store.

Actually we go one better - 99p stores :-)

And these stores are stocked with items from which former colony?
*
*
USA of course! Also known as New China as they now own you.
Pound stores are the only ones that are increasing. Everything else
is closing. Even the charity shops are closing, they can't get enough
stock.


Charity shops might not have enough stock but they have plenty of

volunteers, the Govs "New Deal" for the unemployed forces them
to volunteer for charity shops or lose their job seekers benefits.

Steve Terry
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Steve Terry
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Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:29 pm   



"The Daring Dufas" <the-daring-dufas_at_peckerhead.net> wrote in message
news:hoer91$rhk$1_at_news.eternal-september.org...
Quote:
Bernard Peek wrote:
On 23/03/10 14:35, TMC wrote:

"Esco" <invalid_at_nospaml.com> wrote in message
news:Xns9D449240A9D945D4AM2_at_newsfarm.ams2.highwinds-media.com...
Where can I get a battery alarm clock which has hands that can be read
in
the dark?

Argos 2.50

Extravagant! I'd check Poundland first.


OH MY GOD! The British have their version of our Dollar Store.
ROTFLMAO
TDD


http://www.poundland.co.uk/


http://www.99pstoresltd.com/

Steve Terry
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Get a free Three 3pay Sim with 2 bonus after 10 top up
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Steve Terry
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Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:38 pm   



"Dave Saville" <dave_at_invalid.invalid> wrote in message
news:fV45K0OBJxbE-pn2-km7e7BEoQgRr_at_bearpaw.bear.den...
Quote:
On Thu, 25 Mar 2010 05:11:13 UTC, The Daring Dufas
the-daring-dufas_at_peckerhead.net> wrote:
Bernard Peek wrote:
On 23/03/10 14:35, TMC wrote:

"Esco" <invalid_at_nospaml.com> wrote in message
news:Xns9D449240A9D945D4AM2_at_newsfarm.ams2.highwinds-media.com...
Where can I get a battery alarm clock which has hands that can be
read in
the dark?

Argos o2.50

Extravagant! I'd check Poundland first.

OH MY GOD! The British have their version of our Dollar Store.

Actually we go one better - 99p stores :-)


and getting it back on topic, 99p stores have a calling card which seems

reasonable value, seems to have been provided by TalkTalk?

Steve Terry
--
Get a free Three 3pay Sim with 2 bonus after 10 top up
http://freeagent.three.co.uk/stand/view/id/5276

Andrew May
Guest

Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:37 am   



The Daring Dufas wrote:
Quote:
Andrew May wrote:
The Daring Dufas wrote:
Dave Saville wrote:
On Thu, 25 Mar 2010 05:11:13 UTC, The Daring Dufas
the-daring-dufas_at_peckerhead.net> wrote:

OH MY GOD! The British have their version of our Dollar Store.


Actually we go one better - 99p stores :-)

And these stores are stocked with items from which former colony?

I'm not aware that China (or at least the vast majority of it) was
ever a British colony.

Where else did you think all that cheap tat comes from?


Hong Kong and India perhaps?


I don't think there is much low cost manufacturing in Hong Kong any
more. Twenty years ago maybe but now most of that has been moved to the
mainland and Hong Kong seems to be mainly financial services and the like.

India is another matter. Over here I seldom see anything marked as
manufactured in India except perhaps clothes. But I can't for sure say
why. My perception is that the Indian growth is based more on things
like call centres, software services outsourcing and heavy engineering
like steel making and cars. None of which are sold in Pound Shops.

Certainly in my professional capacity I get much spam offering
manufactured goods from China and software subcontracting from India but
not vice-versa.

Andrew

NT
Guest

Fri Mar 26, 2010 3:37 pm   



On Mar 24, 11:42am, "Man at B&Q" <manatba...@hotmail.com> wrote:
Quote:
On Mar 23, 11:48pm, NT <meow2...@care2.com> wrote:

On Mar 23, 3:31pm, Bernard Peek <b...@shrdlu.com> wrote:

On 23/03/10 14:35, TMC wrote:

"Esco" <inva...@nospaml.com> wrote in message
news:Xns9D449240A9D945D4AM2_at_newsfarm.ams2.highwinds-media.com...
Where can I get a battery alarm clock which has hands that can be read in
the dark?

Argos 2.50

Extravagant! I'd check Poundland first.

Don't... just don't.

Why ever not? They work, I have one. Clearly you can't say the same
about everything at poundland but if Argos can sell 'em for 2.50 then
1 is probably about the right price.

MBQ

I bought a pack of 3, not one of them worked well enough to be any
use. All kept losing big chunks of time - and yes, the batteries were
good.


NT

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