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Ian C. Purdie
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"Mountain House 72-Hour Emergency Meal Kit"

Actually the sole sale that day.

[www.amazon.com]
December 11, 2009 06:44AM
DamonHD
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It's climate change I tell you! B^>

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December 11, 2009 08:22AM
Harold
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Every once in a while you're going to get something like that.

I had a 12-jar case of artichoke hearts recently, followed a few weeks later by an exercise wheel. Not sure if they were related.
December 11, 2009 04:20PM
DamonHD
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Ah, H, let's hope they burnt the methane off properly too! B^>

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December 11, 2009 06:44PM
Ian C. Purdie
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Harold,

Didn't Ann once have an enquiry for an outside Loo [self assemble] in the form of a Swiss Chalet?

Wish I kept the link. It was funny.

Anyway, only 3 days of meals for one? Maybe a prospective weekend camper/hiker? Taking his home made low power transceiver in the snow?

We have them, they can hardly wait for winter.

As a fellow Canadian Amateur once observed. Canada has two seasons. Winter and a short road repair period. That's the fellow my age who finally retired from the Canadian Air Force, purchased something like 100 acres, moved there and is working his way through planting 10,000+ Oak trees.

A long term financial legacy for his great-great-great-great grand-children. Also planted some fruit trees for which he hopes to see the benefit in his lifetime.
December 11, 2009 08:54PM
Harold
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The sex toy sales are fun too...
December 11, 2009 09:23PM
Ian C. Purdie
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All of yesterday's sales at Amazon for an electronics site:

Books
How The Mighty Fall: And Why Some Companies Never Give In

Kitchen & Housewares
Bonide 696 Mole And Gopher Killer
Motomco 33454 Rat Bait Station
Snap E Rat Trap 6 Pack

Music
Only by the Night
The Beatles Stereo Box Set

Other
Hawk Bait Chunx Rat & Mice Killer, 9 Lb

Tools & Hardware
Motomco Tomcat Rat Snap Trap #33525

Not one book on electronics sold. Bizarre!

Been a good month all round though.
December 31, 2009 09:44PM
Troi
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Sounds like some serious rodent problems for someone!!! We have had serious mouse problems this year - along with many others out here, I'm assuming it has been the weird weather this year. Spoke with some friends back in UK yesterday - and they were saying the same. Never had problems with mice before, but this year they have had to call someone in to get rid of them. Anyone else seen similar?
January 02, 2010 01:37PM
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We have a black cat that brings us a mounse every evening - but does take it back out again when told to do so. The mouse is getting very fed up I think.
January 02, 2010 02:06PM
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I'm surprised Ian's customer didn't buy any Frank Sinatra - or Bob Geldof music ..... winking smiley
January 02, 2010 02:15PM
Khensu
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What to play while killing the rats?

I am trying to think of what Frankie song would apply?

You haven't seen rats until you've seen NYC rats.

"Rats the size of cats and cats the size of dogs"

-Bowie, Diamond Dogs
January 14, 2010 01:10PM
Harold
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Sold a stroller yesterday!

Bumbleride IT-108L Indie Twin 2009 Double Stroller

$39 commission on a $600 purchase.

Ka-ching!
May 11, 2010 05:42PM
Troi
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Nice-one!!!!
May 11, 2010 07:13PM
DamonHD
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Cor! "Stroll on!" as we might just about say round these parts!

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May 11, 2010 07:50PM
Harold
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I can't claim any credit for the sale. It's not as if I have a section of my site with reviews of strollers. It looks like one of those nice add-on purchases one gets from Amazon from time to time, which make up for all the book purchases and their 50 cent to $1 commissions...
May 11, 2010 08:03PM
Harold
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2010 Luminary Bronzer Indoor Tanning Bed Lotion 13.5 oz By Designer Skin
May 16, 2010 04:20PM
Ian C. Purdie
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Hopefully we are back online, I've been getting 503's all day. Other's have posted so here goes.

Coleman 15 x 15 GeoSport Screen @ $179.99

[www.amazon.com]
May 23, 2010 12:19PM
Ian C. Purdie
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I may as well regenerate this topic. How's this?
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GoPro HD Naked HERO High-Definition Waterproof Digital Camera + SD 8GB Memory Card:
Price: $259.98

Leave out the linking URL and the post goes ahead. Yes, I did use the link tool where I repeatedly get "Service Temporarily Unavailable".
July 15, 2011 12:58PM
Ian C. Purdie
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Another Bizarre Amazon Sale. From an Electronics Tutorial site?

Wait for it....

Stainless Steel Plain Wedding Band Ring 8mm Comfort Fit Sizes 6 Thru 14 (10)

List Price: $69.99
Price: $10.94
You Save: $59.05 (84%)

"Product Description
Absolutely brilliant shine stainless steel plain wedding band ring. This ring is very durable and solid. It WILL last you a very long time. You can wear this ring whenever and wherever. Wear it with fashion, wear it with upscale dress codes. This ring fits ALL occasions. Save hundreds of dollars from retailers from the mall. Wear this shiny stainless steel, simple but very classy and elegant. Great value for couple who is on budget."

[www.amazon.com]
January 25, 2012 10:45PM
Pengi
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brilliant shine stainless steel plain wedding band ring

Weren't they once called curtain rings?
January 26, 2012 08:29AM
Ian C. Purdie
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Heh! Heh! I could make other comments but won't.

Yes, I will.

I wonder what the recipient thought because it reminded me of holidaying on the Gold Coast, Queensland in the early 1960's when boys would buy dirt cheap, plausible engagement rings with the view of... with girls they had only just met...
January 26, 2012 09:27PM
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Ian, I don't understand what you mean. Surely an Aussie girl would not be bamboozled with such a tawdry token!

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Damon
January 26, 2012 09:48PM
Ian C. Purdie
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Difficult to replicate in your mind the "morals" of the early 1960's as opposed to the laissez-fair later years of the decade.

In the very early 1960's, girls didn't "come across" unless they were "engaged". Hence the ring BS, even temporary. Otherwise they were, in their minds, S**TS.

Now back then, I had a different approach. I touched nothing inappropriately at all.

Why?

Because middle class [well off, good prospects] boys aged 17 - 20 were the absolute target of a herd of girls.

I'm not making this up, it wasn't the girls, it was the pressure from their mothers and grand-mothers to "get a husband".

An unmarried 21 year old girl was even legally referred to as a "spinster". Loser in some minds.

Now way back then, mothers and grand-mothers "plotted and planned" to ensure male beau's not inclined to marriage were seduced by an "unexpected pregnancy".

Don't laugh. It was very real.

At age 18 I had set my eyes on a 15 year old "flake" among a whole herd of choices. [My now, very grown up daughters love this].

After around about 15 months, I chucked over another girl for her on 24th December, 1961. Quite late in the evening as I recollect. I pounced according to plan.

On New Year Day I said to her I was NEVER getting married until I was 25. She seemed to accept that with relief.

Years later, in her words, she wasn't ever going to be:

"Another dumb, husband hunting, stupid bitch but could we become engaged when I'm 21 so I'm spared the spinster title".

Want to complicate things?

Months before all that, September 1961, I was invited to the wedding of a lifetime girl-friend. No way would I take the girl I was going with - it would only encourage her.

What to do?

Invite another girl who was already engaged to another fellow. When I went to pick her up, I asked where her parents were. She replied:

"Mum's taken Dad out, so he doesn't KILL YOU"

Another chapter in my colourful but, very true life.

Sorry to have bent your ears.

My daughters love to say:

"Sheet eh!. Only Pops can do this sheet"

As their mother rolls her eyes.

Carolyn has been similarly unimpressed for the last 30 years.

[I've given you the heavily edited version]

I turn 70 on 24th March, put it in your diary [dairy] and have a big drink on me.

Please.
January 27, 2012 09:31AM

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