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Re: What's the last thing you bought?

Unread postby Magic J » 28 January 2020, 23:07

John27 wrote:Although a couple of weeks ago, I did get a fairly decent shirt at a local thrift store. It was a 99 cent clearance item. It's amazing how much good stuff can linger to clearance day...

I know, right? Charity and clearance shops are great, I pretty much only buy clothes on the cheap, now, and can still look half-decent. Managed to get a well-fitting kilt for about £10 recently, and you're usually looking at least £100 for a brand new comparable one.

I like to go to the charity shops in the fancy parts of town. That's where you get the good stuff. :D
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Re: What's the last thing you bought?

Unread postby John27 » 29 January 2020, 00:15

Almost all my clothes are used. The only stuff I buy new is stuff like underwear, socks, and swimsuits. There's a certain "ick" factor with used underwear--although I've heard arguments that if properly washed, it should be fine. Although my last supply of socks and underwear did come from a thrift store--but it was factory packaged, and obviously new/never worn.

And I continue to be surprised by the clearance stuff. It's generally clearly used, but it's still got lots of life left. And at least once in the last year, I found pants that were either brand new, or close to it, for $1.99.

Magic J wrote:I like to go to the charity shops in the fancy parts of town. That's where you get the good stuff. :D


I've heard that idea before.

The store I got this shirt is in a good area. The hitch, though, i that the donations may come from elsewhere. The store isn't big enough to process in-store--so donations go to a central location, which serves several locations. Although since the store is in a good area they may take a lot of care making sure that while stuff gets sent out that good stuff comes back. Worn out pants with 7 patches on the knees just won't sell, and maybe they've figured that out. (I say "maybe" because they have a history of doing bizarre business moves.)
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Re: What's the last thing you bought?

Unread postby René » 29 January 2020, 07:41

John27 wrote:Groceries.

My favourite kind of shopping. :lol:

Brenden hates going to the supermarket with me because there are always so many things I want :P
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Re: What's the last thing you bought?

Unread postby Severelius » 29 January 2020, 15:28

The 50th Anniversary special and following Christmas special/11th Doctor regeneration story of Doctor Who just so I can get rid of my bulky special edition box set that takes up too much space on a shelf and which I can sell for more than those two combined just cost me.

Saving space and turning a profit.
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Re: What's the last thing you bought?

Unread postby Marmaduke » 29 January 2020, 19:17

Severelius wrote:The 50th Anniversary special and following Christmas special/11th Doctor regeneration story of Doctor Who just so I can get rid of my bulky special edition box set that takes up too much space on a shelf and which I can sell for more than those two combined just cost me.

Saving space and turning a profit.

Being a BBC series, is it not on iPlayer in perpetuity? You know, if we’re looking at saving space...
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Re: What's the last thing you bought?

Unread postby Brenden » 29 January 2020, 19:51

Marmaduke wrote:
Severelius wrote:The 50th Anniversary special and following Christmas special/11th Doctor regeneration story of Doctor Who just so I can get rid of my bulky special edition box set that takes up too much space on a shelf and which I can sell for more than those two combined just cost me.

Saving space and turning a profit.

Being a BBC series, is it not on iPlayer in perpetuity? You know, if we’re looking at saving space...

Is anything on iPlayer in perpetuity? I thought BBC had things expire on iPlayer so they could make money from selling the box sets to people / rights to Netflix, Amazon, etc.
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Re: What's the last thing you bought?

Unread postby Derek » 29 January 2020, 19:52

Marmaduke wrote:Being a BBC series, is it not on iPlayer in perpetuity? You know, if we’re looking at saving space...

This reminds me of a bumper sticker I saw the other day. The driver was a little old lady, and the sticker said "I :heart: BBC". I don't know what BBC she meant, but I couldn't stop laughing.
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Re: What's the last thing you bought?

Unread postby Magic J » 29 January 2020, 20:05

Derek wrote:
Marmaduke wrote:Being a BBC series, is it not on iPlayer in perpetuity? You know, if we’re looking at saving space...

This reminds me of a bumper sticker I saw the other day. The driver was a little old lady, and the sticker said "I :heart: BBC". I don't know what BBC she meant, but I couldn't stop laughing.

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I mean... Huw Edwards. I probably would.
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Re: What's the last thing you bought?

Unread postby Marmaduke » 29 January 2020, 20:14

Brenden wrote:
Marmaduke wrote:
Severelius wrote:The 50th Anniversary special and following Christmas special/11th Doctor regeneration story of Doctor Who just so I can get rid of my bulky special edition box set that takes up too much space on a shelf and which I can sell for more than those two combined just cost me.

Saving space and turning a profit.

Being a BBC series, is it not on iPlayer in perpetuity? You know, if we’re looking at saving space...

Is anything on iPlayer in perpetuity? I thought BBC had things expire on iPlayer so they could make money from selling the box sets to people / rights to Netflix, Amazon, etc.

I always thought stuff created and commissioned by the BBC stayed on there forever, but I may be wrong, or it may not be a universal rule. I just always thought that stuff wholly funded by public funds would always be publicly accessible and free.

But I checked, every episode of Doctor Who all the way back to Christopher Eccleston and the start of the rebooted series in 2005 is all still on there. It’s all also on Netflix. So it doesn’t seem like keeping it on iPlayer has affected their ability to sell syndication.
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Re: What's the last thing you bought?

Unread postby John27 » 29 January 2020, 21:32

René wrote:
John27 wrote:Groceries.

My favourite kind of shopping. :lol:

Brenden hates going to the supermarket with me because there are always so many things I want :P


I actually like grocery shopping too under the right circumstances. There were times I could spend an insane amount of time just wandering around. It was amazing the things that turned up that I had no idea they had...

It's been less fun recently--I'm pretty low income, so I have to be really careful with budget. :cry: And in recent months, I've often had very tight timing where I have to get in and get out fast. Hopefully one day time and budget will be better.
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Re: What's the last thing you bought?

Unread postby Brenden » 29 January 2020, 22:17

Marmaduke wrote:
Brenden wrote:
Marmaduke wrote:
Severelius wrote:The 50th Anniversary special and following Christmas special/11th Doctor regeneration story of Doctor Who just so I can get rid of my bulky special edition box set that takes up too much space on a shelf and which I can sell for more than those two combined just cost me.

Saving space and turning a profit.

Being a BBC series, is it not on iPlayer in perpetuity? You know, if we’re looking at saving space...

Is anything on iPlayer in perpetuity? I thought BBC had things expire on iPlayer so they could make money from selling the box sets to people / rights to Netflix, Amazon, etc.

I always thought stuff created and commissioned by the BBC stayed on there forever, but I may be wrong, or it may not be a universal rule. I just always thought that stuff wholly funded by public funds would always be publicly accessible and free.

But I checked, every episode of Doctor Who all the way back to Christopher Eccleston and the start of the rebooted series in 2005 is all still on there. It’s all also on Netflix. So it doesn’t seem like keeping it on iPlayer has affected their ability to sell syndication.

Maybe they've changed it since they started requiring the TV Licence to watch iPlayer, but years ago I remember most stuff would just stay up for like 60 or 90 days or something after broadcast and then it would disappear, but then occasionally be brought back to iPlayer for brief stints.
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Re: What's the last thing you bought?

Unread postby LostGuy94 » 29 January 2020, 22:42

Brenden wrote:Maybe they've changed it since they started requiring the TV Licence to watch iPlayer, but years ago I remember most stuff would just stay up for like 60 or 90 days or something after broadcast and then it would disappear, but then occasionally be brought back to iPlayer for brief stints.


At one point I'm sure things often only stayed up for a week after broadcast, think some things now stay up for about 30 days, in about the last year or so they have started to add 'boxsets' of their programs to presumably keep up with the likes of Netflix. I'll be honest I rarely use iPlayer myself as there isn't much I watch on the beeb and the few bits I do, I Sky+.
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Re: What's the last thing you bought?

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Re: What's the last thing you bought?

Unread postby Brenden » 31 January 2020, 11:05

Oh, what a delightfully simple looking game! How does it work?
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Re: What's the last thing you bought?

Unread postby Subra » 31 January 2020, 14:15

Brenden wrote:Oh, what a delightfully simple looking game! How does it work?


It's just merch for a startup Japanese fashion brand. It was on sale and I liked how it looks. I also bought these:

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Re: What's the last thing you bought?

Unread postby rxxli » 31 January 2020, 16:48

Pants. Well... jeans. My old ones have holes. 30€ for a pair of jeans is too much, but anything cheaper already had holes :lol: ... and I am not young or hip enough for torn jeans.
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Re: What's the last thing you bought?

Unread postby John27 » 31 January 2020, 19:13

rxxli wrote:Pants. Well... jeans. My old ones have holes. 30€ for a pair of jeans is too much, but anything cheaper already had holes :lol: ... and I am not young or hip enough for torn jeans.


Plus if you're going to wear something with holes, you might as well just keep wearing the old ones!


30€ for a pair of jeans is too much


It probably could be even more expensive... At one point, a classmate page for my old junior high discussed jeans of the 80s. I gather they could be quite expensive. There were certain desirable brands, and even a preferred store to get them. It was even fashionable to use bags from this store to carry school books. I was stunned by learning all this (I was an outsider at the time, so I had no idea what popular kids might do). I guess I'd always sort of thought that jeans were all pretty much the same thing... (Then it's entirely possible that when I looked at another boy wearing jeans, I was more conscious of what his butt looked like than the styling of the jeans...)
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Re: What's the last thing you bought?

Unread postby Brenden » 7 February 2020, 20:12

Tickets to the BBC Scotland Symphony Orchestra, which will be performing Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto № 3 along with Prokofiev's Symphony № 7 and Firsova's Die Windsbraut (Opus 34) in Glasgow on the 4th of March.
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Re: What's the last thing you bought?

Unread postby Severelius » 7 February 2020, 20:21

Portable CD player.

Genuinely didn't even think any company was still even making the damn things but I guess if record players are still being made I shouldn't have been surprised.
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Re: What's the last thing you bought?

Unread postby Marmaduke » 7 February 2020, 20:28

Severelius wrote:Portable CD player.

Genuinely didn't even think any company was still even making the damn things but I guess if record players are still being made I shouldn't have been surprised.

But...why?
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