PDA

View Full Version : 99p Stores Bargain



Fletching
16-03-2011, 03:44 PM
Just bought this Chinese made lantern for, yes, 99p. :)

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5293/5532534748_271eefbf22_b.jpg

I've filled it up and I'll let it burn itself out and let you know if it explodes. Or not.

Came with a spare wick.

Steve

bigzee
16-03-2011, 04:14 PM
There's been a few evenings when the wife's fully warmed up that I wish I came with a spare wick!
Good value lantern there. Makes you wonder how low chinese wages are to arrive at that price (only one kid each must save a bloody fortune though eh?)

luresalive
16-03-2011, 05:33 PM
Thats a good deal, those wee hurricane lanterns are great,

CanadianMike
16-03-2011, 06:49 PM
Am wondering how much 99p is now. Lol

Fletching
16-03-2011, 07:02 PM
Am wondering how much 99p is now. Lol

About two meh bucks methinks.

Tony1948
16-03-2011, 07:07 PM
Hi Mike ,I think there are 2 dollar to the , 99p is 1p short of a that makes steves light $1.99cents............alb........TONY..........don t get eaten by the bears.

klause
16-03-2011, 09:16 PM
Where from Fletching?

Fletching
16-03-2011, 09:22 PM
Where from Fletching?

Not sure if there's one near you, but:

http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=99p+stores+streatham&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a

Steve

Fletching
16-03-2011, 09:24 PM
PS. Still burning brightly in the garden. No explosions yet. :)

I would do a group buy on these, but the glass is a bit fragile for that kinda thing.

Steve

CanadianMike
17-03-2011, 12:43 AM
Not sure the rate but sounds about right, just never understood your currency, you have pounds, pence, quid, blah, etc. Pounds used to be about $2.22, but exchange rates and my not following it. Anyways, so pence is 100th of a pound? And what's quid, 10 pence or 10 pounds? What every happened to the metric system over there anyways? LOL

chrisj
17-03-2011, 01:59 PM
A quid is just a slang word for a pound. 100 pence in a pound.

CanadianMike
17-03-2011, 02:04 PM
Easy enough, thanks for that. :)

bigzee
18-03-2011, 05:10 PM
Not sure the rate but sounds about right, just never understood your currency, you have pounds, pence, quid, blah, etc. Pounds used to be about $2.22, but exchange rates and my not following it. Anyways, so pence is 100th of a pound? And what's quid, 10 pence or 10 pounds? What every happened to the metric system over there anyways? LOL
Our decimal system came in about 1971. 100 pence = one pound (or quid/spondoolik/nicker) and metric started getting "ramped in" about the same time. However, being British means we don't like to be left out of the new system, but we can't scrap the old one! We tend to pick and choose whichever suits at the time. Millimetres are preferred for small items like fixings/tools (who wants spanners with fractions on ?), but we then abandon the kilometre in favour of the mile. Luckily, I wasn't born 'til 65 so I just dodged the old pounds/shillings/pence/sovreign/guinea etc...nightmare. We've mostly converted ourselves to metric temperature -except when the old system is more dramatic "it's 98 degrees f " sound hotter than 35 degrees c, but -7 sounds colder than 25 f.

It's reflects our position - halfway between America and Europe!

CanadianMike
18-03-2011, 09:38 PM
Holy crap, you guys sound like us! We mix and match as we see fit also, personally I use millimeters and factions of an inch, inches and feet, yards and kilometers, liters and pounds. When something comes up like 20cm or 67kg, we have to calculate it out to find out what the measurement actually in in common known terms to be able to judge it easily. Lol

Martin
20-03-2011, 07:55 PM
I've just come back from a weekend walking on Dartmoor, training 14 and 15 years olds for Ten Tors (for those of you who don't know, just Google 'Ten Tors') which takes place in May. After day one, I proudly told them that they had walked 32 Km that day. Their reply was 'How many miles is that Sir?' Which just goes to show that we have a very long way to go before we are fully metricated.

Martin

paul standley
20-03-2011, 08:56 PM
... After day one, I proudly told them that they had walked 32 Km that day. Their reply was 'How many miles is that Sir?' Which just goes to show that we have a very long way to go before we are fully metricated.

Martin

I'm assuming you sent them the long way round, so how many km's did you actually do Martin...?

Silverback
01-04-2011, 06:42 PM
I've just come back from a weekend walking on Dartmoor, training 14 and 15 years olds for Ten Tors (for those of you who don't know, just Google 'Ten Tors') which takes place in May.

Martin


Aah the delights of the Ten Tors...I remember with fondness the cancelled 2007 event.

I was told " Go to Beardown Tor and collect some kids and walk them off ".."Roger that, how many ?"....."159"... "xxxx"

bigzee
13-04-2011, 08:30 PM
Holy crap, you guys sound like us! We mix and match as we see fit also, personally I use millimeters and factions of an inch, inches and feet, yards and kilometers, liters and pounds. When something comes up like 20cm or 67kg, we have to calculate it out to find out what the measurement actually in in common known terms to be able to judge it easily. Lol
Don't worry Mike, when I'm king of the world I'll impose a totally inflexible Pol Pot style regime which will include the death sentence for those found using an old - no longer approved method of measurement. Then we'll all be singing from the same bloody hymn sheet I can tell you!

Sleepy
15-04-2011, 01:09 AM
I've got an old one somewhere that seems pretty "cheap" but it served me well on no end of night fishing trips, lasted all night in the summer so 6-8hrs I suppose. The only real problem with them is everything ends up smelling of paraffin and you end up smelling of paraffin and the smoke from it.

If you turn it up a bit, it's surprising how much heat they give off, especially on a cold, still night.

Fletching
03-05-2011, 10:15 AM
Just bought a telescopic fishing rod that packs down to 17 inches and extends to 6 feet. 99p. Seems sturdy enough. I'll let you know how it performs soon. :)

jbrown14
03-05-2011, 12:08 PM
Our decimal system came in about 1971. 100 pence = one pound (or quid/spondoolik/nicker)

Hey, now I really get that joke I heard on "The Goon Show" years ago.

Sellers: Can a lady with a wooden leg change a pound note?
Seacomb: Of course she can!
Sellers: No she cannot!
Seacomb: And why not?!
Sellers: She's only got half a nicker!

paul standley
03-05-2011, 03:49 PM
Just bought a telescopic fishing rod that packs down to 17 inches and extends to 6 feet. 99p. Seems sturdy enough. I'll let you know how it performs soon. :)

Where from fletch ?

cuppa joe
03-05-2011, 05:39 PM
A quid is another word for pound .

Fletching
03-05-2011, 07:29 PM
Where from fletch ?

'99p Stores' (http://www.99pstoresltd.com/findastore.asp) is the name of the shop - there's quite a few near me in London.

Martin
03-05-2011, 07:31 PM
Hey, now I really get that joke I heard on "The Goon Show" years ago.

Sellers: Can a lady with a wooden leg change a pound note?
Seacomb: Of course she can!
Sellers: No she cannot!
Seacomb: And why not?!
Sellers: She's only got half a nicker!

Still funny after all these years. :D

Martin

jbrown14
04-05-2011, 12:00 PM
Still funny after all these years. :D

Martin

Indeed. I've got an internet radio station on my computer at work called "GoonShowRadio" and listen to them most days. The original madmen, absolute genius.

How do you start a pudding race, Martin?

Sago.