- Things you simply cannot bring yourself to pay for.
Coffee from places like railway stations. I could pay £3.69 for a whole bag of Lavazza beans,and have a caffeine buzz for a fortnight.
Or one of your awful railway rip off coffees. Push the boat out and have a muffin with it, and wait – I only have a fiver on me!
Why do you think you can wallet rape me for £1.20 for a mars bar, when I can exit the platform and get the same for 75p outside, or 65p further down the road. What is it about the station platform that makes it such “value”.
Oh, and I feel the same about motorway service stations. I pay a premium to go to the Fat Duck at Bray. I dont pay a premium for Burger King on the M25! I can drive past a Burger King on the M25. And I do. If you weren’t ripping me of, I might have stopped.Posted 5 years agopatriotproMember
buzz-lightyear – Member
Tap water in a pub/cafe
That’s free everywhere i’ve been.
Appart from that – a work mate paid a full 3 pounds and ten whole pennies for a baked tatty with beans earlier this week and seemed flabbergasted when I was flabbergasted at how much he’d paid for it! 😯
I know a man’s gotta make a living but Jeez!Posted 5 years agoJunkyardMember
Thought you couldn’t charge for tap water due to some old law about not refusing a traveller a drink
They cant but they can charge to cover washing the glass etc I think there was a court case on this iirc
OP SKY, Nestle products, Mc D’s, ..i could go on if you want 😉Posted 5 years agotonSubscriber
pasta while eating out. 99p a bag and god knows how much in a restaraunt.
fancy phones and contracts…………..how the f e c k did the world survive without em?
poncy pumps everyone is wearing……….in dc we had plain black slip on ones, why do people find borstal plimsoles fashionable.
any cycling mag now………total rip off.Posted 5 years agoRusty SpannerSubscriber
Bottled beer in pubs:
£3.50 for half a pint? Go away quickly, you shyster.
Posh Ice Cream:
Ben & Jerry’s, Haagen Whatsit.
Nay, nay & thrice nay!
Aldi’s posh stuff is £1.99 a tub and much, much nicer:
‘But they’re handmade in Britain!’
Yep, so was the Austin Montego, but they didn’t have the bare faced cheek to charge a bloody premium for one.
Do I want to look like my clothes have been chosen by a blind Mod?
No I don’t. Thanks.
It really, really isn’t about the camera.
BMW/Audi/Range Rover Sport:
I want people to realise that I’m a tasteless, arrogant **** because of what I do and what I say, not because of what I drive.
Brooks Saddles:Posted 5 years ago
My last one was £19.99. It’s still fine.
Just because some trendy tossbag has decided they’re cool, they now cost £80.00.
Either that or the world cow shortage has passed me by.
See also Barbour/Belstaff/Lewis Leathers.thisisnotaspoonMember
Really simple software
Software with a subscription
Case in point TrainerRoad.com , really simple software that takes your speed from an ANT device, uses a correlation that some other users input to give the ‘virtual power’ and includes some generic training sessions. $10/month. OK it’s less than a mag subscription or just about any power measuring device. But I object to having to pay that every month for software that looks so simple (and requires a £40 dongle to make it work).
Thought you couldn’t charge for tap water due to some old law about not refusing a traveller a drink.
I thought the closest it had to do with travelers was of the new age variety getting pilled up on E’s and wizz then passing out through dehydration?Posted 5 years agoCaptainFlashheartMember
I’ll start – The humble baked potato.
I can go to somewhere nice like Leckford and buy a whole sack of the blighters for about ten or twelve quid. These can be made in to wondrous, crisp, delicious baked spuds.
And you want me to part with over a fiver for a microwaved, soggy pile of mush?
I think not!Posted 5 years agoPJM1974Member
Sex. I haven’t struggled to get it since I stopped being a teenager and the whole idea of an business arrangement leaves me feeling stone cold.
I once went on a stag do to Berlin and was one of only two guys out of the group who didn’t wind up doing it with a prostitute. Myself and the other guy had the distinction of being the only single guys in the group, it caused me to reappraise a lot of things I took for granted about my mates.
Oh and +1 for expensive bottled diet water. Sure, I pay £0.00000000001 for a glass of the stuff but I’m not paying a quid for a Peckham Spring.Posted 5 years ago
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