- Your most extravagant/ridiculous purchase?
a £200 pair of jeans. Over £500 for a circular saw when I already had one that was very much like it. £6k on an MGB GT when walking home with a cash and carry gin hangover, it became my 25000 mile a year only car for about 5 years even though I had to wear more clothes than I could properly move in to drive it in the winter, and being 6’6″ getting out of it I looked like a giraffe being born. My plan had been to by something practical and sporty, perhaps a Punto.Posted 5 years ago
oh thats lovely.
The colour of the flue is amazing – is it temporary during a burn or permananet?
Im getting one of thesePosted 5 years ago
The colour from the heat is permanent – changes every time we use it. Looks great.
That’s a great price Stoner (around what we should have paid lol). Enjoy!Posted 5 years ago
We needed a lightweight one, because we’ve got 36 steps up to our house from the car, but that doesn’t look too heavy. Especially if you separate the pipe from the stove.
My extravagant purchase
£100 on the best portable shortwave radio in the world – and BBC turned off SW signal in Europe shortly afterwards 🙁
EDIT: Alex, it says it weighs 12Kg. I shall hopefully have my hands on it in a day or so and installing it in my workshop – but also for use when camping.Posted 5 years agoskiMember
Junkyard – Member
Stoner can you post up a review of that or e-mail as i was mighty tempted by it as well
A friend of mine has one which he uses with a campervan and his awning.
Needs feeding constantly, with kindling, but if you are sat with a beer in your other hand its not a big issue apparently 😉
Stacks down to nothing and fits into the back of the camper.Posted 5 years agotonyg2003Subscriber
Speccy Carbon Camber impulse bought on Friday. I’ve already got a 29er, and an Orange fice and plenty of other bikes. But I wanted one…..
I have seem to have a clone! Bought a Speccy Camber Carbon on Saturday. I’ve already got an Orange Five and plenty of other bikes. But I wanted one….
I did a fab 50miles on it on Sunday before the rain really came in. I really must get rid of a bike or two now!Posted 5 years agohjghg5Member
The Cannondale CAAD10 I’m planning to buy in early November. Not so much that the bike itself is ridiculous, but it is going to live in Spain at my parents house and I live in Yorkshire. It would be far cheaper to hire one when I go out there, but I can afford it so why not have my own and set it up how I want it.Posted 5 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
My car… OK, it’s not remotely extravagant- it’s a scabby Mondeo. But it’s fairly ridiculous, because the decision making process went like this:
1) Get something economic and slightly faster than my old Focus 1.8
2) Get one with service history and as few miles as possible
3) Buy on condition rather than spec
And then instead I bought the cheapest, scabbiest 2.2 TDCI in the country, purely because it had character. And by character, I mean rattles and dents and twice as many miles and zero service history and a wonky gearbox. But we get on.Posted 5 years ago
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