Pound Shop favourites?

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Pound Shop favourites?

Postby al_yrpal » 28 Jan 2016, 10:29am

Right opposite the bus stop in our local town is a couple of pound shops. I often drop in to see if there are any bargains. One favourite item is Oral B toothpaste, often upwards of £3 in chemists. I have had some camping bits and pieces and seldom used tools which were quite useful. Malibu sun lotion is a favourite because its no greasy and you cant seem to get it anywhere else. However the special glass cleaning cloth which didnt and the greasy interior car wipes I got last time were rubbish.
What are your pound shop favourites?

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Re: Pound Shop favourites?

Postby kwackers » 28 Jan 2016, 10:35am

al_yrpal wrote:One favourite item is Oral B toothpaste, often upwards of £3 in chemists.

Probably counterfeit. You'll be lucky if you've still got gums let alone teeth in a few years.

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Re: Pound Shop favourites?

Postby NUKe » 28 Jan 2016, 10:55am

definitely not there batteries.
I do buy small round plastic sealable microwavable tubs from poundland 8 for a pound. Normally take my lunch to work in a couple one for fruit and one for salad. Other uses include making left overs into homemade ready meals. They are also good for the workshop cleaning chains and storing chains , collecting bits when disassembling etc.
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Re: Pound Shop favourites?

Postby simonineaston » 28 Jan 2016, 12:16pm

PoundLand... reminds me of the old joke:
Q. What's Sainsbury's good for?
A. Keeping the riff-raff out of Waitrose!
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Postby al_yrpal » 28 Jan 2016, 12:25pm

kwackers wrote:
al_yrpal wrote:One favourite item is Oral B toothpaste, often upwards of £3 in chemists.

Probably counterfeit. You'll be lucky if you've still got gums let alone teeth in a few years.


Not counterfeit - French!

… and Waitrose customers (identified by those nice bags) are all slumming it in our Aldi along with us riff raff. :D

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Re: Pound Shop favourites?

Postby cycleruk » 28 Jan 2016, 2:58pm

LED (not dimmable) light bulbs. - £1 each.
I have bought a couple for trying.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UB7uH9AcUwg

(watch this guys other vid's - quite interesting - no relation to me by the way.)
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Re: Pound Shop favourites?

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 28 Jan 2016, 5:43pm

Hi,
Poundland bought out 99P shop.

You might find reading glasses with sprung arms which are really good, I use for work and cant fault them.
Aldi does similar for 1.99 I think.
Aldi does naans for 49 p, unbeatable.
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Re: Pound Shop favourites?

Postby rjb » 28 Jan 2016, 5:49pm

cycleruk wrote:LED (not dimmable) light bulbs. - £1 each.
I have bought a couple for trying.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UB7uH9AcUwg

(watch this guys other vid's - quite interesting - no relation to me by the way.)


+1 I purchased some nice glass fronted smd gu10 led bulbs recently, branded v-tac. They soon sold out and were replaced by other led bulbs which look to be of an inferior quality, but for a quid may be worth a go. If you find any 12v ones they could be the basis for a DIY cycle lamp. :wink:

Other good buys have been their 26" inner tubes and the thermal hiking socks, 3 pairs for a quid and make good cycling socks.
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Re: Pound Shop favourites?

Postby reohn2 » 28 Jan 2016, 6:18pm

al_yrpal wrote:
kwackers wrote:
al_yrpal wrote:One favourite item is Oral B toothpaste, often upwards of £3 in chemists.

Probably counterfeit. You'll be lucky if you've still got gums let alone teeth in a few years.


Not counterfeit - French!

Could be counterfeit French toothpaste,made for rotting French people's teeth and gums.
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Re: Pound Shop favourites?

Postby PH » 28 Jan 2016, 6:28pm

I've stopped going in, my hit rate seemed to be about one worthwhile purchase for three that were no good, it's not the cost I just hate the waste.

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Re: Pound Shop favourites?

Postby mnichols » 28 Jan 2016, 7:30pm

I use the poundland bikewash...works for me

The muck off equivalent is nearly £6, but guess how much it is in poundland?

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Re: Pound Shop favourites?

Postby loch eck steve » 28 Jan 2016, 9:32pm

re sealable , zip lock plastic bags , loads of uses , and yes only one pound.

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Re: Pound Shop favourites?

Postby Wemmick » 28 Jan 2016, 9:47pm

NATURAL ANKLING wrote:Hi,
Poundland bought out 99P shop.


No change there, then.

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Re: Pound Shop favourites?

Postby greyingbeard » 28 Jan 2016, 11:14pm

I got bog roll the other day, saved me a trip to a supermarket. 6 rolls for a pound. Havent tried it out yet, will let you know if my bum objects.
When Ive bought something that turns out to be no good it goes back. They dont quibble, Im sure the staff know a lot of the items are tat. I object to the waste of time and effort.
Many things are cheaper in a proper shop. Be careful out there. Be very selective.

Asda is for keeping the riff-raff out of Tesco.
Every other customer in my local Asda (nearest shop) stinks of fags and/or cheap nasty toiletries. Loads of hags buying scratchcards. Yuk.

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Re: Pound Shop favourites?

Postby Flinders » 29 Jan 2016, 9:01am

Do they not still use Workfare? I stopped shopping there because of that.