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RIP OFF ITEMS

Postby DarkNewt » 12 Feb 2017, 5:17pm

Hi all I thought it might be fun to list some items that are a serious rip off for what they are, you know what I mean! that accessory for something you have bought that is almost as much as the main item but you have to pay it because they are the only ones who produce it.. i.e. no competition:

I will get the ball rolling with:

Garmin Virb remote - button shaped remote starts and stops camera etc £40... not including the various rip off mounts or straps for it....
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Re: RIP OFF ITEMS

Postby Redvee » 13 Feb 2017, 1:04am

DarkNewt wrote:Hi all I thought it might be fun to list some items that are a serious rip off for what they are, you know what I mean! that accessory for something you have bought that is almost as much as the main item but you have to pay it because they are the only ones who produce it.. i.e. no competition:

I will get the ball rolling with:

Garmin Virb remote - button shaped remote starts and stops camera etc £40... not including the various rip off mounts or straps for it....


Never really saw the point of that as I have two other Garmin devices that does that job. My Edge 810 can be set to start the camera recording when I press start and my Vivosmart can do the same. You can also link several Garmin cameras so once turned on you only need to start recording on the master and the slaves will respond.

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Re: RIP OFF ITEMS

Postby Mick F » 13 Feb 2017, 3:57pm

A subject of today for me, are car wiper blades.

All three on our Fiat 500 were getting perished and needed replacing. The standard thing to do is to buy a whole set of assemblies maybe £30 a set. Complete rip off.

I'd rather just replace the rubbers.
I bought a pack of these:
http://www.wiperblades.co.uk/accessorie ... 28/#search
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Re: RIP OFF ITEMS

Postby Vorpal » 13 Feb 2017, 4:07pm

Mick F wrote:A subject of today for me, are car wiper blades.

All three on our Fiat 500 were getting perished and needed replacing. The standard thing to do is to buy a whole set of assemblies maybe £30 a set. Complete rip off.

I'd rather just replace the rubbers.
I bought a pack of these:
http://www.wiperblades.co.uk/accessorie ... 28/#search

You can often extend the life of these things with an overnight soak in water with a little fairy liquid in it.
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Re: RIP OFF ITEMS

Postby Boyd » 14 Feb 2017, 8:39am

Bottled water.
Shower gell.
My ex-wife

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Re: RIP OFF ITEMS

Postby Bonefishblues » 14 Feb 2017, 8:56am

Velcro

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Re: RIP OFF ITEMS

Postby Vorpal » 14 Feb 2017, 10:13am

Bonefishblues wrote:Velcro

I like velcro :)

I have a bag of velcro strips from the £ shop that I use to clamp my brakes on the tandem, or for parking the bike with a trailer attached.

But each to his own. 8)
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Re: RIP OFF ITEMS

Postby DarkNewt » 14 Feb 2017, 10:41am

Boyd wrote:Bottled water.
Shower gell.
My ex-wife


this should not be funny but it is :D
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Re: RIP OFF ITEMS

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 14 Feb 2017, 12:11pm

Hi,
Mick F wrote:A subject of today for me, are car wiper blades.

All three on our Fiat 500 were getting perished and needed replacing. The standard thing to do is to buy a whole set of assemblies maybe £30 a set. Complete rip off.

I'd rather just replace the rubbers.
I bought a pack of these:
http://www.wiperblades.co.uk/accessorie ... 28/#search


My advise after buying blades that wont sit down on the screen.
I only use Bosch, yet it appears that they don't do refills?
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Re: RIP OFF ITEMS

Postby Tangled Metal » 14 Feb 2017, 12:56pm

£43 at seat dealer for a set of front wipers. I replace the whole assembly because the frame for the rubber blades start to fail when the rubber does IME.

I had to go to the dealer because Halfords and local motor factors don't sell the wiper blade. Only local place to get them and we needed them quickly. I've not even looked for the rear wipers yet but they're needing replacing.

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Re: RIP OFF ITEMS

Postby Bonefishblues » 14 Feb 2017, 8:59pm

Tangled Metal wrote:£43 at seat dealer for a set of front wipers. I replace the whole assembly because the frame for the rubber blades start to fail when the rubber does IME.

I had to go to the dealer because Halfords and local motor factors don't sell the wiper blade. Only local place to get them and we needed them quickly. I've not even looked for the rear wipers yet but they're needing replacing.

Eurocarparts or Carparts4less and one of their many unrepeatable offers may be the solution
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Re: RIP OFF ITEMS

Postby Boyd » 15 Feb 2017, 10:59am

Duty on beer.

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Re: RIP OFF ITEMS

Postby Boyd » 15 Feb 2017, 11:00am

And cider!

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Re: RIP OFF ITEMS

Postby Canuk » 21 Mar 2017, 5:26am

And malt whisky

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Re: RIP OFF ITEMS

Postby Boyd » 21 Mar 2017, 8:36am

The EU! :lol: