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Old 01 March 2010, 06:20   #1
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Best £10 youíve ever spent.

One of the ladies at work said to me the other day Ė

ďYouíre a bloke who likes messing about with stuff, Iíve got to buy my brother a birthday present and Iím stuck, whatís the best thing you ever brought for about a tenner?Ē

This got me thinking, Iím sure there are lots on here who still have something they brought for £10 years ago, and they still use everyday.

So, what is the best £10 you ever spent?

Iíll start.
About Eight years ago I brought a small £9.99 multitool which is only 2.5inches long when folded up, but is of quite good quality, opens out into the usual pair of Pliers, and includes the normal Knife Blade, Saw, Scrwedrivers etc.
The paint has worn off the outside now and I canít remember who itís made by, but being so small it fits easily in my pocket, and hardly a day goes by when I donít use it for something, even if itís just opening a box at work. Iíd be lost without it now.
The pliers are particularly useful for undoing the shackle that attaches the safety strop to the bow eye of the RIB when itís on its trailer.

Since I stopped travelling for work and Iím office based Iíve no need for one of the big £100 Leatherman type tools, which if I had one would spend most of itís life in a drawer.
Iím also minedful of somebody I know, who despite working in an office always has his leatherman and his phone in pouches, a chain to his wallet, plus a Credit/Business card holder and a Pound Coin holder permanantly attached to his belt, and itís not a good look.

On the other hand, Iím tempted to say the most memerable Ďtennerí I ever spent was actually Ten Dollars, but that was in ĎThe Jungle Clubí whilst I was on Business in Moscow and didnít last that long!

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Old 01 March 2010, 06:47   #2
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not quite the answer for you
but the best £20 i spent was on Ebay, on an Ornament.
i suspected it was rare, but was unsure as the photo was so poor, but i took a chance on it.

and i was right. only one of six made!

so i relisted it properly, and a week later it resold on ebay for £1300


does that count?

to annoy you more, i have now done this in various degrees of success three times
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Old 01 March 2010, 07:29   #3
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You wouldnít have an orange complection would you?
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no, i would not

i just love surfing ebay for wrongly advertised stuff, and buying it!

i got a porthole the other day, from of all ships, the laurentic. (not mentioned in the advert DOH!)

does not mean much to most, but if i tell you she was a sister ship of teh titanic...

so my £80 outlay ended up £450 ching ching!!

its a sport for me
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Did you ever wish you'd not started something?
yes, I feel a little guilty now.

£10?, hard to say, but if you exclude lifesaving spares, I'd have to say this wee puppy has brightened my, erm, nights.

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I'll try again! As my last post ended up in the bilges.

Best £10 I ever spent was on a Koi Carp. 5 years after I bought it, my Kids were born and forced me to fill in my pond for safety reasons.

I advertised my Koi and got £450 for this particular Kohaku. So I really did get to see my investment grow.
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I'll try again! As my last post ended up in the bilges.
Good Grief, Andy, what did you spend THAT tenner on?
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Best £10 I ever spent was on a Koi Carp. 5 years after I bought it, my Kids were born and forced me to fill in my pond for safety reasons.

I advertised my Koi and got £450 for this particular Kohaku. So I really did get to see my investment grow.
I bought some fish mostly cheap ones, I ended up with a nice collection of Koi and two Sturgeon, both of which were about a tenner. When my lovely wife bought me the Labrador puppy we decided there were safety concerns and too many pets and the fish had to go - well a guy I know kept Koi, so he had the lot off me including the filters and is doing all of the labour to fill the pond in and slab the area - bargain!
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