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Old 26 December 2012, 04:20   #1
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How to spend 50 on Amazon?

Just got 50 in Amazon vouchers for Xmas. Looking on how to spend them. Wouldn't have been a problem 3 months ago when I had a few other things to buy, but I'm trying to stay SIB themed as I've got a few things I still on my list to buy for my 3.6m Zodiac, problem is, most are not the sort of things available on Amazon.

So I'm looking for ideas that people could suggest for around 50 and available on Amazon that they have found useful/good/fun and being a present, not necessarily the sort of thing that you would buy, possibly a bit of an extravagance / toy.

One things that caught my eye was a portable fish finder. Lots of different types but have no idea on quality, features or practicalities in a Sib. I'm not a fisherman so would view it as a depth gauge - I don't know if this is the sort of thing that these are good at, especially when moving as I noticed comments about not mounting near engine or using at speed.

Other suggestions appreciated. Doesn't have to be electronic etc (could be useful clothes, safety gear, chandlery items), but must be useful for use on/for my sib.

Thanks
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Old 26 December 2012, 05:10   #2
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Just got 50 in Amazon vouchers for Xmas. Looking on how to spend them. Wouldn't have been a problem 3 months ago when I had a few other things to buy, but I'm trying to stay SIB themed as I've got a few things I still on my list to buy for my 3.6m Zodiac, problem is, most are not the sort of things available on Amazon.

So I'm looking for ideas that people could suggest for around 50 and available on Amazon that they have found useful/good/fun and being a present, not necessarily the sort of thing that you would buy, possibly a bit of an extravagance / toy.

One things that caught my eye was a portable fish finder. Lots of different types but have no idea on quality, features or practicalities in a Sib. I'm not a fisherman so would view it as a depth gauge - I don't know if this is the sort of thing that these are good at, especially when moving as I noticed comments about not mounting near engine or using at speed.

Other suggestions appreciated. Doesn't have to be electronic etc.

Thanks
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Old 26 December 2012, 09:15   #3
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Oh my gosh, I could spend $50K on Amazon without even trying. In fact I think I already have

My two favorite places to get good deals are Ebay and Amazon.
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Old 26 December 2012, 09:31   #4
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Just got 50 in Amazon vouchers for Xmas. Looking on how to spend them. Wouldn't have been a problem 3 months ago when I had a few other things to buy, but I'm trying to stay SIB themed as I've got a few things I still on my list to buy for my 3.6m Zodiac, problem is, most are not the sort of things available on Amazon.

So I'm looking for ideas that people could suggest for around 50 and available on Amazon that they have found useful/good/fun and being a present, not necessarily the sort of thing that you would buy, possibly a bit of an extravagance / toy.

One things that caught my eye was a portable fish finder. Lots of different types but have no idea on quality, features or practicalities in a Sib. I'm not a fisherman so would view it as a depth gauge - I don't know if this is the sort of thing that these are good at, especially when moving as I noticed comments about not mounting near engine or using at speed.

Other suggestions appreciated. Doesn't have to be electronic etc (could be useful clothes, safety gear, chandlery items), but must be useful for use on/for my sib.

Thanks
Dude, can you sell the vouchers on ebay?
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|Have you searched Amazon? It's surprising what they do sell, and if you try amazon.com and they ship from USA, you've even more choice.
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|Have you searched Amazon? It's surprising what they do sell, and if you try amazon.com and they ship from USA, you've even more choice.
They may not allow you to use the vouchers on the US site though....
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Old 27 December 2012, 14:46   #7
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Get a hand held GPS, might need to add some more cash but it'll be useful - as would a VHF if you don't have one yet?
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Old 27 December 2012, 16:23   #8
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Thanks. Got a very good handheld GPS from a previous life.

Been looking again today:
  • Portable navigation light, no - don't do the navilight 3 colour
  • odeo flare (not listed)
  • cheap VHF maybe (either that or 50 towards a dsc set which IMHO is overkill when I won't be more than 200 yards off shore in good weather)
  • books for VHF exam - nope included in course fees
  • same for rya level 2 books but that exam is a year off
  • anchor, no (doesn't get good reviews as it doesn't have a chain)
  • torch - possibility but not sure what
  • Mini LED to go inside my 2nd hand Silva compass - maybe but would leave 40
  • Waterproof trousers...
  • Waterproof bag for phone - doesn't look big enough
  • Bag for outboard engine - not sure
  • 5l petrol can - inspired by another thread but one I like not listed
  • Security lock for outboard - hassle so only for insurance purposes as sib is going to be left out of sight only for very short periods - think bike padlock/chain would be better
  • Tiller extension - until I get engine fitted to boat for first time don't know how useful one will be
  • Portable fish finder - unknown quantity
  • Another electric toothbrush - I'm getting desperate at this point...
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Old 28 December 2012, 03:19   #9
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Always check prices from Amazon, items are often cheaper elsewhere!
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Old 28 December 2012, 03:59   #10
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Not if you have a free 50 amazon voucher to spend.
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