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Old 30 August 2011, 02:34   #1
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Who's had the biggest rip-off?

Can anyone beat 3 euro 58 cents for a 3/8 UNF nut?????? Oh and that was EX TAX!!!!

I bought eight of these yesterday and it came to 33.80. Astonishing! Mercury/Quicksilver shame on you!
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Old 30 August 2011, 04:22   #2
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Do you want any more? I can sort out a supply for that price

The one that continues to astonish me the price of Rocna anchors, these are the prices from the same South Coast chandlers.

10 kg Rocna anchor made of steel in China = 274

10 Kg Delta anchor made of steel in China = 118.

Needless to say we have the Delta on the yacht and a big Fortress FX16 for storms.

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Yeah, I put 50 worth of diesel in one of our vans yesterday and got pretty much F.A. To show for it.....beat that

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Yeah, I put 50 worth of diesel in one of our vans yesterday and got pretty much F.A. To show for it.....beat that

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180 in Blue Venom, a 35nm trip fishing, only a couple of Mackerel brought home, So that's breakfast for two, that wasted a day, cost about 60 in fuel, 5er for parking, 10 in ragworm and about 10 in drinks and food for the day


Still loved it though
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Old 30 August 2011, 08:11   #5
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I bought a cup of hot chocolate and two croissants at Mont St. Michel yesterday and it cost me 9.68 Euros.
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I can see this getting a really long thread
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One dinghy, 480.
Used it to get ashore after launching, then used once to go out on boat.... Then it got nicked. As the boat's 30m from shore, it cost 5.30 per metre rowed. Would have swam it for that!
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put an old yamaha 55 into an outboard shop in troon because it needed new top mounts. found other bits wrong as you do with an engine with a bit of vintage and ended up over 700 quid (this is about 12 years ago) when original estimate was 100. when i asked to hear the engine running after all this work they said it would cost another 35 to hear it running!!!!! without doubt the biggest marine rip off for me and needless to say they never got their 35 nor anymore custom from me.

another marine one-took mrs out on waverly last week-a small plate of meatballs and chips x2 was nearly 20.........GEEZ.

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253.00 for 6 months car tax this morning.....
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Ok GED not exactly rib related but perhaps you use the motor to tow the boat........
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