I ordered a Philips shaver from Amazon yesterday for £142.50; today it's listed at £183.56!!
What's the best bargain you've had?
My Home Cinema Pioneer KRP 500A, Yamaha RX-V1900, MA Radius R225HD LCR, R90HD rears, AW12 sub, Panasonic BD60, PS3, Boxee Box, Sky HD, Boxee Box, Logitech Harmony One, Logitech PS3 Adapter, Sonos ZP90
Bedroom Samsung UE32C6510, PS3 slim white, Apple TV, Sonos S5, Sonos ZP90, Audioengine 2, Oppo OPDV971H
Miscellaneous: Synology DS212J + 2 X WD Red 2TB drives, WD 1TB NAS, Sonos ZoneBridge, BT HH3 as modem & AirPort Extreme router
it's gotta be my ex-demo marantz pm7001, only £99.95 from richer sounds..
i've heard they go for up to £250 on ebay
laptop...airport...marantz pm7001...dynaudio dm 2/7's...
bought two powerline adapters from amazon for abt 50. the spec said that power extension leads are also included but were not. wrote to amazon, they refunded 20. same pair of adapters on amazon now is abt 80.
System here http://www.whathifi.com/forum/your-system/my-dream-system-oh-maybe-one-day
When I was but a boy, I paid a £1 for a 30p newspaper and got £9.70 change - I walked out feeling very happy, but then later felt incredible guilt at my dishonesty. Still, WH Smiths are still in business, so I think I can safely forgive myself for no harm done now.
desk lamp from ikea in 2004 - 3 quid. still using it.
House of Fraser had a 2-day sale on Ebay. Bought 2 brand new shirts worth £40 for £3.20 each.
A pair of designer Ralph Lauren trousers in green, and embroidered with cocktail shakers and champagne glasses. They were reduced from $140 to $30 (at $2 to the £1).....nobody else would touch them with a barge pole - but I like to wear them, when alcohol levels are likely to be somewhat raised!
"Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again." André Gide
smoked safety glass shelf from ikea for 5 quid.
glued 4 metal cones to it (free from Cornflake HiFi shop as I lended them a hi-rez demo disc).
Now serves as cool-looking isolation plate.
Got £150 worth of Denby Signiture plates etc for £26 from macro clearance section. The reason for the discount? One mug was missing.
Three years of ownership of a Canon 24-70 f2.8L lens for £20 proffit, that was pretty decent. Fluctuations in the Yen were good for something. Shame I didn't do so well on the 70-200.
The best however, was my sofa. A local smallish furniture retailer was closing down, and the lady working in the shop (who was sadly redundant) really couldn't give two poops about her job anymore. Sold me a £1600 three seater leather recliner for £430. Best upgrade to my system I have ever made! People talk about fatiguing tweeters, my old sofa was fatiguing...
Paul's BR/805 system thread
(where the photos live) Paul's Flickr page
I'm impressed that this didn't happen prior to "decimal day".
Depends what you call a bargain; the £200 I spent on the Sansui was probably the best spend on any hifi item to date. The £33 for the AU-217 little brother is probably the next best.
Onkyo TX-NR818 / Tannoy Revolution DC4 / Marantz SA7001-KI
Decided on the Panny 37PX80 and went to JL at £799. Got a price match from JL with S&V at £549 but had £130 vouchers from my birthday so got the TV with 5 yrs warranty for £419 from JL.
Oh but Prof, you know that's just not the point...!
i once had a thousand quid on a horse that won at 6/1, and paddy power are still in business..
that bet maxed out my credit cards e7000 limit, but when MBNA asked for their money i told them to sling their hook, and they're still in business too.
6k from paddy power and 7k from MBNA, that's what i call a bargain
when I was 17 I bought a pair of sony APM 121es speakers for £50 clearence at comet (list price £150) and stuck them in the boot of my austin metro along with a 200w power amp.
The headlights used to dim on every bass note, still makes me laugh now.
HiFi. Arcam cd92,a85,p85 bi-amping Ma rx6, kimber silver streak & 8tc cables and r/a mains.
A/V. panasonic plasma, sony av amp. mordaunt short premier, rel q150 sub.
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