It’s a hard life on the pet sofa. Nonstop action.
So while the pets were unusually becalmed and Hawklad was watching a Sherlock Holmes movie, I could focus on a pressing matter. Seeing what bargains I could find on the internet. Replacements for items which are starting to fall to bits. Actually that could include me.
As usual the items on my list where either unavailable or at full price (or beyond). But I did come across a range on interesting bargains.
- A rather battered old pink Campervan. The description referred to well looked after, well loved, filled with character. I didn’t references to words like knackered, dented, rusted or broken. Clearly if it was true that the badly battered vehicle had in fact had only one careful owner well that owner must have been NASA.
- A collection of novelty LPs which included masterpieces from the likes of The Crankies, Baron Knights, Showaddywaddy, Mud and Vanilla Ice. Shame I don’t have a record player……
- A chessboard with some of the pieces missing. Suppose that contributes to quicker games.
- The entire James Bond DVD collection. One dvd is missing and several are scratched. They also won’t work in the UK and Europe. But apart from that….
- A Bullworker. Remember those. Those exercise devices which apparently if you used it for 10 minutes a day for a month you would end up looking like Thor or The Terminator. I might need to use that for several years……
- A Batman lego set which would cost more than my car….
- A Genuine Boomerang. Wow you must be able to get fake ones.
- A box of VHS tapes. Maybe I can sell the bag loads of those cassettes we have filling up the garage.
- A set of glowing hula hoops. Surely that would represent an essential purchase.
- A Boris Johnson punch bag. So so tempted.
- A giant bag of jigsaw pieces, several sets mixed together – no guarantee that all sets are complete. Trying to get my head round that one.
- A pantomime horse costume for two adults. Apparently with some wear and tear. The mind boggles.
- A set of 30 Xbox games. Ranging from motor racing to Star Wars.
Most admit the Xbox games pack was tempting. One problem. We would never use them. Son is a creature of habit. On his Xbox 360 he only ever played two games FIFA (football) and WWE (wrestling). When I saved up to upgrade it to an Xbox One, guess what. He’s only ever played two games on it. FIFA and WWE. Maybe Microsoft can next time just do us a special cutdown version of the Xbox Two. We only need it to play two games. Surely they can do us a cheap version rare edition. That might be worth something on eBay.