Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Rampant Consumerism



You could call it rampant consumerism or you could say what is the point of going to work if you can't buy something you want?

The lass in our local Chapel Street Retravision did not have the model that we had selected after doing a little research online. Although it was in the Retravision catalogue, she refused to stock as she reckons it is ugly. This one is certainly nicer, but $19 more, even after beating her down $11.

I am not sure if it goes for all Retravision stores, but I can never beat our local on price. Plus I had to make an executive decision without R there. No problems she said, he can come down and scream at me if he does not like it. Everybody does. We know her well enough to stop and have a chat if we see her in the street. Useful to cultivate the owner's daughter.

It is not Alessi, not even Russell Hobbs but good old Aussie? Sunbeam. Looks ok yes?

16 comments:

  1. Yes, very nice. We had a Russel Hobbs Espresso machine once, I liked it..I am not sure where it went to between house moves twice moves ago... must invest in another..I want some Mud Slide Coffee from Gloria's...yumm.

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  2. It took me about (seriously) five minutes to spot the difference. In the meantime, a rather amusing photo appeared on your flickr side bar. Oh la la!

    I think the new kettle is wonderful. Very modern and chic.

    Even a swede would be impressed.

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  3. Mud Slide coffee Cazzie? Sounds seriously strong.

    What appeared in the side bar Rosanna? Email me if necessary.

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  4. I've just bought a new jug for mum and decided against this one because of the handle. Does it feel strong enough? I ended up with a non-slip grip handle and an added bonus, the on/off switch lights up bright blue so she remembers that it's on.

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  5. Now that looks like an appliance a man can be proud of!

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  6. But you have a Gas one!!!! :)

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  7. Yep Mercboi. And we don't pay directly for the gas our hotplates use. I don't want to wear what was a house warming present out.

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  8. It does feel very robust Jahteh. The saleswomen has the one with the blue light so I guess that is a good one too.

    Might see me out Daisy Jo. Or fashions might change too.

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  9. Sorry Andrew, I just can't get past those sparkling tiles.

    xxx

    Pants

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  10. It looks great! My kettle is a crappy plastic job, but given the kitchen it sits in, it fits right in. Plus it boils water and has yet to maim/kill.

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  11. Sunbeam eh? My mum is still using a Sunbeam toaster she received as a wedding present 40 years ago. Its look has gone in and out of fashion but as it is silver and black it would sit nicely next to your new purchase and no one would know.

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  12. Ah Pants, the tiles are easy to keep clean. Can't say the same for polished black granite benchtops.

    Rob, our white plastic one used to fit in when we were elsewhere. My brother has already snaffled the old one as his is leaking.

    So Tony, would you say your mother is in good health?

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  13. OIC - i do love an old style one that you put on the gas and it whistles when shes'a ready.

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  14. Actually Merboi, the truth is it is too slow for me. I want boiling water and I want it NOW! We use the gas one when we are making proper coffee or tea as I think the water is better heated in the gas kettle.

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  15. Very nice indeed, and your kitchen just sparkles... you wanna be my kitchen bitch???

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  16. I quite like cleaning Jo. Sense of satisfaction when it looks nice. But then you would come along and fry your chops and spatter it with fat. Offer declined.

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