Last thing you regret buying

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  1. jmc2000

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    A Brompton folding bicycle, cream-coloured. On my very first journey, I lost control of it and crashed into a lamp-post, breaking it in half. I'm still waiting for it to be fixed about a month later. Also, I hate the colour.

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  2. Ant E

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    Yeah that's smeg
     
  3. Ant E

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    Hehe I only just noticed sh i t gets turned into smeg
     
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    That looks horrid! lol
     
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    I always end up spending a lot of money on takeaways and things and then after wards when I am feeling fat I am like "why did I do that, I should have just had a chicken thing from the oven"
     
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    i'm sorry jmc, but i gotta ask, why did you buy it? i can understand your need for a bike, and you weren't to know it would break so easily, but why pick a colour you can't stand!
     
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    also i should add that i do have sympathy for you JMC. I don't mind regretting buying something so much if it's a cheap purchase. It's when its a pricey purchase, like your one, i really get annoyed
     
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    The reason I got a cream one is, I needed a folding bike, and someone offered to sell me a second-hand cream one for about 2/3rds price. I overlooked the colour to save money.

    Ironically, after the cost of repairs, I will have spent so much on the thing I could have bought a shiny new one in my chosen colour!
     
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    Was ever thus!
     
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    Pop Tarts. Very disappointed.
     
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    A tube of E45 cream. I went to grab some Dove soap in the garage at the end of the road, and, when I got home, realised I'd picked up and paid for the wrong thing. I don't have a need for E45 cream, and still don't have any soap.
     
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    I like dove soap, I used to have bad psoriasis for a while, and I used it then, E45 isn't up to much usr for anything besides moisturising, certraben isn't bad, dovonex is good, a dozen sessions of intense uv treatment finally got the job done
     
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    I don't mind it - it's the only brand they carry - but I prefer the hard minerally soaps that smell really clean and are sometimes blue or some other colour.

    I'd rather have a creamy white soap, though, than those really greasy Lush-style ones, that make it feel like you're trying to wash with a Toblerone or something.
     
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    yes, perhaps I should have said that I like dove because it moisturises more than regular soap. God I remember imperial leather, that used to suck every drop of moisture in your skin out, you were like a twig after using it. I dunno what lush is, not heard of that one
     
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    Imperial Leather Blue used to be my favourite.
     
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    The pink dove bar and pears soap always remind me of my grandparents. And it's relevant cos I actually regret buying my grandparents.
     
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    lol! yes if only we could choose are families like we do our shopping nikki! I was talking about the imperial leather brown soap bars, rather than gels and that, which are doubtlessly better than the soap used to be. I was addicted to sucking soap bars as a kid, and my mum was always belting me for it.

    Does anyone remember those heavy bars of green soap that were used for washing your clothes, rather than yourself ? They were straight brutal they were. Using it on your skin was like using sandpaper, and it got virtually no stains out as a clothing cleaner either. That's gotta be one old product that virtually nobody misses.
     
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    Ahem! So was I! Observe:[​IMG]
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    Suck on those!
     
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    i love sucking pairs, oops i mean pear's. Actually i really did used to suck pears soap bars, i didn't realise that they still made them, in that clear orangey design i mean. the smell of pears soap is, or was, beautiful. It reminds of the sweets 'uncle lukes tablets' which i have an addiction to, and is my favourite smell ever, along with road tar
     

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