Re: Argos Tent: end of an era

Discussion in 'General Fitness' started by John Laird, Aug 3, 2004.

  1. John Laird

    John Laird Guest

    On Tue, 03 Aug 2004 15:31:19 +0100, Steve Orrell wrote:

    >for those who may be procrastinating over buying a Pro-Action 1 its
    >about to cease to be, Argos are now listing it as a "clearance item" @
    >£19.99


    You swine, you. I will be £19.99 poorer by tomorrow, and I didn't even need
    a tent...

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  2. Judith

    Judith Guest

    On Tue, 03 Aug 2004 17:13:09 +0100, John Laird
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >You swine, you. I will be £19.99 poorer by tomorrow, and I didn't even need
    >a tent...



    Ha ha! And you could have got it for £14.99 only a couple of weeks
    ago.

    Judith (Still bitter at spending £30 on my first one. grrr)
     
  3. KRO

    KRO Guest

    "John Laird" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > On Tue, 03 Aug 2004 15:31:19 +0100, Steve Orrell wrote:
    >
    > >for those who may be procrastinating over buying a Pro-Action 1 its
    > >about to cease to be, Argos are now listing it as a "clearance item" @
    > >£19.99

    >
    > You swine, you. I will be £19.99 poorer by tomorrow, and I didn't even

    need
    > a tent...


    I am *now* £23.94 poorer, I'm getting it delivered. I do enough sleeping in
    the car, haunted bothies etc I may as well buy a tent!

    KRO
     
  4. Peewiglet

    Peewiglet Guest

    On Tue, 3 Aug 2004 18:03:07 +0000 (UTC), "KRO" <[email protected]> wrote:

    [...]
    >I am *now* £23.94 poorer, I'm getting it delivered. I do enough sleeping in
    >the car, haunted bothies etc I may as well buy a tent!


    Haunted bothies...?? Whassat....

    (Eeek! :)


    Best wishes,
    --
    Peewiglet
     
  5. Chris 159

    Chris 159 Guest

    "Peewiglet" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > On Tue, 3 Aug 2004 18:03:07 +0000 (UTC), "KRO" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > [...]
    > >I am *now* £23.94 poorer, I'm getting it delivered. I do enough sleeping

    in
    > >the car, haunted bothies etc I may as well buy a tent!

    >
    > Haunted bothies...?? Whassat....
    >
    > (Eeek! :)
    >
    >
    > Best wishes,
    > --
    > Peewiglet


    bothie ? wouldnt that be ian botham the cricketer ? :-/
     
  6. Peewiglet

    Peewiglet Guest

    On Tue, 3 Aug 2004 20:52:57 +0100, "Chris 159"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    >"Peewiglet" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >news:[email protected]
    >> On Tue, 3 Aug 2004 18:03:07 +0000 (UTC), "KRO" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >> [...]
    >> >I am *now* £23.94 poorer, I'm getting it delivered. I do enough sleeping

    >in
    >> >the car, haunted bothies etc I may as well buy a tent!

    >>
    >> Haunted bothies...?? Whassat....
    >>
    >> (Eeek! :)
    >>
    >>
    >> Best wishes,
    >> --
    >> Peewiglet

    >
    >bothie ? wouldnt that be ian botham the cricketer ? :-/
    >

    <Blush> Sorry :) <fx: kicks self in shin> I meant:-

    Haunted bothys...?? Whassat....

    (Eeek! :)


    Best wishes,
    --
    Peewiglet
     
  7. Mark South

    Mark South Guest

    "Judith" <[email protected]aol.com> wrote in message
    news:eek:[email protected]
    > On Tue, 03 Aug 2004 17:13:09 +0100, John Laird
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > >You swine, you. I will be £19.99 poorer by tomorrow, and I didn't even need
    > >a tent...

    >
    >
    > Ha ha! And you could have got it for £14.99 only a couple of weeks
    > ago.
    >
    > Judith (Still bitter at spending £30 on my first one. grrr)


    I bought my first for £19.99. Argos always reduce the price after a few weeks.

    Of course, they blindsided me with the reduction to £14.99, which means they
    have £5 of mine that they shouldn't, but I'm STILL NOT BITTER.
    --
    Mark South: World Citizen, Net Denizen
     
  8. Phil Cook

    Phil Cook Guest

    On Tue, 03 Aug 2004 21:03:55 +0100, Peewiglet wrote:

    >On Tue, 3 Aug 2004 20:52:57 +0100, "Chris 159"
    ><[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>
    >>"Peewiglet" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>news:[email protected]
    >>> On Tue, 3 Aug 2004 18:03:07 +0000 (UTC), "KRO" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>
    >>> [...]
    >>> >I am *now* £23.94 poorer, I'm getting it delivered. I do enough sleeping

    >>in
    >>> >the car, haunted bothies etc I may as well buy a tent!
    >>>
    >>> Haunted bothies...?? Whassat....


    >>bothie ? wouldnt that be ian botham the cricketer ? :-/


    He is "Both" or "Beefy" - I doubt very much whether he would take to
    being called by a diminutive form of his name.
    >>

    ><Blush> Sorry :) <fx: kicks self in shin> I meant:-
    >
    >Haunted bothys...?? Whassat....


    An incorrect plural in normal English usage.

    http://www.mountainbothies.org.uk/
    >
    >(Eeek!


    Eeek! Eeek! - Must be the resident mouse. All bothies have mice.
    --
    Phil Cook looking north over the park to the "Westminster Gasworks"
     
  9. John Laird

    John Laird Guest

    On Tue, 03 Aug 2004 17:14:57 +0100, Judith
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Tue, 03 Aug 2004 17:13:09 +0100, John Laird
    ><[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>You swine, you. I will be £19.99 poorer by tomorrow, and I didn't even need
    >>a tent...

    >
    >Ha ha! And you could have got it for £14.99 only a couple of weeks
    >ago.


    It'll still be a bargain, according to everyone here.

    --
    I think, there for I am... so what's your excuse?

    Mail john rather than nospam...
     
  10. Fran

    Fran Guest

    [email protected] said...
    > bothie ? wouldnt that be ian botham the cricketer ? :-/
    >

    No. Beefy's the man you're thinking of. Bothies is a pluralised
    Bothy.
    --
    Fran
    If you need my email address please ask.
     
  11. Fran

    Fran Guest

    [email protected] said...
    > >bothie ? wouldnt that be ian botham the cricketer ? :-/
    > >

    > <Blush> Sorry :) <fx: kicks self in shin> I meant:-
    >
    > Haunted bothys...?? Whassat....
    >

    Relax, you were right the first time. BTW Peewiglet - just to
    satisfy my curiosity, 'cos I'm incurably nosy, are you male or
    female?
    --
    Fran
    If you need my email address please ask.
     
  12. Chris 159

    Chris 159 Guest

    "Fran" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > [email protected] said...
    > > bothie ? wouldnt that be ian botham the cricketer ? :-/
    > >

    > No. Beefy's the man you're thinking of. Bothies is a pluralised
    > Bothy.



    I know about beefy. i was being humorous ;-)
     
  13. Peewiglet

    Peewiglet Guest

    On Tue, 3 Aug 2004 22:44:29 +0100, Fran <[email protected]> wrote:

    >[email protected] said...
    >> >bothie ? wouldnt that be ian botham the cricketer ? :-/
    >> >

    >> <Blush> Sorry :) <fx: kicks self in shin> I meant:-
    >>
    >> Haunted bothys...?? Whassat....
    >>

    >Relax, you were right the first time. BTW Peewiglet - just to
    >satisfy my curiosity, 'cos I'm incurably nosy, are you male or
    >female?


    I'm............. female :)

    (Are there male peewiglets?? ;-)


    Best wishes,
    --
    Peewiglet
     
  14. Judith

    Judith Guest

    On Tue, 03 Aug 2004 23:10:25 +0100, Peewiglet <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >I'm............. female :)


    Oh goody, Another girlie. (Please come to a URW Expedition .....
    help to dilute the machosity. Hm? Did I make up that word? Red wine
    is good for the creative part of the brain.)

    Well asked, Fran. I was wondering the same thing myself.

    Judith
     
  15. Peewiglet

    Peewiglet Guest

    On Tue, 03 Aug 2004 23:16:54 +0100, Judith
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    [...]
    >Oh goody, Another girlie. (Please come to a URW Expedition .....


    I'd like to, thanks :)

    >help to dilute the machosity. Hm? Did I make up that word? Red wine
    >is good for the creative part of the brain.)


    Red wine - yum! I read last night that regular drinking is good for
    verbal fluency and mathematical agility! V. Cool :)


    Best wishes,
    --
    Peewiglet
     
  16. In message <[email protected]>, Peewiglet
    <[email protected]> writes
    >On Tue, 03 Aug 2004 23:16:54 +0100, Judith
    ><[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >[...]
    >>Oh goody, Another girlie. (Please come to a URW Expedition .....

    >
    >I'd like to, thanks :)
    >
    >>help to dilute the machosity. Hm? Did I make up that word? Red wine
    >>is good for the creative part of the brain.)

    >
    >Red wine - yum! I read last night that regular drinking is good for
    >verbal fluency and mathematical agility! V. Cool :)
    >
    >

    I'm a trainer and tomorrow I am delivering a course on creative
    thinking. What time does the off-licence open in the morning?

    --
    Martin Richardson
    239/284 Munros - 15% to go 34/34 'Furths' & 439/439 Nuttalls - 0% to go
    42/89 Donalds - 53% to go 0/? Himalayans - 100% to go
    442/1552 Marilyns - 72% to go
     
  17. Judith

    Judith Guest

    On Tue, 3 Aug 2004 23:34:55 +0100, Martin Richardson
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >What time does the off-licence open in the morning?


    Well, what time do you *usually* get there?

    Judith
     
  18. Darren G

    Darren G Guest

    Peewiglet <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]:

    > On Tue, 03 Aug 2004 23:16:54 +0100, Judith
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > [...]
    >>Oh goody, Another girlie. (Please come to a URW Expedition .....

    >
    > I'd like to, thanks :)
    >
    >>help to dilute the machosity. Hm? Did I make up that word? Red wine
    >>is good for the creative part of the brain.)

    >
    > Red wine - yum! I read last night that regular drinking is good for
    > verbal fluency and mathematical agility! V. Cool :)
    >


    I find that is only the case up to a point. Then flerbal vuency starts to
    become a problem. Mathematical agility does change though - number of
    pints said to be drunk moves from a linear to an exponential scale.
     
  19. Peewiglet

    Peewiglet Guest

    On 3 Aug 2004 22:44:53 GMT, Darren G <[email protected]> wrote:


    >> Red wine - yum! I read last night that regular drinking is good for
    >> verbal fluency and mathematical agility! V. Cool :)


    >I find that is only the case up to a point. Then flerbal vuency starts to
    >become a problem. Mathematical agility does change though - number of
    >pints said to be drunk moves from a linear to an exponential scale.


    I wasn't quite sure either, and I don't really like to accept this
    sort of thing at face value, so I'm planning a series of tests and
    experiments over the course of the next few weekends.

    ;-)


    Best wishes,
    --
    Peewiglet
     
  20. Darren G

    Darren G Guest

    Peewiglet <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]:

    > On 3 Aug 2004 22:44:53 GMT, Darren G <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >
    >>> Red wine - yum! I read last night that regular drinking is good for
    >>> verbal fluency and mathematical agility! V. Cool :)

    >
    >>I find that is only the case up to a point. Then flerbal vuency
    >>starts to become a problem. Mathematical agility does change though -
    >>number of pints said to be drunk moves from a linear to an exponential
    >>scale.

    >
    > I wasn't quite sure either, and I don't really like to accept this
    > sort of thing at face value, so I'm planning a series of tests and
    > experiments over the course of the next few weekends.
    >
    > ;-)


    I see a good opportunity for a for a 16 (or 17) day test in the not so
    distant future. Working out a north-corrected back bearing should at
    least prove one half of the hypothosis :)

    Darren
     
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