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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

Can anyone recommend a brand that makes an aluminium-free scented deodorant that's available at a reasonable price?

Lachyzee, try MooGoo it's 100% aluminium free, available at most chemists and "it's so healthy you can drink it" so it says, l wouldnt though. Also Arbonne have a aluminium free deodorant, for all things Swiss formulated.

 

db - perspiration specialist

" not a drop in sight"

post #22292 of 56066
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Originally Posted by Dusty Brogues View Post

Lachyzee, try MooGoo it's 100% aluminium free, available at most chemists and "it's so healthy you can drink it" so it says, l wouldnt though. Also Arbonne have a aluminium free deodorant, for all things Swiss formulated.

 

db - perspiration specialist

" not a drop in sight"

 

we had a cracker in sydney yesterday - i felt the bead of sweat running down my back, only to be caught by my Bonds Chesty  :D

post #22293 of 56066
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post


I shall be there!
I'll send you a PM now, just to confirm.

 

Are there / have there been events like this for Sydney? I see a few of these events have happened in Melbourne / Brisbane but none in Sydney? No interest? 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by lachyzee View Post

Can anyone recommend a brand that makes an aluminium-free scented deodorant that's available at a reasonable price?

I think aesop do as well. quite pricey though. 

post #22294 of 56066
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post


Very nice GN I have a Parker 51 fountain pen and also a Dupont Olympio and a collection of Parker ball points amassed over the years. I use Pelikan turquoise ink in the Dupont.
For everyday I use I switched to Pilot Vpens, disposable fountain pens about 18 months ago.
Does anyone know a good pen shop in the Sydney CBD? Been looking for one since the transition of The Pen Shop from real to virtual?
And any suggestions wheere to buy a small leather case to carry a couple of fountain pens?

 

I've got the three pen case with the green strap  - '2' in the picture below:

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http://www.fountainpenhospital.com/ is a pretty good place to find this stuff.

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by CHECKstar View Post

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Just a reminder gents that Melbourne drinks are still on tomorrow, and in the absence of any other venue recommendations, it looks like we'll be meeting at the The Aylesbury.

 

 Looking forward to this. Can we start now?

post #22295 of 56066
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

And any suggestions wheere to buy a small leather case to carry a couple of fountain pens?


I'm not entirely sure whether the sizing would suit, but perhaps you could pick up a cigar case on eBay that would carry a couple of fountain pens?

I saw a nice one in crocodile skin on eBay the other day that was quite affordable - if I'd thought of using it as a pen case at the time, I would have put in a bid on it!
post #22296 of 56066
Dipped my toes in the MJ Bale pool with the Marcsen jacket they have on sale. Great value at the price, although I possibly shouldn't have got them to do the sleeve alterations, they seem expensive. What's the going rate at places like Katrina's these days? Haven't had any alterations in a while.
Might also need to look at different buttons down the track to minimise the orphaned suit jacket look.
post #22297 of 56066
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

I'm not entirely sure whether the sizing would suit, but perhaps you could pick up a cigar case on eBay that would carry a couple of fountain pens?
I saw a nice one in crocodile skin on eBay the other day that was quite affordable - if I'd thought of using it as a pen case at the time, I would have put in a bid on it!

Interesting idea but you would need a case which would hold a Panatela as opposed to Corona.
post #22298 of 56066
My handwriting is so bad this is all I can really justify in terms of indulgences...

post #22299 of 56066
Online retail shopping in Australia is growing at an accelerated rate, and its local businesses that are reaping the benefits most.

The National Australia Bank's Online Retail Sales Index shows that online sales grew 26 per cent year-on-year to October, compared to 14 per cent year-on-year in May.

NAB chief economist Alan Oster said online sales were still only a small percentage of total retail spending at 5.6 per cent, but the rate of growth was accelerating.

The growth in online sales was also driven by domestic retailers which account for almost 75 per cent of the sales in the year to October.
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Mr Oster said this showed the campaign to get overseas retailers to pay GST on goods worth less than $1000 was pointless and misguided.

Local retailers have been lobbying state and federal governments to make overseas retailers to pay GST on less expensive items, saying it would level the playing field.

"If online was driven by purely tax purposes then you would expect sales to be 80 per cent international and 20 per cent local and that's not true," he said.

"It is very difficult to argue that 20 per cent of the market is driving the whole market."
post #22300 of 56066
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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post

Online retail shopping in Australia is growing at an accelerated rate, and its local businesses that are reaping the benefits most.
The National Australia Bank's Online Retail Sales Index shows that online sales grew 26 per cent year-on-year to October, compared to 14 per cent year-on-year in May.
NAB chief economist Alan Oster said online sales were still only a small percentage of total retail spending at 5.6 per cent, but the rate of growth was accelerating.
The growth in online sales was also driven by domestic retailers which account for almost 75 per cent of the sales in the year to October.
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Mr Oster said this showed the campaign to get overseas retailers to pay GST on goods worth less than $1000 was pointless and misguided.
Local retailers have been lobbying state and federal governments to make overseas retailers to pay GST on less expensive items, saying it would level the playing field.
"If online was driven by purely tax purposes then you would expect sales to be 80 per cent international and 20 per cent local and that's not true," he said.
"It is very difficult to argue that 20 per cent of the market is driving the whole market."


So, if the above figures are reasonable accurate, overseas online purchases are 20-25% of 5.6%; or a massive 1.4% of overall retail spending. Of course, presumably "retail" includes groceries and so on, and it is clearly not feasible to purchase groceries from overseas. Also, clearly some sectors, such as clothing and small electronics, will be harder hit than other retail sectors. Even so, it should be very difficult for people like Gerry Harvey to argue that 1.4% of overall retail spending is influencing the whole market.
post #22301 of 56066
Gerry's a great property developer, and like most property developers* he's really good at moaning and distorting the truth.







*Of course any property developers on here are obviously top blokes.
post #22302 of 56066
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

Interesting idea but you would need a case which would hold a Panatela as opposed to Corona.

Panatela is narrower than a Corona, isn't it? What about the length? Are they about the same?
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post #22304 of 56066
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

Panatela is narrower than a Corona, isn't it? What about the length? Are they about the same?

Panatela 6.8 or 6in is longer than a Corona 5.5 in my ST Dupont is 5 1/4 inches.

Last time I smoked a cigar was back in 1998.

Also anyone wear Orcival striped tops? I want to get one as a gift and I know this person was big on Remo stripey tops wondering how the sizes compares?
post #22305 of 56066
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Originally Posted by CHECKstar View Post

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Just a reminder gents that Melbourne drinks are still on tomorrow, and in the absence of any other venue recommendations, it looks like we'll be meeting at the The Aylesbury.

See you there. Looking like a coldie will be most welcome.
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