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I just bought a... (non clothing item)

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Tokyo Slim, May 12, 2006.

  1. Szeph el raton

    Szeph el raton Senior member

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    I really, really like that Canon 50mm f/1.4. It's the first lens I got, and the only one I had...until today when his friend arrived:

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    And a test shot from my balcony:

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    Nice. But if I remember right you have the EOS 5D and therefore a full frame camera, with my crop the 50mm behaves more like 80mm. When I give it back I'll most likely opt for the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 to replace it.
     
  2. zatarregaza

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    a faucet for the kitchen
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    Any ideas on where to get a faucet like this at a decent price from a reputable manufacturer? How has this one held up for you?

    I bought one of these on eBay for what I thought was a good price - I don't know who the manufacturer is, but I know it came from China. Anyway, it's been less than 3 years and I already have to replace it. The faucet doesn't close all the way and the tube to the hand sprayer is fraying and leaking as well.

    I tried at faucetdirect.com and overstock. Any specific manufacturers I should be looking at?
     
  3. jet

    jet Senior member

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    Consider yourself lucky 3 years is a long time for a cheap item to last.
     
  4. gwolf

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    franke like it sez on the box.
     
  5. zatarregaza

    zatarregaza Senior member

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    franke like it sez on the box.

    Maybe I should've described my price range as something other than "decent price." This Franke faucet goes for $900. I'm looking for something quite a bit less.

    Consider yourself lucky 3 years is a long time for a cheap item to last.

    3 years is a long time for a shoddy piece of plumbing. Most of the plumbing fixtures in the house I moved into were from the 70's and 80's (the house was built in 1964). I was hoping to get something that would last a good 10 years at least.
     
  6. eg1

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    A tan Piel Frama case for my Blackberry Playbook

    http://www.pielframa.com/blackberry-...-tan-cases.htm

    Just arrived this morning -- it has to be better than the silly neoprene sleeve that came with the damned thing ... [​IMG]

    I've also ordered a DODOcase for it, but that will take rather longer to arrive.
     
  7. jet

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    Maybe I should've described my price range as something other than "decent price." This Franke faucet goes for $900. I'm looking for something quite a bit less.

    3 years is a long time for a shoddy piece of plumbing. Most of the plumbing fixtures in the house I moved into were from the 70's and 80's (the house was built in 1964). I was hoping to get something that would last a good 10 years at least.


    This is highly optimistic. A cheap faucet is more expensive in the long run.
     
  8. Xericx

    Xericx Senior member

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    Whole foods, where you too can spend $17 on a toothbrush and toothpaste.
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  9. kwilkinson

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    jet Senior member

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    Why would you buy that? Sonicare + crest vivid white = ftmfw
     
  11. Xericx

    Xericx Senior member

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    I have a sonic care at home. this is part of my growing dopp kit for my desk at work.

    I wanted to try out that toothbrush...just to see how it is I've always wondered about it....says it lasts 9 months. Good coverage when brushing the teeth, doesn't really reach in the back teeth though since its so wide.
     
  12. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Senior member

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    You bought a toothbrush that you know won't adequately brush all your teeth?
     
  13. jet

    jet Senior member

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    +1

    In the office I just use a plain elgydium brush and same toothpaste or marvis in my dopp kit. Used to have two sonicares but one took a shit and the battery isn't replaceable, would have taken that one to work.
     
  14. Xericx

    Xericx Senior member

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    You bought a toothbrush that you know won't adequately brush all your teeth?

    yeah. thought it would...just more interested in trying it out more than anything.
     
  15. Jr Mouse

    Jr Mouse Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I just use a normal, plain, everyday toothbrush. Spending that kind of cash on a fancy one seem like a big waste of money to me.
     
  16. Xericx

    Xericx Senior member

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    the toothbrush itself was $9. a few bucks more than a normal toothbrush and it supposedly lasts longer (it said 9 months on the package). I am getting used to it, the coverage of the bristles is nicer since it brushes the top and bottom teeth quicker.
     
  17. imatlas

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    the toothbrush itself was $9. a few bucks more than a normal toothbrush and it supposedly lasts longer (it said 9 months on the package). I am getting used to it, the coverage of the bristles is nicer since it brushes the top and bottom teeth quicker.
    9 months is a long time in bacterial years.
     
  18. aleksandr

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    This is highly optimistic. A cheap faucet is more expensive in the long run.

    I just redid my bathroom and was appalled at the prices one pays for decent plumbing equipment. $1500 for a toilet bowl wtf.
     
  19. Xericx

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  20. Jr Mouse

    Jr Mouse Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    9 months is a long time in bacterial years.

    You can always put it in boiling water for a few minutes. I know some people who do this to extend the life of their toothbrushes.
     

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