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I'm broke, you're broke, we're all broke. Even the smug guy on the balcony with the croissant hasn't got two AmEx gold cards to rub together these days. Tell everybody your schemes to save cash.

(, Thu 10 Nov 2011, 18:09)
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Spectacles for a tenner: varifocals for 45

Contact Lenses for a fiver an eye:

Your entire christmas shopping for under 200: and pretty much anything else you need, but it will take 2-3 weeks to arrive (bear in mind xmas postage times too!)

Never had a problem with the cheap glasses just enter your prescription correctly and wait about 2 weeks, some of the ultra cheapy tenner ones (6 plus delivery) are not great quality but you just buy more in 6 months time, my 45 slim lense varifocals for close up work and such are fecking lovely, my mate paid 400+ for the same specs, he hates me.

The contact lenses are disposable but I often get 2-3 wears out of them, just treat a pair like normal use lenses, clean after each use, I find even tho I have quite a major astigmatism and these lenses won't correct for it I can manage quite happily in most social situations with these, the ones with LESS water I find more comfortable for long wear, don't be confused by all the comparisons to other brands they only sell 2 types, check them before insertion as they do sometimes have molding defects, but at a fiver for 30, buy more!

Tinydeal is my fave crapvendor, direct from Hong Kong toys, electronics, clothes and housewares, memory cards for 3, Airswimmer Shark for 16, high qual Cycle Gear for 20, Tokyo Flash alike watches for a fiver, Calvin Klein style undies for 4, tiny tiny cameras for a tenner, silly crappy iPhone/iPad/iPod clones, high spec laptops, all in one portable media players, Kindle-a-likes, mini all in one stereo mp3 players that you can take/put anywhere for instant music just add an SD card, cuddly LED cushions that change colour, etc, and on the dark side of the force, electronic key copiers and picks, spyware, chavvy poser death knives and ninja stars, self defense eye gougers, pepper spray, tazers and lasers powerful enough to set fire to your mates retinas, replica guns with laser sights, and even the scary skull masks, army gear and gun holsters you'll be needing for that bank robbery, pretty much you name it they sell it and they don't give a rats crap if a good amount of it is actually highly illegal in your country, they'll still take your money wrap it up and send it, so be more than average wary what you send through customs with your address on it if you don't want a friendly chat with a nice man from the anti terrorism squad!

Oh, and they happily mix in rubber fist dildoes and sexy sally PVC crotchless knickers alongside the kids toys and kitchenware, so be a bit wary when looking through it with your gran for ideas for Christmas.

With electrical goods n kids toys too keep in mind this stuff comes in untested by the usual government filters for safety and such, think of it like stuff you got knock off, back of the lorry direct from the factory off that bloke in the market, check it well before buying (electrical compatibility with your countries specs for example) and before use, or just buy stuff ya can't go wrong with, the site itself has some very odd quirks but I fecking love these people and have delighted/confused many a friend with many a truly hatstand present.

A certain close mate WILL be getting the Steve Jobs commemorative bobble head doll, for example! who wouldn't want that staring at them from their desk all day!?

*edit* currency conversion is top right BTW, do use your profile and the site reviews etc as you get points for participating that do, indeed, make prizes, I get to treat myself in January every year, ORDER THINGS SINGLY you will get them quicker and in better nick that way!
(, Fri 11 Nov 2011, 8:00, closed)
Just been browsing TinyDeal for 20 minutes ...
My daughter is now the soon-to-be owner of a miniature electric piano, proudly emblazoned with the legend: "THE WONDERFUL MUSIC GIVES HAPPY YOU"


They won't nick my card details or nuffink, will they?
(, Fri 11 Nov 2011, 9:16, closed)
I use paypal 3 click speed pay
so dunno TBH, but I doubt it.

Only problem I've ever had is they tend to just drop stuff into a padded envelope and send it, so don't buy anything too fragile! Oh and good tip: buy everything SINGLY, or they wait days till they've got everything in your order, THEN send it all banging together in a huge jiffy bag, bit shite, you can pay more for better quicker postage services tho I just don't, so, y'know, get what you pay for n all that.

Mind they did refund me without question when I got a broken 'DJ Lamp', I just sent them a pic of the fracture, fantastic lamps BTW, they look and light up like lightsabers to music/tv, I have one each side of the telly, different colours react to different frequencies, red is bass, green is mid, blue is treble, and they look AWESOME! similar ones, not actually the same ones as Tinydeal sell but the least annoyingly wobbly video I could find, you get the idea.
(, Fri 11 Nov 2011, 9:39, closed)
I know what the lucky Mrs Bodine will be getting this festive season
(, Fri 11 Nov 2011, 9:39, closed)
Yep, they sell some truly dreadful jewellery, see also spectacularly tacky show phones, gold sports car style being a favourite
but also some surprisingly quality stuff too, you take pot luck a lot, every Xmas since I started using them I find I have to rush to buy someone something else as what arrived was either not as good as it looked, too poorly presented to give as a present, or just got so bashed up in post that it broke (cheers to the postie last year who forced the blue tooth headset thru my letterbox 'cos I was out and he couldn't be arsed to take it back for collection!) but it still saved me about a ton on presents.
(, Fri 11 Nov 2011, 9:48, closed)
That scores a mighty 'three' on the wolf-o-meter.
(, Fri 11 Nov 2011, 9:50, closed)
Well, that's the end of my plans to do anything useful today.
Tinydeal here I come...
(, Fri 11 Nov 2011, 10:10, closed)
I do recommend finding the adult section btw, very well hidden in a sub menu under an odd euphemism but worth it for a right good laugh at the dreadful amount of awful quality sexplay tat they sell, nothing says 'Hey honey let's try something kinky tonight' than a pair of cheap 'faux leather' plastic cuffs that fix into place with pop studs and hold together with a bathplug chain, MMmmmmmm, sexeh!
(, Fri 11 Nov 2011, 10:20, closed)
You get a click from me.
But I don't really think that tinydeal is a money saving tipmreally, as it looks like it would be very easy to get carried away buying stuff and spend more tan you would at a more expensive place.
(, Fri 11 Nov 2011, 15:08, closed)

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