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Re: The Recession Busting Thread

Postby TerenureJim » June 5th, 2013, 11:48 am

New gear imminent I guess
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Re: The Recession Busting Thread

Postby sheepshagger » June 5th, 2013, 1:07 pm

Have been expecting new gear for a while, havn't bought anything since a wifebeater (in saving for a splurge whne its released).
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Re: The Recession Busting Thread

Postby mtleinster » June 5th, 2013, 2:45 pm

did the wife beaters ever get released? They had them online in the leinster rugby store, but never had a picture so havent seen one yet?
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Re: The Recession Busting Thread

Postby johng » June 5th, 2013, 4:31 pm

mtleinster wrote:did the wife beaters ever get released? They had them online in the leinster rugby store, but never had a picture so havent seen one yet?

Wife beaters should never be released early no matter how good their behaviour........





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Re: The Recession Busting Thread

Postby sheepshagger » June 7th, 2013, 11:01 pm

Note to anyone buying stuff from Lovell Rugby, order from the iPhone app and postage to Ireland is capped at £2.99 (website is more)
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Re: The Recession Busting Thread

Postby sheepshagger » June 7th, 2013, 11:03 pm

mtleinster wrote:did the wife beaters ever get released? They had them online in the leinster rugby store, but never had a picture so havent seen one yet?


Yep, darker blue than last years.
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Re: The Recession Busting Thread

Postby IanD » June 21st, 2013, 6:16 pm

For any Campers or Caravanners out there Halfords have a sale on now. Allot of stuff is reduced and when reserved online for collection you get another 20% off.

http://www.halfords.ie/webapp/wcs/store ... _langId_-1

This also applies to Camping Gaz Cannisters so good time to stock up.

http://www.halfords.ie/webapp/wcs/store ... ew_size=10

I priced these cupboards a couple of weeks ago and the price was €49.99. Today there are €39.99 with an additional 20% off.

http://www.halfords.ie/webapp/wcs/store ... yId_212502
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Re: The Recession Busting Thread

Postby IanD » August 6th, 2013, 12:42 pm

Visit an OPW Heritage Site For Free

The Office of Public Works is pleased to announce that on the first Wednesday of every month in 2013, all OPW managed Heritage Sites will continue to offer FREE ADMISSION to individuals wishing to visit these sites for the duration of their season!

List of sites here.
http://www.heritageireland.ie/en/media/ ... 202013.pdf

http://www.heritageireland.ie/en/


Stuff for free has to be great.
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Re: The Recession Busting Thread

Postby Peg Leg » August 6th, 2013, 9:27 pm

Free entry for one adult to Dublin zoo on the side of every 1kg kellogs cornflakes
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Re: The Recession Busting Thread

Postby domhnallj » August 6th, 2013, 10:03 pm

Peg Leg wrote:Free entry for one adult to Dublin zoo on the side of every 1kg kellogs cornflakes


That's a lot of cornflakes.
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Re: The Recession Busting Thread

Postby Slipper1 » August 7th, 2013, 8:31 am

domhnallj wrote:
Peg Leg wrote:Free entry for one adult to Dublin zoo on the side of every 1kg kellogs cornflakes


That's a lot of cornflakes.


1kg cornflakes are about a fiver and an adult pass for the zoo is about €15. They don't check that you've eaten all the cornflakes before they let you in.
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Re: The Recession Busting Thread

Postby Muriel » August 7th, 2013, 10:39 am

Those passes weren't valid on Saturday.
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Re: The Recession Busting Thread

Postby IanD » August 20th, 2013, 2:23 pm

This is Heritage Week.

http://www.heritageweek.ie/

Lots of stuff on this week and over the weekend for FREE. You can search by day and location here. It says if event is open to kids.

http://www.heritageweek.ie/index.php/wh ... ent-search

I did a walk of the mining area of Avoca on Sunday (really interesting) and am off for a tour of the Monastic City in Glendalough today.
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Re: The Recession Busting Thread

Postby IanD » August 20th, 2013, 7:56 pm

IanD wrote:This is Heritage Week.

http://www.heritageweek.ie/

Lots of stuff on this week and over the weekend for FREE. You can search by day and location here. It says if event is open to kids.

http://www.heritageweek.ie/index.php/wh ... ent-search

I did a walk of the mining area of Avoca on Sunday (really interesting) and am off for a tour of the Monastic City in Glendalough today.


Apologies just checked this and there is a charge on a few events. Most seem free though.

I went on the tour in the Monastic City today - really enjoyed it.
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Re: The Recession Busting Thread

Postby IanD » August 24th, 2013, 11:57 am

IanD wrote:
IanD wrote:This is Heritage Week.

http://www.heritageweek.ie/

Lots of stuff on this week and over the weekend for FREE. You can search by day and location here. It says if event is open to kids.

http://www.heritageweek.ie/index.php/wh ... ent-search

I did a walk of the mining area of Avoca on Sunday (really interesting) and am off for a tour of the Monastic City in Glendalough today.


Apologies just checked this and there is a charge on a few events. Most seem free though.


Bump.

Lots of stuff on today and tomorrow.
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Re: The Recession Busting Thread

Postby IanD » December 16th, 2013, 7:19 pm

http://www.lidl.ie/cps/rde/SID-BC03E31C ... l/3472.htm

Onions, Sprouts, Baby Potatoes, Carrots, Parsnips and Turnips for 9 cent while stocks last.
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Re: The Recession Busting Thread

Postby IanD » December 17th, 2013, 12:57 pm

Whatever Lidl do Aldi go one better. Fruit and veg at 8 cents.

https://www.aldi.ie/en/product-range/super-6/
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Re: The Recession Busting Thread

Postby honeyec » December 17th, 2013, 4:07 pm

IanD wrote:Whatever Lidl do Aldi go one better. Fruit and veg at 8 cents.

https://www.aldi.ie/en/product-range/super-6/


Ructions about it on Joe Duffy (where else?) I believe.

"Cheap veg, Joe? The humanity!"

Both supermarkets have stated that they're taking the hit on price, not their suppliers.
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Re: The Recession Busting Thread

Postby TerenureJim » December 17th, 2013, 5:20 pm

honeyec wrote:
IanD wrote:Whatever Lidl do Aldi go one better. Fruit and veg at 8 cents.

https://www.aldi.ie/en/product-range/super-6/


Ructions about it on Joe Duffy (where else?) I believe.

"Cheap veg, Joe? The humanity!"

Both supermarkets have stated that they're taking the hit on price, not their suppliers.


Yep because agressive below cost selling by large multi national retailers never involves pressure on local suppliers or local independent retailers....

Great and all as these deals are they actually can do huge harm to an economy in the long run if not kept in check as competitors run the risk of being irreprably damaged e.g. Aldi/Lidl move into a town/village and very shortly you see the smaller shops, sometimes family run, see their business destroyed all of a sudden suppliers especially smaller producers have a lack of options in terms of who they can sell too and it becomes a vicious circle.
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Re: The Recession Busting Thread

Postby honeyec » December 17th, 2013, 5:33 pm

TerenureJim wrote:Great and all as these deals are they actually can do huge harm to an economy in the long run if not kept in check as competitors run the risk of being irreprably damaged e.g. Aldi/Lidl move into a town/village and very shortly you see the smaller shops, sometimes family run, see their business destroyed all of a sudden suppliers especially smaller producers have a lack of options in terms of who they can sell too and it becomes a vicious circle.


Dem's de breaks of an open market. I actually agree with you that a race to the bottom is not necessarily what we want to see in any market. But "food poverty" is a massive item in the news at the moment so I think you'll find it very hard to argue convincingly that making fresh food more affordable is a bad thing in the current climate.
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