Photos Latest Purchases Thread: v2.0

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  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    During the Kickstarter campaign it was priced at £240 for the top-end cased model with RTC, Wi-Fi, and Pi, then you could add £99 to get the base board early as an extra.

    I have to track this stuff for my accountant to use at tax time, so I'm pretty sure those numbers are right!
     
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  2. adidan

    adidan Avatar is back in season.

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    Is that your accountant whose office you fly over to in the Cayman Islands once a year Gareth? :eyebrow::lol:
     
  3. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    To quote The Simpsons, "I cannot divulge information about that customer's secret, illegal account."

    But, seriously, my accountant's a dude in Halifax. I pay him a surprising amount of money a month, but it comes with the guarantee that he'll work for free to handle any audit HMRC decides to put me through. Worth it just for peace of mind, I reckon.
     
  4. WarrenJ

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    Canon 6D ( I wish i could say it was a Mk2 but the rest of the money is going towards a lens).

    I wanted to go full frame for a long time but find I need the picture quality and low-light focus performance my 1200D can't provide.
     
  5. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Oh, while I'm here, also this:

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    CRKT Liong Mah #5, brought back from the dead as a limited edition by Heinne Haynes - complete with the company's iconic red scales. Non-locking, UK legal, £25 (plus postage).
     
  6. Byron C

    Byron C Game's over losers, I have all the money!

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    Yep, right around what I thought it would cost :D.
     
  7. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    This is proving an expensive month...

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    Nikon f/1.8 35mm AF-S DX lens
    . I've got the 50mm, but with the crop factor on my toy SLR it comes out at 75mm - which means it ain't too hot for studio work. I use my 40mm macro for most stuff as a result, but it's a bit smooth for shots of full pieces of hardware - so figured a 35mm non-macro will crop to around 50mm and make things a lot easier.
     
  8. crazyg1zm0

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    Finally allowed to by airsoft weapons again without it having to be two toned so i got a 1911.

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  9. mrlongbeard

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    Ditto
    .Well I hope ditto, all I did was sen the wife a copy of the email they sent me and told her to stop asking me what I wanted for xmas.
     
  10. Gareth Halfacree

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    Fingers crossed. Mine arrived today and it's lovely - taken an edge nicely and opens smoothly single-handedly (albeit with a stop at 90 degrees) while the finger choil's chunky enough that I don't mind the fact it's non-locking.
     
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  11. mrlongbeard

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    Yeah, I've got a #6 (half serrated) already.
    They take some getting used to after a super firm back spring knife like a Boker, they can be closed very easily.
     
  12. Mister_Tad

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    Hue hue hue hue hue hue hue... thanks to Amazon.es daily deals and Amazon.co.uk 3-for-2, total of around £160

    1x Gen 2 Bridge, 1x Dimmer, 1x Motion sensor, 6x E27 White, 2x E27 Ambiance, 1x B22 Ambiance

    I'm going to have to start thinking about how to deal with that 50x bulb limit soon :worried:
     
  13. Behemoth

    Behemoth Timelord in training

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    Had it a week now, still can quite get over the fact I have a brand new car, certainly one off the bucket list :D
     
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  14. ElThomsono

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    Nice motor, I had an i30 as a hire car once and really liked it. The interior just felt better than the competition.
     
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  15. Behemoth

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    Thanks its a lovely ride and the quality of the interior is very nice. Its only a 1 Litre 3 cylinder petrol turbo engine packing 120 BHP, it really packs a punch when you put your foot down on the loud pedal. It sounds like its something much more powerful has a lovely growl too. I got such a good deal on the so called scrapage scheme offered by Hyundai. They gave me £4,000 off the list price of the car plus a further £1000 for my old car.

    Scared poopless mind that I'm going to scratch it or curb the alloys.
     
  16. ElThomsono

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    1 litre, 120 BHP, madness!

    I've been avoiding kerbs like the plague since I swapped up from a 16 year old 3 series; better safe than sorry.
     
  17. Behemoth

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    I was going for that or the Kia C'eed with the same engine (same car) but after looking at them both I just felt the Hyundai was the better quality product of the two cars. Already had a Kia Cee'd 1.6 CRDi.

    Given where I live I am dreading the day the Shite Awks poop on it. They really can ruin decent paint with just one poop.
     
  18. Zoon

    Zoon Hunting Wabbits since the 80s

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    I’ve got the Fiesta Red Edition with a 1 litre 140bhp. So much fun and makes a great noise.

    Treat yourself to a tank of super now and then for even more fun!

    Hyundai own Kia. Kia are very much the bargain equivalent and I agree with your assessment regarding trim level etc.
     
  19. jrs77

    jrs77 theorycrafting

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    If you don't want to spend a ton of money for a decent pair of headphones, then grab a pair of AKG K52s. They only cost €35 / £30 currently at Thomann and they're amazing for that money -> https://www.thomann.de/gb/akg_k_52.htm

    I bought some for my niece as a present, but I wanted to test them obviously ^^
    They kinda feel cheap, but they're very light and comfortable to wear. They sound very airy for closed back headphones and have a rather neutral sound to them. Really nothing on the market that can compete with them imho at that price.

    Have a picture aswell...

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  20. Pliqu3011

    Pliqu3011 CHUCHEL CHUCHEL

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    Changed mobile provider to dommel.com.
    Ridiculously good prices (to Belgian standards) if you rarely call, text, or use mobile data like me. Literally 1/5th the price of everything in the equivalent pay-per-use plan with my previous provider. Great coverage too apparently, and all online reviews I've found are positive.

    Made an account Wednesday, received a new SIM card Friday. Today (not even a workday) my old number got transferred to them and the service became fully functional. All without paying a single cent - my previous provider demanded 10 fecking euros just to swap my old standard SIM for a nano sized one!
    I'm actually pretty astounded there's no catch. Feels like one of those too-good-to-be-true deals, but it seems I'm getting away with it.
     

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