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01-05-2020, 18:32   #31
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Have to politely disagree. I got a pair of Sennheiser headphones a few years ago for about $25 CAD or about 16 Euro. Still have them and carry them everywhere in my bag. Great for flights too.

My contribution is Nike and most other 'big name' running shoes. $200 for a pair of sneakers? Eh, no.
Sennheiser are quality, seriously good but seriously pricy unfortunately. A pair of in ear Bluetooth headphones that were 168 euro reduced to 107.

https://www.eglobalcentral.eu/sennhe...IaAnnaEALw_wcB

And more...wireless...

https://www.harveynorman.ie/tvs-head...nes-black.html
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01-05-2020, 18:36   #32
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I'll be lynched but Guinness!
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Black and decker

Total sh1te
Used to be brilliant in the 80s have 3 drills by them older than myself and a few other things still working grand.

But then some fat lazy English bastid working for them decided he was too good for actually making power tools so he decided to team up with some Hu Flung Dung manufacturer in Guangdong or Wuhan to make some power tools on the cheap with the same brand name. Aforementioned fat English guy got to spend 20 years with a brand new Lamborghini under his hole and doing very little work while he ran his brand name well and truly into the ground.


Ditto for AEG, Russel hobbs. Hard to think of a big name manufacturer who hasn't fallen victim to this carry on in some way. Even world famous mad expensive oscilloscope manufacturer Agilent (now Keysight) was caught selling relabled Chinese scopes
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01-05-2020, 18:52   #34
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I'll be lynched but Guinness!
Are you referring to Guinness as a stout or as a brand?
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01-05-2020, 21:16   #35
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BMW, Mercedes and Audi basically all the German "premium" car range. All style over substance, unreliable, horrendously hard to work on and mortgage level repair bill when something goes wrong.
Even standard German makes are overrated as well - Opel (pure muck) and VW (about the best of a bad lot granted)
what cars do you like may i ask ?

i dont disagree with you on the germans by the way
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01-05-2020, 22:13   #36
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Has anyone said Apple yet? Branding at it's best leading to overpricing.
Trying to pretend they care and rip people off when they want an Apple product repaired.

Also McDonalds - horrible food - much prefer local Italian chippers
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01-05-2020, 22:19   #37
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Yeah I had a Dyson vacuum. It sucked.
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01-05-2020, 23:46   #38
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Dolmio is about as Italian as my big toe. Neighbour had an Italian aupair a few yrs back and she said she never heard or saw Dolmio sauces back home.
We've holidayed in Italy a few times and never saw Dolmio on the supermarket shelves over there either. What we did see was Barilla sauces which we tried while there and found fine. They sell them in Tesco so we use them as an emergency standby, but making your own tomato sauce is so easy that most of the time the jar stays in the cupboard.

We never buy Dolmio. When's-a your pasta day me arse.
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VW fine, Audi fine, but BMW? Had a BMW. Great take off and in a straight line. And comfort, sitting almost on the floor, crippling on any long journey. Cars half the price were like luxury models.
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Everything and anything related to Apple.

It's worth paying a premium for Apple devices because they are the last major tech company who still give half a damn about personal privacy. It's the tech equivalent of the overton window.
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02-05-2020, 00:27   #41
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VW fine, Audi fine, but BMW? Had a BMW. Great take off and in a straight line. And comfort, sitting almost on the floor, crippling on any long journey. Cars half the price were like luxury models.
What car exactly are you referring to?
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Toyota Land Cruiser, a totally over rated jeep.
Couldn't agree more, good durability and stamina for normal work but haven't the guts when worked for a living, plenty good for farmers and the equestrian types who pull small loads now and again, for the price of them i think people who buy them are really only after an image rather than a workhorse
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Ya, Dysons are shít. Get yourself a Miele, Nilfisk or Henry.

Nespresso coffee isn’t up to much is it?
Henry : no way.
My one is a clumpy yolk and the handle part is very cumbersome to move around the floor.
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Toyota Land Cruiser, a totally over rated jeep.

Mazda cars, their absolutely brutal. Constant engine poblems with them

John Deere, they used to be value for money now their way over priced.
Only the Mazda diesel engines, afaik.
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Can I kick off with Dyson?

A huge launch and massive marketing drive for Dyson products but I've always been underwhelmed by how they actually perform. Maybe the fuss generated is something to do with it being the first UK designed product to make a big splash in many the year but, for me, they are the Apple of products from a marketing perspective but an Acer in terms of performance.

When I finally kicked my under-performing Dyson to the kerb and replaced in with a big ugly Meile, I nearly cried in gratitude when I heard the motor rumble to life and watched as my carpet was sucked to within an inch of it's life.

So, what brands do you think are overrated?
Have a dyson...3 years still going strong...it was pricey but its so convenient and easy to clean and maintain
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