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Offline toledobass

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Post a < $50 item GMG might be into
« on: May 15, 2015, 12:04:19 PM »
Got the idea from a different board I follow and liked the responses and idea so bringing it here.

Meant to be somewhat frivolous and can be a product, service or event. 


Mine:

The Jinhoa 159
. At $12 if you have never written with a fountain pen and would like to try, this is the pen to get.  You'll get an excellent pen that writes exceptionally well for the low cost. It is a pen that I really enjoy writing with but don't mind bringing along out of the house for fear of damaging my more expensive pens. Most of the other stuff in this price range is not very great. If i wrote with this in a blindfold test, I would never guess this was a $12 pen, guessing at least 6 or 7 times the cost minimum.  If you like fountain pens already I think you'd be pleased with the outstanding value this pen provides.  Only thing is this pen is huge and heavy which not might fit the tastes of everyone....but did I mention it's only $12?

Allan



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Re: Post a < $50 item GMG might be into
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2015, 01:31:07 PM »
A bottom dispensing teapot. There are several makes on the market.



Loose tea is easy with this. I have had mine, I have two, since late summer and it's great. I got one in a te shop cheaper than this one actually.

About a year ago my electric razor died. I decided to try a safety razor. Doing some research I settled on this



An excellent choice.

I like Wilkinson Sword blades best but that seems to vary a lot. I have a beard so use this for neck and top of my head.
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Re: Post a < $50 item GMG might be into
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2015, 02:20:49 PM »
Similar idea, for coffee:



Ignore the terrible name.  "Clever Dripper", for God's sake.  But a genuinely good idea: a coffee filter holder with a valve in the bottom, which is held shut by the weight of fluid when you pour the hot (not boiling!) water into it, but then opens when you sit it on top of your coffee mug.  Allowing the coffee to brew for a few minutes inside the filter instead of running straight out the moment you pour the water on.  So a kind of cross between filter / jug / cafetiere.  Simple and effective.  Once the initial multiple Nespresso shots have succeeded in cranking open my eyelids of a morning, this now serves as my all-day coffee-delivery system.

My only caveat is that it's made of what seems to be quite brittle plastic - despite careful handling, I managed to chip several lumps out of the first one of these I owned, before finally managing to snap the valve off completely (not sure how I did that).  So nowadays I treat it with the same caution as the finest crystal, rinse it out thoroughly after each use (never in the dishwasher) and always keep a spare just in case.  Would be bereft without it.

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Re: Post a < $50 item GMG might be into
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2015, 10:37:25 PM »
Hah, good thread idea.  :D

Cool items suggested so far.

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Re: Post a < $50 item GMG might be into
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2015, 06:20:01 AM »
A bottom dispensing teapot. There are several makes on the market.



Loose tea is easy with this. I have had mine, I have two, since late summer and it's great. I got one in a te shop cheaper than this one actually.

An old friend of mine makes tea with this.
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Re: Post a < $50 item GMG might be into
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2015, 08:59:03 AM »
An old friend of mine makes tea with this.
See? it even promotes longevity!
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Re: Post a < $50 item GMG might be into
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2015, 09:15:55 AM »
The friendship has certainly been long-lived!
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