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What was the worst BF item you bought over the years


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#1 571COALTON  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 21, 2007 - 7:37 am

Just wondering if anyone got a BF deal in the past, and it was supposed to be a great deal, only to find out it was a piece of crap or a big rip off. Last year I got an LCD monitor that had a $100 rebate which made it a great deal, well still have not received the rebate, so deal turned out not to be so good.

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Posted Nov 21, 2007 - 7:40 am

Oh no I'm so sorry about that! I've only gotten toys, Tide detergent/coffee and a couple vacuums for BF, so my items have served me pretty well!

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Posted Nov 21, 2007 - 7:44 am

remember those "dvd" players where the dvd was about the size of a full size record/vinyl? the name is escaping me at the moment. but i bought one of those on BF years and years ago. thinking it was a great deal. had a rebate too. well the rebate never showed. and the thing never caught on so i had a bugger of a time finding movies for it. ended up selling it at a swapmeet a few years ago after finally giving up hope.

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Posted Nov 21, 2007 - 7:59 am

I guess the worst deal for me was remembering to send in a rebate on a harddrive *ONE* day after the 30 day window. ~Doh!~ Another deal I've never really been happy about was purchasing an off brand 17" LCD a few years ago. The loss of picture quality (which wasn't that noticeable until I put it next to a major brand LCD) simply isn't worth saving an extra $50 or $100. Live and learn...

remember those "dvd" players where the dvd was about the size of a full size record/vinyl?


I'm assuming you're talking about laserdisc players. LD was popular on some level for quite a few years, however the price of the players keep them from going mainstream. Believe it or not there is still a small group of LD enthusiast out there.

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Posted Nov 21, 2007 - 7:59 am

Laser Disc player? I can't remeber what those were called but I had an aunt & uncle that owned a Curthis Mathis store. They had one of those players and crates of movies at the time... My worst buy, luckily was cheap! Wal-mart always sells some small kitchen appliances for $3-$4 - well none of them seem to work! Luckily I only a bought a couple. Ended up throwing away a couple "choppers" cause all they did was turn vergatables into mush mash.

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Posted Nov 21, 2007 - 8:18 am

my parents have a laser disc player still - they use it for.. um... karaoke. *groan* the video quality at the time though, wow.

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Posted Nov 21, 2007 - 8:22 am

I'm assuming you're talking about laserdisc players. LD was popular on some level for quite a few years, however the price of the players keep them from going mainstream. Believe it or not there is still a small group of LD enthusiast out there.

-Timothy




Yes! That's it. Thank you. I'm not fully awake yet, even if it is almost 930. Hmm. I wish I had known those enthusiasts when I still had mine. We could've done a movie exchange and take turns letting everyone use them. ;) I'd imagine, for the price of the LD players, that there would still be enthusiasts out there somewhere, probably out of a bit of stubborness too. :)

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Posted Nov 21, 2007 - 8:26 am

2 years ago, I bought the electric sweeper from Walmart for $10.00. I bought it because it looked pretty, it was pink! It never worked right. I should have brought it back.

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Posted Nov 21, 2007 - 8:28 am

The Bratz giant dolls from last year. Their feet never stayed on!

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Posted Nov 21, 2007 - 10:13 am

The $19.99 office chair at OfficeMax a few years back. It only lasted a short amount of time before it broke.

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Posted Nov 21, 2007 - 10:55 am

2 years ago, I bought the electric sweeper from Walmart for $10.00. I bought it because it looked pretty, it was pink! It never worked right. I should have brought it back.


I bought the cheap vacuum they had last year and only used it once. I think I will keep it in my camper in case I need it.

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Posted Nov 21, 2007 - 11:03 am

LOL Last year I bought the Desperate housewives game for the PC. I've never had a problem with games before, and my computer doesn't have enough juice or a good enough video card to run it. So it's still in the wrapper. But it was only $5.99

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Posted Nov 21, 2007 - 11:28 am

Last year I bought the "Win, Lose or Draw," DVD game. It's like a Magnadoodle attached to the TV. No one could draw anything other than stick figures. We gave up and switched to pen and paper.

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Posted Nov 21, 2007 - 11:47 am

last year i stood in line (i was the first one!!!) outside circuit city to get the Acer laptop for college. I had it a week before the thing crapped out & i had to spend $50 sending it to texas for Acer to fix, THEN they sent it back & it lasted less than 24 hrs before crapping out again, so this time they paid for it to get shipped back. This happened 4 times before they finally fixed it right - by this time it was February and I'd got through the year without any computer. It def. was not worth the 8 hrs i camped outside in the freezing cold. I will never buy an Acer product ever again for that reason.

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Posted Nov 21, 2007 - 1:47 pm

Off topic- but the same thing happened with my Dell. Didn't get it for Black Friday though. Argh. I learned my lesson!

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Posted Nov 21, 2007 - 1:51 pm

I'm yet to buy a Black Friday item I wish I wouldn't have bought.
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Posted Nov 21, 2007 - 4:01 pm

i bought the ipod lamp from target last year for 24.00 i just opened it 3 months ago (moved) but have yet to test my ipod on it. i will probably end up selling it on ebay.

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Posted Nov 21, 2007 - 4:04 pm

Minitek portable DVD player at Kohl's - 2 years ago I think - It worked fine for about 1 car trip with the kids. Next trip it kept freezing - never to work properly again. Worst $100 I ever spent! Everything else I've been pretty happy with, including the desktop that I camped out all night for at Circuit City and then waiting until 2 pm to check out because their computers were down.... :)

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Posted Nov 22, 2007 - 11:03 am

The big bratz doll last year at Walmart. It wasn't on my list but I saw so many people taking them, I bought one also. DD never played with it once and I think it's still in her closet.

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Posted Nov 22, 2007 - 3:35 pm

How Bizarre about the Acer laptop. I think it must of been a defect in that particular model, cuase I have two Acer Laptops that are fabulous.

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Posted Nov 22, 2007 - 3:42 pm

remember those "dvd" players where the dvd was about the size of a full size record/vinyl?

the name is escaping me at the moment. but i bought one of those on BF years and years ago. thinking it was a great deal. had a rebate too. well the rebate never showed. and the thing never caught on so i had a bugger of a time finding movies for it.

ended up selling it at a swapmeet a few years ago after finally giving up hope.


LASERDISCS :(

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Posted Nov 22, 2007 - 8:15 pm

My $99 Kodak digital camera was a complete disappointment. I had so many problems with that thing. Three months later I threw it way and purchased a Canon (works great!).

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Posted Nov 23, 2007 - 5:27 am

Laser Disc player? I can't remeber what those were called but I had an aunt & uncle that owned a Curthis Mathis store. They had one of those players and crates of movies at the time...

My worst buy, luckily was cheap! Wal-mart always sells some small kitchen appliances for $3-$4 - well none of them seem to work! Luckily I only a bought a couple. Ended up throwing away a couple "choppers" cause all they did was turn vergatables into mush mash.


Oops. Does that mean the $3.88 hand mixer I bought this morning is a dud? DS19 wanted one for his apartment and this looked like a cheap option, but maybe not. I guess I'll give him the receipt and he can return it if it doesn't work.

Sheila

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Posted Nov 23, 2007 - 6:20 am

I bought a Kawasaki portable DVD player from Target that worked for about a half hour. Thankfully I had opened it and used it for my toddler before Christmas, because I was able to return it before Target's terrible return policy kicked in. Well, I took it back and got another one and it did the SAME THING! I returned it to a completely different Target too! So, I finally just took the cash back and bought some off brand cheap piece of garbage from Wal-Mart a few months later for like $50 and it still works 2 years later :yup:

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Posted Nov 23, 2007 - 9:10 am

got one for today, Went to Big lots and got 2 of the DVD recorders(mind u they said they were refurbished) and 1 didn't have a remote and the other won't play sound.

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Posted Nov 23, 2007 - 2:35 pm

Those stupid Fur real dogs... We got two.. one of each of the different colors.. They were a HOT item... people fighting over them... Well they SUCK those stupid dogs... I have 2 of them in BRAND NEW condition....LOL anyone want them...LOL My kids payed witht them for 2 days and now they SIT... dumb dogs just look at me .. everytime I clean my kids :no: room.. LOL

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Posted Nov 23, 2007 - 2:37 pm

Laptop at Walmart in 2005... battery only lasted 9 months...

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Posted Nov 24, 2007 - 4:19 am

Oops. Does that mean the $3.88 hand mixer I bought this morning is a dud? DS19 wanted one for his apartment and this looked like a cheap option, but maybe not. I guess I'll give him the receipt and he can return it if it doesn't work.

Sheila


It may not be a dud. I bought Wal-Mart's cheap crock pot and mixer four years ago and they both still work great.

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Posted Nov 24, 2007 - 8:11 am

those stupied sleeping bags you could roll up and put in the animal (dog, frog) and the animal could also be a chair....cheap crap

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Posted Nov 24, 2007 - 4:44 pm

A few years ago at our second BF shopping excursion we bought a dvd player from wal mart for only $40. or so. It lasted 8 months, then died. That was a waste of money. I sure hope the portable dvd player we got there yesterday holds up better. I have to say, one of our best BF purchases was the Kodak digital camera w/docking station for $200. a few years ago. It works great and it still going strong, even the rechargable battery it came with is still working great. One of the best purchases we made over the years. I would like a new one someday, but for now it does the job just fine. Elena




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