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  Reply # 1641343 27-Sep-2016 16:23
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madcarue:

 

I wanted some mothballs so toddled off to New World but not even one ball in sight so off to Mitre Ten and the same story when I asked why I was told they were taken off the market as a dangerous product because children might eat them????

 

 

I have heard that too. You have to go to Australia and smuggle them back into the country.

 

 

Yep, that is true. Looked too much like albino black balls confectionery.

 

 

 

 

I found my last 2 packets in a 2$ shop.

 

 





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  Reply # 1641344 27-Sep-2016 16:25
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kiwifidget:

 

madcarue:

 

I wanted some mothballs so toddled off to New World but not even one ball in sight so off to Mitre Ten and the same story when I asked why I was told they were taken off the market as a dangerous product because children might eat them????

 

 

I have heard that too. You have to go to Australia and smuggle them back into the country.

 

 

That figures, typical Aussies don't give a stuff about their kids lol


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1641355 27-Sep-2016 16:51
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Websites with auto populate address detail fields that then change - eg enter 123b Main Street, select the relevant address, and it gets quietly auto "corrected" to 123 Main Street...  (New Balance in case anyone else is ordering from them)


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  Reply # 1641407 27-Sep-2016 18:01
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Websites with auto populate address detail fields that then change - eg enter 123b Main Street, select the relevant address, and it gets quietly auto "corrected" to 123 Main Street...  (New Balance in case anyone else is ordering from them)

 

 

 

 

Websites that claim my address does not exist...when I am sitting in it, typing on their site!






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  Reply # 1641409 27-Sep-2016 18:06
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When you get junk mail in your mailbox even though you have a sticker saying "No Junk Mail".

 

 

 

 

Supermarkets that spend tens of thousands just to tell me via such mail that chicken legs (or 'catfood' as they are known in our house) are 20c cheaper than they were last week/month/year/decade and that sort of thing. They do it with TV adverts too  - which just indicates that they must be too cheap, IMV!

 

A whole TV ad to tell me that I could save about $5 on a week's shopping just seems bonkers.






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  Reply # 1641411 27-Sep-2016 18:13
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Geektastic:

 

A whole TV ad to tell me that I could save about $5 on a week's shopping just seems bonkers.

 

 

What is this "TV ad" thing you speak of?





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  Reply # 1641451 27-Sep-2016 20:24
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Wobbly tables in restaurants.


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  Reply # 1641456 27-Sep-2016 20:36
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Geektastic:

 

A whole TV ad to tell me that I could save about $5 on a week's shopping just seems bonkers.

 

 

What is this "TV ad" thing you speak of?

 

 

@richms those TV ads that you're obviously skipping help pay for quality TV shows like um, er, well, ...


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  Reply # 1641469 27-Sep-2016 20:52
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I wanted some mothballs so toddled off to New World but not even one ball in sight so off to Mitre Ten and the same story when I asked why I was told they were taken off the market as a dangerous product because children might eat them????



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  Reply # 1641470 27-Sep-2016 20:55
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Wobbly tables in restaurants.

 

 

That's every single one at the highbury mall foodcourt. Crazy they cant be bothered sorting it.





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  Reply # 1641503 27-Sep-2016 22:38
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madcarue:

 

kiwifidget:

 

madcarue:

 

I wanted some mothballs so toddled off to New World but not even one ball in sight so off to Mitre Ten and the same story when I asked why I was told they were taken off the market as a dangerous product because children might eat them????

 

 

I have heard that too. You have to go to Australia and smuggle them back into the country.

 

 

That figures, typical Aussies don't give a stuff about their kids lol

 

 

Yup - feed them to dingoes.


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  Reply # 1641515 27-Sep-2016 23:21
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You don't want to know about bread then.

 

Human hair (and, when that's in short supply, chicken feathers, duck feathers, cow horns, and pig bristles (and I wouldn't be surprised if it included the hair removed from cow faces before they became gelatine), is boiled down in China (in, I assume, vast stainless steel vats full of acid with little viewports) to make L-cysteine. This, incidentally, is "natural" L-cysteine, as opposed to "synthetic" L-cysteine. Commercial bakers and "restaurant" chains (e.g. McDs), put L-cysteine into bread to make it keep longer. Hairdressers in China sell their floor sweepings, which are then picked over to remove cigarette butts and suchlike. 

 

The good news is that it's not in flour, so your local baker probably isn't putting it into their freshly-made bread products.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I suspect you've been conned:

 

 

Despite widespread belief otherwise, there is little evidence that human hair is used as a source material and its use is explicitly banned in the European Union.

 

 

OTOH, what is in a Macca's bun?

 

 

REGULAR BUN: Wheat Flour, Water, Sugar, Canola Oil [Food Acid (330)], Iodised Salt [Anticaking Agent (535), Potassium Iodate], Yeast, Dough Conditioner [Soy Flour, Emulsifiers (471, 472e, 481), Mineral Salts (170, 516), Wheat Flour, Enzymes (1100, 1101, 1104, Xylanase), Antioxidant (300), Dextrin], Preservative (262), Malt Flour, Flour Treatment Agent [Corn Starch, Mineral Salts (341, 516, 460, 500, 470), Enzyme (1101)].

 

 

That looks very wholesome, and no cysteine! (E)920


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  Reply # 1641788 28-Sep-2016 13:21
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McDonald's is running Monopoly again this year, but the instant prizes are now "chance" cards that require an app.

 

I've finally got around to installing said app (103 megs and full of videos) and have scanned one of my cards. It told me that I'd won a prize and that I had to register to see what it is. I registered, and the prize card has now magically turned into a regular property card. Is this sort of thing even legal?


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  Reply # 1641853 28-Sep-2016 14:18
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Behodar:

 

Behodar:

 

McDonald's is running Monopoly again this year, but the instant prizes are now "chance" cards that require an app.

 

I've finally got around to installing said app (103 megs and full of videos) and have scanned one of my cards. It told me that I'd won a prize and that I had to register to see what it is. I registered, and the prize card has now magically turned into a regular property card. Is this sort of thing even legal?

 

 

 

 

That sounds so sufficiently dodgy that it has to be a mistake - I doubt Macca's would have done it deliberately.  In their business, reputation is everything.


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To be fair, I did immediately submit a support ticket, but the whole system seems a bit "off" to me.

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