What have you bought recently?

hollydolly

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London England
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Me too. We had a car accident less than 2 weeks ago and our poor old Toyota Corolla, vintage 2007, was a write off. We bought the old one new but decided this time to get a late model car instead. I went to the dealer with our essential and desirable features, and guess what? We now have a 2016 Toyota Corolla. Seems Toyotas are ideal for us. We love it already.
OMG !! I hope no-one was injured Warrigal... what a fright... !!
 

Judycat

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Location
Pennsylvania
Bought 3 blouses online. I like the cut, size is good, color and material are nice, but I hate the sleeves. Will alter to my taste rather than return.
 

Liberty

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Location
Texas
New "oval" dinner plates. For years we've had a wonderful stoneware set of oval shaped hand thrown/ fired ones from a
Santa Fe potters...they have now retired and we can't get anymore so have had to resort to scouring the web. Just ordered two of
these new ones I found to be sure we like them. Oval shape is way better than round plates for everyday eating.
 

Liberty

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Location
Texas
May I ask why @Liberty? Just curious. Do they fit well in the dishwasher? Thanks in advance. :)
Radish...yes, they fit better in the dishwasher than the round plates. If you think about it, there is a lot of wasted space in a round plate. Have a couple big sets of round dishes for entertaining, but for day to day use, you can't beat the oval shaped ones. The size (approx 8" x 11" is perfect for soup and sandwich or a main dish entree. If you are balancing one on top of cushion on your lap while you hit the power button in the theater chair, there's no panic mode either!
 

A2ZGrammie

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Location
North Carolina
I love shopping on Amazon! They have pretty good deals. I bought three blow up unicorn swimming floats, and a floating shark. For the grandkids, not me. We are having a family get together in Cinncinati in a couple of weeks, and I thought they would be fun. The littlest is just getting a floaty thing that I got at a regular store. Her dad said she wouldn't care. My spouse said we'd fill up the whole pool with floaties, but I think it will be fun. Oh, and we have five beach balls too. Everybody gets one. I'm a cool Grammie lol.
 

RadishRose

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Location
Connecticut USA
I just ordered a replacement immersion blender w/ a small grinder and a whisk attachments plus beaker from Amazon.

My old one shorted out a few months ago, sparked and we had to pull the circuit breaker. It was one of the first ones, a Braun, I purchased from TV more than 20 years ago. It cost $60.00 back then! I believe the one I bought is comparable at 24.95.
 
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hollydolly

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Location
London England
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well the tower fan was supposed to arrive today..I paid the extra for it to ensure I'd be home, and it hasn't, the tracking now says it won't be delivered 'till tomorrow by 8pm...😒

In the meantime we've had to order.. a new Gas lift strut for my executive office chair which keeps sinking , I wouldn't mind but the chair is only a few months old.., which will arrive tomorrow supposedly, and hubs will fit it.

Good thing we didn't have plans for tomorrow...
 

win231

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Location
CA
Ohh I want the espresso machine. I'll trade a unicorn floatie.
Well, I was still shopping when I saw that one while browsing in "Williams-Sonoma." They're not known for low prices, BUT that one was on sale for $100.00 off, plus another discount for opening a VISA card with their name on it, so how could I resist a $750.00 espresso maker for more than half off?
 

drifter

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I haven't bought anything in a good while but I've got
money in my jeans and I'm just itching to spend it. I
do need a light bulb over my kitchen table but its one
with those finger-sized sockets and everybody don't
carry those. Maybe home depot, huh?

Take it back. I didn't buy something. I bought a Whirlpool
over the stove Microwave at Lowes.
 
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Marie5656

I'm awake. Best I can hope for.
Location
Rochester, NY
I went to Walmart to buy a vacumn. A light weight bagless one from Bissel. Only cost $50. Now just have to unbox it and figure it out. I now have a clunky old Kirby that Rick said we HAD to have. Has a built in shampooer, which I never learned to use. A friend is going to take the Kirby off my hands
 

HazyDavey

Do not place near heat or open flame.
Davey, what kind did you get? Would you share more info about it as I am considering. Thanks. :)
We bought a Cuisinart Chef's Convection Toaster Oven. We've used it I guess around eight times so far and we're happy it. It's fairly easy to understand and get started using it, plus it has a convection fan option if you want to use it. The oven is big enough for 13"x 91/2" pan. There's also a oven light and it comes with two racks, broiler pan, and a 13" pizza stone.

This is the first toaster oven I've ever bought so I can't say how it compares with others. But so far it's da bees knees.. ;)

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Here's a product video about it.
 

RadishRose

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Location
Connecticut USA
Well, I was still shopping when I saw that one while browsing in "Williams-Sonoma." They're not known for low prices, BUT that one was on sale for $100.00 off, plus another discount for opening a VISA card with their name on it, so how could I resist a $750.00 espresso maker for more than half off?
Breville products have a good reputation but very expensive. I think they're in Australia.
 

RadishRose

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Location
Connecticut USA
We bought a Cuisinart Chef's Convection Toaster Oven. We've used it I guess around eight times so far and we're happy it. It's fairly easy to understand and get started using it, plus it has a convection fan option if you want to use it. The oven is big enough for 13"x 91/2" pan. There's also a oven light and it comes with two racks, broiler pan, and a 13" pizza stone.

This is the first toaster oven I've ever bought so I can't say how it compares with others. But so far it's da bees knees.. ;)

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Here's a product video about it.
@Davey, thanks! It was nice to see the video, too. It's a beauty! However, it's more than I need. I think you'll always be happy with this oven.
 

A2ZGrammie

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Location
North Carolina
Well, I was still shopping when I saw that one while browsing in "Williams-Sonoma." They're not known for low prices, BUT that one was on sale for $100.00 off, plus another discount for opening a VISA card with their name on it, so how could I resist a $750.00 espresso maker for more than half off?
did you know you can get Keurigs now that will make lattes and cappucinos? We have one of those. I thought I'd use it more often, but mostly just make coffee with the dumb thing. I do like it though. It's much handier than having to go to a coffee shop.
 

win231

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Location
CA
did you know you can get Keurigs now that will make lattes and cappucinos? We have one of those. I thought I'd use it more often, but mostly just make coffee with the dumb thing. I do like it though. It's much handier than having to go to a coffee shop.
Keurig is OK if you're not really picky about coffee. One of the issues with them is they don't get the water up to the right temperature for complete flavor extraction (195 - 205). And lattes & cappuccinos are espresso drinks, which means the coffee has to be ground very fine - almost powder. You would have to either purchase a grinder that is capable of that fine a grind or purchase already-ground coffee, which won't taste fresh because if was grinded weeks or months ago. I'm not familiar with the newer Keurigs, but brewing espresso requires the water to be forced through the coffee under pressure, so they would have to design the Keurig to be capable of doing that.
My sister got a Keurig as a present & she really liked it....until I made her coffee with my pour over with the water at the right temperature & freshly-ground coffee. I gave her my spare burr grinder & the right coffee storage container. Ever since then, her Keurig is "furniture."
 
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Pappy

Living the Dream
I bought this Fitbit Ionic watch a month ago and I love how many different faces I can install on the watch. The one I have now is right up my alley as I’m a big coffee drinker.

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Marie5656

I'm awake. Best I can hope for.
Location
Rochester, NY
I went to Walmart to buy a vacumn. A light weight bagless one from Bissel. Only cost $50. Now just have to unbox it and figure it out. I now have a clunky old Kirby that Rick said we HAD to have. Has a built in shampooer, which I never learned to use. A friend is going to take the Kirby off my hands
Finally broke it out of the box and used it. Pretty powerful for such a little thing. I am impressed.


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