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Cheeze-It
07-22-2002, 02:32 PM
What's the dumbest thing you've ever bought? The
thing that made you regret your decision as soon
as you took it out of the box; or even as soon
as you took your money out of your wallet?

endo
07-22-2002, 02:43 PM
Spice Girls cd - I win, contest over :D

nvoigt
07-22-2002, 02:48 PM
WinME. I bought it. Arrrrrrhg. Shame on me. I own the Spicegirls CD as well, and if I had to chose I would take the Spice girls CD again.

Cshot
07-22-2002, 02:54 PM
This http://www.seenontvcentral.com/hwbcl-12.html

It also doesn't work very well.

Sentaku senshi
07-22-2002, 03:25 PM
I have yet to make a bad purchase as I hate spending monney.

Anyways nothing (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1749642980) can top any of you.

Cshot
07-22-2002, 04:20 PM
Dunno who made this purchase, but it made me LOL

http://www.whattheheck.com/ebay/ps2box.html

http://www.whattheheck.com/ebay/ps2box_fb.html
:eek:

Fountain
07-22-2002, 05:20 PM
mustve been a used car i fancied when i was 17...lol, how many years ago?

Anyhow i had to have it.

It was a bag of ****e-and It looked like it too:rolleyes:

Hammer
07-22-2002, 05:35 PM
A car.... definately a particular Talbot Sunbeam I bought when I was about 17/18.

I went out in the evening to view it, when it was dark (not a good start), and paid about 500 for it. The radiator went in week 1, the engine died in week 2. Week 3 the engine was repaired (head gasket) and then blew again. Week 4 was the same as week 3. That was the end of that 500 quid. :mad:

moonwalker
07-22-2002, 06:37 PM
Microsoft Windows OSes

mithrandir
07-22-2002, 07:53 PM
Killing Heidi CD...how can I live with myself?

salvelinus
07-22-2002, 08:03 PM
Originally posted by nvoigt
WinME. I bought it. Arrrrrrhg. Shame on me. I own the Spicegirls CD as well, and if I had to chose I would take the Spice girls CD again.
See, you and Endo... Nobody in the US over the age of ten bought Spice Girls. This is why US music rules, even when we have to import good music from the rest of you dingo's :D

moonwalker
07-22-2002, 08:27 PM
Originally posted by salvelinus

Nobody in the US over the age of ten bought Spice Girls
Gee.. my girlfriend's 16 :D

kehkehkehkehkehekehkeh :)
giggles giggles ..

incognito
07-22-2002, 08:39 PM
Well probably those 15 minutes I bought with that prostitute on that cloudy Saturday night of the past April............hehehehehe j/k
But for real
I don't know I wouldn't know what to say.

ygfperson
07-22-2002, 09:29 PM
i bought a "jumping" dolphins ... thing... for $20 from toy works when i was 10. 5 dolphins on magnets doing circles again and again, for $20...

dirkduck
07-22-2002, 10:39 PM
An Eminem CD (what the bloody 'ell was I thinking...)

Dual-Catfish
07-22-2002, 10:50 PM
"Teach yourself Photoshop 5.5"
What a POS.

TechWins
07-22-2002, 11:07 PM
madden 2002 for the n64. i swear i think they took the graphics from madden 90 and the gameplay from madden 95 and combined the two games and called it madden 2002.

btw, i've always liked every madden game except for that one. but madden 2002 for the ps2 is cool but i didn't have any system except for n64 at the time.

civix
07-22-2002, 11:39 PM
...My computer (other one) i just bought it yesterday for 600 bucks and the A:\ Drive went out on it today....

....what a waste....

adrianxw
07-23-2002, 03:13 AM
>>>
A car.... definately a particular Talbot Sunbeam I bought when I was about 17/18.
<<<

Oddly, the same here, mine was dark blue 1978 model, looked OK but was a never ending source of trouble. It also provided me with one of the most exciting moments of my life. I was approaching a set of traffic lights which were red. I put my foot ob the brake pedal, and it limply travelled all the way to the floor. It was Sunday afternoon, there were no other cars - whooo, always remember that moment.

Hammer
07-23-2002, 04:14 AM
... I put my foot ob the brake pedal, and it limply travelled all the way to the floor. It was Sunday afternoon, there were no other cars - whooo, always remember that moment.
Sounds like you were lucky :)... or not, depending on how you look at it!

Did yours have any guts to it? As they're rear wheel drive, I was constantly trying to kick to back out when going round corners:D, but only once did it do it right :mad:

salvelinus
07-23-2002, 04:51 AM
Originally posted by moonwalker

Gee.. my girlfriend's 16 :D

kehkehkehkehkehekehkeh :)
giggles giggles ..
Uh, sorry, I meant no one with an IQ over 10... :p

Jet_Master
07-23-2002, 08:41 AM
A PC Game CD called "Excalibur 2050" or something...
I finally saved $20 of my allowance and so i went out looking for a game to buy. I found this and bought it for $15 mainly because it "looked" interesting on the cover and cost less compared to other games. But when i put it in my computer, I found my computer was too old and primitive to run the game. (I should have read the system requirements). Then i had to wait 4 months to get my new PC and when i finally got to play it, it turned out to be the dumbest game i have ever played with the crappiest graphics (save some text adventures that i downloaded and were about 24 kb).
That was probably my worst purchase.

ober
07-23-2002, 09:06 AM
umm... i bought a drag racing game once. the controls were weak to say the least and the gameplay was boring as crap... graphics were ok, but not superb...

adrianxw
07-23-2002, 12:11 PM
Hammer:

>>> Did yours have any guts to it?

Yes. When it went, it went well. It was, after all, quite a small, light car, with a moderately fruity 1600 engine. Trouble was it only ever went "really well" for periods of a few days at a time before something else broke. The doors never shut right either, the all glass rear hatch probably never so. Hmmm, lots of memories coming back...

Hammer
07-23-2002, 02:55 PM
adrianxw:

>The doors never shut right either, the all glass rear hatch probably never so.
Oh god, I just remembered that thing!! Weren't they a nightmare. I thought they looked so cool until I actually owned one!

>Hmmm, lots of memories coming back...
Yep :)

The only reason I bought mine was because I'd seen another one going round town that was owned by a mechanic, and had been "upgraded" considerably. In fact, it was a v. powerful, and good looking car. Used to do doughnuts and burn out's all the time, and made me green with envy. So I bought mine..... big mistake :rolleyes :D

Fountain
07-23-2002, 04:24 PM
When I was 17 and working in the car job..we had a few talbots in....wow they were poor.

We had an austin princess(1700 mind) that ran better!

Oh and a few mark 1/2 escorts.

Cortinas ruled the roost then.(and early Capri's)

Oh -no i never bought one.