High-end, tricky Christmas presents

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Re: High-end, tricky Christmas presents

Post by Dangerous Dave » Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:49 pm

I never knew that the correct URL to shop on Alibaba was aliexpress.com -- I'd been using alibaba.com and getting all wholesale lots, so we've got a fall-back if the Sihanoukville lead doesn't pan out.

I have the backpack.

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Re: High-end, tricky Christmas presents

Post by Dangerous Dave » Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:52 pm

I just PM'ed EBC through FB, asking for any photos they may have of their locking diaries.
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Re: High-end, tricky Christmas presents

Post by rozzieoz » Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:53 am

I’ll be back in SNV in a couple of days, I’ll go check for you


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Re: High-end, tricky Christmas presents

Post by PSD-Kiwi » Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:59 am

Dangerous Dave wrote:
Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:48 pm
rozzieoz wrote:
Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:41 pm
Dave I have seen diaries with locks in Sihanoukville, at EBC.
Would you like me to send you a photo? We can make a plan to get it to you if it’s what you want.
Yes, please! The wrinkle is that the young lady in question has her heart set on light pink, and she wants the long side at least 19cm (which is A6, if I'm not mistaken), so please don't get rankled if we make this effort for the nonce. :-)
Did you just call yourself a nonce?
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Re: High-end, tricky Christmas presents

Post by Dangerous Dave » Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:08 pm

Sure -- though it can also be used as a synonym for nothing -- as it "all for naught."

Meanwhile, my experience with AliExpress last night was ... little short of cardiac-threateningly bad. Anyone who craves twenty or thirty pages of accidental hilarity is invited to read the verbatim chat transcript, here.
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Re: High-end, tricky Christmas presents

Post by Username Taken » Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:39 pm

Dangerous Dave wrote:
Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:08 pm
Sure -- though it can also be used as a synonym for nothing -- as it "all for naught."

Meanwhile, my experience with AliExpress last night was ... little short of cardiac-threateningly bad. Anyone who craves twenty or thirty pages of accidental hilarity is invited to read the verbatim chat transcript, here.
Wow! Two hours and twenty minutes on chat. You're a very patient man, Dave.

You'll probably end up getting 3 deliveries with the same items.
... give 'em a quick, short, sharp shock ...

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Re: High-end, tricky Christmas presents

Post by Dangerous Dave » Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:11 pm

Here's a snippet of the next installment:

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Re: High-end, tricky Christmas presents

Post by Dangerous Dave » Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:58 pm

Well after a full day of spinning my wheels with Ali Express and various eBay sellers, I would seem to be approaching a hard impasse on getting either the locking diary, or (it turns out the third child wants) a Minecraft Bow and Arrow.

Any and all assistance is richly appreciated.
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Re: High-end, tricky Christmas presents

Post by timmydownawell » Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:37 pm

Seriously with all this slipper and glitter pack talk I'm concerned about your dangerous cred, Dave
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Re: High-end, tricky Christmas presents

Post by Dangerous Dave » Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:38 pm

Only the slippers were mine, but yeah.
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