Been Shopping. Show your Knicnacks in your garden thread.

GoggleboxUK

Re: Been Shopping. Show your Knicnacks in your garden thread

Post by GoggleboxUK » Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:05 pm

I saw that one Dee, noticed the bid and wondered if it was you. Really nice piece!

I quite like this one but not sure if it's worth £22 with the postage, this seller needs to get a MyHermes account and bring their costs down.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/390564371903? ... 1423.l2649

;)

Deedee

Re: Been Shopping. Show your Knicnacks in your garden thread

Post by Deedee » Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:00 pm

I was looking at that one Gogs but as you say expensive with postage..Whats Myhermes account? sorry for being thick..

GoggleboxUK

Re: Been Shopping. Show your Knicnacks in your garden thread

Post by GoggleboxUK » Mon Mar 25, 2013 12:57 am

Not thick at all Dee, I have only been intoroduced to them in the last year since the Royal Mail price hikes.

They are a courier company who also have a good network of drop off points all around the UK.

They charge on weight rather than size and are significantly cheaper:

https://www.myhermes.co.uk/wps/portal/P ... r%20Prices

I regularly ask ebay sellers to use them rather than Royal Mail and can make things muchcheaper. Be warned though, prices EXCLUDE VAT.

The P&P is £10 on that piece but if sent via MyHermes it would be £7.20. Items under 5kg are just £4.20.

;)

Deedee

Re: Been Shopping. Show your Knicnacks in your garden thread

Post by Deedee » Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:11 pm

Hi Gogs, i have a tracking number from Myhermes, The buddah must be over 5kg..

GoggleboxUK

Re: Been Shopping. Show your Knicnacks in your garden thread

Post by GoggleboxUK » Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:58 pm

Stick it on the scales when you get it Dee ;)

That 'diving' Buddha I was looking at said 7kg so I guess it could be a similar weight.

My plaques are arriving tomorrow, lets compare pics when we get them.

icon_cheers

Deedee

Re: Been Shopping. Show your Knicnacks in your garden thread

Post by Deedee » Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:11 pm

I was gonna ask if you had your plaques yet (then i forgot) your's will be better, Im still going to buy from Geoffs I just got caught up in the moment on Ebay, I liked some of her other work better :mrgreen: Ill put a pic up when it arrives, about the 6th icon_thumleft

GoggleboxUK

Re: Been Shopping. Show your Knicnacks in your garden thread

Post by GoggleboxUK » Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:53 am

Oh my word, I wasn't prepared for the weight of these beasts!

Very pleased with my purchase though, they look fantastic and I can't wait to get them up on the fence once the weather has warmed a little.

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Deedee

Re: Been Shopping. Show your Knicnacks in your garden thread

Post by Deedee » Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:11 pm

Saw them on your other thread, i meant to ask if they were heavy. I love them icon_thumleft

tropicalwon

Re: Been Shopping. Show your Knicnacks in your garden thread

Post by tropicalwon » Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:10 pm

GoggleboxUK wrote:Oh my word, I wasn't prepared for the weight of these beasts!

Very pleased with my purchase though, they look fantastic and I can't wait to get them up on the fence once the weather has warmed a little.

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Very nice Goggs icon_salut

Here's mine, bought from a local shop....30p




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Dim

Re: Been Shopping. Show your Knicnacks in your garden thread

Post by Dim » Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:53 am

bought a Stihl HSE 61 electric hedge trimmer for my smaller jobs .... bargain off ebay (£46 plus £12.50 shipping and looks in good condition) ... some places sell them for £180

it's good for the smaller hedges/properties and can cut branches up to 29mm thick ....

Deedee

Re: Been Shopping. Show your Knicnacks in your garden thread

Post by Deedee » Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:30 pm

Thats a bargain Dim, should cut your hedge cutting time in half icon_thumleft

Lol tropicalwon, i didn't know what way to spell niknaks as i kept thinking of the crisps :)

My Buddah head arrived this morning. £5.50 and £7.00 P&P..

Im really pleased with it..

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kata

Re: Been Shopping. Show your Knicnacks in your garden thread

Post by kata » Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:32 pm

Super size Dee,

I look forward to seeing it in situ.

:mrgreen:

Deedee

Re: Been Shopping. Show your Knicnacks in your garden thread

Post by Deedee » Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:43 pm

kata wrote:Super size Dee,

I look forward to seeing it in situ.

:mrgreen:
Thanks kata, I haven't a clue where its going yet :)

GoggleboxUK

Re: Been Shopping. Show your Knicnacks in your garden thread

Post by GoggleboxUK » Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:58 pm

Dee are those little dots a different coloured material in the cast or are they air bubbles?

If they are small holes and you want to encourage moss to grow on your Buddha head then just fill them with a mix of fine compost dust and yoghurt to make the perfect breeding ground for moss and algae.

Nice buy!

;)

Deedee

Re: Been Shopping. Show your Knicnacks in your garden thread

Post by Deedee » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:41 pm

yes gogs they are holes but they look bigger, more pronounced in the pic. ill do that, it will look good with moss growing on it..

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