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'Should I buy three Magnums and throw one away?' blog discussion

This is the discussion to link on the back of Martin's "Should I buy three Magnums and throw one away?" blog. Please read the blog first, as the discussion follows it.



  • spookspook Forumite
    233 Posts
    Surely the answer would be to buy three and then give one away!
  • reehsetinreehsetin Forumite
    4.9K Posts
    spook wrote: »
    Surely the answer would be to buy three and then give one away!
    exactly whatd i'd say
    Yes Your Dukeiness :D
  • IdiophreakIdiophreak Forumite
    12K Posts
    yeah, me also.
    Someone will want it
    (maybe the checkout lad will be due a break) :)

    edit: or maybe you could haggle and get 20p for it :)
  • RobN_2RobN_2 Forumite
    17 Posts
    Eat two! :)

    I dunno - you TV types ... too worried about your figure? ;)

    Or as previously suggested, give one away - I'm sure you'd find plenty of willing recipients in Oxford.

    If you were being really tight you could auction it.
  • minimini Forumite
    833 Posts
    What did you do?
    I'd have eaten 2 no problem, let me know if you want an ice cream eater - I do it so well
  • ElainerElainer Forumite
    16 Posts
    Yeah give one away. Or you could try and find someone on there own that just wanted one, then you could have split the whole price three ways.
  • jpjp_2jpjp_2 Forumite
    23 Posts
    Part of the Furniture 10 Posts Combo Breaker
    Option 1 - Take the third one near an ice-cream seller (to get near a potential market) and then undercut him a little. So, let's say they're 1.00 each from the seller, or 1.90 for two. Sell third one for, say, 90p thus you get two for £1.00. Winner = you, Loser = ice cream seller, for loss of profit, Evens = supermarket as they sell at their standard price anyway

    Option 2 - Buy two from the ice cream seller. Using same figures, you pay 2.00 for two. Winner = ice cream seller, who makes his profit. Lose a little = you as it cost you 2.00 instead of 1.00 from Option 1. Loser = supermarket because you bought elsewhere.

    My preference is Option 2 because I HATE supermarkets with a vengeance. I'm much happier to give the little guy my business, have my eggs and naturally-odd-shaped veg delivered to my house without it being washed in Poland first, than pour more money into the supermarket drain. Topical, as Tesco announced profits of $2.55 BILLION this morning, and one pound in every SEVEN spent on the high street is now theirs. When will people learn?
  • I would go for option 1a - supermarket and giving away the third.

    Sainsburys - I know the hate bit but if you don't buy that pack then someone else will
    Stranger - got a free lolly
    You - cheaper than vendor, nectar points, warm glow (ice lolly aside) from being generous and making someones day.

    Loser - vendor but then you haven't found him yet, he isn't standing outside sainsbury and you are plus there are plenty of other tourists for him to rip off.
    7 Angel Bears for LovingHands Autumn Challenge. 10 KYSTGYSES. 3 and 3/4 (ran out of wool) small blanket/large square, 2 premie blankets, 2 Angel Claire Bodywarmers
  • Fritha_2Fritha_2 Forumite
    1.4K Posts
    Part of the Furniture Combo Breaker
    Or there's another option: do you really need a Magnum Martin? ;-)
    Comping, freebieing and trying to pay the mortgage off early!
  • newleafnewleaf Forumite
    3.1K Posts
    Part of the Furniture 1,000 Posts Combo Breaker PPI Party Pooper
    Go to Lidl next time, theirs are cheaper (and IMO nicer) than Magnums. You'd still get a box of 3 though, so I'd say either share the 'spare' or give it away. But never, never ever throw it away!
    Official DFW Nerd No 096 - Proud to have dealt with my debt!
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