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The Great 'Which gadgets were your biggest waste of cash?' Hunt

edited 19 March 2013 at 5:09PM in Techie Stuff
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edited 19 March 2013 at 5:09PM in Techie Stuff
Great 'Which gadgets were your biggest waste of cash?' Hunt

Following the theme of our poll below, which gadget buys are your biggest never-used regrets? From 'egg crackers' to broken tablets of biblical proportions. We want to tap MoneySavers' collective wisdom - share your stories and experiences.

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  • Any tablet that isn't a Blackberry playbook, it does everything an Android can do but faster, more reliable and with better privacy. And it can run most android apps. And as for the ipad, its cheaper, better and doesn't transfer all kinds of private information to apple.
  • swiftnickswiftnick Forumite
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    A Chinese tablet :( a complete waste of 150 quid :(
  • A PDA was terrible. Took so long to put any info in.
  • JivesingerJivesinger Forumite
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    Only a cheap thing, but a solar-powered battery charger, which claimed to charge AA and AAA batteries, but could never get a charge level above "weak" even after sitting in a sunny window all day.
  • PinkypantsPinkypants Forumite
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    Philips CDi, had 2 of them old style and then the newer thinner one. Both around £500 each about 20 years ago!
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  • A chocolate fountain
  • Amazon Kindle. I had 2, boyfriend had 1 and all 3 broke before a year (or just over). It wasn't a regret buying it, just the short life scan, and the fact if you got a new one you didn't get any extra cover
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    Steve059Steve059 Forumite
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    edited 27 March 2013 at 10:58PM
    A PDA was terrible. Took so long to put any info in.

    My Palm Zire 21 PDA never realised its potential. However, it's now enjoying an active retirement as an electronic shopping list. I use it more now that I did when I first bought it.
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  • FiferFifer Forumite
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    Any tablet that isn't a Blackberry playbook, it does everything an Android can do but faster, more reliable and with better privacy. And it can run most android apps. And as for the ipad, its cheaper, better and doesn't transfer all kinds of private information to apple.

    So you bought an android tablet and an iPad but regretted both purchases?
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    jaydeeuk1 wrote: »
    A chocolate fountain

    +1 for that!
    OH insisted on buying one. Used it once - utterly pointless and an expensive waste of good chocolate. Sitting in the garage now, awaiting being lobbed in the bin when I can deny any knowledge of it's whereabouts. ;)
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