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  • JReacher1
    JReacher1 Posts: 4,652 Forumite
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    One toilet roll lasts you about 8 days? :eek:

    I think it's a good idea in theory. However, I get our toilet roll from Home Bargains/B&M, 18 pack for a lot cheaper than you'd pay in the supermarkets. Just as good as any big brand name. So, as I don't get named brands anyhow, (or even if I did, could still get it cheaper than buying it online) it wouldn't work out good value for money IMO.

    Depends on how far they extend it out, and to what brands. I think it's a handy idea to have in the bathroom say, for razors for example. A simple click of the button and it's done. I like convenience, but I wouldn't pay over the odds for it, and for what is basically just for a fancy button, and would rather just do it the normal way instead.

    People always say own brand stuff is just as good as the big brands but it never is. It's cheaper but not the same quality.
  • Georgiegirl256
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    Ames wrote: »
    One roll lasts about a week, yes. I'm not sure if you're saying that's a lot or not?
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    Not a lot. That's quite good going if one can last you that long. :)
    JReacher1 wrote: »
    People always say own brand stuff is just as good as the big brands but it never is. It's cheaper but not the same quality.

    I knew you'd pipe up lol! Have you even tried it? In theory I agree that most cheaper stuff isn't as good, and a lot of it is so thin your fingers go through it! But not this stuff, it's 3ply like the brand name one, but a lot cheaper. It always amazes me but also makes me laugh at the people who buy a product merely because it has a "name" on it.

    Some brand names are better for sure, but quite often than not there's no difference. You are paying extra when you don't need to, just for the company name.
  • eamon
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    Is there a G&T dash? Will it know to check the fruit bowl for Lemon/Lime, the freezer for ice and be smart enough to only bring tasty gin and proper tonic (none of diet nonsense)?
  • Ames
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    Not a lot. That's quite good going if one can last you that long. :)



    I knew you'd pipe up lol! Have you even tried it? In theory I agree that most cheaper stuff isn't as good, and a lot of it is so thin your fingers go through it! But not this stuff, it's 3ply like the brand name one, but a lot cheaper. It always amazes me but also makes me laugh at the people who buy a product merely because it has a "name" on it.

    Some brand names are better for sure, but quite often than not there's no difference. You are paying extra when you don't need to, just for the company name.

    I live alone, and thought that one a week was quite a lot! Maybe I'm wrong. Hmm, might have to keep track for the next few weeks.
    eamon wrote: »
    Is there a G&T dash? Will it know to check the fruit bowl for Lemon/Lime, the freezer for ice and be smart enough to only bring tasty gin and proper tonic (none of diet nonsense)?

    If you're in the right area you can get gin, tonic, and (I believe) ice cubes delivered within two hours. You have to make the order yourself though!
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    Unless I say otherwise 'you' means the general you not you specifically.
  • FredG
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    Not a lot. That's quite good going if one can last you that long. :)



    I knew you'd pipe up lol! Have you even tried it? In theory I agree that most cheaper stuff isn't as good, and a lot of it is so thin your fingers go through it! But not this stuff, it's 3ply like the brand name one, but a lot cheaper. It always amazes me but also makes me laugh at the people who buy a product merely because it has a "name" on it.

    Some brand names are better for sure, but quite often than not there's no difference. You are paying extra when you don't need to, just for the company name.


    Aaah, yes. Nothing worse than 'breaching the hull'.
  • Georgiegirl256
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    FredG wrote: »
    Aaah, yes. Nothing worse than 'breaching the hull'.

    Indeed! :rotfl:
  • thorsoak
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    So - am I lazy and !!!!less - or canny and economic?

    I have Amazon Prime, and I use it A LOT! It means that I can order presents for my grandchildren and get them wrapped, packed and delivered - and I do check on prices before I place orders. This saves me packing, wrapping and taking to the post office - and then hoping that delivery does take place.

    It also means that once a month, I get a delivery of a 15kg bag of the dog food that my dogs thrive and if I'm not in, it is placed in the porch, and if I am in, it is taken through by the delivery guy to my utility room (even put in the storage bin on one occasion.

    To go out and buy this particular dog food means a 34 mile round trip, I have to haul the bag into the trolley - unless there is someone who can do this for me - and often there is not - put it in the car, take it out of the car and into the house ...and pay £2 per bag extra for it. Similarly with the cat food - I get a 10kg pack every 2 months delivered.

    I'm 73, and I'm for anything and everything that makes life easier - and I might even check to see whether this would help me any more than what I do at the moment - which is to put in an order to Asda every three months or so for the biggest packs of detergent, loo rolls, basics etc.
  • Georgiegirl256
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    My husband got Amazon Prime when it was on offer, and it really has worked out to be well worth the money. We (especially him) order quite a lot from Amazon, and so to get the free delivery, and fast delivery is worth it.
  • tara747
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    One toilet roll lasts you about 8 days? :eek:


    A roll lasts me about a week, am I unusual? :rotfl:
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  • thorsoak
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    Beginning to think that I must be extravagent ....I couldn't give an Andrex Puppy as to how long a loo roll lasts me ....I always have enough under the bathroom sink and in the utility room cupboard ....depends I suppose as to whether I'm using one to wipe off makeup/dog drool (or worse!) ....Life is far too short to worry about the longevity of loo-rolls!
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