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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Mortgage-Free Wannabe
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  • Karmacat wrote: »
    Well, absolutely, if I needed to use a food bank, I wouldn't be blathering about pesto quite so much, not at all, in fact, beanie. I know my problems are First World problems, and I'm very thankful for it. Maybe I should go back to putting online the gratitude lists, like madvix does. Obviously, food bank users do want tastiness in their food too, if at all possible - for the same money, a jar of mixed herbs might go down very well. Or a couple of jars of pasta sauce.

    I was having a look at flavoursomeness for money at Sainsbo because of your comment, and I found something called Fudco Dhana - 75p for 100g, whereas herb pots you can buy are £1 for 14g !!! Fudco Dhana turns out to be pure coriander powder. There's also Fudco Jeera, which turns out to be cumin, same price. Jack Monroe needs to know! I bet she already does, mind you.

    Thanks for the flavouring tips:T. I'll definitely be seeking out some better value alternatives to the small pots.


    Every time you mention pesto, KC, I make a mental note to myself to buy some next time I'm in Morrisons or do an online order. Then I promptly forget:o. I haven't enjoyed the taste of it for so long. I fear at my age the mental notes aren't enough, I need to write them down. And then probably lose the list:eek:
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    Pesto :j



    Pesto :j



    Pesto :D


    In other news ... :p collected the rail tickets, and the only limit on them, as off peak tickets, is the time I leave London, not the time I leave this town (in this time frame anyway) so thats good - the connection time in London just isn't long enough, because of all the train delays in the south of England.


    Popped to Sainsbo, and omg :eek: I've never seen queues like it. Maybe simply because of the rain earlier? They had the tannoy on, announcing that every till was open, sorry about the queues. Blimey. So nothing at all got bought, I'm still without my printer ink - but in any case, it cost £50! It's cheaper than that at WH Smith, believe it or not.


    Just checked on Amazon, and I'm not sure - I need SX218 printer inks, and they're about 20% of the shop price on there. Got to be forgeries, surely? What do people do?
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  • Cheery_DaffCheery_Daff Forumite
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    Crikey that's expensive for ink! :eek:

    I use Inkredible :D Partly because of the name :rotfl: They do kind of own-brand versions of the cartridges, I think I pay about £11 a time. We have a canon printer, but they're not canon cartridges. But we deliberately bought a slightly more expensive printer that had cheaper cartridges so I suppose it depends what type you have.

    We just had an unexpected bout of hailstones - if I'd have been near a Sainsburys I would have jumped in there too! :eek: :rotfl:
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    Karmacat wrote: »
    I'm still without my printer ink - but in any case, it cost £50! It's cheaper than that at WH Smith, believe it or not.


    Just checked on Amazon, and I'm not sure - I need SX218 printer inks, and they're about 20% of the shop price on there. Got to be forgeries, surely? What do people do?

    I never buy printer ink from retail outlets and I get through a lot of ink. I like to keep paper copies of things, I'm not keen on everything being digitalised:o.


    There are lots of companies online which just specialise in printer ink. Some sell the original brands alongside the generic, compatible type if you are particularly fussy about that sort of thing. Big savings can be made. I think if you have a brand new printer the manufacturer of it says that unless you use the original, branded inks and something should go wrong then the warranty is invalid. I've never had any problems in close on 20 years of using compatible inks and must have saved myself a fortune. They usually deliver next day too:j


    Sometimes they are remanufactured/refilled cartridges. A couple of the companies I've used in the past are:

    http://www.printerinks,com


    http://www.internet-ink.com

    A quick online search for printer ink will bring up lost of others.
  • We just had an unexpected bout of hailstones

    Snap:eek:. I was down the garden picking apples for a crumble at the time. I didn't stay long:rotfl:
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    Oh my, hailstones! We've had a lot of heavy rain at various times through the day, but not hailstones. Dear me ...


    Thanks for the linkies both - I've no problem at all using generic when I know a previous user, so I'll buy via one of them later today.
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    People were getting Necter point spits if they spent over £10.
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    We use knock-offs from @[email protected] - cheap and chearful - but then our printer is at least 12 years old & we can't seem to find original ink anywhere!

    We spend between 5 & 10 pounds for each cartridge set, so keep a spare on hand for when they run out...

    We do a lot of printing - mostly recipes & bills :rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:
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    A bit late to the bin party but inspired by you my green one is now full to the brim and awaiting collection:D
    MFW 2018 #157 Target £15,000:eek:

    £23,095.71/£15,000:j :j :j
  • KarmacatKarmacat Forumite
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    Hurray for bins :j
    Hurray for knock off print cartridges :j
    And, weirdly, hurray for SB, who just gave me about £7 as a bonus :j


    I'm off to the council walk in a minute, but I have to go to the SB thread on here and thank them for the help I got with that bonus.


    See you later xxx
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