What have you bought that has been a total waste of money?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by PeteXXX, 7 Apr 2019.

  1. PeteXXX

    PeteXXX Cake or ice cream? The choice is endless ...

    I bought these useless things, bundled with other stuff, by Planetx
    (probably because they couldn't unload them any other way!)
    I tried them out last night for the first, and last time!


    Warm? Yes.
    Reflective? Yes.
    Totally useless for changing gears, or braking? Yes.
  2. Helmet
    Mint club biscuits
    Ginko aluminium clock
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  3. Brandane

    Brandane Fair weather cyclist.

    I've got the same style of motorcycle glove. On a motorbike they actually are of some use in keeping your hands warm, but yes you do lose some feel of the clutch and front brake.

    As for complete waste of money items, there have been many, but at the moment I can't recall any!

    Edit... Oh yes, one of those chain cleaning things in a plastic casing with rollers and wheels/brushes that you fill with degreaser and then make a mess of everything within 10 yards - including the back wheel and braking surfaces.

    And a Garmin Edge explore 820 - £200 for a non user friendly POS...
    Last edited: 7 Apr 2019
  4. YukonBoy

    YukonBoy Extra solar

    Ultima Thule
    An ashtray for the bike handlebars
  5. ColinJ

    ColinJ It's a puzzle ...

    Someone I know had to chuck away a packet of condoms because they were 7 years beyond their 'Use by' date! :whistle:
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  6. Cycleops

    Cycleops Guru

    Accra, Ghana
    Did he also chunk away his copy of 'Fifty Shades of Grey'?
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  7. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

    On 3 Wheels
    It was black when he bought it. :whistle:
  8. swee'pea99

    swee'pea99 Legendary Member

    When I were but a lad, my dad used to go away on business trips 'n that and he'd often bring back little gifts. One year I got a penknife with a multicoloured handle and about eight or nine 'blades'. Needless to say, the corkscrew wasn't of much interest to me until a year or something later when my Dad suddenly needed one and I proudly produced my knife. My dad screwed it into the cork and pulled. His hand moved but the cork didn't. The 'corkscrew' had just pulled itself straight. He ended up holding a knife featuring a sort of 4" wobbly spike, which of course never folded back. End of knife.
  9. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    One big chunk of a book?
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  10. Bobby Mhor

    Bobby Mhor Wasn't born to follow

    Marriage licence?

    TBH worth it BUT expensive......
  11. roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    before I was enlightened I bought one of these, one use and in the bin.. images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT13q4RVKWDHl2es71G2ZiGz2Jltj-zEdXZwDH8_EE-OuBi1usigQ.jpg
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  12. Dave7

    Dave7 Guru

    You just beat me to it ^_^. In 1968 I paid 7 shillings & sixpence. After 50+ years I am just breaking even.
    (Just incase Mrs D reads this....its a joke:rolleyes:).
  13. roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    its been nice knowing you @Dave7
  14. YukonBoy

    YukonBoy Extra solar

    Ultima Thule
    Think the warranty might have run out...
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  15. Kempstonian

    Kempstonian Über Member

    Oh dear... he's just found his passport. Now he'll be looking for his love spuds...
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