Give me a home among the gum trees*…

I think I’ve made my love for Gumtree sufficiently clear on this blog.  Today, I want to introduce a new site: ziilch.  Where good stuff goes free, apparently.  It’s got the same community-based vibe of Gumtree, but everything is FREE.  Yes, free!  I love free stuff. Hopefully this website takes off and gets used by … Continue reading

tell ‘im he’s dreamin’

I am trying to control my Gumtree addiction.  The other day, something hit me. I’m like Steve and Darryl Kerrigan from The Castle!  I go through Gumtree the way they go through the Trading Post.  I check Gumtree at least once a day, and usually multiple times in a day.  For those who don’t know what … Continue reading

The Rolls Royce of…

I’m the kind of person who likes to do my research before making a purchase. I like to make an informed choice, after having evaluated the possible options and weighed up all the various considerations.  I like to feel confident that I’ve obtained value for money. And one phrase that keeps coming up in my … Continue reading

24 and counting…

I posted on Saturday about how I’d hit the furniture jackpot.  Well, about 20 minutes after I made that post, I spotted an ad on Gumtree for five chairs for $5.  They were the kind of chair that I like!  Within 30 minutes after I spotted the ad, the chairs were mine, and in the … Continue reading

Winner, winner, chicken dinner

That’s me!  I hit the jackpot today.  The furniture jackpot. My first stop was to Croydon to pick up an armchair.  I reckon it was a bit of an eBay bargain because the photo wasn’t clear, and the description was really bad.  When I got there, the lady asked me, do you have some time?  … Continue reading

Obsessive compulsive me

Just yesterday, I’d blogged about how life was back to normal, and how I was back to normal.  I’d finally caught up with most of my friends, my calendar was looking reasonably bare, and I was about to enter a period of solitude and rest.  But… I’ve done it again. Same same but different!  It … Continue reading

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