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mfd70
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I'm always looking for croc clips for ad hoc test leads and battery lash ups etc., well today the old joke of going to lidl and coming out with a loaf of bread and a mig welder almost came true. There were boxes of 80 croc clips for £3.99, part insulated in red and black, screw, solder or 4mm socket fitting.

I may never be short of a croc clip again.

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Topic starter Posted : 17/10/2020 8:23 pm
turretslug
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Lol, I bought one of those boxes last time they came round in Lidl- I would have been happy for them to be sold in a bag of say 20- 80 of the things seems like an infestation! In fact I'd thought of passing half of them on as giveaway pairs (or maybe a few coppers in the museum funds kitty) next time there was a vintage event on but someone at a Chinese live meat market put the mockers on that one....

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Posted : 17/10/2020 9:13 pm
Pye Man
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I went into Aldi for a loaf and came out with a five-speed pillar drill.

Never seen croc clips in there, though.

Nick

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Posted : 03/11/2020 3:27 pm
Katie Bush
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Last time I went into Aldi (some years back, now) I came out with 12 tins of cat food, which is what I went in for!

I never seemed to be able to get there while they had anything usefully interesting.

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Posted : 03/11/2020 5:45 pm
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Pye Man
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There's a Lidl and Aldi locally but I feel the produce in Aldi is better quality – at least when it comes to the things I want – and their bread suits me better than I can get anywhere else.

Went in another time for grocery and came out with a huge set of metric combination spanners. Most useful as I'd finally got a car that I could work on that wasn't UNF/UNC. I've never seen a set that size since but there have been smaller collections.

I've had all sorts over the years: Li-ion drill, wall sander, paint spray attachments, LED torches, safety boots, walking boots. I scooped up several battery chargers for a friend that has a car storage business. One summer I saw some bee and insect houses and kept them for Christmas presents for friends into wildlife (I kept one for me, too).

Last shop – I'm down to once a fortnight mainly because I can't be doing with the hassle – they'd got some warm lined work shirts. I fished out the only two XL that were left!

I receive the 'Special buy' mailer these days so that helps.

Nick

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Posted : 03/11/2020 7:48 pm