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1 hour ago, Section_31 said:

Yeah anything from Holland and Barrett takes the piss. "Yeah stop taking proven pharmaceuticals and take these zinc tablets for 18 quid." Fuck off.

The homeopathy stuff they sell is more expensive than, well, anything.  

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2 hours ago, Section_31 said:

Yeah anything from Holland and Barrett takes the piss. "Yeah stop taking proven pharmaceuticals and take these zinc tablets for 18 quid." Fuck off.

The problem is that because they are 'supplements' and aren't medically tested they are able to create their own market. Some of their stuff has real promise but because of it only being a supplement it has to be 'watered down' with,usually Vitamin C or D.

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27 minutes ago, Rico1304 said:

The homeopathy stuff they sell is more expensive than, well, anything.  

Homeopathy is the biggest scam of our lifetime. Failed middle aged people reinventing themselves as alternative therapists selling sugar coated chalk pills at £50 a pop. It’s all absolute shit. 

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5 minutes ago, Colonel Kurtz said:

Homeopathy is the biggest scam of our lifetime. Failed middle aged people reinventing themselves as alternative therapists selling sugar coated chalk pills at £50 a pop. It’s all absolute shit. 

My favourites are anti-vaxers promoting homeopathy.  

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32 minutes ago, Rico1304 said:

My favourites are anti-vaxers promoting homeopathy.  

They’re all charlatans, morons as well. No understanding of basic physics. I’ve made myself unpopular at a few dinner parties with my views on alternative medicine. Don’t get me started on psychics.  

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21 minutes ago, Colonel Kurtz said:

They’re all charlatans, morons as well. No understanding of basic physics. I’ve made myself unpopular at a few dinner parties with my views on alternative medicine. Don’t get me started on psychics.  

James Randi died yesterday. At least he’s in a better...oh, hold on. 

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5 hours ago, Colonel Kurtz said:

This is thread about everyday items that are either incredibly cheap and have a variation that is ludicrously expensive. My entry is Sainsbury’s manukau honey at £25 a jar ! I took a picture tonight. Which cunt is paying £25 for a jar of fucking bee food ?

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Manuka, which is the plant that the bees that produce that honey feed on. Manukau is a suburb of Auckland. 

 

Yeah expensive shit. Supposed to have massive health benefits though.

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1 hour ago, General Dryness said:

Manuka, which is the plant that the bees that produce that honey feed on. Manukau is a suburb of Auckland. 

 

Yeah expensive shit. Supposed to have massive health benefits though.


Apparently it can help with cancer treatment/patients. 
 

I was paying £8 a jar for it 6 years ago. 

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3 hours ago, Colonel Kurtz said:

Homeopathy is the biggest scam of our lifetime. Failed middle aged people reinventing themselves as alternative therapists selling sugar coated chalk pills at £50 a pop. It’s all absolute shit. 

 

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51 minutes ago, lifetime fan said:


Apparently it can help with cancer treatment/patients. 
 

I was paying £8 a jar for it 6 years ago. 

Yeah mate, its recommended for a multitude of illnesses. We've got a place that makes it about 20 minutes up the road, still fucking expensive though.

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1 hour ago, cloggypop said:

Dirt cheap from the bee's point of view

 

22,700 trips are required to fill a single jar of honey.

 

https://www.omlet.us/guide/bees/honey_and_wax/a_jar_of_honey

And they don't even get a cut of the profits. Worker exploitation.

 

You should organize a festival of edgy bands in support of the oppressed bees.

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17 minutes ago, General Dryness said:

And they don't even get a cut of the profits. Worker exploitation.

 

You should organize a festival of edgy bands in support of the oppressed bees.

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2 hours ago, General Dryness said:

And they don't even get a cut of the profits. Worker exploitation.

 

You should organize a festival of edgy bands in support of the oppressed bees.

Sting will head the line up.

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11 hours ago, ZonkoVille77 said:

Disposable razors cost a packet for decent ones. 

Time to bump the shaving thread

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My father-in-law keeps bees, so honey costs me nothing (and it's amazing). 

 

Toiletries that don't come in plastic bottles. In trying to reduce our plastic consumption we switched to bars of soap, solid shampoo and shower "gel" bars. The price of some, looking at you Lush, is eye-watering. 

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5 hours ago, Karl_b said:

My father-in-law keeps bees, so honey costs me nothing (and it's amazing). 

 

Toiletries that don't come in plastic bottles. In trying to reduce our plastic consumption we switched to bars of soap, solid shampoo and shower "gel" bars. The price of some, looking at you Lush, is eye-watering. 

My ex wife had a little business selling “hand made” cosmetics from a market stall in London at the weekends. The mark up on this stuff is unbelievable particularly face cream. It’s basically white paraffin gel with some additives. You can get it made to your specifications and shipped from China including the labelling for about a £1 a jar if you order wholesale. The La Mer (pictured) stuff sells for £1600 a fucking jar ! They’re making at least £1,500 on every jar they sell.  It’s basically a punitive tax on very rich but stupid women. If Mrs Kurtz bought one of these home I’d be having stern words. 

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1 minute ago, Colonel Kurtz said:

My ex wife had a little business selling “hand made” cosmetics from a market stall in London at the weekends. The mark up on this stuff is unbelievable particularly face cream. It’s basically white paraffin gel with some additives. You can get it made to your specifications and shipped from China including the labelling for about a £1 a jar if you order wholesale. The La Mer (pictured) stuff sells for £1600 a fucking jar ! They’re making at least £1,500 on every jar they sell.  It’s basically a punitive tax on very rich but stupid women. If Mrs Kurtz bought one of these home I’d be having stern words. 

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She was wanking you off into jars wasn't she?

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9 hours ago, General Dryness said:

And they don't even get a cut of the profits. Worker exploitation.

 

You should organize a festival of edgy bands in support of the oppressed bees.

And they’re mostly virgins. Only a very few get to shag the Queen. The rest are little virgin slaves slaving away to feed another bee’s kids and then the product of their efforts that gets nicked by some god like bee keeper and sold in Sainsbury’s for £25 a jar. It’s a shit life being a worker bee. 

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