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Unlucky finds
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Perhaps people want to share some unlucky experiences...

Today I was at a flea market and found three Linguaphone sets! I was in a hurry, so I just quickly checked one of them: yeah, it included Lesson 30, "Wireless". And another one had all the booklets -- nice! As you may know, the Linguaphone sets are quite heavy, and carrying three required some effort.

Back home I sat down to investigate what I thought was a "lucky find". However, the one with the booklets was a different set, featuring no recording by J.R.R. Tolkien. The second one was actually a German language course! And the third, which (at least) had Lesson 30, was missing Lesson 20 (all other records were included so I guess it might have been looted).

Lesson learned: always check carefully when buying something heavy!

Posted on: 2012/9/15 6:03


Re: Unlucky finds
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I'm not sure how much this thread is going to work Morgan!

I've had plenty of bum buys, but none that I didn't end up getting full refunds for --so not really "unlucky" as such. The rest would just fall into the category of stupidity on my part...

BH

Posted on: 2012/9/15 12:46
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Re: Unlucky finds
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I had the same experience once. I bought an English Linguaphone set, with the "At the tobacconist's" and "Wireless" lessons, only to conclude that the set was an Italian course for English speakers and not vice versa. That was a bummer

Posted on: 2012/9/16 4:57
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