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Name a Star - 50% off - £20.00

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1d, 1m agoFound 1 decade, 1 month ago
Send someone into orbit - name a star, 50% off RRP

Send that someone special into orbit by naming a star after them. They'll get a framed personalised certificate, giving their star database reference number. This new updated pack also includes an educational astronomy starter kit, with a sky chart and star plotter to help you find the area of your own star. With a RRP of £40, these are only £20 for lastminute.com customers.

Your star name will be recorded within the Intergalactic Star database and allocated with a unique star number from this database. Please note that this is a fun, inspirational gift and scientific institutions will continue to refer to stars by their catalogue number or coordinates only.

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* Presentation box
* A4 clip-framed personalised certificate
* Introduction letter
* Star area co-ordinates sheet
* A Sky view planisphere (to help see your star)
* Map of the stars
* Guide to Northern Constellations - by Robin Scagell
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#1
Hi Chris. We don't usually put images in the body of a post, so I'll pop them in here instead. The reason for this is: if it makes it to the front pagte, it only shows up aas code, not the actual image. :)

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"Please note that this is a fun, inspirational gift and scientific institutions will continue to refer to stars by their catalogue number or coordinates only. "

Roughly translated this means you are paying £20 for some worthless photocopies and an overpriced astronomy starter kit (and there obviously is no 'intergalactic star database').
#3
What do you expect ??


BBC News

NASA has confirmed reports that we will be hit by the wayward star "John, fat b*****d smith" unless we take immediate action.............
#4
i think its a quirky gift :)
#5
sharon_uk
i think its a quirky gift :)


Exactly!

And artemis - how do you know there is no intergalactic star database?
#6
This is a similar company to the 'international star registry' which 'names a star for you which is recorded in some book stored in a library in new york and london'. It's a scam. You pay the money for a piece of paper which says the star at co-ordinates blah blah blah will be known as 'Jeff's Testicles' as recorded in a book that you can not get a copy of.

If memory serves, the 'international star registry' was given a rollocking by trading standards for claiming it was naming stars, when in fact stars are only ever known by their co-ordinates.

If you still really want to name a star, I'll sent you your paperwork and it'll only cost you a tenner or £15 for two.
#7
emmajk42
Exactly!

And artemis - how do you know there is no intergalactic star database?


I'm sure there is, it's the financial books of that particular company. The ones where they detail how they sold the same bunch of stars to the same gullible idiots and each one now has 37 different names that nobody except the idiot who overpaid for photocopies will ever call it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Star_Registry
#8
Guys, don't be so quick to mock - I'm offering 2 for the price of 1 on Stars AND an acre of land on the Moon, or Mars, whichever. Please just tear off the coupon below and send it in to claim:

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I, a gullbile cretin by the name of __________ agree to pay JammyB the sum of £20 for which in return I will receive a piece of paper. But hey, it's alright, it's all a big laugh, LOLZ I AM DA COMEDY KING LOLZ! Signed________________


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#9
JammyB
Guys, don't be so quick to mock - I'm offering 2 for the price of 1 on Stars AND an acre of land on the Moon, or Mars, whichever. Please just tear off the coupon below and send it in to claim:

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I, a gullbile cretin by the name of __________ agree to pay JammyB the sum of £20 for which in return I will receive a piece of paper. But hey, it's alright, it's all a big laugh, LOLZ I AM DA COMEDY KING LOLZ! Signed________________


OFFER ONLY RUNS FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS. APPLY NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111


What will £1,000 buy me? http://img.moneysavingexpert.com/smilies/confused-smiley-013.gif

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#10
you have to be so dumb to buy this , what a con!
#11
effing & jeffing
you have to be so dumb to buy this , what a con!


I bought one of these for my nan a few weeks back. My younger cousins didnt understand what happens when someone dies. So nan told them their spirits turn into stars that twinkle in the sky. She requested for xmas that I buy her one so she can actually show the little ones where her star will be, so they can see her and talk to her etc... now they talk to her every night and point out nan. (She died last weds)

So, yes whilst they may be a little quirky gimmick, to some people its what you make of a gift thats important.
#12
krayzechick
I bought one of these for my nan a few weeks back. My younger cousins didnt understand what happens when someone dies. So nan told them their spirits turn into stars that twinkle in the sky. She requested for xmas that I buy her one so she can actually show the little ones where her star will be, so they can see her and talk to her etc... now they talk to her every night and point out nan. (She died last weds)

So, yes whilst they may be a little quirky gimmick, to some people its what you make of a gift thats important.



Welcome to HUKD :thumbsup:
I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. I hope this brings some comfort to you and your Cousins.
#13
krayzechick
I bought one of these for my nan a few weeks back. My younger cousins didnt understand what happens when someone dies. So nan told them their spirits turn into stars that twinkle in the sky. She requested for xmas that I buy her one so she can actually show the little ones where her star will be, so they can see her and talk to her etc... now they talk to her every night and point out nan. (She died last weds)

So, yes whilst they may be a little quirky gimmick, to some people its what you make of a gift thats important.


That is such an excelent idea. Sorry for your loss...i think all kids/and adults could use this method to keep in touch with their lost ones..
#14
That was a really touching post krayzechick.

Welcome to the forums.
#15
krayzechick
I bought one of these for my nan a few weeks back. My younger cousins didnt understand what happens when someone dies. So nan told them their spirits turn into stars that twinkle in the sky. She requested for xmas that I buy her one so she can actually show the little ones where her star will be, so they can see her and talk to her etc... now they talk to her every night and point out nan. (She died last weds)

So, yes whilst they may be a little quirky gimmick, to some people its what you make of a gift thats important.

Sending you some hugs (is that allowed on here lol)

When my Husband died 4 years ago my sons were only 7 and 3 and really did not understand either so on his birthday the next year i had a star named after him so the kids could look and say theres Daddy's star and it has really help them and help me as i can tell them he is always watching over them.So whilst it may be a con to some of you it can and has helped some people when then lose a loved one .

Chaos
#16
Chaos_Theory
Sending you some hugs (is that allowed on here lol)

When my Husband died 4 years ago my sons were only 7 and 3 and really did not understand either so on his birthday the next year i had a star named after him so the kids could look and say theres Daddy's star and it has really help them and help me as i can tell them he is always watching over them.So whilst it may be a con to some of you it can and has helped some people when then lose a loved one .

Chaos


The con was never the idea. It's just that they don't actually name that star. You just get a piece of paper with whatever you told them to write on it.

There are probably dozens of other people who think that exact same star is called something else.

You could have done the same thing, told your children that a certain star was named whatever you want it to be and not paid extortionate amounts of money for a photocopy.

The idea is nice, the application is a con.
#17
I'm sure if you people mocking this had the idea first your morals wouldn't stop you getting rich from the sales...

These gifts make a countless children feel special and comforts grieving individuals!
#18
KAPOC
I'm sure if you people mocking this had the idea first your morals wouldn't stop you getting rich from the sales...
These gifts make a countless children feel special and comforts grieving individuals!


You do know I posted this 9 years ago !!!

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