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Deluxe Compass with Lanyard £1 @ Poundland
Deluxe Compass with Lanyard £1 @ Poundland

Deluxe Compass with Lanyard £1 @ Poundland

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This is equal in quality to my mates £15 compass - how do they do it?

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I bought some yesterday for our local scouts, they never have enough. Great price! :-D

Absolutely superb price - and great fun for a day out with the kids with an OS map

"This is equal in quality to my mates £15 compass - how do they do it?"

loss leader? Everytime I go in poundland after seeing a deal on here I always come out with armfuls of biscuits, chocolate, crisps, etc that I didn't intend to buy!

the real question is how did the camping shops get away with charging £15 in the first place?

Indeed - this thing cannot cost more than 10p to manufacture. I have a friend who imports cheap tat from China to the developing world. You would be astounded at how cheap stuff is when bought by the container-load.

Poundland are making money on this.

Banned

the fluid leaks out or evaporates leaving an increasingly large bubble in the dial, might be fine in the shop, but this soon happens
this is not close to a name brand compass

Hot. Useful for finding your way back home after one too many drinks at the pub.

belovedmonster;8687380

Hot. Useful for finding your way back home after one too many drinks at … Hot. Useful for finding your way back home after one too many drinks at the pub.



Good idea :-D Will probably go round in circles or drop it mind you.

the poundland near me must operate independently of the rest of the uk chain, given it's reluctance to stock anything 'hotter' than four velcro feet or a pack of six felt tips

A big difference between these and the more expensive ones (apart from the fluid evaporation) is their susceptibility to magnetic interference. The cheaper ones are more easily affected by metal objects and quickly lose their 'North pointing' ability.

I would not send my scouts out on the hills with them, but they are a good price for learning about navigation & map reading.

Who needs a 3GS when you can buy one of these and make this!

http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/715/architecktureihone.jpg

I have a compass on my iPhone 3GS so im voting cold.




:P only kidding have some heat, cheap and does what its meant to do.

As with most of the poundland stuff - you get what you pay for.
Not something I'd trust to navigate my way anywhere but no doubt ideal for using at home/scouts/schools to show what to do with one.

Hot deal. :thumbsup:

Yeah, please don't use this somewhere that your safety would depend on it! :P

will get some for our junior sea cadet camping wkend :thumbsup:

reakt;8687212

"This is equal in quality to my mates £15 compass - how do they do … "This is equal in quality to my mates £15 compass - how do they do it?"loss leader? Everytime I go in poundland after seeing a deal on here I always come out with armfuls of biscuits, chocolate, crisps, etc that I didn't intend to buy!



lolx... :w00t:

SeanUSX;8687707

Yeah, please don't use this somewhere that your safety would depend on … Yeah, please don't use this somewhere that your safety would depend on it! :P



Really? I would have thought if something has been made to point north, it would indeed point north.

No clinometer? How are you going to work out the dip on exposed rock formations..? (j/k)

Good deal for something that just needs to point north.

Another iPhone killert me thinks...

SeanUSX;8687707

Yeah, please don't use this somewhere that your safety would depend on … Yeah, please don't use this somewhere that your safety would depend on it! :P



Like Norfolk?

Great price, and the deluxe model too!

Great price and I'm sure it will have its uses. I bought a cheap compass from Tesco when they had them on offer a while ago, and found the the damping liquid was much too thick - you need to wait a long time for the compass to settle to the right direction, and if it happens to be 180 out it may not even seem to move at all.

Silva compasses are unreasonably expensive, but they're good.

will these still work ok when the poles flip? dont want to buy somthing that might be recalled shortly :-)

jubbyme;8687372

the fluid leaks out or evaporates leaving an increasingly large bubble in … the fluid leaks out or evaporates leaving an increasingly large bubble in the dial, might be fine in the shop, but this soon happensthis is not close to a name brand compass



cis_groupie;8687566

A big difference between these and the more expensive ones (apart from … A big difference between these and the more expensive ones (apart from the fluid evaporation) is their susceptibility to magnetic interference. The cheaper ones are more easily affected by metal objects and quickly lose their 'North pointing' ability.I would not send my scouts out on the hills with them, but they are a good price for learning about navigation & map reading.



I bought one of these from poundland a couple of months ago, and has been fine! baring in mind it's been dropped, stood on (barefoot :P) and it's still fine!
No leaking, accurate, can't fault it.
It spent a week or so on top of my PC (thus incorrectly pointing to the hard disk/etc as north), but still points to 'proper' north now, so no complaints for me.

Also, those scouts should be able to navigate without a compass in any case!! :P

Poundland literally sells stuff for what it costs them to obtain. Other firms sell items at a value they believe will sell. Note how much of poundland is literally paper or plastic (outside of food and DIY)
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