Genuine Leather UK  Passport Cover/Holder £1 @ Poundland
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Genuine Leather UK Passport Cover/Holder £1 @ Poundland

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Found 11th Aug 2013
I was in Poundland this afternoon. Just grabbed a Genuine Leather UK Passport Cover/Holder.

I am aware they used to sell the plastic / faux leather 2Pcs for £1.00 but this one is genuine leather not faux leather.

There is genuine leather written on the back so it is a bargain and after looking carefully I believe it is a genuine leather.

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One way to test it, try burning it, leather doesn't burn

I've got a fake UK passport will this not fit it ;-)

pantaiema

There is genuine leather written on the back so it is a bargain



It said Guinness on the back of a bus I got on, when I asked the driver for one, he totally denied that he had any (_;)

Edited by: "giltbrook" 11th Aug 2013

As you have to take your passport out of it whenever you go through immigration what's the point of these?
Genuine leather is just cow skin so what's the big deal?
Edited by: "joyf4536" 11th Aug 2013

joyf4536

As you have to take your passport out of it whenever you go through … As you have to take your passport out of it whenever you go through immigration what's the point of these?(edit)



True dat!

joyf4536

As you have to take your passport out of it whenever you go through … As you have to take your passport out of it whenever you go through immigration what's the point of these?Genuine leather is just cow skin so what's the big deal?



http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_RFBal6oo--A/S8y8d1_i3iI/AAAAAAAAEoE/qzpe4KcQ72g/s200/unisex-biker-cowboy-leather-effect-chaps-150-p.jpg

Do they also have a passport cover that makes them look like Ye Olde hardback book when stored on a shelf?

Shame it's real leather

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joyf4536

As you have to take your passport out of it whenever you go through … As you have to take your passport out of it whenever you go through immigration what's the point of these?



For some people who travel a lot it is used to prevent the passport get battered

joyf4536

Genuine leather is just cow skin so what's the big deal?



Well, It is generally known that leather item is more expensive than faux leather or plastic.
Any link please if you could find cheaper or similar leather item like this such as wallet for £1.00 ?






Edited by: "pantaiema" 12th Aug 2013

JadeJehan

Shame it's real leather

Yet you probably wear leather shoes and eat meat. oO

joyf4536

As you have to take your passport out of it whenever you go through … As you have to take your passport out of it whenever you go through immigration what's the point of these?Genuine leather is just cow skin so what's the big deal?



To protect the passport for the 99.9999999999999999999999% of your time that you don't spend at the immigration desk? And I go through immigration around 12 times a year and I rarely have to take it out anyway. I'd guess out of 12 times I maybe have to take it out 3 times.
Edited by: "callum9999" 11th Aug 2013

The big bang theory boxset is showing as the picture for this deal, is it just my phone or is it like that for everyone? Happens me all the time!

joyf4536

As you have to take your passport out of it whenever you go through … As you have to take your passport out of it whenever you go through immigration what's the point of these?------


If you are (as some 'alpha' parents do) carrying your whole groups passports because you don't trust the little angels not to lose them, you can use the colour coded covers to quickly identify them and not hold us extremely patient normal passengers up for too long.

cookie_monster28

The big bang theory boxset is showing as the picture for this deal, is it … The big bang theory boxset is showing as the picture for this deal, is it just my phone or is it like that for everyone? Happens me all the time!



I can see the poundland logo, but I'm using a laptop. Are you in an alternater universe ? Or are you the new Doctor ?

MMW

Yet you probably wear leather shoes and eat meat. oO



Don't forget the finings used to clear wine and beer, frequently bovine based such as gelatin or isinglass I used this information to stop my brothers Vegan wife from drinking.
Edited by: "pa55word123" 11th Aug 2013

I see BBT boxset as the pic too on my iSheep4 using the official HIKD app.

joyf4536

As you have to take your passport out of it whenever you go through … As you have to take your passport out of it whenever you go through immigration what's the point of these?



Would tend to agree with this. Used to keep all 4 of our family passports in their wallets, but I can't remember ever getting through passport control without having to take them out of the holders. I usually just keep all four in our documents wallet now and it is stored inside a small case when we are at home, so passports don't get wasted.

Went to Poundland to get one. Really cheap quality for "Genuine Leather".

Maybe 1/100th of a millimeter thick rat leather. I'll skip this one.

Cheap but useless. I travel a lot on business and my passport is in great shape even after many years. It doesn't need protecting more than it already is protected. If someone gave me one of these, I'd throw it away.
Edited by: "adriandocherty" 15th Aug 2013

MMW

Yet you probably wear leather shoes and eat meat. oO



Nope. I'm a vegetarian and only wear shoes made out of synthetic material. Thanks.

adriandocherty

Cheap but useless. I travel a lot on business and my passport is in great … Cheap but useless. I travel a lot on business and my passport is in great shape even after many years. It doesn't need protecting more than it already is protected. If someone gave me one of these, I'd throw it away.



+1

I travel every second week and have done for the last 6 years and my passport is in pristine condition

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__CMC__

+1I travel every second week and have done for the last 6 years and my … +1I travel every second week and have done for the last 6 years and my passport is in pristine condition



If this item is no use at all.
"THIS ITEM HAS BEEN IN THE MARKET FOR SO MANY YEARS. WHY THERE ARE STILL SO MANY PEOPLE KEEP BUYING IT ??/"

it depends on where do you put your passport, not everyone is the same to what you do ...
If your passport is in pristine condition for the last 6 years and you have traveled every second week then you must have always put your password on your bag. and presumably you just use your passport when you are at immigration gate.

Many people carry their passport in their pocket all the time when they are traveling ....

This way it could get dirty, battered ....




Edited by: "pantaiema" 6th Sep 2013

JadeJehan

Nope. I'm a vegetarian and only wear shoes made out of synthetic … Nope. I'm a vegetarian and only wear shoes made out of synthetic material. Thanks.



I love animals.






I think they taste great.

Who cares if a passport gets "battered" - it's a passport, it doesn't need to be in pristine condition. You would need to be pretty careless to ruin it beyond the point of being able to use it. It really is useless, most people travel with pockets and bags, 99% of people with hand luggage. Don't buy one, it will only add extra hassle a the airport.

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adamski88

Who cares if a passport gets "battered" - it's a passport, it doesn't … Who cares if a passport gets "battered" - it's a passport, it doesn't need to be in pristine condition. You would need to be pretty careless to ruin it beyond the point of being able to use it. It really is useless, most people travel with pockets and bags, 99% of people with hand luggage. Don't buy one, it will only add extra hassle a the airport.



Who cares ? Well I care,. reasonable number lot of people care ....

"THIS ITEM HAS BEEN IN THE MARKET FOR SO MANY YEARS, NOT JUST THE ONE IN THIS POUNDSHOP.

If this item is no use at all.

WHY THERE ARE STILL SO MANY PEOPLE KEEP BUYING IT ??/"

This one could easily be removed and then put back again if needed.
But the ID page of UK passport is now on the back page. So it could be scanned without the need to remove it from the holder




Edited by: "pantaiema" 6th Sep 2013

lol.. there are lots of crap products that have been around for years that a small portion of people buy..

ive been to airports in spain, england, ireland, croatia, poland and portugal in the last few years.. and ive had to remove my cover each time. I have a uk passport.. in the airport yesterday the woman actually thought i was in the wrong queue because my passport cover apparently looked like an american passport. again, just utter hassle.

its funny that this post came along, because i actually threw my passport cover away yesterday after getting back from croatia.

it doesnt serve any purpose, unless you dont use clothing with pockets, or a backpack/briefcase/handbag (which most people do).

by the way, are u having trouble with your CAPS LOCK? oh and you must have some dirty pockets!
Edited by: "adamski88" 6th Sep 2013

Original Poster

adamski88

lol.. there are lots of crap products that have been around for years … lol.. there are lots of crap products that have been around for years that a small portion of people buy.. ive been to airports in spain, england, ireland, croatia, poland and portugal in the last few years.. and ive had to remove my cover each time. I have a uk passport.. in the airport yesterday the woman actually thought i was in the wrong queue because my passport cover apparently looked like an american passport. again, just utter hassle.its funny that this post came along, because i actually threw my passport cover away yesterday after getting back from croatia.it doesnt serve any purpose, unless you dont use clothing with pockets, or a backpack/briefcase/handbag (which most people do).by the way, are u having trouble with your CAPS LOCK? oh and you must have some dirty pockets!



Well all I could say is that, it is utterly naive and ignorant if you think you know what other people need.
The fact that this product has been in the market for long and people keep buying it already tell the whole story ....
Edited by: "pantaiema" 6th Sep 2013

pantaiema

Well all I could say is that, it is utterly naive and ignorant if you … Well all I could say is that, it is utterly naive and ignorant if you think you know what other people need.The fact that this product has been in the market for long and people keep buying it already tell the whole story ....



Its not naive or ignorant at all, its purely from personal experiences. Next time you are at an airport have a look around - you wont see many people with passport covers. And the fact that they have been around for a long time doesnt tell any story - lots of niche products have been around for decades - but only a small portion of the population use them.

Technically its a hot deal - im not disputing that. Its just a useless, unnecessary product
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