Advice £300 fathers day present to myself?

Discussion in 'The Front Room' started by wolfeeh, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. wolfeeh

    wolfeeh One of Freddy's beloved

    I've been toying with the idea of:

    GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition (just about squeezes into the £300 limit by 1p...normally £360 but I found a healthy discount

    OR

    Leatherman 30th anniversary limited edition boxset - ltd edition Supertool 300 + ltd Micra + Leather holster for Supertool 300 + snazzy wooden presentation box - £180
    +
    Zebralight SC600 Mk II 900 lumen flashlight - £90
    +
    Nitecore Intellicharger 4 bay 18650 charger - £20
    +
    1 x Nitecore 18650 3100mAh battery - £10

    OR

    Leica D210 Digital Laser Rangefinder / laser tape-measure - £150
    +
    DeWalt 10.8v XR Lithium-ion Screwdriver with two batteries and charger - £108
    +
    Makita toolbag - £40

    OR

    DeWalt DCF895M2 18v XR Impact Driver + charger + 2 x 4Ah batteries

    OR

    something else? I'm being very indecisive on what to get at the minute because the gopro is just a gadget i've fancied for a while, i have no specific use in mind other than probably making HD Porn with the wife... The knives & torch I'd probably get a lot of use out of over the years but not specifically right now, i'm also a bit wary because i already have several quality torches, big multitools and a little multitool... they're just.. more.

    The first lot of tools i would get a ton of use out of right now as i'm in the middle of a massive house renovation - BUT the screwdriver is just an (admittedly BIG) upgrade over my existing dewalt electric screwdriver + having two batteries would massively increase efficiency as my existing model only has one and is so old it is not actually possible to buy the batteries anymore as it was discontinued over a decade ago.

    The impact driver is for a couple of specific jobs that my 24v hammer drill/driver isn't up to, and while it's expensive as a one-off item, the batteries and charger on their own are worth £180 and I have a couple more tool purchases planned in the next few months that are compatible with those batteries, meaning that i can buy the bare-tool version of those items in the future and save myself £180 a pop over the kit prices- each time. probably have significant use for this type of tool in the long term meaning i can't justify hiring one
     
  2. Tom

    Tom FH is my second home

  3. wolfeeh

    wolfeeh One of Freddy's beloved

    What's with the fisheye? I've seen go pro footage that's nothing like that?


     
  4. Tom

    Tom FH is my second home

    It isn't a fisheye lens but the field of view is very similar to a Gopro. For instance, here's a photograph I've just taken with my Hero 2. And yes, the room is a work in progress :)
     

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  5. Embattle

    Embattle FH is my second home

    You worried your bikes might get cold?
     
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  6. Scouse

    Scouse HERO! FH Subscriber

    I was gonna say you just want to spunk some cash for no reason, so don't bother (or book a weekend away instead) but then:

    Well, it is called the GoPro Hero for a reason ;)
     
  7. Tom

    Tom FH is my second home


    Bikes live indoors. Only the emasculated put them in sheds.
     
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  8. wolfeeh

    wolfeeh One of Freddy's beloved

    I'm not exactly spunking cash for no reason; it's like this; £300 is what I spent on the Mrs on mother's day, hence what she's spending on me, but she's giving me a choice on what I spend it on, if I don't choose she will choose something for me, probably clothes or something... don't want more clothes.
     
  9. DaGaffer

    DaGaffer Down With That Sorta Thing


    ...or people with toddlers who don't fancy chain oil all over the house. It clashes with the grape juice, vomit and formula stains.
     
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  10. Raven

    Raven Brrrrr!

    Kids should live under the stairs until they are responsible enough to not make a mess. imo
     
  11. Scouse

    Scouse HERO! FH Subscriber

    You're not "wiping the excess" off, are ya ;)
     
  12. wolfeeh

    wolfeeh One of Freddy's beloved

    Update: nabbed myself a Canon Powershot S110 (black) with 16GB Sandisk Extreme Pro 95meg/s SD card for 200 notes in a one day deal!
    Edited to add: saving nearly £200 on normal current price. Bargain of the year. Proud.
     
  13. MYstIC G

    MYstIC G Official Licensed Lump of Coal™ Distributor Staff member Moderator FH Subscriber

    You've reproduced?!?!?
     
  14. wolfeeh

    wolfeeh One of Freddy's beloved

    Cheeky fucker. Step children.
     
  15. MYstIC G

    MYstIC G Official Licensed Lump of Coal™ Distributor Staff member Moderator FH Subscriber

    Thank fuck for that ;)
     
  16. wolfeeh

    wolfeeh One of Freddy's beloved

    fuck you very much.
     
  17. MYstIC G

    MYstIC G Official Licensed Lump of Coal™ Distributor Staff member Moderator FH Subscriber

    That's the wolfeeh I know and love, I've missed you dude!
     
  18. Wij

    Wij I am a FH squatter FH Subscriber

    Should have gone for hookers and coke.
     
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  19. wolfeeh

    wolfeeh One of Freddy's beloved

    Hookers maybe, coke, no... i've seen the mess it leaves people in :( it's tragic.
     
  20. caLLous

    caLLous I am a FH squatter

    Like, tooth decay and stuff, right?
     
  21. wolfeeh

    wolfeeh One of Freddy's beloved

    yeh. stuff like that. +whole body decay.
     

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