Only slightly off topic -
So I ordered a compass on eBay - one of those military style compasses with the flip up hairline sights and a rear alignment sight which allows you to hold the compass in front of you for sighting, then without moving it, to take a reading. It has a magnifying bubble to do that. But that is not my point.
This compass cost .01p + £2.99 p&p from China and I wanted to find out if Chinese traders actually deliver. Frankly, I didn't expect to get the compass. Well it turned up and it is a very usable bit of kit. I expected it to be not much more than a toy, but quite suitable for a Best Scout at Camp prize. The scout who wins it will be well rewarded. It isn't the most robust compass but for £3?
That was the third small purchase from China I've made this year. As I say, I'm testing the water. Their down sleeping bags do look to be such very good value. £11 for a pair of headlamps is one thing - £110 for a bag that might never show up, that's something else.
Errm - I seem to have ended up quite off topic. Sorry for the threadjack.
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