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No, this is not gobbledygook. It makes eminent sense. I wanted a radio whose quality was akin to that of a legendary ‘Grundig’, but I was happy if it wasn’t German! I do my best to avoid German products — especially bloody German cars. Why? Very simple. Others may have, BUT I have yet to forgive them for BOMBING my beloved England. Yep. Yes, the Japanese bombed Ceylon once — but, as far as I am concerned, WE the Allies exacted our retribution on them. Anywho … I am just glad that I was able to get an American designed, Chinese built radio that is purpoted to be as good as a Grundig — without it actually being a Grundig.
Growing up in Ceylon, before I witnessed, with my own two-eyes the damage that the bloody Germans had wreaked on Liverpool, I was into Grundig radios — both desktop and portable. We didn’t have TV. Just radio. Though there was a paucity of imported goods we did have a smattering of Grundigs. Grundigs were good.
I had NO idea that Grundig had gone ‘kaput’ in 2003. I didn’t realize that German companies went kaput. Well they did. ‘Grundig’ is now just a brand name used by others.
Eton has bought the U.S. rights for the name. The radio is not German. It is not bad. I have only used it for less than 30-minutes, but so far, so good.
For the last 10-months I have started listening to the radio during my 2-hours a day of walking/light jogging. Helps me deal with the time.
Learnt a lot about portable radios in the last few days. Suffice to say the Chinese are BIG. Yes, Sony has presence and products but the Chinese are eating their lunch.
This was a multi-million dollar question. Nobody at Sotheby’s was paying attention? This is crazy.
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This is BRILLIANT!
Made my day.
I am SO, SO, SO PROUD of this young man. He is going to go far. He has discernment, courage and chutzpah.
Jaguar should give this young man a new car for FREE. This was quite the statement.
Way to go.
It does NOT happen often, but every once in awhile an Indian shows that they have tremendous good tastes.
So, after a 7-day auction, and eBay will charge me EVEN THOUGH it is now UNSOLD, I am back to square bloody one.
To claim that they did NOT know the price is typical. Always bloody excuses.
I am so MAD.
In all future listings I am going to say, in BOLD, “NO GERMAN BIDDERS“.
I have a LONG history of Germans getting my goat.
I even had a German get on my DOCKED boat and take pictures. Get in someones docked boat! Jesus. Only Germans.
This new ‘Flying Spur’, like all Bentleys, is near magical in its presence and gorgeousness — BUT it is no longer ICONICALLY British. Aaahhh! Why or why? Why did we let this happen.
Yes, I salivated over it, not that I would ever pay that kind of money for a car. But, an old Bentley, when it was still a British Bentley, might still be on the cards at some point. SMILE.
Just wanted to share with you and also express my distress as to what has happened to Dear Bentley.
Remember. Reflect. Rejoice!
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