One man’s junk is another’s treasure…

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Last week I made a short list of suggestions of things to do in and around Pretoria for the long weekend. I did a few of those things myself successfully – I went to the Brixton Moord & Roof reunion gig at Jarr Bar on Friday and it was a fokken jol! I tried to go to Capital Craft for lunch on Monday but it was jam packed, so we went to a quiet spot in Hazelwood for a kief lunch.  I din’t get to do any nature hikes or touristy stuff as planned but I’m sorting that out by going on a full day visiting Soweto as a proper tourist along with some tjommies from Los Angeles tomorrow.

But before our, however,  I had a very successful morning bargain hunting and thrifting all over Snor City’s pawn outlets and charity shops.

Check out all the piele stuff I scored:

Fokken zef disco lights
These babies are sound activated and I got them for a stupid R99. I reckon they probably cost around R450 new. I really don’t know why I bought them, but also deep down inside, I do know why I bought them. Check out those controllers, man! Sound AND speed!
A spiff Campmaster cooler box
Check, its the 50 liter big boy with the little trap door so you can reach your beers easier and get drunk quicker. I reckon they easily go for over R500 each. Picked it up for R250. Cheers!

Fokken dik classy leather & chrome desk chairs
I couldn’t find any info on these exact chairs on the interweb, but similar ones seem to start at around R1800. I bought two of these for R300 each. And I thought that Pretoria North had fokol class? This was well worth the drive.
Microphones
I’ve been looking for two microphone clips (not microphones), specifically the models pictured below on the left which I found online over at Takelot. They were priced at R49 each which is a fokken bargain! Luckily I didn’t order them, because I came across two fake Shure SM57 microphones, brand new in boxes (branded as DM57), complete with the exact same clips and in leather pouches. Price? It was marked down from R90 each to fokken R50 each! I couldn’t believe my fokken luck. I would have even paid R250 a piece. Also, they sound fantastic! Very close to the original, to be honest.
38 Piece socket wrench set
I know – tools are fokken kak boring, but I only paid R150 for this set. The closest I could find to compare to was a 24 piece set priced at R240. A score is a score. Yawn.
Alto TX208 300w amplified speaker
These dudes pack a mean punch with unbelievable clarity. New they go for R2600. At R1800 I save myself 800 bucks! Unfortunately I only found one of them. There was a set of two, but some doos walked in a few days earlier, bought only one and bascially fucked me out of a complete set. WHY?
Under R10 bargains
I found some nostalgia in the form of a Pumpkin Patch vinyl record for R2 and a little kids drum for R6. The idea is to turn the tiny drum into some form of light fitting for somewhere behind my bar. Or it could be used a prop in a video. I seriously don’t know what to do with the plaat, but Aunty Laurel is hot. Maybe I’ll put it up in my bedroom…
Cadac Potjie
Cadac no. 2 potjies seem to go for around just under 500 bucks. They have a capacity of 5.3 litres and bonus points for fitting on top of the Cadac potjie Cooker top if you’re into gas or camping vibes. Or if you live in Faerie Glen and are still without electricity. How long has it been now? A Week again?

Overall a great public holiday, well spent in Snor City! If I do make some rough calculations, I managed to save myself just over 5 grand! And then I bombed out in front of the TV and became the best potato ever…

Head over to
the Plumlist if you want to potate. Check out more pickings from where we harvest our weekly top 10. See it as our little veg garden, full of potatoes:
#10 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)
Eddie Redmayne reprises his role as Newt Scamander, the author of Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, the textbook we first saw in the Harry Potter series. Set decades before Harry was born, the Fantastic Beasts films focus on Newt as he is sent by Albus Dumbledore to stop the evil wizard Gellert Grindelwald in his quest for total control of all muggles and magical beings.
On DStv Now & Showmax
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 #9 The Expanse
Described as the “best sci-fi show you’re not watching”, the fourth season of The Expanse is now on Amazon Prime. The series is based on the books by Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck (published under the pseudonym James SA Corey) and is one of the most beloved in the science fiction community, both for its characters and for its world-building.
On Amazon Prime
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#8 6 Underground
Netflix is making a list, checking it twice, and on its wishlist is every iconic director in Hollywood. Case in point: Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman that was released in November. And now, with 6 Underground, Michael Bay, who is synonymous with the big action movie (see: Armageddon, Bad Boys, just about all the Transformers movies).
 On Netflix
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 #7 Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Television’s most delightfully quirky cop squad are a beacon of wholesome joy amongst the modern smorgasbord of often dark, morally ambiguous television dramedies.
On Showmax
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 #6 Brexit: The Uncivil War
Oscar nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (Patrick Melrose) stars as political strategist Dominic Cummings, who leads a popular but controversial campaign to convince British voters to leave the European Union. The movie goes behind the scenes of the Leave and Remain campaigns leading up to the 2016 referendum.
On Netflix & Shommax
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 #5 The Marvellous Mrs Maisel
The first season of the hit show about Miriam “Midge” Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan) saw Midge’s career as a comedian begin to blossom. In the second season, she continues to make waves in the 1950s comedy scene with her quick wit and hilarious stand-up performance.
On Amazon Prime
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 4#Vikings
The final season of epic Norse saga Vikings is here, direct to Showmax with episodes 1 and 2 available now and episodes 3-10 being added every Thursday. What should you expect? Ragnar Lothbrok’s sons will be wrapping up their destinies… in war. They’re vikings, and pillaging, plundering and all-out chaos is the name of the game for the boys.
 On Showmax
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 #3 Bohemian Rhapsody
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences agreed, and Rami Malek took home the Oscar for Best Actor, making him the first actor of Arabic heritage to do so, for his role as Freddie Mercury in this celebration of one of the greatest bands of the 20th Century, Queen, and their iconic frontman.
On DStv Now
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 #2 Family Guy
Seth MacFarlane created his Family Guy animated series way back in 1999 and it’s still going strong. While the Griffins are fictional – they have a talking dog, come on – Seth tackles real-world problems and situations that make the show accessible to everyone.
 On Showmax
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 #1 The Righteous Gemstones
Being a man (or woman) of the cloth doesn’t mean you have to take a vow of poverty anymore – in fact, big churches are big business. And that means big problems for the family in charge of a network of megachurches who are just a bit too interested in the trappings of money and power.
On Showmax
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Our randomized trailer pick of the week

Each week we take a number from 1 to 10 from our list of suggestions and put it through a randomizer to choose a trailer to show you. This week it landed on our number 7 spot, Brooklyn Nine-Nine!

Set in the fictional 99th Precinct of the New York City Police Department in Brooklyn, Brooklyn Nine-Nine follows a team of detectives headed by the overly serious, newly-appointed Captain Raymond Holt (Andre Braugher). The detectives include Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg), who has a high rate of making successful arrests and solving cases, despite his relaxed, carefree and childish attitude. He eventually falls for his stern by-the-book nerdy but loveable partner, Amy Santiago (Melissa Fumero). The hard-working but timid Charles Boyle (Joe Lo Truglio) is partnered with his crush, the stoic, aggressive and stern, Rosa Diaz (Stephanie Beatriz). The pair of older Detectives, Michael Hitchcock (Dirk Blocker) and Norm Scully (Joel McKinnon Miller) often seem incompetent, stupid and lazy, but have solved more cases over the years simply because they have been on the job much longer. The detectives report to Sergeant Terry Jeffords (Terry Crews), a gentle giant and devoted family man who initially has a phobia of going back to active field police work for fear of being killed in the line of duty and leaving his children fatherless. The precinct also includes sarcastic and dominating civilian administrator Gina Linetti (Chelsea Peretti), who dislikes her job, prioritizes her social media, and believes that dancing is her life goal.:

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