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Hammacher Schlemmer Top 10 Most Viewed Unexpected Items Of 2015.

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by Anura Guruge


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Click image to access the ‘Hammacher Schlemmer’ Website/catalog.


As I have mentioned previously I am, for reasons that baffle me, on the Hammacher Schlemmer mailing and catalog list. I am way, way, way TOO POOR to afford anything that they have to sell. Long time ago I bought a supposedly folding, crank to generate electricityslot-car racing kit from them — for the kits. It was fun and it worked but it did NOT fold as well as was portrayed and that was the main reason for getting it. Being able to fold it, near ‘flat’, and put it away when it was not being used. Deanna insisted on returning it. This was maybe 6 years ago. Have not ordered anything from them since. I would LOVE that ‘Barbecue Dining Boat‘. $50,000! Yep, pigs would fly.

Plus to be honest the SAME ITEMS are available on Amazon for the same price, if not less. Yes, I plan to get some ‘Sidewinding Circular Skates‘ for the kids. Given my Prime membership (not to mention shareholding of Amazon) it would just be easier for me to get them from Amazon. 


IF I Had $125,000 Lying Around I Would Definitely Get One Of These Kid’s Size Monster Trucks.

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by Anura Guruge


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Given my ever precarious and often pitiful pecuniary circumstances, I, by and large, live my life vicariously through the pages of (and e-mails from) ‘Hammacher Schlemmer’ catalog. Why they sent it to us, and have done so for years, totally defeats me. We are so way out of their demographics it is laughable. So when I saw this today, I was tickled. Wow. That looks like so much fun. Cheap at half the price. Would love to see one, but unlikely to see one in this neighbourhood.

This would be so perfect for Halloween. I would drive the kids around in this for ‘Trick-or-Treat’. Just think of the tricks you could do with this littl’ puppy if you didn’t get any candy.

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Click to access the ‘Hammacher Schlemmer’ product page for this Monster Truck.


The Perfect, Must Have, Go Anywhere Golfcart, Actually A Hovercraft, For The Lakes Region, N.H.

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Other Hammacher Schlemmer Posts:
1/ ‘Orbital Watches’ — June 5, 2013.
2/ $28,000 turntable — May 1, 2013.


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As I keep on saying I really never understood why Hammacher Schlemmer send me their “Rich Man’s” catalogue (and sometimes even e-mail, as was the case yesterday). I am way outside their demographics. But, I do get perverse pleasure in perusing it to see all the things that I can’t afford. This golf cart would be perfect for me. If I had one I would not have to huff and puff up Prospect Mountain. I could do my ‘jog’ in this! It will also go in the water. Wow. The price isn’t that bad. There are folks that pay twice as much for stupid German crates with four wheels. I am sure we will see one around here soon. I wouldn’t be surprised if we didn’t see a flock of them on a bay with people playing golf on the lake. You can get balls that float … right? I am not a golfer. I tried it decades ago, but it didn’t do much for me. I prefer to hit balls that are coming at me — as in cricket.

Cute, Ultra-Modernistic, ‘Orbital’ Watches From Hammacher Schlemmer

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As I have said before, I am not sure why Hammacher Schlemmer perseveres in sending me their printed catalog and frequent e-mails. I am way off their target demographics. The above two watches were in an e-mail that I got this morning.

There are nice, but not my style — at least these days. Yes, I have been known to wear digital watches and even had one that displayed a full month calendar, but I am into ‘classic’ watches, in my old age, and the watch I wear most often is 25 years old.

I like Skeleton watches and have a couple of cheap, and by that I mean less than $5, Chinese imitations. They are not very good but look half-way decent.

If You Have $28,000 Burning A Hole In Your Pocket, You May Want To Consider Getting One Of These.

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It is the featured, cover item in the latest issue of the Hammacher Schlemmer catalog. I never did understand why we are on their distribution list since we are way outside their demographics. This is a catalog for the rich. Not last Christmas, but the Christmas before, I kind of felt guilty that I keep on getting the catalog so I ordered one of their cheaper offerings — a supposedly foldable, portable, crank-powered slot-car racing kit. The kids like slot cars, but they tend to destroy the track. The promise of this kit was that the track neatly folded back into a case so that it would not be lying around to be stepped on. Here, I found a picture.


It was fun, especially being able to adjust the speed of the cars by how fast you cranked — but the track sure did not fold back, neatly, into the case as promised. I would have get it. But, Deanna was having none of it. As far as she was concerned it did not do what it was supposed to do. In general she, being American, takes care of returns. I have never really mastered the whole notion and always feel bad if I have to return something. I think that is my British upbringing. I gather Hammacher Schlemmer was outstanding and gave us a full refund — including the shipping. I am impressed.

Now this $28,000 gizmo is a counterbalanced turntable for vinyl records — the World’s only counterbalanced turntable. Wow. The counter-rotating platters, like duo-props on a boat, eliminate sonic aberrations. I am not sure I buy all of that. Long, long time ago, before I had any kids and had at least three rather healthy sources of income, I used to dabble in high-end British hi-fi equipment, such as Naim.

More or less what I had bought c. 1982.

Naim amplifiers, then and now, only have ONE knob — that for volume. You don’t adjust anything else because you would only be messing around with near-perfection. I used to use a Linn Sondek LP12 as my turntable, which also featured a suspended turntable.

The Lin, 30 years ago, cost a few thousand. I see that they are now selling for about $12,000. So that is still less than 1/2 the price. I bet you could not tell the sound difference between a Lin and the $28K turntable — none of our hearing, despite what we think, is that good. One of these days I really should round this post off by talking of the exquisite Linn Isobarik Speakers.