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Way Cool Vacuum Tube Bluetooth & Traditional Amplifier From Hammacher Schlemmer.

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Click to access the HS product page.


Amazon has something similar — but not as cool looking and for a rare change at the same price as HS. Click for Amazon product listing.


As I have mentioned previously I continue to get e-mails from dear Hammacher Schlemmer though I have not bought anything from them for years. They, however, quite astutely, have stopped sending me the printed catalogue and that is a shame because we all enjoyed looking through it.

This arrived today and I had to look. Way cool. I have to keep it mind if our 12-year old Bose Wave sound system eventually packs up. This with a CD-changer could be quite the system.

Just wanted to share. Enjoy 


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A Wine Decanter For The Truly Decadent.

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Click image for the ‘Hammacher Schlemmer’ listing …


They have given up sending me the printed catalogue (having worked out, after 12-years, that I am a lost cause) but they still send me e-mail promotions on a regular basis.

Of course, this caught my eye. How could it not. I had to go look.

Very nice. Nice price too. $600.

I have one problem with it. We are talking a wine decanter. Inebriated folks. Would be embarrassing if you knocked it over or dropped it! That would be the second reason I wouldn’t get one.

What about YOU? Would you get one?


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If You Really Want A ‘Storm Glass’ But Balk At The $149 Hammacher Schlemmer Version.

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Click image to access their catalogue entry.


From Amazon, and I think this looks even cooler and at $25 you couldn’t go wrong. Click to ENLARGE.


Another from Amazon, and it looks pretty classy too. $10 more than the other. Click to ENLARGE.


Or you could make your own in a test tube. Click image to access original.


As I have mentioned previously I continue to get e-mails from dear Hammacher Schlemmer though I have not bought anything from them for years. They, however, quite astutely, have stopped sending me the printed catalogue and that is a shame because we all enjoyed looking through it.

So, today I got this e-mail promoting the ‘HMS Beagle‘ (as in Darwin) Storm Glass. I am a sucker for anything related to the ‘Beagle’ and had to have a look. It looked neat but I knew that there was no way I would spend $150 on one. So, tonight, when I had some time I get Googling and Amazoning. From prior experience I knew that you could typically find H-S offerings, for considerably less, at Amazon.

I didn’t find the ‘Beagle’ version, but there are quite a few other variants at Amazon for much, much less money. A few look even cooler though you will not have the ‘Beagle’ bragging rights.

I also then found this article on how they work and how you could build your own.

So, I wanted to share what I found in case you too might be interested in a ‘Storm Glass’.


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Finally Succumbing To Hammacher Schlemmer — I NEED These Life Coaching Glasses To Get My Life On Track.

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Click to access product description or READ IT BELOW.


Click to ENLARGE and read here.


These I need.

So, I am finally going to succumb to Hammacher Schlemmer. After manfully resisting their temptations for decades, I have to get these.

They are, as with all things Hammacher Schlemmer expensive BUT how can YOU put a price on this.

This is what I need to get my sorry life hopefully back on track. I will keep you posted.


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Iconic, British Red & Irish Green Telephone/Telefon Booths/Boxes For Sale.

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Irish Green from Hammacher Schlemmer for $6,000! Click to access their Webpage.


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The more famous British red available from multiple sources for 1/2 the price! Click for this listing. Google for many more, including those on eBay.


My interest, as ever, was piqued when I got my usual e-mail ‘alert’ from (dear) Hammacher Schlemmer.

$6,000 seemed a bit stiff. I thought they sold the red ones too. Couldn’t find it on their online catalogue. But easy enough to find them at other places.

Of course I would much rather have a red.

Interesting. The green is cute.


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“Outback Oilskin Vest” In “National Geographic” Catalogue 40% Less At “Boot Barn”.

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“National Geographic” 2016 catalogue. Use link below to access original. Click image to ENLARGE and read here.

Click here to access the “National Geographic” catalogue.
This is on Page 59.


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Click to access “Boot Barn” listing.


Given that we are longtime (continuous) subscribers to the “National Geographic” (one of the few magazines which we now subscribe too) and that we regularly (around Christmas) buy stuff from the Catalogue we get all the NatG shopping catalogues, via mail, without fail. Deanna and I both thumb through them to see what catches our eyes.

This vest caught my fancy. I wear vests and wear them quite a bit. All those pockets appealed to me — especially these days with all the camera paraphernalia that I carry. And my birthday is coming up.

As soon as Deanna and Devanee worked out what I wanted they were on their phones … checking. Devanee found the “Boot Barn” offering at once!

NatG, who charges for shipping based on the dollar value of the item, wanted $18.95 for shipping & handling. So their total price was $147.95.

It was FREE shipping with “Boot Barn” and Deanna managed to get a $10 discount by signing up for their e-mail promotions. So she got it, with shipping, for $89.99. That is quite a difference in price.

Yes, I appreciate that with NatG I am also paying towards ALL the GREAT WORK they do. But …. $57.96 is a fair chunk of change.

Just letting you know.

I have found this same mark up, of course, with the Hammacher Schlemmer catalogue. You can find most things cheaper at Amazon.


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Steam Powered Viking Ship From Hammacher Schlemmer — V. Cool But Perverse.

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Click to ENLARGE and ADMIRE here.


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Click to ENLARGE and read here. Go to: hammacher.com IF you want to buy one. Yes, I will gladly give you my mailing address IF you want to send me one. SMILE.


I haven’t owned a steam powered toy in a long time. Yes, IF I didn’t spend so much money on cameras I convince myself that I was justified in having one of these.

But this one CRACKED ME up.

Yes, beautifully crafted … but so PERVERSE (even by the ‘dear’ (and dear they are indeed)) standards of HS.

It is billed as a ‘Longship’ BUT it isn’t very long.

And then the ultimate in ironies.

The poor Vikings never knew steam power!

Hammacher Schlemmer! You guys are such a treat. 


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Hammacher Schlemmer ‘Tibetan Singing Bowl’ For $200.

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Got this today in my inbox per the frequent e-mails I get from Hammacher Schlemmer — though I am NOT a customer.

I do remember having encountered these very compelling bowls during my time in Thailand, many decades ago. Wow, $200.

On a whim and a hunch I checked it out on eBay. Wow. Wow. Wow.

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That is one heck of a difference in price. I had mentioned this before, i.e., that I have seen HS products cheaper on Amazon. But this QUITE the difference. Maybe I will get one on eBay. Not that I have room left in the house!


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Annual Post-Christmas Sale At Hammacher Schlemmer Offers Some Interesting Price.

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Click to ENLARGE and goggle at. Find the sale at: hammacher.com


As I have often mentioned I get regular (i.e., at least once a week (it seems) e-mails from Hammacher Schlemmer — though I am NOT a customer. I do have to confess that I do enjoy seeing what they offer, since these are indeed what I would readily buy IF I had the money.

Yesterday and today I got e-mails about their up to 80% off Annual Sale — which they refer to, unashamedly, as their “Rather Famous“. Well as you can see they do appear to have made some deep discounts THOUGH it begs the question whether these items were ever worth more than what they are listed at now. Also, I have found that you can buy the same, if NOT very similar items, on Amazon for less — though, of course, by doing so you lose the cachet of having the satisfaction and bragging-rights of having bought it from the ‘Jewish Catalogue’, as the kids call it (because of its name). Yes, we get printed copies of the catalogue, in the mail, and the kids love to look at what rich kids get for Christmas (if not Hanukkah). 


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Two Irresistible Adult Toys From Hammacher Schlemmer — Mamod Steamroller & Remote Controlled Fishing.

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I get e-mails from Hammacher Schlemmer few times a week — though I am NOT a customer. I think they are working on the assumptions that one of these days I will crack. Yes, sometimes it is torture. I really would like these two toys. The remote-controlled boat would be a HOOT at our lake, Halfmoon, in the Summer.

I have seen toy working steamrollers. They are cute — though I am not sure whether they are $250 cute. I still have a steam powered Titanic I got my son Matthew 15 years ago. That was fun. You burned alcohol.

Just wanted to share these with you in case you don’t get the e-mails like I do.

Enjoy.


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