S Shaped Hooks

Search_wI think every one has some kitchen tools that just lie there in some drawer. Mine where stuck in few big cups. I disliked this and wanted to hang them on a wall so I bought a stick that can be placed on wall from IKEA. But hooks cost fortune there (like most of things) so I decided to order few in Ebay.
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Item: 10pcs S Shaped Hooks Kitchen Hanger Storage Holders Organizer Household

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Seller: cy_monsters (98.4% TS)
Price: US $1.29
Shipping: free
Item location: Hong Kong

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Order date: Aug 28, 2016
Estimated: Mon. Sep. 12 – Thu. Oct. 6
Tracking: none
Quantity: 10 in a pack
Paypal name: ZHOUYINGXI

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Delivered: Sep 16, 2016
Package: White plastic bag. Transparent zipped bag.

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Item: Hooks are nice and fit my “stick on the wall” really well. Ends of the hooks’ are sealed so they are not sharp.

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But unfortunately I got only 8 of them instead of 10. But I wrote a letter to the seller about it and we agreed that I will order one more pack (it was way not enough for my tools) and he/she will drop extra two in the pack that are missing.

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Ebay +1 for ends, +1 for price, +1 for seller communication, +1 for fit and being useful. Reality gets +1 for 2 missing pieces.

Tea Filter with Leaf

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When I drink tea at work I usually use loose tea (so I wouldn’t feel paper taste from the bag) and got bored of filtrating it with a spoon or my teeth.
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Item: Silicone Tea Leaf Strainer

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Seller: top1-in (98.9% TS)
Price: US $0.99
Shipping: US $0.89
Item location: Jiangsu CN, China

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Order date: Sep 09, 2015
Estimated: Mon. Sep. 28 – Wed. Oct. 21
Tracking: none
Quantity: 1
Color: Green
Paypal name: SERVICE

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Delivered: Nov 11, 2015
Package: Black plastic bag.

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Item: Cute green silicone leaf design tea filter with metal bottom part with holes to put tea in and get water through. Has small silicone plate to put it on. Works well – no strange taste, closes also really well. After longer usage it gets a bit of tea color on it, as silicone also gets into the tea. But I love it.

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Ebay wins this one 5 to 0. Awesome color, awesome design, works as suppose to, cleans out quite well and goes well with my snail.

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Oil Dispenser

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Oil usage in the cooking is really important – we all want to be healthy right? Right. So I saw that you can spray into the pan – that will cover more space with less oil.
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Item: Oil, Vinegar, Soy, Sources Spray Bottle

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Seller: party-888 (99.1% not TS)
Price: AU $3.81
Shipping: free
Item location: Hong Kong

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Order date: Sep 09, 2015
Estimated: Thu. Sep. 24 – Mon. Oct. 12
Tracking: none
Quantity: 1
Color: orange
Paypal name: SHENZHENEST

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Delivered: Nov 11, 2015
Package: Plastic envelope tided to other package with rope. Had original plastic packaging for selling. As I got it tied with other item I understand its the same seller under different name.

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Item: Orange plastic bottle with a little plate to put it on. It sprays when you push top of it. While I was trying it out with water it was quite good – it sprays very lightly, like a mist. But oil doesn’t work so well – its too dense I guess, I don’t know how to express it. So I use it for soy sauce.

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And that’s the size of disposure

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First of Reality gets one cookie for this thing doesn’t work with oil – and that was the reason I bought it. Other one for being late. Now after that out of the way Ebay gets one for packaging abilities with rope. One for thing being good for anything (like soy sauce). And one for instructions:

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Oil Bottle with Brush

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I was searching for a way to limit oil usage as much as possible, so this looked like a good thing. The idea was that oil would be delivered via brush, so a small amount would be distributed equally.
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ItemCooking brush

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Seller: party-888 (99.1% not TS)
Price: AUD 6.56
Shipping: free
Item location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong

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Order date: Sep 9, 2015
Estimated: Thu. Sep. 24 – Mon. Oct. 12
Tracking: none
Quantity: 1 bottle

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Delivered: Nov 5, 2015
Package: Plastic envelope, paper box inside

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Item: Plastic tube with one end closed and other with hole. One end (the one that’s closed) has a mountable brush, other one has a hole to pure oil out.

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As I was hoping that oil will be going through the brush so this wasn’t exactly it. But in the end I use it and its quite good. I pure oil through one end and brush with other one.

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Ebay gets +1 for the informative box, +1 so I can wash it in dish washing machine, +1 for actually working. Reality gets +1 for being late and +1 for being not exactly it.

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Chai Latte Tea Capsules for Dolce Gusto Coffee Machine

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When I eventually got my machine, as I already mentioned in my previous post, I decided to buy this tea as I have heard about it a lot. Even some of my co workers paid interest in this tea as in most of forums and descriptions this tea is painted as some sort of magic potion.. well maybe I exaggerate a bit, but that’s just me.

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Item: Nescafe Dolce Gusto Chai Latte Tea Capsules (sold lose)

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Sellerbammatdi (99,5 % not TS)
Price: US $22.99 (24 capsules/12 beverages)
Shipping: free
Item location: Portugal

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Though I ordered my Marrakesh Tea from other seller I decided to try some other to find few and have alternative sources for the future.

Order date: Sep 02, 2015
No tracking nr, no estimated time.
Quantity: 24 capsules, 12 beverages.

After order, seller wrote a letter telling that there will be 2 packages arriving and they might be separated.

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Delivery: Oct 12, 2015
Package: 2 packages tied up together. Each hard paper envelope, capsules wraped in bubble wrap.

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Item:  I heard about this tea so much and I already had a coffee which I liked (though I could choose the flavor and vanilla rocks). Though the seller put in the part of the box, which states how much water I should put, but as my machine doesn’t have a dosing lights I wasn’t sure how much I should put in. But well the white foam looks nice.

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You need one milk capsule (white), ten one tea (brown). How about the taste you’d ask? well its nice spices taste – cinnamon and some other. Somehow reminds some sort of cacao (maybe because of the milk). Its sweet even without sugar.  Somehow it smells like Christmas.. Ah ya cinnamon.. But to tell the true somehow it is not that worth of the effort. Its tasty and all, but maybe because I treat myself to chai coffee once in the while (every time I meet up with my friend, so like once in a couple of weeks)  it’s just not that special.

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Reality +1 for being late. The other package from the same country traveled faster. Seller gets one for being creative with the rope. Ebay +1 for being the real thing. Reality strikes with the fact that its not so special. Ebay +1 because it gave me an opportunity to have it, as its not sold in my country.

Snail Shaped Tea Bag Holder

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Its one of those things I found in recommendations as well and I didn’t know I needed before. But it looked reasonably helpful and cute enough to buy.

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Item: Snail Shaped Tea Bag Holder (5 in a pack)

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Seller: happyness8966 (ratio 99% TS)
Price: US $1.43 (for 2 sets, 5 in a set)
Shipping: free
Item location: China

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Order date: Aug 17, 2015
Estimated: Sep 02, 2015 – Sep 17, 2015
Quantity: 2, but that was just because I lack attention to details and didn’t notice that there will be 5 in one set.

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Delivered: Sep 16, 2015

Package: Plastic envelope with bubble wrap inside.
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Item: well they’re cute to tell the first thing. And I already gave two of them to my friend and brought one to my work so they are going to be quite useful I think as well as being cute. Colors are vibrant and bright. And they actually do what they are made for so plus one for that.

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Its easier to take the tea bag with the snail and then unwrap it above the trash bin. No mess no fuss just relaxing muffin taste tea..

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Ebay gets +1 for item being the same as in the picture. +1 for joy of sharing. +1 for being cute and all. +1 for actually serve the purpose. Reality gets one as deep down I know that this is just one more totally unnecessary thing I bought and I should deal with my money better.

Deep Tea Diver – Diver Shaped Tea Filter for Loose Leaf

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Have you noticed that Ebay offers you some stuff according to what you already bought? So this was one of those offerings after I bought my Marrakesh tea. This is one of those times when you had no idea that you need this before someone shows it to you. Ah ant it was so adorable I couldn’t keep my self of it.

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Item: Deep Tea Diver – Tea Filter for Loose Leafs

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Seller: top-1-in (99,1 % TS)
Price: US $2.49
Shipping: US $0.99
Item location: China

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Order date: Jul 31, 2015
Estimated: Aug 18, 2015 – Sep 08, 2015
Tracking: no tracking number
Paypal name in bank statement: SERVICE

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Delivered: Sep 08, 2015

Package: paper envelope with bubble wrap inside.
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Item: package includes a diver and small rubber plate. All of parts except small metallic piece on the bottom of its “oxygen cylinder” are rubber. It has a lot of small holes to get water in and out. I have a big doubt of  cleaning it though – those holes don’t look like easy to clean. But for its first deep dive I chose a different environment:

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Butterfly was quite interested in its new pal, but as it didn’t give food interest disappeared as quickly. My coworkers suggested to put some other stuff in it like glowing marbles or wire up led light and sink it with my fish.. You know what? No body suggest using it by its purpose, so I left that til I get a nice cup.

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Ebay gets +1 for suggesting this item, +1 for being cute item, +1 for quite decent quality, + from Butterfly for being a pal. Reality has one for it being not really practical.. but that might change.