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 Post subject: Where can I buy sporting equipment?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:49 pm 
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Hellooo. I need to buy a yoga mat and small (1.5-2kg) weights. I'm looking on Amazon and best deal I can find is about 15 GBP each. Can I do better by buying from a store in London? If so, do you have recommendations for where to go? Thanks!

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:58 pm 
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if you have a tk maxx near you, they often have yoga mats for a lot less than that (or at least, the branches in and around manchester do) and sometimes weights too but the nature of the place means that you've no guarantees they'll have them at any given time. might be worth a look though.

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Big supermarkets are worth a look too. Tesco often have that kind of thing.


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Sports Direct? They have yoga mats for £5, and I know I've seen weights in store (though for some reason online, they only sell 'large' and extra large'??).

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Sports direct are pretty cheap as are supermarkets, especially Tesco. What about argos?


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Sarah-Jane wrote:
Sports direct are pretty cheap as are supermarkets, especially Tesco. What about argos?


Yes, Argos! I got a yoga mat & weights from there recently after much research into where was cheapest!

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 Post subject: Re: Where can I buy sporting equipment?
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Awesome! I know there's a TK Maxx somewhat near my boyfriend's house (I loveee that it's TK Maxx there but TJ Maxx in America...what is that about!!!) but I'll look for a Sports Direct too. Yay thanks everyone you just saved me so much money.

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You can actually get stuff like that in Asda. I think my yoga mat came from Tesco and I got some weights from Argos. I've seen small weights in charity shops.

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 Post subject: Re: Where can I buy sporting equipment?
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Gulliver was your Tesco one good and sticky? As long as it doesn't get slippery from sweaty hands that's good.

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I bought a £9.99 one from Sports Direct that was plenty tacky.

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Great!

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Sports Direct.... do you think they have a sale on?


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 Post subject: Re: Where can I buy sporting equipment?
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Nah, not unless Dreams and DFS do too - and what are the chances of that, eh?

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RandiJM wrote:
Gulliver was your Tesco one good and sticky? As long as it doesn't get slippery from sweaty hands that's good.
I sweat like a hooker in church and I haven't fallen off it yet!

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Hahah!

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I wonder who sweats more: a hooker in a church or a vicar in a whorehouse?


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I wonder who sweats more: a hooker in a church or a vicar in a whorehouse?
What is a vicar doing in a whorehouse? Is he in a missionary position?

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I am astonished at the number of UK PPKers who own yoga mats. Is there some use for them other than yoga that I don't know about?

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Well I need it for all my exercise videos, not just yoga, bc I'll have wood floors.

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Meggs wrote:
Sports Direct.... do you think they have a sale on?


I went today and I think the Chancery Lane store is closing, bc they had "Everything Must Go!" signs plastering the walls and everything was 50% off! Amazing! I got a mat for 7 and a set of weights for 10. So pleased. Also, there was a Holland & Barrett on that street and I found a peppermint cream Fry's bar! Finally get to try.

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