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    How to build your carputer at a liquor store

    Struggling with the method for obtaining a suitable remote control on the weekend, and I think I solved the problem.

    I plan on using an IRMan like device and Girder to control the system.

    After toying with my thinking cap, I ventured down to the local electrical discounters (Harvey Norman Homestarters, for the Australians) and asked if they had any orphaned remote controls - controllers that didn't have anything to control. They had a drawer full of them!

    After picking one out (see below), I asked "How much?"

    Seems that it couldn't go through the register, and was practically worthless to them, so I suggested a 6 pack in exchange - deal done

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    I once purchased an old pickup truck for $250 and a 6pack. Sometimes I think the beer is worth more than the money. :-)
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    HAHA!

    That is a GREAT idea....if I didnt already have my credit card sized one, I'd be goin to my local Dick Smiths or Harvey Norman right now!

    haha.......how did u come across this idea?!
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    Originally posted by Jarrod
    how did u come across this idea?!
    I used my brain, and *FLASH* - it happened!

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    Originally posted by C4M
    I used my brain, and *FLASH* - it happened!

    C!
    it sure can do amazing things.. good idea..
    Project - GAME OVER :(

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    i got 2 black and white ccd security cameras for a pack of cigarettes, 2L of coke, and a bag of ice
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    I have done this a few times with cars I have owned. Take the car down to the body shop and get them to shave all the symbols and stickers....all for a 6 pack!
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    I got a TV yesterday for a pint of larger! The sound has gone on it, but i can use a video to send the sound to a hifi... yay! (i can now watch telly in my room)

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    Originally posted by MikeHunt79
    I got a TV yesterday for a pint of larger! The sound has gone on it, but i can use a video to send the sound to a hifi... yay! (i can now watch telly in my room)
    I got a nice 27" no sound TV by similar methods.. it worked for 2 years untill it just kicked about 2 months ago. So I've been with out a tele.. luckily i have a tuner in my computer
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    Originally posted by ShinkunoNamida
    i got 2 black and white ccd security cameras for a pack of cigarettes, 2L of coke, and a bag of ice
    I had to do a double take when I went over the word coke

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