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Re: "I'm never shopping THERE again!" Share your story!
« Reply #6030 on: August 09, 2014, 06:24:45 PM »
Good Old Games (www.gog.com) specializes in making old games cheap, legally available, and updated to work on modern computers.  Master of Orion II is on there and is well worth the money  ;D

I'm still not sure I should thank you or not  ;) - Gog has the roller coaster tycoon game I've been looking after (I still have the game on CD but they don't run on my computer), and I'm not sure yet I trust myself on owning it again, I've spent hundreds of hours on RCT1 and RCT2 but I don't have so much free time now.

When DH and I first discovered GOG we went a little nuts. Dungeon Keeper was my first download!

Oh my word.....they have Populous.  And King's Quest.  *dives in*  That site is dangerous.
King's Quest!?! Aargh! I love those games!
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Re: "I'm never shopping THERE again!" Share your story!
« Reply #6031 on: August 09, 2014, 08:18:57 PM »
Good Old Games (www.gog.com) specializes in making old games cheap, legally available, and updated to work on modern computers.  Master of Orion II is on there and is well worth the money  ;D

I'm still not sure I should thank you or not  ;) - Gog has the roller coaster tycoon game I've been looking after (I still have the game on CD but they don't run on my computer), and I'm not sure yet I trust myself on owning it again, I've spent hundreds of hours on RCT1 and RCT2 but I don't have so much free time now.

When DH and I first discovered GOG we went a little nuts. Dungeon Keeper was my first download!

Oh my word.....they have Populous.  And King's Quest.  *dives in*  That site is dangerous.

And Caesar, and Pharoh!!!! city building games were my downfall :)   (sorry to derail thread...)

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Re: "I'm never shopping THERE again!" Share your story!
« Reply #6032 on: August 09, 2014, 09:33:31 PM »
Good Old Games (www.gog.com) specializes in making old games cheap, legally available, and updated to work on modern computers.  Master of Orion II is on there and is well worth the money  ;D

I'm still not sure I should thank you or not  ;) - Gog has the roller coaster tycoon game I've been looking after (I still have the game on CD but they don't run on my computer), and I'm not sure yet I trust myself on owning it again, I've spent hundreds of hours on RCT1 and RCT2 but I don't have so much free time now.

When DH and I first discovered GOG we went a little nuts. Dungeon Keeper was my first download!

Oh my word.....they have Populous.  And King's Quest.  *dives in*  That site is dangerous.

And Caesar, and Pharoh!!!! city building games were my downfall :)   (sorry to derail thread...)

Pharaoh is probably STILL my favorite city-building game of all time.  I have it on CD, still, but downloaded it from there also because it was on sale that day and I was too lazy to dig the CD out  :P

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« Reply #6033 on: August 09, 2014, 10:58:41 PM »
Thanks for the good old games link, Slartibartfast. Just downloaded quest for glory series. Will go searching for more old favourites later.  :)

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Re: "I'm never shopping THERE again!" Share your story!
« Reply #6034 on: August 12, 2014, 01:06:09 AM »
I'm 34 and I still have oily horribly acne prone skin. I have to be extremely careful about what moisturiser I use after washing my face, because even the slightest bit of the wrong kind of oil in the product will make me break out. About 10 years ago, I stumbled onto one moisturiser that doesn't make me break out at all. It's stupidly expensive (well, on my budget it is) and comes in a tiny bottle, but it works, so I'll pay for it. It's hard to find so when I find a place that stocks it, I tend to keep going back there for my supplies.

There is only one local nail/beauty salon near me stocks it. I was running low and went in there a month ago and asked them if they had any in stock. Nope, not yet, next week, definitely!

I go back a week later. Oh no, the lady who does the ordering is coming in later today, we'll put an order in and it'll be here next week!

I go back a week later. Oh no, the order should be arriving next week, definitely!

I go back a week later. Oh, we ordered every other product in the range except the single one you wanted that you've been asking about repeatedly over for the last month. Would you like us to put in an order for it next week?

I stalked out in disgust and now I have to either drive an hour across the city to the only other place I know of that might stock it, or brave the aisles of a nearby drug store to figure out something that maybe won't turn my face into a disaster zone. The problem is that every other product I've tried that claims to help with acne has caused me to have outbreaks.

<sigh> I've decided I need to find another moisturiser, instead of being slaved to the whims of whatever beauty shop I can find that maybe stocks it. Now begins the month long trials of expensive moisturisers that may or may not make me break out.  >:(
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Re: "I'm never shopping THERE again!" Share your story!
« Reply #6035 on: August 12, 2014, 01:18:56 AM »
Have you tried ordering it online?
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« Reply #6036 on: August 12, 2014, 01:46:05 AM »
Have you tried ordering it online?
They don't sell it online in my country (and buying it from an overseas website will cost several times as much in shipping and import tax, if they even delivery to my country, many websites refuse to).   :(

The most they offer in my country is a list of stockists, and the only one in my area is the hopeless lot I described above.

I need to find a livable alternative to my dependency on this product anyway.
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« Reply #6037 on: August 12, 2014, 02:34:53 AM »
Have you tried ordering it online?
They don't sell it online in my country (and buying it from an overseas website will cost several times as much in shipping and import tax, if they even delivery to my country, many websites refuse to).   :(

The most they offer in my country is a list of stockists, and the only one in my area is the hopeless lot I described above.

I need to find a livable alternative to my dependency on this product anyway.
Are you able to get a list of the ingredients (or at least the active ingredients) to help in your search to find something similar?

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Re: "I'm never shopping THERE again!" Share your story!
« Reply #6038 on: August 12, 2014, 04:30:18 AM »
Have you tried ordering it online?
They don't sell it online in my country (and buying it from an overseas website will cost several times as much in shipping and import tax, if they even delivery to my country, many websites refuse to).   :(

The most they offer in my country is a list of stockists, and the only one in my area is the hopeless lot I described above.

I need to find a livable alternative to my dependency on this product anyway.
Are you able to get a list of the ingredients (or at least the active ingredients) to help in your search to find something similar?
I never thought of that! Thank you! :)

Although, the first ingredient in the stuff is "bovine colostrum", which to be honest I'm not sure I've ever seen in any other product.  I'll do some googling and see what I can come up with. (Yes, it's a gross idea, but this is the only stuff that's ever worked for my skin, so I usually just try to pretend it's not what it really is).
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Re: "I'm never shopping THERE again!" Share your story!
« Reply #6039 on: August 12, 2014, 05:01:26 AM »
Wolf Way, you're in South Africa, if I remember correctly? I could ask someone I know on a farmer's group (who lives in South Africa) whether they know of anyone who might have cow colostrum, if that helps you any?

Also, this might help your search for new skincare: MooGoo it's an Australian skincare company, which specialise in difficult skin problems.
« Last Edit: August 12, 2014, 05:16:54 AM by Mad Goat Woman »

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Re: "I'm never shopping THERE again!" Share your story!
« Reply #6040 on: August 12, 2014, 05:19:33 AM »
Wolf Way, you're in South Africa, if I remember correctly? I could ask someone I know on a group whether they know of anyone who might have cow colostrum, if that helps you any?
Yes, I am. That's very kind of you. Let me try out the two different "designed for acne prone skin" bottles of moisturiser I bought earlier today for a couple of weeks first. I've been googling and came up with two possible ones that have different ingredients but might work for me. If they don't prove to be viable alternatives, I'll PM you for assistance.  ;D

Also, this might help your search for new skincare: MooGoo it's an Australian skincare company, which specialise in difficult skin problems.
I gotta admit, I laughed outloud at the company name! I think I love them, just for the name. Thanks for the suggestion.

I have a friend going to Australia in the next couple of months and there seem to be suppliers for MooGoo a couple of blocks down the road from her parents, and she's all gung ho about finding me some.  ;D
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Re: "I'm never shopping THERE again!" Share your story!
« Reply #6041 on: August 12, 2014, 05:35:25 AM »
Is there any way to test moisturizers in the store and see what they do?

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« Reply #6042 on: August 12, 2014, 05:42:11 AM »
Is there any way to test moisturizers in the store and see what they do?
I'm going to spin this off to another thread, I don't want to drag this offtopic any further.  :)

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Re: "I'm never shopping THERE again!" Share your story!
« Reply #6043 on: August 12, 2014, 06:20:40 PM »
Oh, my -- they have Baldur's gate,  and Sim city delux.   There goes my free time.

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« Reply #6044 on: August 18, 2014, 07:45:58 PM »
Meanwhile, my favorite game (Master of Orion II, from 1996) still runs on my Windows XP laptop.

Good Old Games (www.gog.com) specializes in making old games cheap, legally available, and updated to work on modern computers.  Master of Orion II is on there and is well worth the money  ;D

Yep. It worked well enough before, but the optimized version is wonderful!
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