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Best Place to Buy Firecrackers?

By beasley - 3 June 2008 39

Hi,

I am looking to get a decent bag of crackers to let off over the long weekend.

Can anyone recommend who has the best value around town? From what I have seen, most of the bag prices offer similar quantities.

Thanks

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39 Responses to
Best Place to Buy Firecrackers?
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Skidbladnir 3:43 pm
03 Jun 08
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Minor problems:

Premises are limited to only three days of advertising this year, so giving free plugs on this site early would probably break the law.

Fireworks suppliers are restricted to pre-determined quantities in each bag, the price of which is prettymuch determined by the supplier.

Last year I think the adult stores were offering discounted fireworks with every porn sale, and also packaging some varieties of fireworks only with specific items of merchandise.
(IE: bags of bees a bargain at only $5 when you buy Horny Himalayan Hos III, free dildoes with every fireworks purchase over $250)

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Ingeegoodbee 3:47 pm
03 Jun 08
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Last year I bought a large bag of fireworks from the Onya Bike store in Tuggers. I think it was $75 or $100 and seems to have a pretty good range of stuff in it.

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Woody Mann-Caruso 3:50 pm
03 Jun 08
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I want to know where all the good stuff is. Surely somebody, somewhere does under-the-counter old-school M-80s? I can’t take another year of fountains, fountains and fountains.

Then again, I seem to recall there were some really good ones in the bags last year – we were quite surprised at the bangs and display. I think I put the empty shells away so I’d remember what they were next time. Have to check the garage.

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Skidbladnir 4:06 pm
03 Jun 08
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Woody Mann-Caruso said :

I want to know where all the good stuff is. Surely somebody, somewhere does under-the-counter old-school M-80s? I can’t take another year of fountains, fountains and fountains.

Yes, yes they do.

But I’m not telling where, as its against the law and I will not nark them in, especially not in a public forum.

But as with any subset of illegal behaviour, its a matter of not just knowing who to ask but how to ask also.

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shanefos 4:17 pm
03 Jun 08
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Woo hoo… Can’t wait for another extended period of mindless twats blowing sh!t up.

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Overheard 4:57 pm
03 Jun 08
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I was resisting doing the ‘bah humbug’ thing, but the alternative to buying the fireworks is to a) set fire to $100 in notes of mixed denominations, b) make a lot of loud popping, crackling and fizzing noises with your mouth, then c) go around your neighbourhood and terrorise random, unsuspecting animals.

(I used to love fireworks when I was younger, but I went right off them ten years ago when thanks to the moronic single-celled organisms that lived in my (then) neck of Kambah blew everything within sight up or out of the ground at all hours of the night, and my beloved kelpie got super-spooked and ended up under the wheels of a car, resulting in lots of needless pain and suffering, $$$$$s of medical bills, and finally the lethal shot to put her out of her misery. F#$%^&* C*&^-Sm*&ers…)

As for the Fyshwich stores’ cross-promotion mentioned above, I have it on good authority there was a printing error on the title on the order forms for that particular film, and apparently “Horny Himalayan Hoes III” was ultimately only of benefit to Nepalese rose farmers with perverted gardening implement fetishes.

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Ari 5:03 pm
03 Jun 08
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Overheard said :

“Horny Himalayan Hoes III”

… featuring the largest peaks in the world!

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kenneth 5:34 pm
03 Jun 08
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Skidbladnir said :

Minor problems:

Premises are limited to only three days of advertising this year, so giving free plugs on this site early would probably break the law.

They are already advertising in the Canberra Times.

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stonedwookie 5:43 pm
03 Jun 08
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awwwww i missed out on my free porn lasthere ripped off lol

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Vic Bitterman 5:54 pm
03 Jun 08
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There’s a dedicated shop being setup in the Homeworld Centre in Tuggeranong, next to the Camping store. Dunno what their prices will be though….

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seekay 6:44 pm
03 Jun 08
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“Premises are limited to only three days of advertising this year, so giving free plugs on this site early would probably break the law.”

Jesus H F**king Christ! When did this site become so priggish? I’d love to see Consumer Affairs or the OH&S zealots or whoever try to prove in court that a posting recommending a fireworks outlet on this site was actually an advertisement.

The fact that ordinary punters can still buy fireworks in the ACT is one of the few things going for this place.

Where can you get the biggest, best, brightest and noisiest? We want our backyard to look like Hiroshima when we’re finished on Saturday night!

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Woody Mann-Caruso 7:24 pm
03 Jun 08
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I will not nark them in especially not in a public forum

Could you nark them in to me privately? 😉

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Pandy 8:07 pm
03 Jun 08
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I hope there are LOTS of big bangers this year.

The Government said that this is it: if you stoopid cretin children can not behave responsibly this time around, they will be banned.

Bring it on.

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bd84 8:40 pm
03 Jun 08
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Skidbladnir said :

Woody Mann-Caruso said :

I want to know where all the good stuff is. Surely somebody, somewhere does under-the-counter old-school M-80s? I can’t take another year of fountains, fountains and fountains.

Yes, yes they do.

But I’m not telling where, as its against the law and I will not nark them in, especially not in a public forum.

But as with any subset of illegal behaviour, its a matter of not just knowing who to ask but how to ask also.

Always are, probably why fireworks have been going off around my neighbourhood for the past 4 days or so. Didn’t the CT catch one of the retailers at it a few years ago and then the authorities did nothing about it?

seekay said :

Where can you get the biggest, best, brightest and noisiest? We want our backyard to look like Hiroshima when we’re finished on Saturday night!

I could come to your place with a jerrycan of petrol and some matches and yell *BANG* if you want?

I used to love watching the fireworks as a kid.. mostly of other people because my parents didn’t like burning their cash in large quantities. These days they sell them for 1 week and you hear them for the next 3 months blowing up letterboxes and other property at 2am. The Government can’t control them, the police are stretched as it is so they can’t do anything and a large number of people can’t do the right thing, so they can do away with them all together for all I care.

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eh_steve 10:58 pm
03 Jun 08
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Adam and Eve is always the cheapest, they claim to have half price fireworks. Not sure if they are THAT much cheaper, but you definitely get more bang for your buck *can’t believe nobody has used that pun yet* and you walk away with quite a significant amount more than from other places. I’ve never taken them up on the free DVD offer, but there’s that too.

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