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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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Anna Key 10:37 pm 03 Dec 09

Just visit Wanniassa playing fields most weekends, usually around 4-4.30am. I’m sure the lads can tell you where to get some

p1 4:39 pm 03 Dec 09

I’ll add it to my list of mail order products to have sent to the house of people I dislike.

S4anta 2:54 pm 03 Dec 09

Skidbladnir said :

Importation of fireworks into Australia, highly illegal without permit.
Expect some kind of criminal charge on discovery.

All incoming mail gets checked by Customs anyway.
Expect to receive some kind of heavy fine\criminal charge on discovery if they find something in non-compliance.

Transporting undisclosed explosives within Australia by postal service, highly illegal.
Expect some kind of criminal charge on discovery.

Importation of fireworks into the ACT, now illegal.
Expect criminal charges on discovery.

Usage of explosives in the ACT without permit.
Expect criminal charges when the neighbours complain.

Anyone to following bayoupet’s advice is probably going to get nailed to the wall.

(Also, now that consumer fireworks are completely illegal in the ACT, the information previously posted in this thread is completely defunct anyway)

Now that the fun police have finished, good luck to anyone willing to have a go.

Skidbladnir 11:19 am 03 Dec 09

Importation of fireworks into Australia, highly illegal without permit.
Expect some kind of criminal charge on discovery.

All incoming mail gets checked by Customs anyway.
Expect to receive some kind of heavy fine\criminal charge on discovery if they find something in non-compliance.

Transporting undisclosed explosives within Australia by postal service, highly illegal.
Expect some kind of criminal charge on discovery.

Importation of fireworks into the ACT, now illegal.
Expect criminal charges on discovery.

Usage of explosives in the ACT without permit.
Expect criminal charges when the neighbours complain.

Anyone to following bayoupet’s advice is probably going to get nailed to the wall.

(Also, now that consumer fireworks are completely illegal in the ACT, the information previously posted in this thread is completely defunct anyway)

p1 10:26 am 03 Dec 09

Mmmmm, a French mail order firework site. Very temped, but don’t feel like being locked up.

bayoupet 2:56 am 03 Dec 09

i could get my Firecrackers from Purple Magus.

just have a look at this website, it is interesting : purplemagus.free.fr

bayoupet.

BerraBoy68 2:39 pm 07 Mar 09

trashtrash said :

skidbladnir, can you email me contact details for anyone with decent crackers…?

Noting you’re only going to buy, and use, them on the Queen’s birthday weekend, of course?!

trashtrash 11:52 am 07 Mar 09

skidbladnir, can you email me contact details for anyone with decent crackers…?

Mr Evil 11:23 am 24 Jun 08

stonedwookie said :

lastyear adam and eve sold me fireworks but they were dodgey dont buy your crackers there!.
like they sell you a firework with say 20 tubes on but it will say 10 shots on the package so only half of it goes off making all the fireworks they sold me twice as small as they looked talk about a scam

Yep, it’s a harsh cruel world out there, but I think you’ll get over it eventually.

stonedwookie 10:25 pm 23 Jun 08

lastyear adam and eve sold me fireworks but they were dodgey dont buy your crackers there!.
like they sell you a firework with say 20 tubes on but it will say 10 shots on the package so only half of it goes off making all the fireworks they sold me twice as small as they looked talk about a scam

Baconer 12:34 pm 09 Jun 08

Adam and Eve are not the best prices for bags (keep note for next year). They claim 50-60% off normal prices but a store around the back of the Higgins Shops sells the same bags in all the same sizes for $20-$30 cheaper (depending on the size).

Also the quality has gone up from previous years, our bags only had 2 or 3 fountains and the rest were the entertaining “Flaming Ball” style.

As most likely already stated, this year was a trial run, if too many incidents regarding property damage occurred, fireworks would be off indefinitely.

If you don’t enjoy the fireworks, instead of whining about it and ruining it for the rest of us just simply lock yourselves in your house, close your curtains, pump up the Brahm, pour a nice glass of Chardon and revel in your superior dignified refinement. Do not fear, you will always be better then us cretins who enjoy bright, colorful lights and loud noises…

montana 11:58 am 06 Jun 08

thats funny the queens birthday holiday is on monday but you’re not allowed to let them off on that day?

beasley 11:06 am 06 Jun 08

If the Government is going to introduce these laws restricting time and day of use and purchasing, they could at least do a little bit more to advertise the fact.

Forcing advertisers to treble their media buy to sell the Government message is just wrong.

beasley 11:04 am 06 Jun 08

Heard an ad on the radio this morning for Sportsman Warehouse selling them. The disclaimer at the end was the longest in history maybe twice as long as the ad itself – obviosuly a new requirement.

Anyway, I learnt that you can only let them off between 5 and 9 on saturday and Sunday only. Must be a Canberra resident to buy them and the selling hours are also limited to this Fri, Sat and Sun.

montana 10:42 am 06 Jun 08

when are we allowed to let them off? i heard the time has changed to between 5pm and 9pm on saturday and sunday only, is this right?

hingo 7:57 am 05 Jun 08

For people out Gungahlin way, you can get them at Denman Cellars. Booze and fireworks, is there any better combination?

Woody Mann-Caruso 9:48 pm 04 Jun 08

Yeah, but they’re nowhere near as cool as you remember when you were a kid.

fabforty 8:55 pm 04 Jun 08

Do they still make parachutes ? They were the BEST !!!

someoneincanb 8:11 pm 04 Jun 08

Saw this afternoon you can buy them at Tuggers hyperdome already. There was a stall set up in the middle of the walkway near Coles selling pre-packaged set-price bags. I was under the impression they weren’t purchasable until Friday but from this topic I’m getting the impression its just about when you can legally advertise….

Bring on lots of totally huge awesome ones with a lot of bang. I don’t need to buy any, I get enough kicks watching every other house set ’em off. (obviously I haven’t been in Canberra long enough yet).

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