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Information on Purchasing Fireworks

By Hexxle - 6 June 2009 99

[First filed: June 05, 2009 @ 10:00}

Now I understand that the legal fireworks trading period is coming in a few days… [ED – This morning in fact]

I’ve been looking at the websites for the suppliers of the two major brands of fireworks (Black Widow and Brothers Pyrotechnics). To those who have bought stuff before, or know anything, where is the best/cheapest place to buy, and what “bag” is the best to get?

The sites I am looking at are:

http://www.ultimatepyrotechnics.com/retail.html, and 
http://www.fireworks.com.au/products.html 

Cheers 

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Information on Purchasing Fireworks
Secret Squirrel 1:08 pm 05 Jun 09

Just got back for checking out Blackwidow, they have a temporary store next to Adam & Eve. At a guess, Davo is probably right. Difficult to compare though, when they’re mostly in mixed bags. I was a sheep and purchased from A&E (the place was packed!), but I think I’ll head back to Blackwidow today as I now see from their flyer that they sell PARACHUTES.

djk 12:01 pm 05 Jun 09

CheersA said :

I think we should have a law that sets a quality standard, limits price and only provides product to people who register in advance to set them off at a particular location. Oh and 10% of all profits to go to the RSPCA. I’d be happy to join in for that. The way it is, is just a state sponsored rip off followed by a state condoned disturbance of the peace.

+1

barking toad 11:56 am 05 Jun 09

Follow #4 & #5 advice

Good excuse to get porn too. And crutchless panties.

Secret Squirrel 11:56 am 05 Jun 09

Inappropriate said :

Frankly I think consumer grade fireworks are too expensive; you simply don’t get bang for ya buck. I’m going to resist the urge and not buy any this year (despite my penchant for blowing things to kingdom-come).

Fine, but this may be the last chance you ever get!

Inappropriate 11:47 am 05 Jun 09

Frankly I think consumer grade fireworks are too expensive; you simply don’t get bang for ya buck. I’m going to resist the urge and not buy any this year (despite my penchant for blowing things to kingdom-come).

Davo111 11:47 am 05 Jun 09

also, Don’t bother looking online. The places selling fireworks move the cars from their car yards and open their doors once a year. If you can’t get to fyshwick, go to Repco, but you’ll pay more there obviously.

Davo111 11:44 am 05 Jun 09

Secret Squirrel said :

Oooh, freaky. I was just going to ask if anyone has been over to A&E to check out their “50-60% off” offer.

It’s not 50-60% off, i’d say its around 10-20% cheaper than everywhere else (well that was the case last year).

Thumper 11:39 am 05 Jun 09

Saigon. Tet. 1968…

Secret Squirrel 11:33 am 05 Jun 09

Just had a look at the http://www.fireworks.com.au/products.html website. Not cheap!!! Are they THAT much better than others available? (and by the looks, if the ACT Gov ban our poppers, we may have to move to NT)

ilmarinen 11:32 am 05 Jun 09

Downtown Baghdad huh? Been there much? And what tanks are the ‘mortar shells’ busting?
Drama drains.. Get a life!

Secret Squirrel 11:29 am 05 Jun 09

Davo111 said :

drive down to adam and eve, they usually have the cheapest stuff i’ve seen. Yes, it’s the Chinese stuff, but they usually throw in a few extras

Oooh, freaky. I was just going to ask if anyone has been over to A&E to check out their “50-60% off” offer.

Davo111 11:19 am 05 Jun 09

drive down to adam and eve, they usually have the cheapest stuff i’ve seen. Yes, it’s the Chinese stuff, but they usually throw in a few extras

CheersA 11:08 am 05 Jun 09

Yeah our neighbours seem to have a supply of tank busting mortar shells, which go off at anoyingly unpredictable times for weeks around this time.

People setting off explosive devices in residential areas? – draws no response from gov or police, ever! apparently.

My point for the anti/pro argument is that the quality of legal fireworks these days has diminshed the joy to be gained by a cracker night to a dissapointing and expensive fizzer.

I think we should have a law that sets a quality standard, limits price and only provides product to people who register in advance to set them off at a particular location. Oh and 10% of all profits to go to the RSPCA. I’d be happy to join in for that. The way it is, is just a state sponsored rip off followed by a state condoned disturbance of the peace.

Anyone who objects to having their fun limited should then be ok with the concept of a police squad going around forcebly taking fireworks off people found using them illegally and fining them heavily (and throwing any who resit into the new slammer for a few days to reflect on their responsibility to the community)

peterh 10:28 am 05 Jun 09

astrojax said :

people round inner norf obviously knew where to get their supplies early, if last night’s pretty constant bangs and whizzes are anything to go by… and in the rain – sheesh!

strangely, eerily quiet on the southside, tuggeranong usually sounds like downtown baghdad… well, kambah does, anyway.

astrojax 10:10 am 05 Jun 09

people round inner norf obviously knew where to get their supplies early, if last night’s pretty constant bangs and whizzes are anything to go by… and in the rain – sheesh!

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