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Gayle......!
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Posted:This is a plea for people to donate any old sock poi to me. I am about to venture on a new era of my life and start teaching dance again with a view to giving up work. One idea i'm looking to try out is to try and incorporate poi into one of the classes. I would like to have some old sock poi for people turning up to the class to play with. I think i would need about 8 sets.



Just the shell of the poi will do, as i can provide weight for them (plus it's cheaper to send). I don't want to spend money on buying new socks for people to use as i'd probably put myself out of pocket by about 20-30 and i'd like to encourage people to buy sets for themselves, hence the reason for asking for old poi.



If you are able to help me, please PM me and i will give you my address to send them onto.



Thank you in advance guys, i know how good you all are at helping someone in need.


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Matty_B
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Posted:Just as an idea, you can get socks from hypervalue for 50p a pair, bit crappy but good enough for what you want....
then bird seed for the weight ...


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Gayle......!
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Posted:what's Hypervalue? Never heard of it!

Will they do pretty patterned ones or just plain ones?


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Matty_B
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Posted:? whats Hypervalue ? crazyness can't believe you have never heard of it hypervalue is a cheapy shop, maybe it is confined to cardiff...

they do a very limited slection of plain socks, or whatever they got cheap from random places . . .

as I said just an idea ... if the response of donated socks does not materialise


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Bird
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Posted:Obviously I'd love to help out, but my old sock poi would be enough to put people off for life! ubblol

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MiG
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Posted:what about lifeline/charity/opportunity shops? Even if they don't regularly sell them, you could ask that they hang onto any socks of the right sort for you, and if you pay them a bit for them, then they'll almost definitely do it.

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Posted:yeah, hyper value is a south wales thing matty, the guy was from barry, although i'm sure i did see a random one somewhere in.... england...! maybe it was a dream. but it's just a cheapo shop like poundstretcher or similar.... i'd be happy to raid hyper value for you, if you want me too gayle smile but maybe i also have some spare long ones already, i will check. it's a shame all the people in't street before xmas have disappeared because they had stacks of different ones...

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mcp
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Posted:poundsaver, poudstretcher, or those sell-everything bargain stores that are about sell cheap ass socks, usually for a pound! Got ten pairs for my juggling club for ten pound...

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Gayle......!
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Posted:looks like it's trawling the cheap shops. Cheers guys. smile

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Skulduggery
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Posted:Gayle hun, why don't you just make some of your poi in uber cheap fabric and use those? Wouldn't that make it more likely they will buy your poi rather than just getting socks for themselves?

I'm sure I have loads of off cuts of bits of fabric you can use if your not fussy on colours and such.


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Gayle......!
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Posted:Great minds think alike! During my mammouth hall hunting session this morning/afternoon i decided to do that!
Call off the search! All sorted, they're all gonna be using Hyperloop poi instead!
smile


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Posted:well that makes a whole lot of sense, i did wonder why you were asking really, i assumed you'd already thought that but couldn't be arsed... biggrin

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Gnor
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Posted:what about old ties with weights??....

or your fab cone poi


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