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Totally Non Car related Question - Dementia Clocks, do you know of any?


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Dementia Clocks are an item that seems to have originated in the UK so looking for brand names to widen my search and its most likely I will have to get one shipped from there. They are so named by the distinctive retro flip day and date display that goes with them without the need for LCD screens and the like to help people who are impaired remember dates and stuff. There is one company called Grayson that does a number of different styles in a traditional looking clock but was hoping there may be other brands someone may know of and the sellers so far found are a bit high on their shipping costs. You guys are all the UK people I know so thought I would ask here so If you know of any other brands to widen my search it will be very helpful and greatly appreciated.

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Others come up but 'look' a bit 'sourced from China' which would be a bit ironic if shipped back to Australia ! ! ! Used to see these a lot, no so much these days with Digital!

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You want to think about getting it shipped with that manifold first, or has dementia set in on that 😂😂😂

It's still sat in my garage, boxed up. 

Joking aside though, I can't travel to any international freight depot to get it dropped off, as they are all down toward the city from me and are outside of our quarantine area. 

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9 hours ago, katana said:

Others come up but 'look' a bit 'sourced from China' which would be a bit ironic if shipped back to Australia ! ! ! Used to see these a lot, no so much these days with Digital!

Yes most seem to be digital but they arent as easy to read and go alot longer on batteries so thats why they were recommended. The LCD ones cant be easily viewed from all angles and electronic designers cant help add little graphics and charts and mode buttons. Which muddles the already muddled.

8 hours ago, Vista said:

I just searched for flip clock amd there seemed to be loads of options?

I did that very search and not much came up at all. I suspect there are regional bias at play when you do searches and why I was looking for specifics in the UK. As Katana says all I get is cheap chinese tatt come up on my searches. Even Ebay is not fully showing my searches. When I type in dementia clock virtually none of the Grayson clocks come up in the search when most of them have the word dementia in the title descriptions. So they seem to be IP detecting and blocking most of the searches I need I think. Hence my asking for brands as when I specify that I seem to get alot more to consider.

6 hours ago, dt36 said:

You want to think about getting it shipped with that manifold first, or has dementia set in on that 😂😂😂

It's still sat in my garage, boxed up. 

Joking aside though, I can't travel to any international freight depot to get it dropped off, as they are all down toward the city from me and are outside of our quarantine area. 

I am really sorry about that Dale it has set in a bit yes. Please dont go to any trouble and definitely not travel to put yourself at risk. I haven't gotten a carburettor yet so it keeps slipping from my mind.  My ceramic coater I use is closed for the duration so I haven't been rushing to do something with that when its probably annoyingly underfoot at your place. At least its something you can use if I forget entirely! Col did give me the name of a company that collects though, otherwise regular postage will have to do but only when its totally convenient. I was delaying a bit as a number of items from the UK have gone missing in the post of late as what was a week in the post is now 2 months and if its a DVD forget it, thats a guaranteed lost item, so someone in the postal service is watching a lot on the telly. (tally is up to 6 lost DVDs atm)  I was hoping when things eased then maybe send it but now I hear things are getting worse for you guys. Its terrible. If I hear one more virus update press conference im going to scream. All my days of the week are blending into one that I forget which day of the week it is, I may have to keep the clock for myself or get two!

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3 hours ago, Rally Pack 2000 said:

Yes most seem to be digital but they arent as easy to read and go alot longer on batteries so thats why they were recommended. The LCD ones cant be easily viewed from all angles and electronic designers cant help add little graphics and charts and mode buttons. Which muddles the already muddled.

I did that very search and not much came up at all. I suspect there are regional bias at play when you do searches and why I was looking for specifics in the UK. As Katana says all I get is cheap chinese tatt come up on my searches. Even Ebay is not fully showing my searches. When I type in dementia clock virtually none of the Grayson clocks come up in the search when most of them have the word dementia in the title descriptions. So they seem to be IP detecting and blocking most of the searches I need I think. Hence my asking for brands as when I specify that I seem to get alot more to consider.

I am really sorry about that Dale it has set in a bit yes. Please dont go to any trouble and definitely not travel to put yourself at risk. I haven't gotten a carburettor yet so it keeps slipping from my mind.  My ceramic coater I use is closed for the duration so I haven't been rushing to do something with that when its probably annoyingly underfoot at your place. At least its something you can use if I forget entirely! Col did give me the name of a company that collects though, otherwise regular postage will have to do but only when its totally convenient. I was delaying a bit as a number of items from the UK have gone missing in the post of late as what was a week in the post is now 2 months and if its a DVD forget it, thats a guaranteed lost item, so someone in the postal service is watching a lot on the telly. (tally is up to 6 lost DVDs atm)  I was hoping when things eased then maybe send it but now I hear things are getting worse for you guys. Its terrible. If I hear one more virus update press conference im going to scream. All my days of the week are blending into one that I forget which day of the week it is, I may have to keep the clock for myself or get two!

Absolutely no rush. It's not in the way. 

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Grayson seems like the main option it seems. Its good that they adjust themselves for shorter months and leap years so that will make things easier. I love the big lettered ones but the cost of postage by some of the sellers is as high as the clock themselves unfortunately.

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You can get fancy wooden trimmed ones that look quite modern and retro at the same time. I quite like these too.

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That was an Ebay seller. Wow I didn't even know Grayson has a website as it never came up in any of my searches! Thanks so much for that. Having just purchased one I may have payed over the top.

Addition - Once you add VAT its basically the same price I paid. It was the postage and tax was the killer which added another 100 quid on top of that again. so was all in for basically 350 pounds. Probably should have gotten a smaller one with the wooden frame and less than half the cost probably would have worked just as well in the end. Oh well, lost out a bit on that one unfortunately.

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1 minute ago, katana said:

But surely you are outside the EU so VAT isn't chargeable this side - what you get hammered for in import charges is another matter!

Yes thats probably where I got taken buying through and Ebay seller the price goes through with VAT whereas I could have probably saved a fair bit buying it directly and probably the postage wouldn't have been as vicious as well. I wish I had seen your post a few hours earlier. Its always the way isn't it.

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