Day 28 – Part Deux – You are not going to believe this (you = Vicki)

13 Oct

This morning before class I go for my soon-to-be daily visit to the Obi (German Home Depot – they even have the orange). I’m heading past the Insect-Stop

I wonder how they came up with the name…

then past the Cat-Stop

Not really sure what this product does.

to the flooring section to check out the tiles (fyi: about half the price compared to Canada) and I see this.


And it’s only 30 euros. Unbelievable. I have three (and by three I mean six) questions:

1. How long has this technology existed?

Vick – would you have paid 40 dollars for a tool that would enable you to install all that laminate flooring sans the sawdust?

2. What has prevented its adoption in Canada?

Export restrictions? Pressure from “Big Saw”? We might never know.

3. What else are the Germans hiding from us?

I intend to find out.

4 Responses to “Day 28 – Part Deux – You are not going to believe this (you = Vicki)”

  1. Thea October 13, 2011 at 16:06 #

    I guess the cat stop is just for isolating the window with some stripes along the glass, so that the cat is having it warm in winter… and maybe the laminate cutting tool is simply not working? At least it looks as if it could easily splitter during the squeeze-cut.
    Obi is also one of the rather expensive (and smaller) stores of the numerous home improvement chains… cheaper would be Praktiker, kinda equal is Toom Baumarkt… and the big mama of all home improvement stores would be Hornbach, oh and Hellweg is also good 🙂

    • Die Hard Three October 13, 2011 at 16:20 #

      This is great! I’m going shopping for bathrooms!

  2. Lottabot October 13, 2011 at 21:14 #

    When are you going to start writing your posts in German???

    • V October 14, 2011 at 15:05 #

      Not all the readers are fluent!

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