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[Dollarama] Pocket Flip-Brella $4

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chocobodavid wrote:
Oct 30th, 2018 4:47 am
Slice bread in the rain is gross
if you're trying slice bread with the umbrella, in the rain or not, you're using it wrong.
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Used it on Monday and seems good. Can't go wrong for $4.
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Was just at the Calgary Royal Oat Dollarama and saw at least 10 of these. We seldom use umbrellas but bought one for our boy who walks to school.
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They have these at the Finch and Bathurst location, it's at the line up, right before the cashiers. There were about 15 of them yesterday located right above the pop fridge.
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dcevinnie wrote:
Oct 30th, 2018 10:38 am
Quite a few left at 16th and Markham (9275 Markham Rd, Markham, ON L6E 1A1).
Thanks, got 2. There were still 8 when I left at around 4:30.
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Quick out of the box review but first, saw at multiple locations in NW Calgary so shouldn't be too hard to find.

Pros - Poly fabric is thick and heavy, so is the metal centre shaft, seems pretty sturdy on those. Good size handle with an up and down button, makes it open and close with ease. Comes with a strap on the handle and a carrying bag.

Cons - Weight is on the heavy side (356g), was thinking it was the box at first but it didn't seem any lighter once out of the box, guess it is probably from the heavier poly and metal mostly. It also measures pretty long (12") for a compact umbrella when closed, may not fit some smaller purses or day pack for travelling. Guessing they tried to save some of that weight & cost off the umbrella with all plastic hinges , edge ribs and tips so not sure if they are as durable as metal. Carrying bag has a very tight fit and no holder loop to attach to anything so could be lost in no time.

Anyway, all in all the umbrella seems to be much better made than the $3 equivalent at the same store and IMHO, $4 is worth it since similar options may be ∼$10+ elsewhere. It is a good backup in the car or at home but I would not suggest carrying it daily for just in case since there are lighter and more compact alternatives available.
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rfdslacker wrote:
Oct 29th, 2018 11:07 pm
They had about a half dozen at the SW Marine Dr store (near Granville) on Friday. Not sure about the stock now.
Thanks for the heads up! For those wondering though, it's all gone as of 3:30pm today (when I checked)
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hellohi wrote:
Oct 29th, 2018 5:28 pm
this is just as good as the amazon umbrella. Lots left at carlingwood mall.
Actually picked up the last one there. Thanks OP
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Cambridge SmartCenters had 15+ tonight, front of Aisle 3 on the lowest shelf. They may be obscured by rain ponchos people had opened and left laying around.
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Quarry park in calgary is fully stocked. Located on the bottom shelf in the clothing isle.
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Oct 27th, 2018 7:59 pm
there are plenty in stock at Argentia in Mississauga. Honestly, I don't see what's so special about this. It doesn't seem very sturdy. But for $4 it's a good throwaway
Thanks for confirming stock. Picked up a few. About 6 left at this location
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DragonRider wrote:
Oct 27th, 2018 8:08 pm
These have been selling at crazy prices when it first came out years ago. Surprised it ends up in Dollarama so soon. Was raining in Toronto so I got to try it first hand. Pretty cool to be able to open and close the umbrella from a rather narrow gap after opening the car door. Non-vehicle owners won't be able to appreciate this though.
I picked one up, but haven't used it yet. I have had umbrellas before that have the push button, spring up and open on their own, so I am not sure what is so unique about this one. But closing? Does it have a motor in it, that fold the splines and retracts the umbrella?
Also, for the split second that one steps into or out of their car, they can't bear some rain... I picked it up merely because I needed an umbrella to keep in the car, but I'll have to play with the up and down feature to understand the appeal I guess.
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