This was posted 1 year 1 month 14 days ago, and might be an out-dated deal.

expired 4 Pack Bobble Gift Set 550ml $14.98 Clearance @ Officeworks

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Considering the price for one of these is $15.40, This price is a bargain.

For those who don't now what they are, they're drink bottles which filter the water you drink.

There is no link for a 4 pack online, there was only 1 left in the Frankston officeworks (excluding mine) but the staff seemed pretty interested once they realised how cheap they were.

Here is a link for just 1: http://www.officeworks.com.au/retail/products/Catering-and-C...

Hope you guys can find some more!


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    Why do you fill your bottles with dirty water in the first place?

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      Its more for filtering tap water, I doubt it could filter out actual dirty water that well

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        TIL tap water needs filtering.

        Oh wait no it doesn't.

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        lol, water filters are a kind of waste of money in Melbourne.

        Never the less, I just got back from office works in Highett. I left seven on the shelf for you guys, bought two.

        These bottles are NOT THE SAME as the ones that are sold as singles. These are thinner and are a bit flimsy. (Although the filter is the same)

        Make sure to rinse the filter with a bottle of water before use. If not, you'll get a mouth full of black soot, since the filter is basically just a charcoal stick.

    • +1 vote

      i bought 2 online, it's not so much "why fill your bottle with dirty water" as "improving the taste of tap water", filtered water tastes somewhere between bottled water & tap water

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      i totally agree. tap water in Australia is good enough to drink. this bottles would be more useful in Asia.

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        Clearly you've never been to Adelaide

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        Brisbane tap water tastes like chlorinated ass. I'm glad to have a filter.

        • +2 votes

          You tasted a 'chlorinated ass' to know?

          ….. I guess it is better than tasting an unclorinated ass!
          :)

        • +2 votes

          Was living in the Brisbane outer burbs and the tap water was fine. Moved into the city last year and the difference is huge - it does indeed taste like chlorinated ass ! Has a soapy, plasticy taste on the way down and a distinct chemical after taste - I don't think I want to know what they're doing to it :(

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        Not really. The major problem with asian tap water is variants of bacteria unfamiliar to your digestive tract. I doubt this filters them out. The description on the brand's website suggests a filtering of "chemicals and impurities"… I doubt it covers bacteria.

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        tap water tastes foul, cant get past the chlorine taste in sydney. bought a filter for my sink for $50 and tastes significantly better

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        Perth tap water tastes like a homeless drowned in the reservoir… so yeah.. I'd rather have my tap water filtered through a flimsy piece of charcoal. :)

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    inb4 someone enhances the photo. finds your address on the id. comes over for a visit. steals your receipt and bottles and posts the same deal.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiqkclCJsZs

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      Haha didn't even think of that

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        the original photo is still available if you look under revisions. Couldn't be enhanced from that could it, quite pixelated already

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          TIL - there is a revisions tab!

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    Op,

    Any idea if the filter itself is on sale also?

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      I remember seeing a clearance sign on the 4 pack of filters, think it was around $12, not 100% sure so don't quote me on that haha.

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    Friendly warning for mobile users: 4.3MB picture if you click on the deal link.

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    by the way any bargain on the Netgear router you got?? ( just saw in the photo ;-))

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    The filters alone are priced at $10.25 so it is worth it for just the filters.

    Does anyone know if you can detach the filters from the mouth piece? We have Brita water bottles, which we tend to leave the filters off most of the time, but put the filters on if we think we might need to fill up while out.

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      Nope, not detachable. You can break it off but not put it on again

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    damn that is an excellent bargain!

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    Hard to decide between this and the Brita filters. What worries me about this one is barely any retailers stock them (only one I've seen in Aus is Woolworths) and even then they don't have much. At least Brita has been around for a while so you can always get filters and usually someone has them on sale.

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      For the price it's going for now, it's use and dispose… .

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    Why are you doing secondary filtering of your water anyway?

    • +1 vote

      Read above, it has something to do with taste

  • +3 votes

    Proper carbon filtration takes time, what's the flow like when one goes to slug down some water on this, obviously they would have to have sped it up so that it doesn't take 30 seconds to fill your mouth with water but I'd be worried if it comes out too fast and easily too, if the latter is true then the only thing it's filtering is the notes in one's wallet.

    Seems like a gimmick to me, best to get a proper water filtration system and fill up your fancy-but-much-cheaper BPA-free bottles with that. Don't mean to be negative but it seems like a waste of money to me.

    EDIT: I guess it's better than nothing, but anyone serious about water filtration wouldn't bother with a Bobble.

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      (hint) It is a gimmick. Nobody has died of water-borne diseases drinking tap water here..

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        I'm confused, are you in Australia on holidays or talking about the US of A? ;)

        Yeah totally agree.

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    Darn! I was expecting Bobbleheads!

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    Got 2 sets of these at my local Officeworks in Doncaster, VIC.

    They still have about 5 sets.

    Incidentally, they're setting the filters only for A$12.98. Not worth it though, I'd rather pay the A$2.50 more to get another 4 more bottles.

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    saw these today, the label still around $30+

    I didn't get any, but got some Woolworths bottle water for $8/24 bottle & $10/20bottle(Mount Franklin)

    • +1 vote

      Mount Franklin on sale for $8 at Cole's atm. Also can price match at officeworks for even cheaper :P

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    So when will it stop tasting like charcoal? rinsed 3 bottle fulls, drank one and onto my second.

    Tap water tastes better -_-…

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    Dont bother East Vic Park and Freo OWs, waste of time/ petrol.

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    Nice sign of them up here in Darwin… shame.

    • +2 votes

      It would be a shame if you can't post a picture of the sign? Sounds like a nice one.

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    Am I the only one that finds these bottles noisy to drink from? I bought one for uni but don't use it anymore because every time I took a drink people would turn around to see when darth vader had arrived

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    From the Bobble web site:
    "bobble's carbon-based filter removes organic contaminants from regular municipal tap water and meets or exceeds NSF International Standard 42 for chlorine, taste and odor reduction."

    "WARNING: Do not use where water is microbiologically unsafe or of unknown quality."

    So it only really filters out the chlorine. And not to be used to make tap water safe for drinking.

    So don't take these on holidays to Asia and think your saving the planet from plastic.

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    Has anyone been able to find the 4 pack in Sydney?

    If so, please let me know which store thanks

    I couldn't find any at clarence st

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