He survived, and the way in which he did it is truly remarkable.
We know this because we stumbled across the story in a four hour YouTube-athon, an epic viewing sesh that we embarked upon and came out of because of this very write up.
We'll explain. Every so often we're tasked with writing about products we've featured before and because we've only got one really great blurb in us, the second time around is always difficult. So we fall back on what we do best: procrastination.
In this case, Poon Lim's survival tale inspired us. If a man can survive over four months alone at sea, we can come up with new ways to blurb about old products.
Even if that means just talking you through our thought process and hoping you'll buy something anyway.
|Freshwater Pearls and 925 engraveable heart||15cms||R2,475||R799|
|Freshwater Pearls and 925 engraveable heart||15,5cms||R2,475||R799|
|Freshwater Pearls and 925 engraveable heart||16,5cms||R2,475||R799|
|Adjustable Bamboo Coral Beads||up to 21cm||R1,975||R799|
|White Agate beads||17,5cm||R2,475||R849|
|Bamboo Coral beads||17,5cm||R2,475||R849|
|Faceted obsidian beads||16cm||R2,475||R849|
|Faceted obsidian beads||17,5cm||R2,475||R849|
|Adjustable Freshwater pearls||up to 21cm||R1,975||R849|
|Adjustable White Agate Beads||up to 21cm||R1,975||R849|
|Adjustable Faceted obsidian||up to 21cm||R1,975||R849|
|Silver & Blue Nylon Bracelet||up to 19,5cm||R2,475||R899|
|925 Sterling Silver Love Bridge Bracelet||up to 21cm||R2,975||R999|
|Sterling Silver Bracelet with CZ Hearts||up to 18cm||R3,475||R1,199|
|Sterling Silver Bracelet with CZ Hearts||up to 19,5cm||R3,475||R1,199|
|Rose gold plated with Freshwater pearls||17,5cm||R3,725||R1,299|
|Rose gold plated with Rose Quartz||16cm||R3,725||R1,299|
|Rose gold plated Bracelet with CZ Hearts||up to 19,5cm||R4,950||R1,699
Jewellery with engraving for all eternity
Profound feelings, meaningful moments, love and happiness – the new Love Bridge line from THOMAS SABO captures important events in life and beloved people for all eternity with a personal engraving. With its ‘Make Memories last’ slogan, the jewellery with engraving is available both for men and women, whereby a filigree bar or a round pendant made from 925 Sterling silver forms the centrepiece and the creative stage of the bracelets and necklaces. Secret love messages, meaningful dates, the name of a beloved person or your own life motto can now all be eternalised and worn around your neck or wrist in the form of a customised, free-of-charge engraving.
Design and materials of the bracelets and necklaces
The Love Bridge line offers a huge range of colours, designs and materials, from gold-, silver- and rose gold-coloured filigree chains, classically-elegant pearls, playful rose quartz stones, radiant hot-pink bamboo coral all the way through to mystical, black obsidian beads.
The delicate bridge eternalises the unique, engraved words and enchants in both silver and with rose or yellow gold plating. Jewellery with engraving becomes totally glamorous with a frame of pavé zirconia or an extraordinary relief edge. In the case of selected designs, the bar can be in the form of a zirconia stone-embellished feather or a highly-expressive infinity symbol, could be adorned with graphic patterns or stand out with dazzling skulls. The round pendants on the bracelets and necklaces are absolutely perfect for short messages, such as the initials of two names or a heart.
A romantic ritual in the name of love
The Love Bridge line from THOMAS SABO is inspired by a romantic ritual: as a symbol of their love and everlasting togetherness, lovers attach padlocks engraved with their initials to famous bridges in the most romantic cities in the world. From New York, Paris, Venice to Cape Town, people manifest their love and deep commitment to each other in this way. The so-called ‘Love Bridges’ have become a symbol of romance, celebrating a special promise made by two people.
Jewellery with engraving – Make Memories last
The creations in the Love Bridge line from THOMAS SABO are therefore not just extraordinary items of jewellery, they are also creative stages for powerful emotions and feelings, memories and messages that can be translated into a symbol of love. The bracelets and necklaces are beautiful items of jewellery and – as a result of a meaningful, artful engraving – are a very personal, unique gift for yourself or a beloved person.
Be creative: ‘Enjoy Life’, ‘Carpe Diem’, ‘Best Friends’ or ‘Ti amo’! Whether worldly wisdoms, names, dates or personal words in conjunction with meaningful symbols such as the infinity loop, intertwined wedding bands or hearts – your imagination knows no bounds. To ensure that everybody can customise their jewellery with engraving to the greatest possible extent, there are numerous choices with regards to the font, the font size and the layout of letters and symbols. Create a unique, very personal item of jewellery and make a statement or bring particular joy to a person who is very important to you.
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The short version? It's because we don't hold stock. Our partners deliver exactly what we need, after a deal has run. That way we keep our costs down, prices low and everybody (including you) happy.
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Never have to wait at home all day for your parcel or miss a delivery again: Pargo delivers your parcels to a store near you.
Having partnered with hundreds of stores in South Africa, there's (almost) always a Pick-up Point near you: often with opening hours of up to 15 hours per day - some (like fuel stations) are even open 24/7!
Why not give it a try today?
Well, because we also have to pay for delivery. And that money needs to come from somewhere.
Shipping costs money and we don't want to go bankrupt.
We have debated the merits of offering free shipping at length but the reality is that – without some magic source of free cash – the only place that money can come from is from our customers.
That leaves us with two options: hide it in the price of the product, or show it. We decided to be transparent and show it. This lets us cut our prices to the bare minimum and show you the best possible savings.
If we had incorporated the shipping cost into the price of an item, you’d pay double whenever you order more than one item but, in reality, the cost of shipping doesn’t necessarily go up.
By the way: the actual shipping charge you pay is a best-effort approximation of what shipping is going to cost us. As a result, ordering a 3kg item to Sandton or Cape Town may work out cheaper than a 75g iPhone cover to Springbok. Don’t blame us; blame the vast expanse that is our beautiful South Africa.
We'd love to offer free shipping. But we can't, because that means turning our company into a loss-making enterprise.
We rarely hold stock. Our partners deliver exactly what we need, after a deal has run. That way we keep our costs down, prices low and everybody (including you) happy.
We're not like other online shops with a fixed catalogue and tons of stock. Instead, most of our products never come back to our website again. That’s how we want it, as it keeps us fresh and unpredictable (win #1).
So, after you (and lots of others) have placed your orders, we go to our suppliers and place a massive, single order. Our suppliers love this, as it keeps things simple and moving along smoothly. Happy suppliers equal low prices (win #2).
Since we don’t hold stock, we can work with a cheaper, medium-sized warehouse, instead of a mega-warehouse (win #3) and we’re saving lots on not needing any processes involved in handling and returning unsold stock, allowing us to offer better deals (win #4).
The practice of not holding stock is one of the core principles behind OneDayOnly’s success. That, and our sparkling personalities of course.