PU Leather

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Lightmancer, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    [rant mode on]


    Generally comes from quadrupeds. Ungulates. Ruminants. Occasionally from reptiles or birds. Tough stuff. Smells nice. Affords protection to people and equipment. Doesn't melt. Hard-wearing. Not a petrochemical by-product.

    When I buy something in good faith that is described more than once in the advert as "leather" I expect it to fall into the general description as above. I don't expect it to be "PU leather". PU leather is a creeping abomination. A cheap and nasty faux product that reeks like a pair of rubber gloves and has all the durability of a wet newspaper. In the UK at least, to try to pass PU leather off as anything other than the unpleasant con that it is is "misrepresentation".

    As you may have surmised the postman brought me a parcel today. A spiffy new "leather" cover for my Tab, complete with a built-in Bluetooth keyboard. Sold from a very well known riverine online retailer who ought to know better.

    I don't like plastic.

    I don't like being misled.

    I don't like paying for leather and getting plastic...

    Trading standards are aware...

    [rant mode off]

    Thank you for your attention. I feel better for that. :wink:
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  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Bravo! I call it Pleather (plastic leather). It seems that's all ANYTHING is anymore. I thought I was the only bothered by it.
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  3. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    can you really get leather covers for soft drinks ?
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  4. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    I didn't want to admit that I didn't know what a tab was. I was also thinking of that strange tasting diet Cola my Mom drank in the 70s....
    TAB Commercial - 1979 - YouTube