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  • GGG replied to the topic Parking charge- What to do? in the forum General chat 2 weeks ago

    I had a parking fine for over staying a supermarket parking limit of 1.5hrs. I just wrote to the supermarket with a copy of my shopping receipt from the day in question and explained that I was a good regular customer of theirs. They cancelled the posting charge immediately.

    Fingers crossed you’re going to get a similar response from the hotel.…[Read more]

  • GGG replied to the topic Buying furniture nightmare! in the forum General chat 2 weeks ago

    Yes I bought on the same day as I went looking 0- that was the bargain. And anyway it takes about a day to look here – if you looked on Day 2 you’d be looking at the same things! Limited choice

    But top marks to your partner for doing 3 years of shopping with you. One day and I was wondering how long I’d really get for bumping her off

  • GGG replied to the topic Buying furniture nightmare! in the forum General chat 2 weeks ago

    @orange Quite. We saw some lovely expensive ones but frankly I’m just not prepared to pay that for a chair.

    Some friends bought an old sofa set they like the look of for a couple hundred and then spent money on reupholstering it. They felt they got a high-end result for a mid-range spend. Sensible enough really.

  • GGG started the topic Buying furniture nightmare! in the forum General chat 2 weeks ago

    So my partner in crime dragged me out yesterday to get a new sofa and chairs for the living room. Fair enough, the ones in there are really at the end of their lives and an embarrassment in a way, but I liked them, shabby but home.

    Went to loads of shops and eventually settled on what we felt was the best of a pretty ropy selection. So much of…[Read more]

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  • @hurt Oh I’ve watched all of that, the Nazis are one of my anti-obsessions, along with Chairman Mao!

  • I didn’t know if I could face any more of the orange guppy but this was a really interesting documentary series. Didn’t really make any pretence to pure objectivity but then again it’s hard to broach such a subject without bias. The most interesting part for me has always been the commentator who states that Trump always struck him as empty…[Read more]

  • Whilst I have no experience of auction houses which specialise in jewellery or timepieces, I do have experience with the dealings of auction houses and firearms. Almost always, the firearms auctioneers in the UK charge commission rates of 25% + VAT at 20% on the comms which is effectively 30%. It’s always the vendor who accepts the commission…[Read more]