The angry thread

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Browning 9mm

Back where I belong again  >:(

did a shop at the local Tesco superstore today, you can hardly get down the aisles for signs saying how they are reducing prices, got to my favourite aisle
wines and spirits,
got a bottle of scottish water,
got a bottle of tesco's cream sherry  :hmmm:

got home and check my last couple of receipts

8th august - price was £8
12th august - price was £9
16th august - ie today - the price is £9.25  :veryangry:

you know me so well, on the phone to customer services........

outcome

correct price is £9.25
if you are unhappy with that price you can return the item for a refund  :censored:

the lesson from this seems to be

shop at Lidls

Papyrus

Got my car insurance renewal today.....

It's gone up 63%!

Why?? The only thing that has changed since last year is that Mrs P and I are a year older.

I looked on a comparison site and I can get it £100 cheaper... from the same company. Grrr.

Cheers,

Chris

Newportnobby

Quote from: Papyrus on August 16, 2023, 12:45:47 PMGot my car insurance renewal today.....

It's gone up 63%!

Why?? The only thing that has changed since last year is that Mrs P and I are a year older.

I looked on a comparison site and I can get it £100 cheaper... from the same company. Grrr.

Cheers,

Chris

 ???  :confused1:
I saw the other day motor insurance has risen by between 40 and 70%. Their excuse is cars cost more to be repaired at present. I'm dreading my car insurance renewal in December but my motorbike insurance was slightly cheaper in June. Welcome to 'Rip Off Britain'. I tried to contact Angela Rippon but she's training for some dancing thingy :)

Trainfish

Quote from: Newportnobby on August 16, 2023, 01:41:49 PMI tried to contact Angela Rippon but she's training for some dancing thingy :)

Please be patient with her, she's training with me  :D
John

To follow the construction of my layout "Longcroft" from day 1, you'll have to catch the fish below first by clicking on it which isn't difficult right now as it's frozen!

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PaulCheffus

Quote from: Papyrus on August 16, 2023, 12:45:47 PMGot my car insurance renewal today.....

It's gone up 63%!

Why?? The only thing that has changed since last year is that Mrs P and I are a year older.

I looked on a comparison site and I can get it £100 cheaper... from the same company. Grrr.

Cheers,

Chris

Hi

I must be lucky then as mine went up by £5 for the year until I bought a new car then it was £100 extra for the year but that was only to be expected as the new car is worth more than the old one was.

Cheers

Paul
Procrastination - The Thief of Time.

Workbench thread
https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=54708.msg724969#msg724969

Browning 9mm

amazing though how no claims bonus doesn't increase in the same was.
hit the max and you are at the same 20 years later

dannyboy

Quote from: Browning 9mm on August 16, 2023, 12:28:40 PMthe lesson from this seems to be

shop at Lidls


I have to admit that, up to the begining of this year, 90% of my shopping was done in Tesco. I then discovered that the cat food at Aldi was in the region of 20% cheaper than Tescos own label. I have tried various other items at Aldi and found them to be near enough to the well know brands to make them worthwhile buying - things like soup/beans/yoghurt and cleaning stuff. When I do my shopping on a Friday, I quite often spend as much, if not more, at Aldi than I do at Tesco. So the only loyalty I have these days is to my pocket!  :)
David.
I used to be indecisive - now I'm not - I don't think.
If a friend seems distant, catch up with them.

dannyboy

*/?>.:'# DPD - again. I received an email this morning stating that 'Sam' would deliver a parcel at lunchtime. As I said to Louisa, "Oh dear, it's not Jason, so it will not arrive today". I have just checked the DPD tracking site and, sure enough; it states that they could not locate my premises. For  :censored: sake, every individual address in Ireland has a unique 'Eircode', so there can be no excuse. Just sent an email to the DPD Customer Relations people and asked for a reply - if they can find my email address to reply to!  :veryangry:  :veryangry:
David.
I used to be indecisive - now I'm not - I don't think.
If a friend seems distant, catch up with them.

Malc

I had a delivery by parcel post scheduled for a morning delivery. I left for work at 2pm and hadn't had the delivery. I found a "sorry we missed you" card when I got home. I phoned the number on the card and rescheduled for the next morning. 2pm comes and goes but no delivery. Next morning at the depot, I tried to collect the parcel and the customer service guy said,"I'm not sure I can find it". I told him he had 5 minutes to locate it then I was off and they could keep it for the statutory 6 months. He asked me what was in it, I told him it was fresh kippers and in 6 months, he'd know exactly where it was. He found it.
The years have been good to me, it was the weekends that did the damage.

AndrewPH

Here's something perfect for this thread...

We recently moved house, and needed to make some kind of car port to keep the car out of the sun. Wife's cousin said he could do it low cost, and I said yes because it's a rental house, and we only plan to be here 1 year while we build a house to our design. 3 days later we had a smart shelter with a galvanised iron pole frame, welded to the driveway side wall/fence, and a custom heavyweight tarp stretched and anchored across it.

Last night: first big rain storm since moving (heavy rain but not out of the ordinary for here).

This morning: tarp is full of water despite the top frame being sloped, one pole is severely bent under the weight, and because the effing genius had (unknown to me) used TWO short poles welded together half way along the frame top, the weld failed and my beloved SUV now has a 2cm deep dent in the roof, with a 10cm scratch going right down through the paint and primer to bare metal.

Not insured because it happened on my private property, and will likely cost upwards of $5000 to repair.

Wife had to forcibly restrain me from driving round to his house with a baseball bat.
Drew
Ferroequinologist

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Bealman

Gawd! You have a nice cousin-in-law, or whatever they're called.

Any hope of financial aid from anywhere?
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

AndrewPH

Unlikely. He's unemployed and broke. We were (laughs in a slightly hysterical manner) doing him a favour.

We'll survive, however buying the wife a new car, which was planned for next month, will now be mid-2024 at the earliest.
Drew
Ferroequinologist

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Browning 9mm

the day / week started so well, good weather to get on with the driveway, and feeling fit and ready to start once HB had been walked.

then it started  ::)

email to say my delivery of bulk bags of top soil, compost and soil enricher would be on 08/09/23
so what is the problem ?

if you have any concerns regarding this method of delivery, that you contact us, quoting your delivery postcode, no later than 5 working days prior to your delivery date
and today is the 4th, now where did I leave my time machine ?

Pallets are off-loaded kerbside using a tail lift and positioned using a manual pallet truck. Manual pallet trucks can only operate on a flat, level, concreted, or similar firm surface. They cannot operate on slopes, gravel, earth, grass or any other type of non-solid surface. Please ensure a flat and hard standing area, such as concrete, tarmac, or block paving, is available for unloading.
my front parking area is plastic gridwork with pea beach infill.

so I phone them, and wait, and wait and wait...
at last a person, "no we can't unload on that, the bags are loaded on the pallets two high, and the pallet truck won't work on that surface. the driver can look at it if you want"

If we attempt delivery but are unable to access your property, failed delivery charges may be incurred.

don't bother, please cancel the order and refund.
"you'll need to speak to Wickes about that"

brrrrr

another call, this time to Wickes, 'large volume of calls' etc finally get a human.
order cancelled and refund requested.
also cancelled the rest of the order which they were going to deliver thursday, without the soil etc, no point in having the bricks to build the new raised beds  >:(

now I need to find another source of top soil / etc who can deliver bulk bags with a truck with a crane, not a pallet truck.

ahh well, at least thursday and friday are now free.

Trainfish

Do you have Sydenhams down your way? I always find them good and they always have a HIAB (other cranes are available) on board.
John

To follow the construction of my layout "Longcroft" from day 1, you'll have to catch the fish below first by clicking on it which isn't difficult right now as it's frozen!

<*))))><


See my latest Youtube video                          >>>>>>>> here <<<<<<<<         
See a random video of mine                           >>>>>>>> here <<<<<<<<         
An even older random video of mine             >>>>>>>> here <<<<<<<<

Browning 9mm

just checked, and none near here.
also their top soil was from Rolawn, so may be delivered 'straight from the supplier' as with Wickes, so back to the tail lift and pallet truck.

the search will continue, but thanks for the suggestion.

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