Random Questions: Anybody from Aberdeen?


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jspaczynski
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616 posts since 6/11/10

28 Jan 2014 20:29
Hi guys anyone kind enough to do a pick up from Hanon on Friday for me.

Can paypal or Bank Transfer
PH
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711 posts since 5/2/07

5 Feb 2014 13:30
http://m.vice.com/fr/read/aberdeen-est-un-petit-bout-de-paradis?photo_id=142350
EDW
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2581 posts since 23/2/10

15 Feb 2014 09:58
Not to sure how many trendy craft beer places that one City can have, but was in here last weekend:https://www.facebook.com/cascbar was alright, prefer 6degreesnorth though i recon.
PH
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711 posts since 5/2/07

20 Feb 2014 18:27
Snafu closing down.

No decent clubs left anymore, just a wasteland of student infested cheap booze shitholes.
inversesquare
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6666 posts since 7/6/08

23 Feb 2014 01:48
Maybe Origin will get back on form? It's a shame Snafu is going though, award winner in a far North frontier town.

Pretty sure Tiger will get redeveloped before long.

Also do you know if Priory is permanently closed? If so it could be developed into a great club as it's a fantastic space, just obviously a shithole in its present form.
EVERS
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8580 posts since 2/7/06

14 Apr 2014 19:48
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EDW
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2581 posts since 23/2/10

posted 14 Apr 2014 20:48, edited 14 Apr 2014 20:48
things are going a bit mental up here at the moment, lots of commercial and residential development, houses changing hands fast and for way over asking prices and every second cunt has an Audi or range rover.
leemc77
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2549 posts since 24/10/06

14 Apr 2014 20:50
^ yep, property round my way going for mental prices. my mate sold his house last week in a day for way over asking price, cash buyer too. Mine has gone up a decent amount too since I moved in.
EDW
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2581 posts since 23/2/10

14 Apr 2014 20:52
Loads of companies constantly poaching staff ( prevalent in o&g) is also driving wages up, folk are just naming their price now.
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

14 Apr 2014 20:54
The place to be by the sounds of it. Bet you could make a million in a year shotting chisel out the back of a range rover.
PH
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711 posts since 5/2/07

14 Apr 2014 20:57
Also home to some of the worst poverty you'll ever see too, there's a serious divide in this city.
haz
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4334 posts since 7/1/04

posted 14 Apr 2014 21:28, edited 14 Apr 2014 21:28
Perhaps more a case of won't work rather than can't work.

Decent at the moment up here. Better in the summer months for obvious reasons.
FLG
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5860 posts since 21/5/04

posted 14 Apr 2014 21:30, edited 14 Apr 2014 21:30
Always baffles me that loads of people haven't moved here from elsewhere given the money that can be made.
The downside of the 2% unemployment is most people are employed at a level above of where they really should be ie the guy on 60k should be on 35k, the 35k should be on 25k, the 25k should be working in MacDonalds etc, It's a nightmare recruiting in this city.
PH wrote: Also home to some of the worst poverty you'll ever see too, there's a serious divide in this city.
Don't think the poverty in Aberdeen is bad at all tbh
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

posted 14 Apr 2014 21:44, edited 14 Apr 2014 21:44
Thought about investing up there as soon as trump wanted to do that stupid golf course in the freezing rain every day. Snooze you lose etc.
FLG
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5860 posts since 21/5/04

posted 14 Apr 2014 21:58, edited 14 Apr 2014 21:58
The Trump thing was a relatively small investment in the city (£100m cut from £280m) compared to things like StatOil who just announced a £4.2Bn project.
FLG
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5860 posts since 21/5/04

posted 14 Apr 2014 21:58, edited 14 Apr 2014 21:58
dbl post
MattC
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679 posts since 20/3/12

14 Apr 2014 22:02
FLG wrote: Always baffles me that loads of people haven't moved here from elsewhere given the money that can be made.

Me too.

I'm from Aberdeen, but currently in Edinburgh doing an engineering degree. Obviously there are heaps of engineering jobs up North, but there is only one other person on my course that is looking to get employed up there. There seems to be this impression that Aberdeen is a horrible and expensive place to live and people simply don't want to swap from the bright lights of Edinburgh, Glasgow or down South. Despite the substantial salary difference.
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

17 Apr 2014 22:11
Aberdeen was big on that estate agents programme on bbc2 last night.
adidaskev
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1001 posts since 30/11/11

17 Apr 2014 23:46
MattC wrote:
FLG wrote: Always baffles me that loads of people haven't moved here from elsewhere given the money that can be made.

Me too.

I'm from Aberdeen, but currently in Edinburgh doing an engineering degree. Obviously there are heaps of engineering jobs up North, but there is only one other person on my course that is looking to get employed up there. There seems to be this impression that Aberdeen is a horrible and expensive place to live and people simply don't want to swap from the bright lights of Edinburgh, Glasgow or down South. Despite the substantial salary difference.

It is expensive as hell though. A 30 minute taxi journey in Perth the other week cost us 20 quid. Same one in Aberdeen would be easily double at the time it was.

Mortgages are insane aswell, it's a nightmare looking for a first time place.
-DiscoTits-
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726 posts since 26/11/07

29 Apr 2014 21:21
Anyone hitting up Big Beach Ball this weekend? Hoping for some decent weather for it.