General Discussion: Grumpy Young Men


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swede
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8051 posts since 21/3/09

13 Jan 2017 13:22
illwill wrote: The sooner you realise that a car is just a tool, the happier you will be.

Fuck stressing out about your financed Astra.

Unless you drive a 1930s Alfa Romeo, being precious about your car is mega-nan.

Laughing out loud Laughing out loud pm deuce
deuce
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13696 posts since 21/1/08

13 Jan 2017 14:02
dont even own a car

Kadafi39
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1564 posts since 30/10/09

13 Jan 2017 16:41
illwill wrote: The sooner you realise that a car is just a tool, the happier you will be.

Fuck stressing out about your financed Astra.

Unless you drive a 1930s Alfa Romeo, being precious about your car is mega-nan.

That's crap, every time someone dents or scratches your car it costs you money either having to repair it or in the re-sale value of your car and some people, like me, just find it unsightly to have dents and dings all over your car.

Plus some paints are near enough impossible to match, like individual colours and frozen colours so its more than a scratch as it can't be repaired.
EssexBoyII
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6490 posts since 5/6/07

13 Jan 2017 17:23
I park smart - not over 2 bays but will find a spot out of the way or at the end where you only risk getting your door dinged on one side. Not about having a supercar but I just take care of my things. That's how I've always been whether it's a jacket, car whatever
-DiscoTits-
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732 posts since 26/11/07

13 Jan 2017 18:50
Yeah but guaranteed that if you park at the arse end of a car park with no one near you you'll come back to your car and some idiot has parked right next to you. Happens all the time.
LFC
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3746 posts since 14/6/11

13 Jan 2017 18:55
I always park next to the most expensive car I can in the hope they really love it like that lad.
MLI
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4453 posts since 6/10/09

14 Jan 2017 07:15
edlo wrote:
gawkrodger wrote: to be fair to the two female staff I handed it too, they then found a second receipt which had the person who bought it name, email and phone number and phoned her (a Chinese student in Coventry) and arranged for it to be delivered to the station office at Coventry station.

I see these students piling out of private taxis all the time from their day trips to london. They have about 10 bags each prada, valentino, louis vuitton, gucci, they probably spend £20k+ in one trip. I bet she wouldn't have even realised she left nor even cared sadly. they live in a different world.

Didn't he say the student had left her number with the train staff?
Mr.X.
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2858 posts since 23/6/13

posted 14 Jan 2017 07:35, edited 14 Jan 2017 07:35
Maybe 20/30 years ago this was common practice but these days nobody saves up years to buy a car. It's either rented, HP, some other finance deal or bought outright.

RickRude wrote: What if you have saved up for years to buy that car?
edlo
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613 posts since 13/9/14

14 Jan 2017 09:55
MLI wrote: Didn't he say the student had left her number with the train staff?

No? It says right there "they then found a second receipt which had the person who bought it name, email and phone number and phoned her".

have you not got your ugly glasses on today?
MLI
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4453 posts since 6/10/09

16 Jan 2017 00:15
Shut up, idiot
Kadafi39
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1564 posts since 30/10/09

16 Jan 2017 15:46
-DiscoTits- wrote: Yeah but guaranteed that if you park at the arse end of a car park with no one near you you'll come back to your car and some idiot has parked right next to you. Happens all the time.

Generally its not because the person is an idiot, but rather that they are like minded and think if I park next to this guy, who has clearly made an effort to protect his car, then my car wont get damaged.
swede
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8051 posts since 21/3/09

27 Jan 2017 19:04
when fucking twat couriers dont leave delivery notes
gawkrodger
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7499 posts since 4/11/08

23 Feb 2017 22:05
a 5 and a half hour journey home from Leicester, a distance of all of 60 miles
YLAup
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5161 posts since 5/9/11

23 Feb 2017 22:14
That's ridic
swede
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8051 posts since 21/3/09

23 Feb 2017 22:25
mate of mine was on a bus from london to bristol for 7 and a half hours today Laughing out loud Laughing out loud
Kingmob07
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8951 posts since 11/5/07

25 Feb 2017 20:26
Parcelforce admin fee being more than the VAT on a parcel. Fucking hell.
Jimmy326
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4556 posts since 22/9/07

2 Mar 2017 10:42
Phone recycling firms, in this case Music Magpie.

Sent a fully functional 5S to them last November due to an upgrade, on a promise of £108. Once phone was received, offer was revised to £28 due to "water-damage". Absolutely fuck all wrong with it and have since sold on eBay for £85 without any hassle at all.

Last week my missus sent them her fully working 5S, again due to upgrade, with an offer of £90 which has today been revised to £28 due to "damaged camera glass".

I've heard stories that it's a common tactic to claim fictional damage to get a few quid off the original valuation, but surely people aren't accepting reductions of that amount on claims of damage that they know are made up? Total time-wasters.

Anyone had similar experiences?
swede
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8051 posts since 21/3/09

2 Mar 2017 10:53
why did let your mrs send it to them after they tried to bump you Laughing out loud
Jimmy326
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4556 posts since 22/9/07

2 Mar 2017 12:22
Dunno really Laughing out loud I thought maybe they'd just made a mistake with mine, but seems they're frequently "on the rob". It's all free post/return too, so nothing lost really apart from it being a big waste of every cunt's time.
gawkrodger
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7499 posts since 4/11/08

2 Mar 2017 12:34
I've never had a problem with mazuma. About to send off a HTC One m8 so hope I haven't just jixed myself