General Discussion: The life advice thread. Never do, say, eat or drink anything without asking how to do it in here first!


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RickRude
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3380 posts since 13/1/12

posted 13 Jan 2016 01:28, edited 13 Jan 2016 01:28
Go to Hatton Garden mate - why would you buy an engagement ring on the Internet?
selkiefolk
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422 posts since 27/3/13

13 Jan 2016 09:26
Take her shopping with you - do the gamut Hatton garden to likes of Libertys/Selfridges etc. She'll enjoy it.
blackham
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1774 posts since 17/7/13

13 Jan 2016 13:47
can anyone recommend a indemnity insurer? Need to get one for a new job
stuckinhouston
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28 posts since 27/11/11

14 Jan 2016 08:39
eazypz wrote: Best place to go for diamond rings?
And what kind of price should you be paying for a 1 carat and a 1.5 carat?

This site is from the US but good for you to design your own and get an idea of the prices involved.
http://www.jamesallen.com/
ginner
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278 posts since 15/4/14

14 Jan 2016 09:04
~Thin yellow gold band and single diamond will be all about getting the right diamond. This exactly what I bought recently. You will get much more for your money from a place where you can pick the diamond and then have it made up into a ring. The cost for a ring like that is only about £500, all the money is in the diamond. 77 Diamonds and Steven Stone both have physical shops you can go to and are clear on the pricing on their website so work out what she wants then go see them or similar. Make sure diamond is GIA certified, other certifications are will often call a diamond say E colour and it will be a F or G on GIA certification. They are the strictest on quality control.
joey
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517 posts since 4/12/03

16 Jan 2016 19:20
diamondrocks.co.uk is good aswell on price. Based in hatton garden and can choose the diamonds in person.
mAK
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477 posts since 28/4/13

23 Jan 2016 18:09
private landlord has put a billboard out front of our house advertising his letting/management agency with no prior warning to ourselves. we have kindly asked him to explain and take it down and he has said tough shit its his house he can do what he wants.

Do we have a say in this?

He's being a right cunt about it to the point of saying if you don't like it we can mutually terminate your rental agreement

trailofdavid
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6334 posts since 14/8/09

23 Jan 2016 19:03
Small house warming present for a friend? She's split up with her husband and moved into her own place but doesnt need anything you'd need in a first house. Seems like everyone else has just sent flowers so would like something a bit different
Centurionone
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1395 posts since 30/3/11

23 Jan 2016 19:28
A decent bottle of olive oil and balsamic vinegar never disappoints…
Honnete
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224 posts since 15/10/15

23 Jan 2016 21:04
Decent candle is always on point.
snaye
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10729 posts since 24/10/02

23 Jan 2016 23:01
Big Dildo
pyscho
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168 posts since 27/3/12

23 Jan 2016 23:15
Stripogram?
figurine
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5849 posts since 14/5/07

23 Jan 2016 23:23
mAK wrote: private landlord has put a billboard out front of our house advertising his letting/management agency with no prior warning to ourselves. we have kindly asked him to explain and take it down and he has said tough shit its his house he can do what he wants.

Do we have a say in this?

He's being a right cunt about it to the point of saying if you don't like it we can mutually terminate your rental agreement
AFAIK it depends on whether there is anything about it in your rental contract. If there isn't anything forbidding it I don't think there's much you can do. Post up on the MSE forums about renting and you should get some decent advice on there if there's anything you can do.
mAK
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477 posts since 28/4/13

24 Jan 2016 08:19
cheers mate will have a look over there

only thing i could find was in the property section it states that after 24 hours notice they are allowed to enter the property to erect a board to say the house is for sale or in the last month of the lease agreement to indicate the property is for let

he neither gave any warning nor does it meet either of those criteria
gawkrodger
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7523 posts since 4/11/08

24 Jan 2016 10:25
where do you live mAK?
phish
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271 posts since 5/1/10

24 Jan 2016 16:41
uk housing market gonna bomb soon or reckon the biggest fallout would be in london and the surrounding areas?

first time buyer nerves about buying a gaff and then losing 20% of its value within 6 months.
mAK
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477 posts since 28/4/13

posted 24 Jan 2016 16:53, edited 24 Jan 2016 16:53
london/camden gawk

i have found legislation which states that basically a for sale sign/to let sign must be removed 14 days after sale/letting


http://www.camden.gov.uk/ccm/content/environment/planning-and-built-environment/two/planning-applications/before-you-apply/residential-and-business-projects/estate-agent-boards.en

need to confirm a sale/sold and to let/let and managed are all the same thing

and what effect it has that the agent is also the property owner, i think it means that he has more rights, but will need planning consent in order to place such an advertisement up and wether we are then bought into this process
DuffMan
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14361 posts since 21/2/07

24 Jan 2016 17:04
I'd be pretty certain that you'll find some forums for housing issues you can post on if you google? They'll probably have something of an idea.

And phish it's a possibility given the fact the global economy is looking shaky - but if you're buying somewhere you really like then it's not the end of the world plus if your house goes down in value so does the rest of the market, as long as you don't end up with negative equity it's not the end of the world
Hanto
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2115 posts since 30/11/09

26 Jan 2016 19:14
Just got the ball rolling on buying a house, and thought I would ask, as a lot has come up in sales this month that I want! Do any of you set spending limits on yourself, apart from money that's left over for savings etc. so you have some self-restraint?
LFC
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4288 posts since 14/6/11

26 Jan 2016 19:50
I'm fuckin terrible with money. Had a house since I was 22. Had my LTV down to 72% which is going back up to 85% to pay off fashion and beer debt. I basically buy what I want though and my kids want for nothing. So in short, don't be me, good idea to set yourself a limit cos having a house to run is shit.