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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swiftus
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1235 posts since 1/7/09

23 Oct 2020 15:12
Richgee wrote: are the companies big corporate monsters or one legged li'l granma's sofa making company?

Comes down to this for me…
stoney
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17605 posts since 22/1/05

23 Oct 2020 17:21
It’s a big company. It’s about £800 and they really messed me about. If they come back to me for it in the next couple weeks I’ll tell them to collect it. If not I think I’ll just keep it. I 100% don’t want to land a struggling company in the shit. But if I’m gaining a freebee from a mix up then I think fair play. Interesting one. I think if they don’t ask for it back and they are doing well I’m ok to keep.
stoney
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17605 posts since 22/1/05

23 Oct 2020 17:21
swiftus wrote:
Richgee wrote: are the companies big corporate monsters or one legged li'l granma's sofa making company?

Comes down to this for me…

Totally agree
Richgee
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75 posts since 26/4/15

23 Oct 2020 17:51
To be fair though supply chains are so optimised these days the return may well cost them more than you Keeping it.
Hanto
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2388 posts since 30/11/09

23 Oct 2020 19:24
I ordered a pair of JMM sunglasses from a retailer in Florida who sent a cancelled order by mistake. I went back and forth for months on it and called the retailer and they actually were fine with me to keep it.

I think I spoke with citizens advice to get their perspective. So that could be an option. Its different when you have declined the order. But worth checking with them.
Hanto
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2388 posts since 30/11/09

23 Oct 2020 19:25
Essentially if you give them an opportunity to collect it, they can. If they do nothing after a certain point, you should be fine as you have made reasonable attempts to notify them of their mistake to rectify it.
Goldie
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4743 posts since 17/10/07

24 Oct 2020 20:44
Sit on it (pardon the pun) for a few months and see what happens. Then keep it.
freedom
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826 posts since 25/4/12

24 Oct 2020 22:07
reminds me of a time I ordered a pair of suede virgils from a guy on ebay. think he was in china or japan - anyways, never turned up, and tracking didn't work from the get go so he immediately refunded me the next day (450 ish iirc) … around 3 months later I come home to find a mysterious parcel tucked underneath the car, and it was them. I think they just have came on a shipping freight or something. I never actually told the bloke but I did feel guilty. I was like 18 at the time and couldn't really afford them anyway so
Trent
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1995 posts since 18/1/09

25 Oct 2020 05:09
swiftus wrote: Wow, SHL…Didn't know the big companies still did tests like these. Thought they moved away from these and put more emphasis on interviews/what you do outside of work.

Last time I remember doing one was at uni, applying for jobs in final year. About 4 of us around one laptop all trying to answer the questions Laughing out loud

Yeah its the SHL testing that I had to do. Not enjoyable at all. The actual exam ended up feeling easier than the mock but who knows what my score was. I guess I'll get to know this week.
Doogan
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807 posts since 13/4/14

1 Nov 2020 12:29
Does CBD oil have any benefits or is it snake oil? I have an 8% strength bottle.
spitfiredealer
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2355 posts since 12/6/10

1 Nov 2020 13:19
I believe it does yes. Huge anti inflammatory. Helps with anxiety too for some people.
Doogan
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807 posts since 13/4/14

1 Nov 2020 14:21
That's encouraging as I have osteoarthritis in my hips and have suffered from anxiety in the past(mostly linked to boozing which I have pretty much quit).

I have this one https://prolifecbd.co.uk/collections/cbd-oil/products/prolife-800mg-8-cbd-oil-10ml

Is that any good? I understand not all of the CBD products are equal.
themistake
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10747 posts since 20/2/06

1 Nov 2020 14:29
What was the name of that washing liquid that got antiperspirant off clothes?
Crackajack
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7663 posts since 21/4/05

1 Nov 2020 14:35
Deo-Go
spitfiredealer
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2355 posts since 12/6/10

1 Nov 2020 17:32
Doogan wrote: That's encouraging as I have osteoarthritis in my hips and have suffered from anxiety in the past(mostly linked to boozing which I have pretty much quit).

I have this one https://prolifecbd.co.uk/collections/cbd-oil/products/prolife-800mg-8-cbd-oil-10ml

Is that any good? I understand not all of the CBD products are equal.

never used that before. 800mg should be strong enough to do something. Not going to fix stuff over night mind.
themistake
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10747 posts since 20/2/06

1 Nov 2020 19:15
Crackajack wrote: Deo-Go

Cheers.
Great reviews on here I think.
swede
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9064 posts since 21/3/09

posted 1 Nov 2020 20:30, edited 1 Nov 2020 20:30
Doogan wrote: Does CBD oil have any benefits or is it snake oil? I have an 8% strength bottle.

in short, yes it can have some benefits. but anything legally sold on the uk high st is not strong enough at all. stuff from holland and barrett is a genuine con and cut with low levels of melatonin so they can slap "helps with sleep" on the bottle of pills. pure placebo
jwool
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2703 posts since 16/2/10

1 Nov 2020 21:01
I give H&B 5% stuff to my dog every morning on his breakfast, am I being conned?
swede
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9064 posts since 21/3/09

1 Nov 2020 21:30
Dunno. Has your dog told you he feels better?
YLAup
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5478 posts since 5/9/11

1 Nov 2020 21:53
Read something reacently about there actually being no detectable trace in CBD oil