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Discussion in 'General' started by Brooxy, 28 Oct 2009.

  1. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    When I moved I had fibre. I also had the full TV package, so my monthly bill was £56. I soon realised that I did not watch any of it, but was a bit stuck. So I moved to copper (ewww) and they said that because I was moving into sheltered accommodation I didn't have a penalty for ending contract so it was all good.

    I ran through my new bill with the lady and it was £32.49 per month. I needed the drop, as I have to pay for my care worker. Any way, I noticed the bill settled on £40.39 and decided to look into it. Turns out I'd been bolted up with a £8 per month TV package. So I thought "F**k it, I will see if I can watch these channels I am paying for!". Sure enough, error message. So wait, I've now been paying for TV channels for 6 months that I can't watch? Time to complain !!

    Phoned BT and went through it all. Whilst I was there I was given a free upgrade to Fibre 50mb for the same monthly price. I was also given the new BT hub for free with free postage. I decided to keep the TV, now that I can actually watch it, so my bill will be £40.39. Obviously I can cope with that because I've been paying it for 6 months /rolls eyes.

    Any way my complaint went through and not only did I get a £67 refund but I also got TV free for 3 months lmao.

    It pays to complain it would seem :D
     
  2. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    After taking generous redundancy after 10 years perm at the end of January (was a dirty freelance for 11 years prior to that), I spent a few months *casually* looking for contract work (and spending too much time on various forum marketplaces and ebay - shhh, don't tell the wife), before looking more seriously, I finally started a new contract today.

    About time, I was getting bored. Wife is happy, albeit I will be missing the family trip to Ireland in a few weeks, and the bank balance will start to look very healthy shortly given that I am now earning (gross) twice what I was earning as a permie. Should of done this years ago.
     
  3. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Cat Lies Down on Broadway

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    You MUST complain, they will never put it right if you don't.
     
  4. xaser04

    xaser04 Ba Ba Ba BANANA!

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    Received my cheap Skt 939 bundle from Ebay expecting basic RAM and a "normal" ATI X850XT.. Turns out I have received very nice looking OCZ Platinum sticks and a X850XT PE

    Get in!
     
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  5. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Well-Known Member

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    Just received an Etchr satchel in the post... it's certainly an upgrade on the twelve year old Daler Rowey held together with cable ties and Araldite thing I've got now.
     
  6. Gunsmith

    Gunsmith Maximum Win

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    a £506 tax refund. :clap:
     
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  7. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    Am I mixing that up with the 850 GTO that had unlockable stuff with a bios flash?
     
  8. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    Polecat is finally back from the workshop after 6 and a bit weeks.

    Looks good as new, and have some souvenirs for my trouble

    [​IMG]

    Might get the wheel fixed up and polish up the dampers for some motoring themed decor for the garage.
     
  9. UserError

    UserError New Member

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    [​IMG]

    Admittedly this was 36 hours ago..
     
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  10. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    *Finally* got around to shoving my old PC bits in that Parvum case I got from @David:

    upload_2019-7-10_18-46-49.png

    There's no drive in there at the moment - it's still in the old case, just in case I needed to pull any files off it - and I need to raid the bits box for a fan or two, but I'm pretty pleased. *So much more room* for cables than my Define Mini!

    Oh, and there was a spare bit left over, which I'm faaaaaairly sure is a "make a radiator look pretty-like for the window" add-on. If not, I have no idea where it's supposed to go.
     
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  11. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    Was it a yellow bevelled trim panel for the top radiator grille?

    Good to see it put to use - it was just languishing in a box here.
     
  12. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    ...Maybe? Seems to fit there. I was thinking it couldn't go there 'cos the screw holes underneath are countersunk, which would be pointless, but if it's an optional cosmetic add-on that'd make sense.
     
  13. ElThomsono

    ElThomsono Well-Known Member

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    I'm in a cracking alehouse in Winton, it's a warm summer's evening and I can go to work whenever I damn please tomorrow.
     
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  14. Byron C

    Byron C Probably isn't Hitler, but definitely a muppet

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    Gaming on a 30" 2560x1600 screen

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  15. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Cat Lies Down on Broadway

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    Yep, big screen gaming is great, I'm using a 32" 2560x1440 AOC.
     
  16. Jeff Hine

    Jeff Hine .

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    I'm having to make do with a 28" 4K unit... :(
     
  17. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Bless. I work and game on a 23" 1920x1200.
     
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  18. Jeff Hine

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    CRT...? n/m; maths fail.
     
  19. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    16:10 Cheesecake
     
  20. bawjaws

    bawjaws Well-Known Member

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    Yep.

    Although I am extremely jealous of @Byron C 's 30" 16:10 screen!
     

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