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Rant Why, just why would you ID me!?

Discussion in 'General' started by mars-bar-man, 8 Sep 2010.

  1. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    FYI, for those suggesting getting ID: He had a provisional up until a few days back, and the DSA/DVLA (I forget which deals with the licenses) haven't sent him his full license yet ;)
     
  2. supermonkey

    supermonkey Deal with it

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    I'm still trying to figure out why a PC magazine is age restricted. That just confuses the hell out of me.
     
  3. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    Probably the demo disc more than the magazine. Any un-rated/18 rated game demos = ID warning on the till system, if the retailer is more than just a small time news agents.
     
  4. murraynt

    murraynt Well-Known Member

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    But they can sell car magazines with girls legs and tits hang all over them:eyebrow:
     
  5. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    If they're clothed, it's fine. Same rules BT operates. No nipple, no.. Well, you get the idea.
     
  6. mars-bar-man

    mars-bar-man Side bewb.

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    Yeah, I fully understand the reasoning tbh. But I've been going there for years, buying some for of PC related mag nearly once a week, 90% of the time served by her. She knows I'm 18+, she's ID'd me before, she knows I am. But she ID's me again, and I can't buy at all.

    It's a fair enough system, that has to be some form of leeway when it comes to this, if I were buying alcohol, cigarettes, porn or a knife then yes, ID me by all means. I can cause damage to not only myself, but potentially other people. And for one you have to be 18+ to be in it.

    I'm not going to hurt anyone with a magazine, worst that'll happen is I may get a paper cut. Ouch.

    I reckon it was the demo disc, I never use them though, which just rubs metaphorical salt into the wound.
     
  7. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    Unfortunately, once the request for ID has been made, legally, they're not allowed to serve you until proof of age is shown.

    In an off license this includes everything. So if I ID'd someone for booze, and they couldn't prove they were old enough, I then couldn't serve that same person anything else in the store, be that sweets or cigarettes, although cigarettes wasn't such a big deal until it went from 16 to 18. Whether the same holds true for Smiths, or what have you, I can't say. It's been so long now I can't recall whether that specific part was Bargain Booze policy, or law.
     
  8. 13eightyfour

    13eightyfour Formerly Titanium Angel

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    when i was a college a friend got ID'd for a can of bass shandy, this was made worse because he actually worked in the store! and the woman on the checkout was deadly serious.

    Needless to say he never lived that down!
     
  9. Ramble

    Ramble Ginger Nut

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    No that's stupid, they don't have an obligation to ID everyone, just those that look 25 or under (generally).
     
  10. Shadowed_fury

    Shadowed_fury Active Member

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    Wrong. They can, and will ID everyone if needs be.
     
  11. fev

    fev Industry Fallout

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    Hold tight.... you were going to open a bank account with no form of ID?
     
  12. mars-bar-man

    mars-bar-man Side bewb.

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    I already have an account with them, also need a letter from the university confirming a place. Took previous bank statements as well.
     
  13. sleepygamer

    sleepygamer More Metal Than Thou

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    I rarely get ID'd these days. Funny thing is that it stopped when I got the septum piercing. I don't know of anywhere around here that'll do it if you are under 18, which is a good indicator for those in the know, but I suspect that most of the time, no one wants to bother the dude with the metal in his face and the angry eyebrows.

    Oh the left is about as not angry as my eyebrows get, without raising them. >.>
     
  14. Booga

    Booga Cuppa tea anyone?

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    How does it work with The Sun news paper then? That is not age restricted and that has nipples in it.
    I am pretty sure anybody regardless of age can buy the Sun.

    This whole ID/age business is just stupid and has gone from being done from a common sense approach to just a blanket ID request.
    I am sure there was an incident in the paper about a pensioner being asked for ID when he was buying alcohol.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...-67-refused-bottle-cider-unless-prove-18.html

    That to me is plain idiotic and no amount of arguing about law or any other policy this or that is going to make me think that is anything but bloody ridiculous. :sigh:
     
  15. GregTheRotter

    GregTheRotter Well-Known Member

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    Getting ID'ed for buying an effing pc magazine. Way to go nanny state UK. I mean I knew the UK was a joke when it came to that sort of stuff, but this is just extreme.
     
  16. supermonkey

    supermonkey Deal with it

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    So, let me see if I understand this whole situation. In the UK, you have to be 18 or older to buy a PC magazine because it might come with a demo for a game that could be rated 18. If you try to buy said magazine you have to show a valid ID. But, you can make changes to your existing bank account with nothing other than a previous bank statement?

    I'm horribly confused.
     
  17. mars-bar-man

    mars-bar-man Side bewb.

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    + Plus a university offer letter (required to set the account up), I also need my card, pin number and a student loan letter.

    Wasn't changing my account, makinga new one.
     
  18. VipersGratitude

    VipersGratitude Well-Known Member

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    Yeah well, in Texas, I got ID'ed for a pack of Marlboros and apparently my PASSPORT (the same passport that got me through customs, immigration and homeland security) wasn't acceptable because she'd never seen one before...Which figures...She was mexican :D
     
  19. stonedsurd

    stonedsurd Is a cackling Yuletide Belgian

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    I have a manly beard. I still get ID'ed for smokes. Bloody silly, I tell you.
     
  20. mvagusta

    mvagusta Did a skid that went for two weeks.

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    I haven't looked in a PC magazine for a little while.... what the hell is in those things now, that you need to be an adult to purchase one :confused:

    Why couldn't a 10 year old buy one :confused:
     

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