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5 hours ago, RAF4EVER said:

Maybe that is a good sign everyone is happy ūüėą

No, that's no good.

Where would we be if everyone in the world was happy?

Nothing would get done, because no-one would be motivated!

We need large numbers of cranky people do get things done.

 

That makes me happy!

 

Dammit.

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@John Tapsell in complete agreement with you there. 

 

The "suggested for you" most of the time are so far off the mark as to be laughable, and some of the adverts as well! One day last week, I kept a track of all the ads, and suggestions that I closed during an 8 hour period, close to 240 over the 8 hours! I just wish there was a setting to tell them "to get lost I'm not interested in all this crap that you are trying to sell me - I'm not interested!" But of course, that's how they make their money supposedly by "not" selling your details to advertising companies!

 

 

I was about to come and grump about neighbours building stuff... For the last 3 or 4 years every summer without fail, we have had neighbours building stuff. One has built a "super shed" which took him 2 or 3 summers to finish and he still tinkers with it, every nice weekend, or evening out come the power tools - and all our windows get shut due to the damn noise he makes! Another neighbour has spent the last 2 or 3 years renovating a brand new house that's only 7 years old (we moved into ours in late 2013, and theirs was built early 2014. So again, most weekends, and evenings it's been out with the power tools. And now, another one directly behind us is building a bloody shed. So again, out with the power tools, drills, saws etc. Getting damned fed up with it. Cannot enjoy a lovely evening without some sort of noise from someone building with power tools! We have to keep all our doors and windows closed because of the amount of noise generated by them!

 

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It seems to run in phases - you get several days of fairly constant adverts and suggestions and then it goes quiet for a couple of weeks before it starts all over again. I understand why they do it - the more things you 'like' and the more 'friends' you have, the wider the platform's influence becomes through you. It's insidious and very effective as a peer to peer marketing strategy.

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That advert with the 3 dancing toads really yanks my chain. Want to put my size 11 through the telly everytime i see it! ūü§¨

 

Regards,

 

Steve

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What is this advertising you witter on about?

Not subscribing to anti-social meeja, or that idiot box most people have in the corner of the room, no newspapers, and 2 ad blockers on the PC, plus no land line, I manage to not suffer from this infestation.

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5 hours ago, treker_ed said:

@John Tapsell in complete agreement with you there. 

 

The "suggested for you" most of the time are so far off the mark as to be laughable, and some of the adverts as well! One day last week, I kept a track of all the ads, and suggestions that I closed during an 8 hour period, close to 240 over the 8 hours! I just wish there was a setting to tell them "to get lost I'm not interested in all this crap that you are trying to sell me - I'm not interested!" But of course, that's how they make their money supposedly by "not" selling your details to advertising companies!

 

 

I was about to come and grump about neighbours building stuff... For the last 3 or 4 years every summer without fail, we have had neighbours building stuff. One has built a "super shed" which took him 2 or 3 summers to finish and he still tinkers with it, every nice weekend, or evening out come the power tools - and all our windows get shut due to the damn noise he makes! Another neighbour has spent the last 2 or 3 years renovating a brand new house that's only 7 years old (we moved into ours in late 2013, and theirs was built early 2014. So again, most weekends, and evenings it's been out with the power tools. And now, another one directly behind us is building a bloody shed. So again, out with the power tools, drills, saws etc. Getting damned fed up with it. Cannot enjoy a lovely evening without some sort of noise from someone building with power tools! We have to keep all our doors and windows closed because of the amount of noise generated by them!

 

Easy solution: record the racket, then play it back to him at max volume - at about 2.00 am. Shouldn't take long for the message to get through!

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On 5/6/2021 at 9:30 AM, treker_ed said:

Signed up to Sky Q for the UHD service as we recently had to change our TV due to our old one failing. New TV is 4K UHD so we thought why not use it's capabilities and upgrade our existing Sky service. 

Popped along to our local shopping centre once we were allowed to after 12th April to chat to the Sky sales agents in there, and discussed why we wanted to upgrade, and we were told that the UHD part was included, and that there was no extra charge, and so our bill would not increase! Great - we signed up. Fast forward to Yesterday and get it all installed, only to find that the UHD part is NOT included, is extra, and will increase our bill.

Sent off a complaint to the Sky customer services (sadly India based contact centre....) and requested a call back to discuss. No call back, received an email at 07:01 this morning to basically say that as this is not recorded on our account then we are not getting the upgrade unless we can provide proof! Luckily the sales agent wrote things down on the back of a Sky Q leaflet about wanting UHD etc. So I now need to go and discuss this "error" with them again! Not a very happy or impressed customer.

Not received the service that I was expecting nor believed that we had signed up to, or that had been discussed.  

Just had a call from a UK based Sky customer service agent. Problem resolved. Have now been upgraded to Sky Ultra HD service FOC for 18 months. So instead of an extra £4pm on top of my bill, we are getting the UHD add on for nothing until November 2022. Doesn't seem a lot, but it's a saving of £72 over the 18 months! Thank you. 

 

(Asked the wife if I get the ¬£72 for hobby stuff, sadly the answer was a definite NO you do not!¬†ūüôĀ)

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59 minutes ago, treker_ed said:

(Asked the wife if I get the ¬£72 for hobby stuff, sadly the answer was a definite NO you do not!¬†ūüôĀ)

 Should have offered to go 50:50 instead of being greedy!

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22 hours ago, bentwaters81tfw said:

What is this advertising you witter on about?

Not subscribing to anti-social meeja, or that idiot box most people have in the corner of the room, no newspapers, and 2 ad blockers on the PC, plus no land line, I manage to not suffer from this infestation.


I can’t work out if that’s a grump or not . . .

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On 5/10/2021 at 6:48 PM, fatfingers said:

That advert with the 3 dancing toads really yanks my chain. Want to put my size 11 through the telly everytime i see it! ūü§¨

 

Regards,

 

Steve

 

 

Toadily understand......    :)

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On 5/10/2021 at 6:48 PM, fatfingers said:

That advert with the 3 dancing toads really yanks my chain. Want to put my size 11 through the telly everytime i see it! ūü§¨

 

Regards,

 

Steve

The ad that makes me laugh at the moment is the one for burglar alarms,the first ad a couple get back home to find they've been broken into so instead of phoning the police the first thing they do is phone about an alarm and the latest a bloke gets home with his two kids talks to his neighbour and says he's going to get one then opens his front door which isn't even locked...

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6 hours ago, Vince1159 said:

The ad that makes me laugh at the moment is the one for burglar alarms,the first ad a couple get back home to find they've been broken into so instead of phoning the police the first thing they do is phone about an alarm and the latest a bloke gets home with his two kids talks to his neighbour and says he's going to get one then opens his front door which isn't even locked...

 

There's really not much point in contacting the police about a burglary, they'll just give you a crime number for the insurance.  If you're really lucky in a few days you may get an officer round to take a statement, just don't expect too much effort in actually solving it.

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Hi

    Today it is people who dont respond 

 

      ordered my 1/32 whirlwind direct from SH  on 28th apriil got a confirmation and a  ......     will be posted as soon as possible

 

        e mailled a few days later for an update to ask to has it been shipped yet ?

 

         ........  and no replies  .............

 

             maybe i should have waited for hannants who always have given me good service 

 

                  cheers

                    jerry

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On 5/12/2021 at 6:34 AM, IanHx said:

 

 

Toadily understand......    :)

makes me hopping mad!

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46 minutes ago, brewerjerry said:

Hi

    Today it is people who dont respond 

 

      ordered my 1/32 whirlwind direct from SH  on 28th apriil got a confirmation and a  ......     will be posted as soon as possible

 

        e mailled a few days later for an update to ask to has it been shipped yet ?

 

         ........  and no replies  .............

 

             maybe i should have waited for hannants who always have given me good service 

 

                  cheers

                    jerry

Hannants were expecting it in April, still no sign of it. If SH are taking orders, it must be close.

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SH are not the fastest or most communicative, but they always deliver. 

Couple of things I've noticed:

- They seem to do their shipping on fixed days going by my order list. Not unheard of, actually. Get a bunch of orders and then a courier with a van to pick them all up at once. 

- You can check your order status on the site (create account - small discount standard).  Once shipped, they do send a mail confirmation, further updates will depend on shipping option. 
In my case, I usually do GLS as they are a bit more reliable than standard post with regards to tracking.

- It pays to shop around. In some cases, SH can be cheaper - especially when there's a sale on and you spread P&P over several items. 
Generally though, they're not in the habit of undercutting distributors or LHS pricing. 

 

 

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On 5/15/2021 at 5:29 AM, brewerjerry said:

Hi

    Today it is people who dont respond 

 

      ordered my 1/32 whirlwind direct from SH  on 28th apriil got a confirmation and a  ......     will be posted as soon as possible

 

        e mailled a few days later for an update to ask to has it been shipped yet ?

 

         ........  and no replies  .............

 

             maybe i should have waited for hannants who always have given me good service 

 

                  cheers

                    jerry

Yours shouldn't be far away (says he, optimistically ...). I ordered mine direct from SH about a fortnight or three weeks ago, and it arrived last week.

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Television history programmes, I really shouldn't watch them!  Today a programme on war factories, actually quite interesting, about industry in the Soviet Union in WW2 and how, if it hadn't been for lend-lease, they wouldn't have survived.  Then they had to go and spoil it by stating 'The war in Europe ended in September 1945'! I mean, it's not as if it's some really obscure fact when the European war ended, the writer and the idiot doing the narration should be beaten with heavy cudgels!

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Well, I guess some trainee just typed "end of WW2" into Google (I tried and the first you get in big letters is "September 2, 1945") during "research". I mean, you really expect them to have such obscure knowledge that WW2 in Europe and the Pacific ended at different dates? C'mon, that was before Facebook and Twitter (effectively Stone Age) so did it happen at all? :D

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