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#65371 OFFLINE   Kiltox

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 10:10 PM

Why would you bid on anything with a week to go?


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#65372 OFFLINE   AngusToledo

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 10:42 PM

Just booked Lanzarote for next August, an extra fucking grand cos it's school hols, winds me up every year

We got back from there last Thursday, after a week away. We were quite taken with the place, and wish we'd had our hire car for more than three days for exploring. What sort of price have you paid off-peak, then? Ours ended up around £1800 for a week for two adults, fully inclusive, with sea-view room, and airport parking lobbed in. Didn't think it was too bad.

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 06:19 AM

Why would you bid on anything with a week to go?

 

Quite, one bid in the last 5 seconds, or use a bid sniper, by bidding early you end up pushing the price up.


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Posted 14 September 2017 - 06:35 AM

We got back from there last Thursday, after a week away. We were quite taken with the place, and wish we'd had our hire car for more than three days for exploring. What sort of price have you paid off-peak, then? Ours ended up around £1800 for a week for two adults, fully inclusive, with sea-view room, and airport parking lobbed in. Didn't think it was too bad.


we're off to look at a place for sale later with a small 2up/2down house on the front,a barn which will convert into a cracking 3 or 4 bedroom place znd just over 2 acres of fenced in pasture
up for £2000 but seller will reduce to sell.....
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#65375 OFFLINE   purplebargeken

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 06:59 AM

^^ Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck offffffffffffffffffffffff,yer bastard.

 

LOL. Two fucking thousand quid? Let me think about it..........


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#65376 OFFLINE   Lacquer Peel

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 07:50 AM

Cheap houses but you're essentially living in the third world.



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Posted 14 September 2017 - 08:10 AM

Cheap houses but you're essentially living in the third world.

 

Indeed. My colleague who's in his early 50s was thinking about buying a place in Bulgaria to retire to. Very cheap, but then he realised there is pretty much fuck-all healthcare available, especially for non-natives.

 

Not such a fun idea retiring there now, is it?


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#65378 ONLINE   Richard

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 08:26 AM

There will be fuck all healthcare here soon anyway.
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Posted 14 September 2017 - 08:42 AM

Like retiring to Lincolnshire them, you only have the one heart attack!
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Posted 14 September 2017 - 09:43 AM

Cheap houses but you're essentially living in the third world.


A bit like moving to Rotherham.
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#65381 ONLINE   andy18s

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 10:30 AM

Indeed. My colleague who's in his early 50s was thinking about buying a place in Bulgaria to retire to. Very cheap, but then he realised there is pretty much fuck-all healthcare available, especially for non-natives.

Not such a fun idea retiring there now, is it?

We didn't buy over here with the mindset of OmgWotIf.......we moved to a place where everything is significantly cheaper than the UK
We've taken on temporary citizenship which opens up a lot of opportunities,including signing up to the Bulgarian health service and from what I've seen and heard so far it's every bit as good as the NHS
And it costs 17lev (£8) a month for the full healthcare...how much is your National Insurance?
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If the worst were to happen it's a 3 hour flight back to the UK,which compares with the average wait for an ambulance over there I believe
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Posted 14 September 2017 - 10:32 AM

AngusToledo, on 13 Sept 2017 - 11:42 PM, said:snapback.png

We got back from there last Thursday, after a week away. We were quite taken with the place, and wish we'd had our hire car for more than three days for exploring. What sort of price have you paid off-peak, then? Ours ended up around £1800 for a week for two adults, fully inclusive, with sea-view room, and airport parking lobbed in. Didn't think it was too bad.

we're off to look at a place for sale later with a small 2up/2down house on the front,a barn which will convert into a cracking 3 or 4 bedroom place znd just over 2 acres of fenced in pasture
up for £2000 but seller will reduce to sell.....

We are going to Lanzarote in late November  for a week to look at some properties,We are also planning on next summer a week in feuterventura,getting the ferry over to player blanca spending a week there,then a drive to puerto del carmen for a week.Then drop the car at the airport and home.


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#65383 OFFLINE   Aston Martin

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 10:54 AM

Stupid cactus, drivers door/window seal was a bit loose. Banged it back down and hopefully it's a one off.
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Posted 14 September 2017 - 11:05 AM

Quite, one bid in the last 5 seconds, or use a bid sniper, by bidding early you end up pushing the price up.


Obviously you're both right. No idea why I did.

Doesn't matter anyway as I think auto trader has come up trumps again.
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Buying and driving Euro shit since 2016.

 

 


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Posted 14 September 2017 - 11:26 AM

Okay no it hasn't, the car has sold already. After one hour of being on auto trader...

Buying and driving Euro shit since 2016.

 

 


#65386 OFFLINE   3VOM

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 12:04 PM

Why does Loctite suddenly cost £10/ml? OK I suspect the last time I bought some was 5 or 6 years ago but I'm sure it was only a few quid.


What's the retail on one of those plumbed in fire extinguisher systems?


#65387 OFFLINE   Kiltox

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 12:44 PM

Why does Loctite suddenly cost £10/ml? OK I suspect the last time I bought some was 5 or 6 years ago but I'm sure it was only a few quid.


Have a look on Amazon, it was quite cheap there last time I bought some
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#65388 OFFLINE   Lacquer Peel

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 01:29 PM

3 hours for an ambulance, o rly? The UK has a lot of problems and clearly Bulgaria is beautiful and the cost of living is cheap but it's not for everyone. How many of us can work online or afford to not work?
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#65389 OFFLINE   AngusToledo

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 02:47 PM

we're off to look at a place for sale later with a small 2up/2down house on the front,a barn which will convert into a cracking 3 or 4 bedroom place znd just over 2 acres of fenced in pasture
up for £2000 but seller will reduce to sell.....

Good god. Were you on Lanzarote when you found it, or was it on a sales website? 


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Them yellow cubes from out of a proper old-school urinal are easy to sneak in and a better buzz than any modern chemical shit. Never done me any harm.


#65390 ONLINE   andy18s

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 04:41 PM

Good god. Were you on Lanzarote when you found it, or was it on a sales website?


Ah,should have made it clear I'm in Bulgaria....lol
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Posted 14 September 2017 - 05:21 PM

3 hours for an ambulance, o rly? The UK has a lot of problems and clearly Bulgaria is beautiful and the cost of living is cheap but it's not for everyone. How many of us can work online or afford to not work?

You've just made me wonder how long I could get away with "working from home" in a different country.

I've just been into the office after three weeks of avoiding it. Nobody even batted an eyelid.

It'd be cheaper to live in Bulgaria and just book a couple of nights in a hotel once every fortnight, and some cheap flights
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#65392 ONLINE   cort1977

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 05:53 PM

I'm thinking this more and more, I hardly need to go in to the office at all these days.   Even most of my meetings are conference calls with people in God-forsaken parts of the world so why do I need to be in the office each day?


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Posted 14 September 2017 - 06:03 PM

Having to spend 120 quid to buy 2 new tyres for a car I give back in 6 weeks. I probably should have replaced them a last month to be fair.

I estimate this car needs £3000 maybe £4000 spending on it to get it rite and when this is done it will be wotrth about £1500!!


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Posted 14 September 2017 - 06:25 PM

Having to spend 120 quid to buy 2 new tyres for a car I give back in 6 weeks. I probably should have replaced them a last month to be fair.


Part worns?

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 06:28 PM

I had a look but couldn't find anything in that size for a price that would justify it.

I estimate this car needs £3000 maybe £4000 spending on it to get it rite and when this is done it will be wotrth about £1500!!


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Posted 14 September 2017 - 06:45 PM

Today I followed an "auto dismantlers" truck with two cars on the back presumably going to meet their maker.

A mint looking N reg 306 5dr in quite a high spec and an 04 Fiesta, again spotless.

It genuinely saddened me that what looks like a perfectly good car is going for scrap to be replaced by a bloody Mokka or some such crap.

What the hell are we doing that for?

You might say the car industry supports jobs but most of those jobs are in Korea and I'd much rather have a mechanic gainfully employed here than a salesman or a finance manager.

Strangely I wasn't bothered about the Fiesta despite it being an even bigger waste.
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#65397 OFFLINE   twosmoke300

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 06:50 PM

306 prob rear beam and inner arch rust . Fiesta prob a big mot fail inc brake pipes , tyres and emissions ( dead cat due to misfire )
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Posted 14 September 2017 - 07:03 PM

I still haven't had any problems with PSA rear beams, even ones with squiffy camber.

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 07:06 PM

Mot fails , tyres rubbing the arches and knocks over bumps . Common here
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Posted 14 September 2017 - 07:19 PM

Do Renault torsion bar beams suffer so badly?




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