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    Merryck got a reaction from rainagain in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    I have a pair of in-ear bluetooth earphones, Melomania Cambridge. They're fine, not going to blow you away, but they were reasonably priced and are more than adequate for what I need them for. A couple of years after I bought them, well out of warranty, one of the metal rings around the right earphone came loose. This meant it wouldn't fit in the case properly and wouldn't charge.
    So I looked online for a guide how to take them apart and there wasn't one. I started looking at doing it myself, but when I went to remove the ring it felt like there was a wire or something. Not wanting to wreck it I emailed them asking how the ring was attached and how I could re-attach it. They sent me out a new pair and said to keep/recycle the old ones. Free of charge. Arrived two days after I contacted them.
    They're an old product, so maybe they just had loads of stock left, but I thought it was great service. Anyway, knowing I had a spare pair I took the ring off and it was a tiny bit of glue juuuust holding on. Once it was off it was clear I could just re-fit the ring and turn it about 30 degrees to lock it in place, so dabbed a bit of glue on it, re-fitted it and they're good as new.
    If I need another pair, or anything similar I'll check what they've got on offer first. It pays to look after your customers.
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    Merryck got a reaction from Rust Collector in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    I have a pair of in-ear bluetooth earphones, Melomania Cambridge. They're fine, not going to blow you away, but they were reasonably priced and are more than adequate for what I need them for. A couple of years after I bought them, well out of warranty, one of the metal rings around the right earphone came loose. This meant it wouldn't fit in the case properly and wouldn't charge.
    So I looked online for a guide how to take them apart and there wasn't one. I started looking at doing it myself, but when I went to remove the ring it felt like there was a wire or something. Not wanting to wreck it I emailed them asking how the ring was attached and how I could re-attach it. They sent me out a new pair and said to keep/recycle the old ones. Free of charge. Arrived two days after I contacted them.
    They're an old product, so maybe they just had loads of stock left, but I thought it was great service. Anyway, knowing I had a spare pair I took the ring off and it was a tiny bit of glue juuuust holding on. Once it was off it was clear I could just re-fit the ring and turn it about 30 degrees to lock it in place, so dabbed a bit of glue on it, re-fitted it and they're good as new.
    If I need another pair, or anything similar I'll check what they've got on offer first. It pays to look after your customers.
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    Merryck got a reaction from myglaren in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    I have a pair of in-ear bluetooth earphones, Melomania Cambridge. They're fine, not going to blow you away, but they were reasonably priced and are more than adequate for what I need them for. A couple of years after I bought them, well out of warranty, one of the metal rings around the right earphone came loose. This meant it wouldn't fit in the case properly and wouldn't charge.
    So I looked online for a guide how to take them apart and there wasn't one. I started looking at doing it myself, but when I went to remove the ring it felt like there was a wire or something. Not wanting to wreck it I emailed them asking how the ring was attached and how I could re-attach it. They sent me out a new pair and said to keep/recycle the old ones. Free of charge. Arrived two days after I contacted them.
    They're an old product, so maybe they just had loads of stock left, but I thought it was great service. Anyway, knowing I had a spare pair I took the ring off and it was a tiny bit of glue juuuust holding on. Once it was off it was clear I could just re-fit the ring and turn it about 30 degrees to lock it in place, so dabbed a bit of glue on it, re-fitted it and they're good as new.
    If I need another pair, or anything similar I'll check what they've got on offer first. It pays to look after your customers.
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    Merryck got a reaction from Erebus in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    I have a pair of in-ear bluetooth earphones, Melomania Cambridge. They're fine, not going to blow you away, but they were reasonably priced and are more than adequate for what I need them for. A couple of years after I bought them, well out of warranty, one of the metal rings around the right earphone came loose. This meant it wouldn't fit in the case properly and wouldn't charge.
    So I looked online for a guide how to take them apart and there wasn't one. I started looking at doing it myself, but when I went to remove the ring it felt like there was a wire or something. Not wanting to wreck it I emailed them asking how the ring was attached and how I could re-attach it. They sent me out a new pair and said to keep/recycle the old ones. Free of charge. Arrived two days after I contacted them.
    They're an old product, so maybe they just had loads of stock left, but I thought it was great service. Anyway, knowing I had a spare pair I took the ring off and it was a tiny bit of glue juuuust holding on. Once it was off it was clear I could just re-fit the ring and turn it about 30 degrees to lock it in place, so dabbed a bit of glue on it, re-fitted it and they're good as new.
    If I need another pair, or anything similar I'll check what they've got on offer first. It pays to look after your customers.
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    Merryck got a reaction from Jenson Velcro in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    I have a pair of in-ear bluetooth earphones, Melomania Cambridge. They're fine, not going to blow you away, but they were reasonably priced and are more than adequate for what I need them for. A couple of years after I bought them, well out of warranty, one of the metal rings around the right earphone came loose. This meant it wouldn't fit in the case properly and wouldn't charge.
    So I looked online for a guide how to take them apart and there wasn't one. I started looking at doing it myself, but when I went to remove the ring it felt like there was a wire or something. Not wanting to wreck it I emailed them asking how the ring was attached and how I could re-attach it. They sent me out a new pair and said to keep/recycle the old ones. Free of charge. Arrived two days after I contacted them.
    They're an old product, so maybe they just had loads of stock left, but I thought it was great service. Anyway, knowing I had a spare pair I took the ring off and it was a tiny bit of glue juuuust holding on. Once it was off it was clear I could just re-fit the ring and turn it about 30 degrees to lock it in place, so dabbed a bit of glue on it, re-fitted it and they're good as new.
    If I need another pair, or anything similar I'll check what they've got on offer first. It pays to look after your customers.
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    Merryck got a reaction from Datsuncog in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    I have a pair of in-ear bluetooth earphones, Melomania Cambridge. They're fine, not going to blow you away, but they were reasonably priced and are more than adequate for what I need them for. A couple of years after I bought them, well out of warranty, one of the metal rings around the right earphone came loose. This meant it wouldn't fit in the case properly and wouldn't charge.
    So I looked online for a guide how to take them apart and there wasn't one. I started looking at doing it myself, but when I went to remove the ring it felt like there was a wire or something. Not wanting to wreck it I emailed them asking how the ring was attached and how I could re-attach it. They sent me out a new pair and said to keep/recycle the old ones. Free of charge. Arrived two days after I contacted them.
    They're an old product, so maybe they just had loads of stock left, but I thought it was great service. Anyway, knowing I had a spare pair I took the ring off and it was a tiny bit of glue juuuust holding on. Once it was off it was clear I could just re-fit the ring and turn it about 30 degrees to lock it in place, so dabbed a bit of glue on it, re-fitted it and they're good as new.
    If I need another pair, or anything similar I'll check what they've got on offer first. It pays to look after your customers.
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    Merryck reacted to DavieW in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    I was sorely tempted to ask if there's a diesel version as well. 
     

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    Merryck reacted to Sheefag in eBay tat volume 3.   
    You'd get a Micra in the back of this with the seats up.
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    Merryck got a reaction from MiniMinorMk3 in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    Just before Christmas I was being tailgated by the police in an almost brand new X5. Right up my arse for a good mile or so as I stuck diligently to the speed limit in my little Micra.
    Anyway, we got to a bit of straight road and they went for the overtake. I was already doing the limit, so they were being bellends, but whatever, I'd rather have them in front of me than behind. I looked in my wing mirror as they overtook, having seen something there. As soon as they came past they SLAMMED on their brakes, moving right across me in the process.
    At this point I'm thinking "These guys are fucking deranged!" Until I saw a fully grown stag fly into the air, right across the other side of the road, over a roughly 10ft hedge. Bits of brand new BMW flew everywhere, and luckily the Micra's brakes were able to keep me from ploughing into the back of them.
    They pulled into a driveway about 100m down the road, I pulled in to check they were ok and the driver couldn't even get his door open, the deer had managed to push the whole front quarter back enough.
    Thank fuck they overtook me though, because the Micra would likely have taken out the fucker's legs and I'd have ended up with a face full of venison. Not sure I'd have survived it. It would certainly have written off the car.
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    Merryck got a reaction from Coprolalia in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    Just before Christmas I was being tailgated by the police in an almost brand new X5. Right up my arse for a good mile or so as I stuck diligently to the speed limit in my little Micra.
    Anyway, we got to a bit of straight road and they went for the overtake. I was already doing the limit, so they were being bellends, but whatever, I'd rather have them in front of me than behind. I looked in my wing mirror as they overtook, having seen something there. As soon as they came past they SLAMMED on their brakes, moving right across me in the process.
    At this point I'm thinking "These guys are fucking deranged!" Until I saw a fully grown stag fly into the air, right across the other side of the road, over a roughly 10ft hedge. Bits of brand new BMW flew everywhere, and luckily the Micra's brakes were able to keep me from ploughing into the back of them.
    They pulled into a driveway about 100m down the road, I pulled in to check they were ok and the driver couldn't even get his door open, the deer had managed to push the whole front quarter back enough.
    Thank fuck they overtook me though, because the Micra would likely have taken out the fucker's legs and I'd have ended up with a face full of venison. Not sure I'd have survived it. It would certainly have written off the car.
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    Merryck got a reaction from dome in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    Just before Christmas I was being tailgated by the police in an almost brand new X5. Right up my arse for a good mile or so as I stuck diligently to the speed limit in my little Micra.
    Anyway, we got to a bit of straight road and they went for the overtake. I was already doing the limit, so they were being bellends, but whatever, I'd rather have them in front of me than behind. I looked in my wing mirror as they overtook, having seen something there. As soon as they came past they SLAMMED on their brakes, moving right across me in the process.
    At this point I'm thinking "These guys are fucking deranged!" Until I saw a fully grown stag fly into the air, right across the other side of the road, over a roughly 10ft hedge. Bits of brand new BMW flew everywhere, and luckily the Micra's brakes were able to keep me from ploughing into the back of them.
    They pulled into a driveway about 100m down the road, I pulled in to check they were ok and the driver couldn't even get his door open, the deer had managed to push the whole front quarter back enough.
    Thank fuck they overtook me though, because the Micra would likely have taken out the fucker's legs and I'd have ended up with a face full of venison. Not sure I'd have survived it. It would certainly have written off the car.
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    Merryck got a reaction from Rust Collector in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    I'm sure I've told this once before, but I was once driving the Land Rover home quite late, would have been after midnight. My wife was with me, and as we were driving along a Police car came in the other direction. I looked in my rear view mirror as they passed and said "They're going to pull us over I reckon." We carried on and nothing. No lights or anything. I turned to her and said "Huh, guess I was wrong!".
    A few minutes later I see a pair of headlights coming up fast, just as we get to the same part of the road where the stag incident happened they turn on the blue lights and suddenly there's three cars, one overtakes me, the other pulls up next to me and they box us in to pull us over. They wanted to check it wasn't stolen. Again, luckily they weren't too aggressive with it as the Land Rover has drums on the rear. 
    I asked if they were the same car we passed further back and they explained they were, and that they weren't able to pull a Land Rover with just one car in the countryside as they'd have no chance of stopping me if I didn't want to be stopped. They checked it was ours and sent us on our way after a couple of minutes. Was quite exciting really!
    I'm always happy to be stopped when I'm driving it as they're stolen all the time around here and it means they're more likely to catch whichever fucker's stolen it off me. They always apologise for stopping me so I make sure to tell them to stop that one specifically any time they need to. Hopefully whoever owns it after me doesn't mind!
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    Merryck got a reaction from adw1977 in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    Just before Christmas I was being tailgated by the police in an almost brand new X5. Right up my arse for a good mile or so as I stuck diligently to the speed limit in my little Micra.
    Anyway, we got to a bit of straight road and they went for the overtake. I was already doing the limit, so they were being bellends, but whatever, I'd rather have them in front of me than behind. I looked in my wing mirror as they overtook, having seen something there. As soon as they came past they SLAMMED on their brakes, moving right across me in the process.
    At this point I'm thinking "These guys are fucking deranged!" Until I saw a fully grown stag fly into the air, right across the other side of the road, over a roughly 10ft hedge. Bits of brand new BMW flew everywhere, and luckily the Micra's brakes were able to keep me from ploughing into the back of them.
    They pulled into a driveway about 100m down the road, I pulled in to check they were ok and the driver couldn't even get his door open, the deer had managed to push the whole front quarter back enough.
    Thank fuck they overtook me though, because the Micra would likely have taken out the fucker's legs and I'd have ended up with a face full of venison. Not sure I'd have survived it. It would certainly have written off the car.
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    Merryck got a reaction from Remspoor in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    Just before Christmas I was being tailgated by the police in an almost brand new X5. Right up my arse for a good mile or so as I stuck diligently to the speed limit in my little Micra.
    Anyway, we got to a bit of straight road and they went for the overtake. I was already doing the limit, so they were being bellends, but whatever, I'd rather have them in front of me than behind. I looked in my wing mirror as they overtook, having seen something there. As soon as they came past they SLAMMED on their brakes, moving right across me in the process.
    At this point I'm thinking "These guys are fucking deranged!" Until I saw a fully grown stag fly into the air, right across the other side of the road, over a roughly 10ft hedge. Bits of brand new BMW flew everywhere, and luckily the Micra's brakes were able to keep me from ploughing into the back of them.
    They pulled into a driveway about 100m down the road, I pulled in to check they were ok and the driver couldn't even get his door open, the deer had managed to push the whole front quarter back enough.
    Thank fuck they overtook me though, because the Micra would likely have taken out the fucker's legs and I'd have ended up with a face full of venison. Not sure I'd have survived it. It would certainly have written off the car.
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    Merryck got a reaction from myglaren in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    I'm sure I've told this once before, but I was once driving the Land Rover home quite late, would have been after midnight. My wife was with me, and as we were driving along a Police car came in the other direction. I looked in my rear view mirror as they passed and said "They're going to pull us over I reckon." We carried on and nothing. No lights or anything. I turned to her and said "Huh, guess I was wrong!".
    A few minutes later I see a pair of headlights coming up fast, just as we get to the same part of the road where the stag incident happened they turn on the blue lights and suddenly there's three cars, one overtakes me, the other pulls up next to me and they box us in to pull us over. They wanted to check it wasn't stolen. Again, luckily they weren't too aggressive with it as the Land Rover has drums on the rear. 
    I asked if they were the same car we passed further back and they explained they were, and that they weren't able to pull a Land Rover with just one car in the countryside as they'd have no chance of stopping me if I didn't want to be stopped. They checked it was ours and sent us on our way after a couple of minutes. Was quite exciting really!
    I'm always happy to be stopped when I'm driving it as they're stolen all the time around here and it means they're more likely to catch whichever fucker's stolen it off me. They always apologise for stopping me so I make sure to tell them to stop that one specifically any time they need to. Hopefully whoever owns it after me doesn't mind!
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