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14 minutes ago, egg said:

If you see a tradesman turn up in a full body kitted Traaaansit Sports on a private plate....do you think...

(a) top lad!
(b) style over substance?
(c) he's charging too much...

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D) They’re going to tarmac my drive and try to get me to agree to having some trees cut down or my roof pressure washed.

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16 minutes ago, barefoot said:

E - Twat.

The tradesman or the judgemental customer?

 

Oh, how dare a tradesman have some self respect and choose a nice vehicle in which to spend their entire day? They don't deserve that! They should be driving around in poverty!

 

Get over yourselves, all of you.

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12 minutes ago, Supernaut said:

The tradesman or the judgemental customer?

 

Oh, how dare a tradesman have some self respect and choose a nice vehicle in which to spend their entire day? They don't deserve that! They should be driving around in poverty!

 

Get over yourselves, all of you.

I thought more likely a comment about the tastes of the sort of person who'd think that was a cool van rather than thinking that tradesman shouldn't be allowed it

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2 hours ago, Supernaut said:

Get over yourselves, all of you.

I get where you're coming from....but a true story from my working life, me and a colleague were auditing a public service, me turned up in my old Fiat Uno, m'colleague turned up in new Porsche Boxster.

Staff there said we don't want to be checked up on in a guy who drives a Porsche, and he was taken off the job.

People make daft judgements like that all the time, sadly.

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4 hours ago, egg said:

If you see a tradesman turn up in a full body kitted Traaaansit Sports on a private plate....do you think...

(a) top lad!
(b) style over substance?
(c) he's charging too much...

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E) I bet he's got an I phone that was launched in the last 3 months, and his "wife" is the same colour as the van, and has bleached blond hair and botox. 

But b. 

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5 hours ago, egg said:

If you see a tradesman turn up in a full body kitted Traaaansit Sports on a private plate....do you think...

(a) top lad!
(b) style over substance?
(c) he's charging too much...

ford-transit-custom.jpg

Can't I think B and C?

 

4 hours ago, Supernaut said:

The tradesman or the judgemental customer?

 

Oh, how dare a tradesman have some self respect and choose a nice vehicle in which to spend their entire day? They don't deserve that! They should be driving around in poverty!

 

Get over yourselves, all of you.

If they spend their entire day in it they aren't going to get much work done, are they?

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7 hours ago, egg said:

If you see a tradesman turn up in a full body kitted Traaaansit Sports on a private plate....do you think...

(a) top lad!
(b) style over substance?
(c) he's charging too much...

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BIL has grey msrt and its great and he is a top spec chippie too

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7 minutes ago, stuboy said:

BIL has grey msrt and its great and he is a top spec chippie too

I didn't know until today that the Connect and Ranger can be spec'd up too...

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On 9/21/2022 at 8:12 PM, stuboy said:

Just seen a rover for sale on Facebook.. thought I'd share it on here..

 

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1034634554153293/

They could use the ¬£700 to get some lessons in punctuation and grammar! Not a single bit of punctuation in that essay¬†ūüėÖ

"Water pump needs putting back on" - BS translator - something has snapped along the way and is a total pain in the arse to sort out. Or the cambelt/water pump job went tits up, timing etc, so thats a convenient way of hiding it ...

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8 hours ago, egg said:

If you see a tradesman turn up in a full body kitted Traaaansit Sports on a private plate....do you think...

(a) top lad!
(b) style over substance?
(c) he's charging too much...

ford-transit-custom.jpg

There's a builder's firm local to me, they have a fleet of these new shape transits and transporters, posh ones, and a couple of supercars, and a couple of recent (<5 years) range rover sports, all with private plates, a nice modern office, aforementioned supercars often parked illegally. Whenever someone asks for a job to be done - total radio silence and they never hear back from them. Not a one off, heard it happen multiple times. Dont know what their game is, does make me wonder though. 

To answer your question, C) - if you can even get any work done!

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22 minutes ago, HillmanImp said:

One of the most photographed cars on t'interweb has finally been bought. 

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I think it belonged to the deceased son of the people who had it or something. Guess they maybe died or went into a home or something? Or just wanted to see it restored. 

Crikey, I photographed that in 2013. It was in such plain sight too, as you say, literally just sitting there on a driveway. I hope it is restored, its probably worth it these days.

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9 hours ago, egg said:

If you see a tradesman turn up in a full body kitted Traaaansit Sports on a private plate....do you think...

(a) top lad!
(b) style over substance?
(c) he's charging too much...

ford-transit-custom.jpg

A fellow self employed courier I know has a done up 19 plate custom crew cab. Lovely looking thing, but its been a very needy bugger. Totally unsuited to the job in my opinion but he seems happy enough with it and it is probably nearly worth what he gave for it 3 years ago.

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10 hours ago, HillmanImp said:

One of the most photographed cars on t'interweb has finally been bought. 

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I think it belonged to the deceased son of the people who had it or something. Guess they maybe died or went into a home or something? Or just wanted to see it restored. 

The true story of the car has been revealed on the FB page 

 

 

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20 hours ago, egg said:

If you see a tradesman turn up in a full body kitted Traaaansit Sports on a private plate....do you think...

(a) top lad!
(b) style over substance?
(c) he's charging too much...

ford-transit-custom.jpg

I looked into leasing a Transit Custom back in 2018, the lease company were actually offering pre registered Transit Custom Sports for the same price as a brand new base model, with the added bonus of immediate delivery. I seem to recall VW were offering something similar on pre registered Transporters.

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25 minutes ago, goosey said:

I looked into leasing a Transit Custom back in 2018, the lease company were actually offering pre registered Transit Custom Sports for the same price as a brand new base model, with the added bonus of immediate delivery. I seem to recall VW were offering something similar on pre registered Transporters.

Perhaps they thought people might treat them better than a big standard white van.

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