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Fucking Insurance!

1998 Ford Galaxy 2.0 with 7 seats and Cat C or D (Can't remember which) = £38 per month.

2000 Nissan Almera 1.5..........................................................................................................= £41 per month

 

Go figure.

Pissed off now, this was about saving money.

 

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16 hours ago, TheDoctor said:

Go figure.

Pissed off now, this was about saving money.

 

Does that include your admin fee for change of policy? If so, depending on how many months you have left, the Almera IS cheaper to insure. I always get stung the £25 or whatever - even when it's an online change and you have paperless settings. Needless to say swapping cars every 5 minutes can never end up saving you money.

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6 minutes ago, shedenvy said:

Does that include your admin fee for change of policy? If so, depending on how many months you have left, the Almera IS cheaper to insure. I always get stung the £25 or whatever - even when it's an online change and you have paperless settings. Needless to say swapping cars every 5 minutes can never end up saving you money.

I had a similar bizarre exchange back in 2016 when I bought my KIA. Along the lines of 'your annual premium has reduced by £50 so that'll be £75 extra for the change and the remianing 3 months of cover....'. An interesting* exchange of views took place.

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46 minutes ago, shedenvy said:

Does that include your admin fee for change of policy? If so, depending on how many months you have left, the Almera IS cheaper to insure. I always get stung the £25 or whatever - even when it's an online change and you have paperless settings. Needless to say swapping cars every 5 minutes can never end up saving you money.

My renewal is may. Across the year, it is a couple of quid more expensive apparently, but obviously exacerbated by the admin fee. Just surprised it was about the same yearly premium for both cars. 

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6 minutes ago, Lacquer Peel said:
1 hour ago, TheDoctor said:

Don't say things like that, you'll break Autoshite emoji23.png
 

Are you actually enjoying this though?

Me? No. I was referring to the rest of Autoshite, who mostly seem to enjoy the madness. 😁

 

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4 hours ago, TheDoctor said:

My renewal is may. Across the year, it is a couple of quid more expensive apparently, but obviously exacerbated by the admin fee. Just surprised it was about the same yearly premium for both cars. 

I had a range rover 2002 with the 3.0D engine in, insured for £200 , i got a quote for a 1999 BMW 330D with the 3.0D engine in it, £450 , bought a MX5 £107 ,I'm sure it's a quote dartboard

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Hard to know what you're moaning about, tbh. I went to see the Bermuda Philharmonic Orchestra last night and half way through the triangle player just disappeared.

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53 minutes ago, Cavcraft said:

Hard to know what you're moaning about, tbh. I went to see the Bermuda Philharmonic Orchestra last night and half way through the triangle player just disappeared.

The rest of the orchestra subsequently crashed without warning.

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1 hour ago, Cavcraft said:

Hard to know what you're moaning about, tbh. I went to see the Bermuda Philharmonic Orchestra last night and half way through the triangle player just disappeared.

You think you've got problems. I had to call the police out to the wife as she refused to take her afternoon nap.

They arrested her for resisting arrest.

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4 hours ago, Cavcraft said:

Hard to know what you're moaning about, tbh. I went to see the Bermuda Philharmonic Orchestra last night and half way through the triangle player just disappeared.

I used to play triangle in a reggae band. I was tucked away at the back, doing my own ting.

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The house move saga continues.  The house my other half is currently renting and which I'd started to move my stuff into is now, presumably, being sold by the landlord so it needs to be vacated by the end of August.  Super!  That means faffing about trying to find another rental property suitable at short notice and a hit to the savings for both of us when we could do without it.

We're trying to be positive about it and hoping we can find somewhere at least with flatter off-road parking and maybe even a bit more internal space.

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52 minutes ago, vulgalour said:

The house move saga continues.  The house my other half is currently renting and which I'd started to move my stuff into is now, presumably, being sold by the landlord so it needs to be vacated by the end of August.  Super!  That means faffing about trying to find another rental property suitable at short notice and a hit to the savings for both of us when we could do without it.

We're trying to be positive about it and hoping we can find somewhere at least with flatter off-road parking and maybe even a bit more internal space.

They can't make you move out by end August, 3 months is the minimum they can give you, and then you really don't have to if you want to be awkward/cannot find somewhere to live, as long as you keep paying the rent they will have to evict you, they might even pay you to leave, you have a lot of rights as a tenant and sometimes it pays to play the game. 

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7 minutes ago, Jazoli said:

They can't make you move out by end August, 3 months is the minimum they can give you, and then you really don't have to if you want to be awkward/cannot find somewhere to live, as long as you keep paying the rent they will have to evict you, they might even pay you to leave, you have a lot of rights as a tenant and sometimes it pays to play the game. 

 Unless his landlord is a Rachman clone.

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I apologise now if I’m going to upset any dog owners... We’ve been entrusted, unbeknownst to me, to look after the in laws dog. Who on earth signs up for this? It’s a PITA! The god forsaken thing is constantly under my feet, pestering the kids, pissing in the kitchen. It’s like having kids but with none of the benefits of them. WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS TO YOURSELF!!!!!!!

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2 minutes ago, sierraman said:

I apologise now if I’m going to upset any dog owners... We’ve been entrusted, unbeknownst to me, to look after the in laws dog. Who on earth signs up for this? It’s a PITA! The god forsaken thing is constantly under my feet, pestering the kids, pissing in the kitchen. It’s like having kids but with none of the benefits of them. WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS TO YOURSELF!!!!!!!

 

Don't forget picking up their turds when you take them for a walk 😂

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35 minutes ago, sierraman said:

I apologise now if I’m going to upset any dog owners.... It’s like having kids but with none of the benefits of them. WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS TO YOURSELF!!!!!!!

Are there benefits to having children? At least my dogs are generally affectionate and pleased to see me.

It could be worse though, you could have been asked to look after a horse.

(I quite like horses, but they seem to cost about the same to run as a Bentley)

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25 minutes ago, sierraman said:

...I don’t get those who bag the shit up, then chuck the bag of shit into the bushes. 

....or carefully hang the bags in a hedge or low tree branch....

2 minutes ago, anonymous user said:

.....could be worse though, you could have been asked to look after a horse.

(I quite like horses, but they seem to cost about the same to run as a Bentley)

I have and do. I still prefer horses. And their output tends to be biodegradable.

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Decided to take the BX today for errands instead of the Princess and because of one incident I'm very glad I did.  Same roundabout that always causes grief, I'm already on the thing, indicating, about to take my exit when some dozy pillock pulls out in front of me.  Emergency stopped and even managed to stall the BX in the process.  How I didn't collect the car behind me I have no idea.  Had I been in the Princess, even though the brakes on it are now excellent, there's absolutely no way I would have stopped in time and that would have been the end of that.  I really can't grasp the logic of why they pulled out in front of me, they looked at the car, they must have seen the indicator on, my road position was such that I was obviously exiting and given where we both ended up stopped with the front of my car blocking the front of their's, there was absolutely no space for them to go into.  Roundabouts are incredibly sensible inventions, it's just a shame that so many people don't know how to use them properly.

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7 minutes ago, vulgalour said:

.....Roundabouts are incredibly sensible inventions, it's just a shame that so many people don't know how to use them properly.

Unless they're mini-roundabouts; most people down here just drive straight across them.

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1 hour ago, sierraman said:

I apologise now if I’m going to upset any dog owners... We’ve been entrusted, unbeknownst to me, to look after the in laws dog. Who on earth signs up for this? It’s a PITA! The god forsaken thing is constantly under my feet, pestering the kids, pissing in the kitchen. It’s like having kids but with none of the benefits of them. WHY WOULD YOU DO THIS TO YOURSELF!!!!!!!

I'm the polar opposite and say those exact same words but with regards to kids.  A dog yes maybe, kids? Not a fckin chance.  I leave shops and public places promptly if there are screaming kids about.

Take the dog for a nice long walk and wear it out, then it should chill, hopefully.  They are still a tie though no doubt about it.

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10 minutes ago, vulgalour said:

Decided to take the BX today for errands instead of the Princess and because of one incident I'm very glad I did.  Same roundabout that always causes grief, I'm already on the thing, indicating, about to take my exit when some dozy pillock pulls out in front of me.  Emergency stopped and even managed to stall the BX in the process.  How I didn't collect the car behind me I have no idea.  Had I been in the Princess, even though the brakes on it are now excellent, there's absolutely no way I would have stopped in time and that would have been the end of that.  I really can't grasp the logic of why they pulled out in front of me, they looked at the car, they must have seen the indicator on, my road position was such that I was obviously exiting and given where we both ended up stopped with the front of my car blocking the front of their's, there was absolutely no space for them to go into.  Roundabouts are incredibly sensible inventions, it's just a shame that so many people don't know how to use them properly.

Vulg I feel your pain, down here in the busy SE that type of thing happens so often. Some people don't look because frankly they are poor drivers but its the ones that look right AT YOU and then go. I mean ffs, do they just think whatever he'll stop.

This morning mr clever pulled across my side of the road and completely blocked my right of way, he couldn't go anywhere so why do it?  I just pulled up to the side of his focus and waited whilst making eye contact and he did that thing where they try to pretend you're not really there but knowing they've dropped a bollock, sat there for a bit until he finally conceded and half apologised. 

p.s. Good luck with the house, often one door closes and a better one opens so to speak.

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