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I am considering buying a commercial unit to keep all my shite in and work on it but I can't find any websites that seem to sell this sort of stuff to see if its doable as I have literally NO idea how much stuff like this costs.

 

I am looking or an industrial unit or workshop with room for storage but every website I visit is just trying to sell me a fucking business. Where can you view shizzle like this and see how much they go for?

Go down to your favourite industrial estate and see which letting agency has boards up,there is usually a "preferred" company who rules the roost....
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Thank you for that, guys, that really does help. I've got time on my side at the moment because I've got very little commission work in so I should be able to devote it to some ideas and try and get some prints and stuff set up. I'm really not using online services to their full potential, I think I've been too focused on producing one-off pieces and the poor response to printed items (in terms of actual sales) I've had in the past.

 

I reckon Mini, Minor, Beetle and MX-5 are probably the best ones to go for at the moment and I've already got two popular Mini and Minor pieces I can use in my portfolio. Feeling more positive about that now that I've got a new direction to explore.

The wife has friends who run this sort of printing company

Can get you some details if interested?

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Hillman Imp, I think you will have difficulty finding one to buy, most are to rent or lease. Commercial buildings are favourite with pension companies. Even if you do find one you may have difficulty getting it off commercial rates.

I am looking at setting up a SSAS and buying it with my pension fund, leasing it to myself on a commercial basis and paying the rent into my pension rather than to someone else.

 

May as well try and make my hobby work for me rather than line someone elses pockets.

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Pedestrian-only lane on campus.

 

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KNOOOOOOB.

 

I actually went back to my office and got one of those horrendous* no parking stickers out of my drawer (I have a stock of proper official university ones from my colleagues in the estates department) and just as I came back to it, the guy was firing it up. DOUBLE KNOB.

 

 

 

*I mean it. They're really sticky and break up into tiny pieces when you try to peel them off.

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I'm going to run the risk of causing offence here, but have you considered taking up an additional hobby?

 

I think the hobby of not letting shit days at work get to me is to be taken up.

 

Having a cider now to chill out.

 

I do still see a few bikers taking the piss a bit on campus sometimes though. One guy rode through a very narrow pedestrian-only lane to avoid some traffic lights, nearly hitting me and 3 other people recently. However, it was not this bike, it was a Chinese 125cc POS.

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I've had my Kia 15 months now and I still stall the fucking thing 2/3 times a day. It's pissing me right off now, I think it's going to have to go.

 

I know ultimately it's my balls up but unless you're slipping the clutch, it just dies. I managed to stall it going downhill yesterday, somehow.

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Just got renewal from coop  insurance for my 1976 Volvo 940.Its gone up from just over £300 to just under £500.

Got 8 years no claims.

Any suggestions on where to try.

 

Try these, like my broker, they don't even have a website -

 

Gerrard Insurance Brokers Ltd

Hornchurch Business Centre,

5-9, Station Lane,

Hornchurch,

Essex, RM12 6JL

01708 716892

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I've had my Kia 15 months now and I still stall the fucking thing 2/3 times a day. It's pissing me right off now, I think it's going to have to go.

 

I know ultimately it's my balls up but unless you're slipping the clutch, it just dies. I managed to stall it going downhill yesterday, somehow.

 

MOAR REVS M8  ;)

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Just got renewal from coop  insurance for my 1976 Volvo 940.Its gone up from just over £300 to just under £500.

Got 8 years no claims.

Any suggestions on where to try.

 

I signed up to quidco.com, used their comparison tool and ended up with elephant.co.uk. Saved £100 on my V70 policy, plus £25 cash back

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Thank you for that, guys, that really does help.  I've got time on my side at the moment because I've got very little commission work in so I should be able to devote it to some ideas and try and get some prints and stuff set up.  I'm really not using online services to their full potential, I think I've been too focused on producing one-off pieces and the poor response to printed items (in terms of actual sales) I've had in the past.

 

I reckon Mini, Minor, Beetle and MX-5 are probably the best ones to go for at the moment and I've already got two popular Mini and Minor pieces I can use in my portfolio.  Feeling more positive about that now that I've got a new direction to explore.

 

Ping me over a few pics (with your watermark on) and I'll do you some free quality A4 card copies and post cards at work then you'll see it they could shift them.

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Vulg. Have a look at Cafe press.

I've bought a keep hot mug from from a Facebook group with a meme on it for my Mrs.

When it didn't arrive, the Facebook group owner explained that she had nothing to do with the merchandise, she just generated orders and cafepress produce and dispatch and play her a cut.

Some of those negative space pics might go well on mugs etc.

Maybe you could apply the same technique to other things that geeks might splash out on. ZX81 or PS1 stuff like that.

Far better to do one drawing and sell it over and over.

I'm amazed you make anything doing one offs.

Then again I'm amazed people can sell threaded pool balls for a living too!

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Pedestrian-only lane on campus.

 

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KNOOOOOOB.

 

I actually went back to my office and got one of those horrendous* no parking stickers out of my drawer (I have a stock of proper official university ones from my colleagues in the estates department) and just as I came back to it, the guy was firing it up. DOUBLE KNOB.

 

 

 

*I mean it. They're really sticky and break up into tiny pieces when you try to peel them off.

I have to ask,did you still apply the sticker whilst he was there? Or say anything?.......

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I get probably 2 emails a week from quidco ... I've earned over £1k cashback through them.

 

Sometimes I check out the price on a work computer, with fake details, before using quidco at home, and reckon that occasionally the price is higher by the amount of the cashback. 

In 4 years about £1200 cashback.

 

That said, I've been using it to get hotel rooms via hotels.com, price checked on trivago at work, then ordered via a link from quidco at home, and collection of reward points. So far I have 3 spare nights to use.  If I was responsible for booking tickets at a place of employment, I'd definitely be scamming my boss for both cashback and points,

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Next time you do this, rub the affected areas of your skin with a piece of butter.

I wish I had thought of that last night.

I bought some orange oil and put one single drop in the bath.

Shortest bath I have ever had.  Two minutes rather than two hours.  Had to leap out and take a long cold shower.

Turned bright red and it felt like a nettle bath.

Must be allergic to that as well :(

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I've had my Kia 15 months now and I still stall the fucking thing 2/3 times a day. It's pissing me right off now, I think it's going to have to go.

 

I know ultimately it's my balls up but unless you're slipping the clutch, it just dies. I managed to stall it going downhill yesterday, somehow.

 

Don't replace it with a TDCI Transit.

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Not sure about Quidco, but I've just had a to-do with TopCashback - I signed up for a Vodafone contract via their site, and they refused the cashback. Apparently they couldn't trace that I'd linked directly to the Vodafone site from theirs, and that it was probably caused by not clearing my cache, cookies and browser history before visiting - WHAT?

What annoyed me even more is that I tweeted them about it, and they DMed me back. So I kept putting up a running commentary of what they were messaging me with, but they were mega-keen on keeping bad press off Twitter. Every time I tweeted, they messaged me so there was no visibility of their "Yeah, we're not giving you anything" reply. Twats.

 

Anyway - Vulg, there's a really good idea up there. Geek stuff. Something like a negative space of a Sinclair ZX Spectrum keyboard, I can imagine it front quarter view with the front and side of each key, and the coloured stripes, but then loads of whitespace. I'd have that on a t-shirt. I'd probably have it as a tattoo in fact. Geeks pay money.

Also, get some stock together, and get your arse to a Comicon event. Not necessarily the NEC, but they do loads of small ones now where you can just have a table for fifty quid or summat. There's quite a small one in Leicester for example, upstairs in a pub. I see the same people go to lots of the small ones, like the Retro Draughtsman, and they do a cracking trade since they steer clear of crap like piles and piles of Vinyl Pops.

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Don't replace it with a TDCI Transit.

The one at my work is fine, but it's a 13 reg. Is it just the newest shape ones that are bad for stalling?

 

I do remember the discussion on here about transits stalling but can't remember if it was exclusively the newest of new ones.

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