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9 minutes ago, High Jetter said:

You bake your own beans then? That and Heinz tomato soup are about all the tinned stuff we have, and they have ring-pulls now. Still have 2 can openers in the drawer though...

I get those horrible-for-the-environment-plastic-single-use-tub-things they do. But then I've eaten beans once since I moved here in December 2020 so I'm not exactly murdering the environment with plastic bean tubs.

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Snap pots. That's the name.
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49 minutes ago, Crackers said:

I get those horrible-for-the-environment-plastic-single-use-tub-things they do. But then I've eaten beans once since I moved here in December 2020 so I'm not exactly murdering the environment with plastic bean tubs.

Tinned vegetable curry with rice is legitimately good.

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Ordered some more tea via Amazon. This was packed inside a box used for transport. So they were damaged before sending to me.

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Hard to see, but there is tea in the bottom of the larger box.

So I was very very grumpy at first. However, after a session on the chat with a very nice Amazon woman (oh Mrs!) I got a full refund voucher to spend on some more and no need to return these.

I also thought that the plastic wrapping had been removed. The wife found a label on the tea box saying to save the environment they no longer use the plastic wrapping.

 

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Salvage Hunters, Drew Prickchard. Someone on here may already have commented, in the past & may even like the obnoxious condescending prick.

He is currently fixing (I know it’s a repeat) Renault 4, I love the car! He is putting Renner 5 Gordini alloy wheels on it.

Then he buys a Jaguar XJS & proceeds to remove the genuine, period* TWR body kit. Admittedly it looks better without, but I find him so irritating, I could cheerfully punch the ginger cunt.

And that prick Brewer, Tadaa!

Never mind, it’s probably just me 🤓

I guess I could simply watch Heartbeat again.

*in more ways than one I guess.

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Really get why garage won’t fit parts from eBay. Everything I’ve ordered for a job has arrived wrong despite clarifying a hundred times what year, spec etc. Absolutely sick and tired of this, it’s not first time either, a few years back struggling with a CV joint, wrong fucking number of splines. Lesson learnt. 

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On 13/01/2022 at 07:56, paulplom said:

Buy an identical one but keep the receipt. Wait a couple of weeks then take the broken one back for a refund. Simples.

I used to but various goods as seconds from ebay, buy the same one from argos then re-box the faulty one for a refund. 

The best one was a 2nd hand disney cars portable telly with built in dvd. I paid £30 as the dvd made a screeching noise when it was running. Bought the same one from argos and returned the faulty one for a refund. A brand new telly for the boy for £30. Argos are too soft, they never question anything.

You sound like a criminal. 

Sorry no that's not right.

You are a criminal. 

You may as well go to Tesco and walk over out with a new telly without going to the Till.  

No better than any other shop lifter. 

 

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The only time I'll go with ebay is if the part number is visible in the photo as is with some parts that have been sitting on a shelf for a while or NOS parts. 

Autodoc I've had good success with as their parts reference system is excellent. 

 

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3 minutes ago, Spurious said:

The only time I'll go with ebay is if the part number is visible in the photo as is with some parts that have been sitting on a shelf for a while or NOS parts. 

Autodoc I've had good success with as their parts reference system is excellent. 

 

Did that. Ordered off the part number on the old one, it had a prefix that was different to the others available but matched the one I’d taken out, arrived and it’s wrong fucking one. I don’t think my mood is helped with having to fuck about with this after work outside in January.

If there were reliable garages nearby I’d wholeheartedly be giving them the job of PITA jobs this time of year. But unfortunately the ones nearby are almost notoriously bad, I’ve a bloke that does the test for me but he’s winding up soon no doubt as he’s in his sixties plus it’s miles from where I live now. Finding a decent garage is difficult it seems these days.

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2 hours ago, carburettor said:

Salvage Hunters, Drew Prickchard. Someone on here may already have commented, in the past & may even like the obnoxious condescending prick.

He is currently fixing (I know it’s a repeat) Renault 4, I love the car! He is putting Renner 5 Gordini alloy wheels on it.

Then he buys a Jaguar XJS & proceeds to remove the genuine, period* TWR body kit. Admittedly it looks better without, but I find him so irritating, I could cheerfully punch the ginger cunt.

And that prick Brewer, Tadaa!

Never mind, it’s probably just me 🤓

I guess I could simply watch Heartbeat again.

*in more ways than one I guess.

He’s an insufferable opinionated little twat

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On 1/13/2022 at 7:56 AM, paulplom said:

Buy an identical one but keep the receipt. Wait a couple of weeks then take the broken one back for a refund. Simples.

I used to but various goods as seconds from ebay, buy the same one from argos then re-box the faulty one for a refund. 

The best one was a 2nd hand disney cars portable telly with built in dvd. I paid £30 as the dvd made a screeching noise when it was running. Bought the same one from argos and returned the faulty one for a refund. A brand new telly for the boy for £30. Argos are too soft, they never question anything.

This reads as if you're proud of yourself, not ashamed.

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Just now. Sitting at the dining room table, working at the computer. Cat sitting on the table beside me, ignoring me.

I took my watch off and put it on the table. Cat looked at it, kicked it off the table and turned his head back to look out of the window. All without standing. Just a one leg flick.

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3 hours ago, horriblemercedes said:

I took my watch off and put it on the table. Cat looked at it, kicked it off the table and turned his head back to look out of the window. All without standing. Just a one leg flick.

I'd push the cat off the table (after retrieving said watch)

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Postie this morning.

Rang doorbell.  I was actually downstairs at the time so got there pretty quickly.  Made direct eye contact through the window, then stuck a "sorry we missed you" slip through the letterbox.

Then proceeded to completely ignore me shouting (politely!) after him as he walked the (15 metres or so) back down the garden path to his van and buggered off.

Thing is...he never even took the parcels out of the damned van in the first place, so no idea what he was playing at.

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