Dave Beans

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  1. Panasonic has gone the same way... Most sub £400 Pana TVs have "made in Turkey" branded on them. They're made by Vestel, who trade under the Panasonic banner (well they pay a licensing fee). People think they're getting a quality TV - no your not - you're getting something no better than a Blaupunkt, Polaroid or a Bush... Bit of a con really. Five years ago they were at the top of the TV tree.
  2. With Now TV, you can buy a, say month long pass, you then threaten to cancel (can't afford it or whatever), then they'll offer you a deal for you to stay with them. With Sky Cinema for instance, I've got three months for a tenner offer a couple of times. The same goes for the entertainment pass.
  3. BT Sport's new schedule would also consist of: Live International Plumbing from Helsinki, The 2025 British Glassblowing Olympiad and Wessex Harridan Spotting..
  4. Sound familiar? From: https://www.smh.com.au/national/australia-announces-vast-national-broadband-plan-20070619-gdqezl.html To: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7573603/Telstra-chairman-slams-National-Broadband-Network-NBN-cost-taxpayer.html Initially promised by the Australian Labor Party has now seemed to have descended into chaos..
  5. Each connection comes with a "free" Amazon Echo...
  6. Dave Beans

    New Phone

    I wouldn't pay that for a iPhone 7. I haven't bought a new phone (all iPhones) since the 3GS...all from ebay...I have no quibble buying second-hand phones.. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Apple-iPhone-7-32GB-Jet-Black-Unlocked-A1778-GSM/264533469991
  7. So will Labour also buy out all the broadband contracts that will still be due? Will they pay anything towards BT's/Openreach's pension black hole (which is reportedly around £7bn)?
  8. You can get a rebate on any full months not used... https://www.gov.uk/vehicle-tax-refund
  9. Its a double-edged sword...many of those tourists are also second-home owners who have bought up everything in sight, and this has moved the house prices way beyond any local could ever dream to afford - so I'm not surprised local innkeepers screw them for fifteen quid for a cream tea..
  10. Bristol want to ban diesels from parts of the city by 2021...So if you live in the area, and own a diesel, then you're going to have to change it...What happens of your a trader living or working in the area, and you have a diesel van? https://news.sky.com/story/bristol-bans-diesel-cars-from-2021-in-bid-to-improve-air-quality-11855120
  11. I get a photo of the V5 (I think its green) slip so I can tax it before picking it up...Hoping that the overlap works - as GoldBug said, the seller could cancel the direct debit immediately...I buy mine per term - I prefer it that way....Unless you buy it bang on the 1st of the month, you're going to have to pay for the entire month anyway..