Dave Beans

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    Dave Beans reacted to Van Lady in Best Songs of the Eighties   
    The whole of Queen’s 1985 live aid performance. Epic!
     
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    Dave Beans got a reaction from Chewing Grass in Eurovision 2019   
    At least the Germans got zero...
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    Dave Beans reacted to Fischer in Eurovision 2019   
    Fuck my eyes.
    They've got a rugby player in drag doing a song about a banana.
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    Dave Beans got a reaction from sarahbell in Eurovision 2019   
    I thought it was the tribute act..
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    Dave Beans reacted to DTMark in Eurovision 2019   
    This Iceland one is great - outside chance
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    Dave Beans got a reaction from Rave in Restoring old cars for cash?   
    Well remembered!  Here are the basic conditions https://www.hgvtraining.co.uk/towing-test/
    I did a one day intensive, then the following day I had to go to Taunton for the test (as not all testing stations have the facilities).
    I used a 4*4 pulling a box trailer, towing 600kg of water.  As part of the test, you had to reverse into a box, then uncouple the trailer, reverse then rehitch.  You could get out as many times as you wanted to watch yourself back (although I only needed to do it once!).  There was also an on the road test, where you had to prove that you could operate in moving traffic and to do a hill start.  Took about half an hour.
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    Dave Beans got a reaction from Uptherebels in Smart TV platforms   
    The Fire Stick doesn't have the NOW TV app on it; the NOW TV stick doesn't have Amazon Prime.  Only the Roku stick has both...
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Roku-Streaming-Stick-Player-Black/dp/B076F7D71R?th=1
    If you do get a new stick, then sign up to a new account via https://www.nowtv.com (you can buy passes here, or you can potentially get them cheaper in Currys), then go on to the stick, set it up to WIFI, log into your account...and Bob's your mother's brother...
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    Dave Beans reacted to JFK in new films   
    Ah, glad to hear that, didn't know if it would be crap or not
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    Dave Beans got a reaction from JFK in new films   
    The Dirt on Netflix.  A biopic on Motley Crue & their hellraising...Much better than I thought..
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    Dave Beans got a reaction from Bedrag Justesen in Celebrity Death Sweepstake 2019   
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-48245853
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    Dave Beans got a reaction from billfunk in Flytippers get their comeuppance   
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6979917/Video-shows-farmers-attacking-flytippers-try-dump-rubbish-land-night-tractor-tips-van.html
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    Dave Beans got a reaction from The XYY Man in Flytippers get their comeuppance   
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6979917/Video-shows-farmers-attacking-flytippers-try-dump-rubbish-land-night-tractor-tips-van.html
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    Dave Beans got a reaction from gibbon in Help with Car Purchase   
    I was hunting for one on ebay, but they weren't the cheapest on there. There was a P plate special edition that was local, but then that eventually went for over two grand.  There was also an 05 plate sat in a garage near me, that had done over 120k, and that was on for £1400.
    I then went on to Facebook marketplace.  After a few days of constantly looking, this one came up, about 15 miles for me, for £1200, and it had done 82k.  I went to have a test drive, and to see what was what.  I was unsure whether to go for it.  However, the previous owner said, rather than beating around the bush, I'll take a grand for it, and I shook his hand.
    Looking at it a lot more closely, it has had a little bit of work done on the seals, but it seems to be in good nick overall.  Its also got a brand new MOT on it, which also gave me some comfort.  If it spectacularly fails the next MOT, then I'll sell it for spares, where I should get half my money back... I'll then go again.

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    Dave Beans got a reaction from gibbon in Help with Car Purchase   
    I was after a second car as I recently sold my bike, but wanted some summer fun.  The bonus is that most other owners also treat them as second cars, so they can be very low mileage for their age.  I would say that the MK1 Audi TT is more of a hairdressers car....
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    Dave Beans got a reaction from gibbon in Help with Car Purchase   
    Last week, I picked up an 02 MX5 for a grand.  Its a great little car..
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    Dave Beans got a reaction from Bedrag Justesen in Help with Car Purchase   
    Apparently they are owned by British Car Auctions...I didn't know that..They probably get a live feed of what sells for what, and slap a margin on it...It seems that with typical "retail" stuff (Mondeos, Insignias; the meat and potato), you can potentially get a better price than selling privately...Anything outside that, forget it...
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    Dave Beans got a reaction from Bedrag Justesen in Help with Car Purchase   
    Get a WBAC quote, then double it.  That'll give you its true value...
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    Dave Beans got a reaction from Bus Stop Boxer in Help with Car Purchase   
    I was hunting for one on ebay, but they weren't the cheapest on there. There was a P plate special edition that was local, but then that eventually went for over two grand.  There was also an 05 plate sat in a garage near me, that had done over 120k, and that was on for £1400.
    I then went on to Facebook marketplace.  After a few days of constantly looking, this one came up, about 15 miles for me, for £1200, and it had done 82k.  I went to have a test drive, and to see what was what.  I was unsure whether to go for it.  However, the previous owner said, rather than beating around the bush, I'll take a grand for it, and I shook his hand.
    Looking at it a lot more closely, it has had a little bit of work done on the seals, but it seems to be in good nick overall.  Its also got a brand new MOT on it, which also gave me some comfort.  If it spectacularly fails the next MOT, then I'll sell it for spares, where I should get half my money back... I'll then go again.

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    Dave Beans got a reaction from Frank Hovis in Help with Car Purchase   
    I was hunting for one on ebay, but they weren't the cheapest on there. There was a P plate special edition that was local, but then that eventually went for over two grand.  There was also an 05 plate sat in a garage near me, that had done over 120k, and that was on for £1400.
    I then went on to Facebook marketplace.  After a few days of constantly looking, this one came up, about 15 miles for me, for £1200, and it had done 82k.  I went to have a test drive, and to see what was what.  I was unsure whether to go for it.  However, the previous owner said, rather than beating around the bush, I'll take a grand for it, and I shook his hand.
    Looking at it a lot more closely, it has had a little bit of work done on the seals, but it seems to be in good nick overall.  Its also got a brand new MOT on it, which also gave me some comfort.  If it spectacularly fails the next MOT, then I'll sell it for spares, where I should get half my money back... I'll then go again.

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    Dave Beans got a reaction from Bedrag Justesen in Help with Car Purchase   
    I was hunting for one on ebay, but they weren't the cheapest on there. There was a P plate special edition that was local, but then that eventually went for over two grand.  There was also an 05 plate sat in a garage near me, that had done over 120k, and that was on for £1400.
    I then went on to Facebook marketplace.  After a few days of constantly looking, this one came up, about 15 miles for me, for £1200, and it had done 82k.  I went to have a test drive, and to see what was what.  I was unsure whether to go for it.  However, the previous owner said, rather than beating around the bush, I'll take a grand for it, and I shook his hand.
    Looking at it a lot more closely, it has had a little bit of work done on the seals, but it seems to be in good nick overall.  Its also got a brand new MOT on it, which also gave me some comfort.  If it spectacularly fails the next MOT, then I'll sell it for spares, where I should get half my money back... I'll then go again.

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    Dave Beans reacted to Option5 in Old Car Spotting   
    Isn't that the Car SOS Integrale?
    Mine's red

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    Dave Beans got a reaction from UmBongo in Help with Car Purchase   
    I was hunting for one on ebay, but they weren't the cheapest on there. There was a P plate special edition that was local, but then that eventually went for over two grand.  There was also an 05 plate sat in a garage near me, that had done over 120k, and that was on for £1400.
    I then went on to Facebook marketplace.  After a few days of constantly looking, this one came up, about 15 miles for me, for £1200, and it had done 82k.  I went to have a test drive, and to see what was what.  I was unsure whether to go for it.  However, the previous owner said, rather than beating around the bush, I'll take a grand for it, and I shook his hand.
    Looking at it a lot more closely, it has had a little bit of work done on the seals, but it seems to be in good nick overall.  Its also got a brand new MOT on it, which also gave me some comfort.  If it spectacularly fails the next MOT, then I'll sell it for spares, where I should get half my money back... I'll then go again.

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    Dave Beans got a reaction from ILikeCake in Help with Car Purchase   
    I also really like the S2000...but they still make a lot...
    https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201905017522732
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    Dave Beans got a reaction from Inoperational Bumblebee in Help with Car Purchase   
    Last week, I picked up an 02 MX5 for a grand.  Its a great little car..
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    Dave Beans got a reaction from Sugarlips in Help with Car Purchase   
    Last week, I picked up an 02 MX5 for a grand.  Its a great little car..