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It's time to start digging up those Squirrelled Nuts!!!!

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  • Sea_ShellSea_Shell Forumite
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    Woah, this thread seems to have veered off again...But heck, I'll add my twopenneth, it's my thread!!

    There are no Apple devises in our house.   We have his and hers Moto G5's which do the job.   No they are not "sexy", but who cares.    My laptop is an Acer and is 8 years old, our TV is a non-smart Panasonic and is 11 years old (it is HD at least).

    When they break, we will replace them.   (this boomin Epson printer might end up that way - will do battle again today!!)

    IMO Apple products are the equivalent of designer clothes, and you can guess how much we spend on them!    But as I've said before, what others choose to spend their money on is none of my business.

    They are the IT equivalent of Marmite and Aldi!!
    " That pound I saved yesterday, is a pound I don't have to earn tomorrow ":beer: JOB DONE!!
    This should now read "It's time to start digging up those Squirrelled Nuts"!!! :j:j:j
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    AlanP_2AlanP_2 Forumite
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    edited 3 July at 8:30AM
    I work in IT and just cannot get on with Apple devices.

    My wife has an Ipad, Ipod, and work I-Phone and the I just do not find the interface intuitive at all. Never tried one of their PCs so can't comment on them other than to say the graphics quality always looks fantastic when I have seen friends using theirs.

    Having said that I think the underlying reason is I don't like Apps and prefer to acess a site via a browser, using a mouse and not a touchscreen or trackpad. Proper Dinosaur LoL.
  • Sea_ShellSea_Shell Forumite
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    ...and i think we shall park that discussion now.

    Happy Friday everyone

    (although to be honest i usually have no clue what day of the week it is these days!)
    " That pound I saved yesterday, is a pound I don't have to earn tomorrow ":beer: JOB DONE!!
    This should now read "It's time to start digging up those Squirrelled Nuts"!!! :j:j:j
  • fred246fred246 Forumite
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    I think buying an iPhone would double your annual expenditure Seashell. Best not discuss it.
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  • stephenadarglasstephenadarglas Forumite
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    The bottom line is whether you are thrifty or a spender we all end up in the same cemetery.  Difference being some people will have gold handles on their box.
  • vulcanrtbvulcanrtb Forumite
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    I think mainly now, people buy whatever phone suits their needs. But that doesn't mean a person who doesn't understand their needs makes a pompous statement why they're wrong and only this person can know everything.
    Give it a break. I am operating system / phone type / game system / car type agnostic. Buy whatever you like if it meets your needs. I wouldn't dream of telling someone they're wrong, it's a bit of assumption to think they spent no time at all considering what they want and why.
    Romesh turns the tables https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdWT8e8CUDM
    Again - buy whatever TF you want - I don't care!
    Right, back to the fascinating story of digging up nuts!



  • Sea_ShellSea_Shell Forumite
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    Some of my nuts that I buried are going bananas...

    It's our Rathbones Global Opportunities Inst Acc.

    It got to a previous (unit price) high of £2.86, back in mid-February
    Then dropped down to £2.18 mid-March
    And has now made a remarkable recovery and it now at £3.07!!
    The lowest its ever been (since we've held them) is Jan 19 when they were at £2.04

    I'm assuming that the Fund Managers are "doing what it says on the tin" and going after investments in sectors/companies that they believe will have great "opportunities" in the future, in a post-CV world.  

    " That pound I saved yesterday, is a pound I don't have to earn tomorrow ":beer: JOB DONE!!
    This should now read "It's time to start digging up those Squirrelled Nuts"!!! :j:j:j
  • Sea_ShellSea_Shell Forumite
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    Morning all.

    I have successfully saved a few more ££ this week, as our printer went on the wonk, and wouldn't print black.   After much googling (as the head cleaning hadn't worked) and watching YouTube videos, I found a product that was supposed to do the job (and had good reviews).    Bottles of stuff, syringes etc.   Well for £10 I thought i'd give it a go and low and behold, tis fixed!!!   

    Wasn't too messy either, as I'd read a top-tip about using pantie liners under the print head to absorb all the solution (most just say kitchen roll), which worked brilliantly!!

    I've also decided to get to grips with the scanner element, as I've been rubbish at going "paper-free" in our house and seem to collect paper (receipts/reports/statements etc).   So I'm going to actively try and remember to scan more, keep less!

    I now have a large shredding pile instead!!

    Not much to report in other financial news, other than DH's car tax is due end of the month (£165) and our Gas chap is coming to service the boiler.  I also have a HAIRDRESSERS appointment for the end of the month, praise the lord!!
    " That pound I saved yesterday, is a pound I don't have to earn tomorrow ":beer: JOB DONE!!
    This should now read "It's time to start digging up those Squirrelled Nuts"!!! :j:j:j
  • fred246fred246 Forumite
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    Boiler servicing is an interesting question. The guy who fitted our Worcester Bosch was raving about them. "Fabulous boilers. Go on and on year after years. I've got one myself .I never service it. Doesn't need it. Just keeps going." I told him he wasn't supposed to say that and it took him a while to realize what I was saying. There was another conversation in the gym with some gas fitters. They had a small company but one of the men was upsetting the customers. When servicing boilers he was in and out of the house in seconds. Some customers had complained. The other two were saying how you have to ask the customer a few questions and pretend to be interested and mess around for a bit to make the customer think it was worthwhile. British Gas used to service boilers but they didn't want to do all the tasks set out in the manual so they called it a safety check instead. I guess those who live in rented homes are safer because they have to have an annual safety check while the homeowners have all the explosions and deaths from carbon monoxide poisoning.
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