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    • hucker
    • By hucker 22nd Jul 18, 9:02 PM
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    Con artists - "Approved Garages"
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    • 22nd Jul 18, 9:02 PM
    Con artists - "Approved Garages" 22nd Jul 18 at 9:02 PM
    I recently had the misfortune to use the "Farmers Autocare" garage in Alloa. When I tried to leave a negative review on "Approved Garages", it was rejected. Why? They only allow positive reviews, and it seems the garage is a "paid member" of the website. When I accused them of bribery they got shirty with me. When I informed them of the mostly bad reviews on Google about Farmers Autocare, they ignored me, and when I told them they refused to fit my own parts, they gave me some rubbish about an EU ruling about using approved parts (which are 4 times the price by the way). Seems like "approved garages" is an excuse to overcharge customers.
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    • hucker
    • By hucker 7th Aug 18, 3:21 PM
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    They can't unless they get an apprenticeship.


    School leaving age in now 18 but I guess you left at 16.
    Originally posted by AndyMc.....
    I live in Scotland, where we don't treat our kids as slaves.
    https://www.gov.uk/know-when-you-can-leave-school

    I wonder why your sig is banned....
    • hucker
    • By hucker 7th Aug 18, 3:22 PM
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    Are you a bit of a far right racist then?
    Originally posted by AndyMc.....
    A bit? No, I'm extreme right. I don't tolerate extremist religions taking over our country in a silent war that you left wingers don't even know is happening.
    • hucker
    • By hucker 7th Aug 18, 3:23 PM
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    "State why you believe sex is different than say a game of chess."
    A game of chess is far more satisfying.
    Originally posted by oldagetraveller
    I'm guessing you must have a really small appendage then.
    • hucker
    • By hucker 7th Aug 18, 3:25 PM
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    I've been reading this thread with morbid fascination. I've never met such an unpleasant poster on here. I thought perhaps you were just trying to give the Tories a bad name with your nastiness and stupidity, but now I see you really are that nasty. (edit, and stupid)
    Originally posted by silverwhistle
    Why do you think right wing is nasty? It's the left wing that STEALS money from everyone.

    Incidentally, how much does your medical insurance cost, because I fear one day you're going to need it.
    Originally posted by silverwhistle
    I don't have any insurance at all for anything (except 3rd party car insurance to keep the pigs at bay). Insurance is a gamble, I don't gamble, I don't play the lottery either.
    • Mercdriver
    • By Mercdriver 7th Aug 18, 3:28 PM
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    Why do you think right wing is nasty? It's the left wing that STEALS money from everyone.



    I don't have any insurance at all for anything (except 3rd party car insurance to keep the pigs at bay). Insurance is a gamble, I don't gamble, I don't play the lottery either.
    Originally posted by hucker
    No. You have it wrong. Both wings redistribute wealth but in different directions.

    You talk about extremist religion and your views on sexual abuse as if your views aren't offensively extremist. Thank God, Allah, Buddha, whatever you are one of a kind. And every area in Scotland voted to remain, so you are in the minority in more ways than one.
    • hucker
    • By hucker 7th Aug 18, 3:32 PM
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    Ah come on Joe, you know those ultrasonic cleaners (and the fluid! ) are dirt cheap.
    To say nothing of odds and ends like Bergeon screwdrivers etc. etc. etc.
    And I thought fully synth car engine oil was expensive until I bought some Moebius watch oil. . .
    I've had a little play at watch cleaning and repair. Anyone who does it professionally has my utmost respect.
    Seventy five quid an hour is cheap for those skills.
    Originally posted by Jackmydad
    You should charge for your time, plus the precise cost of the parts you use. I get (from my reputable garage) a bill stating the time he spent working, and a bill for anything he used, like the oil he put in the engine, etc, etc.
    • hucker
    • By hucker 7th Aug 18, 3:34 PM
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    What, so £8700 a litre for Moebius 9010 isn't cheap?

    Multiplied by the 3 to 6 different lubricants any given movement might need it does add up - even bought in small quantities some go out of date before you use them and have to be ditched.

    Or the 39 different sizes of battery, some of which you might use 1 from a box of 10 before they're out of date - and some might even cost more individually than your (standardised) battery charge so you effectively give them away at a loss.

    But costs like that don't need to be paid for apparently
    Originally posted by Joe Horner
    I replaced my own watch battery for 99p - to go in a watch with a thermometer, an altimeter, and a barometer. But if you want to buy overpriced watches just because they look pretty....
    • hucker
    • By hucker 7th Aug 18, 3:36 PM
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    Are you seriously suggesting that sexual abuse is equivalent to cheating at chess?

    Go and play in the middle of the M6 at rush hour.
    Originally posted by Mercdriver
    When did I mention cheating at chess? I mentioned PLAYING chess. Chess and sex are both enjoyable pastimes. If you think one of them is somehow disgusting, you need to go back a few centuries, you'll fit right in.
    • hucker
    • By hucker 7th Aug 18, 3:37 PM
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    The stuff I bought was the "cheap" natural oil.
    The 8000.
    £6100 a litre.
    I did only buy 1 ml though!

    But all (half) joking aside, it goes to show how many unseen costs there are.
    And that's with any business.
    Anyone who runs a business and doesn't make a profit on materials is going to be not running a business before long.
    Originally posted by Jackmydad
    The point is not how much you charge, but WHERE you charge it. And YET AGAIN, the local reputable garages around here do not charge markup. And yet they've been in business for decades. So I guess you're spouting rubbish.
    • hucker
    • By hucker 7th Aug 18, 3:43 PM
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    Much is assumed about what is charged by suppliers. If you are Joe Bloggs paying at point of sale you might be charged one price. But as a garage paying by invoice you might be charged a different price entirely. Suppliers often charge different prices to different people at different rates based on the assumed value for the end provider.
    Originally posted by Mercdriver
    Then the supplier is the one doing the ripping off. If I owned a garage and was charged more for a part than my customer could get it for, I'd change supplier.
    • AndyMc.....
    • By AndyMc..... 7th Aug 18, 3:45 PM
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    I live in Scotland, where we don't treat our kids as slaves.
    https://www.gov.uk/know-when-you-can-leave-school

    I wonder why your sig is banned....
    Originally posted by hucker
    Yeah your kids leave at 16 and sign on like their dad.
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    • AndyMc.....
    • By AndyMc..... 7th Aug 18, 3:47 PM
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    I'm guessing you must have a really small appendage then.
    Originally posted by hucker
    How was cub scout camp Mr Glitter?
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    • AndyMc.....
    • By AndyMc..... 7th Aug 18, 3:48 PM
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    A bit? No, I'm extreme right. I don't tolerate extremist religions taking over our country in a silent war that you left wingers don't even know is happening.
    Originally posted by hucker
    Full on racist then.
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    • AndyMc.....
    • By AndyMc..... 7th Aug 18, 3:55 PM
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    I don't have any insurance at all for anything (except 3rd party car insurance to keep the pigs at bay). Insurance is a gamble, I don't gamble, I don't play the lottery either.
    Originally posted by hucker
    Third party insurance is a gamble.


    I guess you buildings insurance is covered by housing benefit.
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    • Nasqueron
    • By Nasqueron 7th Aug 18, 5:05 PM
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    A bit? No, I'm extreme right. I don't tolerate extremist religions taking over our country in a silent war that you left wingers don't even know is happening.
    Originally posted by hucker
    Islam is not taking over anything. There is no war on anything. There are around 3m or so Muslims in the UK, even the "no religion" was over 14m on the last census. Let's be honest, they're not white and you don't want them in the UK, the religion is just a front. I bet you believe Muslims are all have 5+ kids each to "out breed" whites?

    Go out and meet a few Muslims, you'll find they're largely normal people, many drink alcohol, few have extreme beliefs and act on them
    • Nasqueron
    • By Nasqueron 7th Aug 18, 5:12 PM
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    What have you got against the BNP? They're a perfectly normal party which anyone is free to vote for to get the Muslim religious nutters out of our country. Do you really want Sharia Law? There'll be plenty of sexual abuse once they get in, which some of you seem to think is a bad thing.
    Originally posted by hucker
    BNP are a bunch of racists, they don't need Islam, it's just an excuse to attack non-whites. Sharia law is not coming to the UK, not now, not tomorrow, not never. It's a civil religious issue used for stuff like marriage and divorce, same as Jewish law.

    The VAST majority of sexual abuse of children is done by people known to the child, parent, family member, family friend, neighbour. Stranger abuse is actually only a small amount of it but the high profile cases make the news. The irony is people like you and Waxy-Lemon are helping child abusers get away with it by focusing all the attention on Muslims so kids may not be believed if they report abuse and people think it's not likely as it's not a Muslim gang
    • Nasqueron
    • By Nasqueron 7th Aug 18, 5:15 PM
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    Why do you think right wing is nasty? It's the left wing that STEALS money from everyone.
    Originally posted by hucker
    Stealing...

    You taxation is theft types never think of the bigger picture, only your own small world. Where do you think the roads you drive on come from? The schools you were taught in? The police who you'll go to after a burglary? The ambulance who looks after you after an accident? Taxation is a part of living in a society and you use the benefits of it every day.
    • AndyMc.....
    • By AndyMc..... 7th Aug 18, 5:22 PM
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    AndyMc.....
    BNP are a bunch of racists, they don't need Islam, it's just an excuse to attack non-whites. Sharia law is not coming to the UK, not now, not tomorrow, not never. It's a civil religious issue used for stuff like marriage and divorce, same as Jewish law.

    The VAST majority of sexual abuse of children is done by people known to the child, parent, family member, family friend, neighbour. Stranger abuse is actually only a small amount of it but the high profile cases make the news. The irony is people like you and Waxy-Lemon are helping child abusers get away with it by focusing all the attention on Muslims so kids may not be believed if they report abuse and people think it's not likely as it's not a Muslim gang
    Originally posted by Nasqueron
    Why doesn't anyone acknowledge the abuse by Muslim gangs?
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    • Joe Horner
    • By Joe Horner 7th Aug 18, 6:03 PM
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    [comments about my business]
    Originally posted by hucker
    Careful, fella, that's my business and my reputation you're talking !!!!! about.

    That's the nice version, a simple apology will be accepted.
    Last edited by Joe Horner; 07-08-2018 at 6:07 PM.
    • welfayre
    • By welfayre 7th Aug 18, 8:50 PM
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    Why doesn't anyone acknowledge the abuse by Muslim gangs?
    Originally posted by AndyMc.....
    https://fullfact.org/crime/what-do-we-know-about-ethnicity-people-involved-sexual-offences-against-children/

    They do, it's just not that widely reported as it doesn't stir up much division in the masses. "FORGEIN GROOMING GANGS TARGET BRITISH KIDS" gets the huckers of this world much more riled up than "most sex offenders in Britain are British".

    Also by Muslim gangs I assume you're referring to the Rotherham grooming cases? The perpetrators were British-Pakistani and, while they may have been nominally Muslim, are hardly an indictment of Islam. Saying Muslim gangs in those cases would be a bit like saying Christian gangs when referring to the Catholic Church scandals.
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