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Old 21-07-2017, 13:15   #4471
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my mum needed a plumber yesterday [broken pipe ] first quote £800 for first hour followed by £400 for every extra half hour , a mate did it for £50 and that included £30 for parts .
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Being quoted £448 for a major car service.. thankfully I can do this myself for £150.
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Old 21-07-2017, 14:09   #4473
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he's retired so you work it out
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my mum needed a plumber yesterday [broken pipe ] first quote £800 for first hour followed by £400 for every extra half hour , a mate did it for £50 and that included £30 for parts .
Ruddy hell £800 smackers what a rip off.
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We had a Plummer came in one time for a choked toilet. He had been laying tiles for us the week before and was paid well for that, He came in had a look and went out to his van for plunger was in 5 minutes and said £30 please. We now have bought our own plunger
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Mixed news today. They are going to arrange radiotherapy to start ASAP so they can reduce the steroids, because the steroids are causing the weakness and lethargy. The oncologist then told me alone that even with radiotherapy, the likely time frame she has left is 3 to 12 months. It knocked me for 6, and then I find out that my mum knew on Wednesday afternoon but didn't tell me. I had to find out today on my own. I am so low right now.
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Mixed news today. They are going to arrange radiotherapy to start ASAP so they can reduce the steroids, because the steroids are causing the weakness and lethargy. The oncologist then told me alone that even with radiotherapy, the likely time frame she has left is 3 to 12 months. It knocked me for 6, and then I find out that my mum knew on Wednesday afternoon but didn't tell me. I had to find out today on my own. I am so low right now.
So sad to hear your news Mark, Thinking of you stay strong for her
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my mum needed a plumber yesterday [broken pipe ] first quote £800 for first hour followed by £400 for every extra half hour , a mate did it for £50 and that included £30 for parts .
That's just extracting the urine at those rates.

Our local plumbers charge £50 per hour plus parts.
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That's just extracting the urine at those rates.

Our local plumbers charge £50 per hour plus parts.
she was on the phone last night she said they offered £30 off the total bill cos she's a pensioner
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Re: Moans and Pet Hates part 8

Phoned VM retensions got through to India (Ugh) tried to haggle a better deal... I said I paid £61.50 for (L) TV; 150Mb Broadband; Evening/Weekends free calls (does anybody think this is a good deal). So she offered me BT Sports and some other channels for £73.00 up £11.50. Talk about bloody useless. I wanted a better deal for the same amount of money not £11.50 more. I told her I wanted better TV programs.

She then sent me an e-mail listing of what I already have.... What the hell.

Seriously considering going to Sky (much to my hesitance).
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my mum needed a plumber yesterday [broken pipe ] first quote £800 for first hour followed by £400 for every extra half hour , a mate did it for £50 and that included £30 for parts .
So called 'emergency plumbers' charge what they can get away with, especially when they know they're dealing with someone who's elderly or likely to be panicking whilst not even knowing how to turn the water off. It's outrageous. Watchdog filmed on of these scumbag companies the other week - they were charging hundreds to do basic stuff like change a water tank ball valve when all that the researchers had done is bend the ball valve arm a little so the water level was raised and it overflowed. Total, utter scumbags.
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Phoned VM retensions got through to India (Ugh) tried to haggle a better deal... I said I paid £61.50 for (L) TV; 150Mb Broadband; Evening/Weekends free calls (does anybody think this is a good deal). So she offered me BT Sports and some other channels for £73.00 up £11.50. Talk about bloody useless. I wanted a better deal for the same amount of money not £11.50 more. I told her I wanted better TV programs.

She then sent me an e-mail listing of what I already have.... What the hell.

Seriously considering going to Sky (much to my hesitance).
Try doing this on Monday (or any weekday, 150, 1 for the is this the account you are calling about, then 4 then 5) and just calmly say you have been looking at the package and notice you can get a slightly better deal at SKY but you really don't want the hassle of moving to them. What can they offer you to stay as a loyal customer, rather than leaving. They should then do a full review of the account with you and work out any deals that you might be entitled to (I do stress the word MIGHT) and then it's up to you whether you stay with them at the new price, stay on what you are on now or leave to join SKY.
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