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glasgow_bhoy
Posted on: Sat, 16 Jun 2018 - 08:29


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Are there even tickets on those cars?
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Posted on: Fri, 15 Jun 2018 - 18:45


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Did you have an Android phone in your pocket by and chance?

If so, check the Maps app and check what your timeline shows. With any luck, it will show you drove from your house to the tip. Its not conclusive evidence of loading, but helps show you were going to the tip and backs the story up.
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Posted on: Thu, 14 Jun 2018 - 22:49


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If they don't take card, they aren't getting my business. Infact, I'd go as far as to say if they don't take contactless, they don't get my money.

The only times I like to pay cash are for pay & display whenever paying by phone/card would cost more, and when I'm on a night out somewhere expensive where I just don't take my card. And for the collection at chapel. The father still hasn't got chip and pin added to the collection bowl.

Today I put the car in for a service and had to empty it of all my parking change. By the end of the day, half the change was gone. I had a hole in my trouser pocket I was unaware of dry.gif Yet another reason I hate cash with a passion.

I buy fruit out the vending machine at work- £0.05 for an apple. And I pay card.

Card allows me to see how I'm frittering money away, allows me instant access to move funds as required and just saves footering about with money.

I travelled round a fair bit of Europe recently and I still can't get over how many bars still only take cash. I hate carrying UK money never mind Euro's, Zloty's, Forrints and all the other monopoly money like currencies. I loaded a currency card before I went abroad with the intention of using it like a Visa in the shops. Instead it was a fricking cash machine card. rolleyes.gif It was like being stuck in the 1500's.
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Posted on: Tue, 5 Jun 2018 - 22:48


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QUOTE (Ocelot @ Tue, 5 Jun 2018 - 20:03) *
The RAC are just as bad. They wanted £193 for home start and breakdown (and I've been with them 15 years). After a call they dropped it to £109.

You should shop about. Before my work gave me free breakdown cover, I paid between £19 and £35 a year for cover depending on what car I had. Always had homestart and national cover.

Tesco was one of the companies I used, and I had at least 3 or 4 callouts over the space of the policy (it was a Vauxhall). Every time, it was the RAC who came out. Equivalent RAC cover was 3 times the price.
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Posted on: Mon, 4 Jun 2018 - 18:52


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Has she disputed with the credit card company that GM aren't following the BVRLA pricing matrix?

And has she used the disputes service with BVRLA? I'm amazed GM are signed up to it, but if they're quoting the matrix I can only assume they are!
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Posted on: Mon, 4 Jun 2018 - 18:49


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If you like human contact, avoid Quote Me Happy.

I can vouch for Direct Line being decent- I shop about each year and yet have been with them for 5 or 6 years solid. Just watch them at renewal time as they do take the piss and need to be threatened with cancellation before they behave.

Direct Line also own Churchill, which is why you won't see them on comparison sites.
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Posted on: Sat, 2 Jun 2018 - 15:08


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When this happened with me the courts said the fine wasn't on the system but they used the information on my ticket to enter it, so I could pay there and then. Did they not offer to do that for you?
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Posted on: Sat, 2 Jun 2018 - 15:06


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QUOTE (Logician @ Fri, 1 Jun 2018 - 19:18) *
The only minimum speed limits I know of apply to tunnels, the Mersey and Clyde tunnels, but there may well be more.

Clyde tunnel doesn't have a minimum speed.
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Posted on: Thu, 31 May 2018 - 19:25


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I don't really believe that a debt of £1000 caused him to take his own life to be honest. I'm sure it may have been a contributing factor if the debt felt like a burdon, but I believe there may have been other influences, whether they be mental health, relation/friendships or otherwise. I'm sympathetic to him and his relatives but ultimately, the system isn't to blame.

If he had taken his own life over £1,000 of credit card debt, would everyone be blaming Visa?

Most of us have debts, generally into 6 figures for mortgages and 4 figures for cars. Most people just get on with it.

I also don't think this country is too bad for fines. I was in Berlin less than 2 hours a month ago and managed to pick up a fine for not validating my train ticket (I did try but in my rush for the train the machine didn't stamp it). And in Venice I've seen signs threatening fines for simply sitting down in St Mark's Square. Both worse than most things we see in the UK tbh.
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Posted on: Thu, 31 May 2018 - 19:15


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I think its a great idea, and I've done it with no response to a an old Escort which sat outside my gaff for weeks.

Annoyingly I've since seen the car being driven and its a different person driving it, so I think the owner sold without paying any attention to my note sad.gif
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Posted on: Thu, 24 May 2018 - 18:40


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QUOTE (cp8759 @ Thu, 24 May 2018 - 01:06) *
QUOTE (glasgow_bhoy @ Wed, 23 May 2018 - 21:37) *
I therefore don't mind inflation kits being put in peoples cars, as so many people don't seem to want to use them/understand how to use them and just call recovery. I feel safer knowing certain people have to get towed after a blowout/destroyed tyre as it means they'll definitely invest in new rubber!

Sadly those people will buy the cheapest ditchfinders they can get, which can have fatal consequences. To give give some context, I saw a driver overtake in the face of oncoming traffic a few months ago. I was the oncoming traffic. Emergency braking at 60 mph isn't my idea of fun and the car moved back into its own lane giving me less than half a car length to spare, fortunately I had the most expensive tyres money can buy fitted to my car. Judging from the braking distances data on tyrereviews.co.uk, if I'd been using budget tyres, I wouldn't have slowed down enough and would have had a head-on collision at a relative speed of well over 100 mph, so would almost certainly be dead.

Its true, those people probably do buy ditch finders or worse- part worn!

That said, I'd take a new ditchfinder anyday over a worn Pirelli.

There are a few ditchfinders I've had in the past which have been phenomenal, but now I only buy Hankook or Uniroyal tyres... only very slightly more than ditchfinders (infact my last 2 tyres were about a month ago- 2 Hancooks and cost me £42 a tyre fully fitted- the budget option was more than that!).
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Posted on: Wed, 23 May 2018 - 20:37


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Devils advocate here...

For many motorists, I'm glad they have no spare wheel (just an inflation kit). The condition of so many peoples spare wheels is terrifying.

You get the people with full size spares, who see the spare tyre as a way to put a new tyre on their car at minimal fitting cost only. The old tyre, no doubt worn right down is then put on the spare. Punture happens and the driver thinks its ok to then put on the sub 1.6mm tyre which has been sitting under the car for 4 years until payday when they can get another tyre.

You get the skinny spacesavers. I don't need to tell anyone that you get a scary number of nuggets who drive on these for weeks before thinking about a change. And they don't drive at 50- the cars are up at 70 on the motorway and still driven on country roads with no fear.

I therefore don't mind inflation kits being put in peoples cars, as so many people don't seem to want to use them/understand how to use them and just call recovery. I feel safer knowing certain people have to get towed after a blowout/destroyed tyre as it means they'll definitely invest in new rubber!
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Posted on: Wed, 23 May 2018 - 20:31


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There will still be garages offering MOT's without the car ever leaving your driveway... unfortunately they'll see a spike in business if people are concerned they have a car which won't pass at a legitimate garage.
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Posted on: Wed, 23 May 2018 - 20:29


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QUOTE (bama @ Tue, 22 May 2018 - 22:40) *
Do you have aloan (that you may not even know about) at the back of your Direct Line policy ?

of course getting to the bottom of this does change the competitiveness of quotes/insurance companies.
so they won't make it easy.

Nope. I pay annually and haven't ever asked for a quote monthly.

From what I can establish from my own credit file, I think the credit searches have only taken place where I've clicked the monthly quote box, so I'm very careful not to tick it for anything.
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Posted on: Tue, 22 May 2018 - 21:37


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I can't get my head around who thought it was a good idea to tell the media there have been changes.

Other than the rules on DPF's etc., its just the reporting system thats changed AFAIK. No difference really to the consumer.
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Posted on: Tue, 22 May 2018 - 21:36


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Its yet another ill thought of idea from our glorious law makers. It affects my job far too much for my liking and just makes life harder.

As for the mass panic emails companies are sending out now- the past few weeks have been more annoying for spam than all the spam I've had the past 10 years added together.

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Posted on: Tue, 22 May 2018 - 21:33


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I'd recommend Direct Line Bama- I change frequently and they don't seem to charge admin fees anymore.

They certainly haven't hiked up quotes because I've just changed car either.

For me, far cheaper than anyone else now too, even if it does take a call every single renewal time without fail to get them to sort their price.
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Posted on: Sat, 19 May 2018 - 16:14


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If its vehicle tracking, the cost is very minimal- as someone suggested above, a dashcam can record GPS and you could do a download of that initially.

Or a hardwired kit with telematics will cost more but may produce longterm savings.

I take it your friend has already questioned the driver and reminded all staff about what they can and can't use their vans for?

I know where I work, I have a fuel card for whatever vehicle I take. I need to give my mileages and registrations driven at least once a month along with postcodes driven to/from. The system gives me a total mileage driven for each journey based on the postcodes, and if its different to my actual mileage, I have to justify it (never a problem though) and note details of the alternative route. Any miles unaccounted for (minimal/rare personal miles) are charged back to me at something like 15 or 18p per mile (its based on my total fuel spend in cars- not vans- divided by miles driven multiplied by unaccounted for miles).

Also- if your friend is being hit with 50ppm excess rates, I'd suggest he has signed a really rubbish deal on the vans, as I can't think of any small commercials where the current depreciation would that high for extra miles over and above the contracted.
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Posted on: Sat, 19 May 2018 - 16:04


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QUOTE (southpaw82 @ Sat, 19 May 2018 - 12:50) *
QUOTE (The Rookie @ Sat, 19 May 2018 - 06:24) *
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The finance company would be liable under the consumer credit act

Liable for what?

If your car is bought on credit the credit company have joint liability.


They can be - it depends on the relationship between the creditor, debtor and supplier.

As well as the potential legal liability, the finance companies can put a lot of pressure on the dealers when something goes wrong- for the sake of a few hundred quid to fix a car, the dealer won't want to miss out on future commission from the finance company.
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Posted on: Fri, 18 May 2018 - 22:33


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Is that 8% flat rate or APR? If flat rate I'd walk away fast!

Personally I'm always happy to take car finance rather than a loan if its only a few pounds more per month. The help a finance company can be when trying to get major faults resolved with a dealer is worth a few quid.

That said, on a 15 plate car (depending on the make), I'd suggest PCP nowadays (you can usually get them on cars upto 4 years old/upto 50k-ish miles) as some of the deals out there right now are fantastic. A 7/8 year old car (assuming you HP over 48 or 60 months) isn't going to command a strong trade in value, but if you have a PCP and you've kept the car in reasonable condition, the guarenteed future value gives you the security of being able to hand the car back to the finance company in the situation where the dealer won't offer a trade in value greater than the GFV.

I'd suggest ditching the car care kit- if you really want a treatment, buy it directly from a decent valeting/detailing company and just buy a decent valet kit for yourself going forward online.
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Posted on: Fri, 18 May 2018 - 22:25


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QUOTE (StuartBu @ Wed, 16 May 2018 - 00:56) *
QUOTE (facade @ Tue, 15 May 2018 - 18:52) *
QUOTE (StuartBu @ Tue, 15 May 2018 - 16:56) *
I don't get that either .I had two accidents while my car was parked in my street and I was watching TV so how does that make me a greater risk. I did recover the cost from the other parties



You obviously make a habit of parking it in a risky place, as two accidents would seem to bear out.

Bollocks.

South side of Glasgow with on-street parking... I would say thats a higher risk of being hit than most places in Scotland. I've worked various places around Pollokshaws/Shawlands/Cathcart/Hampden and never felt happy leaving my car parked anywhere.

QUOTE (Christian_d @ Fri, 18 May 2018 - 22:28) *
His previous price for 12 months was £460. We spent 4 hours trawling through about 8 specialist brokers (inc Adrian Flux £1400). We then tried "Compare the Market" and found him a policy for £937 without Telematics. There were more than a few quotes (nearly half) that stipulated Telematics........ He chose to pay an extra £80 to avoid.

How long does the poor guy have to declare the cancelled policy for? Lifetime seems really excessive IMO... especially considering offences with points or actual claims only need to be declared for 5 years.
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Posted on: Thu, 17 May 2018 - 21:48


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I'll bite.

Why do you want to do this... to a Dacia?

Infact

Why did you consider a Dacia when buying a box with wheels, never mind end up buying one?
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Posted on: Thu, 17 May 2018 - 21:46


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QUOTE (freddy1 @ Thu, 17 May 2018 - 00:10) *
scotland

2) Our admin team will write back and transfer liability to me and I can then ignore as I please or argue with them as I please.

wording is important , you are the KEEPER , not the driver

having said that are they good at poker?



QUOTE (The Rookie @ Thu, 17 May 2018 - 05:38) *
Do they do court, yes, in Scotland, vanishingly rarely.

As above, get work to name you (no appeal is ever accepted so it’s a waste of time) as KEEPER, not that they have any liability anyway.


I should probably mention this was in a pool car- it wasn't a personal company car, so I was only the keeper for that day.

But I'll get them to do it that way, as the cars been sold now anyway so theres no danger of anymore CEL tickets coming in for it which would have anything to do with me/my collegues.

My work are quite good at poker Freddy- they never force employees to pay these automatically which I've heard on here a lot of employers/rental companies do! And they certainly play show a poker face during pay negotiations, so I'm sure they can do it with parking firms very well!
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Posted on: Wed, 16 May 2018 - 22:24


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Does anyone know if these cretins do court?

I've been told by work I've got a ticket from them. Work have gave me three options:

1) Pay the fine at the reduced rate of £60- they've advised against doing this unless I'm really that way inclined.

2) Our admin team will write back and transfer liability to me and I can then ignore as I please or argue with them as I please.

3) Our legal team have offered to write to them appealing. I don't know if this is 'poking the bear' or whether its worth doing.

This happened in Scotland, so no POFA to worry about and no POPLA procedure either.

Annoyingly, it happened in a meeting where I was told by the receptionist at the venue I didn't need to pay because my number plate was entered into their system. Clearly it hadn't been! Venue deny all knowledge of this of this conversation taking place... I'm probably going to have to put in an SAR to get their CCTV from reception showing I spoke to her, but I'm not sure it will help me prove my case, hence my considering of the 'ignore' option.
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QUOTE (The Rookie @ Tue, 15 May 2018 - 02:14) *
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I'm sure this will have been sorted by now, but Autotrader pulls data through from CAP, so dealers don't put the data in by themselves.

Indeed, but it’s still the sellers advert and they’re responsible for making sure the contents are correct.

Very, very true. But its easier to argue with the dealer if it was on their own site as well as on AT. On their own means they can't try to fob a wronged customer off by claiming 'oh thats not our fault it was AutoTrader' (even though it is their fault for not checking- some dealers will say anything to get rid of a customer).
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