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    Interesting house- far more so than an “executive home” on a new housing estate. Some attractively shaped internal spaces, but finishes quite vanilla and not special. They have made a great effort to...
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    Excellent topic for discussion! One factor to...

    Excellent topic for discussion!

    One factor to my mind is that the technology of the automatic watch was pretty much perfected decades ago. I have watches that have passed their 60th birthday but...
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    I’m so sorry. Some of my best friends have been dogs. They break your heart but life would be so much worse without them.
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    The people who will become justifiably riled are...

    The people who will become justifiably riled are those who don’t confine themselves to living under one particular stone in one particular field.

    I’ll say no more as it’s not the BP, save that...
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    Utterly pathetic. People are reverting to...

    Utterly pathetic. People are reverting to behaviour last seen in bad 1970s sitcoms when it was considered “funny” to take the piss out of “foreigners”.

    I’ve just had a phone call with the guy...
  6. Thread: Apple

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    I agree that they’re great, until they’re not. At that point what counts is how they deal with the problem. Or not, as I found. Thankfully for me it was one let-down out of numerous examples of their...
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    Dunk’s posts on this thread were a real eye-opener. And if you don’t mind me saying so, kudos to you Sir for dealing with this difficult situation.
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    Pharaohs are great sleeping contortionists... ...

    Pharaohs are great sleeping contortionists...

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    Tatty ones in need of refurbishment can be picked...

    Tatty ones in need of refurbishment can be picked up for between a few tens of pounds for the smaller plainer bedroom fireplaces to a few hundred for bigger fancier ones. Marble surrounds and...
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    Nice job. I’ve restored a few of these.

    This one I went for a traditional look:

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    And this one a bit more...
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    There’s a picture of it in the thread...
  12. So he has paid VAT on the same purchase twice...

    So he has paid VAT on the same purchase twice over. Imagine that same thing happening many, many times over on movements of goods between the UK and EU, in either direction.

    I guess that’ll be...
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    I was recently in the market for a nice wood...

    I was recently in the market for a nice wood burning stove and fancied something handmade and artisanal. Etsy threw up very little and a google search likewise. It seems that some safety/compliance...
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    That’s like saying “there’s a workaround for reducing your shopping bill. Just walk out of the store without paying”.
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    Most of us would call it a year of Lego bricks...

    Most of us would call it a year of Lego bricks underfoot...
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    Reluctantly I’d have to say beef, provided it included the cuddly little veals, both for their muscle meats and their offals. Liver, sweetbreads, omnomnom...
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    Further possible issues are- 1. Many suppliers...

    Further possible issues are-

    1. Many suppliers of pre-owned goods in the UK operate under the VAT margin scheme where VAT is calculated on their element of profit, not on the full selling price....
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    Not duty. But VAT is likely to be payable...

    Not duty.

    But VAT is likely to be payable unless they come up with something sensible for non-business imports.

    Best case will be that the supplier doesn’t charge local VAT, and you’ll pay UK...
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    The related subjects of VAT leakage and double...

    The related subjects of VAT leakage and double charging often see theory and real life diverge.

    It’s likely that airport customs officers will become a lot busier processing VAT refunds on...
  20. Thread: Apple

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    Of course you’re right gents. Frustratingly all...

    Of course you’re right gents. Frustratingly all our other I-devices had come from Apple so it was Sod’s law that the one that went wrong, apparently with a manufacturing fault, was the one bought...
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    Have to say I had a disappointing experience. We...

    Have to say I had a disappointing experience. We are Apple whores too- between Mrs Draft and myself currently four iPhones in various iterations, 3 iPads and 2 MacBook Airs. The last Mini IPad I...
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    A bit has happened since I last checked in. My...

    A bit has happened since I last checked in.

    My old man Mr Pie the Maltese hunting hound went to doggy heaven a few weeks ago. I had him 12 years, rescued from the street.
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    Back from sabbatical- have I missed much? ...

    Back from sabbatical- have I missed much?

    Season’s greetings everyone!

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    Fatbloke wearing Fatboy. ...

    Fatbloke wearing Fatboy.

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  25. Indeed. On biogs as a conference speaker or...

    Indeed. On biogs as a conference speaker or exhibitor I’ve been known to include a final throwaway line describing myself as a whisky drinking curry eating fat bloke. But I’m not trying to sell...
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