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    Divey McDiveface Nickpicks's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by nigel hewitt View Post
    Having whinged about Amazon now it's O2's turn:

    In my build up of falconry gear I need a simple 'Classic' PAYG sim card.
    The 'pay for what you use' not the 'standing monthly charge' type as lost hawks send texts.
    Order it on line.
    It comes.
    Read the instructions carefully.
    Right. I have the sim, I have the number, so top it up so it all goes live. Obviously I'll do that online...

    After an hour of messing about it turns out that the sim I have been sent has no number in it.
    The number printed in the supplied documentation does not even exist.
    They will send me another sim.
    Very sorry.
    One to three days (this one was two).

    Customer support dropping the line on me twice so I had to call back was a mere professional courtesy.
    Can you not just pick one up at Tescos?
    The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at or repair.

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    What annoyed me on Saturday was the auxilliary belt drive pulley disintegrating. This meant that although the car will start, the alternator, power steering, air con and water pump are not working.

    I dropped it off with the garage yesterday, and they struggled to get the pully bolt undone (ended up having to take the starter motor out to jam the ring gear!)

    Still it's fixed now. That's another 300 odd quid.
    The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at or repair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickpicks View Post
    What annoyed me on Saturday was the auxilliary belt drive pulley disintegrating. This meant that although the car will start, the alternator, power steering, air con and water pump are not working.

    I dropped it off with the garage yesterday, and they struggled to get the pully bolt undone (ended up having to take the starter motor out to jam the ring gear!)

    Still it's fixed now. That's another 300 odd quid.
    My 08 zafira passed it's test yesterday with only a couple of advisories.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nigel hewitt View Post

    In my build up of falconry gear.....
    I'm sure I'm not the only one that imagines you combining falconry with your hang gliding. Why train a bird when you can hunt prey yourself.

    Here you go, some style ideas


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickpicks View Post
    Can you not just pick one up at Tescos?
    It's annoyingly difficult to find pure PAYG these days.
    They are all sure you need a standing charge and 'freebies'.
    I just clicked the right boxes and it should have worked.

    It was a search to find the one where you just have to do something chargeable every 120days (NOT top up!) to keep it live.

    The toy goes in the Hawk's harness and monitors for an incoming call, then it doesn't pick up, it just texts you its GPS coordinates.
    Pump this into Google earth and you can see the tree it's sitting in.

    I should have put one on my daughter years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nigel hewitt View Post

    The toy goes in the Hawk's harness and monitors for an incoming call, then it doesn't pick up, it just texts you its GPS coordinates.
    Pump this into Google earth and you can see the tree it's sitting in.

    I should have put one on my daughter years ago.

    your daughter sits in trees a lot ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by steelemonkey View Post
    My 08 zafira passed it's test yesterday with only a couple of advisories.
    My Saab did the same a few weeks ago, but the MOT doesn't check the age related deterioration of engine components.
    The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at or repair.


 

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