Viewing entries posted in July 2014

Re: MIMOTR

Posted by Druid <fastdruid-at-gmail.com> on 31 July 2014 | 0 Comments

On 31 July 2014 23:01, John K. Bilsbury <stockport.ixie-at-gmail.com> wrote:
> The fork gaiters did the trick!
> I was riding the Thunderboid past my LBS this morning and thought I'd see if he
> could fit it in for an MOT. I had to leave it with him, but the outcome was a
> nice new 13-month MOT. This is handy as it means I can fit the new fork
> stanchions that are en route from Hereford at my leisure rather than having to
> rush the job.
> I think I'll stick with the gaiters once the new tubes are in, I'm hoping
> they'll keep the shite at bay and prevent me having to do the job again.

I've found in some cases they can keep the water in, although you can
grease the top of the stanchion and oil them without it picking up
grit etc.

Druid

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Rule #64 // Cornering confidence increases with time and experience.
This pattern continues until it falls sharply and suddenly.

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MIMOTR

Posted by "John K. Bilsbury" <stockport.ixie-at-gmail.com> on 31 July 2014 | 0 Comments

The fork gaiters did the trick!
I was riding the Thunderboid past my LBS this morning and thought I'd see if he
could fit it in for an MOT. I had to leave it with him, but the outcome was a
nice new 13-month MOT. This is handy as it means I can fit the new fork
stanchions that are en route from Hereford at my leisure rather than having to
rush the job.
I think I'll stick with the gaiters once the new tubes are in, I'm hoping
they'll keep the shite at bay and prevent me having to do the job again.

__
JKB.
Stockport boys we are here,
Treat your womenfolk with respect and purchase our own refreshments.

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Re: eBay feedback question.

Posted by Paul <cliffedge10-at-googlemail.com> on 31 July 2014 | 0 Comments

MrCleggs bike wrote:

> He eventually said he'd refund half the cost if I paid return postage,
> but only if I removed the feedback, I, not very politely, told him to
> fcuk himself.

Quite right. He *seriously* expected you to send it back, at your
expense for only a partial refund?

Where something is beyond "used" and into "fscked" I would expect issues
to be described. I'd suggest that even a full refund, and neutral would
be in order.

P.

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Re: eBay feedback question.

Posted by MrCleggs bike <mrcleggsbike-at-googlemail.com> on 31 July 2014 | 0 Comments

Chris wrote
> I bought something on that eBay, which turned out to be a stinky pile of poo.
Been there, done that.

Snip
>Only option, I gave him negative feedback.
>Now he's got in touch asking me to remove it and he'll refund me.
I bought a pen off someone that neglected to mention the nib had been
folded in half prior to sale. He argued that the description of "used"
covered the eventuality of a nib being damaged because it had been
used. I countered his statement saying that the expected used of a nib
in a pen was writing, not as a stand in for a misplaced hammer.
Like you I decided negative feedback was the way to go. He winged like
a B'stard that I had done that and said I was just upset because I had
bought a damaged item.

He eventually said he'd refund half the cost if I paid return postage,
but only if I removed the feedback, I, not very politely, told him to
fcuk himself. I'd remove the feedback after he'd refunded me 100% of
the cost plus return postage, plus a 1 pound contribution towards the
petrol I'd use getting it to my local post office. I also told him I'd
only return it "recorded delivery" because he was an untrustworthy,
low life.
He refused so I said fine it was only 16 quid I'd keep the pen and he
could keep the feedback.

He very reluctantly agreed and paid it to get rid of the feedback. So
in answer to your question...
>Am I right in assuming that if I do remove it, I can no longer do anything and he has no >incentive to refund me?
I'd say yes, you've hit the nail very squarely on the head.

>I feel I ought to let him refund me first.
I think that would be a "Good Thing".

Of course as much as I enjoyed the annoyance my attitude toward the
Welsh twat caused (did I mention that he was from Wales and was a
twat?), I do think if we all stuck to our principles and said "keep my
cash and the feedback" there would be fewer scumbags dealing on ebay.
But then I also think if we had a pointless war every 20 years (as
we've done throughout ages past) we'd get rid of about 70% of the
scrotes, we now pay to produce more scrotes.
Of course YVMV.

HoHum
Craig

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Testy

Posted by Neil The-Hippy <hippyweb-at-btinternet.com> on 31 July 2014 | 0 Comments

Timmy, my MOS has just sent me a link to this.=A0http://www.playbuzz.com/jo=
nb10/do-you-actually-know-english I am not gonna tell you how many I got ri=
ght=0A=A0=0A__=0A=0A=0ANeil The-Hippy =A0 =A0 =A0http://www.hippyweb.me.uk

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Re: eBay saved searches

Posted by andy pugh <bodgesoc-at-gmail.com> on 31 July 2014 | 0 Comments

On 31 July 2014 15:01, John K. Bilsbury <stockport.ixie-at-gmail.com> wrote:
> my inbox is now full of emails offering flogging spanners

https://www.cromwell.co.uk/images/cat_pdfs/164_savers%20_93.pdf

Bottom of page 5.

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atp
If you can't fix it, you don't own it.
http://www.ifixit.com/Manifesto

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RE: eBay saved searches

Posted by "John K. Bilsbury" <stockport.ixie-at-gmail.com> on 31 July 2014 | 0 Comments

Regular readers may recall that eBay had stopped sending me emails =
showing newly listed items corresponding to my saved searches.=20
I had another shot at their helldesk a couple of days ago , and they =
suggested I "resave" my searches to see if this restored the flow of =
emails. I went through them all one at a time, "Unfollowed" them, =
refollowed them and sure enough my inbox is now full of emails offering =
flogging spanners, torque multipliers &c. &c.
Looking through various forums, it seems this has been a hit-and-miss =
affair; some people were unaffected, some had only a few searches fail =
to send emails and some, like me, weren't getting anything.

__ =20
JKB.
Stockport boys we are here,
Treat your womenfolk with respect and purchase our own refreshments.

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Re: eBay feedback question.

Posted by Chris Pollard <goosewhacker-at-googlemail.com> on 31 July 2014 | 0 Comments

On 31 Jul 2014 13:40, "andy pugh" <bodgesoc-at-gmail.com> wrote:
>
> On 31 July 2014 12:07, Chris Pollard <goosewhacker-at-googlemail.com> wrote:
>
> > There is always the chance that it's actually lost, and he wants to
meet in
> > the middle.
>
> It's interesting to imagine what the other guy might be saying on his
> bike-themed internet mailing list:
>
> "Some chancer claimed that my Acme Excellence Superlativator was carp,
> and demanded a refund. I said I would refund it if he returned it, but
> he reckons it was lost in the post. I reckon he is hanging on to it,
> and trying to force me to accept it by threatening my eBay rep"

I have proof that I sent *something* to his address, in the form of a
receipt.

> Neither party can ever really know what the other party is doing.
>

But we can see what the other party has done in the past, thanks to
feedback.
Mine's much better than his.

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Re: eBay feedback question.

Posted by andy pugh <bodgesoc-at-gmail.com> on 31 July 2014 | 0 Comments

On 31 July 2014 12:07, Chris Pollard <goosewhacker-at-googlemail.com> wrote:

> There is always the chance that it's actually lost, and he wants to meet in
> the middle.

It's interesting to imagine what the other guy might be saying on his
bike-themed internet mailing list:

"Some chancer claimed that my Acme Excellence Superlativator was carp,
and demanded a refund. I said I would refund it if he returned it, but
he reckons it was lost in the post. I reckon he is hanging on to it,
and trying to force me to accept it by threatening my eBay rep"

Neither party can ever really know what the other party is doing.

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atp
If you can't fix it, you don't own it.
http://www.ifixit.com/Manifesto

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Re: We've (probably) all seen star trail photos, but what about long

Posted by Liam Proven <lproven-at-gmail.com> on 31 July 2014 | 0 Comments

On 30 July 2014 21:52, Adamx <bassspine-at-gmail.com> wrote:
> On 30 July 2014 20:22, Chris Pollard <goosewhacker-at-googlemail.com> wrote:
>
>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasa_jsc_photo/sets/72157629726792248/detail/
>>
>> --
>> Chris
>>
>
> cool as fuck!

WHS. Nicked for Twitter.

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Liam Proven * Profile: http://lproven.livejournal.com/profile

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