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  1. FreedomEclipse

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    have you tried talking with virgin about their internet packages??

    If they give you stupid quotes too then something must be seriously wrong
     
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    its like my dads car insurance - my dads probably one of the most safest drivers on the road and he has never been in an accident. i think he pays around £200 per month but when he went back to renew his insurance they were quoting him something like 500-600 per month and hes been with this company for so many years and driver the same car for 2-3years. I cant remember what the companies called though.
     
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    guys, does anyone have some unused/old canon lens ef/efs which they dont mind selling, im looking for anything but really can get myself to pay a ridiculous price on fleabay
     
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    do you not hqave a phone line?
    or you could ask the neighbors to share if you payed them like a £5 a month
     
  5. FreedomEclipse

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    Im wondering if i should upgrade the hard drive in my laptop. either pay over £40 for a 320GB or under £30 for 160Gb. trying to to spend a lot of money on it. I dont need that much space anyway since i dont really store that much on here anyway, but if you look at the prices - £28 for the 160 then £42 for the 320gb, it just makes the 320gb look bettervalue for money for £14 i could have 320
     
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    Yup, that's the first place we went. I went on their site earlier and gave them my phone number, they're going to give me a bell tomorrow hopefully, it's been about 6 months since I had a good ring round so you never know.

    Yea we got a phone line but there's no dial tone. Good idea with asking them though, never thought of something like that.

    If the space is gonna be wasted, I'd go 160, then you can spend the change on your bigrig!!
     
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    its almost 2.40am - and i feel like pizza......
     
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    Feel like sleep instead....... it's much better for you ;)
     
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    I think i didnt actualy get into bed around 3am or something.

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    Bad news, recieved a letter from my bank this morning and they have put a restriction on my debit card because a person who used some website or ATM around the same time i did got his details stolen and im guessing they started using it to buy stuff. so as a safety precaution theyve resticted my card where i can only pay for good with the card in person using chip & pin - so i cant buy stuff online or top up my mobile via debit card. the only way i can get the restriction lifted is if i get a card with a new 16digit number instead of my old one.

    Ive just been on the phone to them and spoke to a really nice girl called Jessica :) (she sounds hawt) but yeah - we had a pretty long chat and not just about bank related stuff too ;)

    So in the end my debit card had to be voided/invalidated and im waiting for a new one.

    I cant believe my wings have been temporarily clipped until the new card comes through the post.
     
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    A woman with a nice voice somehow makes you feel better about your misfortune doesn't it?! I was at the jobcentre earlier - you don't hear any voices like that there!!

    On another note - the PSU turned up earlier, cheers man, going to give it a good going over later.
    EDIT: Oh yea, the packaging - I though it was going to be a box for pair of high heels or a sex toy, but it was Strongbow packaging - you teasing bar steward! I'm now officially having an alcohol day.
    My mates were supporting Pro Green at a gig in Folkestone last night and had a good performance, so time for celebration.

    Don't suppose you've got a receipt for this PSU have you?
     
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    Give me nice and easy (and cheapish) recipes! I am getting tired of 1001 varieties of sammich and pasta (and rice), I need something different. Preferably all ingredients can be bought off a big Tesco/Sains/Asda/etc.
     
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    Iceland do some nice Cod Fillets:
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    Best done in the grill. Also, do some chips, and get a bottle of Reggae Reggae sauce, and a tin of beans. Mix Reggae sauce with beans according to taste (only use a little bit). Only use half a tin of beans and 2 of the fish and that's 2 dinners.

    Gorgeous! I usually mix Reggae sauce with a bowl of beans if I'm ill - if you use enough Reggae, it kills any ilness dead!!!!
     
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    Hmmm, fish and chips is certainly a viable option, but it cannot be consumed regularly.
     
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    Anyone here got an Aria account that can PM? I need someone to relay a message for me as the fella i got that PS3 off "Watercooled" isn't repling to my PMs.

    Basically, it broke on the 4 turn on (Only time i actually put a game in, other times were to do updates etc.), i asked him about warranty and told him that it broke on Wednesday and he hasn't been online since 1 minute after i sent the PM.

    Now, he said he was respected on Aria, so i need someone to PM the "watercooled" on there and find out if it is actually him and if it is, PM me on here, or email me.
     
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    :/ how much did you pay for it? tbh when he put his 5850 up for sale here, alarmbells went off in my head. - Im not saying hes dodgy, but if hes not logged on here since you inboxed him and told him his PS3 and yet hes still live and kicking on Aria making a gazillion posts a day then even though I dont want to say it but i think you might have been shafted mate :(
     
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    Yea, i know.

    He offered a months warranty, been like 1 week (i didn't have any games / controllers, so i didn't use it).

    Im curious whether the "watercooled" on Aria is him or not.
     
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    Id create an account and have a talk with one of the mods/admins there. but thats pretty smart - claims hes reputable but then goes onto other sites and does the dirty so no-one can chase it up on Aria.

    If you payed for it with paypal - i think you can file a despute with them and they might refund you. if you payed for it via bank transfer. im not too sure if the 'chargeback' scheme applies to B.Ts
     
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    It was Bank Transfer.

    I do have an account there, but don't have PM privileges. That's why i need someone with them to PM the member called "watercooled" there and see if he is the same one. If he is, ask why he's not replying to PMs here, but is active on there. If he isn't, then i take a little drive...

    I don't want to start accusing yet incase this member on Aria isn't the same one, that'll be unfair to him.
     
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    Sorry bud. Unfortunately i dont have a Aria account - i dont even shop at Aria but i hear their pretty good. prices might not be as good as ebuyer n dabs though.

    probably try making a post perhaps? just to gain the attention of a mod/admin. obviously dont mention who youre lookin for first. the mod might give you an email to address to forward your complaint to. or at least contact a admin higher up on the ladder to grant you rights to pm and you could take it from there.

    but it might be difficult for Aria members/mods/admins to take you seriously i think. the hardest part is trying to get them to believe what youre telling them.
     
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    Yea, i get you.

    I just don't want to mess around posting crap to get PM abilities.

    Gunna see if i can email this user, if not, i'll try contact an Admin.
     
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    @MoonPig: I believe Freedom is correct in saying that the mods are unlikely to take you seriously. Think about it, you'll be a stranger and you could be making anything up.

    It should help though, if you register with the same username as on here and if you are able to PM a mod, then show them your first post about this on this thread and also point out your long standing on TPU and they might get a bit more helpful.

    Don't point to this thread or refer to TPU though, if you can't PM.

    It's a real shame, how just a few dishonest people can ruin it for the rest of us. Because of this risk, is why I don't do trades like this. Getting stung like this would ruin my day for a long time and leave a mark.

    Finally, I don't understand why PM's are restricted privileges on that forum. It's a basic forum function, no? What do you have to do to get PM privileges - reach a certain post count perhaps?
     
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    Not sure, can't find anywhere that shows a number or even mentions it.

    I have an account there, i just have 1 post from like 2009... lol.
     
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    usually 10 posts, start a thread called 'watercooled' to get some attention, then go from there...

    i saw he posted there 4 hours ago, i dont actually have an account but i do stalk the forum a lil
     
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    No, i don't want to ruin his name IF he's a different user.
     
  25. FreedomEclipse

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    tbh - the Aria is the only lead you've got to getting to the bottom of this. If its not him then its not him. its not your fault that someones going around on other forums using his tag to sell stuff. so you gotta push that 'i dont want to shit on you' mentality asside and jump into the deepend, Im not telling you to straight out make a post accusing him of scamming you (if applicable) but at the end of the day you need to find stuff out but you wont be able to if you dont step out of the box.

    If it aint him then explain that someone else is using his tag, claiming to be from Aria is selling dodgy/damaged goods.

    It would be better to get approval from a mod/admin first though, get them to support you - so explain the situation to the mod/admin first. otherwise it could be a long wait for you as you dont know if he will ever log back on to TPU
     

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