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windydcfc
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Feb 26, 2015, 12:19 PM

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I went to the Cinema last week first time for 30 years. If you go to a Vue cinema on a Tuesday or Wednesday afternoon you not only get the off peak discount you can also get a code off of their website that gives another third off. So if you went in the evening and sat in the posh seats if would cost circa £14 if you go in the afternoon with the discount code it costs you just over £6. Also as no one checks where you sit you can sit in the posh seats as the "screen" is almost empty.

Film was still not worth £6, it was 50 Shades of Grey. It's about a perverted businessman who likes spanking young ladies bottoms and he can pilot a helicopter. That's it really.

I got dragged down the cinema with her that must be obeyed to watch 50 Shades! It is one of the most overhyped films that I've ever had the misfortune to watch. I'm sure the boss will dictate that we will have to watch the next 2 films in the series! On a personal basis I liked the films Killing Fields/Star Wars/Lord of the Rings and like the TV series Game of Thrones(nothing like the shite my Mrs forced me to watch!
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DonQuixote
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Feb 26, 2015, 12:23 PM

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Last time I went to see a film with the missus was back in 1999 - can't
recall what it was but having kicked me out three months earlier, I was
trying to get back in her good books.... Crazy




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Feb 26, 2015, 12:37 PM

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Film was still not worth £6, it was 50 Shades of Grey. It's about a perverted businessman who likes spanking young ladies bottoms and he can pilot a helicopter. That's it really.


Thanks for spoiling it - not worth watching it now!!



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windydcfc
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Last time I went to see a film with the missus was back in 1999 - can't
recall what it was but having kicked me out three months earlier, I was
trying to get back in her good books.... Crazy



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DonQuixote
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Feb 26, 2015, 12:53 PM

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Well I am still here with her so I think I've done my penance...

Nymphomaniacs who run pubs are not all they're cracked up to be....




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PaulC
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Feb 26, 2015, 1:27 PM

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Well I am still here with her so I think I've done my penance...

Nymphomaniacs who run pubs are not all they're cracked up to be....


Didn't the pub serve real ale?


acmold
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Feb 26, 2015, 3:00 PM

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Film was still not worth £6, it was 50 Shades of Grey. It's about a perverted businessman who likes spanking young ladies bottoms and he can pilot a helicopter. That's it really.


Thanks for spoiling it - not worth watching it now!!


I've saved you a few bob as it's not worth watching, before I went I thought it was about some 50 year old M.I.L.F who was getting some on the side.


Isaac
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Feb 26, 2015, 6:12 PM

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I sense there is a strong mistrust in large sections of the population towards the power and utilities companies, train service companies, supermarkets and any other organisation who try to hide behind the impression that they are reducing prices and offering bargains when the truth is that most of the time they are ripping the customer off. Too often these days, I feel I am not paying the fair price, but to a greater or lesser extent are either being ripped off or having to hunt for and find a bargain.


The driving force of capitalism is to rip off the consumer for as much as possible.


Rubbish. The driving force of capitalism is to be as successful as possible. Ripping off the customer can certainly be a by-product of that - and far too often has been - though most successful businesses have cottoned on that, in the long run, doing so isn't really good business. Charging the highest price the market will bear seems legit to me and isn't the same as ripping people off, unless you're in a monopoly or cartel of course.


How do you define "succesful" if not making as big a profit as possible ... or, to paraphrase, to rip off the consumer (and employee) for as much as possible?

Observe the banks with their "introductory offers", the internet companies with their low prices (with the small print indicating you'll be paying through the nose after a few months), the insurance companies relying on customer inertia to squeeze as much as possible out of loyal customers whilst dangling seemingly attractive offers in front of new potential customers. The hidden fees of car rental.

And I haven't even mentioned Wonga and the other parasites who exploit the poor. Nor have I mentioned those jolly chaps at 118118 who screw people for £80 for a directory enquiry and still can't come up with a phone number.

It's not just the consumer,of course that capitalism does its best to rip off. It does the same with its employees too .

The only control over the greed of capitalism is the law and it often shows itself to be weak .. but at least, we now have a minimum wage despite the squeals of the capitalists who feared their profits being eaten into and for the moment, we don't have young children being sent up chimneys.


£80 for the 118 serviceShocked was that a typo?

I've never used it so I wouldn't know but with so many other ways of contacting people I'm surprised they are still in business


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Isaac
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Feb 26, 2015, 6:16 PM

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Funny, I looked at this thread yesterday having got back from Sainsbury and realising I had £15 of Nectar points to reimburse and had forgotten to do so!

Since moving to Abingdon 2 years ago I've gone from being a Sainsbury man (with vouchers coming out of my ears and chasing round the shelves looking for that 30p off gluten free poppy seeds or whatever) to Waitrose - it's on my side of town and driving through the town centre to save a few bob for less good quality food at Tesco is just not going to happen. I always look out for deals at Waitrose and never feel ripped off. Occasionally go to the Lidl or is it Aldi in Maidenhead where I work, if I need anything in Halfords or Homebase which are nearby. Stupidly cheap and very tasty ready meals.

I'm pretty crap at penny watching - have NEVER calculated car petrol consumption and don't bother shopping around (on a 40-litre tank I really don't care about saving 80p); but I live within my means, pay off credit cards in full, don't smoke or have Sky... live within my means! I go out drinking about once a month, but the three of us have a pub lunch every Sunday. I guess we all have different ways of spending money.


I'm the same..................I can't grasp the logic of going miles out of your way to get petrol for a few pence a litre lessCrazy


Oxford Stone
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Feb 27, 2015, 2:59 PM

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Funny, I looked at this thread yesterday having got back from Sainsbury and realising I had £15 of Nectar points to reimburse and had forgotten to do so!

Since moving to Abingdon 2 years ago I've gone from being a Sainsbury man (with vouchers coming out of my ears and chasing round the shelves looking for that 30p off gluten free poppy seeds or whatever) to Waitrose - it's on my side of town and driving through the town centre to save a few bob for less good quality food at Tesco is just not going to happen. I always look out for deals at Waitrose and never feel ripped off. Occasionally go to the Lidl or is it Aldi in Maidenhead where I work, if I need anything in Halfords or Homebase which are nearby. Stupidly cheap and very tasty ready meals.

I'm pretty crap at penny watching - have NEVER calculated car petrol consumption and don't bother shopping around (on a 40-litre tank I really don't care about saving 80p); but I live within my means, pay off credit cards in full, don't smoke or have Sky... live within my means! I go out drinking about once a month, but the three of us have a pub lunch every Sunday. I guess we all have different ways of spending money.


I'm the same..................I can't grasp the logic of going miles out of your way to get petrol for a few pence a litre lessCrazy



As for the people who slam on the brakes to turn right into the garage that's 1p/litre cheaper than the garage on their side of the road... don't get me started.

Here's another strange one though, I always have an office drawer full of multipack crisps (15p a go?) while colleagues go and pay 65p for a packet at the vending machine down the corridor.


DonQuixote
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Feb 27, 2015, 3:08 PM

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Well I am still here with her so I think I've done my penance...

Nymphomaniacs who run pubs are not all they're cracked up to be....


Didn't the pub serve real ale?



If memory serves me well, something called 'Mild Ale' was a favoured tipple of the locals...my grandad told
me about it once I think...




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PaulC
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£80 for the 118 serviceShocked was that a typo?

I've never used it so I wouldn't know but with so many other ways of contacting people I'm surprised they are still in business


No typo:

http://money.aol.co.uk/...tory-enquiries-call/

And then there are the mobile phone rip-off merchants:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/...-month-contract.html


Isaac
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Feb 27, 2015, 7:57 PM

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£80 for the 118 serviceShocked was that a typo?

I've never used it so I wouldn't know but with so many other ways of contacting people I'm surprised they are still in business


No typo:

http://money.aol.co.uk/...tory-enquiries-call/

And then there are the mobile phone rip-off merchants:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/...-month-contract.html


At least Dick Turpin wore a maskShocked

I stick to pay as you go mobiles


chris41
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Mar 1, 2015, 4:56 PM

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As for the people who slam on the brakes to turn right into the garage that's 1p/litre cheaper than the garage on their side of the road... don't get me started.

Here's another strange one though, I always have an office drawer full of multipack crisps (15p a go?) while colleagues go and pay 65p for a packet at the vending machine down the corridor.


On a similar point, I can't understand colleagues who go out at every lunchtime, spend about £3.00 or more on a sandwich or baguette when you can just put aside 5 minutes every morning to make your own at about a 1/5 of the price.Crazy


acmold
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Mar 2, 2015, 3:21 PM

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Going even further retired / semi retired folk who only work for 20 or so hours a week and earn little more than the minimum wage and who are already drawing a private or works pension and have a few bob in savings that are not all invested in ISA's (because you can claim the tax back at year end up to your tax allowance), but are under the state pension age. After Tax, NI deductions, travelling cost to the job and then as previously mentioned buying lunch and trendy coffee and other sundry expenses they end up with more or less nothing left!.

I'm in that sort of situation and I calculated if I did 20 hours at minimum wage and had to take a bus to the job I would have net gain of less than £40 a week and that was dependant on me spending zilch when I was out of the house. Once you took wear and tear on clothing and shoes that is not tax deductible I would have been out of the house for 30 plus doing a job for peanuts.


Oxford Stone
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acmold will be proud of me - £16.30 Sainsbury down to 60p (£15 of Nectar rewards + a 70p voucher). Free beer, boom!


acmold
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Today at Sainsbury's £4 off if £20 or more is spent Nectar Voucher As it was early morning the local Yufs were on their way to school so another 13p found discarded on the ground outside the shop Plus a special offeron Veggie Burgers

Only bettered by Savers who were selling six packs of 7Up for £2.40 but they had split some down so you could buy them individually marked at 40p each Purchased 4 and they went through the till for 29p each


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acmold
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7Up up to 45p a bottle today in Savers, so much for zero inflation


DonQuixote
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...but it will be down 45p somewhere else..it's how they work.




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