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Old 01-05-2013, 20:22
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But Maggie promised us that privatisation would lower prices due to competition.

That simply must be the case as the current government is now going to sell off the Royal Mail. Have you seen how ridiculously cheap it is now to send a parcel?

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Old 01-05-2013, 20:23
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Oh look profits have DOUBLED.
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Old 01-05-2013, 20:23
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Well yes, I understand that but it's not about football is it.? it's about a car dealers. Can nobody deal with the word United without referring to football?

Whe someone is united in marriage do they play the theme tune to Match of the Day?
But this is Watchdog. We should be glad the company is not called Allcock.... not sure if you saw what Matt will be dressed as later for this 'sketch'
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Old 01-05-2013, 20:24
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Why is Anne talking through gritted teeth? Has she had her jaws wired together?
Yes, it was by public demand!
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Old 01-05-2013, 20:24
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So roughly a 1 a day for unlimited water most people pay more than that everyday on a cup of coffee
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Old 01-05-2013, 20:25
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A non reply from Miss Finn.

If they weren't there prices would be even higher.
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Old 01-05-2013, 20:25
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But this is Watchdog. We should be glad the company is not called Allcock.... not sure if you saw what Matt will be dressed as later for this 'sketch'
Do I need to take a valium or a line of sanatogen?
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Old 01-05-2013, 20:26
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So roughly a 1 a day for unlimited water most people pay more than that everyday on a cup of coffee
Yes compared with electric and council tax it is quite cheap people tend to not like paying anything for water as they thing should be free being a necessity.
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Old 01-05-2013, 20:26
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Do I need to take a valium or a line of sanatogen?
Both
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Old 01-05-2013, 20:26
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...now I know that the phone contract says at the bottom that the price may change.
...and I understand that it's all your fault if you don't read it etc...

BUT:

Surly the whole contract is null and avoid as it is deliberately misleading? If the name of the contract is a FIXED TERM contract then you can't have small print saying that it may change or else it isn't a fixed term contract.

It's like me sending out letters for everyone to come to my showroom where everyone will be guaranteed to get a free car and then putting in small print that you must give me 20,000 first.

Surly someone can take then to court and get a test case against misrepresentation?

You can't mislead in adverts and advertising a Fixed Term contract that isn't, it misleading.
Yes, I wondered how valid any contract is, legally speaking etc. if your signature equates to you saying I'm ok paying ex amount a month, which was what I was told I'd be paying, thats all your agreeing to.

Sure there may be small print equating to we reserve the right to increase monthly charges but whats the point in the contract then? what are you effectively agreeing to? that no matter what they deem to charge you, your happy and financially able to give them it? hmmm... im no expert but it stinks if you ask me! you have no guarantee of what your agreeing to pay, so how you can you know what your signing?
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Old 01-05-2013, 20:27
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Welcome to Rip Off Britain.

Higher water bills than our EU cousins.

Oh look privatization doesn't make things cheaper.
It came as quite a shock to me, I can tell you!

So the Government is still going to privatise the Royal Mail as it works so well.
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Old 01-05-2013, 20:27
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Yes, it was by public demand!
But does she end the show with that demonic wink and saying 'goodbye' *runs and hides*
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Old 01-05-2013, 20:28
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Wow that was a really bad interview with Miss Finn by Anne.
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Old 01-05-2013, 20:28
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Anne Robinson - all the gavitas of a stock cube.
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Old 01-05-2013, 20:29
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It came as quite a shock to me, I can tell you!

So the Government is still going to privatise the Royal Mail as it works so well.
Yes expect to pay more to send things once it is privatised.
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Old 01-05-2013, 20:31
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Yes, I wondered how valid any contract is, legally speaking etc. if your signature equates to you saying I'm ok paying ex amount a month, which was what I was told I'd be paying, thats all your agreeing to.

Sure there may be small print equating to we reserve the right to increase monthly charges but whats the point in the contract then? what are you effectively agreeing to? that no matter what they deem to charge you, your happy and financially able to give them it? hmmm... im no expert but it stinks if you ask me! you have no guarantee of what your agreeing to pay, so how you can you know what your signing?
Well it can't be worth the paper it's printed on as under their interpretation of a FIXED TERM contract they could charge you 24 in the first month and then put it up to 24,000 a month. And as you would still be under contract to them you can't get out of it. - Just stupid!
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Old 01-05-2013, 20:32
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Yes expect to pay more to send things once it is privatised.
More? I can't afford it now!
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Old 01-05-2013, 20:33
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those old bint wonga adverts are really irritating
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Old 01-05-2013, 20:34
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those old bint wonga adverts are really irritating
That's no way to talk about Anne Robonson and her posse.
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Old 01-05-2013, 20:34
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More? I can't afford it now!
I don't send anything, but when I order from Amazon I normally pay for Express delivery.

Which is often cheaper than getting a taxi down to town to buy something.
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Old 01-05-2013, 20:35
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Yes compared with electric and council tax it is quite cheap people tend to not like paying anything for water as they thing should be free being a necessity.
Just how much is taking away your sewage every day worth
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Old 01-05-2013, 20:35
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This programme claims to be entertaining and informative.

Fraud!
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Old 01-05-2013, 20:37
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Just how much is taking away your sewage every day worth
I'm in favour for going back to the old system where I empty the chamber pot out of the top floor window!
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Old 01-05-2013, 20:37
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This programme claims to be entertaining and informative.

Fraud!
Call the Fraud hotline.......quick!

They'll be telling us that there are some dodgy car dealers about next!
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Old 01-05-2013, 20:38
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Well it can't be worth the paper it's printed on as under their interpretation of a FIXED TERM contract they could charge you 24 in the first month and then put it up to 24,000 a month. And as you would still be under contract to them you can't get out of it. - Just stupid!
Yeah but they'd say its primarily a fixed term contract, with them reserving the right to increase that amount if forced to due to increases in their network charges (or some such!) it is ridiculous. I'd consider a cheap contract if I didn't have to pay for the handset, got a few texts, perhaps 60 minutes talk time and maybe 500mb data a month, thats about all I'd use, for 10-20 or so but if they could later automatically debit my account say 30+ a month, that'd be off putting. Some people like to try and budget for things in advance, apart from anything else I like to try and know whats going to be taken from my account in advance(!)

*ahem* yes, anywho... bad phone network operators
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