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  1. My company is trying to issue me with a GPS mobile phone with I strongly suspect will be used to track my movements, although the company refuse to confirm this. Does anybody know if they can do this without my consent ? And do I have any rights in this matter, ie Privacy etc ? I certainly have no desire to become a GPS slave for anybody. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
  2. Good News ! Sent an e-mail to Indesit on Sunday outlining my safety concerns with this gas cooker, and how dissapointed I was with paying £104.97 for thier engineer to change the plug on the cooker. Got a reply yesterday, Monday, stating that they will be refunding my service charge to my credit card, and my safety complaint has been passed to thier Quality Engineers for investigation. Thanks Electriceel & blitz for your advice.
  3. I would urge all persons using an INDESIT Gas Cooker, model KD6G25SWIR, to be very careful when using the Grill/Top Oven, if your electric goes off, for any reason, turn off the cooker ! Also take great care with spills, or over enthusiastic cleaning of the front control panel and knobs, water in the electrics is not good !
  4. Many thanks Electriceel, will get onto this forthwith. I have other issues with this cooker, on similar safety problem, there is a tubular fan under the hob which becomes active via a thermocouple when the grill/top oven is ignited, this fan is supposed to blow across the rear of the control panel to reduce the temperature on the gas controls. My issue is if the power supply becomes interupted, ie loss of credit at the meter, the fan will stop running and the front contol panel will become excessively hot, and knobs will melt, even worse the gas controls will overheat with the potential for an explosion. I have e-mailed Indesit with my concerns and awaiting a response from them. I am a GAS Safe registered engineer myself, so hopefully they will take note of my concerns.
  5. Hi All I purchased an Indesit gas cooker from Argos in November 2008, it is now just over 13 months old, it recently developed a fault with the electrics so that whenever it was plugged in, it blew the main house breaker on the fuse board. The gas side of things was fine and I carried on using it over the Xmas period, however after using the Grill one day I noticed the Front Control Panel had become really hot, too hot to touch ! and the buttons on the timer had melted away ! I went into the Argos store where it was purchased and was told to phone Argos Direct as it was a home delivery, this I did and gave all the details and as soon as the the telesales operator realised that it was 13 months old, she just seem to switch off and said she would speak to someone else, however she passed me straight through to Indesit Service dept, they again took all the details and then asked for my policy number, I said that I dont have a policy, and in my opinion the cooker is not fit for purpose, having broken down in such a short time, she then passed me to another dept, where I had to go through it all again and pay £104.97 upfront before an engineer would call. The engineer called last Thursday and took 1 hour 40 minutes to decide that the moulded 13 amp plug on the appliance was faulty, he cut it off, fitted a new one and it worked ! with regards to the damaged buttons, and also control knobs, he said they would post me some knobs next week to fit myself ! My question is, can I reclaim my £104.97, if so from whom, Argos or Indesit ? Comments please Many thanks in anticipation
  6. Hi Simon 7685 What is the address of your UKPCS Ltd, as I am unable to locate them at Companies House ? In the meantime it appears that peternut is trying play agent provocateur again, he has obviously nothing constructive to input on this thread, and would probably be better going swatting flies to relieve his boredom ! Just one question peternut, How many successful claims have you gone to court with and won ? none I suspect. If that is the case you have no right to interject and offer any advice on these matters.
  7. Hi Simon 7685, Have just read your thread from start to end, and sympathise with you ! A few of these negative side swipes are really just from negative people who 9 times out of 10 have a vested interest in PPC's. Just think how would be the best way for a PPC to gather info on how to defend them selves ? By latching onto a case like yours, dont 4get these monkey's dont play fair, and if they can intimidate you into submission they will . Regarding Peternet, I would personally ignore him and stick with the advice from those who know more than him. Keep going my man ! Whats my angle you may ask ? I also fell foul of UKPC, in July this year, in a free car park in Plymouth, for parking outside of a bay. Received all the usual garbage demanding £80 or else, I wrote several letters re ID of driver etc, and validty of Penalty Charge, they just kept going saying it was a Parking Charge Notice. I even wrote to the MD and his Directors at thier home address's, inviting them to put up or shut up, basically telling them to get the case to court or forget it ! The last letter I got from them was on 10 Sept, offering me a 50% discount until 24 Sept, if I did not pay by that date they will send in the heavy mob, I AM STILL WAITING ! I am rather disappointed though, because I got a nice big bunch of bananas to give to the gorrilas when they came a knockin, but they are starting go off now. Seriously though, I have not heard a thing from them since that letter, it is not safe to assume they have given up, so I will wait till January and ask them what exactly they intend to do. In the meantime if you stick with the letter formats and info on this site, you wont go far wrong. Good luck M8.
  8. HI all Thanks for that advice Steve M, I best behave myself then, and park properly. emmylou38 I would love the address of the owners of Barbican Liesure Park, and like yourself, I wont be spending any money there again, as it happened the food we had in Pizza Hut that day was absolutely diabolical anyway !
  9. Hi all Just been reading my latest letter from UKPC, and noticed the tone had softened quite a bit, they are trying be all nice and pleading for me to please pay and offering a further 50% discount for 14 days. I will try and scan it, and post it on here. sure you will all appreciate a laugh emmylou38, I am going to Plymouth next Sunday, my son lives there, so I plan to go to the car park and take some photos, might even try and get another pcn, I just hope the UKPC gorrilla does'nt try and intimidate me, cos I am more than match for him, being a solid 6ft 4in muscle man myself. Will let you know how I get on. Of course I am not intending violence of any kind, I am a gentle person really, but will not be pushed around by these flunky's.
  10. Hi Emmylou 38 At last someone else who has been nabbed at Barbican Liesure Park, I have recieved loads of garbage from UKPC over an alleged parking offence in July, also whilst visiting Pizza Hut. I have done all the necessary appeals rubbish and recieve the same reply every time, basically we are right and you are wrong, so pay up ! Thier last letter, this week, gave me another 14 days to pay £40, or they will pass it on to the debt recovery agency, which incidentially is the same firm as UKPC, just a different name. But I have already told them several times, I am not paying and will see them in court ! I did try a different tack, I found the UKPC directors names and addresses via Companies House website, I then sent letters, recorded delivery, to thier home addresses, just to see how they like being harrased, guess what, the letters were refused and returned to me. I have been to court once already this year on bank charges, kicked LLoyds TSB up the backside, so cant wait to get these clowns up in front of the judge. My advice to all being bothered by UKPC, is to hang in there, whatever you do, dont pay em, and stick it out. YOU WILL WIN !
  11. IMO I think perky had a hidden agenda and enjoyed winding the good advisors up, he may have offered the occaisional good tit bit, but apart from that he was underming others, I said as much in my post last night. Can we now all focus on the job in hand, and forget about fraternising with enemy.
  12. Do not worry about Bailiffs, they are a long way off, if ever. Take the advice from the experienced on this site, Bailiffs cannot enter your home without the Warrant of Execution, which has to issued and signed by a Judge, and you will certainly be informed of this by the Court, before any Gorilla comes a knocking. Whatever you do, do not let any one into your home without fully checking thier documents for authenticity. !
  13. chococat, do not worry about small claims court, it is actually very civil and the judges are very understanding, not in the least bit intimidating. I recently went to court for a bank charges claim and was very surprised and happy about it all.
  14. Ducked the issue again perky, most definitley a car park money grabber, what happened to the other half of your double act ? I really do think that unless, perky, you have some constructive input to this forum, then dont waste genuine concerned people's time, this is supposed to be a help website, for friends with a common problem, as per the bank charges site, but I personally feel this behaviour is undermining the good genuine helpers on here.
  15. Good point gwc1000, I would be most interested in that information too, cant beat a bit of research into the dark side. Incedintally perky, I have'nt seen your reply to Pat Davies yet, re: how you identify vehicle drivers ? I would also be interested into how you can raise a parking charge against O/K without involving the use of contract law?
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