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skonk last won the day on September 19 2009

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  1. Call Microsoft. Say your controller is faulty and Amazon want you to send the whole lot back. Explain the hard drive situation, and Microsoft, depending on who you speak to, should tell you they are sending out a box for you to send the controller back and send you a new one. As long as the console is registered on xbox.com, you should be ok. I done it wiht a faulty 120 gig Hard drive. The shop I bought it from had gone out of business. They will probably ask for a scan of the receipt or a statement. Once you email them, they should be fine.
  2. Update: I just called the council. Explained the whole situation. I asked for an AoE on my wages for the liability orders. The girl has got in touch with Marstons and got them to put a hold on it, and she has forwarded through my request for an AoE. Hopefully they will accept this and I never have to deal with that bailiff again! I shall keep this thread updated when they contact me, as I'm sure there are other peope in the same boat who are willing to pay the AoE, but getting stupid time limits from bailiffs.
  3. When i went to the CAB, the advisor called the council and got all the info on how much i woed and from what year. After spending a good while going over it, it's virtually correct. The arrears just kept moving from year to year when I wasn't working, or when an amount was paid. I do owe this amount, that I'm sure of. I did think maybe I didn't owe all that, but after the CAb visit, we got the figures all worked out. I'm going to call the council tomorrow, make the £80 payment, then have a chat with them about the bailiffs. Going to ask if they will do an attatchment of earnings, so I don
  4. Well, over the years when I worked and was on incapacity, every time the council reassessed my housing benefit and council tax, it dragged out. When I was working part time, they took 1 and a half years to sort out my housing and council tax. During that time I was giving my landlord £150 a month, as I didn't know how much housing benefit I would be getting. At that time, they wanted me to pay £90 a month council tax, until it was sorted. I asked if I would get it back when it was sorted, they said, no, it will be knocked off your next bill. So, I had a choice. Pa
  5. The Liability orders are already with the baillifs. The letter i got from the council reads... "I am willing to accept minimum payments of £80.00 per month in respect of your arrears on this account. The outstanding balance is currently £971.79 and your first instalment should be paid immediately. Please note that 2 x liability orders regarding previous arrears have been referred to marstons Bailiffs and you must now contact them directly to discuss arrangements for payment of these matters" So, the £80 payments are for the current year, which, as I say, i have no problem with.
  6. I'll try to keep this as simple as possible. I have 2 liability orders issued against me. Goes back about 6-7 years, whilst I had nothing but hassle with the council. Messed me about with housing, etc. and now it appears to be sorted, but unfortunately went to baillifs. I sent off a means form to the council and they replied and said they will accept £80 a month from me, which is fine, starting monday. Now, before I sent the letter, 2 months ago I got in touch with the baillifs over the liability orders, combined come to just under £2000. When I offered to start paying them
  7. Highlight the tracks you want, right click and enqueue in winamp
  8. Speedtest.net - The Global Broadband Speed Test Just in case you need it!
  9. From my own personal experience, gamestation suck. I bought a second hand XBOX360. Got it home, ten mins later, the dreaded red rings of death. Took it back an hour later. They questioned me as if I'd smashed it up! Finally got it swapped. New one taken home, all ready to play. Ten mins later, red rings again. Another journey into town. This time took the serial number of the console. They took it in the back and brought out a different box with a console in. I opened it up and checked the serial. Yep, same one! They denied it, but I stood my ground. Finally they gave me another, and that
  10. Jack, I do understand what you're saying, but when you say lets face facts insurance is a business and is concerned with making money and not the welfare of the animal, we, as dog owners unfortunately have to accept that's the way it is, and the welfare of the animal is more important than caring whether or not an insurance company is out there to rip us off. It sounds like your new dog is bringing you a lot of happiness, and that's really good, but how would you feel if it was attacked by an uninsured dog, and you had no insurance either? Do you pay a hell of a lot of money out of your
  11. My brother bought a PS3 3 months ago. Whilst playing a brand new game he just paid £40 for, the PS3 froze and there was a popping sound from the back. It ouwldn't turn back on and looked like the power unit had blown. He took it back to Gamestation, and explained what happened. He explained that it still had a brand new game in it, and did they know how to take it out. They said no. They said all they could do was take the PS3 and send it off. My brother asked what would happen to his game, as he'd just bought it, and showed them the receipt (from the same shop). They said that they
  12. I don't know the legality of this, but I'd charge them per week for storage, as it's not in your name, and they want it back but are expecting you to keep it safe for them until they collect it. they say you can't get rid or they'll charge you, so I'd defo charge them!
  13. Biggeorge, what anti-virus you using? Sometimes some AV's can give false positives, or depends on how high the security is set. There's no virus on it, I use Nod32, possibly the best anti-virus there is. Ignore Norton, overhyped scareware I call it. The ads scare you into thinking your pc will explode unless you install Norton.
  14. I know of people who shake their heads in disbelief when you tell them your rottie is good with kids. As a responsible owner, you know never to leave a child in the same room as your dog, no matter what breed, but when it's in company of yourself and kids, they are so friendly.
  15. I've never known a more loyal dog in my life. That's great you took them to visit sick people, MD. I was one of those people who was against rotties, until my girlfriend took me to see 6 pups and I fell in love with them that day. They get so much bad press, but I always say to people, every time you see a rottie in public, 99 chances out of 100 they are excellently trained and well behaved. it's the minority who want trophy dogs that ruin the reputation.
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