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    • I came across this discussion recently and just wanted to give my experience of A Shade Greener that may help others regarding their boiler finance agreement.
       
      We had a 10yr  finance contract for a boiler fitted July 2015.
       
      After a summer of discontent with ASG I discovered that if you have paid HALF the agreement or more you can legally return the boiler to them at no cost to yourself. I've just returned mine the feeling is liberating.
       
      It all started mid summer during lockdown when they refused to service our boiler because we didn't have a loft ladder or flooring installed despite the fact AS installed the boiler. and had previosuly serviced it without issue for 4yrs. After consulting with an independent installer I was informed that if this was the case then ASG had breached building regulations,  this was duly reported to Gas Safe to investigate and even then ASG refused to accept blame and repeatedly said it was my problem. Anyway Gas Safe found them in breach of building regs and a compromise was reached.
       
      A month later and ASG attended to service our boiler but in the process left the boiler unusuable as it kept losing pressure not to mention they had damaged the filling loop in the process which they said was my responsibilty not theres and would charge me to repair, so generous of them! Soon after reporting the fault I got a letter stating it was time we arranged a powerflush on our heating system which they make you do after 5 years even though there's nothing in the contract that states this. Coincidence?
       
      After a few heated exchanges with ASG (pardon the pun) I decided to pull the plug and cancel our agreement.
       
      The boiler was removed and replaced by a reputable installer,  and the old boiler was returned to ASG thus ending our contract with them. What's mad is I saved in excess of £1000 in the long run and got a new boiler with a brand new 12yr warranty. 
       
      You only have to look at TrustPilot to get an idea of what this company is like.
       
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    • Dazza a few months ago I discovered a good friend of mine who had ten debts with cards and catalogues which he was slavishly paying off at detriment to his own family quality of life, and I mean hardship, not just absence of second holidays or flat screen TV's.
       
      I wrote to all his creditors asking for supporting documents and not one could provide any material that would allow them to enforce the debt.
       
      As a result he stopped paying and they have been unable to do anything, one even admitted it was unenforceable.
       
      If circumstances have got to the point where you are finding it unmanageable you must ask yourself why you feel the need to pay.  I guarantee you that these companies have built bad debt into their business model and no one over there is losing any sleep over your debt to them!  They will see you as a victim and cash cow and they will be reluctant to discuss final offers, only ways to keep you paying with threats of court action or seizing your assets if you have any.
       
      They are not your friends and you owe them no loyalty or moral duty, that must remain only for yourself and your family.
       
      If it was me I would send them all a CCA request.   I would bet that not one will provide the correct response and you can quite legally stop paying them until such time as they do provide a response.   Even when they do you should check back here as they mostly send dodgy photo copies or generic rubbish that has no connection with your supposed debt.
       
      The money you are paying them should, as far as you are able, be put to a savings account for yourself and as a means of paying of one of these fleecers should they ever manage to get to to the point of a successful court judgement.  After six years they will not be able to start court action and that money will then become yours.
       
      They will of course pursue you for the funds and pass your file around various departments of their business and out to third parties.
       
      Your response is that you should treat it as a hobby.  I have numerous files of correspondence each faithfully organised showing the various letters from different DCA;s , solicitors etc with a mix of threats, inducements and offers.   It is like my stamp collection and I show it to anyone who is interested!
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I notice that there was a thread back in April on these but who actualy smokes em?

 

I have been using e-cigs since jan and not had a "analogue" since then. My breathing and health has imrpved no end but I enjoy using my e-cig.

 

I currently "smoke" a titan 510 manual e-cig, I dont even have to roll the car window down now its getting cold. Im on the low nicotine content, usualy chocolate flavour!!!!!!!!!!!

 

As for not being tested well I can't see how normal cigs that have been tested can be safer - just look at the tar in a ciggy compared to a e-cig, to me its obvious. Yes I did worry about using them but recent clinical trials on nicotine hint that it can even be benefial in small doses???

 

The other main active ingredient in e-cigs has been used for years in are purifiers etc and has helped people with asthma etc alleviate their symptoms.

 

Well over to debate.

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Maybe just as well that they arent so popular-Gov would prob slap a tax on em.;)

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I picked up an Intellicig on Friday, really pleased with it and my 'normal' cigarette intake has been cut in half already.

 

You do feel like a bit of an idiot at first, but people are usually just curious about them.

 

Mine does tend to seep nicotine through the hole onto the lips or tongue which can be quite unpleasant, but overall, a really good purchase - the savings I have already made on cigarettes have paid for it in just 4 days.

 

The carts don't last as long as I would like though...and I am curious about these chocolate flavoured ones!

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The carts don't last as long as I would like though...and I am curious about these chocolate flavoured ones!

 

Don't throw those old carts out. Refill them with e-cig juice. The juice comes in a huge range of flavours including chocolate. Also comes in different nicotine strengths from 0mg up to 35mg. Depending on what your normal cigarette consumption was you can chose a strength that you feel comfortable with and then decrease it when you feel you're ready. Saves you a huge amount of money by using the juice instead of continually buying the carts.

 

Can't give a link but a general google search will bring up e-cig sellers that also have the juice. There is also a very good forum for e-cig users - well worth a read.

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