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    • Hello,

      On 15/1/24 booked appointment with Big Motoring World (BMW) to view a mini on 17/1/24 at 8pm at their Enfield dealership.  

      Car was dirty and test drive was two circuits of roundabout on entry to the showroom.  Was p/x my car and rushed by sales exec and a manager into buying the mini and a 3yr warranty that night, sale all wrapped up by 10pm.  They strongly advised me taking warranty out on car that age (2017) and confirmed it was honoured at over 500 UK registered garages.

      The next day, 18/1/24 noticed amber engine warning light on dashboard , immediately phoned BMW aftercare team to ask for it to be investigated asap at nearest garage to me. After 15 mins on hold was told only their 5 service centres across the UK can deal with car issues with earliest date for inspection in March ! Said I’m not happy with that given what sales team advised or driving car. Told an amber warning light only advisory so to drive with caution and call back when light goes red.

      I’m not happy to do this, drive the car or with the after care experience (a sign of further stresses to come) so want a refund and to return the car asap.

      Please can you advise what I need to do today to get this done. 
       

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    • We have finally managed to obtain the transcript of this case.

      The judge's reasoning is very useful and will certainly be helpful in any other cases relating to third-party rights where the customer has contracted with the courier company by using a broker.
      This is generally speaking the problem with using PackLink who are domiciled in Spain and very conveniently out of reach of the British justice system.

      Frankly I don't think that is any accident.

      One of the points that the judge made was that the customers contract with the broker specifically refers to the courier – and it is clear that the courier knows that they are acting for a third party. There is no need to name the third party. They just have to be recognisably part of a class of person – such as a sender or a recipient of the parcel.

      Please note that a recent case against UPS failed on exactly the same issue with the judge held that the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 did not apply.

      We will be getting that transcript very soon. We will look at it and we will understand how the judge made such catastrophic mistakes. It was a very poor judgement.
      We will be recommending that people do include this adverse judgement in their bundle so that when they go to county court the judge will see both sides and see the arguments against this adverse judgement.
      Also, we will be to demonstrate to the judge that we are fair-minded and that we don't mind bringing everything to the attention of the judge even if it is against our own interests.
      This is good ethical practice.

      It would be very nice if the parcel delivery companies – including EVRi – practised this kind of thing as well.

       

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Do people have favourite recipes for when summer salad ingredients aren't available?

 

One of mine is what I was introduced to as Winter Salad years ago, a no-cook one. Adjust the quantity of ingredients to suit the number of people.

 

Thinly sliced white or red cabbage or any cabbage that's available

Grated carrot

Raisins or sultanas

Diced dessert apple

 

If liked and if available

Dates, chopped

Small pieces of clementine segments

 

Serve with your favourite dressing.

 

Please add your recipes if you have favourites.

 

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  • honeybee13 changed the title to Your recipes for salads without lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, etc

I don't have any great recipes, do just want to record my utter amazement at supermarkets putting restrictions in place.  If they need to limit the amount taken it means people have been buying large amounts of highly perishable goods.  Why?  You can hoard toilet rolls, I get that but salad veg doesn't keep.  What is wrong with people?

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I call this the coffee plebiscite special. Feeds a family of 4.

 

Take one turnip, chop it, boil it. Eat it.

If you cant afford heating, Take one Turnip, chop it and eat it raw

 

 

 

3 hours ago, hightail said:

I don't have any great recipes, do just want to record my utter amazement at supermarkets putting restrictions in place.  If they need to limit the amount taken it means people have been buying large amounts of highly perishable goods. 

 

The rationing is due to low availability in the UK, not because someones bought all the UK stock and bought 3 fridges and a chilled container  or 10 to keep them in.

 

Think of your peppers and tomatoes as limited editions of a Ferrari

- the people who can afford it and want it will have it shipped in specially from abroad (presumably if they have the right customs declarations)

- abroad there is loads of fruit and veg ... if not special edition Ferrari's ... .

 

You can replace Ferrari's with limited edition perfume if that suites your metaphor better.

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2 minutes ago, tobyjugg2 said:

The rationing is due to low availability in the UK

So why put restrictions in place if nobody is buying more than a reasonable amount.  It isn't as though you're restricted to one lettuce - it's two or three depending on the supermarket which means they must have experienced people buying more than that.

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Whats 'a reasonable amount'

 

Example

10,000 peppers v 20,000 shoppers for peppers

- rationing prevents the first 10 just grabbing all thats available and perhaps trying to sell them on fruit and veg ebay or their own market stall at 3x the price - as happened with toilet rolls

- even then theres still not enough - but it is unquestionably 'fairer to the supermarkets customers

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The Tory Legacy

Record high: Taxes, Immigration, Excrement in waterways, energy company/crony profits

Crumbling: Hospitals, Schools, council services, businesses and roads

If only the Govt had thrown a protective ring around care homes

with the same gusto they do around their crooked MPs

 

 “Do I want to spend every Friday for the next five years in Clacton?”

Farage, Feb 2024 talking smack about the Peninsula town

.. before he decided he wanted their votes

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56 minutes ago, Homer67 said:

Steak and chips with tomato sauce.

Definitely tomato sauce... Has anyone else noticed the scarcity of budget/own brand brown sauce nowadays?

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13 minutes ago, hightail said:

 which means they must have experienced people buying more than that.

 

No, they aren't/can't

 

 

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The Tory Legacy

Record high: Taxes, Immigration, Excrement in waterways, energy company/crony profits

Crumbling: Hospitals, Schools, council services, businesses and roads

If only the Govt had thrown a protective ring around care homes

with the same gusto they do around their crooked MPs

 

 “Do I want to spend every Friday for the next five years in Clacton?”

Farage, Feb 2024 talking smack about the Peninsula town

.. before he decided he wanted their votes

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Thoughts from Jay Rayner on the food system in the UK.

 

WWW.THEGUARDIAN.COM

The empty supermarket shelves aren’t just a blip. They’re a symptom of a dysfunctional system

 

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Market research company Kantar reported on Tuesday that grocery prices in Britain in the four weeks to Feb. 19 were a record 17.1% higher than a year earlier.

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Record high: Taxes, Immigration, Excrement in waterways, energy company/crony profits

Crumbling: Hospitals, Schools, council services, businesses and roads

If only the Govt had thrown a protective ring around care homes

with the same gusto they do around their crooked MPs

 

 “Do I want to spend every Friday for the next five years in Clacton?”

Farage, Feb 2024 talking smack about the Peninsula town

.. before he decided he wanted their votes

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That's awful. :classic_sad:

 

The Graun has an article about why the UK food system doesn't work like European ones. HMG 'leaves it to Tesco'.

 

WWW.THEGUARDIAN.COM

Henry Dimbleby says suppliers struggling with rising costs while locked into fixed-price contracts

 

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its perhaps worth considering that the Brexit hard right 'argument' of the UK not needing farming - depended on cheap and simple imports of food and labour from the EU

 

and they then proceeded to shaft both sides of the argument

 

... oops

The Tory Legacy

Record high: Taxes, Immigration, Excrement in waterways, energy company/crony profits

Crumbling: Hospitals, Schools, council services, businesses and roads

If only the Govt had thrown a protective ring around care homes

with the same gusto they do around their crooked MPs

 

 “Do I want to spend every Friday for the next five years in Clacton?”

Farage, Feb 2024 talking smack about the Peninsula town

.. before he decided he wanted their votes

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and experiments have shown that UK consumers are extremely cant or are extremely reluctant to pay more for farmer friendly milk

- not that the 'experiments' were applied well.

 

eg

Farmers milk Implemented as Pay more over the 'normal' price than the farmers got - so supermarkets profited from it

- rather than the customer pays a bit more and the supermarket pays some more on top out of the profits

The Tory Legacy

Record high: Taxes, Immigration, Excrement in waterways, energy company/crony profits

Crumbling: Hospitals, Schools, council services, businesses and roads

If only the Govt had thrown a protective ring around care homes

with the same gusto they do around their crooked MPs

 

 “Do I want to spend every Friday for the next five years in Clacton?”

Farage, Feb 2024 talking smack about the Peninsula town

.. before he decided he wanted their votes

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