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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. 

      Many thanks 
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    • Housing Association property flooding. https://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/topic/438641-housing-association-property-flooding/&do=findComment&comment=5124299
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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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No problm. They are triaalling RFID and it is very easy to ZAP a tag to make it unreadable to a scanner. Unless it forms part of the MoT that it must be working, the switch to a 2-year test will still make it worthwehile!


You really think that they have not thought of this? That a failure to read after detecting a vehicle presence will not cause alarm bells to ring?


And if it bvecomes too widespread, they will simply pass legislation requireong the tag to interface with the ECU. No valid tag - no running engine. Vehicles caught with the 'wrong' or missing tags will be siezed abd crushed

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I do - read the report... there were a lot of mis-reads, so I can just see the police stopping every vehicle that misses a reading! They'll resent the additional burden, and just won't bother. A link between the ECU and RFID will never work, due to the fact manufacturers will not willingly make the effort for a pokey little country like ours, especially if we're a one off. There there's those cars that HAVE no ECU. Do they ban them?

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The WIFI, GPS, RFID tracking techology revolution that will invade our everyday privacy is here to stay and is growing at a rapid rate. In the future this government will be able to track us when we pop out for a paper. Our car will be tracked, our wife will be able to track the car online and our mobile when we get out of it, our 600 different government bodies can apply to listen in to our phone calls while walking from the car park to the newsagent and no doubt we will have our boat race captured on the new facial recognition CCTV system in the street. We can enter the store with either optical or fingerprint recognition and pay for our paper with our mobile. Dont foreget to dispose of the paper correctly when finished because it wont be long until our local council tracks back our DNA and fines us for illegal recycling. What a world oooooohhh

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I don't care if they do know all these things, at least they will not be able to accusse me of being where I was not.

Hi Badger 69, the problem is this: you may have innocently been near the scene of a subsequent crime. What happens next when they find your dna and a jury believe circumstancial evidence. The big problem is that most people dont understand dna and how it is calculated. whats your thoughts now ???:???:

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I hear today from the BBC that they have a new camera out....it detects how many people you have in the car. Its on trial in Leeds I think.


Tomorrow they are bringing out a camera which tells them how many times a day you have a sh*t, and if you use too much toilet paper they will fine you for over indulgence, which will come automaticlly in the mail with photo evidence. :) :)

They (gov) are certainly squeezing every penny they can out of us all.


Pitty they didnt concentrate on catching the child abusers.....sexual offenders and the like, the honest people are the easiest targets so they hit us the hardest.

Please dont think the picture is me.!!! I couldnt find one of myself so decided to use one of the wife. :):)

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Oh well, that's OK then.


No more nipping out for a casual pint (sorry, litre), no more pernicious literature such as "Private Eye" and - heaven forbid - a bit of naughty with a neighbour.


And as for expressing an opinion...forget it.


Thank The Lord I'm 72 next week and Requiems haven't yet been banned - but I worry about my grandchildren - why don't their parents emigrate?


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Hi Badger 69, the problem is this: you may have innocently been near the scene of a subsequent crime. What happens next when they find your dna and a jury believe circumstancial evidence. The big problem is that most people dont understand dna and how it is calculated. whats your thoughts now ???:???:


The fact that my DNA could be found near a scene of a crime is not enough to implicate me. I talk as someone who has been the victim of , what I and others consider to be judicial corruption. So you don't need to tell me of how these things can go wrong.

If a state decides to come crashing down on people they do not need DNA to do it. Nazi Germany found it no difficulty not having it, and you could not get much worse than that. Nor did the Stazi in East Germany.


Like all things; it depends on the use that you put it to. I just wonder what you would say if some one near and dear to you was murdered by someone who may have been caught earlier if their DNA had been available.


Another case to bear in mind is the Cardiff Three who spent years in gaol, and the police eventualy caught the right one when the got his DNA. If that had been available earlier they would not have lost so much of their lives. It was just lucky that they were not sentenced to death and hanged. Yet another, think of poor Kevin Sisco.

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