The 'Random questions that don't warrant their own threads' thread - part 2 Page 79

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  • Mola_Ram 9 Aug 2019 17:05:04 23,529 posts
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    Graxlar_v3 wrote:
    @wuntyphyve Try imagining it in a thick Australian accent.
    And you have to add "luv" to the end of it too. Maybe "girlie".

    (I don't actually have a thick accent)

    Edited by Mola_Ram at 17:09:54 09-08-2019
  • Mola_Ram 9 Aug 2019 17:09:13 23,529 posts
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    Dirt3 wrote:
    Once in a hellish remote place in China waiting in an airport queue I was punched in the gut by an old woman. As I doubled over in pain she shoved me and my case out the way and made for the desk and managed to check in in front of me. Funny thing was, it wasn't like she actually gained anything.

    The moral of the story being, be thankful your fellow queue-ers are not more competitive.
    This happened to me at the airport too! Well, not the punching bit, but we were lining up to board a domestic flight and some guy just sidles in front of me.

    Why? It's not like the plane is going to leave either of us behind.
  • Psychotext 20 Aug 2019 17:02:09 66,624 posts
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    Is there a PC hardware thread anywhere on EG?
  • Graxlar_v3 20 Aug 2019 18:17:36 9,926 posts
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    @Psychotext yes :)
  • Graxlar_v3 20 Aug 2019 18:18:07 9,926 posts
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    https://community.eurogamer.net/thread/193604
  • JoeBlade 20 Aug 2019 18:21:43 4,896 posts
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    Or, you know, select the "PC Hardware" category at the top. Crazy, I know!
  • Psychotext 20 Aug 2019 22:22:12 66,624 posts
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    I've never even noticed they're there. I just go to the first page of the forum or "threads I've posted in".
  • Rhaegyr 18 Dec 2019 08:45:15 5,044 posts
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    Bit of sales law advice if anyone can help.

    Friend of mine ordered an iPad from Argos (roughly £600) - he had it delivered yesterday an instead of an iPad in the box there was a jiffy bag filled with sand. After laughing my head off at the picture he sent I told him to call Argos and get it sorted, however after 30 minutes on the phone they pretty much fobbed him off and told him to contact the police as it was a criminal matter and there's nothing they can do for him. He did and the police told him it wasn't a criminal matter and he needs to take it up with Argos.

    Told him the usual things - Obudsman, Citizen's Advice etc. but I'm wondering if there's a quick way for him to get things sorted? Unfortunately he didn't buy it on credit card.

    Any advice? Pretty shocking from Argos tbh.
  • Graxlar_v3 18 Dec 2019 08:46:50 9,926 posts
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    Rhaegyr wrote:
    Bit of sales law advice if anyone can help.

    Friend of mine ordered an iPad from Argos (roughly £600) - he had it delivered yesterday an instead of an iPad in the box there was a jiffy bag filled with sand. After laughing my head off at the picture he sent I told him to call Argos and get it sorted, however after 30 minutes on the phone they pretty much fobbed him off and told him to contact the police as it was a criminal matter and there's nothing they can do for him. He did and the police told him it wasn't a criminal matter and he needs to take it up with Argos.

    Told him the usual things - Obudsman, Citizen's Advice etc. but I'm wondering if there's a quick way for him to get things sorted? Unfortunately he didn't buy it on credit card.

    Any advice? Pretty shocking from Argos tbh.
    its Argos's problem. Call them up again, speak to someone higher up the food chain.
  • Rogueywon Most Generous Forumite, 2016 18 Dec 2019 09:05:44 8,401 posts
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    Sale of Goods Act. Mention that to the drone on the phone and they should escalate.
  • MiniSchnauz 18 Dec 2019 13:48:34 424 posts
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    Not legal advice but:

    It's patently breach of contract under the implied term in the Sales of Goods Act 1979 s.13 with Argos at fault. It's solely a civil matter.

    Contact Argos directly through their customer care line, do not be fobbed off, and take it as high as you can.

    Edited by MiniSchnauz at 13:49:18 18-12-2019
  • Rhaegyr 18 Dec 2019 13:51:57 5,044 posts
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    Thanks everyone, I'll let him know!
  • minky-kong 18 Dec 2019 14:30:26 14,556 posts
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    Rhaegyr wrote:
    Friend of mine ordered an iPad from Argos (roughly £600) - he had it delivered yesterday an instead of an iPad in the box there was a jiffy bag filled with sand. After laughing my head off at the picture he sent...
    Reminds me of the time a guy in my halls at uni told us he bought a 'laptop' off some guy in a car on the street for £200, and when he opened the bag it was just potatoes.

    I have never had to try so hard to stifle laughter so much while appearing sympathetic. Also had to really fight the urge to yell "PO-TA-TOES!" at him at every opportunity.
  • Rhaegyr 18 Dec 2019 14:51:09 5,044 posts
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    He put it on social media and he's already had calls asking him to make a video about his experience and monetize it as well as someone from The Sun (bleurgh) who wants to do an article.

    Can't wait to see him holding a bag of sand with an angry face.
  • TechnoHippy 18 Dec 2019 15:06:44 17,011 posts
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    https://www.facebook.com/angrypeopleinlocalnewspapers/ beckons :-)
  • Jono62 18 Dec 2019 15:21:18 24,795 posts
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    https://twitter.com/hashtag/compoface?src=hashtag_click
  • Dougs 18 Dec 2019 20:02:13 93,606 posts
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    How have I never seen #compoface before? Awesome
  • DasBooter 21 May 2020 08:49:02 479 posts
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    Why are the knife handles in my cutlery drawer constantly 'sweaty'/sticky?

    These are rubber handles for cutting knives.
  • nickthegun 21 May 2020 09:01:17 81,347 posts
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    High humidity, your dishwasher isnít cleaning them properly and when you do use them, you leave hair gel/oil from whatever youíre cooking on them which is hard to get off.

    I had a set of Gary Rhodes (RIP) knives with silicon handles and they did a similar thing. Chucked them in the end and got some cheap ikea ones as they always felt grimey.
  • DasBooter 21 May 2020 09:06:12 479 posts
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    @nickthegun

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