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Re: TCRT 8: Episode 3 - Revenge of the TCRT thread

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:09 pm
by Rudolphin
Clarkman wrote:Anyone have experience of buying a refurbished phone? Seems like a sensible/environmentally responsible thing to do, but I am wary.


Yep, several times.

4Gadgets were really good.

Re: TCRT 8: Episode 3 - Revenge of the TCRT thread

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:10 pm
by Clarkman
Rudolphin wrote:
Clarkman wrote:Anyone have experience of buying a refurbished phone? Seems like a sensible/environmentally responsible thing to do, but I am wary.


Yep, several times.

4Gadgets were really good.


Thanks Taf. Did they feel obviously used? Anything suspect when it comes to battery life etc?

Re: TCRT 8: Episode 3 - Revenge of the TCRT thread

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:18 pm
by Rudolphin
Clarkman wrote:
Rudolphin wrote:
Clarkman wrote:Anyone have experience of buying a refurbished phone? Seems like a sensible/environmentally responsible thing to do, but I am wary.


Yep, several times.

4Gadgets were really good.


Thanks Taf. Did they feel obviously used? Anything suspect when it comes to battery life etc?


Not even slightly. 4Gadgets have a rating system (As New, Good Condition etc etc) and both times I got As New phones that were, well, As New. Saved around £200 on my Galaxy S7 and I bought it about 4 months after it came out!

Re: TCRT 8: Episode 3 - Revenge of the TCRT thread

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:23 pm
by Jenu-All I Want For Christmas
To give a contrasting view - I've had a couple of refurb phones over the years and whilst they were faultless in every other respect the battery has just not held up at all well. After 6 months it just gave up essentially.

Re: TCRT 8: Episode 3 - Revenge of the TCRT thread

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:29 pm
by Clarkman
Rudolphin wrote:
Clarkman wrote:
Rudolphin wrote:
Clarkman wrote:Anyone have experience of buying a refurbished phone? Seems like a sensible/environmentally responsible thing to do, but I am wary.


Yep, several times.

4Gadgets were really good.


Thanks Taf. Did they feel obviously used? Anything suspect when it comes to battery life etc?


Not even slightly. 4Gadgets have a rating system (As New, Good Condition etc etc) and both times I got As New phones that were, well, As New. Saved around £200 on my Galaxy S7 and I bought it about 4 months after it came out!


Great, thank you!

Jenu-All I Want For Christmas wrote:To give a contrasting view - I've had a couple of refurb phones over the years and whilst they were faultless in every other respect the battery has just not held up at all well. After 6 months it just gave up essentially.


Ah - okay. I'm intending going for something midrange, so need savings to be substantial to make the perceived risk worthwhile.

Re: TCRT 8: Episode 3 - Revenge of the TCRT thread

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:43 pm
by Jenu-All I Want For Christmas
Clarkman wrote:
Rudolphin wrote:
Clarkman wrote:
Rudolphin wrote:
Clarkman wrote:Anyone have experience of buying a refurbished phone? Seems like a sensible/environmentally responsible thing to do, but I am wary.


Yep, several times.

4Gadgets were really good.


Thanks Taf. Did they feel obviously used? Anything suspect when it comes to battery life etc?


Not even slightly. 4Gadgets have a rating system (As New, Good Condition etc etc) and both times I got As New phones that were, well, As New. Saved around £200 on my Galaxy S7 and I bought it about 4 months after it came out!


Great, thank you!
Jenu-All I Want For Christmas wrote:To give a contrasting view - I've had a couple of refurb phones over the years and whilst they were faultless in every other respect the battery has just not held up at all well. After 6 months it just gave up essentially.


Ah - okay. I'm intending going for something midrange, so need savings to be substantial to make the perceived risk worthwhile.

The savings were definitely good when I did it, and with the one phone I just got a shop to switch the battery out and that solved the problem (the other phone I just replaced entirely) which wasn't that expensive as I recall so it wasn't the end of the world.

Re: TCRT 8: Episode 3 - Revenge of the TCRT thread

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:28 pm
by Minty14
Finally on the home stretch - going to be about 7 hours late home :simper:

Absolute carnage at York station this evening.

Re: TCRT 8: Episode 3 - Revenge of the TCRT thread

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:04 pm
by Bunni
Some buyer on eBay bought a game i was selling on a sunday evening, and opened a case on Paypal Monday morning to say he hadn't received the item. Paypal are investigating, but I'm not sure if they'll take a refund. The guy has horrible feedback and closed his ebay account two hours after making the case.

I have his name and address and don't want criminal charges, or to screw over businesses by sending pizza. Aside from glitter bombing the banana split obv, what else can I do?

Re: TCRT 8: Episode 3 - Revenge of the TCRT thread

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:23 pm
by Lagamorph
Bunni wrote:Some buyer on eBay bought a game i was selling on a sunday evening, and opened a case on Paypal Monday morning to say he hadn't received the item. Paypal are investigating, but I'm not sure if they'll take a refund. The guy has horrible feedback and closed his ebay account two hours after making the case.

I have his name and address and don't want criminal charges, or to screw over businesses by sending pizza. Aside from glitter bombing the banana split obv, what else can I do?

Annoy-o-tron?

Re: TCRT 8: Episode 3 - Revenge of the TCRT thread

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:24 pm
by Victor Mistletoe
Bunni wrote:Some buyer on eBay bought a game i was selling on a sunday evening, and opened a case on Paypal Monday morning to say he hadn't received the item. Paypal are investigating, but I'm not sure if they'll take a refund. The guy has horrible feedback and closed his ebay account two hours after making the case.

I have his name and address and don't want criminal charges, or to screw over businesses by sending pizza. Aside from glitter bombing the banana split obv, what else can I do?


It's gooseberry fool like this which means I'll never sell my stuff on eBay :dread:

Re: TCRT 8: Episode 3 - Revenge of the TCRT thread

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:45 pm
by *<]:^D
'signed for' delivery only, insure the item through delivery service.
only way to be sure.jpg

Re: TCRT 8: Episode 3 - Revenge of the TCRT thread

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:43 pm
by LewisD
Surely someone at PayPal will take one look at it and think "Well, obviously he won't have received it the morning after winning it... On a Sunday.."

But then PayPal are mostly dicks anyway.

Re: TCRT 8: Episode 3 - Revenge of the TCRT thread

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:36 am
by KK
LewisD wrote:But then PayPal are mostly dicks anyway.

Had horrendous customer service from them very recently when they locked me out of my account. Absolute nightmare to get hold of. Like hunting for Bigfoot. The strawberry floaters wouldn’t pick up the phone! And that’s only once you’ve navigated their hopeless automated phone lines.

Re: TCRT 8: Episode 3 - Revenge of the TCRT thread

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:37 am
by Harry Ellis
Annoy-o-tron update pls.

Re: TCRT 8: Episode 3 - Revenge of the TCRT thread

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:32 pm
by LewisD
Harry Ellis wrote:Annoy-o-tron update pls.


He's either started to ignore it, or he's given up.
Only mild annoyance today. He did look behind his monitor in case we'd planted something.

We've started to pretend like we don't hear it when it goes off, to plant a seed that it's just him and it's inside his head...

Re: TCRT 8: Episode 3 - Revenge of the TCRT thread

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:40 pm
by Lagamorph
Unfortunately I don't think we have a way to embed Instagram videos,
(Sound on)

https://www.instagram.com/p/B3JRYoVJbPP/

Re: TCRT 8: Episode 3 - Revenge of the TCRT thread

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:19 pm
by I Shot A Kid
Oof, my bean-to-cup coffee machine arrived today and the improvement in quality compared with a pod/capsule machine and even a cafetiere is more noticeable than I expected. Fresh beans :datass:.

Re: TCRT 8: Episode 3 - Revenge of the TCRT thread

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:58 pm
by Harry Ellis
Feeling absolutely wiped out today.

-Had to get up at 5am because my daughter woke up and wanted to stay awake.
-Had to clean the house a little as we had a viewing today. After that I went to work for 8am as normal.
-My shift finished at 6, but I did some overtime.
-On top of that some research and cramming for an interview I have on Friday. Eventually left work at 8pm.

Re: TCRT 8: Episode 3 - Revenge of the TCRT thread

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:03 am
by Clarkman
Harry Ellis wrote:Feeling absolutely wiped out today.

-Had to get up at 5am because my daughter woke up and wanted to stay awake.
-Had to clean the house a little as we had a viewing today. After that I went to work for 8am as normal.
-My shift finished at 6, but I did some overtime.
-On top of that some research and cramming for an interview I have on Friday. Eventually left work at 8pm.


Good luck for the interview lad. PM me if you'd like to practice/discuss interview technique/approach etc.

Re: TCRT 8: Episode 3 - Revenge of the TCRT thread

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:26 am
by Qikzmas
Guys i'm losing my mind. I've not slept properly in 2 weeks, im still ill and over the last 2 days I feel worse than I did on Monday. The last time I called the Doctor they said it was a virus and could take up to 3 weeks to pass, but im genuinley starting to get worried. I haven't been this ill in years and the lack of sleep is really probably not helping.

At night I've started coughing up, not much but it looks like and feels like when you're sick so I've got no idea. Should I go back to the Doctor again?