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    Are we getting 'less for more' in this rip off country ?

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    Are we getting 'less for more' in this rip off country ?

    Post by Nuthin fancy on Thu 03 Dec 2015, 8:47 pm

    Hi all,

    Some observations which just prove we are getting less for more in the UK.

    The most petty example ( encounterd today ) was at Morrisons supermarket. I often go in for petrol and did the same today. I only wanted 10.00 worth, so went to pay and asked for an 'air ticket' to check my tyres and put the air in them. This is available if you buy petrol and the code given by passes the 20p fee at the machine. Fair enough, as loads of places charge to put air in your tyres etc. So piaid the guy and asked for the ticket....Sorry he says; you can't have one, you need to spend at least 15.00 before you get a ticket.

    Somewhat taken a back I asked him if he was taking the p*ss, to which he said, no, its policy...Well Morrisons, talk about tight fisted. In future you have lost my custom for petrol. Is it any wonder this company is struggling to fight off the discounters ?. On that little tight fisted scam they have lost my custom, so just check in your area if they pursue the same tight fisted policy.

    Also just been told this week that my 'clowncil' are so short of cash that they are now going to charge folks in the borough an extra 30.00 per year to take away our green garden waste bins ( its always been part of the general refuse collection ). The cost to administer this 'new idea' will be in the region of 100.000, but they recon that some 70% of the populaton will tell em to stuff it; in which case they fear they may not get their costs back. This is the same bunch of loonies, directed by Lancashire County Council, who are cutting back bus links to my town, shutting our museum, shutting down a ferry and considering shutting our library ( we have 2 to choose from, one a small satelite library )

    Well folks its the cuts of course, thanks to 'Call me Dave' and his crew...But seiously, all over the country we are getting less for more ?

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    Re: Are we getting 'less for more' in this rip off country ?

    Post by papa_umau on Fri 04 Dec 2015, 11:46 am

    Never was there anything said that was more true !

    Thanks for reporting these petty tricks Technician as even although there are not a lot of people who write to ROB there are many thousands that will READ your tips.


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    Re: Are we getting 'less for more' in this rip off country ?

    Post by Angie baby on Sat 05 Dec 2015, 12:32 pm

    Technician, this has always been the case and is why the term Rip-Off-Britain was coined in the first place.

    I have no clue why the prices in Britain should be consistently higher than those in America or in greater Europe.
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    Post by papa_umau on Sun 06 Dec 2015, 11:42 am

    I guess they still see us as an easy mark. Mad

    Then again, maybe we are ! Neutral


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    Post by zathrus on Thu 10 Dec 2015, 12:21 pm

    Yes mate, that's why it is called Rip-off Britain. Mad
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    Post by papa_umau on Fri 11 Dec 2015, 11:57 am

    Angie already said that Zath'.

    Mind you, if we were to keep that thought to the forefront of our minds when we go out to spend money there would be a lot fewer people ripped off in the ways that they are today.


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    Re: Are we getting 'less for more' in this rip off country ?

    Post by Hell's Granny on Fri 11 Dec 2015, 1:11 pm

    In hampshire we have always had to pay for Green waste removal.
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    Post by papa_umau on Sat 12 Dec 2015, 12:08 pm

    Well, I guess we must be very lucky in Scotland as I we do not pay for any of the recycled wastes, and that includes glass, food, paper and cardboard, garden waste and normal waste.

    We have five different bins and boxes for this.


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    Post by Hell's Granny on Sun 13 Dec 2015, 12:34 pm

    We don't have glass collection either.
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    Post by papa_umau on Mon 14 Dec 2015, 11:20 am

    The Scots have often led the way ! Cool


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    Post by Hell's Granny on Mon 14 Dec 2015, 12:41 pm

    Very true. I'd move up there if it wasn't for the weather!
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    Re: Are we getting 'less for more' in this rip off country ?

    Post by papa_umau on Tue 15 Dec 2015, 12:18 pm

    The bad comparison historically for the Scottish weather has now changed somewhat.

    With climate change and heavy rainfall in many of the Northern England and even the West country counties now common we are seeing the weather being very similar right up and down Britain these days.

    The only way that Scotland still stands out is in temperatures, where we will always be colder than the far South is.

    There was a news item yesterday that reported that in some areas of the South the daffodils are fully up and blooming because they had been tricked by the mild winter.


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    Re: Are we getting 'less for more' in this rip off country ?

    Post by Hell's Granny on Wed 16 Dec 2015, 10:09 am

    Unfortunately, My medical conditions are triggered by wet and cold weather, I literally 'seize up' in damp and cold. It would be too painful.
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    Post by papa_umau on Wed 16 Dec 2015, 10:28 am

    I am so sorry about your medical conditions HG, and I hope that you keep visiting ROB for many many more years to come.

    I like to think that although this is a consumer moan board in the main we also like to amuse as well.


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