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Re: answer the question, dammit

Post by jayen_aitch » Tue Jun 02, 2009 10:20 pm

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Post by humblebee » Tue Jun 02, 2009 10:56 pm

tonieee wrote:I haven't checked if we've got any yet! But yes I would like a chilli plant in exchange... I'll probably kill it though!
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Post by crystalball » Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:13 pm

soft revolution wrote:Doeas anyone have experience with former occupants of their house owing money?
Ooh, yes. It's a right pain but there's not much you can do apart from keeping copies of all correspondence with whoever it is you're talking to. Our first London address was blacklisted and it showed up every single time we were trying to do anything money-related. In the end I had to pay for credit reports and it did show up there - but that was over 10 years ago so that's probably changed now and they don't do it anymore. Sorry, that's not very useful or advice. You could pretend you live next door.

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Post by Gordon » Wed Jun 03, 2009 2:52 pm

soft revolution wrote:Doeas anyone have experience with former occupants of their house owing money?

The former occupants in mine owed quite a bit to several companies. After ages of returning letters to sender I opened one, realised what they were and started contacting companies, I didn't know what happened to them after they moved out but most of the collection agencies were alright with it and took me off their lists.

One agency have kept sending me letters. They refuse to remove my house address from their database as they haven't got a replacement address (quite frankly how their database works isn't any concern of mine, that's their issue) and when I asked what I should do with the letters that keep turning up I was told to just "bin them".

I know it doesn't effect my credit rating but I'm still a bit nervous that my address is on the list. Does anyone know if they have a right to keep it on or have any advice over what I should do?
Tell them you'll treat continued letters as harassment and will take them to court.
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Post by soft revolution » Wed Jun 03, 2009 3:50 pm

Gordon wrote:
soft revolution wrote:Doeas anyone have experience with former occupants of their house owing money?

The former occupants in mine owed quite a bit to several companies. After ages of returning letters to sender I opened one, realised what they were and started contacting companies, I didn't know what happened to them after they moved out but most of the collection agencies were alright with it and took me off their lists.

One agency have kept sending me letters. They refuse to remove my house address from their database as they haven't got a replacement address (quite frankly how their database works isn't any concern of mine, that's their issue) and when I asked what I should do with the letters that keep turning up I was told to just "bin them".

I know it doesn't effect my credit rating but I'm still a bit nervous that my address is on the list. Does anyone know if they have a right to keep it on or have any advice over what I should do?
Tell them you'll treat continued letters as harassment and will take them to court.
I was wondering if it was a Data Protection issue too?

I might contact them again just to clarify what the chap told me last night. He did seem like a bit of a twat.

Whilst I'm sure that they get people saying an occupant isn't at an address when they still are - surely if I provide evidence that it's just me living there, they pretty much have to take me off their system as there's no reason for the address to be on other than how they've set up their database.
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Post by Jangloid Mark » Tue Jul 21, 2009 2:57 am

I remember REALLY liking a cola drink called 'Canada Dry'...it was a treat on family holidays...it occured to me that, all these years on, I should try it again...but. I cannot seem to find it anywhere....anyone else know what I'm on about? And where I could get some? (if it's any help, it always (at least as I remember) came chilled in glass bottles...)
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Post by a layer of chips » Tue Jul 21, 2009 5:47 am

I thought Canada Dry was ginger beer? Did they do other stuff, too?

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Post by nanski » Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:48 am

a layer of chips wrote:I thought Canada Dry was ginger beer? Did they do other stuff, too?
hai. they're probably best known for ginger ale but also do other carbonated mixers. they used to have Canada Dry brand at Tescos, Mark.
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Post by a layer of chips » Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:53 am

Well I never.

The name Canada Dry reminds me of early 80s telly adverts.

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Post by soft revolution » Tue Jul 21, 2009 11:41 am

What happened to tab clear and fizzy lipton ice too?

The golden era of the canned drink is truely behind us.
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Post by Damian » Tue Jul 21, 2009 11:49 am

Tab clear was absolutely bloody horrible. I believe, and sincerely hope, that this is the reason it doesn't seem to exist anymore.

Actually I've just checked Wikipedia and it appears it just flopped. Deservedly so.

As for fizzy lipton, I didn't know they ever did that. They still sell the normal stuff.

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Post by Carys » Tue Jul 21, 2009 12:03 pm

a layer of chips wrote:The name Canada Dry reminds me of early 80s telly adverts.
It reminds me of my Grandma. She used to pretend she was drinking that, when really it was half cut with gin. Good times.

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Post by Gordon » Tue Jul 21, 2009 12:06 pm

I think Canada Dry make Tonic too, or maybe it's been renamed Schweppes. Never Ginger Beer, though, Ginger Ale!!!

I remember that their slogan was/is "The Champagne of Ginger Ales" and a young Gordon joked to his father.... "If you had really bad champagne, you could say it was the 'Ginger Ale of Champagnes'."

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Re: answer the question, dammit

Post by Sylvie » Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:40 am

soft revolution wrote:What happened to tab clear and fizzy lipton ice too?
You can get fizzy Lipton iced tea in France, Belgium, Italy and Spain. In fact, if you ask for iced tea in a restaurant you normally get fizzy. I love iced tea.
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Re: answer the question, dammit

Post by nanski » Wed Jul 22, 2009 3:02 pm

soft revolution wrote:
The golden era of the canned drink is truely behind us.
not in japan. you can get all sorts of weird stuff in a can here, usually in machines, which are located everywhere, and all of which work perfectly and give change all the time. not only can you get cold drinks but you can get hot drinks too. really, the rest of the world doesn't know what it's missing.
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Post by Damian » Wed Jul 22, 2009 3:25 pm

nanski wrote:
soft revolution wrote:
The golden era of the canned drink is truely behind us.
not in japan. you can get all sorts of weird stuff in a can here, usually in machines, which are located everywhere, and all of which work perfectly and give change all the time. not only can you get cold drinks but you can get hot drinks too. really, the rest of the world doesn't know what it's missing.
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Post by roundbitsofplastic » Thu Jul 23, 2009 7:54 pm

Chinese shops sell the WEIRDEST canned drinks. Winermelon juice and Rosewater both taste like evil.

In Cambodia (and probably the rest of SE Asia) you can get Grass Jelly in cans. Not good.
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Re: answer the question, dammit

Post by this clump of trees » Thu Jul 23, 2009 8:02 pm

grass jelly isnt all that bad :$

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Post by Mr Bear » Thu Jul 23, 2009 8:15 pm

roundbitsofplastic wrote: In Cambodia (and probably the rest of SE Asia) you can get Grass Jelly in cans. Not good.
Although this dish is sometimes called liangfen in Chinese, it should not be confused with the Chinese starch jelly liangfen, which is an entirely different dish.
In fairness it would be easy to make that mistake.

I had Pocari Sweat a month or so ago. My ex studied in Japan and swears by the stuff. Once I got the idea that it was actual sweat out of my mind it was pretty enjoyable.

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Post by roundbitsofplastic » Thu Jul 23, 2009 9:33 pm

eggs benedictus wrote:grass jelly isnt all that bad :$
To be fair, it is vastly superior to wintermelon juice. ick!
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