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  # 2256430 12-Jun-2019 07:55
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floydbloke:

When some ar**wipe steals the number-plates off your daughter's car.




Had that many years ago. I ordered new plates but was stopped a couple of times by police until they arrived. To their credit they were really nice and seemed to know about an ongoing wave of plate stealing.

Got a letter six months later saying they recovered my plate. Apparently a girl with plate fetish was going around Khandallah and Broadmeadows back then, stealing a lot of plates.




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  # 2256439 12-Jun-2019 08:10
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floydbloke:

 

When some ar**wipe steals the number-plates off your daughter's car.

 

 

I've had this happen with my personalized plates. All well in good ordering a new set, barring the fact that you get pulled over, and suspected of pump runs due to the fact your plate doesn't change unlike a standard issue replacement! Incredibly annoying.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2256440 12-Jun-2019 08:11
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I remember reading recently that plates get stolen to use in drive-offs at petrol stations.

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  # 2256449 12-Jun-2019 08:33
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You can get anti theft screws for plates from Repco. I've just drilled the centre out of the pozi head.

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  # 2256514 12-Jun-2019 09:47
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Geektastic:

 

This seems somehow wrong - it is tantamount to the Fly Buys points actually being worth zero.

 

 

Some prices are good, some are terrible!  

 

As a counter to your kitchenaid pricing debacle, I bought some sony noise cancelling headphones for some flypoints plus $99 .  Can't recall how many points but it was a very good deal. 

 

 

 

 


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  # 2256555 12-Jun-2019 11:03
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freitasm:
floydbloke:

 

When some ar**wipe steals the number-plates off your daughter's car.

 




Had that many years ago. I ordered new plates but was stopped a couple of times by police until they arrived. To their credit they were really nice and seemed to know about an ongoing wave of plate stealing.

Got a letter six months later saying they recovered my plate. Apparently a girl with plate fetish was going around Khandallah and Broadmeadows back then, stealing a lot of plates.

 

Yep, given how easy it is to get replacement plates and the form to fill in  has the fields for stolen and the police ref. number this still seems to be quite a common thing.  A historical Stuff article  said more than 22,000 plates were stolen between 2011 and 2015. One of the local petrol stations will become the victim of a drive-off in the near future I suspect.

 

Police were really good to her as well when she reported it. They sent her an email with the Police Acknowledgement Form and said to just show the officer that if she gets pulled over.  Must say this new 10-5 phone number is really handy as well, didn't have to faff about finding a local number.

 

Biggest hassle is that the car is registered in my name here in Wellington so I've had to go and get the replacements and post them to her in Palmerston North so she might be without for a few days. (Then she or her aunt will need to attach them, DIY is not their forte, but we'll jump that hurdle when we reach it.)





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  # 2256557 12-Jun-2019 11:07
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floydbloke:

 

One of the local petrol stations will become the victim of a drive-off in the near future I suspect.

 

 

Ah, is that what they're up to? Saw someone changing plates in our street on Monday. Came back 20 minutes later and swapped them back. Looks like the legit plates were the ones they put back on. Police were notified, so hopefully they'll get what they deserve. Knowing our justice system however, that seems unlikely.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2256559 12-Jun-2019 11:14
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Its not always that, sometimes people are swapping plates around to take a car with no rego places to get work done on it etc.





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  # 2256587 12-Jun-2019 11:55
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Website articles that only add images as you scroll down.

 

Even worse, website articles that only add images as you scroll down and insert them in the text so they shove it out of view just as you start to read.

 

NYT home page.





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  # 2256590 12-Jun-2019 11:59
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richms:

 

Its not always that, sometimes people are swapping plates around to take a car with no rego places to get work done on it etc.

 

 

I'm fairly sure you are only allowed to drive an unregistered car to and from getting work done on it, so swapping plates is not required.

 

I'm equally sure that attaching incorrect plates to it is never allowed.





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geoffwnz:

 

I'm fairly sure you are only allowed to drive an unregistered car to and from getting work done on it, so swapping plates is not required.

 

I'm equally sure that attaching incorrect plates to it is never allowed.

 

 

No, that is an unwarrented car. if its a deregesterd/unregistered car you have to tow it everywhere or else have access to dealer plates.





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rb99:

 

Shops that decide for no apparent reason, at least to us who get to wander round looking for stuff thats moved 4 isles away. Yes I'm looking at you Countdown.

 

 

I see that there's a map by the entrance now :)


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  # 2256642 12-Jun-2019 12:33
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Behodar:

 

rb99:

 

Shops that decide for no apparent reason, at least to us who get to wander round looking for stuff thats moved 4 isles away. Yes I'm looking at you Countdown.

 

 

I see that there's a map by the entrance now :)

 

 

Interesting. I shall peruse at my leisure.

 

It really should be accompanied by a 4 page essay with diagrams and graphs explaining the reasons for such radical change though...





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  # 2256688 12-Jun-2019 12:50
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countdown website. I used it several years ago, and it was slow and buggy. 

 

Gave it another crack today, and it is still slow and buggy. 

 

eg, 

 

"Whoops, it seems like our site is a bit overwhelmed at the moment.
We apologise for the hold up.

 

If you continue to receive these errors please contact our 
Customer Service Team on 0800 40 40 40"

 

 

 

This is not an 'overwhelmed' error at all, it is simple functionality that they forgot to code!

 

And, they still don't have my correct address in their system (2 years later!) -- my street comes up in the search list,  but it is still listed in the wrong suburb. 

 

 

 

We use hellofresh now anyway, so we don't go to the supermarket anywhere near as much as in the past. 


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  # 2256690 12-Jun-2019 12:53
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rb99: Interesting. I shall peruse at my leisure.

 

It really should be accompanied by a 4 page essay with diagrams and graphs explaining the reasons for such radical change though...

 

 

Note that I didn't say that it's a good map.


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