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  # 1948019 29-Jan-2018 09:00
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Selling an old (30 years) used vehicle 'as is" on TM.  After less than a day, I've had 25 text messages asking if I'll do a cash deal outside TM (no), there are 120 "bidders/watchers", 5 bids and not one person has asked about viewing the vehicle.  I'm becoming very confident that some idiot will win the auction by paying far too much, sight unseen - and that they will consider this to be entirely my fault.

 

 

Hmmm - finally someone turned up to inspect - with a large but appropriate value wad of cash, and with an understanding that if anything goes wrong, then it's 100% their problem - not mine.

 

I'm still getting text messages - despite withdrawing the auction (and being honest and paying TM's success fee).

 

I'd already bought a replacement vehicle from a seller who owed more on finance than the purchase price, delays getting security lifted etc under those circumstances another annoyance.


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  # 1948037 29-Jan-2018 09:35
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Regarding parking enforcement, it annoys me when going into the Intercontinental Hotel carpark in a weekend and finding half the public spaces taken by parking enforcement vehicles (obviously without valid tickets). Anyone who knows this carpark knows that the public spaces are limited and many of them are quite tight and difficult to get into due to the poor design and placement of pillars so finding Wilson's cars taking up the spaces you can easily use is quite frustrating.

I questioned them about this on Facebook once and they replied that that's where they store their cars while they are off the road. Whether it's fair for them to take up that many public spaces I'm not sure.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1948047 29-Jan-2018 10:06
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People complaining that NZ is turning into a Third World country.( I very much doubt they have lived in a Third World country)

Referring to a sporting event as "war" or "battle". Usually with shouty gravely deep male voice over....(it's a game dickhhxxd)

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  # 1948050 29-Jan-2018 10:17
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afe66: People complaining that NZ is turning into a Third World country.( I very much doubt they have lived in a Third World country)

 

People that use "Third World country" to designate under-developed or developing countries when in fact it means "non-aligned to NATO or Soviet Union"

 

"Because many Third World countries were economically poor, and non-industrialized, it became a stereotype to refer to poor countries as "third world countries", yet the "Third World" term is also often taken to include newly industrialized countries like Brazil, India and China now more commonly referred to as part of BRIC. Historically, some European countries were non-aligned and a few of these were and are very prosperous, including Ireland, Austria, Sweden, Finland, and Switzerland."





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afe66: People complaining that NZ is turning into a Third World country.( I very much doubt they have lived in a Third World country)

Referring to a sporting event as "war" or "battle". Usually with shouty gravely deep male voice over....(it's a game dickhhxxd)

 

 

 

going on from this I include folks that reply to someone having an issue as "first world problem" it is a stupid reply to someones problem.





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  # 1948568 30-Jan-2018 11:28
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"Craft" beer snobbery, when often all it seems to mean is to whack far more hops than desirable (IMO) put it in a bottle with a clever name and charge up to 4x the price of what a beer should cost.  Much of it's as awful as the rest of it is overrated.


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  # 1948571 30-Jan-2018 11:30
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"Craft" beer snobbery, when often all it seems to mean is to whack far more hops than desirable (IMO) put it in a bottle with a clever name and charge up to 4x the price of what a beer should cost.  Much of it's as awful as the rest of it is overrated.

 

 

 

 

Lion Brown and Waikato Draught  rule. 

 

 

 

 

 

OK not reallytongue-out 





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  # 1948581 30-Jan-2018 12:07
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Dutch beer (imported, not made under license) is best. Bavaria is cheapest.

 

 





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  # 1948606 30-Jan-2018 13:19
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afe66: People complaining that NZ is turning into a Third World country.( I very much doubt they have lived in a Third World country)


People that use "Third World country" to designate under-developed or developing countries when in fact it means "non-aligned to NATO or Soviet Union"


"Because many Third World countries were economically poor, and non-industrialized, it became a stereotype to refer to poor countries as "third world countries", yet the "Third World" term is also often taken to include newly industrialized countries like Brazil, India and China now more commonly referred to as part of BRIC. Historically, some European countries were non-aligned and a few of these were and are very prosperous, including Ireland, Austria, Sweden, Finland, and Switzerland."



Yes that's the official definition but not the one in popular usage.


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  # 1948607 30-Jan-2018 13:25
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Rikkitic:

 

Dutch beer (imported, not made under license) is best. Bavaria is cheapest.

 

 

Bars that list (and charge more for) well known beers in the "Imported" category even though they're "Made under license" in Auckland.





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  # 1948645 30-Jan-2018 15:06
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The incorrect interchangeability of "then" and "than", "you're" and "your" and "been" and "being" from people that are otherwise apparently intelligent. It makes reading their sentences twice as long as you have to go back over it again substituting in the correct word once you get to the point it no longer makes any sense.


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  # 1948646 30-Jan-2018 15:07
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Consultants that aim to one day be principals but don't know the difference between principle and principal.




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HPe's customer "support" policy when it comes to a simple BIOS update after the warranty period. Thanks, they can keep their MicroServers of any Gen just for that reason.





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  # 1948760 30-Jan-2018 18:25
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freitasm:

 

Rikkitic:

 

Dutch beer (imported, not made under license) is best. Bavaria is cheapest.

 

 

Bars that list (and charge more for) well known beers in the "Imported" category even though they're "Made under license" in Auckland.

 

 

 

 

I do not drink much, but when I do buy beer I scour the labels to ensure that they're not made under licence. None of those ever taste right.






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