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Forum: Deposits 14-07-2010, 09:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,625
Posted By Gautama
I don't think it's a new thing, 13k rings a...

I don't think it's a new thing, 13k rings a bell.
I had a few accounts with them a while back (eSavings, eSavings Plus). If memory serves when I did the "rate tart" thing in took a couple of...
Forum: Homes and gardens 12-07-2010, 02:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,262
Posted By Gautama
Has it been occuring during our recent dry spell?...

Has it been occuring during our recent dry spell? If so I reckon it's the drains.
I've noticed similar behavour during very dry weather and very stormy weather.

As for a dead rat, I'd be more...
Forum: Homes and gardens 12-07-2010, 02:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,408
Posted By Gautama
Might do when I've had it delivered. Shouldn't...

Might do when I've had it delivered. Shouldn't be too long but you never know...
Forum: Homes and gardens 12-07-2010, 02:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,408
Posted By Gautama
Nice one, thanks. Should these be cavity blocks...

Nice one, thanks. Should these be cavity blocks sunk in by a few inches or the other type block, laid directly on the ground?

Am currently leaning towards a Waltons shed. I reckon I'll save...
Forum: Homes and gardens 09-07-2010, 01:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,408
Posted By Gautama
Oh yeah, one more question on sheds. Does...

Oh yeah, one more question on sheds.
Does anyone know of any two room sheds?
I've seen this one online:
http://www.waltons.co.uk/waltons-10x7-premier-groundsman-combi-shed#reviews

Two rooms is...
Forum: Homes and gardens 09-07-2010, 07:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 796
Posted By Gautama
It's not broadband, it's Magnet.

Hi,

Any Magnet customers out there? How's your service at the moment?
I've had no Magnet Broadband for a day and a half!
I've phoned them twice and they say they're working on the problem.

I...
Forum: Homes and gardens 09-07-2010, 07:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,408
Posted By Gautama
Just ran this: "delivery only" +shed...

Just ran this:

"delivery only" +shed site:www.askaboutmoney.com/forumdisplay.php?f=74

No good!
Forum: Homes and gardens 08-07-2010, 11:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,408
Posted By Gautama
Who did you go with? Do any of the shed...

Who did you go with?

Do any of the shed suppliers give the option of delivery only (at a reduced price)?
Forum: Homes and gardens 08-07-2010, 07:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,408
Posted By Gautama
Garden Shed - What's the best way to create a base?

Hi,

I'm planning on putting up a new garden shed soon but was wondering about the base it sits on.
For example, if the shed is 2 x 3 metres, then the base should be approximately 1.975 x 2.975...
Forum: Overseas Travel,Holidays,Hotels & Airlines 29-06-2010, 01:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,041
Posted By Gautama
Basque Coutry(side). Any recommendations?

Hi,

I'm planning a two week trip to the Basque Country and was wondering if anyone has stayed in the countryside, and if so, where and why?

I intend to do the coastal trip first (Bilbao to the...
Forum: Insurance not covered in other forums 09-06-2010, 10:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,284
Posted By Gautama
I made them aware of this and they were...

I made them aware of this and they were surprised. Turns out that had I taken it, they'd have honoured it. However, it was an IT bug that they're now getting fixed!

In the meantime I've switched...
Forum: Insurance not covered in other forums 06-06-2010, 04:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,284
Posted By Gautama
Had a browse around, maybe 12 online car...

Had a browse around, maybe 12 online car insurance firms.
Two of these did not offer insurance on cars over 15 years.
Funnily enough, my current insurer has no such limit on comprehensive! I'll...
Forum: Insurance not covered in other forums 06-06-2010, 03:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,284
Posted By Gautama
Agreed; apart from the plummeting premium, these...

Agreed; apart from the plummeting premium, these are the reason's I've stayed with them for the last seven years.
Forum: Insurance not covered in other forums 06-06-2010, 03:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,284
Posted By Gautama
Comprehensive cost's only an extra 25.

Comprehensive cost's only an extra 25.
Forum: Insurance not covered in other forums 06-06-2010, 03:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,284
Posted By Gautama
Am planning on doing so, but I've been with this...

Am planning on doing so, but I've been with this company for the last seven years and the premium has dropped every year, a total drop of over 50%.
Plus, there is no excess and their "free extras"...
Forum: Insurance not covered in other forums 04-06-2010, 09:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,284
Posted By Gautama
No comprehensive insurance on older cars?

Hi,

My motor insurance renewal arrived yesterday and initially I was delighted when I saw that the premium had dropped by about 100. "This is too good to be true", I thought. And it was. And...
Forum: Deposits 03-06-2010, 03:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,184
Posted By Gautama
My experience is that if you're opening an...

My experience is that if you're opening an account in person you'll need half the amount of ID/proof of address than you need is you're doing it at a distance.
Forum: Deposits 03-06-2010, 03:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,504
Posted By Gautama
I've been with them for over two years. Had a...

I've been with them for over two years. Had a few different types of account. I opened the account in person and have conduced the rest via post.

Recently opened an online account which was...
Forum: Investments 03-06-2010, 03:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,667
Posted By Gautama
I'd diversify: equities, property, cash and bonds.

I'd diversify: equities, property, cash and bonds.
Forum: Investments 25-05-2010, 07:45 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 49,621
Posted By Gautama
Yes, I agree. I am doing my own research at...

Yes, I agree. I am doing my own research at present but am awaiting to find out how these funds perform, when the first of their products matures in 2010. Just wondering when.
Forum: Investments 20-05-2010, 02:04 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 49,621
Posted By Gautama
When in 2010?

When in 2010?
Forum: Issues with tracker mortgages 21-04-2010, 07:59 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 32,971
Posted By Gautama
I've heard this before in relation to this topic:...

I've heard this before in relation to this topic: "if the borrower had missed repayments".

As a homeowner on a tracker mortgage, this bit is reassuring that the "buy-to-let investors" are being...
Forum: Homes and gardens 21-04-2010, 07:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,981
Posted By Gautama
I think the main mistake I made was to trust the...

I think the main mistake I made was to trust the masking tape too much. When painting the corners I just went straight in with the brush and then the roller.
I should have cut in as normal really...
Forum: Homes and gardens 21-04-2010, 07:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,981
Posted By Gautama
Is that the blue stuff? I have some of that. ...

Is that the blue stuff? I have some of that. It's almost too low tack.
Forum: Homes and gardens 21-04-2010, 07:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,981
Posted By Gautama
This sounds perfect. I have to give the tiles a...

This sounds perfect. I have to give the tiles a spring clean anyway so it shouldn't be much extra effort.

Thanks.
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