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Old 19-02-20, 10:57 PM   #7941
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Oh ffs! Every time I think things couldn't get worse, they do. Rapidly running out of string now.
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Old 20-02-20, 06:55 AM   #7942
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I really hope you get a break soon Gary, and im sure plenty of us on here will gladly give you some of our string.
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Old 20-02-20, 10:23 AM   #7943
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As suspected the sale of the Tracer has fallen through due to the buyer not having a clue how Ebay works, having taken nearly 2 days to even contact me, while giving off that he/she thought I wasn't getting back to them.

They sent a Best Offer that was valid for 2 days, and I took those two days quite rightly to see if any more came in - then accepted it

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Old 21-02-20, 11:15 AM   #7944
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+ For anyone who doesn't know and has an HSBC current account with an overdraft, they're shortly to change their interest rates from 19% to about 38% !!! Doesn't seem to be being publicised with no forewarning from HSBC. I found out from a friend then searched onine to find out it's true. Apparently most other banks will be following suit. Apparently it's part of a push to stop people living out of overdrafts and using them as temporary measures instead.


It's pushing rates up to an amount that will trap a lot of people in a cycle of debt from interest though.


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I got notification of the change a while back but doesn't affect me. I have an agreed overdraft facility with them but never used it. If I need to borrow cash, I use my virgin money account when then offer 0% and charge a cheeky 2% arrangement fee. So 2% if you pay within the 1 year term. Generally I could pay quicker but preloading the fee. I want my moneys worth!

But for the wife who would dip monthly into her overdraft facility, it would work out zero cost to use her credit card a pay off each month than to incur this new regime.
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Old Yesterday, 07:48 AM   #7945
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Oh ffs! Every time I think things couldn't get worse, they do. Rapidly running out of string now.
Yes as Geo said I hope things get better for you too mate 🙁
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Old Yesterday, 08:44 AM   #7946
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Thanks Mav and Geo. Crisis averted for now and back at the standard level of crap. I'll explain later.
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Hope things pick up for you but remember: stop saying "what could possibly go wrong?" and "well, it can't get any worse." because the universe considers this a challenge.
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Hope things pick up for you but remember: stop saying "what could possibly go wrong?" and "well, it can't get any worse." because the universe considers this a challenge.
Agreed. I often think those sentiments about work and lo and behold the next crisis is much worse... Right now for me it's IR35. Is my income about to take a nosedive?
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Mr Suzuki, why did he design the Gsxr1000 2003 so every 3000 miles when you need to change the oil you have to remove the side fairing. Which takes 5 mins to get off with minor swearing but ****ing ages and hand cramp to get the ****er back on. Mr Suzuki, you sir are a ****.

Hopefully it's easier the next time around.
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