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by Trooperman
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Endesa Sales Pitch
Replies: 6
Views: 287

Re: Endesa Sales Pitch

It is incredibly difficult to find out, in advance, the exact tariff.....and in any case, nearly half an electricity bill is add-ons such as the potencia contracted, impuestos and VAT, none of which is discounted in the 50 "free" hours. I said I was a cynic and El Cid's caveat is confirmat...
by Trooperman
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Endesa Sales Pitch
Replies: 6
Views: 287

Re: Endesa Sales Pitch

Thanks for that. I didn't know there was an English language web page for Endesa. For those who are wondering, the offer is a tariff that discounts either the 50 highest consumption hours in a month to zero, or one day a week (that you choose) to zero or two hours every day (your choice) to zero. Ev...
by Trooperman
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Endesa Sales Pitch
Replies: 6
Views: 287

Endesa Sales Pitch

Just received an email from (our beloved) Endesa telling me they have identified that I could save some money with a Tarifa Tempo Happy 50 horas It invites me to phone them, but my Spanish is not up to a phone call. Anyone know what it entails? Forgive me, but I'm a cynic, especially when it comes t...
by Trooperman
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Well, the whatsapp's gone quiet!
Replies: 19
Views: 672

Re: Well, the whatsapp's gone quiet!

I have a windows operating system on my 'phone.....unusual I know....but I like it and it mirrors my computer....but for some months now I've been receiving a pop-up on my 'phone telling me that "Support for What'sApp on my windows phone will cease". Does anyone know what that's about? Is ...
by Trooperman
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Septic tank emptying in El Gastor, andalucia
Replies: 1
Views: 225

Re: Septic tank emptying in El Gastor, andalucia

Never had mine done when we lived in the campo, but received wisdom said that if several of you got together and arranged for all your tanks to be emptiedon the one day, that's economy of scale and gets a cheaper price. €220 sounds OK if you consider it's a man with a truck and apparatus, an hour's ...
by Trooperman
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: water cooler/water dispenser in Malaga?
Replies: 8
Views: 1022

Re: water cooler/water dispenser in Malaga?

"There is a Spanish company that does this which tries to get clients with spam telephone calls " No doubt there are, but my neighbour has such a contract and seems satisfied EXCEPT there is a minimum number of water containers per week and as she lives alone, finds it a bit too much to dr...
by Trooperman
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: water cooler/water dispenser in Malaga?
Replies: 8
Views: 1022

Re: water cooler/water dispenser in Malaga?

Not too sure, but don't you go to a distributor (with vans) who deliver water in BIG plastic containers for fitting to chillers/dispensers that they "loan" to you? Mostly found in commercial offices/hairdressers etc? Less usual in domestic situations.
by Trooperman
Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Washing machine spares Velez Malaga
Replies: 12
Views: 2393

Re: Washing machine spares Velez Malaga

They have pictures on-line which serve the same purpose :roll:
by Trooperman
Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Washing machine spares Velez Malaga
Replies: 12
Views: 2393

Re: Washing machine spares Velez Malaga

I've always found the internet to be a good place to go: espares.co.uk is good and, although a UK company, will post to Spain. :thumbup:
by Trooperman
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Sold the house in Andalucia. Here's how it went.
Replies: 80
Views: 8785

Re: Sold the house in Andalucia. Here's how it went.

Was I being petty? I could have formed a band called The Heartbreakers, been Free Fallin' whilst Learning to Fly and, however much she insisted, I Won't Back Down. That's how Petty I was, but they weren't getting my stuff after pulling that stunt. Bet you said "I'm Travelling, Will Bury it dee...
by Trooperman
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Nolotil
Replies: 7
Views: 1626

Re: Nolotil

Nolotil, also known generically as metamizole
by Trooperman
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: IKEA Malaga
Replies: 12
Views: 2610

Re: IKEA Malaga

Final Update: Just received, by bank transfer, (so no trip to store needed) a full refund of the thousands I paid for the kitchen. :thumbup: Isn't amazing that they give a refund rather than deliver the stuff to complete the contract. :crazy: :crazy: Thanks for all the suggestions about (token) retr...
by Trooperman
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: IKEA Malaga
Replies: 12
Views: 2610

Re: IKEA Malaga

have a rant on their Twitter and Facebook pages Will do. But I've just been promised, over the phone and with a bit of umming and erring, a refund within 3 days. I feel utterly humiliated by them: phoning to ask why the delivery has not been made; promises to call back not made; new delivery dates ...
by Trooperman
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: IKEA Malaga
Replies: 12
Views: 2610

Re: IKEA Malaga

Well! Here we go again. The 5pm to 9pm delivery slot that was supposed to bring my kitchen has now passed with the anticipated result of "nada". Their web site showed it as a failure at 8.30pm so what's that all about? No phone call. Nada. I've now had enough and I'll be in the Malaga stor...
by Trooperman
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: IKEA Malaga
Replies: 12
Views: 2610

Re: IKEA Malaga

Yeh! I know! I was being "inventive" in my arguments - a bit like Boris Johnson! I bought a flatpack kitchen - thousands of euros in total - and every time it is supposedly "put out for delivery", it never arrives, no attempt is made and I get a standard reply asking me to contac...
by Trooperman
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: IKEA Malaga
Replies: 12
Views: 2610

Re: IKEA Malaga

A tacit admission that their own offer was not good eh?
I'm still waiting for my stuff and if the nightmare ends (in whatever fashion) I'll tell the forum what's been going on. Meantime, trustpilot has IKEA Malaga at 1 star in their rankings with some devastating comments.
by Trooperman
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: IKEA Malaga
Replies: 12
Views: 2610

IKEA Malaga

Has anyone had problems getting stuff delivered from IKEA in Malaga? As you can probably surmise, I am having problems (promises, promises, promises!) and a quick trawl of the internet shows plenty of dissatisfaction, but I thought I'd ask this illustrious forum for any information/opinions it might...
by Trooperman
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Gardens & Gardening
Topic: Does the team think
Replies: 6
Views: 1753

Re: Does the team think

There is "Honey Fungus" here in Spain: I had a tree die when I had my finca and found copious quantities of white fungal strands in the soil. The RHS always had amazingly complex instructions for dealing with it, (look up their web site: https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=180 ) but ...
by Trooperman
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Solar Water Heater and problems
Replies: 0
Views: 3128

Solar Water Heater and problems

We have a solar panel for hot water and it incorporates an electrical heating element for when the sun doesn’t shine. The installation is about 11 years old and the electrical element had had to be replaced twice in the last 2.5 years. The panel is about 6ft x 4ft with a lagged water tank atop. It s...
by Trooperman
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Range Rover help!! Granada area
Replies: 7
Views: 1885

Re: Range Rover help!! Granada area

Well depending on the symptoms you may need a new pump True....but you might need new air bags. You'll have to diagnose the problem first and if that means a trip to a LR dealer, then so be it, but it'll cost. (Ask me how I Know :lolno: ) If cost is important there will be other workshops who could...

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