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by Devils Advocate
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Outlet selling E6000 Glue
Replies: 13
Views: 196

Re: Outlet selling E6000 Glue

As for the OP's original question, I'd use a good 2 pack epoxy or even good old fashioned Araldite applied with a tooth pick for accuracy.
by Devils Advocate
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Outlet selling E6000 Glue
Replies: 13
Views: 196

Re: Outlet selling E6000 Glue

No Sid i never said that. Lots of products including i phones are top quality but the Chinese stores in Spain do sell a lot of rubbish. Cheap made tools etc which do a job for light diy but last days if used by tradesmen. I would not buy any specialist products from them and definitely not a phone ...
by Devils Advocate
Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: DIY, Pools & Home Improvement
Topic: Endesa air conditioning
Replies: 13
Views: 424

Re: Endesa air conditioning

Stay on topic please as you like to say. The OP is asking about air conditioning and not your experiences with Endesa, much as she'll be thrilled hearing about them.

We've been with Endesa for as long as you and have had no issues as it happens.
by Devils Advocate
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: New Car v Used Car
Replies: 165
Views: 5495

Re: New Car v Used Car

katy wrote:In my post box today from local VW dealer...Cost price plus a £1. Wide choice of models, specifications, colours all brand new. First come first served. Wonder if they will knock the quid off for cash :lolno: :lolno:


I'd doubt it but you may get "free" servicing chucked in :mrgreen:
by Devils Advocate
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: New Car v Used Car
Replies: 165
Views: 5495

Re: New Car v Used Car

Sid I take all your points you make and as I say if you are happy with the deal and the dealer is too then it's a win/win all around. The OP's original question was actually New v Used and my view on that was the best value car you can buy is a sub 2 year old ex lease vehicle with no strings or sill...
by Devils Advocate
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: New Car v Used Car
Replies: 165
Views: 5495

Re: New Car v Used Car

DA, your assertion that the customer is paying for the discount is not always the case. Please explain why, if VAG give me an extended warranty and servicing (which if I had ordered them as normal options) would have added over €1000 to the price, plus a €3500 discount in exchange for me taking out...
by Devils Advocate
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: 2018 road trip to the Casa. More ideas like last year please.
Replies: 55
Views: 6966

Re: 2018 road trip to the Casa. More ideas like last year please.

You might have to be a good sailor for the Bay of Biscay!

And that Olive is my one reservation about doing it !!
by Devils Advocate
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: New Car v Used Car
Replies: 165
Views: 5495

Re: New Car v Used Car

Mainly for sale because they've come to the end of a 2 year lease Katy. Depending on the lease conditions the cars will nearly always have low mileages. Specialist Auctions often classed as "Trade only" will dispose of these cars and a lot of them will be snatch backs/forfeited cars too, s...
by Devils Advocate
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: New Car v Used Car
Replies: 165
Views: 5495

Re: New Car v Used Car

This is the point I'm trying to get through Sid, you are paying for it. Volkswagon group and their bank are 2 very successful companies as you know, their finance arm is one of the most powerful in Europe. They make money, they don't give things away and certainly are not giving free servicing and t...
by Devils Advocate
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: New Car v Used Car
Replies: 165
Views: 5495

Re: New Car v Used Car

Katy, if you can live with the "stigma" of buying nearly new I'd like to see you do your figures again, that is a really cost effective way of not chucking money down the drain with no real negatives. You have the advantage as well because these cars are hard to shift at present and superb...
by Devils Advocate
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: New Car v Used Car
Replies: 165
Views: 5495

Re: New Car v Used Car

Clearly the best solution, but not the cheapest is to buy new every 4 years with a 4 year warranty and free servicing. Never have to do an ITV ever again! Sid Again though Sid and I agree with your point but the servicing will not be free, even if it's billed as such. Someone is paying for it and I...
by Devils Advocate
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: New Car v Used Car
Replies: 165
Views: 5495

Re: New Car v Used Car

However the car would be under warranty whether you bought it or paid to loan it via PCP wouldn't it? should anything go wrong. I agree with your point about cars becoming so complicated now they are outside the remit of many good DIY'ers and even none franchised workshops, however on the other hand...
by Devils Advocate
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: New Car v Used Car
Replies: 165
Views: 5495

Re: New Car v Used Car

Sounds like you got a good deal there than Peter.
by Devils Advocate
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: 2018 road trip to the Casa. More ideas like last year please.
Replies: 55
Views: 6966

Re: 2018 road trip to the Casa. More ideas like last year please.

Welcome home, hope the house and everything was fine when you got back.

Sounds like you had a great extended stay in Spain and a decent trip as well.

As for the conifers, I think we'll be getting rid of them soon anyway to improve the views lol.....catch you soon.
by Devils Advocate
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: New Car v Used Car
Replies: 165
Views: 5495

Re: New Car v Used Car

Just read an article saying 80% of new car sales last year in the UK were PCP, don't know whether that's a trend happening in other countries too. If true then I'm staggered.

A salesman must now look in disbelief when someone walks in to actually buy a car.
by Devils Advocate
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: New Car v Used Car
Replies: 165
Views: 5495

Re: New Car v Used Car

Mark going back a post or two a cash bid is not taking their finance. Sounds like a good salesman you had to but it will be part of his brief and monitored he does it. However some will strike a relationship with a humble customer and go that extra mile.
by Devils Advocate
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: New Car v Used Car
Replies: 165
Views: 5495

Re: New Car v Used Car

Salesmen can't win Sid, approach you and they get blamed for pestering, leave you to browse and they get accused of ignoring you.

A fine line for the guys to balance depending on who the customer is I reckon.
by Devils Advocate
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: New Car v Used Car
Replies: 165
Views: 5495

Re: New Car v Used Car

I repeat, the dealer only has a certain amount of money in a car. He'll push you in the direction where he takes the most profit from it. The list prices I see posted here are inflated, if the dealer only takes 16k (including the finance ) from a 21k car what cell is missing where he won't take a 17...
by Devils Advocate
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: New Car v Used Car
Replies: 165
Views: 5495

Re: New Car v Used Car

So they won't take a customer spec order unless you take finance? What if they were receiving more with a cash offer from a bloke? Do they chase him? Don't get all stroppy, I'm just totally baffled and eager to learn after doing the job for years.

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