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by 1bassleft
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Buying RHD UK registered car
Replies: 16
Views: 8773

Re: Buying RHD UK registered car

I don't know of anyone's history in your area. Can you travel a bit for the right car? Bill Brady has been dealing in cars on the Costa del Sol for as long as I've been here (30 years) and often has RHD, Spanish and UK plated. Carsinspain.es are in Murcia and also get RHD in. I have seen various veh...
by 1bassleft
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Questions regarding sale of old car
Replies: 21
Views: 7363

Re: Questions regarding sale of old car

That is a promising amount - were you able to state that the ITV had expired on the online form? Perhaps you will be able to have the car sold for as much or more than you were hoping (cars in Andalucia sell for more than many parts of Europe, even other parts of Spain, as people will drive old vehi...
by 1bassleft
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Questions regarding sale of old car
Replies: 21
Views: 7363

Re: Questions regarding sale of old car

Yes, I think if you enter the details it will give you an idea, and you do not have to go ahead. Then you can work out whether the extra money is worth the effort.
by 1bassleft
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Questions regarding sale of old car
Replies: 21
Views: 7363

Re: Questions regarding sale of old car

Google Translate of the link's opening paragraph into Danish: Det kan virke svært, men det er muligt at sælge en bil uden ITV. Lovligt er der ingen hindring for at gøre det. Hvis du vil sælge en bil uden ITV og uden forsikring, skal du sælge den til en billigere pris, da du skal rabat på de udgifter...
by 1bassleft
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Questions regarding sale of old car
Replies: 21
Views: 7363

Re: Questions regarding sale of old car

You could paste the text into Google Translate to get the idea. Its Spanish to English has improved over the years, not exactly correct but understandable. I've pasted the Danish translation so you can judge for yourself if it makes sense (below). What I read quickly translated into English was &quo...
by 1bassleft
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: VPN for BBC iPlayer
Replies: 28
Views: 9036

Re: VPN for BBC iPlayer

After reading I1bassleft’s post,had a look at Smarty DNS and got a year’s subscription for 14 euros. It might be worth looking at them if you had like me a subscription with them before because they might be trying to win back confidence in their service. Very well done, there. On other threads, I'...
by 1bassleft
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Questions regarding sale of old car
Replies: 21
Views: 7363

Re: Questions regarding sale of old car

I have seen cars for sale on MilAnuncios without ITV. In fact, when I started looking back in October, it was annoying how many promising ones turned out to have expired ITV. A taller/ocasion seller just down the street had a car parked up for sale and it went unsold through its ITV and they didn't ...
by 1bassleft
Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: 2018 road trip to the Casa. More ideas like last year please.
Replies: 66
Views: 29138

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

Nice. Found a cheap flight for my son to come over in late October so we're on for the road trip as a three. Makes the hotels more complicated/expensive but much more fun bringing him along. Dax is out, as they didn't have anything suitable, but I think I've lined up a toll-free route back from Mala...
by 1bassleft
Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Madrid Airport car hire
Replies: 2
Views: 2790

Re: Madrid Airport car hire

Just in case others don't come in soon with more relevant answers, I'll start the ball... I've flown into and out of Madrid, but used a connecting flight to/from Malaga so I've never hired in Madrid. Of the big names, Alamo/Enterprise have always been good to me in various locations and relatively c...
by 1bassleft
Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Online glasses?
Replies: 8
Views: 7692

Re: Online glasses?

Allgram, I took 'graduated' to mean tints, as opposed to varifocals. If you mean varifocals, you will need to know what all the numbers mean to avoid a mistake. I dislike how high-street opticians hold the PD like it's Official Secrets Act but it's worth getting that info out of them, or it can be D...
by 1bassleft
Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: VPN for BBC iPlayer
Replies: 28
Views: 9036

Re: VPN for BBC iPlayer

Rein it in a bit. Good to know, but can't blame Paul for flagging a 1-poster, location Canada, bigging up a service and including a link. Might be a tin of chopped pork and ham.
by 1bassleft
Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: VPN for BBC iPlayer
Replies: 28
Views: 9036

Re: VPN for BBC iPlayer

Possibly. Like Sid (in fact, following his recommendation) I'm using Smarty. Around special holiday events (Valentine's, in my case), Smarty have ridiculously cheap offers. I think I got the year for $27. DNS is faster than VPN but it offers both. There was a long stretch over the summer when iplaye...
by 1bassleft
Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Easyjet
Replies: 17
Views: 6658

Re: Easyjet

Yes, Wicksey, I packed in with DYS et al some years ago. Even though I had my excess insurance, they would blah about their own like a recording for 5mins at least. Then some post-10pm charge, tank-filling admin. When it got to the point I'd pre-empted everything, they just tried to charge at the en...
by 1bassleft
Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: Easyjet
Replies: 17
Views: 6658

Re: Easyjet

It's pretty routine for me that it's now second nature. I go through the usual suspects (EJ, Ryanair, JET2, Norwegian and Iberia) comparing, including the luggage etc. Luggage is/was particularly important when we were teachers as the budget airlines think of a number and triple it in school holiday...
by 1bassleft
Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: none residents
Replies: 31
Views: 8648

Re: none residents

Pamela, there is that "nasty biting beasties" thread. Just as I was feeling past the worst, I've got one overnight. I mention it because inland manmade beaches can be a home-from-home for them. We had a wander around one at Narbonne on our way down and, if CCTV were there, I would have loo...
by 1bassleft
Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Health, Beauty, Fitness & Sport
Topic: Online glasses?
Replies: 8
Views: 7692

Re: Online glasses?

I've used Selectspecs a few times (and had to unsubscribe, they send a lot of emails and almost always in duplicate). Fine, no problems and very cheap for standard stuff. My problem is that I need out-of-the-ordinary things and the savings over the high street weren't great. For normalish prescripti...
by 1bassleft
Thu Sep 27, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Fuel prices
Replies: 54
Views: 14873

Re: Fuel prices

2 or 3 stations uphill and a bit out of sight in Arroyo de la Miel are 117.9 for the black stuff and 10c more for the 95. One of them is not even an unattended, but the fill-up is done for you by the attendant. I don't pull into the main drag ones any more, as they are around 10c/litre more expensiv...
by 1bassleft
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Linea Directa
Replies: 57
Views: 19408

Re: Linea Directa

I expect LD will 'phone you 1st thing in the morning, Wicksey, like a Rastreator up a drainpipe. I can't remember if that was the comparison site I used, but I must have put my real telephone number in and they were in like Flint. The first time, I was considering an Alfa 145. It wasn't a competitiv...
by 1bassleft
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Used Car Warranties
Replies: 1
Views: 2741

Re: Used Car Warranties

I have no personal experience recommendation, but a quick search turned up this: https://www.garantiplus.es/ and I had a look at "Garantias mecanicas" and then "para particulares" (leer mas). They have a policy costing €237.22 + IVA. You don't say whether you want to offer one fo...
by 1bassleft
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Black Tie Ball
Replies: 6
Views: 2464

Re: Black Tie Ball

Also, have a look online for Cudeca events: https://www.cudeca.org/en/news_and_events/ I often see black-tie and evening dress fundraisers in Euro Weekly News (you could have a read of the online version of that, also; it has a lot of social fundraiser features) organised by/for Cudeca, and you'd be...