Parsel postage rate for 4 Kg ( alows 0.5 kg packing ) is £ 6.91...
In my opinion this is not a HUGE sum.
Barnes's theorem; for every foolproof device
there is a fool greater than the proof.
To reply remove AT
The prospect of sending good money after bad
and the unnecessary inconvenience that would be
caused made it so - I went to Donnington in eager
anticipation specifically to get this kit; £25 petrol,
£8-50 entry, £126 for the kit; 7 hours driving for
the round trip
I wasn't otherwise going up - but having spent all day
hand sawing through some 1 1/4 inch bar earlier in the
week, the need for such a machine is and was strong.
Too much money and effort has been expended already.
It's a crashing disappointment, having first seen the
demo earlier (Wembley this year?) but only when they'd
run out of sets of castings to sell.
Normally I inspect _ALL_ goods before taking delivery
or signing for receipt, but in this case I had previously
thought that they were a reputable firm. Oddly enough,
all the other goods purchased at Donnington, because I
happened to be there anyway, were inspected thoroughly.
In no way could the casting complained of have been machined
to bear any resemblance to the photo on the box; and it
is a reasonable assumption that the photo on the box was
also that of the demo model which formed the basis of the
contract of sale.
Anyway, the matter is now closed, I've been diddled but
I have no further interest in the kit; life is too short. It's
been written off as a dead loss.
The matter in hand is that you accused Blackgates ( who, to the best
of my knowledge, appear to be a thoroughly reputable company ) of
"passing off" dodgy goods.
To this end you were advised by several reader here to contact
Blackgates in order to allow them to rectify your complaint - which
would have been entirely the right thing to do.
Having received this good advice you subsequently chucked the said
item in the bin, without giving Blackgates the opportunity to respond
to your complaint, or indeed to even hear it!
There are no other issues or motives - you're a complete pratt.
Given your patent and gross stupidity, anything is possible.
Stephen Howard - Woodwind repairs & period restorations
I think that you are writing in, in a forlorn attempt, to settle
old scores and to save face, rather than dealing with the
matter in hand? Certainly your use of gratuitous and
somewhat infantile forms of expression would suggest that.
You are somewhat cynical it seems. And a trader, to boot?
Could it be the case that those who are regular customers get
They might claim that they have been carrying on in a certain
way for years, but then it would seem that the more recent
Sale Of Goods and Consumer Protection laws would have
passed them by.
It is not acceptable to pass over a sealed box that proclaims
to be a kit for a hacksaw when in fact it contains scrap metal.
Even if they did not do so deliberately, it is negligent and reckless not
to have in position quality processes to prevent such scrappers to reach
the packing stage when such scrappers must have already passed
through several departments.
You may well have dealt with them in the past and be prepared
to deal with them in the future, but my advice to you is to unwrap
and inspect every casting before giving them your money.
Haven't you sussed yet that they chose that particular casting JUST FOR YOU.
They knew that you love to make a fuss and that it would give you HOURS of
fun wingeing on about it. It was obviously a deliberate ploy to upset you,
they had it hidden behind the counter just incase you came along.
Now doesn't that make you feel SPECIAL.
We think you are special - very special !!!!!!!!
So special that perhaps you need to be kept in a special place - maybe John
can suggest somewhere ?
On Mon, 03 Nov 2003 09:46:54 +0000, Superior Intellect wrote:
Who told you such a name to use, it is obvious that they realised you
would be stupid enough to use it and you have proved correct with each of
One wonders what is the purpose of your posting?
To contribute to the subject matter that is the essence of this NG,
as I do? To encourage discussion on technical matters, as I did
when ingenuously contributing by knowledge on driving stepper
motors from Windows?
Perhaps it is to foment unrest and unpleasantness? Perhaps you intend
it as a vehicle for you to vent your spleen as do those who
are escapes from the school playground? If so, shame
on you, for that has never been my wont.
(For those who would criticise me, please note that once
again I am only responding to defend myself. My originating
of the subject matter of this thread was to wake others up
to the dangers of buying a pig-in-a-poke. It is people such
as Mr.Ellwood below who seek to make this NG a forum
for something else, and as such, I do not hesitate to condemn
them for their rather childish outbursts.)
Since you ask, the moniker is a joke, a tease, whose only purpose
is to induce the birdbrains to identify themselves by their
indignant twittering, as you have done below...
I did, in fact, set a birdbrain trap in a thread about budgies,
or something, to give the birdbrains a further opportunity
to identify themselves by twittering on indignantly. I note
with some amusement that from the Usenet headers that
the birdbrains are falling into the trap, one by one.
On Mon, 3 Nov 2003 12:36:08 +0000 (UTC), "steve H"
Does Gareth Alun Evans really live in Chippenham Wilts?
Yes, but on the planet Theanus, which is very similar to
Earth but has different BR68 and laws of physics, etc.
probably because all their scientists and engineers build
every piece of equipment from scratch. Standing in a pile
of bits, rather than on the shoulders of giants.
Copied from this post:-
(c) 1997 by Gareth Alun Evans
A transistor is rather like the human alimentary canal, after the
typical USA diet of burgers and chips; - it constipates, as do
semiconductor diodes with no applied bias - the available holes get
filled in and nothing can move.
The base current is like a small application of laxative; some of
the constipation passes through, until the effect of the laxative wears
off. The total throughput depends upon the Mobility. By applying a
continuous feed of laxative, then a continuous current passes through.
Applying too much laxative results in saturation - ie, there is a limit
to the maximum throughput, depending on the external circuit; in this
case, the maximum rate at which you can feed in the burgers at one end.
(If you are a customer of MacDonalds's, here in Chippenham, Wiltshire,
UK then this rate is very low - I have been there twice, and both times,
the service was *APPALLING*.)
The difference between PNP and NPN is the direction. In the old
days, PNP was used, whereby one injected from the rear end, using a sort
of huge syringe - hence PNP - "Put-in Near Poo". More recently NPN is
more common, where the laxative is entered via a carrier of some sort,
usually chocolate and so we have NPN - "Now Pleasant Nutrient".
Despite the adverse effects, the USA diet of burgers and chips
carries on, and recourse has to be made once again to the chocolate. Now
the ratio of the carriers of the constipation, the burgers and chips, is
much higher than that of the chocolate. Thus they are referred to as the
Majority Carriers and the Minority Carriers. If you indulge too much,
you find that the vendor will provide you with a paper bag, known as an
Which just goes to prove Gareth my old mate, you are full of shit.
The only reason you had to move from Wales was that no self respecting
sheep would have sex with you.
On Tue, 04 Nov 2003 20:05:12 +0000, John Stevenson
Be fair John, That was a very interesting explanation of the process of
minority carrier conduction. Given the quality of the output of our education
system, I would think that with a bit of polishing it could be used at
university level :-)
How can I be sure that he actually is G.A.Evans, G4SDW, Out And About
Systems Ltd, 13 Hardens Close, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 3AA,
A quick trawl round UK.radio suggested:
13 Hardens Close,
Two doors up from:
Hillfort EF!, 9 Hordens Close Chippenham Wilts SN15 3AA, 01249 650078
'I used to live in Woolwich in the late 1970s'
G.A.Evans, Director, Out And About Systems Ltd
Software Consultancy for Telecommunications, Real Time and ATE
13 Hardens Close, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 3AA
Message 22 in thread
From: Gareth Alun Evans ( firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: Re: The Future of Licensing
Newsgroups: uk.radio.amateur Date: 1998/11/03
Perhaps he has a history:
"379. Gareth Alun Evans Computer & Communications Engineering 1972
"Older, Fatter, but still techno-terd! "
Richard Laurence Pratt Computer and Communications Engineering 1972
Ken Thompson (and Joan) Computer + Communication Engineering 1972
Dave Broster BA Electronic Engineering 1972 email@example.com
Chris Corbett Computer & Comm. Engineering 1972 firstname.lastname@example.org
Actually stayed on at Essex till 1984, now working for Siemens
How did he get on here:
And my favourite:
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