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by Dr Lobster*
Mon 19 Feb, 2024 17.27
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Technology Thread
Replies: 37
Views: 5532

Re: The Technology Thread

Have you not considered a decent pair of wireless buds? I wouldn’t be without my AirPods Pro, not perfect but great for on the go and it is nice not having to fight the cable
by Dr Lobster*
Thu 15 Feb, 2024 20.14
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 2146
Views: 846371

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-68295306# Rekom, owner of various night clubs and venues announcing closure of a number of sites. Around me, pretty much all the proper night clubs have closed now - closest at least an hours drive away. Thing is, they never were cheap places to go and now people ...
by Dr Lobster*
Tue 13 Feb, 2024 18.21
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: With all the recent inflationary price rises, is there stuff you just won’t pay for now?
Replies: 18
Views: 1285

Re: With all the recent inflationary price rises, is there stuff you just won’t pay for now?

I've gone from contract phones to PAYG SIM Only with 1pMobile. Fortunately I was able to pay for a mid-range Samsung upfront which negates the cost of the handset from my mobile costs. Yeah, forgot about mobile phones… same here, just on SIM only plans and purchased my phone outright. Probably 10 y...
by Dr Lobster*
Sun 11 Feb, 2024 19.35
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: With all the recent inflationary price rises, is there stuff you just won’t pay for now?
Replies: 18
Views: 1285

With all the recent inflationary price rises, is there stuff you just won’t pay for now?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-68250127.amp Prompted by news of the recent Ring doorbell price increase (personally, I find the notion of paying a monthly sub for a door bell insanity) are there things that technically, you could of course afford, but just cross the line of what you are prepa...
by Dr Lobster*
Sat 10 Feb, 2024 18.04
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The rise of the dodgy shop
Replies: 15
Views: 3463

Re: The rise of the dodgy shop

Not entirely on topic, but as vape shops were mentioned in the post, it has me thinking, what's going to happen to them? By the end of the year they're going to find 95%+ of their products banned, and what remains put in plain packaging and behind the counter, I'm guessing it won't be a viable busi...
by Dr Lobster*
Fri 09 Feb, 2024 19.07
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 2146
Views: 846371

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

https://news.sky.com/story/new-body-shop-owner-to-call-in-administrators-for-uk-chain-13067609 Body Shop to go into administration. I can remember all the ladies in my life used to be mad about the Body Shop, in the late 1990s - to early 2000s, not seen anything branded by them in any of our bathroo...
by Dr Lobster*
Wed 27 Dec, 2023 16.35
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The rise of the dodgy shop
Replies: 15
Views: 3463

The rise of the dodgy shop

Now, I live in a fairly quiet rural area, but have friends and family dotted around various small market towns nearby. One thing I’ve noticed, really since lockdown is the proliferation of shops that sell nothing in particular - fizzy drinks, prime, vapes or barber shops that just seem to be open at...
by Dr Lobster*
Wed 27 Dec, 2023 16.23
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Fragrances
Replies: 11
Views: 3234

Re: Fragrances

My daughter got me a selection of Ted Baker body sprays for Christmas and I must say, very nice to indeed. Only tried the “vintage amber” one so far, smells what I’d describe as “very clean”.
by Dr Lobster*
Tue 05 Dec, 2023 19.06
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: How much would the licence fee have to rise before you would cancel it?
Replies: 10
Views: 2694

Re: How much would the licence fee have to rise before you would cancel it?

I’d probably agree with that. I do always turn to the BBC for major events though, but in terms of entertainment I can’t say I’ve watched or looked forward to watching anything on any BBC channel for a very long time. Maybe I last sat down and watched the Jill Dando documentary in 2019. I also quest...
by Dr Lobster*
Mon 04 Dec, 2023 19.00
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: How much would the licence fee have to rise before you would cancel it?
Replies: 10
Views: 2694

How much would the licence fee have to rise before you would cancel it?

In the news today, a suggestion that next year the TV licence could rise £ 15 to £173 or about £14 per month. For me, it still represents good value. In the same ballpark as Netflix and Disney+, but, I don’t think it could go much higher. I don’t watch too much terrestrial tv these days, and don’t l...
by Dr Lobster*
Mon 04 Dec, 2023 18.51
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Fragrances
Replies: 11
Views: 3234

Re: Fragrances

Ah, hadn’t thought about River Island, will take a look next time I’m in town!