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by thegeek
Tue 12 Oct, 2021 15.52
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Barclays and other non-Lloyds/TSB Bank thread
Replies: 114
Views: 52317

Re: The Barclays and other non-Lloyds/TSB Bank thread

Have the banks agreed on an orientation for vertical cards yet - ie chip up or chip down?
by thegeek
Sat 09 Oct, 2021 21.11
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Barclays and other non-Lloyds/TSB Bank thread
Replies: 114
Views: 52317

Re: The Barclays and other non-Lloyds/TSB Bank thread

Martin Phillp wrote: Wed 06 Oct, 2021 10.17 I had an email from NatWest informing me that from December, they're reissuing debit cards with Mastercard instead of Visa.
I think that's been in the offing for a while. I've not yet had an email about my RBS account, but I assume it's part of the same deal.
by thegeek
Wed 29 Sep, 2021 06.20
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: TV Live Forum Watch News and Information Board
Replies: 588
Views: 63300

Re: TV Live Forum Watch News and Information Board

I'm willing to give them a tiny bit of the benefit of the doubt and accept that perhaps that's how they were receiving the channels due to s fault at their end - but they didn't seem to want to accept that nobody else was seeing the same fault.

Or they were making it up.
by thegeek
Tue 28 Sep, 2021 21.44
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Fuel situation in your area
Replies: 31
Views: 1742

Re: Fuel situation in your area

A simple in-between option in terms of cost/professional appearance would be for the big chains (supermarkets/oil companies) to get their POS suppliers to issue a couple of each of "Sorry, no fuel", "Sorry, no petrol", "Sorry, no diesel", "Sorry, we're closed"...
by thegeek
Sun 26 Sep, 2021 08.09
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Fuel situation in your area
Replies: 31
Views: 1742

Re: Fuel situation in your area

here in East London, according to the local Facebook groups, it's the apocalypse.

I don't have a car though, so I'm merrily ignoring it for now.
by thegeek
Fri 24 Sep, 2021 11.39
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Energy bills: How spanked will YOU get?
Replies: 25
Views: 1655

Re: Energy bills: How spanked will YOU get?

I have never understood the government's obsession with wanting to get everyone off gas, considering that it costs nearly 4x as much per kwh to use. Plus, electric stoves (in my experience) are never as good as gas for heat control. It's the carbon, innit. We moved from a gas to an induction hob re...
by thegeek
Thu 23 Sep, 2021 12.08
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Energy bills: How spanked will YOU get?
Replies: 25
Views: 1655

Re: Energy bills: How spanked will YOU get?

Also why are SSE's sub-brands Scottish Hydro and SWALEC there under 'smaller firms'? (Twice, in SWALEC's case)
by thegeek
Thu 23 Sep, 2021 00.51
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Snack subscription services
Replies: 2
Views: 398

Re: Snack subscription services

I've been subscribing to Graze since they included fresh fruit in their packs, which is a Very Long Time indeed. Every so often I think about saving a bit of cash by cancelling but then they remind me I'm on a grandfathered rate at £3.89 per box instead of £4.49 so I still haven't done it yet. Did y...
by thegeek
Wed 22 Sep, 2021 21.52
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Public Transport in your particular part of the region
Replies: 422
Views: 142693

Re: Public Transport in your particular part of the region

Not sure about Citylink coaches up here which is owned jointly by ComfortDelGro/Stagecoach. It's a rather tired looking operation - would be nice to see it branded NX with a better website and apps. National Express previously owned Citylink, but were forced to sell it when they won the original Sc...
by thegeek
Wed 22 Sep, 2021 07.52
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Energy bills: How spanked will YOU get?
Replies: 25
Views: 1655

Re: Energy bills: How spanked will YOU get?

Bulb didn't do much marketing to start with - beyond the referrals - so they probably worked our that £100-200 was what they'd have spent on brand awareness/TV advertising campaigns for similar results. I doubt it was too outlandish in terms of competitors' customer acquisition costs. I was with the...
by thegeek
Sun 19 Sep, 2021 21.15
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Mystery Bags and official food waste thread
Replies: 6
Views: 643

Re: Mystery Bags and official food waste thread

yep, I did quite well out of a local Ibis - it was good for a late breakfast on the way into work, but since going vegetarian it's a bit more hit-and-miss what I can get from them. We've got some local trendy coffee shops on the app, and they can be great - one gave me a couple of bottle of homemade...