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Created On: 17 February 2013 08:34 PM
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 18 February 2013 08:32 PM
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perspicacious

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"I was pretty good with slimstyles in my youth but I'm trying to rebuild a 1959 model at the moment :-)"

I'm not touching those one-liners with a bargepole

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BAD
 18 February 2013 09:05 PM
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Richard64

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Bit young for you, I take it?
 18 February 2013 09:17 PM
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perspicacious

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My 1971 two seater open top is only a baby in comparison but has 2498 cc and 4 wheels

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BOD

PS Have you seen the price of Bond Bugs lately?
 18 February 2013 09:46 PM
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Richard64

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Hoho.
I was talking Lambrettas. A mere 150 cc and just the 2 wheels :-)
 18 February 2013 09:51 PM
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jamieblatant

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Please referenced my user name

I would call them up and tell them to go shove it up there ***** and look for me laughing outside there house as it burns down and to be honest I have done

Luckily I don't bash houses and my small select customer base share my sence of humour

My advice " I only work for other electrical engineers "

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 18 February 2013 11:41 PM
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Originally posted by: Richard64

Originally posted by: dg66



The best bet in these situations is to walk away.I started a job once,good price for a mate.1st fix done and new CU fitted . It was agreed at this point that the balance of material money would be paid,but i then got ''the price is too dear, i will finish it myself'' I ended up about breaking even with the money already recieved.



It was really pleasing a month later when i got the call to come and finish the job because this MATE and his brother inlaw 'wot knows lectrics' couldnt work out how it was wired. I took great satisfaction in telling them i was too busy and wasnt interested. It was even better when i found out it cost more than £600 than my price to get someone else in to finish the job.



Cowboy customers always learn the hard way.




Jobs for friends.

I had to take an old 'friend' to court a few years ago after an emergency rewire (Just bought a house, but needed it rewiring immediately, because of other builders). Did it at a vastly reduced price, which they tried to renegotiate after the first fix.

And then had the cheek to try to countersue because they had to pay more than my price to get it finished :-/



BTW How good are you with Series 2s? I was pretty good with slimstyles in my youth but I'm trying to rebuild a 1959 model at the moment :-)


Never played with a series 2, it was Vespas in my youth.This was my first play with a Lammy.

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