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Member postings for Harry Wilkes

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Thread: How to upset the neighbours!
10/09/2019 21:17:37

Nice like them all !


Thread: Sky good service
10/09/2019 21:13:15
Posted by old mart on 10/09/2019 16:35:20:

They are good if you manage to actually get to talk to a human being.

They might be in for a hard time in my area, green marks have appeared all over the pavements, and cabling for Virgin is being laid only a few streets away. I might get more than 8mbits in the near future.

Edited By old mart on 10/09/2019 16:41:10

I live in the middle of a large town and in a cul-de-sac many years ago when the fibre cables were being laid they went straight across the bottom of the road without bringing any service into the cul-de-sac so firbre broadband will never happen for me crying mind I do sometimes windup the virgin sales person when accosted in the local shopping centre wink


10/09/2019 14:48:09

love em or loath them I'm impressed, talked to Sky last night at 18.20 they soon come to the same conclusion as me my old router need to be replaced, imagine my surprise when the postie turned up with it just past 11.00 yes


Thread: Any Myford ML7 experts near Guildford?
07/09/2019 21:44:38

Glad you got there in the end Kevin !

Thread: Repair required for Milling Knee
05/09/2019 14:51:56

Had a similar repair to do during my working days I drileed and tapped one half and bolted it back togather then for good measure had my welder braze it up as well,

Thread: Frustration
02/09/2019 14:33:31
Posted by Alan Waddington 2 on 02/09/2019 12:05:06:

Well that’s one less you have to make....... smiley

Thread: Part built Allchin 1.5 inch
01/09/2019 18:35:28

Looking good


Thread: Just a small problem
01/09/2019 16:25:01
Posted by not done it yet on 01/09/2019 16:00:18:

Sorted how? Of the different options supplied, which did you choose? It would be good for readers to know what worked.

Agreed it would be good to know !


Thread: How hot does the motor on your mill/lathe run?
29/08/2019 14:13:37

Another factor that shouldn't be over looked is the number of starts per hour and the time between starts


Thread: Just for fun what’s this stuck in my tyre?
27/08/2019 22:16:51

Mini grinding stone

Thread: Boiler testing pump - plans ?
24/08/2019 14:41:24
Posted by Phil Whitley on 24/08/2019 11:17:35:

one of these should suffice, there are several different ones on the market less than £30, and some which are inexplicably expensive, but yer takes yer money etc etc!

I use one of the above for my hydraulic tests no problems with it so unless one really wants to make his/hers own pump go for one


Thread: Outrageous?
22/08/2019 18:25:17
Posted by Bandersnatch on 21/08/2019 21:51:08:
Posted by Harry Wilkes on 21/08/2019 21:25:57:

How ? I recently recieved a refund after a seller failed to deliver ! I find my end at least ebay feedback system will not allow me to leave negative feed back presumably due to a refund being sent !

I hadn't actually got that far Harry - doubtless I'll find the same as you.

Another little "sting in the tail though". After Paypal refunded my payment, my eBay account reverted to showing that the item as "commited to buy" but not yet paid for! I've since straightened that around ... but more hassle.


I just tried and was able to leave (negative) feedback.

Edited By Bandersnatch on 21/08/2019 21:55:37

I think you may have 'hit the nail on the head' mines showing purchased and paid for !

21/08/2019 21:25:57
Posted by Bandersnatch on 21/08/2019 18:36:14:

(To avoid taking the current Torx Head thread off topic I thought I'd reply to a comment by Bill Phinn here)

<Bill Phinn Wrote>

I suspect this may have something to do with the, to me, largely incomprehensible reaction of those apparently quite common buyers who give negative feedback of the following kind: "Paid instantly, seller said item not in stock & refunded - OUTRAGEOUS!!!"

If a seller lists something on eBay it is (to me) reasonable for the buyer to assume he actually has what he is offering at the time he (the buyer) comitted to buy. After paying upfront and then to be told that the vendor coesn't actually have what he is offering and is refunding, it seems perfectly reasonable to complain.

I just had a somewhat similar case myself. A buy-it-now from the Far East with multiple quantities of the item offered. I payed immediately.

A week later I got a shipping notice .... well these days it says "Your order is bieing shipped" which is actually meaningless. After another three weeks I got a Paypal notice saying the seller had refunded. No communication or explanation from the seller. When I followed up , it transpired he didn't have what he was selling - and apparently couldn't get it.

And yes - I'll probably leave negative feedback.

How ? I recently recieved a refund after a seller failed to deliver ! I find my end at least ebay feedback system will not allow me to leave negative feed back presumably due to a refund being sent !


Thread: Borrowing
17/08/2019 16:50:50

Not wishes to highjack Chris Judd's post but prompted by the comments regarding borrowing books etc, I have a rather expensive book in my possession I know whom it belongs to but my friend deny's that the book is his and refuses to take it back frown But I'll make sure he get's it back I've put it in my will . Anymore similar stories


Thread: Stuart Turner #1
17/08/2019 12:03:15

Nice job have to agree with Jason pleasent looking colour


Thread: Where do I buy these, I've looked every where.
14/08/2019 16:01:40



Thread: Traction Talk
12/08/2019 18:01:50

Thanks Jason no rush just trying to catch up yes


12/08/2019 16:54:38

I know other members of this forum are also members of traction talk so does anyone know what the problem I'm getting 'Warning: Potential Security Risk Ahead'


Thread: Another scam
07/08/2019 18:33:10
Posted by Samsaranda on 07/08/2019 14:07:59:

I have been registered with TPS for years but now get loads of unsolicited selling calls and scams, so it seems that TPS is now a wasted effort and as has been said above, even the govt departments are selling your so called data, we just have to accept there is no such thing as privacy in respect of telephones anymore.

Dave W

Dave your all to right TPS is a waste of space, and on of the worst for selling your data id the DVLA, I do not think it right that they should 'sell' one's name and address to private car park operators !!! Oh unless it's something very serious dont bother complaining to NHS England frown


Thread: Finished my beam engine.
06/08/2019 21:35:41

Looks good noce work


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