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When a snip costs £65

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by la gran siete, Aug 29, 2005.

  1. la gran siete

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    I was merrily trimming this jasmine climber to day using a hedgecutter for speed. When I got to the top I decided to finish off using my trusty shears.Snip snip snip I went and ..........AAAAAAAAArgh SNIP :eek: straight through the sodding Sky cable :( :t. I went indoors gave them a ring and a Scottish accent replied "watrhulidderuy accunt numer plies" :( now is it me or does anyone else struggle with a glasgwegian accent( I think) over the phone. I mean this guy sounded ****** and his conversation was shall we say garbled . Eventually I gave in as I could see there was no point in arguing( the installers had left the cable proud of the waste downpipe and nestling on the Jasmine) so rather than trying to make sense out of him I said put me through the technical dept and I'll pay the call out charge :mad: This after having to pay £ 65 for my sky plus reciever ( hard disk broke down)- the fourth digibox I've had in the last eighteen months. :mad:
     
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    i found it difficult last time i had to call them because of there accents
     
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    At least they aren't in India. :clap: :clap:
     
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    Have a look at this thread about how I have had to phone Sky technical five times in as many days about a problem I have been having.

    I have not really had any problems with the accent but they were all too ready to charge me for someone to come out and 'fix' my box until I proved there was nothing wrong with it :mad:
     
  5. la gran siete

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    Bloke who replaced my digibox said I was unlucky as only 2% of them break down. Four times in 18 months and in each case the hard disc????
     
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    I wouldn't touch sky with a bargepole to be honest mate. I hate murdoch with every fibre of my being! :thumbsdow
     
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    I Understand "them" perfectly well thank you very much :)

    Maybe it's the half Argie in you that doesn't pick up on the subtle nuances in the accent.

    Adrenochrome.
     
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    Here here if everyone thought the same we would still have some bbc sport.
     
  9. la gran siete

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    SO DO I :thumbsdowIf it wasdnt for the fact i'm obsessed with rugby and my wife likes tennis I would not subscribe. Its a massive ripoff full of rubbish programming
     
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    Where is the subtle nuance in "werfsgloughraftie ooch the noghty cannae accunt number" :confused: Subtle as a brick. I reckon they do it on purpose to wind the Sassenach heathen. They cannae beat us at any sport so they resort to hesurgtblonpoh gradeilszo English b-----ds :)
     
  11. la gran siete

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    BTW Geordie is just as bad just in case anyone thought I dont like the Jocks. Imagine trying to have serious conversation with someone who sounds like Gazza? :lease:
     
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    To be fair mate, I didn't have a clue about half of what you said at Bristol in February. :rotfl: :laugh: :)

    WRT the original post it's a shame that things havn't gone so well this weekend. :(
     
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    You'll have to speak up as i don't understand :D ;)
     
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    I do every day. Probably something to do with the fact I work about a mile away from where his family lives.

    I'll see your geordie accent, man, and raise you a brummie, al roit...

    Cheers,
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    He was even worse in Manchester last year, mind you, he had had two shandies! :laugh:
     
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    That's a scurrilous rumour :mad:

    I Had 3 :D
     
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    I have had 3 sky+ boxes in the space of 9 months and I wont be getting any more untill HD arrives. Each one failed approx 1 month out of the 3 month warrenty period. :thumbsdow
     
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    How do you know the HD one is going to be any more reliable?Frankly I'm thinking of going back to NTL and buying a hard disc recorder( assuming of course they are more reliable :lease: )
     
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    Very true, I dont :(

    I think I will try and get extended warrenty if possible for my HD box. I cant miss HD :nono:
     
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    you and i have to stop agreeing - people will start to talk :D

    "love tv, hate sky"


    Gary
     
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    Yeah you're right!

    Up with Murdoch, down with public service broadcasting. Booo, hisss! :D
     

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