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red666bear

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Re: Sorting office
« Reply #59 on: May 02, 2016, 04:31:57 PM »
Maybe but the sorting office won't be there that long the way the post office is changing .
Now it's private .
As I told you all, we are still here with 96 years left on the lease.

Dave

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« Reply #58 on: November 17, 2013, 09:51:25 AM »
I'm not sure there's anything much any national government can do (acting alone) about corporate international tax avoidance without the co-operation of the other countries involved, including Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Ireland etc etc.   :(

marpleexile

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Re: Sorting office
« Reply #57 on: November 15, 2013, 10:36:44 PM »

I share everyone's concerns regarding the company tax situation but it is not me who created the loophole and as I would, like pretty well everyone else, take advantage of any legal loophole open to me, if I could find one, I can hardly blame amazon.


It's funny that, despite condemning companies like amazon, and the high profile individuals such as Jimmy Carr who take advantage of such loopholes, government (neither this one, nor the previous one, nor I suspect the next one) has done nothing to close the loopholes!

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« Reply #56 on: November 15, 2013, 11:39:59 AM »
I cannot remember the last time I purchased a book other than from Amazon where I have a choice of about three quarters of a million books, or at a book fair. My last Amazon purchase was a novel first published in 1936. I was able to read 13 pages online and ordered it with free supersave delivery for £6.99, 70% of the cover price. The whole transaction took about 5 minutes, leaving me plenty of time to go for a walk, say hi to strangers and pat dogs.I would normally expect to have received it within a few days but it transpired that the book is not currently available in the UK. It arrived two weeks later by post, direct from New York and I still had to pay nothing for p&p.
I share everyone's concerns regarding the company tax situation but it is not me who created the loophole and as I would, like pretty well everyone else, take advantage of any legal loophole open to me, if I could find one, I can hardly blame amazon.

Also, going back a bit to one of Dave's posts, I have had the same postman for at least four years, it could be significantly more, and he is still wearing shorts this morning.

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Re: Sorting office
« Reply #55 on: November 14, 2013, 10:36:12 PM »
Its exactly because I want to spend time out and about with friends that I don't want to spend/waste time at local shops, hearing local gossip and getting second rate advice from traders who's only interest is to sell me what they have in stock at a higher price than I could buy  it for on line. Why is supporting local shopkeepers of more value than supporting the warehouse personnel who source my on line shopping.

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« Reply #54 on: November 14, 2013, 10:25:03 PM »
So how long does it take when you have to order something from marple book shop .
LOL - you'll be sorry you asked that. My latest Amazon purchase (a cookery book, long out of print and bought to replace the dilapidated copy I bought new at the Marple bookshop around 30 years ago) took three weeks to arrive via Amazon and I paid £2.80 p&p. I've never had to wait more than a few days when I've ordered through the bookshop.

My login is Henrietta

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Re: Sorting office
« Reply #53 on: November 11, 2013, 11:25:04 PM »
Chat to strangers .Dont know about that . Be very carefully there .
Oh come ON! I think it highly unlikely that saying good morning to a person you don't know or admiring their dog is likely to cause you any harm. Most murders are committed by people known to the victim. There's a very cheese-y saying that "A stranger is a friend you haven't met yet".

Duke Fame

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Re: Sorting office
« Reply #52 on: November 10, 2013, 09:40:26 PM »
David, Why do you say that you know very well I work in the private sector.

You do, Bernard? Does all the money you spend come from your efforts, I was under the impression that the household is on the gravey train of local government.

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Re: Sorting office
« Reply #51 on: November 10, 2013, 09:37:14 PM »
Yep, but it's those traders and people paying business rates and council taxes that keep your you public (waste)-sector funded lifestyle, working fixed hours, union representation, going on strike, moaning about cuts and the threat of the real world that constantly fleeces the real trading sector.

David, Why do you say that you know very well I work in the private sector.

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« Reply #50 on: November 10, 2013, 09:34:23 PM »
Its exactly because I want to spend time out and about with friends that I don't want to spend/waste time at local shops, hearing local gossip and getting second rate advice from traders who's only interest is to sell me what they have in stock at a higher price than I could buy  it for on line. Why is supporting local shopkeepers of more value than supporting the warehouse personnel who source my on line shopping.

Yep, but it's those traders and people paying business rates and council taxes that keep your you public (waste)-sector funded lifestyle, working fixed hours, union representation, going on strike, moaning about cuts and the threat of the real world that constantly fleeces the real trading sector.

Barbara

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« Reply #49 on: November 10, 2013, 09:09:12 PM »
Thank you Cripes - that was my point exactly!  I think we are very fortunate to still have some local traders who give great personal service.  I'm not saying I don't use Amazon too - I do - but I still prefer to shop locally where I can.

Cripes

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Re: Sorting office
« Reply #48 on: November 10, 2013, 08:25:42 PM »
Well as I am not intending to move that's not an issue is it. And what is this obsession with amazon. I have a tailor I use in North Manchester and I order on line from him. Has it never occurred to you that anyone even Marple traders can trade on line if they could be bothered.



More's the pity. I think you need to read some of your posts back, they are so offensive towards the traders in Marple, most of which are members of this website.

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Re: Sorting office
« Reply #47 on: November 10, 2013, 08:13:48 PM »
Well as I am not intending to move that's not an issue is it. And what is this obsession with amazon. I have a tailor I use in North Manchester and I order on line from him. Has it never occurred to you that anyone even Marple traders can trade on line if they could be bothered.


Cripes

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Re: Sorting office
« Reply #46 on: November 10, 2013, 07:57:50 PM »
Its exactly because I want to spend time out and about with friends that I don't want to spend/waste time at local shops, hearing local gossip and getting second rate advice from traders who's only interest is to sell me what they have in stock at a higher price than I could buy  it for on line. Why is supporting local shopkeepers of more value than supporting the warehouse personnel who source my on line shopping.

Spend your money at Amazon while you can, because when £50k has dropped off the price of your house because all the great local shops have been replaced with £1 shops because of people like you, you'll have less of it.

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Re: Sorting office
« Reply #45 on: November 10, 2013, 04:59:26 PM »
Suffer from agoraphobia, anthropophobia or does you wife just not let you out of the house?

Amazon won't let you browse the book to decide whether you want it or not or discuss the author with you, or suggest other things you might like, because you are a regular customer so they know. The "look inside" feature is useless as it only shows a fraction of the content and the reviews from other people aren't always useful. I do use Amazon occasionally but only when I want a book which is long out of print.

Why would anyone buy anything at home when you can get out in the fresh air, meet friends, chat to strangers, hear local gossip and news, get specialist advice on what you're buying and support your local shopkeepers.
Chat to strangers .Dont know about that . Be very carefully there .