What have you bought today - VOL 2.1

Anything goes here...
User avatar
FatIan
Enjoying the cake
Enjoying the cake
Posts: 555
Joined: 09 May 2008
Location: Norfolk

Re: What have you bought today - VOL 2.1

Postby FatIan » 18 Feb 2010, 15:14

Bought a house today, offer was accepted back in November but the couple I was buying from have had real trouble with the place they were buying. Should complete and have my keys next Friday. Woohoo!!
Rock X770, T9300, 8800m, 500GB 7200rpm, TV tuner, WUXGA, Silver Trim, external LG blu-ray writer

Home built rig- Obsidian 800D, i7 980x OC@4.21Ghz, Zotac 480GTXs in sli, 128GB SSD 6gbs, 1TB WD Black 6gbs, Blu-ray rw, 3D Vision Kit and Monitor THX SS
User avatar
Advocate
Master of the Salmon Slap
Master of the Salmon Slap
Posts: 2115
Joined: 08 May 2008
Location: London
Contact:

Re: What have you bought today - VOL 2.1

Postby Advocate » 18 Feb 2010, 15:17

very nice Ian - best of luck on moving day!
User avatar
matt
Cake
Cake
Posts: 4177
Joined: 09 May 2008
Location: The shire, Oxfordshire

Re: What have you bought today - VOL 2.1

Postby matt » 19 Feb 2010, 00:26

:tank: enjoy the move, I guess it will be hectic as hell!

bought park and go parking at Heathrow on expenses. It comes with a free car wash :) Result!
User avatar
Johnmcl7
Daemonhunter
Daemonhunter
Posts: 8168
Joined: 07 May 2008
Location: Inverness
Contact:

Re: What have you bought today - VOL 2.1

Postby Johnmcl7 » 19 Feb 2010, 02:07

Well done Ian, sounds like it's been quite a wait so hope it's all worth it.

John
Leviathan - AMD Ryzen 9 3900x, 64GB DDR4 3200Mhz ram, Nvidia GTX 1070 8GB, 2TB SSD/44TB HDD, BD-ROM, Dell U2711/HTC Vive
User avatar
Advocate
Master of the Salmon Slap
Master of the Salmon Slap
Posts: 2115
Joined: 08 May 2008
Location: London
Contact:

Re: What have you bought today - VOL 2.1

Postby Advocate » 19 Feb 2010, 07:45

Few days ago I bought a new knee brace. Most expensive one I have tried at £30 but so far it is the best one i have used. It's a vulkan silicon one. Could have gotten it cheaper on the net but I needed it for training on weds. Happy with it so far.
User avatar
iwt
Rising from the depths
Rising from the depths
Posts: 343
Joined: 24 May 2008
Location: Cambridge

Re: What have you bought today - VOL 2.1

Postby iwt » 23 Feb 2010, 17:46

Just bought, erm, Porsche insurance, which kinda gives away what I might report as having bought come Friday!

Very reasonable I thought at £450.
Macbook
User avatar
mrtoddie
Master of the Salmon Slap
Master of the Salmon Slap
Posts: 1467
Joined: 15 May 2008
Location: In a City!

Re: What have you bought today - VOL 2.1

Postby mrtoddie » 23 Feb 2010, 17:50

*shakes fist

My skoda insurance is gonna be £958+

dang it!

That will teach me to be a young handsome man...
Yeah!
Image
User avatar
iwt
Rising from the depths
Rising from the depths
Posts: 343
Joined: 24 May 2008
Location: Cambridge

Re: What have you bought today - VOL 2.1

Postby iwt » 23 Feb 2010, 18:30

mrtoddie wrote:*shakes fist

My skoda insurance is gonna be £958+

dang it!

That will teach me to be a young handsome man...


Thanks Toddie!

I was kinda surprised at the price to be honest. There has to be some payback for only being a "young-ish" handsome man now. Roll on Friday.
Macbook
User avatar
mrtoddie
Master of the Salmon Slap
Master of the Salmon Slap
Posts: 1467
Joined: 15 May 2008
Location: In a City!

Re: What have you bought today - VOL 2.1

Postby mrtoddie » 23 Feb 2010, 19:10

yeah, im still annoyed that getting no faults on my test counts for nothing.
Yeah!
Image
User avatar
matt
Cake
Cake
Posts: 4177
Joined: 09 May 2008
Location: The shire, Oxfordshire

Re: What have you bought today - VOL 2.1

Postby matt » 23 Feb 2010, 23:04

zoom zoom zoom, ahhh zoom zoom zoom!
User avatar
Replicant
Master of the Salmon Slap
Master of the Salmon Slap
Posts: 2955
Joined: 08 May 2008
Location: Planet Earth

Re: What have you bought today - VOL 2.1

Postby Replicant » 23 Feb 2010, 23:12

mrtoddie wrote:yeah, im still annoyed that getting no faults on my test counts for nothing.


Means nothing - statistically those who pass on their second attempt are the safest and least prone to accidents.
Y.N.W.A.
Image
User avatar
mrtoddie
Master of the Salmon Slap
Master of the Salmon Slap
Posts: 1467
Joined: 15 May 2008
Location: In a City!

Re: What have you bought today - VOL 2.1

Postby mrtoddie » 23 Feb 2010, 23:30

Replicant wrote:
mrtoddie wrote:yeah, im still annoyed that getting no faults on my test counts for nothing.


Means nothing - statistically those who pass on their second attempt are the safest and least prone to accidents.


woop

I passed second time :P

i think i may very well have had a prang at a set of traffic lights if id passed first time cus i was a bit too eager to go through on amber to red :P
Yeah!
Image
User avatar
robbo
100th member
100th member
Posts: 5597
Joined: 23 May 2008

Re: What have you bought today - VOL 2.1

Postby robbo » 24 Feb 2010, 01:29

I passed first time! Which apparently makes me "more confident in the car and proficient at driving manoeuvres such as parallel parking and three-point turns" and also "the least likely to stall."

Three or more to pass and you're the worst...

http://uk.autoblog.com/2010/02/19/safes ... cond-time/

A new survey it seems but that 2nd test pass is best 'stat' has been around a while.
User avatar
Johnmcl7
Daemonhunter
Daemonhunter
Posts: 8168
Joined: 07 May 2008
Location: Inverness
Contact:

Re: What have you bought today - VOL 2.1

Postby Johnmcl7 » 24 Feb 2010, 02:04

Ok, you can't say you've just bought Porsche insurance then nothing more - spill the beans!

I was quite impressed with quotes of around 650 pounds fully comp for a Jaquar XKR or a Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII. I'm about 250 for the Toledo and getting quoted around 340 for the A4 I'm fancying.

John
Leviathan - AMD Ryzen 9 3900x, 64GB DDR4 3200Mhz ram, Nvidia GTX 1070 8GB, 2TB SSD/44TB HDD, BD-ROM, Dell U2711/HTC Vive
User avatar
iwt
Rising from the depths
Rising from the depths
Posts: 343
Joined: 24 May 2008
Location: Cambridge

Re: What have you bought today - VOL 2.1

Postby iwt » 24 Feb 2010, 16:04

Was saving it for Friday when I pick it up!

Its a Boxster S, about 8 months old, only about 3000 miles, manual. Originally we went looking for a convertible, thinking about a Z4, lovely car but decided its too like my 335. Got badgered into driving a Boxster by someone at work and it genuinely blew me away, tried the PDK gearbox and it's good, but just wanted a manual. Sadly that also means it doesn't have "launch control" which you get on the PDK with sport package, but sure we'll struggle by without that.

Found this one with nice spec, BOSE sound system, big wheels, sport seats (looked at new, but couldn't see the point) Porsche dealers pretty keen to deal, so seemed like a good time to buy.
Macbook

Return to “The Salmon Pond”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 11 guests