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  • Ah, sorry, misunderstood.

    I have actually sold through this, however only after a reasonably involved conversation with an interested buyer who after asking some clued up questions and made it clear he would collect something bulky asked “Would you accept £x?”. I then sent it through as an offer and he accepted.

  • As above, yes, I’ve had some success with it (from both sides). However 90% of the time buyers think “25% of asking price is fair” and sellers think “I will only entertain 95% of the asking price”.

  • toby replied to the topic Ebay buyer 0 feedback or history in the forum Chat Forum 1 week ago

    My question is does it actually work on a collection only item with email evidence of collection arrangement. Odd to then claim non delivery isn’t it?

    It certainly used to be a genuine scam. If you couldn’t link to online tracking with a signature Paypal were likely to side with the buyer, there’s horror stories online of scans of signed r…[Read more]

  • toby replied to the topic New (gravel) Bike Day (maybe) in the forum Bike Forum 3 weeks ago

    Looks nice. As one of the few who agrees with you on a dropper (at least I think I do – it seems like a good idea to me, I’ve not got round to getting one yet), I’d be interested to know how you get on.

  • toby replied to the topic Model Railway in the forum Chat Forum 3 weeks ago

    Bit of plywood a bit bigger than a standard Hornby starter set, on a 2×2 frame then on casters that will fit under his bed when not in use? That’s what I started with…

  • toby replied to the topic bank transfer/push payment fraud? in the forum Chat Forum 3 weeks ago

    Spoofing email addresses is trivially easy.

    It shouldn’t be trivial in this day and age. SPF means that part of running landlordcorp.com is having a public record of how legitimate emails from landlordcorp.com are sent. If someone just sets the from: header and then sends an email through the mailserver at scammer-isp.org it *should* be flagged…[Read more]

  • toby replied to the topic 2019 General Election in the forum Chat Forum 3 weeks ago

    Lib Dem candidate has stood down in Canterbury

    I will be interested to see if any Labour candidates make similar personal decisions to step down in marginals.

  • toby replied to the topic Anyone still homebuild lights? in the forum Bike Forum 3 weeks ago

    No, I found my old NightSuns that I’d retrofitted LEDs to the other day and couldn’t actually bring myself to bin them. I can’t see myself ever using them though.

    As above, the Chinese lights are so good, why bother? My only complaint has been they’ve not got enough spread, and I found a flat diffuser for lighting signs up in a broken light…[Read more]

  • The posh ones will put a high frequency “desulfator” through the battery to help stop the deterioration of a little-used battery. I’m sure someone will be along in a minute to say it’s vital and then someone else will say it’s pointless.

    All other things being equal I’d look for one that offered that on the basis that a few quid extra might keep…[Read more]

  • Looks a bargain, but I can’t order it for delivery or for collection from any nearby store (Kent). Are people ordering for delivery or collection?

  • toby replied to the topic Tool suggestions… in the forum Chat Forum 1 month ago

    Can you come at it from the outside of the window instead of the inside?

  • toby replied to the topic PIV Unit or dehumdifiers? in the forum Chat Forum 1 month ago

    Am I right that PIV units just[1] blow in air from the loft? If I wanted to try the concept is there anything wrong with replacing the loft hatch with a sheet of plywood with an old computer fan blowing through a hole to see if it helps with the general condition of the house?

    [1] Presumably with filtration, quiet fans and ducting to make them…[Read more]

  • toby replied to the topic Ebay shops for stainless bolts in the forum Bike Forum 1 month ago

    Kay fastners are good on ebay.

    Middleton Stainless are also very good if you’re not set on ebay – not many places doing BSF stuff in stainless.

  • @frogstomp – Just what I wanted, thanks. That saves some considerable faff!

    @brant – well, I’ll get to keep my torque wrench nice and warm 😉

  • Just weighted it, it’s 127g. Google says that an Exposure joystick is 104g and a GoPro appears to be 118g, both of which people mount on helmets with little issue.

    It may be slightly less comfortable having an extra 20g on my head, but I don’t think that’s the difference between “fine” and “My head falling off”. If it is, you’re welcome to a…[Read more]

  • That’s the one.

    What do you think is too much? Light output or bulk / weight of the light?

  • I’m sure there’s plenty of people here who’ve taken advantage of the free light with a helmet offer from them. Has anyone successfully mounted said light on the helmet?

    Short of gaffer tape, a GoPro style mount seems like the easiest way to go. Either adpating / drilling a mount for something else or calling in a favour from someone with a 3D…[Read more]

  • It looks like a mod has updated the URL, however the full swear is still appearing in the page title (which shows in task list and the tabs at the top of the browser).

  • toby replied to the topic Would you buy a Huawei phone? in the forum Chat Forum 1 month ago

    I’m not sure how much stock I’d put on the embargo, however I’ve heard from a couple of friends with their phones that Huawei’s customisations on top of Android are quite annoying and intrusive.

    The other two manufacturers you mention stick much more closely to bare Android, so would be my preference.

    FWIW, I love my OnePlus 6.

  • toby replied to the topic What chair for home office? in the forum Chat Forum 1 month ago

    +1 on Ikea Markus, the arms are removable easily.

    If your budget is firm, look on ebay for any within driving distance? There are usually a few offices having a revamp and they’re a pretty popular char.

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