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Post Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2007 10:36 am 
 

I actually hope it'll be very close. A lot of the games have been very one-sided of late, and it's been very poor watching of sport in general here of late.

Our 'grand final' betwen the supposed best 2 teams in the Aussie Rules competition ended up a white wash with the winning team beating the other by 120 points. sheesh!. :roll:


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Post Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2007 6:22 pm 
 

I haven't been around much recently.  But if there are any UK members that happen to live close to Leicester, fancy a pint and some music tomorrow night?  These are all playing at my favourite watering hole and Leicester CAMRA pub of the year 2006-2007

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Post Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 9:33 am 
 

Cheers John.

Sadly I have a code in the dose and am thusly staying in ce soir.  But I could be tempted up to Leicester in the near future.  Or if you are ever down in Lahndan, let us know.  :D


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Post Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 10:22 am 
 

One of these days I am going to fly over there just to do some pubbing with you guys. Do you have strippers in the UK?


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Post Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 10:33 am 
 

Deadlord39 wrote:One of these days I am going to fly over there just to do some pubbing with you guys. Do you have strippers in the UK?


Frank....plenty of them kinda places for you to frequent in the seedier areas of town :D

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Post Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 10:34 am 
 

johnhuck wrote:I haven't been around much recently.  But if there are any UK members that happen to live close to Leicester, fancy a pint and some music tomorrow night?  These are all playing at my favourite watering hole and Leicester CAMRA pub of the year 2006-2007

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john

thanks for the offer, but am busy dude, sorry.

you are about 100 miles from me.

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Post Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 8:52 pm 
 

red_bus wrote:Cheers John.

Sadly I have a code in the dose and am thusly staying in ce soir.  But I could be tempted up to Leicester in the near future.  Or if you are ever down in Lahndan, let us know.  :D

Will be in London 22/23 November meeting fund managers.  Joy!  If the meetings don't extend too far into the evening I will be hoping to sample some of London's finest ale.


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Post Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 8:57 pm 
 

Deadlord39 wrote:One of these days I am going to fly over there just to do some pubbing with you guys. Do you have strippers in the UK?

You've just reminded me of something I was hoping to forget.  Somehow I managed to find myself at a Rock Bitch gig http://www.rockbitch.tv/home.html


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Post Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 8:59 pm 
 

killjoy32 wrote:
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thanks for the offer, but am busy dude, sorry.

you are about 100 miles from me.

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Never mind.  Short notice.  But it was an absolute treat.  Probably the most enjoyable gig I've been to since Blondie.


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Post Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 10:56 pm 
 

Oh my stars and garters........... Nice find, UpChuck! Do they play in the US? If not, I am assuredly flying over soon! How was the music? Ah, who cares.
They look like a female GWAR.


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Post Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 5:54 am 
 

Deadlord39 wrote:One of these days I am going to fly over there just to do some pubbing with you guys. Do you have strippers in the UK?


You would be very welcome!

Oh indeedy do we have strippers.  From the top totty super-expensive type, to rock-bottom pub acts.  Strippers for blokes, strippers for girls.  It is a national pastime and an important part of our cultural heritage   :D


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Post Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 8:43 am 
 

That's why I love you guys. You have all of your priorities in the right place.


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Post Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 10:59 pm 
 

Regarding the new eBay "Shop Victoriously" television advertisment featuring the Fox Hunt for the Evel Knievel Lunchbox...  Although the "fox hunt" depicted in the ad is a somewhat decent analogy to the eBay bidding experience, I find it deficient in one major way.  At the end of the spot, when the "Ugly Betty"-like gal is shown holding the lunchbox aloft and declaring "Shop Victoriously!", if they wanted to truly recreate what it is like on eBay, they'd have some unkempt 300-pound dude with sweat stains under his arms come swooping in at the very last second and rip the lunchbox away from her, knocking her over face-down in the mud and leaving her sobbing...  Now *THAT* would be a good analogy to the eBay experience!

Just my little chit-chatty OT post for the moment...

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Post Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 11:32 pm 
 

bonk! wrote:Regarding the new eBay "Shop Victoriously" television advertisment featuring the Fox Hunt for the Evel Knievel Lunchbox...  Although the "fox hunt" depicted in the ad is a somewhat decent analogy to the eBay bidding experience, I find it deficient in one major way.  At the end of the spot, when the "Ugly Betty"-like gal is shown holding the lunchbox aloft and declaring "Shop Victoriously!", if they wanted to truly recreate what it is like on eBay, they'd have some 300-pound dude with coke-bottle-thick-glasses swoop in at the very last second and rip the lunchbox away from her, knocking her over face-down in the mud and leaving her sobbing...  Now *THAT* would be a good analogy to the eBay experience!

Just my little chit-chatty OT post for the moment...

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Post Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2007 12:46 pm 
 

bonk! wrote:Regarding the new eBay "Shop Victoriously" television advertisment featuring the Fox Hunt for the Evel Knievel Lunchbox...  Although the "fox hunt" depicted in the ad is a somewhat decent analogy to the eBay bidding experience, I find it deficient in one major way.  At the end of the spot, when the "Ugly Betty"-like gal is shown holding the lunchbox aloft and declaring "Shop Victoriously!", if they wanted to truly recreate what it is like on eBay, they'd have some unkempt 300-pound dude with sweat stains under his arms come swooping in at the very last second and rip the lunchbox away from her, knocking her over face-down in the mud and leaving her sobbing...  Now *THAT* would be a good analogy to the eBay experience!

Just my little chit-chatty OT post for the moment...

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How about a red dot appears on her head, a shot is heard, and the back of her headblows out from the sniper's bullet.  The 300 lb slob runs down the hill, rifle in hand, only to be picked off a foot away from the lunchbox.  Let's give the snipers some props.....

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Post Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2007 4:27 pm 
 

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How about a red dot appears on her head, a shot is heard, and the back of her headblows out from the sniper's bullet.  The 300 lb slob runs down the hill, rifle in hand, only to be picked off a foot away from the lunchbox.  Let's give the snipers some props.....

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Sounds good...  That could be in the unrated version.

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Post Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 6:51 pm 
 

I'm too lazy to look myself so perhaps someone can help me out with a simple yes/no answer.

If an ebay auction has a reserve (in the UK this is a minimum of £50) and I bid an amount less than this, can the seller subsequently remove the reserve and hold me to my bid)?

(I ask this cos I sometimes bid £49.99 for a bit of mischief - but I don't want to get burned!!)


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Post Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 11:41 pm 
 

ebay sez...

When a seller lowers the reserve price eBay lowers the maximum (proxy) bid. When the maximum bid is lowered:

A bidder must bid again to meet the new reserve price.
When a seller lowers the reserve price, eBay lowers the maximum (proxy) bid 1.00 below the new reserve price.
A bidder must bid again to confirm interest in the item since the high bidder may have bid on another item when that bidder did not initially meet the reserve price.
The high bidder is not bound to purchase the item; the high bidder must either bid again at or above the new reserve price.

So, the short answer is no.


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