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Lazarus and the Gimp
30-08-2005, 12:01:49
We're having a new washing machine delivered between 12.15 and 18.00 today. She's just put a washing load on. Daft bint.

Funko
30-08-2005, 12:02:28
:lol:

MDA
30-08-2005, 12:04:01
:lol: I get this one too!

Tizzy
30-08-2005, 12:05:13
:lol:

Drekkus
30-08-2005, 12:06:40
I love the term Daft Bint. Sounds like a good band name.

mr.G
30-08-2005, 12:06:42
don't get it, gary can you help me

mr.G
30-08-2005, 12:08:08
okay ..... thick is stjoepit aswell

mr.G
30-08-2005, 12:12:25
Originally posted by MDA
:lol: I get this one too! you are so clever..........

how about the winter clothes?

Gary
30-08-2005, 12:17:12
Mr. G... I believe you are beyond help.

MDA
30-08-2005, 12:17:34
I don't get those until the weather gets cold.

Gary
30-08-2005, 12:18:26
It'll be done and on the line before they get there at 17:59

Tizzy
30-08-2005, 12:38:07
Nah, that's a good way of ensuring they turn up early

Nav
30-08-2005, 12:46:32
Threaten them with a dingding kicking?

Lazarus and the Gimp
30-08-2005, 13:31:09
Originally posted by Gary
It'll be done and on the line before they get there at 17:59

No it wasn't.

Venom
30-08-2005, 13:39:13
Did the delierymen laugh at her and call her a daft bint as well?

Drekkus
30-08-2005, 13:44:32
does the delivery guy install as well?

MDA
30-08-2005, 13:47:01
oh, he installs, ifyouknowwhatimeanandithinkyoudo

Gary
30-08-2005, 14:04:35
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
No it wasn't. I defer to Tizzy's greater insight :)

Sir Penguin
30-08-2005, 14:18:59
A week ago, I downloaded and installed the latest nVidia Geforce drivers, two days before picking up my new ATi card.

SP

Lurker the Second
30-08-2005, 14:22:14
That was pretty clever of her, actually. Six hour delivery window sucks and that was a sure-fire way of making sure they show up at a particular time..

Lurker the Seconder
30-08-2005, 14:38:50
I'll second that one

Lurker the Second
30-08-2005, 14:42:01
:lol:


Dumbass.

Lurker the Seconder
30-08-2005, 14:43:32
jesjes, I'll second that one

Venom
30-08-2005, 14:44:13
What the hell? You are seriously retarded.

Venom
30-08-2005, 14:44:47
Assuming that's Mr G of course.

Lurker the Seconder
30-08-2005, 14:49:06
I'll second that one

Drekkus
30-08-2005, 14:50:24
:lol: Took me a while to get it :lol:

Lurker the Second
30-08-2005, 14:52:54
Hey, it took me a second to get it too. I kept thinking, "I don't remember posting that."

MDA
30-08-2005, 14:56:06
:lol:

Lurker the Seconder
30-08-2005, 14:57:31
Originally posted by Lurker the Second
Hey, it took me a second to get it too. I kept thinking, "I don't remember posting that." :lol: damn i am funnyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

mr.G
30-08-2005, 14:59:04
jesjes who are you?

MDA
30-08-2005, 15:00:44
he's the best AE ever! Clearly the work of a crazed genius.

MDA
30-08-2005, 15:04:53
Originally posted by mr.G
jesjes who are you?

Does anyone know who the architect of this AE is?

Lurker the Seconder
30-08-2005, 15:07:14
jesjes I am Keith

MoSe
30-08-2005, 15:28:26
ijou mean Keijth for schuur

Lurker the Seconder
30-08-2005, 15:29:52
uhhh jesjes I'll second that too

Lazarus and the Gimp
30-08-2005, 15:54:25
Originally posted by Drekkus
does the delivery guy install as well?

No. That turned out to be the second intalment of daft bintery.

She's a saintly woman, but only loosely tethered to the real world.

Gary
30-08-2005, 16:11:40
I never really know if things are supposed to be assembled / installed when you buy them. As purchaser I expect them to be in place and working as part of the agreed price, but I suspect it isn't always the case.

I recall thinking I'd tipped the delievery guys who supplied and assembled the bedroom furniture I'd bought, well. But afterwards wondered if it was as generous as I thought, depending on whether I was supposed to have it assembled or not.

And when I have the kitchen finally done, I dread the idea of massive fridge and stove just being left on the garden path and me no method to shift it.

Funko
30-08-2005, 16:13:40
:confused: I normally just ask when I buy stuff like that.

Gary
30-08-2005, 16:17:42
I get the impression that a local store could be persuaded to install stuff. But Lord knows what you get from a Net order conpany. Probably a 3rd party delivery firm that doesn't want to know.

Funko
30-08-2005, 16:21:57
You'll either have to pay for the installation by paying a higher price for the goods with "free installation" or do it yourself or pay an installation fee. Depends who you are ordering from and any decent company should be able to answer questions like that via e-mail. If they can't or you can't contact them I'd probably steer clear even if they were really cheap.

MoSe
30-08-2005, 16:43:24
How much does IKEA charge extra for sending you home a Swedish guy (or gal) able to read their instructions and assemble their furniture?

Funko
30-08-2005, 16:52:56
Fuck IKEA.

MoSe
30-08-2005, 16:59:07
How much extra do they charge for that too?

Funko
30-08-2005, 17:05:37
No idea.

We actually need a few bits of cheap furniture at the moment but they have this ridiculous on-line "browse here, buy at the store" policy. Get into the 21st Century IKEA.

MoSe
30-08-2005, 17:13:07
Browsing online: Free
buying at our store an assemble-it-yourself piece of furniture: cheap
sending your home our hot swedish Assemblage Assistant to help the customer assemble our furniture himself: unreasonably expensive and defeating our own purpose
Fucking US (that is our hot Ass-Ass): PRICELESS

The Norks
30-08-2005, 17:20:04
Originally posted by Funko
No idea.

We actually need a few bits of cheap furniture at the moment but they have this ridiculous on-line "browse here, buy at the store" policy. Get into the 21st Century IKEA.

Argos are great for cheap bits and bobs.

They're opening an IKEA in Reading soon apparently.

Drekkus
30-08-2005, 17:20:48
IKEA has been a blessing for the furniture branche, which was full of overpriced low quality stores. I hate going there, but it's an alternative for ridiculously expensive stuff.

Funko
30-08-2005, 17:22:11
Originally posted by The Norks
Argos are great for cheap bits and bobs.

They're opening an IKEA in Reading soon apparently.

Indeed, Argos will be getting our business.

Can order online, and delivery is cheap too.

And still fuck IKEA I bet it's out of town so you can't walk to it anyway.

Tizzy
30-08-2005, 17:22:24
Originally posted by The Norks
Argos are great for cheap bits and bobs.

They're opening an IKEA in Reading soon apparently.

Argos is definitely the way forward.
That's where almost all the rest of our flat has been furnished from :)

Funko
30-08-2005, 17:23:05
Our sofa (which is on loan currently) was from IKEA.

Funko
30-08-2005, 17:27:45
Incidently in the Delivery FAQ on the argos site it tells you exactly what they do about connection etc. and how much it costs:

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/StaticDisplay/includeName/OrderingForHomeDelivery.jsp.htm

The Mad Monk
30-08-2005, 17:39:46
Originally posted by Gary
I get the impression that a local store could be persuaded to install stuff. But Lord knows what you get from a Net order conpany. Probably a 3rd party delivery firm that doesn't want to know.

Rent an appliance dolly -- they're pretty cheap to rent, and kitchen appliances are never as heavy as they look, since they are mostly empty space and sheet metal.

Gary
30-08-2005, 18:32:49
That sounds nice, what does she do ?

Presumably, whatever it is, it's over some appliance :)

Gary
30-08-2005, 18:45:41
Ah, they may be called trucks over here, by the seem of things.

Stair Climbing Truck (http://www.diynot.com/shop/STAIR_CLIMBING_TRUCK/2826)

Didn't know that - worth a thought I guess.

Lazarus and the Gimp
30-08-2005, 18:56:51
Originally posted by The Mad Monk
Rent an appliance dolly -- they're pretty cheap to rent, and kitchen appliances are never as heavy as they look, since they are mostly empty space and sheet metal.

Washing machines are a notable exception to that theory. Ever tried moving one? I now have two sat in my kitchen. I can open one of the freezer, or the oven at any given time. To open the other means moving a washing machine.

Oerdin
30-08-2005, 18:57:52
Originally posted by Funko
Fuck IKEA.

They have shitty stuff but if you're a broke college student then a $99 couch doesn't sound bad. Just don't expect it to last longer then a year.

Lazarus and the Gimp
30-08-2005, 18:58:45
Anyway, after a couple of frosty phone calls John Lewis's have seen the error of their ways and will be fitting the washing machine next week, for just 20.

Oerdin
30-08-2005, 19:13:34
Originally posted by Funko
Incidently in the Delivery FAQ on the argos site it tells you exactly what they do about connection etc. and how much it costs:

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/StaticDisplay/includeName/OrderingForHomeDelivery.jsp.htm

Do they only deliver in the UK or will they ship over seas?

DaShi
30-08-2005, 20:07:30
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp

She's a saintly woman, but only loosely tethered to the real world.

Sigh. All the best ones are.

Venom
30-08-2005, 20:27:41
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
Anyway, after a couple of frosty phone calls John Lewis's have seen the error of their ways and will be fitting the washing machine next week, for just 20.

How sporting of them.

Lazarus and the Gimp
30-08-2005, 20:30:46
It's a compromise.

Venom
30-08-2005, 20:43:43
You should compromise the integrity of their skulls with a hammer.

Lazarus and the Gimp
30-08-2005, 20:46:30
And get their peasant blood on my new washing machine? Damn your eyes, no! They'll get a kick in the groin and be grateful for it!

JM^3
30-08-2005, 21:43:23
no one has responded with, well she did marry you?

I am ashamed

JM

Funko
31-08-2005, 09:13:37
Originally posted by Oerdin
Do they only deliver in the UK or will they ship over seas?

Own Goal?

For 5 I don't think they are going to ship a sofa to the US...

lightblue
31-08-2005, 09:26:15
Washing machines aresuch a pain to move as they got a concrete block in the bottom to keep em stationary. Think some have water tanks which you can empty, but I have only ever run across the concrete ones ;)

Spartak
31-08-2005, 09:31:20
Why don't you fit it yourself? Its dead easy.

Funko
31-08-2005, 09:33:22
You are talking to Laz.

Do you really think that's a good idea?

Lazarus and the Gimp
31-08-2005, 09:34:36
It's not the fitting that's the problem. My knees are in bad shape right now, and I'm not up to shoving two washing machines around.

Drekkus
31-08-2005, 09:52:20
Are you off work, laz?

Dyl Ulenspiegel
31-08-2005, 10:01:45
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
Washing machines are a notable exception to that theory. Ever tried moving one?

Well, just remove the concrete block for moving them....

Lazarus and the Gimp
31-08-2005, 10:11:40
Originally posted by Drekkus
Are you off work, laz?

On holiday- back at work tomorrow.

Lazarus and the Gimp
31-08-2005, 10:13:02
Originally posted by Dyl Ulenspiegel
Well, just remove the concrete block for moving them....

Yes, Dyl. Because when you're trying to avoid heavy stuff, turning washing machines over and carrying out concrete blocks is just peachy, isn't it?

Oerdin
31-08-2005, 10:14:58
If moving it is hard for you then use a dolly. They ace for moving heavy stuff.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
31-08-2005, 10:16:36
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
Yes, Dyl. Because when you're trying to avoid heavy stuff, turning washing machines over and carrying out concrete blocks is just peachy, isn't it?

:cry:

I was just trying to be helpful, in the ways of your diy tradition....

Drekkus
31-08-2005, 10:24:04
Originally posted by Oerdin
If moving it is hard for you then use a dolly. They ace for moving heavy stuff. dolly?

Oerdin
31-08-2005, 10:29:02
http://www.powermate.info/gallery/m-2b_fridge.jpg

That guy is using a dolly to help him carry a refridgerator.

Drekkus
31-08-2005, 10:45:04
First result in a pic search for dolly:
http://archives.cnn.com/2001/WORLD/europe/UK/03/13/disease.dolly/story.dolly.ap.jpg

Funko
31-08-2005, 10:46:16
BAAAA

The Norks
31-08-2005, 11:03:22
dh and I have one of those trolly/dolly things, its been indispensable. Only cost 15 quid from b&Q or similar.

Gary
31-08-2005, 11:44:45
15 !?! :eek:

Mrs Gimp is there to do the shifting, all you have to do is connect it up and supervise Laz.

Lazarus and the Gimp
31-08-2005, 12:14:20
Or for 20, have a flunky do it all while I sip my Margarita.

Funko
31-08-2005, 12:22:06
Is the margarita included?