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caloundracats

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    caloundracats reacted to KDave in The ridiculousness of doing business in the UK on eBay   
    When I bring up the issue of taxes here people say that is just the cost of a good society or some other BS. People want free health service, free childcare and free school meals, bennies for all, someone has to pay for it. 
    Claw as much of that tax back from the scum in government as possible. Use every allowance. Claim everything back, every penny of tax on every drop of fuel for your car (now a business asset), ect.  
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    caloundracats reacted to jacobkenn in The ridiculousness of doing business in the UK on eBay   
    It does suck 
    I run a family run carpet shop we are a small business but have a really good turn over. We desided 15 years ago to leave a big chain carpet retailer and start on our own we desided that we needed to be on a big retail park near the big chain. The rent was expensive but if it was going to work thats where we needed to be the risk played off the big chain paid all the advertising cost to get people on the site we under cut there prices and for 10 years all was good but greedy landlords screwed us they doubled the rent in 10 years and over the next 5 years at every rent review it went up. We knew if it carried on going up over the next 10 years we would be out of business. We was lucky as another company had been offering to take the lease over for 18 months we held out until everything was in our favour financially and relocated to another retail park which is just as busy and the rent is the same as the old one 15 years ago only time will tell if it works out but it was garenteed to fail at the other site within 10 years anyway
    The point is the UK dont make things easy for businesses at all.
    We all pay our rates taxes and vat as small businesses and they let the large company's get away with murder and let landlords get away with charging what they want as Mike Ashley said greedy land lords are to blame for 3 house of Fraser stores closing thats a min of 30 jobs gone 
    Sorry about my little storie just getting it of my chest 
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    caloundracats reacted to KDave in Brexit status ...   
    Agreed though in the case of immigration, it's something that has never been voted for that has become the reality. It's Euro wide except for a handful of countries that either joined later, or have recently developed the democratic parties and voting blocks to start to reverse it in the case of Italy, Austria, Hungary. I can't see the UK doing the same while brexit is on, too much distraction. 
    We voted for brexit and haven't got that yet. We didn't vote for immigration yet have got rapid demographic change never before seen in our history. The UK first past the post system just keeps us distracted and offers an outlet every few years while the lib/lab/con stay in power, or that's how I see it now.
    When voting changes anything, such as a referendum, they tell us how to vote, and when we don't listen, they ignore the result and just carry on, making the right noises as they go for 3 years. It won't be long before they are telling us it isn't going to happen. Reminds me of the Tory promise to reduce immigration to the tens of thousands, now highest in 15 years which will be quarter of a million or so last year? We have no democratic power in reality, it's always been an illusion. 
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    caloundracats reacted to Thesilverguy in Had soo much fun!!! Hand poured silver   
    Hello guys i just wanted to show you my first hand poured dragon round 
    I hand poured this using 999fs i also made my own mold too not to bad for first try 😁
    This is a chunky one, its nearly 300grams 
    I am thinking of sending this to the Edinburgh assay office along with different and bigger designs to get stamped hopefully sometime this year 😀


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    caloundracats got a reaction from oldbottleman in Favourite Countries? Why?   
    @Bullionaire  
    Big fan of Poland. Beautiful women, cheap food and booze. What more could you want? 
       
    Men? Not interested in the women. But I am all female after all?
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    caloundracats reacted to onlyroadtoheaven in 2018 Full Gold Sovereigns - £230 inc postage   
    5 x 2018 Full Gold Sovereigns for sale. They are straight from a tube. 
    £230 each including postage (recorded standard).
    Please treat them well, they are like family to me … but they are now ready to fly the nest/tube.
     
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    caloundracats reacted to bluemoon in We are sorry....Group Orders are no more blame VAT registration!!!   
    What this does show is that the red tape has gotten people who are straight as a dot, wound up so tightly that they're worried about breathing the wrong way lest they get grief from Big Brother.

    I would volunteer to take over but I'm not part of the forum furniture enough yet to justify the trust required, nor would I expect otherwise.
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    caloundracats reacted to shawy2510 in Gold Kookaburra   
    Ta daaa
     

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    caloundracats reacted to TonyS in Who's upping their gold buying, in case comrade Corbyn gets elected   
    BTW We're still friends after 25 years apart.
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    caloundracats got a reaction from StackSellRepeat in Money travel card   
    Anyone got suggestions for the best travel card to have in multiple currencies with no or very small ATM withdrawal fees.
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    caloundracats reacted to tallthinkev in Today I Received.....   
    When will the coins get to dragon and hamster?😁
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    caloundracats reacted to StackSellRepeat in Today I Received.....   
    Ding Dong,
     
    Say hello to my comrades, Who have come all the way from Mother Russia 👏👏👏👏
     
     

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    caloundracats reacted to PansPurse in Taking The Plunge   
    London, basically for the convenience of being able to take a trip into town and deliver by hand. Also they offer laser marking without having to pay for a punch which seems a bit of a bonus for my purposes
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    caloundracats reacted to PansPurse in Taking The Plunge   
    Welp, that's it. I've registered a hallmark with the assay office. I guess that means I've got to set up an etsy shop now, right?
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    caloundracats reacted to jonrms in I broke the Mold!   
    One word 
     
    BOOM
    Stay tuned.😎😎😎😎😎

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    caloundracats reacted to KDave in Brexit status ...   
    I respectfully disagree its not that simple. Jacob Rees Mogg was the tory poster boy for Brexit and at the last minute he put party first and supported May's deal. Tories will put party before country it is how the party reward/motivation culture works, and the function of the party whip structure. To put your trust in them again after the last few years is just trying the same thing again and expecting a different result. Insanity. Nothing will change if you vote for the same party that led us here regardless of what they promise.
    Agree on Labour, they ran on a platform of respecting the referendum yet look at the indicative votes in parliament, they are staunch remain almost across the board. Many of them are now sat in parliament holding their personal remain position after being elected on Brexiteer votes. Liars and traitors all. 
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    caloundracats got a reaction from kimchi in Lucky dip 1oz silver coins £18.50 includes 2oz beasts!   
    Received my coins a few minutes ago, really pleased. Great mixture of premium coins including a coloured coin (a first for me). Very happy indeed.  Thank you.
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    caloundracats got a reaction from Sovereign in Lucky dip 1oz silver coins £18.50 includes 2oz beasts!   
    Received my coins a few minutes ago, really pleased. Great mixture of premium coins including a coloured coin (a first for me). Very happy indeed.  Thank you.
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    caloundracats reacted to Shinus73 in RM Scientist 50p - who would the forum like?   
    I’m a Chemistry graduate, can I be on one?
    On the against side, I’ve achieved nothing of any great note.
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    caloundracats reacted to bluemoon in Gold Silver not very PC !   
    Let's not start liking gs.be just because of what she said about Brexit. They are still the worst and most unprofessional bullion dealer out there. Even that comment is an unprofessional comment to make in a customer facing business email. Can you imaging an email from Natwest saying something like that?
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    caloundracats got a reaction from RichRock in Gold Silver not very PC !   
    Received the reply below to my question about assuring delivery prior to 12th April.  
    I am surprised a business is allowed to comment on such matters as Bretix. This from a non-British company!
     
    Dear customer,
    Thank you for contacting GOLDSILVER.BE      Most parcel leave within 24 hours of receipt of payment.     Brexit 12th April ? We doubt it. There's no place for democraty in the EU. May is the EU's puppet. In one year discussions will not be over yet. That's how thing go in EUSSR.     Best regards,
    Christine
    Customer service
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    caloundracats got a reaction from GrahamDiamond in Nice little Tune, Please Listen !!   
    Interesting and glad some realise how daft it all is. Especially like the bit about the flower - took an hour to get the perfect shot! Says it all. More concerned about how other unknown people perceive things than enjoying the moment in nature for itself.
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    caloundracats got a reaction from Gedmunds in Gold Silver not very PC !   
    Received the reply below to my question about assuring delivery prior to 12th April.  
    I am surprised a business is allowed to comment on such matters as Bretix. This from a non-British company!
     
    Dear customer,
    Thank you for contacting GOLDSILVER.BE      Most parcel leave within 24 hours of receipt of payment.     Brexit 12th April ? We doubt it. There's no place for democraty in the EU. May is the EU's puppet. In one year discussions will not be over yet. That's how thing go in EUSSR.     Best regards,
    Christine
    Customer service