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ChasnotRobert

Member since Feb 2016 • Last active Nov 2020

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    Yes, I have a bit in "reserves" with wine soc. Once or twice a year I have a look and get some delivered out.

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    Old. Connaught Pl, just off Lea Bridge Rd

    Connaught Close.

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    or my wine merchant.

    Who is your wine merchant?!

    I'm also very appreciative of the wine society.

    For added golf club value, I also have an account with Berry Bros, but rarely use it as I can get more than enough from wine soc.

    Also get stuff from Uncorked occasionally. They are particularly good for Italian wine.

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    If your partner brought a pair of things that you thought ugly into the living room you’d probably protest. Especially if they had to go in a certain place and didn’t do anything you’re interested in.

    Yeah, I've mentioned this to my partner but she says the kids are both of our fault.

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    The C340 looks like a reasonable chunk. Does it have a pre amp out? If so, you could look at using a separate power amp.

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    Never had a problem prior to this summer, so just used it if we saw a flea.

    I assumed that that one treatment would get rid of them, as had always been the case previously. Got some frontline, they were still there after that, went to the vet and they sold us Advocate. I'm hoping the second round of Advocate will finally sort it.

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    Flea infestation - any advice?

    Using Advocate, but they keep coming back. We are spraying carpets weekly and combing the cats daily.

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    Interesting FT article - from April 2019.

    It's possible that the response to COVID has pushed back the (possibly) impending doom, with the result that it looks even more inevitable than it did 18 months ago.

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    I'm saying that huge amounts of new private equity money (50%+) ends up going to Facebook and Google for advertising to grow the business through customer acquisition.

    Ah, right. Yes I can see what you mean.

    It's a new breed of "zombie" company that instead of being kept afloat by low interest rates, are being kept going by huge injections of private capital when they in all likelihood have no route to profit.

    It's a pretty unjust situation for a trad business when a PE funded monster start up arrives in your area and buys your customers by offering services at significantly below cost, in order to make you go bust, and then take advantage of a monopolistic situation.

    But it's an allegedly free market, so all it's all fine...

    Whilst I agree that a big bust up in PE will have significant consequences for the wider economy, I won't be able to avoid a bit of schadenfreude if it does happen.

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    the route to growth is moving money from business X to Google/Facebook

    could you explain this a bit? interested in what you are getting at.

    I agree that many investments seem to be based on the "bigger fool" theory, and the likes of Vision Fund have kept this moving along nicely, so far at least.

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