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duncs

Member since Aug 2009 • Last active Jan 2020

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    What fee did you pay with Nested if you don't mind me asking? Their website says 1.75% which is obviously pretty high compared to others but I know a lot are flexible.

    I paid 1.75 in the end.

    I think they've tweaked their fees since I used them. I'd actually agreed higher than 1.75 (can't remember exactly what) as I was planning on using their advance (~= bridging loan) to buy before I sold - and they have a higher fee if they're earmarking a pot of money for you to use (that they could otherwise invest elsewhere).

    But to be fair to them, when it became clear that I wouldn't need to use the advance then they offered to drop the fee (back to the 1.75). This was even after they'd listed and we'd found a buyer, and were a few days from exchange. So I think they could have probably kept quiet and made a couple of thousand more from me.

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    I was very pleased with Nested. Got 25 viewings in first fortnight and went from listing to completion in 7 weeks.

    https://nested.com/?refcode=Uaihdu_RWRQ

    (£500 each if you use the referral)

  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    2nd. PM'd

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Get 3 cables, 3 devices and a second machine.

    Then you can do enough combinations that you would be able to rule out or identify a dodgy cable, a dodgy device or a dodge motherboard. No point worrying until the machine comes back.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    The Hiut's do break in fine. Mine have ended worn to work daily

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    But the endline.

    Once James Bond,
    Always James Bond.

    Wat.

    As in he can't get away from having been James Bond once

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    Admin@mumsnet?

  • in Classifieds
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    Nice to meet you @duncs

    Pleasure doing business, much superior customer experience than PC World!

    Likewise. Thanks @ChasnotRobert for an easy sale!

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    some bro science below, but...

    Presumably grip is needed for acceleration.
    At one end you'd have an almost solid tyre that hardly deforms as it bounces over the imperfections on the road surface. For something like an indoor velodrome track then this works pretty well as you lose very little energy bumping over things. But you'd waste plenty by bouncing around on a gravel path, not to mention sliding out as the tyre fails to hold on.

    Then as you get a wider tyre and a lower pressure then you can deform around/deal with the imperfections of the road surface. And the ideal tyre depends on the road surface.

    And the added reassurance of a tyre feeling more sure footed will lead to a rider pushing a bit more than they might on a rock solid tyre on sketchy ground. So there'll be a crossover where a technically faster tyre probably ends up slower in the hands of 99% of riders/drivers who value the confidence inspired by the marginally slower tyre.

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    Definitely a Chromebook?
    Have got a rapid Dell laptop (Inspiron 7373, i7, 256gb SSD, 8gb ram) for not much more than they're asking for that celeron

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