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Lw.

Member since Sep 2009 • Last active Oct 2020
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Forum member formerly known as IAmNotARobot.

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    I'm in an odd/annoying house buying situation; had an offer accepted 5 weeks ago on a house (yay), mortgage finally got approved subject to valuation after the bank took an age to decide on us. Should be a relatively simple transaction; we're chain free, they're chain free and had already moved out. Nothing particularly special about the house, should all be pretty basic.

    But since then nothing, been chasing the solicitors, chasing the agent - typical story of everyone saying they have passed the chase on without ever following up on it.
    I finally managed managed to speak to someone more senior at our solicitors, who then rang the sellers solicitor whilst I was on hold - seller hasn't actually signed the forms with their solicitor or paid them. They have also left the country. The agent we've been chasing has been trying to ring a number that no longer works and generally no one has heard from the seller.

    What's going on here? I feel like it's maybe some kind of scam but can't figure out how it would pay off with the money going through two established solicitors. Looking at the sold prices the sellers are in line to at least double their money, even if they only bought on an interest only mortgage they will end up with quite a decent pay off so why are they not trying to push this along? Or are people really this useless?

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    Anyone been playing the zombie royale? It's carnage!

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    My dad did in NZ, he was in Shortland Street, Sparticus, loads of TV ads etc... Good fun if you've got loads of time to burn. He was being paid but not much.

    I don't think you'll be buying many bike parts if you're in the UK though - I've dealt with talent pay a lot though not extras as they didn't fall under my remit but even paid actors with a decent amount of lines really aren't being paid very much in the drama's I've worked with.

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    Try turning it off & turning it back on again.

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    It's certainly a good trailer, don't think I've seen them put that much effort into a CoD trailer before!

    Looking forward to having a go when it goes live!

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    This looks fun - not fussed about the zombies (though do appreciate it's following the trends set by Fortnite & Apex Legends) but night-mode battle royal should be good!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmbNrkKc­WjQ&feature=emb_title&ab_channel=CallofD­uty

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    I've been playing with friends every Saturday since lockdown started - £5 a game, 1000 chips. Sometimes play 3 games on an evening. It's good fun though most of us are terrible!

    Play on poker now.club - it's free & we just sort the money out amongst ourselves afterwards. We have a zoom call going at the same time but the site has video function now too.

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    PS4 open beta is open now, xbox & PC starts tomorrow (preorders are live now).

    I'm going to have a blast later but from the little of the Alpha I played then watching a few streams it looks awful.

    Hopefully Warzone keeps the MW mechanics but is just skinned to look like Cold War with a new map, rather than completely moving over to Cold War.

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    Ended up with this - slightly different shape from the santoku shape I went out for but similar & the same size. Very happy with it!

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    @hugo7 Oh yes, I'm very much a go to the shop and try them all kind of guy. The reason I looked at that Kataba place is because it's right next to my office, so handy. Will be doing a trawl of shops on Saturday, Borough Kitchen shop was on the list but I hate it when you get bad service.

    @Sumo - I think I'd written that place off as Stoke Newington is a trek for me but I see now they've got a shop in Kings cross so they could be an option too thanks.

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