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#545403
Pensioner, 83, who bought pair of £30 hinges on Amazon for his motorhome fridge has £764 taken from his bank account after 'ludicrous' shipping fee is added to bill
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What are you getting at Arnold? The old boy had a bad experience with Amazon's unhelpline. The fact it has (eventually) been sorted out doesn't make a bad experience a good one, and if something similar happened to me I'm not sure I wouldn't go to the papers about it either. Crap service like this "system error" and the lack of response from the helpline should be highlighted, not only as a precautionary tale to others, but to publicly let the company know they should be doing better.

Besides which, it's a poor attempt at a sadface.

Off-topic aside: They forgot to tell us how much the motorhome cost.
 
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Yeah, I'm on the old boy's side there, too. Any financial mistakes that leave a customer out of pocket can be very stressful, it can have a knock-on effect in the short-term regarding other commitments, even if the deep down rationality of your mind knows it will eventually be corrected. Unhelpful customer service adds to the worry, but the bank here should have come in for some criticism too, I feel. It says they "pointed him in the direction of Amazon". In other words "not our problem, guv'nor". The article itself seems half-arsedly written. It doesn't explain how it was resolved, it just says "eventually resolved". I just wonder if he had contacted the fraud department of his bank it may have been swiftly dealt with. If people take more money from your bank than they agree, I would guess it falls under their remit. The article doesn't provide enough detail.
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The INFLATABLE speed camera built to save lives... that could put inventor behind bars! Police warn toy-maker he faces SEVEN years in jail if blow-up fake Gatso causes car crash
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#545623
The only way that causes a car crash is if someone suddenly corrects having up to that point been over the limit. So it's their own fault, really.

(Yes, yes, not the greatest driver in the world, but I finally got my R-plates off this week and can now legally exceed 45mph, so I'm probably still driving like an ould doll with a straw arse)
#546699
Couple living in £600k pink beachside house are banned from looking into neighbour's home or walking past it after falling out over building work
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Magistrate, 67, who defended his family against an armed gang who stormed his £2million mansion was ARRESTED himself... and accused of racially aggravated assault

Nigel Stringer allegedly defended himself against men with guns and knives

The millionaire property developer believes the incident – during which both sides allegedly used the racially incendiary n-word – may have arisen from a bitter dispute with a tenant over rent arrears.
Posted as there must be more to this.

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#547125
Mother-of-six says 'spoilsport' housing bosses ordered her to take down three children's paddling pools over 'health and safety' fears... and 'threatened her with an ASBO' if she refused

Ms Roberts said: 'The situation is a farce. It's health and safety gone mad.
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#547153
One of her many defences is that there's nothing in her tenancy agreement saying she can't put up a pool.

Fantastic. There's probably nothing in her tenancy agreement forbidding her from erecting a replica of the Angel Of The North carved from Lifebuoy soap either.
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