Penalised For Living in Scotland!

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Found 14th Dec 2010
Well I can't argue with Sainsburys, M&S etc - if they say they can't deliver orders from people in Scotland then I am sure they have no option - but why are they not taking orders? Why not take the orders and state that delivery date to be advised?

If we can't order till early in new year, VAT will go up and everything we want to order now will cost us 2.5% more. Why penalise us financially as well as messing up our Christmas???

The Government should waive the increase till we have time to order all the stuff we are prevented from at the moment.

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they probs dont want the backlog i understand ur argument tho !

It's ok. you get a free ride on everything else. bound to have a kink somewhere.
Edited by: "t0mm" 14th Dec 2010

The Government should waive the increase till we have time to order all … The Government should waive the increase till we have time to order all the stuff we are prevented from at the moment.



lol, some how i dont think the government are going to put the vat increase on hold because you've not managed to get your chrissy presents ordered.

"but why are they not taking orders?"

err, because they can't guarantee when they will be delivered! Not much point ordering half a ton of stuff for Christmas if it won't get to you until the new year!
Edited by: "cdm22" 14th Dec 2010

free uni, free prescriptions.

And you think you have it bad because you can't get off your backside to actually go to their physical shops?

Just order the things after christmas.

You know, boxing day sales, January sales all start before the January 4th tax increase.

Original Poster

matt3454

free uni, free prescriptions.And you think you have it bad because you … free uni, free prescriptions.And you think you have it bad because you can't get off your backside to actually go to their physical shops?


Incorrect, we do not have free prescriptions. For the record, the "physical shops" don't have the things I ordered or I would go and get them.

Original Poster

cdm22

"but why are they not taking orders?"err, because they can't guarantee … "but why are they not taking orders?"err, because they can't guarantee when they will be delivered! Not much point ordering half a ton of stuff for Christmas if it won't get to you until the new year!


Yeah cheers mate I think you missed the point I was making - If I want them I will have to pay 2.5% more for them and I didn't do anything wrong or make the snow!

Lakeside

Incorrect, we do not have free prescriptions. For the record, the … Incorrect, we do not have free prescriptions. For the record, the "physical shops" don't have the things I ordered or I would go and get them.



Ok, i was wrong.

Still they are £3 (!!) and are going down to nothing next year.

"if they say they can't deliver orders from people in Scotland then I am sure they have no option"

"Why penalise us financially as well as messing up our Christmas???"

Really?

Lakeside

Yeah cheers mate I think you missed the point I was making - If I want … Yeah cheers mate I think you missed the point I was making - If I want them I will have to pay 2.5% more for them and I didn't do anything wrong or make the snow!



Order them on the 26th then!!!!

Im sure they will still accept, just you'll probably have to wait a while longer.

No you didn't make the snow. Sainsburys and M&S did.

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richp

lol, some how i dont think the government are going to put the vat … lol, some how i dont think the government are going to put the vat increase on hold because you've not managed to get your chrissy presents ordered.


I have managed to get my chrissy presents ordered, one from the 4th Dec is still "in transit" and a few more. I don't care much if things don't arrive in time for Christmas, I didn't say that - what I said was I want to order it now and take delivery whenever they can get through - but not be charged an extra 2.5% because I can't order now.

matt3454

free uni, free prescriptions. And you think you have it bad because you … free uni, free prescriptions. And you think you have it bad because you can't get off your backside to actually go to their physical shops?



Oi! you forgot free personal care for the elderly, free bus passes for pensioners, free eye tests, Lorne sausages (square slice) the best coarse fishing in the UK, the best game fishing in the UK, the best skiing in the UK, free Rolex watches, free gym membership and low cost petrol.

Original Poster

Sympathy all round from my fellow Brits. Merry Christmas!!!

cannyscot

Oi! you forgot free personal care for the elderly, free bus passes for … Oi! you forgot free personal care for the elderly, free bus passes for pensioners, free eye tests, Lorne sausages (square slice) the best coarse fishing in the UK, the best game fishing in the UK, the best skiing in the UK, free Rolex watches, free gym membership and low cost petrol.



Thats a lot of freebies.

Im not going to moan about free gym though, as i get that in Birmingham!!

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cannyscot

Oi! you forgot free personal care for the elderly, free bus passes for … Oi! you forgot free personal care for the elderly, free bus passes for pensioners, free eye tests, Lorne sausages (square slice) the best coarse fishing in the UK, the best game fishing in the UK, the best skiing in the UK, free Rolex watches, free gym membership and low cost petrol.



Yes but the Rolex's are quite vulgar. We prefer Sekonda but does Alex Salmond listen?

Lakeside

Yes but the Rolex's are quite vulgar. We prefer Sekonda but does Alex … Yes but the Rolex's are quite vulgar. We prefer Sekonda but does Alex Salmond listen?



Oh, The Rolex watches ...


They're a wind up!!

cannyscot

Oi! you forgot free personal care for the elderly, free bus passes for … Oi! you forgot free personal care for the elderly, free bus passes for pensioners, free eye tests, Lorne sausages (square slice) the best coarse fishing in the UK, the best game fishing in the UK, the best skiing in the UK, free Rolex watches, free gym membership and low cost petrol.



And without wishing to stereotype in anyway, Dodgy goalkeepers, lack of daylight, rubbish summer, The Proclaimers, mars bars in batter, more snow than anywhere else in UK. And an abundance of ginger people and tartan. With no food due to snow.

Not just any Scottish Christmas, this is an M&S Scottish Christmas.
Edited by: "karaokecolin" 14th Dec 2010

Prices don't go up 2.5% anyway

Original Poster

cannyscot

Oh, The Rolex watches ...They're a wind up!!



Boom Boom!

Original Poster

Who asked for sympathy?

Banned

Move to England.

We are nice people down here.

We will even make you a cup of tea

DLM

Move to England.We are nice people down here.We will even make you a cup … Move to England.We are nice people down here.We will even make you a cup of tea



Oh you silver tongued devil DLM! You make it all sound so attractive. But do you have the complete Tunnocks range?

Jumpingphil

What is the approximate value of all the stuff you want to order?



Bout tree fiddy

all this grumbling over a few measley pennys. It's only the vat thats going up not the whole cost of an item, it's feck all. get a grip of yourself, your talking about £10 in a £1000.

Banned

cannyscot

Oh you silver tongued devil DLM! You make it all sound so attractive. But … Oh you silver tongued devil DLM! You make it all sound so attractive. But do you have the complete Tunnocks range?



I can order some on-line for christmas delivery

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DLM

Move to England.We are nice people down here.We will even make you a cup … Move to England.We are nice people down here.We will even make you a cup of tea



I know, I'm English

wow, quick read of this thread, its no wonder the scots hate the english. i am neither btw.

Banned

Lakeside

I know, I'm English



Move back.

You know you want to

Lakeside

I know, I'm English



well why didn't you say, ok guys we have an English brother in desperate help, stuck in Scotland, we need to get him out !!!

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juiceblaster

all this grumbling over a few measley pennys. It's only the vat thats … all this grumbling over a few measley pennys. It's only the vat thats going up not the whole cost of an item, it's feck all. get a grip of yourself, your talking about £10 in a £1000.


Yes, my £10, why should the Government get it, I probably had to earn £20 to be left with the £10 after tax NI & VAT - or should they put VAT up 2.5% every January, as it is nothing much really, you wouldn't be bothered by "feck all" 2.5% more being taken!

DLM

I can order some on-line for christmas delivery



http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_mLCsI11Mwm0/SmzGIPo9dqI/AAAAAAAAAIU/oosMpfpF7zs/s400/tunnock_teacake.jpg


http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_hR7F-MqvRzI/SRlIBxcD6BI/AAAAAAAADiU/KvB1UTT3uUE/s400/caralog2.bmp


http://www.practicallyedible.com/edible.nsf/images/tunnockssnowballs/$file/snow-balls-001.jpg

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_hR7F-MqvRzI/SRa8lK3ItqI/AAAAAAAADgU/VvURjEFSypc/s320/Tunnockcara2.bmp


Put the kettle on, I'm buying my ticket!!

Original Poster

Sorry to those who didn't see the tongue in cheek nature of this thread. I will, for you, stop moaning over a few pennies. Let Osborne have my tenner, I have after eights and 2 bottles of JD for which I only paid £25 for both at Tesco. Our Christmas will survive this fiscal pressure.

Original Poster

You can't tell me I am wrong Jumping man as I didn't say I was spending £1000 or indeed any total amount. Someone else brought up the spend of £1000. But I'll be the eejit if he takes the pressure off you for a day!

Original Poster

For the record I will spend exactly the amount needed to make 2.5% of it £10. £400 on pressies this year then. Let Osborne have my tenner

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Jumpingphil

No, you are right, you didn't.But you did agree it was your £10 in a … No, you are right, you didn't.But you did agree it was your £10 in a £1000.I rest my case.No need to go on.



No, I agreed it was my £10, I have never mentioned £1000 so there really is no need for you to go on - with your nonsense!

Original Poster

I didn't think I'd get a reply to this topic

Banned

Lakeside

I didn't think I'd get a reply to this topic



Why did you move to a cold country

Original Poster

Look you seem quite an intense person and I was having a laugh with some of the other members. I'll leave you to your serious calculations and go to bed now. It is quite plainly of major importance to you whether I can do sums or not so let's say I can't. You're happy, I don't give a toss, everyone's a winner.

Night all.
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