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BS: What does 8 thousand pounds buy?

Donuel 29 Apr 19 - 08:08 PM
olddude 29 Apr 19 - 07:48 PM
Donuel 29 Apr 19 - 08:09 AM
Mr Red 29 Apr 19 - 02:40 AM
Big Al Whittle 27 Apr 19 - 11:04 AM
Donuel 25 Apr 19 - 09:32 AM
Nick 25 Apr 19 - 09:07 AM
Donuel 24 Apr 19 - 07:15 AM
Bonzo3legs 24 Apr 19 - 06:31 AM
Thompson 24 Apr 19 - 04:13 AM
Thompson 24 Apr 19 - 04:10 AM
Mr Red 24 Apr 19 - 04:01 AM
Bee-dubya-ell 23 Apr 19 - 05:44 PM
Black belt caterpillar wrestler 23 Apr 19 - 05:38 PM
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David Carter (UK) 23 Apr 19 - 02:45 PM
Jon Freeman 23 Apr 19 - 01:48 PM
Donuel 23 Apr 19 - 12:49 PM
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Donuel 23 Apr 19 - 09:54 AM
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Subject: RE: BS: What does 8 thousand pounds buy?
From: Donuel
Date: 29 Apr 19 - 08:08 PM

40 inches. 14 stone. 6 ft. blonde with white sideburns
Most people only have two ft.


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 8 thousand pounds buy?
From: olddude
Date: 29 Apr 19 - 07:48 PM

8 thousand pounds...you really need a diet there guy...suggest lettuce what size are your pants wow


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 8 thousand pounds buy?
From: Donuel
Date: 29 Apr 19 - 08:09 AM

Well, all the education and networking it could buy.

A house fixer upper can be a big expense that scares me


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 8 thousand pounds buy?
From: Mr Red
Date: 29 Apr 19 - 02:40 AM

if you look on myhome.ie

Funny thing, but in sleepy little seaside resort of Bundoran there were 3 unfinished houses (that I spotted) just sitting there waiting for the builders to finally fit the double glazing, one just needed rendering. Legacy of the 2008 crash clearly. Acres of mobile homes and plenty of surfing shops for the usual summer crowd.

Set dancing was frantic, despite the chronological demographic.


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 8 thousand pounds buy?
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 27 Apr 19 - 11:04 AM

yeh, lasting about five years...


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 8 thousand pounds buy?
From: Donuel
Date: 25 Apr 19 - 09:32 AM

I would like a fine computer camp for my son.


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 8 thousand pounds buy?
From: Nick
Date: 25 Apr 19 - 09:07 AM

What would you like to spend it on?

If that's hard...

What should I spend it on?
What would I really like to spend it on?
What would I really like to spend it on without judgement from anyone else?

And what would be the best use of the money?
etc

I'll send you a spreadsheet if you want :)


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 8 thousand pounds buy?
From: Donuel
Date: 24 Apr 19 - 07:15 AM

I woke up laughing out loud at all this.
A rare thing.


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 8 thousand pounds buy?
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 24 Apr 19 - 06:31 AM

Business Class ticket to Buenos Aires!


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 8 thousand pounds buy?
From: Thompson
Date: 24 Apr 19 - 04:13 AM

Or thinking again, if you look on myhome.ie (and I'm sure on equivalent British sites) you can buy a site in a remote area for €10,000.

Is this a fictional £8,000 you're spending? You could have a hell of a party? You could pay the back rent of a family about to be made homeless by a cuckoo fund? You could buy ebikes for you and yours? You could buy a sailboat and sail the seas of your fair land?

Do you just need to get rid of the money, as in the plots of various heartwarming comedies where the spender will inherit a million upon getting rid of the dosh? Or is there a purpose to this spending?


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 8 thousand pounds buy?
From: Thompson
Date: 24 Apr 19 - 04:10 AM

Divil a bit


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 8 thousand pounds buy?
From: Mr Red
Date: 24 Apr 19 - 04:01 AM

when all is said and done Donuel, don't take off fence.


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 8 thousand pounds buy?
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 23 Apr 19 - 05:44 PM

Heck, Don, the problem is obvious! You need a secure fence around your yard so you can have a pool. You're being charged 8,000 Pounds Sterling for it. But you live in Washington, DC, where things are paid for in US Dollars. That means you and your fencing contractor are in different countries! You're in the US and he's in the UK! No wonder the fence is so expensive! That 8,000 pound invoice probably includes air fare for his whole crew from Heathrow to Reagan National! Find an American contractor and he'll probably do it for half as much. In dollars.


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 8 thousand pounds buy?
From: Black belt caterpillar wrestler
Date: 23 Apr 19 - 05:38 PM

If you have to spend £8000 on a fence perhaps you need some lateral thinking to see what else the fence could do.
What is on the other side?
How high?
Get a Banksy mural?

Robin


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 8 thousand pounds buy?
From: MudGuard
Date: 23 Apr 19 - 03:22 PM

8000 pounds should buy about 2000 pints ...

Which law forces you to spend 8000 pounds?


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 8 thousand pounds buy?
From: David Carter (UK)
Date: 23 Apr 19 - 02:45 PM

Euros will be accepted by many shops in London and other tourist areas, not so much outside. Sadly, my savings are mostly in sterling. To buy Euros you can go to a bank or the post office, and get ripped off, or to a travel agent and get totally ripped off, or buy them at an airport or international train station (we only have one of the latter), where you will be completely and utterly ripped off. Or you can buy from a variety of internet sites which will post them to you such as travelFX, these give the best rates.

We should have joined the Euro in 2002, when we could have got around 1.6 for each of our pounds, now thanks to our hopeless politicians its 1.14. For this I blame Gordon Brown, about the only thing he got wrong. My 6000 was an exaggeration, but we have been severely disadvantaged compared with our colleagues in mainstream Europe.


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 8 thousand pounds buy?
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 23 Apr 19 - 01:48 PM

Forget fences. It might just buy a few feet of Trump's wall?


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 8 thousand pounds buy?
From: Donuel
Date: 23 Apr 19 - 12:49 PM

Oops, I have no experience with currency exchange. Is the UK Euro free or not?


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 8 thousand pounds buy?
From: Jos
Date: 23 Apr 19 - 11:47 AM

"About 6000 Euros"?

Tell me where you go to change your currency and I'll make quite sure I go somewhere else ...


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 8 thousand pounds buy?
From: Donuel
Date: 23 Apr 19 - 09:54 AM

About $9,000 for a 333ft. long blank canvass.


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 8 thousand pounds buy?
From: David Carter (UK)
Date: 23 Apr 19 - 09:38 AM

About 6000 Euros. Still a good investment.


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 8 thousand pounds buy?
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 23 Apr 19 - 09:01 AM

8000 pounds of what? 8000 lbs of gold would buy a lot more than 8000 lbs of manure!


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 8 thousand pounds buy?
From: Donuel
Date: 23 Apr 19 - 08:59 AM

Meanwhile a thick nylon tarp with bronze attachments protects all except giant Orachs from harm. I will be glad to get rid of the old stockade fence. It made the house look like F troop.

I made a mixture of Linseed oil and WD-40 to be lightly applied by spray to bring out the grain in richer colors.
Unsprayed areas will turn grey over time. Stencils of short pine trees and ferns would allow the fence bottoms to blend with terrain.
Or I could make sillouettes of famous DC monuments that would become grey but the next owners might hate that.

Any ideas?


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 8 thousand pounds buy?
From: Iains
Date: 23 Apr 19 - 06:47 AM

If in a residential area with children a childproof fence would be required as a "duty of care" in many places. It may be a bit of a financial shock, but:

Unfortunately several years ago I knew a 2year old that managed to wander from the family and drowned in a pond. This was a nightmare for the entire neighbourhood. I cannot imagine how the parents felt.


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 8 thousand pounds buy?
From: Donuel
Date: 23 Apr 19 - 06:24 AM

I am a law biding bloke and wouldn't want a toddler wander into a swimming pool. It's one of those hidden costs I didn't expect.

8K of toilet paper might come in handy for black market profits if Brexit ever hits hard? I heard the UK has to import the stuff.


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 8 thousand pounds buy?
From: Iains
Date: 23 Apr 19 - 03:49 AM

If the regulations state a fence is required the 8000 could be used to pay the resultant fines for non compliance!


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 8 thousand pounds buy?
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 23 Apr 19 - 03:38 AM

Ah! the old talking pictures channel syndrome kicking in again Jim.....its what Derek brimstone used to call Euthymol disease.


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 8 thousand pounds buy?
From: Mr Red
Date: 23 Apr 19 - 03:29 AM

well in the K we have Poundland, where everything sells cor one nicker.

that is 8,000 choices. Or if you are persistent and find a remaindered box - you might make it 8,002.

Of course you might have to find uses for some items you would never consider buying...............


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 8 thousand pounds buy?
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 23 Apr 19 - 02:21 AM

"What does 8 thousand pounds buy?"
Less and less and still heading down
As a fan of film noire, I still can't get over the idea that the proceeds of a sensational bank robbery wouldn't pay for a few months on curry and Guinness
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 8 thousand pounds buy?
From: beardedbruce
Date: 22 Apr 19 - 09:58 PM

You're right- 4,000 pounds should get a lot more than one...


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 8 thousand pounds buy?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 22 Apr 19 - 08:41 PM

Now, Bruce...


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 8 thousand pounds buy?
From: beardedbruce
Date: 22 Apr 19 - 08:05 PM

Give half to charity, and buy a Democratic Presidential candidate with the remainder.


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 8 thousand pounds buy?
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 22 Apr 19 - 07:50 PM

You could buy a house somewhere a bit weird where not a lot of people are keen on living.


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 8 thousand pounds buy?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 22 Apr 19 - 07:32 PM

8 thousand pounds? Might not be enough for a cheap new car. Maybe a motorcycle?


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Subject: RE: BS: What does 8 thousand pounds buy?
From: EBarnacle
Date: 22 Apr 19 - 06:46 PM

Perhaps 4 tons of feathers?


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Subject: BS: What does 8 thousand pounds buy?
From: Donuel
Date: 22 Apr 19 - 06:42 PM

By law I have to spend 8,000 pounds. What else could it buy instead of a stupid fence?


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