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Lordy.UK wrote:
Which is something to do with the fact that the number of Vauxhalls
on the road is vastly larger than the number of SAABs on the road...


Nope, he was saying saabs don't break down as often as vauxhalls,
nowt to do with the number of either on the road. He meant
relatively.


It was complete ******** either way, go and take a look at their ****e
ratings in the J.D Power surveys;

"for 2005, Saab 9-3 models had a higher than average
rate of problems with their electrical systems"

The 9-5 was also singled out by owners for having reliability
problems.

Six years ago they were top of the J.D ranks, now they struggle to
even get an 'average' rating.

Vectras with Fiat engines... never really stood a chance.


All I go on is the cars I see broken down. Mostly newer cars (new style
reg`s) and by FAR the cheaper motors. Disagree all you want, the facts do
speak for themselves.

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Les Steel wrote:
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Ron wrote:
same as someone who buys an Aston wants a quality car. Perhaps
they want something that is almost perfectly reliable, like a Saab,
instead of a Vauxhall.


Oh you great big ill informed plonker, a vauxhall vectra is a saab,
the same way a jaguar is a mondeo and skoda a golf. All the same,
just a different badge, many more examples about -
mazda 121 = fiesta, mazda 323 = focus.


So why do the cheaper cars break down a lot more often than the more
expensive versions? And yes, I am speaking from experience of
dealing with said broken down cars.

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Is it not just that (in some cases) the chassis are the same and they
share some common parts, also the more expensive ones potentially
have better built engines and higher quality interiors etc?

Isn't something similar happening between Nissan and Renault at the
moment? The new Renault and Nissan ranges are very similar, the Clio
looking a lot like the Note.


Has anyone ever seen a broken down Nissan? I don`t think I`ve ever seen
one, they are up there with Aston Martins and Rolls Royces - nobody I know
has dealt with any of those broken down yet!

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A 'nice watch' is one that tells the accurate time. I myself
personally like have a deluxe Casio that can be purchased at that fine
emporium of goods that is known as Argos. It cost me 9.99, in this
wonderful age of computers I have access to an atomic clock, it gains
1 second a week! Conclusion buy Casio watch and spend the other 790
on something else.


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JP wrote:
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I have finally decided to treat myself to a nice watch :-) After
lots of window shopping I decided to buy Rado Ceramica wrist
watch. Watches from this collection are ranging from 850 to 950
in the high street. My question is, are there any shops (online or
offline), that
specialise in watches, and offer good value?

Don't have much experience buying watches. So, any help that you
could provide in getting a good deal on this watch will be much
appreciated.

I bought an expensive watch from Goldsmiths (at a retail outlet) a
few years ago and they were happy to give me a 10 per cent
discount (I had to ask for it). You could also look at an Amazon
affiliate -
http://www.manhattanjewellers.co.uk/...arch+catalogue

JohnT



fail to see why you need such an expensive watch
buy a 20 one and give the rest to charity
its just a watch ffs


Yet more jealousy from the great unwashed scum.

More rubbish from those that blame poor people for being poor.


And to be perfectly honest who else can REALLY take the blame? I know more
than a few people from VERY poor backgrounds who have gone on to work hard
and do very well for themselves. It is perfectly possible to do well for
yourself no matter your background.

If you don`t like people having lots of money then tough, that`s life.
Compared to some people I am very well off, but compared to others I am a
pauper :-) I worked hard to get my qualifications and skills, and am happy
with the wage I earn for doing my job. I don`t NEED bargains, but if I get
stuff cheaper then that means more money to spend on holidays and other nice
treats. Why should I (or anyone else) feel guilty because they can treat
themselves?

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Mindwipe wrote:
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On 23 Nov 2006, Narayana Vyas Kondreddi
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I have finally decided to treat myself to a nice watch :-) After
lots of window shopping I decided to buy Rado Ceramica wrist watch.
Watches from this collection are ranging from 850 to 950 in the
high street.

My question is, are there any shops (online or offline), that
specialise in watches, and offer good value?

Don't have much experience buying watches. So, any help that you
could provide in getting a good deal on this watch will be much
appreciated.


You didn't ask for opinions so I will offer mine gingerly but IMHO
the Rado watches are not exactly my favourite. In fact they do not
seem to be all that nice.

However I am told that in some markets (eg the Middle East) Rado is
very highly rated. This shows how tastes vary. But even if I try
to be accomodating, I have to admit that I find the Rados rather,
er, um. well you know what I mean!

i know what you mean
ok for an idiot with more money than sense


If you only had a penny in your pocket, you`d still have more money than
sense. Seriously, why the hatred of people who aren`t in abject poverty?

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IndigoCurtains wrote:
Quality ! noooooway


you pay for the name , if it was value for money you should be able
to take it to another dealer and get waht you paid for it


Where did I say it was value for money? What I said was that if you
can pay more for a higher quality item, why not do so? Value for
money isn`t particularly relevant if you`re paying 1000 (or indeed
a lot more) for a watch. You`re buying something you want, and you
feel that it is worth the money. For example, I know people that
would struggle to bring themselves to pay 10 a head for a meal. For
myself the happy maximum per head for a meal would be about
50-75. I know some people who will happily pay 300 a head for a
meal. We are all happy with what we pay for the food and the
quality of the food, but I wouldn`t say that my food is 5 times
better than the cheaper meal, or that the expensive meal is 30 times
better. The fact is that we all have individual budgets and spend
what we like within those budgets.


Yeahbut, some Skoda's are actually better than all the other cars in
their class. They just don't carry the same qudos, and, they are
deliberately styled to make them a 'value' product that doesn't
interfere with the higher market segments.

For any product, you can pay any price, but value is where you find
it.



You agreed with me, but started "Yeah but". If you`re happy to drive a
skoda then that is fine - some people swear by them as a cheap reliable nice
car. other people wouldn`t touch them. Personnaly they`d be towards the
middle of a list of cars i`d go for when I next get a car. For myself
reliability is very high on the list of requirements for a car, and I know
the makes and models I`ll be avoiding like the plague :-)

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"archierob" wrote in message
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A 'nice watch' is one that tells the accurate time. I myself
personally like have a deluxe Casio that can be purchased at that fine
emporium of goods that is known as Argos. It cost me 9.99, in this
wonderful age of computers I have access to an atomic clock, it gains
1 second a week!


If it really does, it's faulty.

Conclusion buy Casio watch and spend the other 790
on something else.



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"JP" wrote in message
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"Gizmo." wrote in message
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"Mindwipe" [email protected] wrote in message
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"JohnT" wrote in message
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"Narayana Vyas Kondreddi" wrote in message
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I have finally decided to treat myself to a nice watch :-) After lots
of window shopping I decided to buy Rado Ceramica wrist watch. Watches
from this collection are ranging from 850 to 950 in the high street.

My question is, are there any shops (online or offline), that
specialise in watches, and offer good value?

Don't have much experience buying watches. So, any help that you could
provide in getting a good deal on this watch will be much appreciated.


I bought an expensive watch from Goldsmiths (at a retail outlet) a few
years ago and they were happy to give me a 10 per cent discount (I had
to ask for it). You could also look at an Amazon affiliate -
http://www.manhattanjewellers.co.uk/...arch+catalogue

JohnT



fail to see why you need such an expensive watch
buy a 20 one and give the rest to charity
its just a watch ffs


Yet more jealousy from the great unwashed scum.

More rubbish from those that blame poor people for being poor.


They only have themselves to blame.
The opportunities are there for those who can be bothered to put themselves
out.


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Where did I say it was value for money?



"and offer good value"


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Mindwipe wrote:

good bye then
top posting thicko


As opposed to a thicko unable to reply to the OP in a relevant and
courteous manner?

Or the thicko unable to trim replies?

Ho hum.

B.


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