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Saturday, 31 July 2010

Tax Rebate 30.7.10


Got a nice letter from the taxman on Friday to say that I had indeed paid too much tax in the 08/09 Tax Year, and that I was due £450+ back. Nice.

Banked the cheque this morning so as not to jinx my luck.

Listerine Success

Almost forgot to post this - Listerine came back with a £5 postal order. NICE!

The original Listerine was only £3 something. Fair play to Johnson and Johnson.

I'm giving Dooyoo a try


I've heard that you can get Amazon vouchers for writing reviews of Dooyoo.co.uk, so I've set up an account, sent down my first review, and set up a diary entry to repeat.

Mystery Up Mystery Down


I've appied at Gapbuster Worldwide for Mystery Shopping Work:

Thank you


Thank you for your interest in becoming a GAPbuster mystery shopper.
The details you provided in your application unfortunately do not match our database's selection criteria. As a result, we are unable to approve your request to join GAPbuster Worldwide. Thank you for your time and we wish you all the very best.

Best regards,

Shopper Team
GAPbuster Worldwide



But nothing doing at "Mystery Dining". The nearest vacancy is in Leicester but they don't pay travel fees so it wouldn't work out for me.

Friday, 30 July 2010

Text121Chat

As per my last post, I've also applied for work at Text 121 Chat. Same idea.

Telework Central


I've applied for work at Telework Central. Basically you reply to saucy texts via the computer.

I'm sure I've applied to the website efore so I'm not holding outmuch hope of getting a reply.

Anna Chapman - Eastern European Babe





No Money-Making here. Unless you are reading this Putin, if so give me a call!

Foster Care


I've been trying to get Vicki to get into Foster Caring but she is not up for it at the minute. Perhaps she will be when she comes across this blog and reads this:

"Hi Everyone

If you are considering becoming a Foster Carer, and wondering whether you could afford to do this, you may be interested to learn that County Councils are shortly to be announcing professional level salaries to attract quality Carers with high life skills, to help meet projected demand especially for teenage placements.

By chance today, I interviewed a senior member of Hampshire County Council who gave me the following information which is to be announced in a press release in April 2008, together with a recruitment drive:-

A good skills level Foster Carer who takes on 2 children-salary =£550 p.w.

Plus, you are also paid a boarding payment of between £150-£209 p.w. for each child (amount depending on age of child).
[This payment is worked out as 50% more than you would have to pay if it were your own child]

So, for 2 older children: weekly salary = £550 + (2x £209) =£968 per week
This is a salary of £50,336 equivalent.

Other Councils In England and Wales are expected to follow suit.

This salary is intended to attract a high calibre of caring individual.
There is a 12 week course on Skills to Foster to complete, and professional support is always available.

Thought I'd share this with all you caring MSE'rs. HTH some of you. "

New Book now available on old Vendr Site


The No-Nonsense Guide to making sure your Child gets an “A” at Key Stage 2 Maths is now available for sale at:

http://rockhardquizbooks.vendr.com

Along with:


1000 Rock Hard General Knowledge Questions
The Rock Hard Scottish Quiz Book
The Rock Hard Unofficial Celebrity Quiz Book
Acres of Diamonds

New Vendr Site - A Taste of Scotland


http://atasteofscotland.vendr.com


I'm selling Haggis, Irn Bru, Scotch Pies, Bridies, Tennents Lager etc AND I will ship to USA!!

Cool Tax Loophole for you



You don't pay tax on Second Hand Book Sales if you read the books first.

Some Early (EEAARRLLYY) Morning Comping


At 01:46 on Sat 31st July 2010:

http://www.heart.co.uk/miltonkeynes/win/gym-membership-boots/
http://www.yeovalleyorganic.co.uk/competitions.php
http://www.metro.co.uk/games/836666-win-an-overnight-stay-in-london-and-see-the-biggest-movies-this-summer-with-thistle-hotels
http://www.rockradio.co.uk/scotland/rock-win/win-tickets-to-bloodstock-festival-2010/ced8q9cr/
http://www.rockradio.co.uk/scotland/rock-win/win-ateam-the-movie-merchandise/y1z8f47t/
http://www.oup.com/uk/academic/online/library/quiz/
http://www.oup.com/uk/academic/online/library/quiz/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dorsets-Best-Cheeseboard-2010/121611664551105?ref=ts
http://www.realhomesmagazine.co.uk/competitions/lucy-art-vouchers
http://www.itv.com/lifestyle/realdeal/comp/fridayeveningcomp/default.html
http://www.thestar.co.uk/campaign/RenderCampaignDetail.aspx?CampaignDefinitionID=3911
http://www.premierinnnews.com/

My New Book is out!


Congratulations Ross Taylor!

You have successfully published The No-Nonsense Guide to making sure your Child gets an “A” at Key Stage 2 Maths on Lulu.


It's just on Lulu at the moment but I am in the process of getting it on Amazon.

I Won I Won I Won - Crap prize though


Hi Ross,


Congratulations! You've won a pair of tickets to An Audience with Desmond Tutu at Fairfield Halls, Croydon, on Thursday 5th August.


Please could you confirm that you'll be able to attend, and we'll get a confirmation letter and directions in the post.


Congratulations again!
Sarah

Fresh Idea - Online Chess


Why has no-one set up a website yet where you can play other people at Chess for money?

Surely there are as many chess players in the world as there are Texas Hold-em?

Thursday, 29 July 2010

Updated Amazon


Just updated Amazon to get my 900 lines back to the cheapest level.

Still getting chased for more Leaflet Business


Got this text a few days back. Remember it has been 9 months since I last placed a Leaflet ad!

"Can you email details of costs and testimonials I can check for leaflet distribution dcroissant@gmail.com"

Fresh Idea - Competition Co-Op


Posted this on the MSE Forum:

Has anyone on here ever raised the idea of starting a Competition Co-Op, where cash prizes are shared out between the members?


Looks like it is going to be shot down by trolls as most stuff is on forums. Probably something that is best kept within a family.

Rball app completed

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

13 Bids running on Shiply!


2 X Matching Cast Iron Fireplaces
Listed: 09/07/2010 From: Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN14 4BX, United Kingdom
To: Rugby, Warwickshire, CV21 3HA, United Kingdom
Bids: 8 Expires: 30/07/2010 7:46 PM My Bid: £25

Update/Edit Bid | Ask a question | Withdraw Bid
Pushchair
Listed: 08/07/2010 From: Northampton, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
To: Bingley, United Kingdom
Bids: 5 Expires: 29/07/2010 5:33 PM My Bid: £15

Update/Edit Bid | Ask a question | Withdraw Bid
Need A Lift
Listed: 08/07/2010 From: Leicester, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
To: Bradford, United Kingdom
Bids: 1 Expires: 29/07/2010 2:40 PM My Bid: £10

Update/Edit Bid | Ask a question | Withdraw Bid
Laptop Computer
Listed: 15/07/2010 From: Derby, DE1 1SB, United Kingdom
To: Broxburn, West Lothian, EH52 5SP, United Kingdom
Bids: 4 Expires: 05/08/2010 10:42 AM My Bid: £26

Update/Edit Bid | Ask a question | Withdraw Bid
Door Of A Car
Listed: 09/07/2010 From: Falkirk, Stirlingshire, United Kingdom
To: Leicester, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Bids: 13 Expires: 30/07/2010 8:53 AM My Bid: £19

Update/Edit Bid | Ask a question | Withdraw Bid
First Wheels City Twin Pram
Listed: 22/07/2010 From: Falkirk, FK1 4QD, United Kingdom
To: Rugby, Warwickshire, CV21 2JF, United Kingdom
Bids: 4 Expires: 12/08/2010 10:36 PM My Bid: £27

Update/Edit Bid | Ask a question | Withdraw Bid
Viners 'kings Royale' Canteen Of Cutlery
Listed: 25/07/2010 From: Northampton, NN7 3BJ, United Kingdom
To: Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD4 9AU, United Kingdom
Bids: 5 Expires: 15/08/2010 12:37 PM My Bid: £30

Update/Edit Bid | Ask a question | Withdraw Bid
Solid Pine 2 Door Cabinet
Listed: 19/07/2010 From: Northampton, NN4 6BE, United Kingdom
To: Balerno, Midlothian, EH14 7DF, United Kingdom
Bids: 8 Expires: 09/08/2010 8:44 PM My Bid: £39

Update/Edit Bid | Ask a question | Withdraw Bid
Turquoise Royal Doulton Sink And Johnson Bros Toilet
Listed: 18/07/2010 From: Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, MK16 9BW, United Kingdom
To: Glasgow, G42 9TL, United Kingdom
Bids: 4 Expires: 08/08/2010 9:05 PM My Bid: £70

Update/Edit Bid | Ask a question | Withdraw Bid
Eglu Modern Chicken Coop And Run
Listed: 18/07/2010 From: Larbert, Stirlingshire, FK5 4SJ, United Kingdom
To: Tamworth, Staffordshire, B79 7QX, United Kingdom
Bids: 5 Expires: 08/08/2010 8:16 PM My Bid: £59

Update/Edit Bid | Ask a question | Withdraw Bid
Car Gearbox
Listed: 16/07/2010 From: Preston, Lancashire, PR4 3SD, United Kingdom
To: Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN16 8PS, United Kingdom
Bids: 9 Expires: 06/08/2010 1:05 PM My Bid: £32

Update/Edit Bid | Ask a question | Withdraw Bid
Peavey Rockingham Electric Guitar Bigsby With Hard Case
Listed: 21/07/2010 From: Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, MK16 9BP, United Kingdom
To: Alexandria, Dunbartonshire, G83 9BA, United Kingdom
Bids: 6 Expires: 11/08/2010 8:07 AM My Bid: £23

Update/Edit Bid | Ask a question | Withdraw Bid
Honda Cbr
Listed: 17/07/2010 From: Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK15 9HB, United Kingdom
To: Northampton, NN1 4HJ, United Kingdom
Bids: 12 Expires: 07/08/2010 5:03 PM My Bid: £7

Update/Edit Bid | Ask a question | Withdraw Bid

Runningball!


I've applied to work for a company called Runningball as a Football Scout:

Thank you for submitting your application!


The Scout Manager in charge will review it and you will be contacted as soon as possible.

In the meantime you can inform yourself about our recruitment procedure at the "About The Recruitment" - section.

Comping Marathon - no-one can say I don't try




http://www.timeout.com/london/bethere/competition/?DCMP=Vancouver-comp-28072010
https://www.lolagrove.com/LeadGenerationPage.ashx?E=256&L=1032&UrlRef=http%3a%2f%2fco119w.col119.mail.live.com%2fmail%2fInboxLight.aspx%3fFolderID%3d00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000001%26InboxSortAscending%3dFalse%26InboxSortBy%3dDate%26n%3d26467606&P=460&I=91.202.139.228
https://weddingmagazine.ipcmediasecure.com/secure/competitions/8920/win-a-teeth-whitening-kit.html
http://www.naughtynightsuk.co.uk/competitionthree.php
http://www.muzu.tv/win?country=gb
http://awards.qthemusic.com/
http://www.blinkbox.com/Competitions?utm_source=affiliatewindow&utm_medium=affiliate&awc=2481_1265673973_d3a46d8fca456fac14ebb08ed98addbe
http://www.blinkbox.com/Competitions?utm_source=affiliatewindow&utm_medium=affiliate&awc=2481_1265673973_d3a46d8fca456fac14ebb08ed98addbe
http://www.lovefilm.com/features/competition.html?section_name=competitions&editorial_id=26437
http://www.oskiaskincare.com/competition/mr-and-mrs-smith/competition.aspx
http://www.naughtynightsuk.co.uk/competitionseven.php
http://www.huckmagazine.com/competitions/lomography-supersampler-camera/
http://www.itv.com/lifestyle/realdeal/comp/wednesdayscomp/default.html
http://www.stv.tv/competitions/699-grants-film-club
http://www.stv.tv/competitions/698-win-a-night-out
http://domain567655.sites.fasthosts.com/SURVEYS/survey/onthebeachpost.htm
http://www.bgtrustonline.com/pages/sponsorship/competitons/Win-a-Fabulous-Stay-at-the-Greenway.aspx
http://www.key103.co.uk/Article.asp?id=1887348&spid=18891
http://www.hallamfm.co.uk/Article.asp?id=1892986&spid=20896
http://www.womensfitness.co.uk/viewcompetition.aspx?compid=1148
http://www.visittheyorkshiredales.co.uk/competition.html
http://www.faber.co.uk/competition/55/
http://www.faber.co.uk/competition/53/
http://www.balesworldwide.com/egyptcompetition
http://www.naughtynightsuk.co.uk/competitionfour.php
http://wildfireapp.com/website/6/contests/50679/entries/new
http://www.totz2teens.co.uk/competition/strike.htm
http://www.periodliving.co.uk/competitions/wolf-blass-sparkling-wine
http://www.greatcompetitions.co.uk/admin/comp_login.asp?pg=clc&id=3097
http://www.royalquaysoutlet.co.uk/rrgevent.php?id=4
http://www.royalquaysoutlet.co.uk/rrgevent.php?id=
http://www.nonstopmama.com/
http://www.naughtynightsuk.co.uk/competitionone.php

I'm on the scrounge... again


I want to get someone to pay for switching my house over from Warm Air to Gas rad. central heating. Here is my first attempt. This went to the Energy Saving Trust (Bloody Quango!)

Hi,

I currently have a warm air heating system, which I feel is unbelievably inefficient. Are there any grants or finance plans I could apply for to help me pay for the switch to radiator central heating?

Kind regards,

Ross Taylor.

I'm looking for deals




I sold my share of Inwood Close last night so I'm now back in the market looking for deals. Everything I touch seems to fall apart at the moment so I'm going to let my network do the work:


Hi Dave,

What’s happening in the BMV world at the moment?

Are deals getting done?

I look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,

Ross Taylor.

Monday, 26 July 2010

Comping - Monday 26/7/10

http://www.johnlewis.com/Competition/CompetitionPage.aspx?CompId=265&source=62173
http://www.herts24.co.uk/home/win_a_free_meal_at_nando_s_in_hatfield_1_547794
http://cooler.mpora.com/competitions/win-limited-edition-kipling-board-bag-2.html
http://ww.dontpaniconline.com/win/134/win-a-copy-of-you-are-the-ref-the-ultimate-illustrated-guide-to-the-laws-of-football
http://www.maturetimes.co.uk/node/10677
http://www.yhmag.co.uk/comp_form.php?id=103
http://www.galaxyyorkshire.co.uk/win-tickets-scarborough-open-air-theatre-9605
https://weddingmagazine.ipcmediasecure.com/secure/competitions/8704/win-stylish-wedding-stationery-worth-250.html
http://competitions.forteantimes.com/win-martin-special-edition-dvd
http://www.greatbritishlife.co.uk/article/win-a-watercolour-painting-of-west-mersea-22808/
http://www.zootoday.com/lateststuff/archive/2010/07/14/win-an-xbox-with-the-a-team.htm
http://www.vam.ac.uk/things-to-do/competitions/grace-kelly-competition
http://www.chelseafc.com/page/Competitions/0,,10268,00.html
https://www.meadowhall.co.uk/website/Default.aspx?pageid=219
http://penguin.campaignserver.co.uk/andanotherthing/
http://www.kettlefoods.co.uk/latest-news/beach-comp
http://www.moviepreviewguide.com/karatekid

Nice Amazon Cash on it's way...




Dear ross

We initiated a transfer to your checking account (last three digits 130) of £70.03 on 26/07/2010. Funds usually arrive within 6 to 10 working days, but times vary by bank.

CSA - Taking things to the next level



Dear Sir/ Madam,
Could I please initiate an official complaint against the CSA in regards to the handling of my case. I strongly feel that I have money stolen from me. I am suffering severe financial hardship due to this. At the moment I have lost 2 stone and have had to take time off work.

Please find my last letter to the CSA attached.
Regards,

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Weekend Work


Quick update on what I got up to this weekend:

* Comping.
* Applied for more shiply work.
* Half a dozen books sold on Amazon. Some good prices, e.g. £14+ for "Going Rogue" by Sarah Palin.
* Did some Amazon reviews (with view of driving traffic to my books)
* Did some Amazon Listmania's (with view of driving traffic to my books)
* Tried to push my brother to come in on the Kinross deal.
* Sent renewed contract to tenant at Robin Lane.
* Looked for more offers for my old Peugeot.
* Finished off my Maths Book.
* Made opening offer to an old work colleague who I'm looking to do some JV's with.
* Posted links for my book all over Facebook.
* Burnt off 4000 calories on my exercise bike and lifted some weights.
* Built up Betfair mutual. BAck at £666.67.
* Did some Matched Betting - made £18.

Saturday, 24 July 2010

Query - Is Sky a rip off?

I'm beginning to think more and more that Sky TV is a rip off. Unfortunately my Mrs insists we need a movie package + the comedy channels + Living TV + Music channels. I can't see any alternative.

Any suggestions?

Vue are utter Bastards


No refund from Vue. The utter, utter bastards.

I'm cineworld all the way now.

I've applied to this casting agency - Celex

Hi Ann,



Can I be added to your books?



Kind regards,



Ross Taylor.

Friday, 23 July 2010

This deal has pricked my interest.....

Ready Made Deal - Kinross Scotland - 10 Year Lease Option - £25,000 Equity and £302 per month positive cash flow BONUS Land with Development Potential at Rear

21 Bowton Road, Kinross, KY13 8EQ





This Lease Option deal enables investors to control the property without obtaining a mortgage and purchasing property at below today's market value anytime over next 10 years giving plenty of scope for capital appreciation.

This deal comes with a plot of land at rear of property that has a very good chance of acquiring planning permission following vendor's consultation with an architect.

The land alone could add thousand of pounds in extra value of property see plot pictures here...





4 Bed detached traditional cottage with many unique features. Comprising of 4 double bedrooms(one with ensuite), lounge, kitchen diner, downstairs cloakroom/wc, upstairs bathroom, small front garden and extremely large rear garden with potential to build a 1 or 2 bedroom detached bungalow (subject to planning, this has been verified by a couple of architects), driveway.

The property has recently had £30,000 spent on modernising it and recent internal flood damage rectified. Works include, rewiring, damp course, new electric central heating, kitchen, bathroom, flooring, decor, landscaped gardens.



You can view trhe full schedule of works here....

The tender appraisal can be viewed here....



The property comes with immediate vacant possession and can be managed by a local agent who believes that property will suite LHA tenant at £184.62 per week for Perth & Kinross Council Housing Allowance.


Kinross is famous for "T in the Park" event when demand for short term letting exceeds supply during summer holidays. The property is well located for Edinburgh (20 minutes drive), Perth (15 minutes drive) and Aberdeen.

Financial Figures for this deal are as follows:

Current Market Value: £220,000 (Last RICS Valuation in June 2008) you can view the original mortgage offer using the links below
.....Page 1
.....Page 2

Option Price: £195,000
Equity: £25,000

Outstanding Mortgage: £182,000 (2.44% above BoE base rate tracker)
LHA Rent Allowance: £738.56
Mortgage BTL (Interest): £436.00
Monthly Profit: £302.56

Packaged Deal Price: £10,000 (All buyers and sellers legal fees inclusive)
Return on Investment: 36% in first year!
Reservation Fee: £250

To reserve this deal with potential for land developments (subject to obtaining planning permission) call Saddat on 07525207709 or email reservations@fastpropertysalenetwork.com stating the deal name (area) in the subject line.

Alternatively to reserve this deal instantly, please pay the £250.00 via the shop now after which the deal will be instantly removed.

No Joy with Fake Faces


From: Rachel (Fake Faces/Bands) (rachel@fakefaces.co.uk)

Sent: 23 July 2010 11:12:12
To: ross.taylor1@tesco.net

Hi,

Thank you for your interest in Fake Faces but you haven't been accepted onto our books.

Kind regards,

Rachel

Thursday, 22 July 2010

After 2 years my ad on UK Classifieds needs renewed!


Mortgages, Money and Magic

Discover what 99% of homeowners don't know that could save you a fortune.

There is a simple plan that anyone can follow which can lead to Financial Freedom through property ownership - whatever you may read in the papers.

Here are some of the vital things this book will show you:

Why house prices are going to go up in the next 5 years.
The 4 things you need to get a mortgage (Credit Crunch proof).
The 4 ways of buying a property without putting down a deposit.
The simple ratio you can use to ensure your mortgage is finished at age 46 at the latest.
How to drive a BMW and still be Financially Free.
The exact destination you must choose for your holidays over the next decade.
Plus much more.

88 pages of pure financial gold - delivered by disk to you within 3days


City: Northampton

County: Northants

Country: United Kingdom


Contact person: Ross Taylor

Phone: 01604814731

Web-site: http://www.uncommonadvice.co.uk

View Map: Click Here to view

E-mail: Reply to Ad

More Lookalike nonsense - Fake Faces


I have also submited my details at Fake Faces. I think this was the mob that entered Britain's got talent this year.

http://www.fakefaces.co.uk/be-a-lookalike.html?action=success

I'm after more James Corden work - have sent this to spittingimage.co.uk



Hi,

Would you consider me for James Corden lookalike work?

Kind regards,

Ross.

Courier ad now on Gumtree


Weekly Saturday/ Sunday Scotland/ England courier service.

Very cheap prices.

Anything considered.

Email for more information.

Back on the Mystery Shopping Horse


After an 8 month break I am back out on Mystery Shopping duty next Friday. I have an assignment to review "Life" nightclub in Wellingborough. £15 + expenses.

Marathon Comping 22.7.10


Over and above these, I did about another 5 competitions which were via emails.

http://www.femail.com.au/competition-agatha-christies-poirot-three-act-tragedy.htm
http://www.femail.com.au/competition-the-vampires-assistant-dvds.htm
http://www.vice-versa.info/q/285
http://www.greatbritishlife.co.uk/article/win-vintage-champagne-for-your-celebration-22268/
http://www.thestar.co.uk/campaign/RenderCampaignDetail.aspx?CampaignDefinitionID=3899
http://www.ifyouski.com/competitions.aspx?promId=389079
http://www.cosmopolitan.co.uk/competitions/win-1000-to-spend-at-my~wardrobe/competition
https://www.futurecompetitions.com/vampiremerch/
http://www.funswimshop.co.uk/competitions-28-w.asp
http://www.londonnet.co.uk/competition/get-him-to-the-greek.php
http://www.greatcompetitions.co.uk/admin/comp_login.asp?pg=gfw&id=3071
http://www.hoburne.com/competition
http://www.snapsurveys.com/swh/surveylogin.asp?k=127555518374
http://www.mysparkleworld.com/competitions/6/entries/new
http://www.gurgle.com/win_Vauxhall_New_Meriva_car.aspx
http://www.superbreak.com/marketing/free-break.htm
http://www.femalefirst.co.uk/competitions/Win+The+Lovely+Bones+On+DVD-1637.html
http://www.new-classics.co.uk/
http://www.sabrain.com/fun-stuff/penwig-competition
http://www.thatchersgold.co.uk/win/
http://www.fullhousemagazine.co.uk/comps_display.php?id=35
http://www.bakingmad.com/competition
http://www.rhgdigital2.co.uk/competitions/mockingbird/index.asp
http://www.closeronline.co.uk/CompetitionsandGiveaways/win-htc-desire-black--edition-handset-and-books.aspx?dateonline=Tuesday+29+June+2010
https://goodtoknow.ipcmediasecure.com/competitions/details
http://www.thehitsdiscoveries.com/TheHits.aspx
http://www.gm.tv/competitions/tv-competitions/51308-gmtv-competition-win-fiat-doblo.html

Wednesday, 21 July 2010


I'm going Shiply daft!!

I have 5 bids currently winning for trips to and from Scotland this weekend.




Pc Base
Listed: 17/07/2010 From: Northampton, NN3 5HE, United Kingdom
To: Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire, DG8 0PP, United Kingdom
Bids: 4 Expires: 07/08/2010 1:54 AM My Bid: £50

Update/Edit Bid | Ask a question | Withdraw Bid
1 Large Box
Listed: 12/07/2010 From: Buckingham, MK18 4DF, United Kingdom
To: Auchterarder, Perthshire, PH3 1NF, United Kingdom
Bids: 1 Expires: 02/08/2010 6:16 PM My Bid: £70

Update/Edit Bid | Ask a question | Withdraw Bid
Peavey Rockingham Electric Guitar Bigsby With Hard Case
Listed: 21/07/2010 From: Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, MK16 9BP, United Kingdom
To: Alexandria, Dunbartonshire, G83 9BA, United Kingdom
Bids: 4 Expires: 11/08/2010 8:07 AM My Bid: £39 (lowest bid: £25)

Update/Edit Bid | Ask a question | Withdraw Bid
Car Gearbox
Listed: 16/07/2010 From: Preston, Lancashire, PR4 3SD, United Kingdom
To: Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN16 8PS, United Kingdom
Bids: 7 Expires: 06/08/2010 1:05 PM My Bid: £34

Update/Edit Bid | Ask a question | Withdraw Bid
Eglu Modern Chicken Coop And Run
Listed: 18/07/2010 From: Larbert, Stirlingshire, FK5 4SJ, United Kingdom
To: Tamworth, Staffordshire, B79 7QX, United Kingdom
Bids: 4 Expires: 08/08/2010 8:16 PM My Bid: £59

Update/Edit Bid | Ask a question | Withdraw Bid

Slivers ot Time


Slivers of time is absolutely guff. I thought I would re-register today and give it another chance. I found that I had never been de-registered in the first place! In over 2 years I have never had so much as a call, a newsletter or and enquiry!!!

It is pish!

I will literally do anything - Just Ask!!!!


New ad on Gumtree and Facebook -

If you need any of these services then please get in touch:

Introduce you to people, Dinner, Workout Partner, Sporting Events, Outdoors, Wingman/Wingwoman, Picnics, Wine Tasting, Going To Park, Museums, Friends With Disabled, Going to Bar, Hot Air Balloon, Shopping, Poetry/Art/Drawing, Travel, Photography, Snow boarding, Tutoring, Teaching Manners, Beach, Meet Friends, Playing Sports, Arcades, Friends with Seniors, Hiking, Hanging Out, Phone Friend, Bowling, Amusement Parks, Skiing, Martial Arts, Comedy Club, Psychic, Family Functions, Music, Site Seeing, Coffee House, Casino, Personal Advice, Yoga, Swimming, Games, Movies, Baking/Cooking, Religious, Giving Tours, Parties, Business Events, Zoo Clubbing, Prom Dates.

I will do anything - Just ask.

Monday, 19 July 2010

The Big Red Balls


I've sent an application off for 3 shows:

Total Wipeout
The Weakest Link
Rob Grimshaw's Monday Night Quiz

Sunday, 18 July 2010

Current Projects 18/7/10


Here are the current bits and bobs I have on the go:

* Selling my share of 13 Inwood Close, Corby.
* I've just listed an extra 500 books on Amazon, taking my inventory up to 905 books. I reckon there are another 300 to 500 to go on.
* Continue with the "1000 Rock Hard General Knowledge Question" Books. I have the material for these already so they should be able to be knocked out in a day or less.
* My new Maths book should be nearly finished in the next week.
* I might Mothball the Lost Quiz Book, the WW2 quiz book, the Alan PArtridge Quiz Book and the Bible Quiz book for the time being.
* I've not yet started: Scotland Politics book, Jack the Ripper Quiz Book, Sherlock Holmes Quiz book, serial killer quiz book or conspiracy theory quiz book. However, I've got plenty of research material for the first and last of these.
* I've made my first step on Shiply. Bidding on a trip from Northampton to London.
* The main Betfair fund is picking up again - now well over £600.
* I have a list of 210 (!) betting websites which offer free bets. I intend to use up all of these via matched betting. The profits will go into the main Betfair fund.
* I have a further list of websites which allow partners to join. I'll go through these with Vicki.

Have been up all night so can't think of anymore at the mo!

Saturday, 17 July 2010

Acres of Diamonds


I am really interested in making money out of the Public Domain. I'm not hot in the legalities of it, but from basic reading I think that I can legally publish an out of copyright work so long as I don't change it.

I all for "just do it" so I've published "Acres of Diamonds". It's up on Lulu and my Vendr now. I've asked Amazon Advantage to list it. If Amazon take it and it gets a sale I'll follow this up with some more.

Gas and Electric


My Utility bill must be due to come down soon -

Gas - £171.13credit
Electric - £90.07 debit (and coming down)

That £80 that I'm ahead would come in handy.

Sony Ericsson K800i Sold - £11


I've taken up Mazuma Mobile on their kind offer of £11 for an old K800i. Hopefully £11 should be winging it's way into my bank account very shortly!

Thursday, 15 July 2010

Preying on the needy and desperate - Anorexics


I've been making friends with anorexics on facebook with the view of selling them "Syrup of Ipecac" (stuff that makes you sick when you drink it.

Vendr site is filling up nicely.......



Have a look at: http://rockhardquizbooks.vendr.com/

New Book out!


It'll be on Amazon in a week or so! "The Rock Hard Celebrity Quiz Book" has all your favourite celebs - Katie Price, Simon Cowell, Chery Cole, Susan Boyle, David Tennent, Wayne Rooney, Rio Ferdinand, Jensen Button, James Corden, Lily Allen, Sharon Osbourne, Prince William + many more.

If the government wants to save money, why don't they just scrap the CSA?


The CSA is an unnecessary organisation. If it didn't exist, 95% of maintenance would go ahead as normal. The other 5% could get sorted out through the court system, which is what I assume must have happened before the CSA existed. Legal Aid is there to ensure that the needy get the help they need to stop bully boys.

I hate the CSA. I appreciate that I have to pay child maintenance - that's not a problem. I hate the fact that a) they constantly get it wrong and b) they can take money straight out your wages without telling you, or justifying it. Scum.

Here's my latest letter to them:

Dear Sir/ Madam,

I am extremely distressed by the letter I recently received from the CSA (ref. above). Your letter states that I have overpaid by:

£69.20
+59.97
+£36.90
= £166.07

This is extremely different from the overpayment I calculated from the account breakdown you previously sent.

Let's look at the evidence:

13/3/10 - ref. SNE FAL DE EMPL1

CSA tell me I have arrears of £396.24

15/3/10 - ref. 0807325304

CSA tell me I must pay £31 per week

* If we follow this through then I would be due the CSA £396.24 + £551 (17 x £31) -

£551
+396.24
=£947.24

but then from this you would have to deduct the two amounts which have been taken from my wages over the last two months. These payments came to £1100. This brings me to -

£152.76 credit

Furthermore, the CSA have previously written to me to confirm that I made payments of £200pcm to my exwife from 2003 to 2004. These payments would bring another £2400 to my account bringing the total to:

£2552.76 credit

It is becoming more and more obvious to me that your whole organisation doesn't have a clue what it is doing. You really do seem to just make it up as you go along!

I think the time has come when I need to meet my caseworker face to face to ensure an end to this absolutely diabolical service.

R Taylor.