Where have all the 10p coins gone?


M

Major Scott

Yes, there was also one of those stack clips that you file pound coinsin,
this was visible but got left.
The locks on my car haven't worked for the last couple of years. I usually leave my satnav in the windscreen. It's never been taken. I guess I don't live in a bad area.
 
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M

Major Scott

A lot of the ones around here are pay and display, so you pay before
availing yorself of the facility to leave your car. Unfortunatly Legal
Tender would not apply to that.
You have left your car, unless you park right next to the meter and sit on the bonnet to feed it.
If you can find something of a helpful price! ie so you get the useful
amount of change. Oh for the days of 5p Polos or 1p Blackjacks. :)
0.5p sweeties!
 
M

Major Scott

There's virtually nowhere left that is free to park around here. And
those spaces are permanently occupied.

I can't use the ashtray technique since I share a car.
Employ someone to sit in your car watching for parking devils, it would probably work out cheaper.
 
M

Mark

Just how strong are you? Mine weighs more than 2 people.
Mine doesn't weigh that much. I used to be able to carry my CRT TV
but, now I have back problems, I would probably not try anymore.
 
M

Mark

The locks on my car haven't worked for the last couple of years. I usually leave
my satnav in the windscreen. It's never been taken. I guess I don't live in a bad area.
There's crime everywhere. I wouldn't chance it anywhere.
 
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M

Major Scott

Mine doesn't weigh that much. I used to be able to carry my CRT TV
but, now I have back problems, I would probably not try anymore.
Mine is a 39" trinitron. That's heavy. Two of us can just lift it.
 
M

Major Scott

There's crime everywhere. I wouldn't chance it anywhere.
I wouldn't with something really expensive, but the Satnav cost me £80about 3 years ago. It's a TomTom One.

There isn't much crime here.
 
S

Stephen Wolstenholme

Mine doesn't weigh that much. I used to be able to carry my CRT TV
but, now I have back problems, I would probably not try anymore.
I could lift the one I had but would not have been able to carry it
far.

Steve
 
M

Mark

I wouldn't with something really expensive, but the Satnav cost me £80 about 3 years ago. It's a TomTom One.

There isn't much crime here.
I live in a low crime area too. However stuff does get nicked. I
guess some crims target 'nice' areas deliberately. Probably because
there's good stuff to nick and people are less careful.
 
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M

Major Scott

I live in a low crime area too. However stuff does get nicked. I
guess some crims target 'nice' areas deliberately. Probably because
there's good stuff to nick and people are less careful.
I have lived here for 13 years. In that time I have known of only two thefts in the entire street of 100 houses. That equates to me being stolen from once every 650 years.

The two thefts were:
1) A set of golf clubs from an unlocked car boot.
2) A recently fitted double glazed living room window. Yes they stole the window. But nothing else.
 
M

Mark

I could lift the one I had but would not have been able to carry it
far.
I haven't carried it far. From shop to car, from car to house, from
house to car, from car to shop, from shop to car etc.......
 
S

Scion

Major Scott put finger to keyboard:
The locks on my car haven't worked for the last couple of years. I
usually leave my satnav in the windscreen. It's never been taken. I
guess I don't live in a bad area.
I had a car that didn't lock, someone still smashed a side window to get
in, then ripped out the non-working radio, ignoring the new replacement
radio sat on the back seat.
Some crims just don't take pride in their work.
 
M

Major Scott

I haven't carried it far. From shop to car, from car to house, from
house to car, from car to shop, from shop to car etc.......
Do I detect some problems with the device?
 
M

Major Scott

Major Scott put finger to keyboard:


I had a car that didn't lock, someone still smashed a side window to get
in, then ripped out the non-working radio, ignoring the new replacement
radio sat on the back seat.
Some crims just don't take pride in their work.
:)

I take it you claimed for the new radio :)
 
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nik.morgan

Scion said:
Major Scott put finger to keyboard:


I had a car that didn't lock, someone still smashed a side window to get
in, then ripped out the non-working radio, ignoring the new replacement
radio sat on the back seat.
Some crims just don't take pride in their work.
I never locked my car after having it broken into, one morning I found
during the night it had moved by its self across the car park and a lot of
the petrol had evaporated. In the same car park my friends unlocked car had
the windows smashed in order to gain access. Such was living in Sarf Lundon
in the late seventies across the road from a sink estate. Another friend
living temporarily in the Bijlmer Amsterdam never locked his car or left
any petrol, he used to top up from a can just enough to get his car back
home then take the rest in the can indoors.
 
M

Major Scott

I never locked my car after having it broken into, one morning I found
during the night it had moved by its self across the car park and a lot of
the petrol had evaporated. In the same car park my friends unlocked car had
the windows smashed in order to gain access. Such was living in Sarf Lundon
in the late seventies across the road from a sink estate. Another friend
living temporarily in the Bijlmer Amsterdam never locked his car or left
any petrol, he used to top up from a can just enough to get his car back
home then take the rest in the can indoors.
That was nice of them to return your car to the same car park.
 
M

Major Scott

one morning I found during the night it had moved by its self across the car park and a lot of the petrol had evaporated
This had me in hysterics.
 
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Gordon H

Some said:
I haven't carried it far. From shop to car, from car to house, from
house to car, from car to shop, from shop to car etc.......
I carried mine to the car, drove to public amenity site, plonked it in
the skip. It took my daughter and I to lift/carry it.
 

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