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Old 6th August 2019, 06:03 AM
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For the shoes Mark as long as they are comfortable and have some longevity in them, enjoy. As for your Debit/credit card, I would have been asking for the manager and seeking compensation, though you probably won't get any where going that path, doubt discount on your purchase but the joy of the chase! Rattle your sabre! That clerk will take a lot more care next time but poor you has to replace the card and that takes time no matter the country.

How have you listed your car for sale Mark? If not on FB market, that's where you should go and up the price to 15, 20 or more. As you well know plenty of business here is conducted/secured on FB.

Turn it over at the price you think is realistic and not what some w*nker tells you or offers if you don't need the money.

Cheers, Steve.
Good idea and I've thought of advertising on Facebook so I can get it out of here and done with and for sure I'll run it as 20,000 pesos.

I got a little testy after she tore the ATM strip and then asked do you have cash and no apology... But I made it clear she damaged my card and showed the strip torn... After that she didn't' say much and gave me hassle about the bills being to large even though it appeared she had change available, I don't think she'll be working there much longer that Hardware chain seems to have a large turn around of employees.
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Good idea and I've thought of advertising on Facebook so I can get it out of here and done with and for sure I'll run it as 20,000 pesos.

I got a little testy after she tore the ATM strip and then asked do you have cash and no apology... But I made it clear she damaged my card and showed the strip torn... After that she didn't' say much and gave me hassle about the bills being to large even though it appeared she had change available, I don't think she'll be working there much longer that Hardware chain seems to have a large turn around of employees.
But I made it clear she damaged my card and showed the strip torn... After that she didn't' say much and gave me hassle about the bills being to large even though it appeared she had change available, I don't think she'll be working there much longer that Hardware chain seems to have a large turn around of employees.[/QUOTE]


Being Direct is the key,,youre too affable Mark!
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Some interesting thoughts have arisen after reading/participating in this and other like threads over the years. Bare my soul? Maybe or maybe the same for others here. Perhaps even off the OP's topic.

While yes I am the wallet here in PH until my better half decides to go back to work, we do have a budget set by the both of us and he realises that is it and tries to barter and save money where he can.

Reminiscing on 22 years of marriage and 2 children in Oz realise that I was the wallet 24/7 there, no different to here in fact more so as my ex wife never worked for 20 of those years, big house, 2 cars, private schooling for our children, must have holidays etc etc. When I eventually grabbed my goolies (plucked up courage) and suggested she return to the work force her instant reply was "why?" Hey Maxine, to help out. But I don't need to as we are going OK financially,,,,,,,,,,,,, yes dear and it is me that works 6 and 7 days a week to provide, buy investment properties and make our life sweet and then expected to take my daughter to piano lessons if Iget home in time or my son to soccer practice, matches and at times coaching.......... My 1 day a week or fortnight off was pre booked by my lovely ex wife, "you are their Father". You have responsibilities and you need to be iron man. (harden up princess eventually wore thin)
After my suggestion that she go back to work (yes I pushed it many times) the rot set in and within 2 years divorced. She has never worked after our divorce and simply lives off the bounty of our marriage 60%.
What's the definition marriage? The bounty of mutiny.

While I am relaxing and spilling my guts here Ben is out there brush cutting, trimming trees and doing what he does, reminding me also that we have to do this or that, looking after me as I had done for family, my defunct family for the duration.

Well MCA, there's my b*tch/rant and feel I am well better off both emotionally and definitely when it comes to finances living in the Philippines. Different expectations? Yup. With a family in Oz the pressure was relentless but here our family, my better half live simply as I now do.

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Sold my car today for 10,000 pesos the elderly man working on a commission found somebody else and they brought a tow truck and 10,000 pesos plus they had the bill of sale or what looked like a log book all set for the transaction it took just minutes and I couldn't be happier the elderly man that has been working this deal for a long time got himself between me and the buyer a 1000 pesos.
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It's been a while since I felt like a rant and I shouldn't think or print out loud but...

And I've been keeping this in for quite some time but the events that have unfolded over the last few weeks, actually several years of this, get me to thinking that once a visitor gets a look at the foreigner they just want nothing but money, they can't seem to fix anything, what they'd do for their citizens they can't do it for me or my wife even if it enriches them.

First example: I need to get rid of my old car it takes up space, I just want to get rid of it I don't want to dump anymore of my pension into it so we decided to drop the price from 20,000 pesos to 10,000 pesos it needs work but it can be fixed and the dang thing has brand new tires, new brakes, new starter, two replaced engine pulley's, two year old battery now dead from no use and this older guy comes around and said he'd give me 10,000 pesos so I said OKAY... that was my compromise and he would show up the next day with a battery and 10,000 pesos he checked my cars paperwork and said it wasn't in my name (he forgot his glasses) but I checked the next day and it sure was in my name the yellow paper he called it more like the title or owners copy, It should be in my name because I've registered it for 9 years anyway I was notified he'd come in the morning be ready, okay so I got the car ready, moved all sorts of furniture checked the tires, water the works, cleaned it off, he shows up the next day around 10 am with no battery and he said he's going to get a battery, he never showed up, the guy working the deal a very elderly man told me he needs 500 pesos later on that evening for his commission (I didn't commission him) but my wife still said we'll give him 500 pesos when the deal is done so this same old guy working for a commission came by again the following morning to offer me 7,000 pesos and we said NO we' already made it CRYSTAL CLEAR it was 10,000 I'm done I refuse to talk with anyone, this car will be collecting dust until somebody takes out 10,000 pesos and hands it to me.

Second example: We have two large trees next to our house that have dried up they grew so fast and so large, both trees are Narra trees, so one of the In-laws has a friend that will cut them down for free and take the wood, that's a good deal right? So the lumber jack interested in the wood shows up today and all of sudden he can't do it because he might destroy some other fruit trees (bull crap), well after he sees the foreigner more like it. I told my wife I'll cut them down MYSELF, she got pretty angry but oh well, I've cut down two large trees this year alone with a bolo knife and I gave away the wood, it took me a couple hrs each time but this time when I cut these trees down I'm going to BURN the wood I won't be giving it away anymore.

Old Example: One of the many reasons I stopped drinking, health but the main reason was boredom and the same old game over how I'm treated once I showed up to a party or dead happening funeral (tent in the road) the event is on me nobody dishes out, no food (snacks only given out), no booze and out of cigarettes, no money for the Karaoke who gets stuck forking it out, you guessed it the foreigner, this happened so many times I stopped dishing out and then oh... the dagger looks and envy, I'm done with all events.

Mundane and simple Services: Sticking air in my car tires, I ask how much they say it's up to you, what the hell does that mean? So I gave 100 pesos, my bike needed air and I ask how much, it's up to you so I give 20 pesos, I finally asked my neighbors and in-laws whats the cost to air up bike tires, trike tires or car tires the answer is they don't know... Okay so I had a billiard business for 3 years and I added an air compressor since my billiard table was next to the road, OMG was that a wake up call on prices because all of sudden my neighbors and citizens became Einstein on prices they handed me what turned out to be chicken sh*t for payment, 3 pesos for bike tires, 10 pesos to air up all three tires on a trike and 20 pesos to fill all four tires on a car.

I could do this all day long "Larry the Cable Guy" quote.
Dang. Sorry you went through all that.

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Well Mark do what I did once, many years ago I as selling an older car, I always put in the add not negotiable every time as like you believe the price set is value for money, we are selling it and not giving it to charity. I too had a guy look many times at that car and eventually, cheekily made an offer some 2K less, in retaliation I told him the price was set take it or leave it and if he wanted to offer 2K less the price was now 2K more, a week later he came back and said he wanted it and would pay the asking price, 12K I said, no he said the price was 10K in the add,,,,,,,, I said to him mate you knew the non negotiable price and tried it on the new price is 12K. He did leave with tail between his legs and I upped the price in the ad accordingly, about 2 weeks later after a few calls he paid me 11K as we split the difference for his failure to conduct a transaction properly, I was in no hurry so no skin off my nose, had similar things transpired over the years and always came out in front. To date not so for our house in Oz, agent wants us to drop the price,,,,,,,,, mate you and 3 other agents set the price, all the same and now you want us to lower? No.

If you don't need the money stand on your haunches and don't listen to feeble lame excuses why they want it for less. They can try it on but at the end of the day it's your choice to accept or hold your ground.

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You should play baseball. Sounds like you can hit or catch "low ball" pitches HAHAHAHA!
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You should play baseball. Sounds like you can hit or catch "low ball" pitches HAHAHAHA!
If only life was as simple as baseball lol!

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