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Old 12th July 2019, 09:09 PM
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Baldi sympathies but future encounters with HMRC terrifying me.... especially when I go automous here soon.

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Andy did you get any information, email etc. giving a date for delivery? I ordered some wood panels yesterday and confirmation said within 3 days. Had an email late last night with tracking info and said order had left depot.

If it is a small business they may close early on Fridays.

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Old 13th July 2019, 09:46 AM
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By the way the what time of day to phone really made me chuckle.
We have something similar if we want to talk to someone at the town hall (there is no appointments system).

Go between 8.30 and 10 and there are queues of people who don't start work till 10.

Go between 10 and 10.45 and the staff are having their compulsory morning break.

Go between 10.45 and 11.30 and there are queues of people nipping out on their own morning breaks.

So there's not much point in going before midday - then they knock off at 2.

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just as a retort on the comments about Spanish efficiency - just try getting some sense out of UK businesses or worse still UK government offices. SWMBO is still paying NI to maintain her pension rights but because she works only 9 months of the year, she has to tell HMRC how much she has worked in the UK financial year (April 6th to April 5th) and produce a copy of her contracts for them to tell her how much she has to pay. A letter gets sent from us a few days into the new financial year stating how much she has worked during the financial year just finished for them to tell her how much she has to pay. Last year after a couple of months wait for a reply, she got an answer which was hopelessly wrong so another letter was sent saying what we thought it should be. Two month wait and back came the reply saying that what we had submitted was correct.

This year, seeking to avoid the problem from last year, the letter was sent from us on 7th April, setting out what we thought the amount should be. - - We are still waiting for a reply from HMRC! Phoning numbers that are either not answered or constantly engaged or sending an email (sorry but you have to write in) is just as frustrating.
a good few years ago I was drawn into the nightmare that was the CSA, this was a government dept that wrote the book on 'the right hand not knowing what the left hand was doing', the story is to long to condense down and still make sense so I wont

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always always asafone. 1120 just tried several times. w**kers

these scammers should get prison sentences . they never do. could never watch watchdog as they found scams, found the culprits and then action seemed impossible....
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well they seem to be the type of supplier that owns only half of the process, as they say its now with distributor so called and omg spoke to someone at last and they delivering tomorrow

you can all laugh at my naivety



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2 days later and now the distributor hanging up on calls or not answering.

could still be an elaborate scam with one man and his monkey pretending to offer post sales support

furious, even if not scam and I get it soon this is crazy timescales when they had it in Madrid in a lorry 3 days ago.

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2 days later and now the distributor hanging up on calls or not answering.

could still be an elaborate scam with one man and his monkey pretending to offer post sales support

furious, even if not scam and I get it soon this is crazy timescales when they had it in Madrid in a lorry 3 days ago.
Please be aware that some delivery outfits are hopeless. There is one in this area which says it has tried to deliver but nobody was home. Unless we are all away on holiday there is always somebody here - they just haven't bothered to try to find the house which is in a perfectly normal street.

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2 days later and now the distributor hanging up on calls or not answering.

could still be an elaborate scam with one man and his monkey pretending to offer post sales support

furious, even if not scam and I get it soon this is crazy timescales when they had it in Madrid in a lorry 3 days ago.
Where is the office or manufacturer that you ordered it from? In Madrid, local to you?

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Not local Alicante I'm catalunya. Agent helped me and she says...they tried to call you yesterday for directions; they have an english number 44xxxxx, but no indication that it is english, so the guy rings 44xxxxx and of course - wrong number

So they can't find an address in Google maps and don't know what +44 means

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