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DowntownRDB Posted at 11-23 17:37
We've already polluted the landfills and now it appears the ocean is next.

I wonder if in the years to come they dig up the landfills and recycle the materials they find.
2021-11-24
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DowntownRDB Posted at 11-23 17:38
I'm seeing a lot of car dealers try to buy used cars to sell due to the lack of new inventory.  My next vehicle will definitely be all electric.

As long as the electric car I choose can do 200 mile range and doenst cost the earth Im all in too.
2021-11-24
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DowntownRDB Posted at 11-23 17:38
I'm seeing a lot of car dealers try to buy used cars to sell due to the lack of new inventory.  My next vehicle will definitely be all electric.

We sold the MIL's car to a version of carmax we have here,  they oftered 2k more than the dealership and that was also more than we could find private sales.   We bit there arm off for it.   It then took them about 5 months to sell it on though.
2021-11-24
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DAFlys Posted at 11-24 01:42
I wonder if in the years to come they dig up the landfills and recycle the materials they find.

Not sure.  What I do know is those landfills are creating a lot of methane gas.
2021-11-25
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DowntownRDB Posted at 11-25 03:41
Not sure.  What I do know is those landfills are creating a lot of methane gas.

Thats a very good point,   Ive seen near our local landfill site they have some sort of reclaim device in operation.   I have no idea how effective it.
2021-11-25
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DAFlys Posted at 11-24 01:43
As long as the electric car I choose can do 200 mile range and doenst cost the earth Im all in too.

The lack of range is holding me back but with the new battery technology being developed we should see EVs getting upwards of 300 miles per charge.  Re-charging at 220V is not to slow but at 120V it is very slow so I will for sure install a 220V charging system.  
2021-11-25
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DAFlys Posted at 11-24 01:44
We sold the MIL's car to a version of carmax we have here,  they oftered 2k more than the dealership and that was also more than we could find private sales.   We bit there arm off for it.   It then took them about 5 months to sell it on though.

Wow, sounds like she got a great deal.  
2021-11-25
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DowntownRDB Posted at 11-25 03:51
The lack of range is holding me back but with the new battery technology being developed we should see EVs getting upwards of 300 miles per charge.  Re-charging at 220V is not to slow but at 120V it is very slow so I will for sure install a 220V charging system.

We’re lucky here as all homes have 240v 100 amp supply. Under the new building regs coming in all new houses and renovated houses will need to install a charging point as part of the building control.
2021-11-25
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DowntownRDB Posted at 11-25 03:51
Wow, sounds like she got a great deal.

Yes. We were really surprised. The place has a bad reputation for knocking the valuation down when they do the appraisal but we didn’t get any of that.
2021-11-25
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DAFlys Posted at 11-25 03:47
Thats a very good point,   Ive seen near our local landfill site they have some sort of reclaim device in operation.   I have no idea how effective it.

Let's hope it is very effective.  I've seen some in use here as well.  
2021-11-26
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DAFlys Posted at 11-25 03:56
We’re lucky here as all homes have 240v 100 amp supply. Under the new building regs coming in all new houses and renovated houses will need to install a charging point as part of the building control.

Installing a charging point as part of the new regulations was a great idea.  Really helps the movement toward all EVs.  
2021-11-26
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DAFlys Posted at 11-25 03:57
Yes. We were really surprised. The place has a bad reputation for knocking the valuation down when they do the appraisal but we didn’t get any of that.

Sounds like they treated you fairly.  That is not always the case with car dealers.  
2021-11-26
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DowntownRDB Posted at 11-26 04:10
Sounds like they treated you fairly.  That is not always the case with car dealers.

The company has a bad reputation for fleecing people but I guess we got lucky.
2021-11-26
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DowntownRDB Posted at 11-26 04:08
Installing a charging point as part of the new regulations was a great idea.  Really helps the movement toward all EVs.

They start around £500 here so not a huge burden on the builders.
2021-11-26
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DAFlys Posted at 11-26 04:19
The company has a bad reputation for fleecing people but I guess we got lucky.

You sure did.  
2021-11-27
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DAFlys Posted at 11-26 04:23
They start around £500 here so not a huge burden on the builders.

I would bet that the builders pass that cost on when they sale the house.
2021-11-27
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DowntownRDB Posted at 11-27 03:06
I would bet that the builders pass that cost on when they sale the house.

Yep.  Without a doubt that will happen.
2021-11-27
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DAFlys Posted at 11-27 03:19
Yep.  Without a doubt that will happen.

Not sure about builders in the UK but the ones locally here make a "sizeable" profit off each house.  Currently there is a large demand for new houses so builders are throwing them up super fast but the quality of workmanship is really on the decline.  Glad I live on my mini yacht.
2021-11-28
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DowntownRDB Posted at 11-28 04:28
Not sure about builders in the UK but the ones locally here make a "sizeable" profit off each house.  Currently there is a large demand for new houses so builders are throwing them up super fast but the quality of workmanship is really on the decline.  Glad I live on my mini yacht.

There is a good profit here,   Quite often see a house with a little bit of land around it and they buy the house for 400-500k build two more that they selll for 800k,  and then the original house is done up and sold for at least as much as they paid if not more.
2021-11-28
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DAFlys Posted at 11-28 05:20
There is a good profit here,   Quite often see a house with a little bit of land around it and they buy the house for 400-500k build two more that they selll for 800k,  and then the original house is done up and sold for at least as much as they paid if not more.

Great deal for the developer.  
2021-11-29
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DowntownRDB Posted at 11-29 02:47
Great deal for the developer.

Happens a a lot.  SHMBO'd is addicted to looking at houses for sale and then seeing what they sell for.
2021-11-29
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DAFlys Posted at 11-29 03:06
Happens a a lot.  SHMBO'd is addicted to looking at houses for sale and then seeing what they sell for.

Nothing wrong with that addiction.  At least she will know what the local housing market is bringing.  Maybe she will convince you to buy and flip a few houses if the profit is right.
2021-11-30
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DowntownRDB Posted at 11-30 04:18
Nothing wrong with that addiction.  At least she will know what the local housing market is bringing.  Maybe she will convince you to buy and flip a few houses if the profit is right.

I’ve been looking for a flat to buy, do up and rent out for a few months but so far no luck with the right property.
2021-11-30
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DAFlys Posted at 11-30 04:45
I’ve been looking for a flat to buy, do up and rent out for a few months but so far no luck with the right property.

That will be a great project.  You just need to find the right flat now.  
2021-12-1
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DowntownRDB Posted at 12-1 03:06
That will be a great project.  You just need to find the right flat now.

Yes,    they've really slowed down the last few weeks,  I think most people are waiting now for after Christmas.
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DAFlys Posted at 12-1 03:08
Yes,    they've really slowed down the last few weeks,  I think most people are waiting now for after Christmas.

Major investments seem to always come in Q2 here in the states.  The need to get the bills paid from Christmas shopping and pay the annual federal taxes (April) usually comes first before a major purchase.  This is why I bought a boat (one time federal tax) and pay cash for Christmas gifts.  No bills coming later so simply no financial issues to worry about.   
2021-12-2
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DowntownRDB Posted at 12-2 04:10
Major investments seem to always come in Q2 here in the states.  The need to get the bills paid from Christmas shopping and pay the annual federal taxes (April) usually comes first before a major purchase.  This is why I bought a boat (one time federal tax) and pay cash for Christmas gifts.  No bills coming later so simply no financial issues to worry about.

Is that because of how you pay your takes out there?
2021-12-2
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DAFlys Posted at 12-2 04:32
Is that because of how you pay your takes out there?

Home and property taxes are paid annually.  However, RVs and boats are considered mobile so you only pay taxes one time when you purchase them.  Every time we fill up at the gas pump a large portion of that cost goes to federal taxes and supposedly that is how they maintain the roads and highways.  Seems like a few roads around here missed out on the upkeep.  
2021-12-3
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DowntownRDB Posted at 12-3 13:46
Home and property taxes are paid annually.  However, RVs and boats are considered mobile so you only pay taxes one time when you purchase them.  Every time we fill up at the gas pump a large portion of that cost goes to federal taxes and supposedly that is how they maintain the roads and highways.  Seems like a few roads around here missed out on the upkeep.

Dont you also pay your federal taxes annually?
2021-12-4
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DAFlys Posted at 12-4 01:06
Dont you also pay your federal taxes annually?

Oh yeah, let's not forget the annual ritual of paying federal taxes.  Not my favorite subject.  The tax system  could stand some changes but will not happen during the current administration.  
2021-12-5
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DowntownRDB Posted at 12-5 03:14
Oh yeah, let's not forget the annual ritual of paying federal taxes.  Not my favorite subject.  The tax system  could stand some changes but will not happen during the current administration.

We have something similar,   tax is deducted with pay,  but every April if your unlucky you have to do a tax form then you get a nice bill or rebate.
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DAFlys Posted at 12-5 03:47
We have something similar,   tax is deducted with pay,  but every April if your unlucky you have to do a tax form then you get a nice bill or rebate.

I tend to always get the "nice bill".  
2021-12-6
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DowntownRDB Posted at 12-6 04:38
I tend to always get the "nice bill".

Ive had a couple of those,  and quite a few Id rather not have.
2021-12-6
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DAFlys Posted at 12-6 04:52
Ive had a couple of those,  and quite a few Id rather not have.

For sure not my favorite time of year.  
2021-12-7
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Looks like coal barges
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Phantasma5 Posted at 12-13 18:10
Looks like coal barges

I believe they are for refuse,  they were moored outside the recycling centre and they us the river to move the rubbish.
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DAFlys Posted at 12-14 00:05
I believe they are for refuse,  they were moored outside the recycling centre and they us the river to move the rubbish.

Makes sense I know lots of places transport trash on barges
2021-12-15
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Phantasma5 Posted at 12-15 19:48
Makes sense I know lots of places transport trash on barges

At this location there used to be a landfill,  now they have a floating area where its processed.
2021-12-16
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cheers SHERLOCKHOLMES.  
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