I received an e-mail today. I am not sure whether it is a scam or just spam, but it all seems too horribly plausible and I suspect that it may be for real.Â It is an invitation to buy tickets for a VIP Eric Clapton package.
Entries Tagged as 'Rip-Off'
Several times in the past I have banged on about damaged cable TV/telephone distribution boxes.Â I used to call Virgin Media to report them but gave up after being faced with a distinct lack of interest from them. The only time I would persevere now is if the one that feeds my house is open. […]
October 1st, 2007 · 3 Comments · Life, Technology
This broadband connection of mine is getting very annoying. We had a weekend where it was down more than it was up, and since then there has been at least one day a week, usually Sunday, where it is down. I know its nothing wrong here because sometimes e-mail works but web connections don’t and […]
September 21st, 2007 · 4 Comments · Music
The Sex Pistols are playing at the Brixton Academy on November 8th. I toyed with the idea of trying to get tickets in the 5 minutes between them going on sale and all selling out tomorrow morning, but I think that Â£37.50 is a bit steep, even before you add on all the spurious booking […]
February 1st, 2007 · Comments Off on Out of the blue · Music
Last year I had an impulse to buy the ELO album Out of the Blue. The whole ‘guilty pleasures’ phenomenon and the Peter Kaye episode of Dr Who had put them back in the public eye a bit and I remembered the day when Out of the Blue was released and Kenny Everett played the […]
There used to be a saying about people who would not pay for shareware (back in ancient times when the honour system was in place, before shareware had expiry times on it) it went something like “If you can afford a computer you can afford to pay for software”. True it was a saying most […]
September 20th, 2005 · Comments Off on Rip-off merchants? · Life
Sometimes it is heartening when someone lives up to a stereotype. We shouldn’t be surprised – stereotypes often have some root in observed behaviour, even if it does get exaggerated. In some circumstances, like when you are dealing with an estate agent, builders or used-car dealer, the last thing you want is for them to […]
September 20th, 2005 · Comments Off on Crawley Town ticket prices · Life
The Broadfield Statium got a mention the Observer this week. Not the Crawley Observer, but the real one. They always get a mention in the Crawley Observer because the paper now sponsors them. Something about that doesn’t feel right. The club has new owners and a significant impact on the public purse through its hire […]