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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby scott » Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:22 pm

I purchased an item from Perth on Ebay, a major seller who I dealt with with many times, usually the item turn up in a week, but this one took over two weeks, not the sellers fault in this case, but Australia Post, according to tracking it came from Perth to Melbourne, sat in a sorting centre in Melbourne for a few days, then instead of heading to my postal area, it went to Brisbane!!!!, sat there for two days, then it returned to Melbourne and finally found it's way to my post office (as I was not home).

I bought something on Gumtree a couple of years ago, paid by direct deposit, heard no acknowledgment of payment being recieved, so I emailed him and he said he posted it, did not show up after a reasonable time, so I email him, seller claims the parcel came back to him and he resent it, still did not turn up, email again, he had no idea what had happened, smelt a rat and demanded a refund, that took weeks for him to do, but the refund came eventually. Some people are professional, others are crooks.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby ScaniaGrenda » Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:59 pm

In my case through the seller has lodged the details to Australia post to say their sending a package through but hasn't actually sent the package yet. It's now the 5th day since I got the tracking number (7 days since I made payment), almost 4 in the afternoon now and no new updates on the tracker. If Auspost truly had it it would've updated to say it was sitting in a post office somewhere by now, not hard to miss. We all know the postal system has it's faults but in this case I'm believing the tracker, there's no way it could've gotten through a scanner at any point without it being updated. I'm on the side of the fence that the seller has done a runner and not sent the item I've purchased therefor if it's not here by Friday the seller can expect an item not received case to be opened against them and negative feedback from me. If there was a problem they should've gotten in touch to say there's going to be a delay in shipping. Not good business when there isn't any communication. Won't be buying from this seller again that's for sure.

Edit: Something suss is going on, I went to attempt to contact the seller about "didn't receive item" then it's telling me 1 "it may still be on the way" and two the estimated delivery date was yesterday (when I purchased it, it said the 26th was the estimated date) but at the top where it says postage, it's now saying "between July 2nd and Wednesday 3rd July", what is going on?.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby TA3001 » Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:04 pm

In regards to Scott's post, what was the Gumtree seller's rating? This website seems like some weak Australian knock off of Ebay, and personally I think it looks too shabby.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby scott » Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:12 am

I did not actually get the seller's rating- was new to Gumtree at the time. You need to really suss out the seller as much as you can before you buy. Ebay is the better one though, but buyer beware.

Huge 4WD vehicles being driven by people so small, that they hardly can see over the steering wheel, nearly got cleaned up by such a person in a Kluger last week, yes not a huge 4WD, but big enough.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Newcastle Flyer » Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:30 pm

TA3001 wrote:This website seems like some weak Australian knock off of Ebay, and personally I think it looks too shabby.

I think it's owned by Ebay.

scott wrote:I did not actually get the seller's rating- was new to Gumtree at the time.

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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Swift » Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:00 pm

Gumtree is effectively Australia's counterpart to America's Craigslist. Your mileage will vary greatly.
It's more for pick ups, whereas Ebay is more for posted items with better buyer protections (which is often abused unfortunately). We can never have a perfect system for all when human beings are involved. There are always those cunning out there who play the system.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby TA3001 » Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:41 pm

Doing 90MPH in ETS2 (Euro Truck Simulator 2) in the dark with a fully loaded trailer,no headlights on, governor disabled, and not knowing what the fine for this in would be Australia.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby TA3001 » Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:45 pm

Folks having more lip sex at the same bloody stop as previously, but this time with a beggar pestering me who was also smoking.

I don't know why folks think I enjoy the smell of cigarets, even at places where it's legally banned!
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Newcastle Flyer » Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:46 am

So where are the smoke alarms if the Oscars have in the toilet room "Smoke alarms fitted"?

Several Oscar toilets yesterday had the smell of these "poison sticks" in them.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby TA3001 » Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:48 pm

If only indoor environments had actual alarms that detect the scent of the death sticks. It'd be hilarious, albeit disruptive to a degree.

Edit: Seeing the numbers of Adelaide's most vile bus on a validator. Honestly I hate 24 hour time for several reasons, not just one!
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby scott » Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:48 pm

People from charities coming to the door just after I get home (after being delayed by traffic and roadworks), they not only ring the bell, but try and knock the door down, they want to talk forever, I don't. I just told them I am busy, please go.

And if you think there is enough trash on the TV, saw an ad on a bus for another trash series on MTV, Teen Mom Australia(sic).
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Bus Suggestions » Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:05 pm

Bus Suggestions wrote:App developers that originally promise a free app for armchair planners and pros alike, but then move on to make it paid and 'businesses-only', such as TransitMix. It really bugs me off when there's no other app like it.

Since contacting them by leaving a note in 'Request a Demo' - the 'Contact' section redirects to it - I have received a reply:
Hey ******, this is ******* from Remix. I lead our International team based in Amsterdam now. Got your message on our website last week, and sorry I couldn't reply earlier.

We currently don't have any trial / free version of the platform, and since 2015, we have been focused on working with public transport agencies and cities. The reason why we decided to change our strategy and stop offering a free product, is that we believe we can make a bigger impact in the public transport world by building software for their planners and other staff.

Thanks for reaching out and sorry we cannot offer the free version anymore.

Regards!

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I don't see why they can't offer two versions; a Pro version for businesses and a Lite version for individual armchair planners. Some features which may differ could be some statistical outputs and ability to work in groups being only in the Pro version. Now I'm a little bit more off-the-hook with the response, because armchair planners can still make a difference by telling the big companies what could be done for cheap.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby scott » Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:45 am

This morning rode on one of Ventura's single door CB60 3X2 seated Scania L94UB's that are used mainly for school runs, but pop up from time to time on route work.

Millennial female who looked like one of those plastic reality show contestants says to driver "I don't appreciate having to walk all the way down the to the front door to get off", driver says "you have no choice, goodbye".

Was a very comfy bus to ride, with wide, thickly padded seats and hardly any rattles.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Swift » Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:47 am

scott wrote:

Millennial female who looked like one of those plastic reality show contestants says to driver "I don't appreciate having to walk all the way down the to the front door to get off", driver says "you have no choice, goodbye".

Stupid, rude and pointless saying that to the driver.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby TA3001 » Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:41 pm

I'M sure she'd love the ex Adelaide Volvo artics in Perth. High floor and you can only board and alight through the front door.

Alternatively, the hills Volgrens here would make her day too (all single door for chassis types less than 14 metres long).
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby ScaniaGrenda » Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:35 pm

Passenger Intercoms were borked at my local station this morning (Possibly due to the rain getting in the wiring). I tried three different Intercoms (one wasn't even dialling when the button was pushed) and the attendant at the other end couldn't hear me so he'd hang up. It was only when the guard of N-set 2858 pulled up did I get he's attention to ask if he could pass on that the Passenger intercoms were out of order, he then accused me of using the orange emergency help point and said the usual "emergencies only spill" I then tell him three times I'm not talking about the help point, I'm talking about the regular passenger intercom I then quickly show him the intercom I was referring too and then he was like "oh right, I'll put in a report". Way to jump to conclusions and I'm not an idiot, I wouldn't use a help point in a non emergency.

He wanted to know why I was using the intercom before jumping to he's spill, my reason was "well it seems some of the trains are running late and want to know if mine is affected"
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby TA3001 » Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:20 pm

This was posted with Newcastle Flyer in mind.

So I was on a CB60 bodied L94UB, sitting just behind the centre door. This fat foreign freak in his 40s boards and sits in the adjacent row. Not long after, he has a 10 minute long coughing fit without any knowledge whatsoever of how to cover his mouth, all whilst sitting at a 45 degree angle, with the centre door right in front.

I literally put my clothing over my nose for the remainder of the trip, as the air seemed so disgusting to me, and I don't really need an illness/cold as a result of this. The disgusting fella moved to the front of the bus eventually, which put a welcome end to the ordeal.

Why the hell is it so hard for males to cover their mouth when they cough?? All you do is rotate your hand 90 degrees, and bring it towards your mouth when expecting a cough. This way, the airspace around you remains much less bitter and toxic than what it would be like if you didn't. Alternatively, you can cover it with your sleeve, and coughing into your hand still seems gross.

I'm surprised that somebody hasn't written a Wikipedia article on how to do this, as these folks could definitely benefit from reading it. It isn't any harder than making baby steps as an infant!
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby ScaniaGrenda » Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:36 am

Not that i'm looking at doing it but I'm scratching my head as to why if you were coming from Maitland during rail replacement on the 13th of this month that to get to Gosford leaving Maitland station at 9:13 AM you need to go all the way to Berowra Station (making note that your already going way past Gosford station at this point to get to Berowra) then hop on another replacement bus that'll leave from Berowra Station to take you to Gosford Station.

Suppose if you were coming from Hamilton station instead it may be a little easier because there's probably a replacement route going towards Gosford station but how does it make any sense that if one from Maitland wants to go to Gosford they need to take a replacement past that goes past Gosford on the way then turn around and get a bus going back to Gosford station.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby BroadGauge » Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:03 am

ScaniaGrenda wrote:Not that i'm looking at doing it but I'm scratching my head as to why if you were coming from Maitland during rail replacement on the 13th of this month that to get to Gosford leaving Maitland station at 9:13 AM you need to go all the way to Berowra Station (making note that your already going way past Gosford station at this point to get to Berowra) then hop on another replacement bus that'll leave from Berowra Station to take you to Gosford Station.

Suppose if you were coming from Hamilton station instead it may be a little easier because there's probably a replacement route going towards Gosford station but how does it make any sense that if one from Maitland wants to go to Gosford they need to take a replacement past that goes past Gosford on the way then turn around and get a bus going back to Gosford station.

Because as ridiculous as it sounds, it's still faster than travelling to Hamilton on one bus, changing for another bus there to Wyong, then changing again for a third bus to Gosford.

Doing such a trip would work out like this..

(2HU) Maitland 09:08 to Hamilton 10:08
(56CN) Hamilton 10:20 to Wyong 11:54
(53CN) Wyong 12:00 to Gosford 12:30

Yeah, even going a long way down the freeway past where you want to go, then doing a u-turn and coming back, is still better than that! ;)
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby ScaniaGrenda » Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:31 pm

Maybe but you might as well continue heading onto Sydney at that point after 9AM. For someone like me who would only spend an hour or two down there and then have to head back towards Newcastle before sundown, in this case it's not worth it for me but others may see it differently.

Anyway back on another Ebay rant, looking for a new T-shirt on Ebay as I feel a bit repetitive wearing the same 3-4 shirts over and over again and the amount of sellers that say their Australian sellers but are actually overseas sellers (take a hint as to what country their actually from, beings with a C) is astonishingly high, I've even filtered out overseas sellers but still get some overseas results popping up because Ebay thinks their operating in Australia but are actually overseas if you look at their profile.

And yes I know based and located (or location if you put it that way) are two different things but If I filter out overseas content, I really mean I want to filter out overseas results.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby MotorOmnibus8562 » Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:45 pm

Our Federal Government Thinking it’s okay to BULLY OUR YOUTH even though they are against the citizens bullying eachother

if the government is against bullying THEN WHY DON’T THEY BE THE BIGGER EXAMPLE by not doing it to our youth

Whats more? The Governments (especially QLD and my local council) do not seem to think about the impacts of what they do and how it will affect the residents.

The parliaments ruined and that’s what ticks me off!!!! :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby scott » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:04 pm

Steve Price getting kicked off nights and put on in the afternoons.We get Steve Price in Melbourne via 3AW. This could of caused Denis Walter to be sacked, but due to his sound ratings on 3AW's afternoon show, he will remain (for now at least). I listen to Price when he has his motoring segment.

We only get a couple of hours of Steve Price's show, then we get Philip Brady for two hours- who has just turned 80 and is nearly clocking up 30 years in the night slot,apart from a year when his on air partner,Bruce Mansfield got the sack for cash for comment.

Hinch took over the night program after Mansfield got sacked, putting Brady on the sidelines (except for the show he did on Sunday nights), then the Hinch experiment failed and Brady (and Mansfield) got reinstated. We did not have networked content at that time (2000-01).
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby Campbelltown busboy » Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:38 pm

scott wrote:Steve Price getting kicked off nights and put on in the afternoons.We get Steve Price in Melbourne via 3AW. This could of caused Denis Walter to be sacked, but due to his sound ratings on 3AW's afternoon show, he will remain (for now at least). I listen to Price when he has his motoring segment.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby ScaniaGrenda » Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:54 pm

ScaniaGrenda was waiting for he's bus back home this morning at the shopping complex, some dude in he's 40's approaches with tats on he's neck approaches him and gives him some run down story (that he didn't catch) about how he's just moved into the area and needs money for the bus fare or something, ScaniaGrenda says he doesn't have any change on him and the dude says "don't take me as a threat i'm not that kinda person" ScaniaGrenda says no he's not taking it that way, he's just trying to point out how he doesn't have any coins on him (even if he did he wouldn't hand them out there and then, he's wary of people coming up with fake & sob stories to mooch money out of people). Tats guy get's the grumps and sorta walks off and sits down on the ground near the bus shelter. Scaniagrenda then continues to look out for he's bus and sees it coming from across the road and walks over and catches it.

Translation: Had some guy I'd assume in 40's with tats ask if I had money for a bus fare or something but I don't carry physical money on me much anymore (unless I get cash out which is rare) and was thinking I was taking him for a threat when really I didn't have money (and I'm wary about these sorts of things) Funnily enough there was two other people at the shelter and he didn't ask them if they had any money, just me. Think this might of set alarm bells off but I could be wrong.
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Re: What gives you the S&#T's!?

Postby ScaniaGrenda » Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:46 am

When your SD card corrupts on you out of the blue losing all stored photos in the process.

I've lost all the photos from last Saturdays rail replacement buses. Thankfully I somewhat backed them up but it's not the uncompressed copies (I uploaded all my transport photos up to Google Photos in the cloud). So the original uncompressed photos are gone but the compressed ones still exist on Google photos. I was going to upload one to Facebook today but won't be doing that now.. and I had some nice photos too
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