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      04-30-2009, 03:37 PM   #309
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Long South American river at SQ?
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      05-07-2009, 01:25 AM   #311
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Long South American river at SQ?
That'll be the one! Good guess or do you know other people there?
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      05-11-2009, 08:34 AM   #313
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That'll be the one! Good guess or do you know other people there?
Just a guess...

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      05-28-2009, 02:39 PM   #314
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      06-27-2009, 07:22 AM   #318
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Great thread...

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We integrate multi-room AV, lighting, heating, air-con, security and just about any other mechanical or electrical/electronic device or building service. Put the controls for it all onto wireless or wall mounted touch-screens and web-interfaces etc. Typical installation runs from 10k for basic multi-room audio up to ri-god-damn-diculous money (think 400k+) for a fully integrated 30 zone audio/video distribution system with heating, lighting, blinds & curtains, air-con, security, cctv, fire alarm, irrigation control, telephony & IT and access control systems (think biometric door entry etc).

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Great job overall, has it's good and bad days as all jobs do
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So how many fellow business owners here? And how is business? We are insanely stacked up with work! Seems odd really.
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      08-26-2009, 03:34 AM   #328
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So how many fellow business owners here? And how is business? We are insanely stacked up with work! Seems odd really.
bloody quite, got worst these few months and people havnt got any money,
got 4 months work to start in oct building a new campsite for lodges,just a field at the moment,
i am a driveway-groundwork contractor,
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bloody quite, got worst these few months and people havnt got any money,
got 4 months work to start in oct building a new campsite for lodges,just a field at the moment,
i am a driveway-groundwork contractor,
dont worry JJ confidence is coming back to the housing market so building work will follow, and you'll be quids in.
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JJ - I think most B2C stuff if quiet. We are almost exclusivlely B2B and mainly deal with public sector clients (and one private one who is booming thanks to digital switchover!) - they seem nearly oblivious to the recession. In fact I had to stop getting discounts on ads for a client because they HAD to spend their ad budget in three weeks. Slightly galling for most people.
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