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      05-26-2008, 05:07 PM   #133
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Excellent Of course Bosch are 'A' rated as well - more energy efficient. What about dishwashers then?
Dishwashers are all well and good, but there is nothing like a fridge for the appliance enthusiast.

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It seems SMEG's with ice dispensers even appreciate in value... I can't get one for love nor money...
Try the classified section on www.fridgeheads.com

Some of these high end SMEGS are really popular. I heard that the UK allocation of the GTR model was sold out until 2010.
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Dishwashers are all well and good, but there is nothing like a fridge for the appliance enthusiast.



Try the classified section on www.fridgeheads.com

Some of these high end SMEGS are really popular. I heard that the UK allocation of the GTR model was sold out until 2010.
I've specced up my SMEG GTR already, except I can't decide between gun metal or red? On Fridgeheads, most have gone for red...
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      05-26-2008, 05:18 PM   #135
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Dishwashers are all well and good, but there is nothing like a fridge for the appliance enthusiast.
Absolutely....how else could a BMW forum have soooooooo many posts on fridges. That was very funny btw. Mind you, the way to a man's heart is through his stomach.....so they say. Hmmmm.
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Only had super diesel at the garage tonight 137.9p unreal. I put £12 worth in to keep me going.
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Here's an interesting one:

http://www.opec.org/home/PowerPoint/...n/taxation.htm

Funny how they have been "prudently" increasing duty to ensure that the pump price rises at 0.5p a litre above inflation, then choose to completely ignore the fact that it has risen hugely faster than inflation all on its own. To put it back to where they said it would be they would probably have to reduce it by 30p a litre, but that's not going to happen. Government finances are completely screwed for the foreseeable future anyway.
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      05-27-2008, 04:56 AM   #138
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Also the latest VED tax grab seems to be causing a little bit of trouble for Gordon Brown and his puppet chancellor

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/new...cle4009690.ece
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      05-27-2008, 05:18 AM   #139
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Here's an interesting one:

http://www.opec.org/home/PowerPoint/...n/taxation.htm

Funny how they have been "prudently" increasing duty to ensure that the pump price rises at 0.5p a litre above inflation, then choose to completely ignore the fact that it has risen hugely faster than inflation all on its own. To put it back to where they said it would be they would probably have to reduce it by 30p a litre, but that's not going to happen. Government finances are completely screwed for the foreseeable future anyway.
Why is it we take some of the highest prices in this country without any trouble?

I found this chart, 6 years old now but it shows the UK making 2.5m barrels a day while only using 1.5m barrels a day, we have a huge surplus for decades now compared to france/germany and what have we done with it, there should be a gold plated NHS or world class rail service or erm, a world class civil service able to control and tax every movement we make.
http://www.scaruffi.com/politics/oil.html
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      05-27-2008, 02:06 PM   #140
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I've specced up my SMEG GTR already, except I can't decide between gun metal or red? On Fridgeheads, most have gone for red...
Those that have gone for Gunmetal are now hiding their heads in shame.
Electric Strawberry is this year's shade, Paul.

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      05-27-2008, 02:53 PM   #141
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I SO want thet Fridge Viv... It matches my kettle...
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      05-27-2008, 03:23 PM   #142
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Those that have gone for Gunmetal are now hiding their heads in shame.
Electric Strawberry is this year's shade, Paul.

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      05-27-2008, 04:14 PM   #143
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Very Good Viv I wonder if the paint jobs that Smeg offer are as versatile as Mini's
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Only had super diesel at the garage tonight 137.9p unreal. I put £12 worth in to keep me going.
I am soo glad that my company have instated a fuel card late last year. I would be losing money on my company mileage now.
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£126.9 WOW got a big shock now im officially back in the UK lol....Russians pay..20 rubles per litre of D(46 to a £) and 95 Ron is 23 and there up in arms and these are Moscow prices, it gets even lower in the Oblast or outer regions unlike ours where they screw u for more saying,transport is a problem lol...

Anyway...i think seeing as i dont pay for mine officially ill keep the D,but next years options allow P instead of D so i might go to a 135i..mmm just gotta convince the Big bad ugly one upstairs lol.
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      05-29-2008, 11:56 AM   #146
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Has anyone seen this month's TG mag?

They have a bit about the price of petrol in Venezuela. It's ridiculously cheap. Can't remember the exact figure but it would cost approx 75p (no shit apparently) to fill a Merc ML
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Has anyone seen this month's TG mag?

They have a bit about the price of petrol in Venezuela. It's ridiculously cheap. Can't remember the exact figure but it would cost approx 75p (no shit apparently) to fill a Merc ML
That's Steve A's supply problems sorted then No wonder Red Ken was trying to form some relationship with the Venezuelan government

Perhaps that's why he was known as Red Ken because red desiel is what Tfl run their bendy bus fleet on
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"Britain’s diesel prices are the lowest in Europe before tax – but the highest once tax has been added on, official Government figures have revealed.

The figures show that UK drivers are struggling with the biggest tax burden in Europe, and it is only likely to get bigger.

In Britain the average pre-tax price for diesel was 48.8p per litre during April, but that spiralled to 116.6p per litre at the pump. This means taxes account for a mighty 58% of the total price.

It’s a similar story with unleaded petrol. The average pre-tax price was 41.2p per litre in April – the third lowest in the EU – but this rose to 107.6p once taxes were added.

After tax, 18 other countries had cheaper unleaded, according to the figures from the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform.

The shocking statistics come in the same week that truckers staged a protest in London, calling for the Gordon Brown to tackle rising fuel costs.

The Tories said the latest statistics showed that the Government could not blame international fuel costs for sky-high prices at the pumps.

Shadow chief secretary to the Treasury Philip Hammond said: 'Gordon Brown's claim that world oil prices are to blame for the soaring cost of motoring has been exposed as a sham. The blame lies squarely with him.'

A Treasury spokesman denied that fuel taxes were too high, saying they were justified because they were green and designed to reduce carbon consumption."
So now we know...
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