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Images of items I have purchased (except trainers)

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Zefan, 29 Jun 2016.

  1. Hades

    Caporegime

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    Location: Surrey

    Where I live the water is so hard I have to pay it protection money every time I go for a shower.
     
  2. Feek

    Commissario

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    Thats just the installation cost, isn't it? How much is the unit itself?
     
  3. beachBOYken

    Capodecina

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    Location: London

    I love it when people post stuff on here and don’t tell you what it is.:D
     
  4. dirtychinchilla

    Capodecina

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    Location: Woking, Surrey

    About £1,200, although we paid £1,000. If you buy it from them new, you don't pay any installation cost.
     
  5. Feek

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    Interesting.
    This seems to suggest the actual cost, direct from them always includes an installation fee and works out around £2K.
     
  6. fez

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    :p
     
  7. R-evans

    Wise Guy

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    A few bike parts slowly coming in now that my wife's bike got the all clear from the carbon specialists and I can start to rebuild.

    I say slowly as I should have ordered sooner, but I was expecting a repair. Plus I made three separate orders as I kept forgetting parts, only ordered shift cables in this order for example when I also needed brake cables.

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  8. dirtychinchilla

    Capodecina

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    Location: Woking, Surrey

    That person appears to have overpaid. However, I did just have a look at our original quote and we did have to pay for installation, so that was wrong. We were supposed to pay £1,124 plus VAT for the water softener, and then £291 plus VAT for installation = £1,698 inc. VAT.

    I must admit, I've got this all a bit wrong - we probably bought it 4 years ago and my memory is awful. I did manage to get the price of the whole thing down a bit, but I think we paid £1,500 total in the end. We got the 3 month trial, didn't pay anything initially. At the end of the three months I said I wanted to give it back - the price of it ended up feeling a bit overwhelming at the time, so they dropped the price a little bit so that they didn't have to remove it.

    I do think it's worth it though, we've always enjoyed having it. I see it as a long term purchase.
     
  9. Muban

    Soldato

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    Location: Inverness

    It’s a car :p An oversight on my part, I had meant to put it underneath and the clearly got distracted by something shiny, I’ll edit it now so as not to irritate anyone else :cry:
     
  10. Feek

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    I dunno, if you look through that thread, the prices are all very similar - For example, they all get charged the flat installation charge and the the final figures are all much of a muchness.

    I wonder how many people actually tell them to take it out after the three month trial - If they've paid for it to go in, it's got to be a hassle to have it removed. The threat of it is probably enough to persuade them to offer a discount.

    Yeah, I'm seriously considering one. I do wish their site was more transparent about the costs though.
     
  11. dirtychinchilla

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    To be fair, I think everything they do is fixed priced. Hope you like it (if you get one)
     
  12. Itchytrigg

    Wise Guy

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    Great, now I’ve ordered a new shower head. Hate this thread sometimes :D
     
  13. Tee Hee Johnson

    Mobster

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    Location: Glasgow, Scotland

    If its one of the above tiny hole misting ones, I wouldn't bother. We had one briefly and it's a nice misty sensation, but once over that you realise is isnt any more powerful and its nigh on rubbish for long thick hair (my fiance, not mine!).

    We went back to the Mira one we had before :)
     
  14. mrk

    Man of Honour

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    Why not use the mixed mode if the mist/rainfall mode is too weak?! May have mentioned that the rainfall modeis misty from a distance but up close it it is certainly powerful enough!

    I guess only one way to test it out, since it's Amazon you have no questions asked returns :D
     
  15. Ahleckz

    Capodecina

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    I bought one of those shower heads, didn’t notice any difference. The balls just bunched up and the water went round it and it didn’t improve the pressure at all.

    Maybe I got a cheap knock off but I wasn’t impressed.
     
  16. Participant

    Caporegime

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    A bunch of little balls cannot physically increase pressure.

    It must just give the impression of increased pressure using different spray patterns.
     
  17. dLockers

    Sgarrista

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    Nobody tell this man about reduced volume = higher pressure, or hose spray guns :D
     
  18. Greebo

    Caporegime

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    Surely that is wrong because if you restrict the water as you are going from a larger hose to the smaller gaps between balls, then pressure will increase?
     
  19. Participant

    Caporegime

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    If anything sticking lots of balls in the head will act as hydrodynamic drag and reduce the flow of water.

    Downstream pressure increases if you apply the water over a smaller area because pressure = force (upstream force is unchanged) divided by area. This can be achieved with a shower head that rotates to give different nozzle patterns. Balls not required or beneficial.
     
  20. Tefal

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    So in your world a venturi sprays instead of sucks? :p

    It increases flow velocity not pressure, pressure drops with restriction.

    But we tend to call velocity pressure for this stuff so meh