• That’s another reason for me to never take such an offer.

    Cheers everybody

  • No you aren’t correct.

    It’s not because of holding the warranty (you are correct in asserting that a warranty must be honoured as long as the service schedule has been met by ANY reputable garage.

    It’s because the car is leased. It is not owned by your mate, and as part of the agreement with the owner it is to be serviced at the main dealer.…[Read more]

  • They have their uses – I bought my car on one of them, but I was lucky enough to get a very good deal on it. Paid the finance for the minimum term I had to, then paid off the balance on an interest-free credit card. I now own it outright and will probably do what I usually do – run it until it gets too expensive to maintain and then get a newer…[Read more]

  • One – just one – of the things that’s always put me off those deals is that for the length of the contract, you’re effectively their driving bitch. Want to drive more than we agreed? It’ll cost. Want to get your car serviced, like we told you you had to? That’s us doing the work or if not, you’ll pay twice. Want to keep the car at the end of the…[Read more]

  • My mate has a car brand new on one of those lease thing deals. He mentioned to me that he had to go to the main dealer every time for the service to keep the warranty and if/when he gives the car back.

    I thought that you could take a car to any reputable garage to have the service and as long as the paperwork is officially stamped, then all is…[Read more]

  • fran replied to the topic Sleep paralysis in the forum General Chat 2 weeks, 4 days ago

    Besides Asperger’s, I also have Narcolepsy, and due to the later, I’ve experinced cataplexy several times. Fortunately I haven’t had many waken cataplexy experiences after that I started with Narcolepsy medication, however, even more fortunately for me, it never really bothered me when it did happen. But my lack of negative reaction to it, is not…[Read more]

  • lucy replied to the topic Sleep paralysis in the forum General Chat 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    I used to a lot due to stress, could always hear something coming up the stairs and into my room.Only happens occasionally now but it’s horrible.

  • SAFFY replied to the topic Sleep paralysis in the forum General Chat 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    I used to suffer a lot from this especially if i fell asleep in the day time. That feeling of trying to move, trying to scream, get attention is treuly terrifying especailly when you feel there is something else there.
    Not very often I do suffer but by telling myself that what it is and trying t relax rather than fight it I see to be able to get…[Read more]

  • Jen replied to the topic Sleep paralysis in the forum General Chat 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    I get this when I am stressed/over tired/in a new place etc. It’s hideous and doesn’t matter how much you try to rationalise it. I had a particularly bad week of it and was exhausted, went to the docs and got a short (3 day) course of sleeping pills to ‘re-set’ my sleep which really helps, that particular doctor had never heard of it and looked…[Read more]

  • cam replied to the topic Sleep paralysis in the forum General Chat 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    I have had two bouts of this in my life .
    The was when I was twenty I had returned to my parents after a relationship ended it was terrifying it was the classic huge black thing at the end of the bed and a terrible grinding noise I felt wide awake but could move my body .
    Looking back I was stressed and troubled ( I knew I has behaved badly )but I…[Read more]

  • scarymary replied to the topic Sleep paralysis in the forum General Chat 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    Sounds terrifying, I have had it once when I was asleep on my back with my arms above my head, I had hold of one wrist with my hand and the hand had gone numb but the wrist could feel, so I could feel someone had hold of my wrist but not that it was me, I could not move for a while then.

  • redders replied to the topic Sleep paralysis in the forum General Chat 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    The OH had it very badly, figure sitting on his chest, paralysis, feeling terrified. He fortunately seemed to grow out of it. He described how he tried to get my attention to break him out of it but couldn’t. Horrendous for him.

  • dingbat replied to the topic Sleep paralysis in the forum General Chat 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    Yep. Quite a lot. I get it worse if I nap in the daytime.
    I can remember a couple that were particularly bad- one that went on for over half an hour, which I only know because I heard a text arrive on my phone but was paralysed and being pulled in and out of sleep so couldn’t get to my phone. When in finally managed to wake up, the text had been s…[Read more]

  • amymay replied to the topic Sleep paralysis in the forum General Chat 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    My Nan had the classic ‘black figure at end of bed’ one.
    It’s centuries old, there was even an exhibition at the Tate about it years ago, all the artists depicted the same imagery, so try not to worry. It’s a brain/subconscious thing, the same as why when people take certain drugs, they often ‘see’ the same things.
    I’ve had it before too…usually…[Read more]

  • candy started the topic Sleep paralysis in the forum General Chat 2 weeks, 5 days ago

    Has anyone else experienced this? Had a horrible experience a few nights back, fell asleep early as was completely exhausted. Was lying in bed looking at the window, didn’t think anything of it but suddenly thought I could see someone climbing through the closed window (small one too, a kid could possibly climb through at a push but it wouldn’t be…[Read more]

  • There is a very “them” and “us” theme running in this thread.
    I’m going to hold my hand up and say I took recreational drugs, way back in my youth. NOT the likes of heroin, even in my crazy youth I had half a brain… but most of the others. This admission will probably come back to bite me on the bum won’t it? I don’t plan on running for PM any…[Read more]

  • I have seen bad effects of regular cannabis use including psychosis at its worst and at its best sapping any drive that person had turning them into a virtual zombie even if it was only at the weekend. These people kid themselves that it’s not having a negative effect.

    Two young people died taking ecstasy last weekend so hardly harmless.

    Arguabl…[Read more]

  • There has been speculation that perhaps if a testing station had been made available, and bottled water had been provided for a reasonable price, those deaths may have been prevented. Yes, we should make all drugs legal, and regulated. Often its not the drug, but the strength and purity that does the damage.
    As far as ‘a cheeky cider’, well, there…[Read more]

  • Probably plenty but it hardly justifies the opening up of a wider choice of drugs to kill yourself or others with.

  • I wonder how many people died as a result of alcohol (either directly e.g. liver failure, cancer or other alcohol induced illness or indirectly e.g. fights, getting run over, dangerous driving) over the weekend.

    I’d say, enough that it wouldn’t make it to the news, because it’s so common that it doesn’t make for interesting news.

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