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    Originally posted by Dice75 View Post
    Solid shilling RDIII
    If its shillings you want why not enter the IPB..........never mind he does it better .

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      Originally posted by Solksjaer! View Post

      If its shillings you want why not enter the IPB..........never mind he does it better .
      Speaking of shillings, found a pre-decimal penny in the garden at the weekend.

      Fuck me, coins were enormous yokes back in the day.

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      "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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        You would win 12,000 old pennies if you were to win the IPB Cheltenham Tipping Comp.

        Edit: Actually that's merely the cost of entry. You could win about 300,000 of the things. Which would be 25,000 shillings. Or indeed 10,000 half crowns.

        I realise that this will be bringing back strong memories for Strewelpeter.
        Last edited by Raoul Duke III; 23-02-21, 15:57.
        "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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          Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post
          You would win 12,000 old pennies if you were to win the IPB Cheltenham Tipping Comp.
          You wouldn't be able to carry them home I'm reliably informed just one is the size of a wagon wheel

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            Originally posted by Solksjaer! View Post

            You wouldn't be able to carry them home I'm reliably informed just one is the size of a wagon wheel
            A quick calculation tells me that one IPB Cheltenham Tipping Comp entry would buy you 309 Wagon Wheels.

            Not hard to see where the value lies.
            "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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              Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

              Speaking of shillings, found a pre-decimal penny in the garden at the weekend.

              Fuck me, coins were enormous yokes back in the day.

              1928pennyhen.tmb-thumbnail.jpg?sfvrsn=1.jpg
              Someone was telling me that a 20p coin from 1985 is worth a few grand now. Bitcoin my backside, I'm going rooting through my old bedroom next time im in the aul lads. I used get 20p a week pocket money back then

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                Just found out an Irish Times sub is free for students and I'm wondering what else I'm missing out on that people know about?

                Assume everyone here knew about this but long for anyone that's a student and not signed up
                https://www.irishtimes.com/subscribe...udentsub_feb23

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                  Originally posted by Dice75 View Post

                  Someone was telling me that a 20p coin from 1985 is worth a few grand now. Bitcoin my backside, I'm going rooting through my old bedroom next time im in the aul lads. I used get 20p a week pocket money back then
                  I have a handful of old coins, must have a root.
                  I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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                    Is it legal /odd that a new job in a public sector role be advertised with "Candidates must currently work for this organisation for the last 2 years"?

                    thought internal panels etc. were allowed only after a general open interview had taken place?
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                      Originally posted by Wombatman View Post
                      Actually Mandré was the helmet originator and a very fine first funk album he made too (20 years before Daft Punk of course) !

                      So they just nicked their schtick from the black fella and diluted it for middle class white birds to dance and feel hip to at overpriced enormo-fests.

                      Tepid, beige, French house which begat EDM. C- for originality, F for legacy but B+ for business studies.

                      Alex Petridis should know better.

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                        Originally posted by dobby View Post
                        Just found out an Irish Times sub is free for students and I'm wondering what else I'm missing out on that people know about?

                        Assume everyone here knew about this but long for anyone that's a student and not signed up
                        https://www.irishtimes.com/subscribe...udentsub_feb23
                        I mentioned it a couple of years ago as I was pleasantly surprised.
                        Pretty sure you keep it for a couple of years too so you'll have it for a while.

                        I used it for Spotify, there's some sort of discount there.
                        Also discounted Economist/WSJ and a few others but Keane gave us a free in for some of them

                        Discount on Apple for educational but thats only around 5-10% if interested.
                        I'm sure there's loads but IT definitely one of the better ones I came across too.

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                            Originally posted by dobby View Post
                            Just found out an Irish Times sub is free for students and I'm wondering what else I'm missing out on that people know about?

                            Assume everyone here knew about this but long for anyone that's a student and not signed up
                            https://www.irishtimes.com/subscribe...udentsub_feb23
                            Half price Amazon prime for up to 4 years with a student email.
                            This too shall pass.

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                              Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                              A quick calculation tells me that one IPB Cheltenham Tipping Comp entry would buy you 309 Wagon Wheels.

                              Not hard to see where the value lies.
                              Were you buying the wagon wheels
                              can you send me bank details and I will send u my wagon wheel donation

                              thanks

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                                The 20p came in in 1986, the 1985 ones were around for testing them the previous year for vending machines etc.

                                Funnily enough I was on Vcoins today looking at Alexander the Great coins. It's funny that ancient Roman etc. coins millennia old are cheap. Apparently due to their abundance, lack of demand, lack of metal worth, and difficulty of authenticating. Still seems strange to me though.

                                I was cracking up laughing listening to my latest Darby O'Gill and the Good People chapter today. Cracking little story about how the fairies came to Ireland. You can have a read of it here, but it's more fun hearing the language read to you.

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                                  Some news flash on the phone about Tiger being injured in a car crash. Don't know if it's serious, but I'd imagine NYT reserve their news flashes for when they think something is serious.
                                  "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                    Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                    Some news flash on the phone about Tiger being injured in a car crash. Don't know if it's serious, but I'd imagine NYT reserve their news flashes for when they think something is serious.
                                    Cut out of his car multiple leg injuries doesnt sound great
                                    https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/gol...eles-1.4493272

                                    People say I should be more humble I hope they understand, they don't listen when you mumble
                                    Get a shiny metal Revolut card! And a free tenner!
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                                      Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                      Some news flash on the phone about Tiger being injured in a car crash. Don't know if it's serious, but I'd imagine NYT reserve their news flashes for when they think something is serious.
                                      In surgery for multiple leg injuries apparently. Would wonder what will come out of it..... single vehicle accident on what looks like a straight road....

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                                        Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                        Some news flash on the phone about Tiger being injured in a car crash. Don't know if it's serious, but I'd imagine NYT reserve their news flashes for when they think something is serious.
                                        Surgery for multiple leg injuries seems to be the word thus far.

                                        He was struggling for fitness and made an appearance last week saying he hoped to be back for the Masters.

                                        It'll be one of those sports stories that everyone is glued to now.

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                                          See, all of us glued to it already

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                                            Dramatic ott news. Removed from car by JAWS OF LIFE.

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                                              If you look at the tiger threads on boards there’s a few comments from yesterday about a promo event tiger appeared at yesterday looking in bad nick movement wise and eyes looking droopy similar to his old mugshot- good chance of painkillers being involved here

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                                                Originally posted by dobby View Post
                                                Just found out an Irish Times sub is free for students and I'm wondering what else I'm missing out on that people know about?

                                                Assume everyone here knew about this but long for anyone that's a student and not signed up
                                                https://www.irishtimes.com/subscribe...udentsub_feb23
                                                Free banking, half priced Spotify and Amazon prime probably best.
                                                Unidays has loads of online discounts you'll never use.
                                                Leap card has tons of brick and mortar retail discounts that you'll never use.

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                                                  Originally posted by hotspur View Post
                                                  The 20p came in in 1986, the 1985 ones were around for testing them the previous year for vending machines etc.

                                                  Funnily enough I was on Vcoins today looking at Alexander the Great coins. It's funny that ancient Roman etc. coins millennia old are cheap. Apparently due to their abundance, lack of demand, lack of metal worth, and difficulty of authenticating. Still seems strange to me though.

                                                  I was cracking up laughing listening to my latest Darby O'Gill and the Good People chapter today. Cracking little story about how the fairies came to Ireland. You can have a read of it here, but it's more fun hearing the language read to you.
                                                  Yeah I was looking at roman coins before. Seems mad really, I guess plenty are fake.

                                                  Probably still people out there trying to sell millennium coins.


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                                                    Look like a fell asleep at the wheel thing

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                                                      Originally posted by Solksjaer! View Post
                                                      Look like a fell asleep at the wheel thing
                                                      He's done that a few times iirc? Under the influence.

                                                      Strange how someone of that wealth wouldn't have a chauffeur to ferry them round.
                                                      "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                        # PrayForTheCKid
                                                        Turning millions into thousands

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                                                          Lawrence Ferlinghetti, poet and founder of City Lights bookshop, dies aged 101

                                                          A counter-cultural behemoth who was, at least in part, responsible for my beatnik love affair when I picked up Ginsberg's 'Howl' (which he published) at a second hand bookshop in my first week as a fresher over 30 years ago.


                                                          "Returning to the US in 1951, he was drawn to California as a place to start afresh. “San Francisco had a Mediterranean feeling about it,” he told the New York Times. “I felt it was a little like Dublin when Joyce was there. You could walk down Sackville Street and see everyone of any importance in one walk.”


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                                                            Originally posted by Denny Crane View Post
                                                            Free banking, half priced Spotify and Amazon prime probably best.
                                                            Unidays has loads of online discounts you'll never use.
                                                            Leap card has tons of brick and mortar retail discounts that you'll never use.

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                                                            Ty, got the half price spotify after Murdrum posted earlier. Don't use Prime and have no use for it atm but will keep it in mind if I sign up. Must look into the banking. Pay feck all in fees anyway but if I can pay less, I'll take it.

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                                                              Originally posted by BennyHiFi View Post
                                                              Lawrence Ferlinghetti, poet and founder of City Lights bookshop, dies aged 101

                                                              A counter-cultural behemoth who was, at least in part, responsible for my beatnik love affair when I picked up Ginsberg's 'Howl' (which he published) at a second hand bookshop in my first week as a fresher over 30 years ago.


                                                              "Returning to the US in 1951, he was drawn to California as a place to start afresh. “San Francisco had a Mediterranean feeling about it,” he told the New York Times. “I felt it was a little like Dublin when Joyce was there. You could walk down Sackville Street and see everyone of any importance in one walk.”

                                                              This is where we mostly knew him from
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                                                                Originally posted by Solksjaer! View Post
                                                                Look like a fell asleep at the wheel thing
                                                                Person...Woman...Man......Camera..TV

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                                                                  Resident Alien, a new series, might be right up a few alleys.

                                                                  First episode is decent.


                                                                  The first seven minutes are in this clip and it starts ridic strong.


                                                                  "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                    Zuutroph on Home of the Year next week.
                                                                    https://twitter.com/zuroph/status/13...283374082?s=19
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                                                                      Originally posted by BetKings,ie View Post
                                                                      Zuutroph on Home of the Year next week.
                                                                      https://twitter.com/zuroph/status/13...283374082?s=19
                                                                      Class. How would one go about getting the show, just to watch out of curiosity?
                                                                      "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                        Originally posted by BetKings,ie View Post
                                                                        Zuutroph on Home of the Year next week.
                                                                        https://twitter.com/zuroph/status/13...283374082?s=19
                                                                        Yes, love seeing this type of his house on it.

                                                                        Looking forward to seeing the world's most famous dishwasher too

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                                                                          Originally posted by Murdrum View Post

                                                                          Yes, love seeing this type of his house on it.

                                                                          Looking forward to seeing the world's most famous dishwasher too
                                                                          Still have the tweet pinned on his twitter I see. I think that was his career highlight

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                                                                            Originally posted by Mellor View Post

                                                                            Still have the tweet pinned on his twitter I see. I think that was his career highlight
                                                                            Bit cynical there Mellor .

                                                                            I now get Twitter alerts on my phone when I didnt request them. I know I can turn them off but how can they suddenly start notifying me . Seems odd.


                                                                            Tiger ok ? In as much as I hate the OTT fanboy hurt , the man himself is a living game changing legend His putting was in the stratosphere. Maybe we'll see him plaing again . Fingers crossed .

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                                                                              Originally posted by Solksjaer! View Post

                                                                              Tiger ok ? In as much as I hate the OTT fanboy hurt , the man himself is a living game changing legend His putting was in the stratosphere. Maybe we'll see him plaing again . Fingers crossed .
                                                                              I thought Doc River(76ers coach) made a great point a few years ago regarding LeBron & Tiger

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                                                                                Woop, an entire day of test cricket in the background on the tv.

                                                                                I had no idea where Ahmedabad was. Definitely a feature of 21st century life, that you can be completely unaware of the existence of mega-cities that have greater populations than Ireland.

                                                                                Look down this list and see what the biggest city you never heard of is. Tianjin for me.
                                                                                "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                  Guitar Pete 3.30 Doncaster

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                                                                                    Accepting bribes not to back this ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

                                                                                    Must admit I didnt know the capital of Bangladesh

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                                                                                      Originally posted by Dice75 View Post
                                                                                      Accepting bribes not to back this ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

                                                                                      Must admit I didnt know the capital of Bangladesh
                                                                                      Dongguan, Foshan, Shenyang and Suzhou are all new to me
                                                                                      "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                        Originally posted by Dice75 View Post
                                                                                        Accepting bribes not to back this ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

                                                                                        Must admit I didnt know the capital of Bangladesh
                                                                                        If you win the IPB Cheltenham Tipping Competition, you will be able to afford Premium Economy flights to Dhaka where you can savour the delights of Mangal Shobhajatra

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                                                                                        "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                          RANT:
                                                                                          Applied for a credit card in every single possible place in Ireland as I'm leaving next month and just want one for emergencies/renting cars in future. I cannot for the life of me get one. Also wanted to rent a car here in Ireland for the next month as my tax/insurance just expired and don't want to renew.

                                                                                          Avantgard said absolutely, no problem, just send us your last payslip - proceeded to do so, and they said oh no, it must be last month and they do not take the business closures/covid payments into account. I have a nice amount in my PTSB account, untouched for 3 years or so, and they instantly declined me as did KBC where I have an okay amount. Utterly tilting!!!

                                                                                          Literally going to have to find someone to pretend I'm their employee and pay them to pay me through government channels.. money laundering legitimate money just to have a hope of getting a credit card. FML
                                                                                          Go big or go homeless.

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                                                                                            Originally posted by Solksjaer! View Post

                                                                                            Bit cynical there Mellor .
                                                                                            Not sure what you mean.
                                                                                            Murdun referenced his dishwasher, I had literally just seen the tweet a few hours ago. It was a global news story at the time.

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                                                                                              Originally posted by DeadParrot View Post

                                                                                              you get free rare cards I believe.
                                                                                              Tips...
                                                                                              Get on sorare data and see historic points and stuff
                                                                                              You want players who start over anything else. J League and K League will run all through summer so for me
                                                                                              its an avenue that'll keep the $$ ticking over.
                                                                                              There's a TON of dead money and some people are spending insane money on cards.
                                                                                              Signed up with your link there, no clue what is going on but if I can just log in and pick players that play games and make money I'm happy out.
                                                                                              Go big or go homeless.

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                                                                                                Encouraging but also quite surreal to hear the outgoing boss of the GAA John Horan simply accepting that the government plan is what they have to work with, to paraphrase him: 'Yeah it would be great to get kids training going again but if you do that then you will be bringing all the parents as well, so lets see how the schools opening works out first'. No matter how hard Claire Byrne tried to get him to row in with the level of hysteria they are whipping up looking for a 'Clear Roadmap' - todays version of 'Meaningful Christmas' - he refused to catastrophise. The contrast with Alan Kelly wetting himself with his racist variant rhetoric and screechy demands for exact numbers and dates for reopening was striking.

                                                                                                Strange system the GAA have of having very short term presidents of varying competence, this lad appears to have done well through a difficult time. I suppose it fits in with the amateur ethos but it can't be ideal.
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                                                                                                  Originally posted by Dice75 View Post

                                                                                                  Must admit I didnt know the capital of Bangladesh
                                                                                                  Thats gas, I've been working in Dhaka this morning and will be again tomorrow, virtually on a remote connection with a lad standing in front of a machine pressing the buttons for me.

                                                                                                  A couple of months ago, I thought I was working on a test machine in the banks IT test office and started doing some experiments that fired cash out the front of an ATM, turns out the machine was in a live branch and the cash was being fired out onto the street, at the branch they only realised what was happening when someone walked in from the street and told them!
                                                                                                  Turning millions into thousands

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                                                                                                    Originally posted by Mellor View Post

                                                                                                    Not sure what you mean.
                                                                                                    Murdun referenced his dishwasher, I had literally just seen the tweet a few hours ago. It was a global news story at the time.
                                                                                                    Win the IPB Cheltenham Tipping Competition and you can buy multiple kitchen appliances.

                                                                                                    Such,as, eh, this Ruth Bader Ginsburg toaster.

                                                                                                    "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                                      This is what Zuroph's house looks like:

                                                                                                      SPOILER

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                                                                                                        Where are you off to Mdoug?

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                                                                                                          Judas and the Black Messiah

                                                                                                          Can't say this worked for me. some great performances but the overall film was a bit meh.

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                                                                                                            i just couldn't live in that. ugh.

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                                                                                                              Each to their own, but I have a headache from just seeing that!
                                                                                                              Turning millions into thousands

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                                                                                                                There's no way that actual human children live in that house
                                                                                                                "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                                                  Aged 55. Too young .

                                                                                                                  Gary 2 fingers Halpin RIP

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                                                                                                                    I had a look on his wife's instagram, not my taste but clearly she's very creative.

                                                                                                                    I don't think photos 1,2 & 4 look particularly outrageous but the child's room in pic 3 is probably a bit out there for me.

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                                                                                                                      Our home is the polar opposite in terms of neatness
                                                                                                                      I'd swap.

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                                                                                                                        Originally posted by mdoug View Post
                                                                                                                        RANT:
                                                                                                                        Applied for a credit card in every single possible place in Ireland as I'm leaving next month and just want one for emergencies/renting cars in future. I cannot for the life of me get one. Also wanted to rent a car here in Ireland for the next month as my tax/insurance just expired and don't want to renew.

                                                                                                                        Avantgard said absolutely, no problem, just send us your last payslip - proceeded to do so, and they said oh no, it must be last month and they do not take the business closures/covid payments into account. I have a nice amount in my PTSB account, untouched for 3 years or so, and they instantly declined me as did KBC where I have an okay amount. Utterly tilting!!!

                                                                                                                        Literally going to have to find someone to pretend I'm their employee and pay them to pay me through government channels.. money laundering legitimate money just to have a hope of getting a credit card. FML
                                                                                                                        You have to show a bank that you've a steady income (full time employment) regardless of what's on deposit, otherwise back to the drawing board. Banks these days will make no exceptions. Also make sure to look for a small-ish limit on the application (< €1.5k). The only other option would be getting a student credit card if you were in full time education. You'll need to have a letter from the employer showing your full time status in the absence of multiple deposits for your wages over several months. I don't think you're going to have any luck with this I'm afraid.

                                                                                                                        I remember looking for a 10k car loan a few years back and no bank would give me a proper rate without it being cash secured (you make a 2-3k deposit from savings that can't be touched during the loan). To go "unsecured" as they put it was about 30% higher of an interest rate. They are punitive in terms of requirements for anything these days.
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                                                                                                                          Originally posted by Murdrum View Post
                                                                                                                          I had a look on his wife's instagram, not my taste but clearly she's very creative.

                                                                                                                          I don't think photos 1,2 & 4 look particularly outrageous but the child's room in pic 3 is probably a bit out there for me.
                                                                                                                          Old Chris Rock line about a married man thinking he owns a house

                                                                                                                          "When you go home tonight, i want you to try, to try to hang up a picture of your mother"


                                                                                                                          Anyone who lives near him and is looking to renovate should ask for the contact details of the painter and whomever did the flooring.

                                                                                                                          If he/she did it themselves, they should probably do it for a living!
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