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About slammer

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  • Location Germany
  • Nationality British
  • Hometown Blackburn
  • Gender Male
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  1. computer printer - which to buy?

    A thousand a month is not a lot considering that laser printers are rated at around 30 to 50 thousand clicks a month. Something like a Lexmark 415, refurbished and around 100 Euros, they are rock solid, simple and will last you for ages.
  2. are not trying to tell us something here...?
  3. Just been gobsmacked at a 250 Euro pricetag for having a 2 kg, shoebox sized package sent from Colorado to Bavaria via the usual suspects. DHL, UPS etc. I was expecting something along the lines of 80 to 100 at maximum. Does anybody have a better idea?
  4. Scam calls, Ausweis/Residence Permit problems

    That´s sad, about a year before my mother passed, my son called her. For a bit of context, I was not married to his mother and she kept him away from my part of the family. It was the first time he had called, mom was 82 at the time and of course did not recognize either the number or the voice so she got annoyed and hung up.  That will haunt me forever, so I hate these scamming buggers with a vengeance. 
  5. Songs that bring a tear to your eye

    Yeah, that one hits me too.
  6. Songs that bring a tear to your eye

    I picked up my mothers things last April. Among the items I found a number of Schellack records. I seem to remember the gramophone but looks like it has gotten lost to time. But I managed to find one which, if memory serves, should be the same device. A HMV 109, I repaired it and restored it and now I can listen to my mum’s old records.
  7. An icon of my youth. I think this is fitting;
  8. Hmm! Could be anything, write back and ask for clarification. If the landlord is serious he will clarify, if not they will be asking for ways to access your bank account. I would not read too much in this but keep your head on a swivel.
  9. Football player earning 200k a day

    There was a discussion about this a few yonks back on a German late night talk show and it came to the conclusion that for taxes to be used wisely it would take a greatly enlarged tax office and the last thing Germany needs is an enlarged Bürokratie.
  10. Football player earning 200k a day

    ...on every transaction over "X" amount, otherwise with the 1% and the capital gain tax and the income tax, a small investor simply wont have any reason to invest.
  11. Food outlet - catastrophe

    Anybody remember the Krefelder Döner wars, where the Dönerläden got into a price war? you could pick up a really top notch Döner for 2.50€
  12. Flatmate attacked me, not sure how to proceed

    Oh grow up... Life isn´t fair, if you don´t like the situation change it.
  13. What the hell have I done to my knee?

    Gout? Sounds like the typical auwie.
  14. Advice on potential contract dispute

    Never know, they may sell your "Debt" to a bunch of Chechnian heavies.