Archive for November, 2007

The Savings from using Mail Order

November 26th, 2007 No comments

Cross DowelYou may recognise the picture on the right. It is called a ‘cross dowel’ and is used together with a screw to fasten furniture panels together.
B&Q stock these, however, they want £4.08 for a bag of five. That’s just over 81p each. That may not seem a lot until you compare that to Screwfix who are selling bags of fifty for £1.80. (a little over 3.5p each) Even if you had to pay the £5 P&P on Screwfix, that’s still only 13.5p.
Interestingly, Screwfix and B&Q are sister companies, both being owned by Kingfisher. I would expect a higher price at retail premises over mail order but I cannot believe that the difference is due solely to the cost of the retail premises.

As always, it pays to shop around.

Experian Cash in on Child Benefit Data Scare

November 21st, 2007 1 comment

Nice to see that Experian haven’t wasted any time in exploiting the current scare due to HMRC’s Child Benefit Data SNAFU. Entering ’25 million’ (or even just ‘million’ into Google, gets you an advert for Experian’s credit checking service, offering to ‘check that your Child Benefit data isn’t being used for fraudulent purposes’.

Experian Advert on Google
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Browser details on Comments

November 20th, 2007 No comments

If you are wondering how the browser details are shown in the comments, I have used an excellent plugin for WordPress from Priyadi Iman Nurcahyo.

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