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Bojan KantKick

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Anyone see the race last night? I'm not a big Hamilton fan but he was unbelievable last night. Drove beautifully and didn't get flustered by Verstappen running him off the track. Just backed himself and his passing manoeuvre was magnificent. I don't like to compare them but it was a very Schumacher in his prime drive from Lewis.

My only query is where the fu** have Mercedes found this pace this weekend from? If Red Bull can't win this year then pencil in Mercedes and Lewis for another 3-4 years.
 

Art Vandelay_

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Anyone see the race last night? I'm not a big Hamilton fan but he was unbelievable last night. Drove beautifully and didn't get flustered by Verstappen running him off the track. Just backed himself and his passing manoeuvre was magnificent. I don't like to compare them but it was a very Schumacher in his prime drive from Lewis.

My only query is where the fu** have Mercedes found this pace this weekend from? If Red Bull can't win this year then pencil in Mercedes and Lewis for another 3-4 years.
Same time as Aus beating NZ so nah not this time.
 

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Anyone see the race last night? I'm not a big Hamilton fan but he was unbelievable last night. Drove beautifully and didn't get flustered by Verstappen running him off the track. Just backed himself and his passing manoeuvre was magnificent. I don't like to compare them but it was a very Schumacher in his prime drive from Lewis.

My only query is where the fu** have Mercedes found this pace this weekend from? If Red Bull can't win this year then pencil in Mercedes and Lewis for another 3-4 years.
Incredible racing from Hamilton all weekend, although it is a wonder where they found this extra pace from. Last three races should be epic.
 

glenferry23

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Anyone see the race last night? I'm not a big Hamilton fan but he was unbelievable last night. Drove beautifully and didn't get flustered by Verstappen running him off the track. Just backed himself and his passing manoeuvre was magnificent. I don't like to compare them but it was a very Schumacher in his prime drive from Lewis.

My only query is where the fu** have Mercedes found this pace this weekend from? If Red Bull can't win this year then pencil in Mercedes and Lewis for another 3-4 years.
I only have a passing interest in F1 overall, however I followed this one closely. From where Hamilton was poised a few days ago, to then conjure a win from that position, that’s legendary stuff. Amazing victory.
 

Bradesmaen

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Anyone see the race last night? I'm not a big Hamilton fan but he was unbelievable last night. Drove beautifully and didn't get flustered by Verstappen running him off the track. Just backed himself and his passing manoeuvre was magnificent. I don't like to compare them but it was a very Schumacher in his prime drive from Lewis.

My only query is where the fu** have Mercedes found this pace this weekend from? If Red Bull can't win this year then pencil in Mercedes and Lewis for another 3-4 years.
Helps when you have a massive engine advantage. That Engine has to do max 3 races so they pumped up the party modes.

Good drive, but not great. Helped by a sprint race where no one wanted to defend and lose a wing.

Also didn't get flustered? he bitched and moaned about the tyres like usual. Schumacher just got on with it. So does Verstappen.
 

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Those looney anti Andrews government protestors last night are just making it easier for Dan The Man to get back into power next election, next year.
I myself am not happy with how the Andrews government has handled many of the issues during COVID crisis, but I sure as **** don't want to give those extremist right wing, ignorant mouth breathing pissants last night any validiton to their toxic behaviour

In fact calling them pissants is giving them too much credit, uneducated, needlessly paranoid Murdoch media brainwashed lowlife Scum is a far more apt description.
 

Cruyff14

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Those looney anti Andrews government protestors last night are just making it easier for Dan The Man to get back into power next election, next year.
I myself am not happy with how the Andrews government has handled many of the issues during COVID crisis, but I sure as **** don't want to give those extremist right wing, ignorant mouth breathing pissants last night any validiton to their toxic behaviour

In fact calling them pissants is giving them too much credit, uneducated, needlessly paranoid Murdoch media brainwashed lowlife Scum is a far more apt description.
Bunch of ******* knobs. Disgusting human beings.
 

Oshka

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A couch I bought online just arrived after a twenty week wait (the website said it would come in 6-8 weeks). I took it out of its packaging and not only was it ugly af, it was extremely hard and uncomfortable to sit on. On their website they called it “extra soft”. They even have a softness scale where it’s at the softest level. It cost me $3.5k and they want to charge me $500 to return it to Sydney, 10% for a repackaging fee and a 35% restocking fee, so basically I’m getting f*** all of my money back

I’m an idiot for buying a couch online, but surely advertising a couch as “soft” when it feels like I’m sitting on concrete is misleading? I also feel like their terms changed since I purchased it. I swear the return policy was that I just had to pay a delivery fee of $500 within 48 hours and I received a full refund. Can anyone who is good with this kind of stuff advise? 35% restock charge is a f***ing joke.
 

Bojan KantKick

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A couch I bought online just arrived after a twenty week wait (the website said it would come in 6-8 weeks). I took it out of its packaging and not only was it ugly af, it was extremely hard and uncomfortable to sit on. On their website they called it “extra soft”. They even have a softness scale where it’s at the softest level. It cost me $3.5k and they want to charge me $500 to return it to Sydney, 10% for a repackaging fee and a 35% restocking fee, so basically I’m getting f*** all of my money back

I’m an idiot for buying a couch online, but surely advertising a couch as “soft” when it feels like I’m sitting on concrete is misleading? I also feel like their terms changed since I purchased it. I swear the return policy was that I just had to pay a delivery fee of $500 within 48 hours and I received a full refund. Can anyone who is good with this kind of stuff advise? 35% restock charge is a f***ing joke.
Don't know how it works back home but over here you get special protection if you purchase something on your credit card over a certain value (£100 I think) and what's delivered isn't as advertised. The Bank refunds your money and sorts it out with the supplier.

Is the return policy at the purchase date not included in your invoice or the info they sent you at the time of the purchase? If there are discrepancies you can raise them with the company and regulators. When you enter into a contract you cannot change the terms of said contract without all parties agreeing to it.

$3.5k for a couch and it's turned out to be crap? If you have time, spam the sh*t out of their online reviews, I found that to be an effective way to get Land Rover and a few other big companies to change their stance. You tend to get a customer friendly customer relations person talk to you rather than a campaigner whose job is to fu** you over.
 

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Anyone see the race last night? I'm not a big Hamilton fan but he was unbelievable last night. Drove beautifully and didn't get flustered by Verstappen running him off the track. Just backed himself and his passing manoeuvre was magnificent. I don't like to compare them but it was a very Schumacher in his prime drive from Lewis.

My only query is where the fu** have Mercedes found this pace this weekend from? If Red Bull can't win this year then pencil in Mercedes and Lewis for another 3-4 years.
Just absurdly good, but helped by a few factors: the new power unit, the sprint race reducing the impact of the Quali DQ and the track being very suited for straight line speed.
Looks like it's been edited now? Says it's been dumped on the headline but the tweet still says approved.
A couch I bought online just arrived after a twenty week wait (the website said it would come in 6-8 weeks). I took it out of its packaging and not only was it ugly af, it was extremely hard and uncomfortable to sit on. On their website they called it “extra soft”. They even have a softness scale where it’s at the softest level. It cost me $3.5k and they want to charge me $500 to return it to Sydney, 10% for a repackaging fee and a 35% restocking fee, so basically I’m getting f*** all of my money back

I’m an idiot for buying a couch online, but surely advertising a couch as “soft” when it feels like I’m sitting on concrete is misleading? I also feel like their terms changed since I purchased it. I swear the return policy was that I just had to pay a delivery fee of $500 within 48 hours and I received a full refund. Can anyone who is good with this kind of stuff advise? 35% restock charge is a f***ing joke.
Can you talk to fair trading or consumer affairs or something? They might be able to say whether what they're doing is reasonable or not.
 

Zidane98

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A couch I bought online just arrived after a twenty week wait (the website said it would come in 6-8 weeks). I took it out of its packaging and not only was it ugly af, it was extremely hard and uncomfortable to sit on. On their website they called it “extra soft”. They even have a softness scale where it’s at the softest level. It cost me $3.5k and they want to charge me $500 to return it to Sydney, 10% for a repackaging fee and a 35% restocking fee, so basically I’m getting f*** all of my money back

I’m an idiot for buying a couch online, but surely advertising a couch as “soft” when it feels like I’m sitting on concrete is misleading? I also feel like their terms changed since I purchased it. I swear the return policy was that I just had to pay a delivery fee of $500 within 48 hours and I received a full refund. Can anyone who is good with this kind of stuff advise? 35% restock charge is a f***ing joke.
Being brand new it may soften up as it wears in. But yeah couches you normally need a "feel" for em.

Wasnt a designer place up in Nunawading by any chance? I bought a couch for my old girl from there for 3k, took 3 months to arrive after I paid up in full up front.
 

Cruyff14

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A couch I bought online just arrived after a twenty week wait (the website said it would come in 6-8 weeks). I took it out of its packaging and not only was it ugly af, it was extremely hard and uncomfortable to sit on. On their website they called it “extra soft”. They even have a softness scale where it’s at the softest level. It cost me $3.5k and they want to charge me $500 to return it to Sydney, 10% for a repackaging fee and a 35% restocking fee, so basically I’m getting f*** all of my money back

I’m an idiot for buying a couch online, but surely advertising a couch as “soft” when it feels like I’m sitting on concrete is misleading? I also feel like their terms changed since I purchased it. I swear the return policy was that I just had to pay a delivery fee of $500 within 48 hours and I received a full refund. Can anyone who is good with this kind of stuff advise? 35% restock charge is a f***ing joke.
A negative product review also tends to work.

But why on Earth would you buy a couch online lol.

FYI Berkowitz & Oz Design have some great couches.
 

jd2010

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MPs with second jobs. One of Boris’ MP mates ‘works’ as a consultant for a Lab company. Last year that company was awarded two contracts worth a total of £500m!! without any other company allowed to bid. MP ‘represented’ the company in discussions with the Minister who awards contracts…yes hard to believe…and even harder to believe MPs (not Ministers) are allowed second jobs.
Sounds a lot like the Obeid 4 Corners from a few weeks back, but using the pandemic to line pockets is even more disturbing
 

Art Vandelay_

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Yeah I dunno how you can by a couch without sitting on it first. Such an important piece of furniture.
At full price yeah needs to pass the arse test.

Bought an unused blue 2 seater of FB Marketplace unseen and unsat on but was only $50.

Has proved a bargain as a study/man cave couch.
 

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They weren't off by much but looks like the Burnet model may have underestimated impact of vaccination on transmission and severe illness. Bodes well for SA & Qld about to open up + starting from zero, and for other states who are a few months ahead. Should hopefully see some recalibration on these estimates + policy settings as more data is collected.

 
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