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#51 jacko

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 12:23 AM

I feel your pain with this incident, I’ve been lucky with lightening only ever lost a modem in ten plus years of renting/owning houses here.

Surprised the ink was still visible or readable on your receipt jacko, always a bug bear of mine in Thailand. Always promise myself to take a photo of receipts after buying something new, but never get round to it.

Like the quote “the tv is not for you it a smart tv” 555.



Regards

Yes the printed receipts that come out of the tills here do fade off pretty quickly, it is a conspiracy!

 

Now I am looking for somewhere to take a few items to be fixed, electronics. I have one item at Numchai already, hopefully to be fixed free under the extended warranty I got there. As to others, well I read some negatives about both Numchai and Samsung service centre being rip-offs. The latter isn't a great place to park and carry a bloody great TV in either!

 

I was experimenting with my pad and using wireless connect to use my TV as a display (only supported on Win 8.1 and 10), but the time lag when using a wireless keyboard is annoying, and the pad's little processor is struggling with all the work. My  Win 7 laptop, with the fried HDMI,, well I will try a VGA to HDMI convertor. I set that up for a friend once and it worked OK... just not sure it will work for UHDTV. Might be a new laptop yet!!!

 

So, I need a good repair place, easy to park and load and fair and reliable. So leave Tukcom, Samsung and Numchai out (or tell me I am wrong!). I have heard rumour of a paraplegic guy up Nerm Plab Wan who does mainly TVs. I got 1 TV, 1  Home theatre and a cheapo DVD player I would like to get fixed for not too much.

Recommendations appreciated.


Edited by jacko, 14 October 2017 - 12:29 AM.

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#52 TheFiend

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 12:48 AM

I used to get sent to other countries to go fix them! More than a few times!

 

Where are you on this early retirement option you mentioned some months back?

 

Just biding my time.... I've already set a date on which I'm going to retire if the expected job cuts don't happen, but the job cuts will happen and it's  just a matter of when. They've already stated 3000 roles will be lost, probably starting in about 2 years time.... 

 

I'm busy banking credit time as well, each extra shift I work now is one shift less at the end. With carry-over leave added to that total I'm already finishing 2 months earlier than my target date.


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#53 midlifecrisis

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 12:59 AM

 

Just biding my time.... I've already set a date on which I'm going to retire if the expected job cuts don't happen, but the job cuts will happen and it's  just a matter of when. They've already stated 3000 roles will be lost, probably starting in about 2 years time.... 

 

I'm busy banking credit time as well, each extra shift I work now is one shift less at the end. With carry-over leave added to that total I'm already finishing 2 months earlier than my target date.

 

What I did before retirement was to stack as much vacation time as I could until I hit the max allowed by the company. I strategically used what would be lost with partial days off. That was over 350 hours they had to pay me when I quit. No layoff in my group or for me.

 

They did not give us a payout for unused sick leave, which I rarely used in all of those years. That would have been a small fortune.

 

If I could I worked holidays at double time. 

 

Banked as much as I could.

 

You seem to have a solid plan.


Edited by midlifecrisis, 14 October 2017 - 01:00 AM.

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