Life is just one big con!

Is anyone getting annoyed about life's little or indeed big cons? What ones irk you? We all heard of the Nigerian prince scam and hardly a week goes by when someone emails me telling me how luck I am to have won $thousands if only I tell them ....... Anyway the one that irks me at the moment is CAR TAX! It's bad enough that it isn't spent on our roads but to add insult to injury it's not even transferable and then we have to pay for car repairs for hitting pot holes! It's just a total con. URG!

burkie's picture

Wagon wheels have you seen how tiny they are now ?no bigger than a bleedin biscuit

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moore 6 legend's picture

Yeah,Gone for a Burton

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moore2come's picture

Politicians full stop. They're all con artists. Pretending to be for the people when all they actually want to do is rort the people and do anything legal or otherwise to hold onto their overpaid position. Shoot the lot of em!

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Yep politicians, corrupt as f@ck and only really worry about themselves. I remember wagon wheels and Curley wurleys being huge in their day! You didn't need a meal after eating one of those!

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Dicks is the man's picture

martin tyler.

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andycarrollstyle's picture

Trains... spend thousand of pounds a year out of a salary just to get to work on an overcrowded, often late running 'service' who's fares just go up and up... Houses too - home ownership? Remember that fairy tale

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Woolly1's picture

I rec`d a letter from `More Than insurance` telling me my household insurance was due for annual renewal & the price would be £184.90. I logged on to a price comparison site that I had used last year to find the best price which had saved all my details, a price came up at £147.21 from `More than Insurance` . I phoned them & said I wanted to renew but at the online price & was told I could only have that price as a `new customer`.
After some argument they agreed to cancel my existing policy on the day of expiry & start me a new policy the same day but as a new customer. This phone call saved me £37.69 for EXACTLY the same policy with the same company & If this aint a friggin rip off I don`t know what is.
Rip off Britain at it`s finest !!.

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Yep woolly I had the same with Churchill. Always check this way for anyone who doesn't! Even if you are happy with the company and price on insurance. They often back down. I got another one. Ford lookers. My other half swears by this but in my dealings they are always trying to swing a money making extra that isn't necessary. I often get badgered with crap and won't go their now. Anyway she got a letter the other day saying what great news about her car if only she phones the above number. Now it's obvious they want to plug something maybe even try to sell her another car? So why should SHE have to phone THEM? And why didn't they tell her what it was about in the letter? Anyway as you would expect I took the p1ss because she swears by the whereas I slag them off constantly for this kinda crap.

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andycarrollstyle's picture

Always the way, they should be rewarding customer loyalty but instead they scrap amongst themselves trying to steal new customers from each other. Principles and decency are growing thinner these days. The world is mad!

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mcbikeman's picture

just had a wonderful letter informing me that the price going up by £3.99 as from october...none of it is there fault though its because what sky charge so they pass it on....spoke to a customer service guy from geordie land asked for disconnections get the usual speel but still got put through explained as not a new customer but a loyal long term one going back to the cable&wireless days that i should be treated better then its can i put you on hold sir....they came back and well well well rather than lose what i pay each month they were willing to wave the price increase....

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moore 6 legend's picture

That's a price hike,helping towards a rebuild of is iland mate,i knew that would be on the cards

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Mac, why do we all have to go through this dance every time! What ever happened to having faith in their price structure? One price suits all.

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Absolute parasites imo,PPi claims- we all have to pay back this -the banks have to fund it from someone?? yes us with bank fees,etc...NHS negligence claims,the nurses have a hard enough job as it is without people making shit up,i dont know how these vulture solicitors sleep at night!!actually i do cos they havnt a conscience!!

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moore2come's picture

Yep forgot solicitors. The other is Human rights lawyers and legal aid claims for scumbag criminals like like murderers. Lock em up and throw away the key. The scum they defend too!

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moore 6 legend's picture

Yeah, the latest one being that vermin who killed Lee Rigby,wants £100,000 compo for mental scaring,you just couldn't make it up.

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Cathammer's picture

I've been to many a Sunday market and I've yet to see a car booth for sale......!!!!!

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Where do you get car boots if not in a car boot sale? The quality of premiership football against the price we pay is a big con

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