On an unrelated matter*, does anyone know anything about consumer law? I have a problem regarding a TV I purchased in the sales just after Christmas. At the end of January it developed a fault, so I took it back to Currys who said that they couldn’t replace it because it was just outside their 28 day guarantee. Instead they would arrange for an engineer to come and fix it at my home. Fair enough, I thought. Anyway, three weeks later I got a call to say that they were having problems getting the spare parts for it (even though it’s a brand new model) so were willing to collect the TV and offer me a credit note to return to Currys and get a replacement. Again, fair enough on the face of it but the problem is that they are only willing to credit me the amount I paid for the TV (£550) which was a limited time special offer. The same TV has now gone back up to £995 so if I wanted a straight replacement I would have to fork out the difference. That just seems wrong to me. I haven’t yet negotiated with them but it would be nice to know where I stand legally before I do. Surely I’m entitled to a new TV at no extra cost?
*Well it could be related if it costs me an arm and a leg.
It’s probably just me, but I was amused by the idea of an old lady writing any old crap as long as it rhymes. It reminded me of one of my favourite lyrics by Neil Hannon of The Divine Comedy: Always to thine own self be true/not to fools like me/who’ll change their minds/for the sake of rhyming schemes (Life on Earth).
In case you didn’t notice, I have now completed the index which should make it easier to find old posts. I’m not assuming that anyone will want to, but I was planning to do it at some point anyway for my own amusement. The only trouble is that with all those thumbnails it takes a while to load – a problem that will only get worse as the months wear on. Sorry about that.
I’ve been aware for some time that finding old Creative Year posts – should you wish to look one up for some reason – is a bit of a nightmare. The subject cropped up again in a recent comment so I thought I’d be a helpful chap and make a proper index. It was a real pain in the arse to create – 144 individual links to copy and paste, then a brief description of each post. When the tedious task was finished I wrote a quick introduction to the new page and prepared to publish it. As I did so, I accidentally navigated away from the page I was working on and when I hit the ‘back’ button everything I’d done was missing. WordPress saves a draft copy of what you’re doing every minute or so but as I was staring in horror at the blank page before me, it automatically saved again – overwriting the old one and leaving it irretrievable. The air in my flat is still tinged with blue. So, although it wasn’t really my fault, please learn from my pain and save often.
Anyway, when I can bring myself to do it again you will have a proper index. And you’d better bloody appreciate it too.