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    New computers!

    Finally got our new computer today nearly six months since the storm and flash flood and have just finished putting it together.

    Windows 7 is a little different to XP Pro that I had been using forever and a day.

    Going to take me a little while to get used to it but good to have a decent computer again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aido View Post
    They are sneaky.
    A few weeks ago I went through the whole "500 business cards for $x " and then got all the way through to find that postage or whatever was near $45 and would take 6 weeks!
    I'll have another look.
    Bugger that. I got 1000 full colour glossy front/black back business cards printed and delivered for $69. It's my mate's company but that's his standard price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulG View Post
    New computers!

    Finally got our new computer today nearly six months since the storm and flash flood and have just finished putting it together.

    Windows 7 is a little different to XP Pro that I had been using forever and a day.

    Going to take me a little while to get used to it but good to have a decent computer again.
    Windows 7 has to be one of the best I've used so far. It is very different to XP, but almost everything about it seems to work properly for once.

    Quote Originally Posted by fairdinkum View Post
    Bugger that. I got 1000 full colour glossy front/black back business cards printed and delivered for $69. It's my mate's company but that's his standard price.
    Vistaprint is definitely good for random 'free' crap. I got their 250 business cards (2 sided, glossy front) for $10 deal and ended up paying about $50 postage between two orders.
    I ended up with the cards, a shiny engraved business card case, a pen, a hat, 25 magnetic business cards, a vinyl sign, a corflute sign, a big magnet for my car, and 50 or so glossy fliers. Admittedly, they did take a while to get here, but overall I'm very pleased, especially with the price.
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    The bloody rain again!
    The one day of the week I had a full day and had to get these jobs done and it decides to drizzle pretty much all day so far and doesn't look like stopping.

    See what I can fit in tomorrow but I had other things on tomorrow and Friday including a trial at a new 4WD store in town.

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    Mrs bloody cranbourne! Why is it that every time I go to a nursery and she comes with me, she has to buy 1 or 2 plants that have no place in my gardens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AYM View Post


    Vistaprint is definitely good for random 'free' crap. I got their 250 business cards (2 sided, glossy front) for $10 deal and ended up paying about $50 postage between two orders.
    I ended up with the cards, a shiny engraved business card case, a pen, a hat, 25 magnetic business cards, a vinyl sign, a corflute sign, a big magnet for my car, and 50 or so glossy fliers. Admittedly, they did take a while to get here, but overall I'm very pleased, especially with the price.
    Just interested in finding out what the vinyl signs are like?

    I've got car door magnets and lawn signs from them. If I was a real pony I'd replace the magnets but almost 2 years old and doing okay. The shirts are really looking like $8 shirts after last summer but they still do the trick and I keep a couple of good ones for meeting and greeting clients.

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    Vistaprint is definitely good for random 'free' crap. I got their 250 business cards (2 sided, glossy front) for $10 deal and ended up paying about $50 postage between two orders.
    I ended up with the cards, a shiny engraved business card case, a pen, a hat, 25 magnetic business cards, a vinyl sign, a corflute sign, a big magnet for my car, and 50 or so glossy fliers. Admittedly, they did take a while to get here, but overall I'm very pleased, especially with the price.[/QUOTE]

    I have found vistaprint good for business cards, letter heads and stamps. Once you order one thing get ready to be baraged for the rest of your life tho with "unbelievable deals". I have found if you take the slowest ie cheapest postage your stuff still turns up in reasonable time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy B View Post
    Just interested in finding out what the vinyl signs are like?

    I've got car door magnets and lawn signs from them. If I was a real pony I'd replace the magnets but almost 2 years old and doing okay. The shirts are really looking like $8 shirts after last summer but they still do the trick and I keep a couple of good ones for meeting and greeting clients.
    they're pretty good, though the mounting kit thingy would probably be helpful.
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    .....Having to spend 2 weeks of my own time fixing other "so called" tradies work (which I already paid for) on my house so the plasterer can start sheeting and setting the walls.

    The building industry is a mess, if you want something done properly, you have to do it your self.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AYM View Post
    Windows 7 has to be one of the best I've used so far. It is very different to XP, but almost everything about it seems to work properly for once.


    What??????....you reckon...W7 has some issues. How many times have you upgraded...little problems after every upgrade particularly with Outlook. Still better than Vista
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    windows 2000 pro was the best they made i reckon. Everything since then has been major bloatware....ms has interest in a lot of harware manufacturers i'd say. But when compared to millenium, xp and vista I would say 7 is a nice stable OS...if you have the hardware to run it and if you know how to get in, tweak it up and disable all the unnecessary crap that billy's boys keep throwin in the window.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AYM View Post
    they're pretty good, though the mounting kit thingy would probably be helpful.
    Thanks for that and let me guess the mounting kit probably costs more than the sign.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy B View Post
    Thanks for that and let me guess the mounting kit probably costs more than the sign.
    Well, considering they threw in the sign for free.....

    They will offer a lot of their basic stuff for free, but as soon as you want colour on BOTH sides of your business cards, you'll have to pay for it
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    $100+ Levis jeans that are only 12 months old, worn about twice a week and today have worn through the thighs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulG View Post
    $100+ Levis jeans that are only 12 months old, worn about twice a week and today have worn through the thighs.
    loose some weight ya fat bastard.

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