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by big1aust
Wed May 17, 2006 6:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: PayPal's doing my head in!
Replies: 21
Views: 2008

I generally find that I have very few problems with Paypal or Ebay BUT when those problems do occur , the resolution process is ridiculous. It's all about maximising profits and low customer support with both of these utilities. Ebay's ethos is that they only really provide the conduit for 2 mutual ...
by big1aust
Sun May 14, 2006 7:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Gamestation... MAJOR DISAPPOINTMENT
Replies: 48
Views: 4061

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Got to the till to be told that games over a tenner aren't included! They tried that one on me in Windsor and I pointed to the stand that said games in that section are all BOGOF - the bloke said "that's not meant for anything over a tenner" and so I asked him if trading standards would see it his ...
by big1aust
Fri May 12, 2006 6:48 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: What does a guy have to do....
Replies: 8
Views: 1661

Try putting it on ebay in the wanted section - might turn up someone with some home recorded footage - don't think there's ever been an official release on video or dvd.

Cheers
Big Aust
by big1aust
Wed May 10, 2006 7:07 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: TV that scared you...
Replies: 106
Views: 17170

The old "Armchair Thriller" series did it for me - I remember one particualr episode where a bloke kept seeing someones face sliding down the outside of the window of the train carriage he was sitting in. He was convinced that loads of people were dying but the police couldn't find any evidence - do...
by big1aust
Mon May 08, 2006 6:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Gamestation... MAJOR DISAPPOINTMENT
Replies: 48
Views: 4061

I've posted before on here about the idiosyncracies and inefficeincy of various branches of Gamestation. My overall feeling is that , with the odd exception of some good counter staff who live for their games, they simply don't care. Unless you ask them to !! Their turnover and profit on brand new c...
by big1aust
Fri Apr 21, 2006 6:34 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: the strangest thing...
Replies: 34
Views: 6101

Bought an Amiga off a guy at a boot sale a few years ago - said it had a dodgy floppy drive and there was evidence that someone had tried to open it up so I gave him 2 quid figuring it might be OK for spares. Opened it up and still couldn't figure why the floppy wasn't working until I put it to one ...
by big1aust
Thu Apr 20, 2006 6:34 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: A bizzare film from the 80's
Replies: 3
Views: 1233

Only copy I can find (and judging by the cover it's the same film but in Italian) was this :

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/VHS-IL-PETOMANE-M ... dZViewItem

Hope you have better luck

Cheers
big1aust
by big1aust
Tue Apr 11, 2006 4:55 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Issue 23 Feedback
Replies: 186
Views: 26677

Re:

Still no first sub issue has arrived and neither have my back issues - obviously 14 days is a lot shorter in the publishing world than in the real world. So sad :cry: Oh, so I'm not the only one then? The past three issues of my sub have always arrived either on or just before the UK release date, ...
by big1aust
Mon Apr 10, 2006 7:24 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Grange Hill
Replies: 57
Views: 9568

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I always had a soft spot for Georgina Hayes. Must have been the upper class look she had going. So it wasn't just me then !?!?! If memory serves right, they reunited some of the old Grange Hill cast not long ago for a one-off concert. If I also remember right, as well as Roland and Zammo , Fay Luca...
by big1aust
Mon Apr 10, 2006 7:20 pm
Forum: Retro Everything Else
Topic: Saturday Morning Cinema, need the name of a show
Replies: 15
Views: 3379

Reminds me of my school days when we used to get shown a film in the big hall on the last day of term. It was always on a big old reel to reel and flickery as hell but they used to show the children's film foundation films. At Christmas it was always "The Amazing Mr Blunden" which half scared me to ...
by big1aust
Mon Apr 10, 2006 5:54 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: From the forum question for issue 24
Replies: 73
Views: 9023

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Because there are no games nowadays that would make me want to start from the start immediately after dying. ... Reminds of playing one of the Donald Duck games (possibly Quack Attack) on the Master System about 15 years ago. Took me ages to learn the routines and get to the final level without dyi...
by big1aust
Fri Apr 07, 2006 7:31 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Issue 23 Feedback
Replies: 186
Views: 26677

Still no first sub issue has arrived and neither have my back issues - obviously 14 days is a lot shorter in the publishing world than in the real world. So sad :cry:

big1aust
by big1aust
Thu Apr 06, 2006 8:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Where did you get your nick from?
Replies: 130
Views: 14960

When I first started on the banger racing scene years ago the lads christened me Big Aust as my name is Austin and I'm 6 ft 3 and neck end of 20 stone. When I first registered on ebay about 4 years ago I couldn't have Big_Aust for some reason so it became big1aust and I now trade on ebay and amazon ...
by big1aust
Wed Apr 05, 2006 8:06 pm
Forum: Retro Gamer Mag & Site Feedback
Topic: Issue 23 Feedback
Replies: 186
Views: 26677

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I know that probably nobody cares that much about it, but as of Wednesday afternoon, still no issue #23 for this German subscriber... :cry: Well I'm concerned mate!! I subscribed on 23rd March although I recieved a letter a few days ago thanking me for my sub, as yet I still have no mag. Likewise w...
by big1aust
Tue Apr 04, 2006 7:33 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Gamestation - Con or Bargains
Replies: 141
Views: 21966

Just picked a reasonably good PS1 Castlevania Symphony of the Night with manual and covers but without artbook and music CD for £19.99 at a Gamestation outlet today - that's paid for my day out and expect to see it on evil bay at a higher mark up quite soon. Only went in to see if they had a PS1 bu...