Saturday, August 13, 2011

Ebay Customer Services

I am a Ebay shop owner and recently I had some issues with Ebay. Ebay is quite happy to take your money (often over £500 in fees per month) but its complaints resolution service is appalling.

There appear to be no UK based staff to resolve issues and the call center staff have no knowledge of UK consumer law.

A member of the Ebay staff was rude to me and lacked the ability to communicate effectively in UK English.

The complaint was made a week ago, I have phoned daily and every day I get told different things by the ebay staff.

After a week of loosing £200 per day, I am still no more informed than I was at the start of this process and my complaints have fallen upon deaf ears - no one has got back to me at all with an answer and I am no closer to getting a refund of my shop fees.

If this goes on for another week I will have no option but to take them to the small claims court.

I will keep you posted on how it goes.

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Getting Healthy - time to get a personal trainer?

It's not long now till I turn 30. I know it's just a number, but it got me thinking about my lifestyle. So for the month of August I will be avoiding alcohol, tobacco and unhealthy foods. I am now 7 days in and it is going reasonably well.

In addition to that I've saved a fortune. I was shocked to find that I spent over £200 per week on these three vices. Now the question is, what to do with my new found wealth?

I have decided to take the plunge and join a gym. Having done this several times before in the past and never having kept it up - I feel a different approach is required this time. Maybe it's time to get a personal trainer?

My friend Steve has been a personal trainer for several years now and I figured he would be a good person to ask for help.

I have decided to train with Steve near Moorgate as it is relatively easy to get to for each of us and the local facilities are great.

I'll keep you posted on how I progress with the assistance of a personal trainer. If you would like more information on Steve's business and his personal training business you can find out by clicking here.

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Computer Repair in Chingford

Chingford Computer Services are a computer repair business based in East London. They service all makes of PC, Mac and Laptop. They also repair mobile phones.

Most repairs cost less than £50 and can be carried out whilst you wait or in your own home.

Visit the Chingford Computer Services website for more details.

Friday, August 05, 2011

Bashar al-Assad Quotes

America is interested in re-arranging the region as it sees fit.

Armies are not only for offensives.

As far as we are concerned, we Syria have not changed.

As soon as the legitimate Lebanese government is convinced that the conditions have ripened and that Lebanon is able to maintain stability on its own... Then, the Syrian forces will return to their homeland.

But the issue has to do with land, which is our land.

Despite the ethnic diversity within each nation, the social fabric of the region by and large is one.

Hizbullah is not a militia.

Is there an equality of power between America and Iraq? Definitely not; however, the Iraqi people are standing fast and are defending their land courageously.

Israel does not care about the international public opinion.

Israel ranks her priorities in the following way: security, land, and water.

Israeli interests are not necessarily in harmony with the American interests.

It is even more so when it comes to Iraq, which is a large Arab country with scientific, material, and human resources and is able to accomplish, at the least, what Lebanon accomplished, and more.

It is natural that we should always expect an Israeli attack, even when it does not threaten.

It should be known that Israel is based on treachery.

It would be a mistake to link anything that Israel does to a certain circumstance. And it is a mistake to feel comfortable in any circumstance just because Israel did not act on it.

Lebanon was under Israeli occupation, up to its capital, but we did not consider that a disaster. Why? Because it was very clear that there are ways to resist.

No doubt that the U.S. is a super-power capable of conquering a relatively small country, but is it able to control it?

The logical thing is to implement the Arab Defense Agreement.

The most significant indicator that there is no disaster in Iraq is the fact that there is no exodus.

The problem is not the occupation, but how people deal with it.

The U.S. and Britain are incapable of controlling all of Iraq.

Today, the Iraqi citizen sees that America is coming and wants to occupy his country and kill him, and he is willing to experience for himself what happened in Palestine.

We are dealing with treachery and threats, which accompanied the establishment of Israel.

We believe that Lebanon has been the first real experience for all the Arabs.

We, in Syria, our point of view stems from our experience.

When Lebanon started its resistance it was a small and divided country.

When our interests matched, the Americans have been good to us, and when the interests differed, they wanted us to mold ourselves to them, which we refused.

When we analyze this war in a materialistic way and ask when is it going to end and who will be the winner and the loser, it means that we do not see the endgame.

Worry does not mean fear, but readiness for the confrontation.

You in Lebanon, your power is no match to Israel. Israel, militarily, is more powerful than you and maybe it is more powerful than all the Arab countries, or most of them.

None of us and none of the Arabs trust Israel.

Since its very inception, Israel has been a threat.

The Israeli lobby has clout in the U.S., which means that re-arranging the region and controlling its resources one way or another, will serve Israel through its control over the American administration.