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  1. 20 hours ago, Goatboy said:

    Very interesting @Kimbers

    Do we have enough data to prove this? With virtually no cars for sale in the lower end of the market I don't see we do?

    as always low availability has meant some have raised prices, but are they selling? The Silverstone car is being a great example.

    When I got my MY12 S IPS 18months ago Silverstone had it advertised at £36k, now I didn't pay that, but by the basic logic I should be asking £38k for mine and j have spent some money on it to improve it since.

    I haven't advertised it but I doubt I would get any calls at that price. I am actually expecting considerably less than that...

    One of the 2 silverstone cars has just been removed as sold. The Manual that they had increased from £30-32.

    I rest my case milud. 

    ES Motorsports have their Road "Runabout" for sale. 2011 for £34000............... it might have a few mods at 430HP.

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  2. On 05/03/2021 at 22:18, C8RKH said:

    It's a job and a career that they have chosen to do, knowing the rewards. Let's not start to get silly over this.


    No It's not. When my wife and many of the experienced nurses joined they had cost of living rises and different bandings that allowed them to keep on earning a decent whack. That all changed around 10 years ago with the new bandings restricting earnings were brought in and their pension was forced through from final salary to new style. This included a 30% increase in contributions for 25% lower Pension. Up until then many Nurses joined overlooking pay and conditions, on the fact that they had good pensions at the end.

    They have, since then seen a 15% pay decrease in real terms when many in the private sector were getting rises and all this for a job you couldn't pay me twice as much to do.


    1 hour ago, Colin P said:

    Thanks @Kimbers As I said the actual salaries are important context. £30k cap, which I doubt a lot are not on, doesn’t exactly sound a lot now does it?

    there I finally stated an opinion :X

    It isn't mate. There aren't many jobs out there in the private sector where you are told "Ok you can't earn any more". Plus when the govt says it is giving pay rises to nurses this never includes increasing the bandings so someone like my wife doesn't actually get the rise because shes at the top of her banding.

    BTW, did I mention that Nurses here have to pay for parking at £700 a year just to work? 

  3. On 05/03/2021 at 18:21, Colin P said:

    Might help

    Average UK pay = £29k

    Minimum wage c£15k

    Nurse newly qualified = £24k 

    2-4 years £26-30k

    7 years £31-38k


    Col, you have mixed up your bandings here. A Staff nurse newly qualified is £24907 you are correct however a Staff Nurse Band 5 (qualified nurse) salary rises' stop at 7 years experience at £30615. Your £31-38k figure is deceptive as that is for a band 6 "Specialised Nurse" or "Senior Nurse" these are not a continuation of a Staff Nurses pay, they are promotions and you have to apply and get that position, and there are very few. A Sister on a ward for example manages the shift and is only junior to a Matron. She is band 6 so there aren't many positions or chances to move higher up. My wife, incidently, is a Specialised Nurse. 

    So actually, you deal with life and death (mostly death at present), 13 hour shifts (12 hours paid 30 mins to hand over at the beginning and end of the shift you don't get paid for), a very dirty job I wouldn't do (cleaning wounds, arses, CPR, bed washes etc etc) and the maximum wage us £30615.

    Band 7, Nursing practitioner, matron etc is actually a Masters Degree role only and requires years more intensive study and dedication. Their Salary starts at £38817. But considering the qualifications needed its very poor pay and long hours. A Nursing Practitioner will often do the job of a Doctor in a local GP surgery however they get around £70,000 a year less!!

  4. 1 minute ago, C8RKH said:

    And at that price it was a bloody bargain and over 10% less than I got for it as a PX!

    At £30k, even with the work you have had to do to it it will have cost you nothing for 3 years. Bet you're glad you did not sell it now!  I'm glad you did'nt!

    It was a bargain at the time and I think anyone getting one under £30k for a sorted model, is doing well. I haven't even seen her for 4 months now as she has been in Air Con'd lockup over winter. Thinking of getting her out soon. 

    I am glad I didn't sell her. Really want to come up and see you guys this year and Hoon around Scotland. 

  5. 14 hours ago, Goatboy said:

    It's simply overpriced. It was for sale when launch edition cars were available readily at £23-25k. It was at £30k. It's nothing particularly special to warrant the extra £5k, and as others have said the IPS is a smaller market buyers wise.

    Across the board older Evora pricing has risen and is still going up. £2k increase in a year isn't much off a true market reflection. During the late 2019's and early 2020's price dropped to a level where there was a mahosive price difference between you NA, S and 400. With NA's at £27k, S's at £32-35 then the cheapest 400 at £54k. 

    What the market is doing here is reflecting peoples demand. An Evora for £30k is an affordable supercar, £54k isn't for the layman. So the Evora's that were "Too Cheap" have been snapped up and now there is a shortage of good used stock. It should be noted that the 400's have come down nearly £10k to compensate and can now be got for £45k

    Part of my job is monitoring CAP and used values and I can tell you that 2 years ago there were about 20 older NA and S's for sale in the £25-35k bracket. As of today there is two showing from a private seller as a NA 59 Plate at £28k and a 15 plate at £35500. Obviously some dealers aren't currently advertising due to Lockdown but even being said there are an awful lot less around now.  Then you are into the 400's at £46k.

    As a last point of proof, I bought my NA for £27k 3 years ago. I was offered £30k for it a few months ago. 

  6. Oh God Jamie, we have a very vocal Scottish Contingent who meet regularly and take the piss of their English masters and betters! We have to put them back in their box but sometimes they escape and post up here. So watch out and never tell them your address or they may turn up on a raining stormy day and demand you take your fair weather baby out across the hills!

    Welcome BTW from a Welsh/English Irishman with a half Scottish wife! Anything you need please ask one of us Moderators!

  7. 9 minutes ago, pete said:

    Stop paying somuch to agencies for their nhs workers

    Indeed, but they need the staff because they are so short and the agencies take a cut as well so they look even more expensive than they are!

    On that note Wendy could get a 25% pay rise for going agency but they are 0 hour contracts AND many agency nurses I know sometimes go for weeks without any work or just a day here or there. Her best bet is private Nursing but that isn't her, she's there for the care aspect not the money. 

  8. Here's your starter for one!

    I am a little in the know so feel I can comment and explain this a little.

    Nurses/NHS workers had no rise for 5 years with inflation from 2-3% so lost around 12-15% of their wages. They then had 5% over 3 years which again was a real life cut in wages. Now they are being offered 1% and see this as an insult. Many, like my wife, are at a level where they won't get a rise at all as they aren't increasing the "Earning brackets". However what that means is those who have been there the longest won't be getting rises. Many are naturally worried about staff retention at a time Nurses are needed more than ever. I know my wife has now had enough and like many Nurses who have been in there jobs for a long time see's this as the final nail in the coffin at a time when they are needed most. Like many she won't leave the profession till the COVID emergency is over with. But after she will be leaving. 

    Starting wages for the likes of Police is £20k a year where I live. They haven't had rises for a long time like NHA workers and to do their job for the early £20k's wages is rediculous. What you also don't see is that "Experience" or "Level increases" (so going from grade 1 trainee to 2 "Probationer" to 3 "Independent" and so on have also been cut so where an experienced Officer could max "levels" out in 7 years its now 9 or even 12. So they earn less for longer. Its a dangerous job with long shift work hours, stress, violence and mentally draining. During COVID Police have had to enforce laws that no one has ever seen before and react according to instructions from Home Office. Making them an object of attack and criticism.

    Ambo, we all know what they have been doing but did you know that Many Fire crews have been working Ambulance during the various lockdowns? With Fire calls down hugely (People are at home so home and work fires are down and there are very few Road Collisions) Many of the Fire Crews Offered to both drive and work on ambulances. They still are!

    My thoughts are obvious. These professions should be paid more in the first place so cutting their wages in real terms with pay freezes and under inflation rises makes them even worse. retention in the NHS, ambo and Police is a major issue. 

    What are your thoughts?

  9. People are still engaged with Silver and antique jewellery and I am pretty sure with a decent supply I can make a living from this. However!!!!!

    I can't get enough supply. Sooooooooo.............if anyone wants to sell or knows anyone with Antiques to sell or house clearances to do. Please contact me. I am more than happy to give decent values above those given in auction houses!



  10. 1 hour ago, Bibs said:

    The amount of fraud that they could find through this will be staggering. I hope that they do catch those who are taking the piss and actually prosecute. Rishi, as you say, has been hugely generous - he allocated I think £12bn to CV in last year's budget and in reality, it's our money he's throwing about, we'll have to cover it all off before long.

    I know several companies who took furlough money during the previous lockdown and then insisted staff work before end. Some never even put staff on furlough. I also know several companies that took money to "help them survive" when they were actually thriving during lockdown. I think HMRC will have its hands full for a while!

  11. In terms of the market place rising on the Porkers, we are seeing something similar on Lotus. I was seeing 2010 Evora's advertised below £25000 back in 2020 after initial lockdown. I just saw one advertised at £32000. Part of the reason is that statement "I just saw ONE". There are lots of newer 400's etc but NA's or S's are much rarer. 

    Just do a search on lotus Evora on Autotrader and there are very few below £50k (Though the odd anomoly exists).

    In terms of the newer Models, I personally would look at the 400. I heard that many of the latter ones were stiffer. Though, maybe someone can answer, didn't some of them have adjustable suspension?

  12. I had an outdoor cover and it worked well for a year. But then despite me cleaning the car before putting it on it started to get dust and the inside started to get a little dirty (I couldn't see it myself). After the winter last year I took it off and where the wind had been blowing it my roof and the edges of the body all had rub marks and minute scratches everywhere.

    Not used it since.

  13. And we only have ourselves to blame for this woke and pampered generation. We are the ones who entitled children to the point where they have representatives on school boards and are told "If a teacher upsets you report them and they will be disciplined". We have entitled them to understand that they don't have to do something they don't  want to, and we are not talking about the things we originally told them they didn't have to do like get into a car with a stranger of go see their puppies. We are talking "No I don't want to stop hitting this younger child, you can't force me to!". We have told them they don't have to do anything they don't want to. Teachers can't discipline them, Police can arrest them but it never goes anywhere unless they murder someone and then they are only locked up till they are "Old enough to understand what they did wrong" thats either 18 or 21. 

    We have told them they should get a minimum wage and not have to work more than 8 hours a day, 5 days a week for a living wage. And then we wonder why they are moaning at having to work for 38 hours a week and not afford a deposit on a house? We should have been teaching them that the harder they work the more they get. Get another job if one doesn't pay enough for what you want. it's what I have always done! And Wendy as well!

    We should have been teaching them discipline in schools. To understand that if you don't do what you are told (Within reason obviously) that you are punished. But instead there is now a movement towards not even allowing Expulsion from a school by the "Human rights Groups". 

    We are even at a stage where Scotland is going to be the first part of the UK to ban any form of physical discipline even by a parent. ANY physical discipline. So if you grab your child because they are sticking their finger in a plug socket it's you that could be done for assault.

    Lets get this straight. It's not the children who are to blame here, its society for allowing things to reach this stage.

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  14. 1 hour ago, windymiller said:

    yes whered you dig that picy out from ?? it was his 90th and me and my father in law rebuilt dads model windmill as a suprise, sadly since then my father in law has had a massive stroke and his fixing days are over 🥶

    It was from the Suffolk News I think. If you put the name of your windmill in its one of the first pictures on "Images" on google :)

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  15. 1 hour ago, windymiller said:

    ta kimbers, ive contacted guy and will look at b/c (thanks for explaining who bc is as it was posted earlier and i had no idea lol) looking forward to meeting up with anyone lol and if the club is interested i have a fab venue you guys could drive to one sunny day (it may involve a windmill lol)

    Always up for some excuse to drive somewhere! I am in Diss a lot and know the area well. Are you particularly close? The 2 I know are Billingford and Thelnetham. though isn't there one on Victoria Road?

  16. Bell and Colville are very good. I Bought mine for Silverstone and its a 2010 NA and I am chuffed values have gone up because it had dropped £5000 after 2nd Lockdown. 

    Guy Munday who lives very close to you is a good guy to speak to as he often knows of cars before they come on the market. Plus here is a good place as members are often upgrading or changing cars.

    I am just outside Hethersett and have the below car so would be great to meet up when you get one for a hoon somewhere and get a bite to eat! Plus there are the Lotus meetings at The Bird In Hand near Hethel when things open up again!

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