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by filippos
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: rent or buy?
Replies: 24
Views: 1302

Re: rent or buy?

I have no idea whether or not the following is relevant to anyone here but there are new taxes being introduced on sale of property in the UK from April next year. If you only have one property there's no problem - no CGT on the proceeds of sale and, currently, the same applies if you own two or mor...
by filippos
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Cosmote internet router problem
Replies: 7
Views: 369

Re: Cosmote internet router problem

peebee wrote:........I got Theo (Virus in Kalyves) to ring .........
Have Virus got a Theo now to mix up with the one at X-File. That could be confusing.
by filippos
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Where to buy boot laces in Irkalio?
Replies: 11
Views: 429

Re: Where to buy boot laces in Irkalio?

What about all the shops selling hunting gear , including clothes, boots etc., (and guns of course).
by filippos
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: rent or buy?
Replies: 24
Views: 1302

Re: rent or buy?

toastie wrote:........It seems if you are a foreigner you wil be scammed and ripped off with hidden fees and costs.
If you feel that strongly might you be better going 'home', wherever that is?
by filippos
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: rent or buy?
Replies: 24
Views: 1302

Re: rent or buy?

Things have changed then since we sold our house here. We paid just estate agent's and lawyer's fees. Did you make unauthorised changes to your property that made it illegal? I know several who have done so either through ignorance of the regulations or knew the rules and ignored them. I'd be intere...
by filippos
Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Income Tax Submissions
Replies: 6
Views: 388

Re: Income Tax Submissions

Kilkis wrote:No, DWP do not send out any form of statement. I guess they inform HMRC directly and automatically. You get a letter around this time of year telling you what your weekly payment rate will be starting from X April.

We received ours a couple of weeks ago.
by filippos
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Brexit and Living in Greece
Topic: The Will of the People
Replies: 1054
Views: 68698

Re: The Will of the People

.... the most damage done to the U.K. since WW2 has been caused by the venal behaviour of Cameron and May. As far as the referendum was concerned Cameron was just stupid, not venal. He wanted and expected a remain win a more significant majority than that achieved by those wanting to leave. I think...
by filippos
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Another Scam - OTE (not)
Replies: 7
Views: 613

Re: Another Scam - OTE (not)

GlennB wrote:Blondie - (Don't keep me) Hanging on the telephone :)
Always did like that track.
by filippos
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Another Scam - OTE (not)
Replies: 7
Views: 613

Re: Another Scam - OTE (not)

peebee wrote:
filippos wrote:I'd say "Hold on, I'll get my dad" then leave the line open so they can listen to my Indie band music.

You should have a few Slipknot tracks handy, that would make them hang up quickly.
I didn't play anything too outrageous as I wanted them to keep paying for an open line.
by filippos
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: Sinalonga boats
Replies: 3
Views: 499

Re: Sinalonga boats

When we visited a year or five ago we just pitched up by the tavernas and went on the first available boat.
by filippos
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Shops, Doctors, Professionals, Suppliers & Services
Topic: Water filter taps
Replies: 15
Views: 981

Re: Water filter taps

I've been drinking the plain tap water here since 1995 and remain fit and healthy. I take bottled water when out walking and there's usually a bottle in the fridge if I want cold water. In winter tap water is cold enough.
by filippos
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: Another Scam - OTE (not)
Replies: 7
Views: 613

Re: Another Scam - OTE (not)

I'd say "Hold on, I'll get my dad" then leave the line open so they can listen to my Indie band music. I did this several times many years ago with purported Microsoft technicians who claimed MS had identified a fault on my PC and they needed access to fix it.
by filippos
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: New Scam
Replies: 5
Views: 428

Re: New Scam

The worrying thing is that, presumably, they are making money at this. Andrew I don't worry as they aren't making money from me. Most scams are patently obvious, like HMRC claiming, in an e-mail sent from Uzbekistan, that they owe you a refund or claiming that you owe several thousand in back taxes...
by filippos
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Computers, TV, Telephone and Internet
Topic: New Scam
Replies: 5
Views: 428

Re: New Scam

Like peebee I've been getting these for months but use a mail protection program, Mailwasher. Like Warwick I've apparently been spamming myself from places like Kazakhstan (.kz) and one of the UK banks I use apparently has its mail servers in Oregon. I also received the same blackmail threat as Warw...
by filippos
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion & News
Topic: cremation in Greece
Replies: 15
Views: 2468

Re: cremation in Greece

Jean wrote:Just read that too. 13 years after the law was passed. Looks like it could happen before we die.
Maybe for you youngsters.

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