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  1. Hi all, I'm loaning one of my staff to our Adelaide store next week. He will be driving over on Monday 29th then returning Saturday 4th. Anyone have need of transport either way? He will be based in Wingfield & unable to run around picking stuff up but items could be dropped at the store there & picked up from either Altona during the day or Melton after hours. I use this guy to pick up my treasure's around Melbourne & he knows the value of these, so acts accordingly as to handling & discretion. If anything from Melb to Ade, I will be there to make sure it's handled correctly, Ade end my counter part will make sure everything is right for the return trip. I think he will be taking the 4x4 Challenger so will have a bit of room. Drop me a message if we can help anyone out Ken
  2. Like yourself I was very tempted to trundle up for a quick overnighter but the thought if a 14hr round trip changed my thinking...... & the cook seen me contemplating the idea. According to her I need to get rid of the speakers & valve amp sitting in the lounge not being used frist lol.
  3. Someone needs to grab these Dragons for $800 before I do a road trip & upset the cook. https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Richter-Speakers-Ledgend-IV-Dragon/264260854424?hash=item3d872ca298:g:s6cAAOSwp91ci1Bx
  4. We have been very happy with out Transformer from Peger. Their whole ramge can be constructed in modular as well. They are over in Cheltenham so not to far a drive. http://pegarbyemotion.com.au/our-collections/entertainment-theatre-range/
  5. Good point Dave, I should have been more specific as it is a ISP problem. I think because we don't have access to the NBN directly, ISP's have become generic for the NBN for complaints. I'm one that believes there is a lot of potential for the NBN here, once ISP's stop throttling back available speeds. I have heard in parts of the world 1G download speeds over NBN. To get that here you would need a bonded connection which I did look at through one ISP. The costs involved just weren't justifiable in the end. That was through a dedicated gaming ISP. So very true, ISP's are the problem & changing wont fix anything. Just keep annoying them polity but firmly. This was going to be the last resort option & worked well with AGL. Always keep this option open when dealing with any large multi national company. Their #1 priority is bottom line, customer service & problem solving is not really a concern, it's a department they have to have so the ACCC is happy The longer you keep them on the phone in a single call the better it works for you. They get questioned from above because not getting through enough calls lol.
  6. Hi all, A few NBN threads in this section so figured this would be the right spot. Not sure if how we fixed our situation could help anyone but worth a shot if your 100% sure the problem is not in your home wiring. A little back ground. We have FTTP so when first connected I think the plan we had something like "speeds up to 50/20" in reality what we had in real world was 20/10. The modem is hooked to the box inside with a 2M cable, & sits on the same stand with all game consuls / PC, so very close. I have Xbox OneS, Xbox 360, PC, Fetch TV, Yamaha CX-A5100, Yamaha BD-A1060, Sony UBPX800 & A Samsung TV. There are also- 4 iPad's, 2 phones, Playstation3 & a PC monitoring the fish tank. Not so scared of using bandwidth in our place I called to complain about the speeds we were getting, I got the usual run around from Optus, restart your modem, check all connections & the biggest one to get up my left nostril was the "speeds up to 50/20" depending on traffic & high usage times. Decided to up the plan to unlimited & 100/40, real wold speeds went to 40/20. Back on the phone & was given a repeat performance about restart your modem, check all connections & "speeds up to 100/40" depending on traffic & high usage times. I was starting to get grumpy. Had a think & decided to attack from the rear. As soon as they brought up the "speeds up to 100/40" I explained that I understood the "up to" part, then asked what the minimum speeds were for the 100/40 plan? They couldn't answer that one! They had no idea what the minimum was or should be. I then explained that with the 40/20 or below we were getting it was less then the much cheaper 50/20 plan they had at the time. "So in reality your advertising / selling a product you can never supply at an inflated price?" This kinda threw a spanner in the works for any reply & was then passed on to a supervisor. They still couldn't find an answer so we were given a discount back to the cheaper 50/20 plan. For 3 months I speed checked & kept a record of what speeds we were getting at least once a day. Each month I would call Optus giving them the same "So in reality your advertising / selling a product you can never supply at an inflated price?" & each month we would get the discount. Guess what happened in the 4th month All of a sudden we started getting 80/35 without any warning. Continued checking that month & at times we were getting 98/38. I couldn't call for the discount anymore Since then we have never been under 75/30 & average 90/35 give or take. Hope it might help someone
  7. I could be tempted to pay someone for in home room correction, component placement & general improvement advice that could be made with existing gear. I wouldn't pay someone for advice on physical component selection. I prefer to research myself & find what sounds best to me. Wouldn't it just be easier to host a Stereonet GTG?
  8. Bargain of the weekend & condition looks great. gone already
  9. I've used Volka Lighting for SMD 5050 LED's & never had a problem with them inside cabinets. They have everything on hand, different aluminum profiles, joiners, power supplies, motion control on/off switches. The 5050 LED's are available in either 30 LEDs/m or 60 LEDs /m. Being in Hoppers Crossing you may have the chance to call in & they could supply the complete gear instead of piecing it together from all over the place. May not be the cheapest but at least you know your getting a decent product. I know your not interested in remotes and that sort of thing, but I'd have a think about RBG LEDs, once you put up a single color your stuck with it. At least with RGB you have the option to change at a later date, even if it is back to white lol. I'm in now way involved with them either, just like the product they have www.volkalighting.com.au
  10. With holier then tho attitudes like that you wouldn't make it out here. Please enlighten me with your expert knowledge of the place, you guy's obviously have strong views & some sort of first hand experience of the area? Or are your comment's based on media reports & social misconceptions? Comments to make yourselves feel bigger? After walking around the Hi-Fi show & speaking with some really nice people, reading the comments above was not something I expected to find on this site. Perhaps I should re-evaluate my thoughts about the Hi-Fi crowd being a bunch of egotistical, attention seeking, elitist wannabe's? Oh wait, that would be general assumption on a group I have no real information about.
  11. Pandora service will be shut down in Australia & New Zealand at the end of the month also.
  12. I'm no expert but this looks like a bargain for someone in Vic. https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/elwood/speakers/monitor-audio-bronze-series-bx-5-floor-stand-hifi-speakers-must-go-/1150809084
  13. Sent you a message @dave1 Just so it's here if anyone is interested.... Isopropyl SDS.pdf
  14. Thank you gent's, helpful information Looks like it might be after Xmas before I get time to wander around the stores.
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