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by thecolonel
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Headphones for TV via AV unit
Replies: 1
Views: 191

Headphones for TV via AV unit

I have a Panasonic SA PT460 Home theatre system and I have my Sony Bravia TV sound routed through it by default, all good so far! Recently bought some Sony headphones. I set all up and plugged them into the jack socket at front of the Panasonic box. Headphone volume is so quiet it's almost as if the...
by thecolonel
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Which Mobile Phone?
Replies: 447
Views: 43853

Calling all Xiaomi phone users!

I'm sure I've seen people on here talking about Xiaomi phones but now I can't find! Anyway my battery in my redmi note 4x is starting to flag, I'm coming to HH in early Nov and I could wait till then but is there a little shop who can do this? It's not a simple job like other phones, it's far from e...
by thecolonel
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Travel Insurance- Single trip-Long stay
Replies: 16
Views: 1222

Re: Travel Insurance- Single trip-Long stay

Yes deffo not the cheapest as they allow things that others don't, so you have to pay for it I'll make a note of those two other names tho ... I am looking to buy Travel Insurance from the UK, but Columbus Direct worked out too much in my case. Justtravel.com and OKtotravel are looking best for my n...
by thecolonel
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Travel Insurance- Single trip-Long stay
Replies: 16
Views: 1222

Re: Travel Insurance- Single trip-Long stay

Thanks, so I just rang them! It appears Freespirit are not actually that free-spirited! [emoji23] Not only do they insist on the 6 months rule(must have been in UK for more than 6 of the previous 12 months prior to starting trip) but also their max travel period is 94 days(if under 75) which is pre...
by thecolonel
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Travel Insurance- Single trip-Long stay
Replies: 16
Views: 1222

Re: Travel Insurance- Single trip-Long stay

Thanks, so I just rang them! It appears Freespirit are not actually that free-spirited! [emoji23] Not only do they insist on the 6 months rule(must have been in UK for more than 6 of the previous 12 months prior to starting trip) but also their max travel period is 94 days(if under 75) which is pret...
by thecolonel
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Travel Insurance- Single trip-Long stay
Replies: 16
Views: 1222

Re: Travel Insurance- Single trip-Long stay

Gregjam wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:14 pm
Have you looked at world nomads.
(Again, for the benefit of anyone reading this forum......) World Nomads, whom ive heard good reports of, wont cover pre existing medical conditions so they dont suit my needs but may well suit others, thanks
by thecolonel
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Travel Insurance- Single trip-Long stay
Replies: 16
Views: 1222

Re: Travel Insurance- Single trip-Long stay

benmo wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:55 pm
Definitely don’t have to be in uk for 6 months, a day is enough
just called them now and they say its a strict policy that one of their defintions of a UK resident is someone who has been in the UK for 6 of last 12 months, thanks anyways
by thecolonel
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Travel Insurance- Single trip-Long stay
Replies: 16
Views: 1222

Re: Travel Insurance- Single trip-Long stay

REEM wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:51 pm
Try

Staysure https://www.staysure.co.uk/

and

Bought By Many https://boughtbymany.com/
fyi...boughtbymany is Europe only, thanks anyways
by thecolonel
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Travel Insurance- Single trip-Long stay
Replies: 16
Views: 1222

Re: Travel Insurance- Single trip-Long stay

I use this site: https://www.squaremouth.com/ because you can Compare 116 travel insurance policies from 20 providers with 61,751 reviews , and their Zero Complaint Guarantee. It seems the guarantee can't be true, but if you know that industry-wide, 90%+ of travel insurance claims are rejected for ...
by thecolonel
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Travel Insurance- Single trip-Long stay
Replies: 16
Views: 1222

Re: Travel Insurance- Single trip-Long stay

REEM wrote:Try

Staysure https://www.staysure.co.uk/

and

Bought By Many https://boughtbymany.com/
Staysure won't insure me as I've been out of UK for more than 6 of last 12 months but I'll try the other one thanks

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by thecolonel
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Travel Insurance- Single trip-Long stay
Replies: 16
Views: 1222

Re: Travel Insurance- Single trip-Long stay

world nomads is on my list to contact Monday, thanks
re Nationwide wondered if Benmo could easliy/readily check re the 6 months rule( have to be in UK for the whole 6 months before you travel) if its not handy i can call them Monday
thanks Guys
by thecolonel
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Travel Insurance- Single trip-Long stay
Replies: 16
Views: 1222

Travel Insurance- Single trip-Long stay

i could have sworn i was involved in a forum discusssion on this topic last Decemeber but i simply cant find it?!?! im looking for reccommendations, especially from UK based Thai visitors, on Long stay Travel Insurance companies that they have had good overall experiences a few points to note - im 5...
by thecolonel
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Legal fees and lawyer
Replies: 21
Views: 1847

Re: Legal fees and lawyer

Yes good point and I'm not suggesting I will pick the cheapest lawyer. Just that my first impressions are that it seems expensive for the reasons mentioned but as I say I'm looking for other quotes(comparables) to compare. For all I know legal fees in Thailand may be MORE expensive than UK(but that ...
by thecolonel
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Legal fees and lawyer
Replies: 21
Views: 1847

Re: Legal fees and lawyer

I assure you that that's what I can pay to buy a brand new detached house in Cheshire UK. And from a couple of lawyers too not just one. Anyway, appreciate feedback from others on what they paid for legals on a condo in Hua Hin or similar area, thanks

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by thecolonel
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Legal fees and lawyer
Replies: 21
Views: 1847

Re: Legal fees and lawyer

Thanks for replies I'm sure Chavalit are v good but was looking to compare prices ie get other quotes. Also 49000 baht(their quote) to buy a studio in a building is 3 to 4 times what you would pay a lawyer to buy a detached house in UK. Normally people's time is a LOT cheaper in Thailand than UK so ...