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tomsk
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Re: Silent Ben

Post by tomsk » 01 Sep 2017, 17:03

pilvikki wrote:
how could you possibly not have heard big ben, tom? seriously??? i've heard it so many times and i love the sound of it!

hell of a long time to fix a clock, though... :think:

Yeh seriously I just a'nt been round on the hour...I'm too busy doing nothing anyway.. :rolleyes: :mrgreen: :lol:

BH your'd think we'd be able to make new parts for the bell over here jeez.. :thumbd:

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Re: Silent Ben

Post by pilvikki » 01 Sep 2017, 17:51

BH your'd think we'd be able to make new parts for the bell over here jeez.. :thumbd:
the thing is, you can. it's just cheaper, if not in the long run.

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Re: Silent Ben

Post by tomsk » 01 Sep 2017, 21:58

how do you know these things!

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Re: Silent Ben

Post by yogi » 02 Sep 2017, 08:02

I know you don't have a lot of time or interest in Google, but this is what I found there in a matter of minutes. It's difficult to get an exact comparison, but these numbers will give you an idea why things from China can cost less.
  • In December 2013, the average hourly earnings before tax for UK workers were £13.60 for men and £12.24 for women. That's about £36,600/£25,000 annually.
    But China's average annual wage was 56,360 yuan (£6,690) in 2014.

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Re: Silent Ben

Post by tomsk » 02 Sep 2017, 17:05

I love google but I'm not good at sums!
The price difference is shocking..

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Re: Silent Ben

Post by yogi » 03 Sep 2017, 09:13

People complain about things not being made in their home country. Those numbers explain why the complaints are shallow.

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Re: Silent Ben

Post by tomsk » 03 Sep 2017, 19:38

I'm flabberghasted yogi....

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