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How much has the internet saved you in the last week?

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How much has the internet saved you in the last week?

£350
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Dishwasher stopped with a'check water' light on. Tried reset, checked water supply- all ok, good pressure. Checked drainage pipes- all clear.
Wife went into panic mode, was about to order a new one. I wrestled the phone out of her hand and replaced it with a large glass of Malbec. Then hit the internet.
Found a solution which I thought was an April fools.
Tip the machine on its side. Simple as that. Now I'm very smug ( and  £350 better off than I would have been of the wife had her way).  Cheesy
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nanotm
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Re: How much has the internet saved you in the last week?

well not this month but I saved over £800 on the price of a washing machine in march (was on a stock clearance sale) which I was pretty chuffed with considering you don't normally find a 9kg washer @1400rpm for less than £200
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Re: How much has the internet saved you in the last week?

It's cost me a fortune: without t'interweb the missus wouldn't have known about the outlet mall she dragged us to Saturday  Angry
TORPC
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Re: How much has the internet saved you in the last week?

It has not save me at all
Washing machine bearing(s) gone (as per other thread)
Online
Espares price £26.49
Dognbone approx 20 mins ago
Local in town price £15.00
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Re: How much has the internet saved you in the last week?

I remember a few years ago shopping for a large bearing for a car gearbox.
The main dealer quoted my about £60.
I went to a local seals and bearings supplier with the old bearing and bought a new one for around £6.
Local is often best.
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Re: How much has the internet saved you in the last week?

We used to have one of them bearing places fairly local
It was conveniently called
Fag Bearings
I kid you not Cheesy
You either took the old bearing with you (if feasible)
If not Micrometer the inner / outer / thickness et all & they would make them up for you, sometimes while you waited
They were especially handy for obtaining obsolete bearings for e.g Classic motors that could not be sourced any other way
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Re: How much has the internet saved you in the last week?

Quote from: Strat
I remember a few years ago shopping for a large bearing for a car gearbox.
The main dealer quoted my about £60.
I went to a local seals and bearings supplier with the old bearing and bought a new one for around £6.

I had a similar experience with parts for a Porsche years ago:
Part with Porsche stamp: £100
Exactly the same part with a VW stamp: £40