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16 minutes ago, Non-Believer said:

Are you taking into account the fact that it never worked from the moment it was handed over to DBC? Who then also paid up over a sob story that the "manufacturers" would go bust if they didn't?

Your hero squandered an eighth of a million of ratepayers often hard-earned money. Try taking that into account.

Is that the actual true story NB?

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13 minutes ago, The Voice of Reason said:

Have you taken the many years depreciation charge into account?

Well it was a ludicrous price to pay for such a machine in the first place, it’s hardly proved value for money which is how you’d normally offset depreciation values. I’m sure you’ll find a way to disagree with that though, because you tirelessly support every government decision made.

 

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14 minutes ago, TheTeapot said:

There's nothing 'supposed' about it. It's why he went off to Edge Hill to study politics. Ask him about it, he does't tell lies.

He's proper on a mission.

We're fucked.

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17 minutes ago, TheTeapot said:

There's nothing 'supposed' about it. It's why he went off to Edge Hill to study politics. Ask him about it, he does't tell lies.

Ask him about Prince Charles while you're at it.

Ask him what about Prince Charles?

I can’t just ask him “what about Prince Charles”

That would be silly

 

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17 minutes ago, TheTeapot said:

There's nothing 'supposed' about it. It's why he went off to Edge Hill to study politics. Ask him about it, he does't tell lies.

Ask him about Prince Charles while you're at it.

Ask him what about Prince Charles?

I can’t just ask him “what about Prince Charles”

That would be silly

 

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Just now, The Voice of Reason said:

Ask him what about Prince Charles?

I can’t just ask him “what about Prince Charles”

That would be silly

 

Ask him about the visit back in the mid 90s.

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46 minutes ago, Roxanne said:

Is that the actual true story NB?

It's certainly my understanding of what went on. It was basically just a modified high-pressure rotary floor washer that you can pick up new for a few hundred pounds online. It was defective from the moment it was handed over, there was much to-ing and fro-ing with the manufacturer about getting it working properly, who then turned round and said that they'd go bankrupt (which they shortly did anyway) if they weren't paid. DBC paid up. At that point Gumclean were supposed to come back and fix it, they never did and have since folded (unsurprisingly).

The machine has proved to be useless from the outset and has lain gathering dust in corners of Corpy premises ever since until it was quiet enough to get rid without embarrassment.

John Wright has also posted on this in the Douglas North Election thread.

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2 minutes ago, Non-Believer said:

It's certainly my understanding of what went on. It was basically just a modified high-pressure rotary floor washer that you can pick up new for a few hundred pounds online. It was defective from the moment it was handed over, there was much to-ing and fro-ing with the manufacturer about getting it working properly, who then turned round and said that they'd go bankrupt (which they shortly did anyway) if they weren't paid. DBC paid up.

The machine has proved to be useless from the outset and has lain gathering dust in corners of Corpy premises ever since until it was quiet enough to get rid without embarrassment.

John Wright has also posted on this in the Douglas North Election thread.

Sounds a lot like procurement of the Cabbage. 

 

Piss poor procurement is another infliction.

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6 minutes ago, Non-Believer said:

It's certainly my understanding of what went on. It was basically just a modified high-pressure rotary floor washer that you can pick up new for a few hundred pounds online. It was defective from the moment it was handed over, there was much to-ing and fro-ing with the manufacturer about getting it working properly, who then turned round and said that they'd go bankrupt (which they shortly did anyway) if they weren't paid. DBC paid up.

The machine has proved to be useless from the outset and has lain gathering dust in corners of Corpy premises ever since until it was quiet enough to get rid without embarrassment.

John Wright has also posted on this in the Douglas North Election thread.

Think I paid about £15 for my patio cleaner attachment!

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Not long after the procurement of this infamous machine a couple of friends of mine ,and their new business , were contracted by DBC , approx year after ,to jet wash a sample area in Strand street to remove muck and gum from the paviours . They had a really effective machine and all the gear. Says it all you needed to know about the Corpy's purchase . Ohhhh a footnote , machine cost just shy of £800 

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39 minutes ago, The Voice of Reason said:

Have you taken the many years depreciation charge into account?

You don't depreciate a useless asset,  you write it off immediately as prudent and conservative accounting practice.  

However, that is just accounting.  The fact of the matter is £120k was paid for something that didn't work and has now been sold for repair or spares,  £120K that could have been spent on other more worthwhile things to the benefit of Douglas.

I am sure DA was not the prime mover in the purchase, but he was a Councillor at the time.

 

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12 minutes ago, TheTeapot said:

I'm sure there's a photo somewhere...

 

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The stuff at the auction looks like accessories for this. I don't think the machine itself was included

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54 minutes ago, TheTeapot said:

Also it's not just Assface who deserves the stick, that dickhead education minister who said 'schools are perfectly safe go to school' only to shut them 2 days later with 100 odd infections deserves a beating. In fact the whole fucking lot of them who MET VIRTUALLY while saying everything is fine 2 days before LD3 should be dumped out immediately.

the one people say might be next CM?

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