Katherine

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  1. Oh, and yes I can. One shop quotes a price for, say, a £100 alti wihich includes VAT and gives a price of £120. Another shop has a brochure price of £100 excl VAT. Factually correct to say that that quoted price is lower becasue it doesn't include VAT. Leeds University Skydiving Club www.skydiveleeds.co.uk
  2. Relax. I'm saying it was left as the customers responsibility to pay the UK VAT and Import duty, which when not quoted in the headline price makes it all seem very cheap. And cheap as chips is THE number one reason why people bought from Gary rather from a UK dealer where thats all wrapped up in the quoted price. When I had to pay up the VAT & Import durty I remember thinking I perhaps hadn't got such a good deal as I initially thought. Like in the US sales tax isn't quoted in the prices on the shelves which always catches me out, get to the till and you're already committed and pay it, but you might not have made the purchase had you included the tax in your initial assessment of if the item was a 'good deal'. Leeds University Skydiving Club www.skydiveleeds.co.uk
  3. Yup, can't believe I was so stupid - luckily I got the rig I ordered, but seriously, can't believe I put the cash in his girlfriends account. Gary's prices were much lower that quoted elsewhere - obviously the quotes from UK dealers included VAT, enough margin to cover paying for their shop, staff overheads, UK tax, import duty on the rig etc etc. Gary's prices did not. The number one reason why people (myself included) were so happy to buy from Gary despite any misgivings and unease about the set up was that you could have your rig delivered to Peris or whatever and then paying the UK VAT and import duty was your responsibility. Hindsight is a wonderful thing eh? Leeds University Skydiving Club www.skydiveleeds.co.uk
  4. QuoteYou can poke a hole in it with a normal writing pen and then rub it together and the hole will disappear.Quote I've seen them do that too, it is really cool! Leeds University Skydiving Club www.skydiveleeds.co.uk
  5. Right, so UPS just gave the rig to someone waiting outside the apartment with no ID? Sounds like the dealer shouild have persued his claim against UPS. Really sorry Eric is getting screwed. The dealer got screwed over all that time ago, which does suck, but is it really the ethical thing to do to now screw over some poor guy who bought the gear in good faith? Leeds University Skydiving Club www.skydiveleeds.co.uk
  6. nah, its all in now. never mind, i've never heard of anyone having it done anyway. Leeds University Skydiving Club www.skydiveleeds.co.uk
  7. scotch-guard? is that some kind of stain resist thing? you didn't tell me about scotch-guarding! Leeds University Skydiving Club www.skydiveleeds.co.uk
  8. Think Gary is talking about my rig... I also happen to think it looks pretty good I just got my vector with the split lightning pattern with red and black either side and white as the stripe. I would recomend Gary as a dealer, I had no probs at all with him and he was very helpful. Don't listen to the doom sayers about the white - just don't fall over. The white will get grubby, but should still look cool. I think your 1st and 3rd designs are the nicest. Your 2nd one looks like an icon Leeds University Skydiving Club www.skydiveleeds.co.uk
  9. http://www.ukskydiver.co.uk/cms/forums/viewforum.php?f=87 Leeds University Skydiving Club www.skydiveleeds.co.uk
  10. It's finished but I've not got it yet, hopefully it looks like this... Leeds University Skydiving Club www.skydiveleeds.co.uk
  11. Excellent, it's worth a try, many thanks. Do you know about being current with jumps though and is there an expiry or refresher time where you'd beed to re-train? post on the uks forum www.ukskydiver.co.uk and you will get answers specific to the uk which will be more use. short answer, you will need to retrain. you never had a uk a lic so are still a student and there a strict rules regarding students currency. people over on uks can give you the exact regs. Leeds University Skydiving Club www.skydiveleeds.co.uk
  12. limited time for jumping? why not try the tunnel If I want to get better at 4-way but can't really afford the time away at the weekends to go to the DZ, then the tunnel is a much better option (40 mins of coached 4-way in one eve for £100 each) For 3 months after xmas I'm not rally goign to be able to get out to the DZ, but Iu can still take part by doing 1 night a month in the wind tunnel. Some people try wind tunnels and don't like it, other people love it as much as skydiving (you can go up!). Personal preference. And it is sociable, you sit around and chat when you aren't flying. Leeds University Skydiving Club www.skydiveleeds.co.uk
  13. its not been that bad. i've been to the dz 3 times this year and jumped on all 3
  14. not exactly, but kind of yes. on you driving test iin the uk you are asked basic maintanance questions like how to check the air pressure in the tyres, oil level etc Leeds University Skydiving Club www.skydiveleeds.co.uk