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Re: If you are planning an Amazon purchase...

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I need to upgrade to LR 5 but cannot find it from here, http://astore.amazon.co.uk/ftu-uk-21
Can you help Ian?
You would have thought this would be available via the Photography category

Anyway, I have added the genera 'Software' category so you can find it in there. It looks like they don't stock the 'download' version so you will get a CD methinks.

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Not April is it?
This is exactly what I thought. Drones are great but a) I haven't yet seen any mini drones that can lift more than a few hundred grams and the batteries have a fairly short life. There is also the question of safety and - well, it's a completely ridiculous idea as it stands today

But of course I was one of those who poo-poo'd the idea of Apple making a success in the phone business, so what do I know?

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Re: If you are planning an Amazon purchase...

Thanks to those who have used our Amazon shop this month; no orders this week though, so here is just a reminder that if you have any more late gifts to buy, there is still time and if you use our Amazon shop, you help us - Links:

http://fourthirds-user.com/buyers_guide.php

or if you can't see the shop because of ad-blocking software:

http://astore.amazon.co.uk/ftu-uk-21

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Re: If you are planning an Amazon purchase...

Only set this up did not appreciate what it was earlier. I use Amazon not a lot but every little will help; now a hot key.

This will also give the thread a BUMP (never understood how this name came about)
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Re: If you are planning an Amazon purchase...

We don't use companies like Amazon who pay very little tax, and very low wage employees, or use the likes of Tescos,etc.. who also don't pay their way.

But that is us.

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Re: If you are planning an Amazon purchase...

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We don't use companies like Amazon who pay very little tax, and very low wage employees, or use the likes of Tescos,etc.. who also don't pay their way.

But that is us.

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Where do you spend your money then Dave? Most companies I know try to avoid paying tax.
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We don't use companies like Amazon who pay very little tax, and very low wage employees, or use the likes of Tescos,etc.. who also don't pay their way.

But that is us.

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I'm not that happy with Amazon and their tax policy but they are a source of revenue for lots of small independent companies like us.

I thought that Tesco are quite generous to their staff with bonuses and free shares? This is what someone I used to know said as her husband worked there. But I rarely shop there anyway.

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Re: If you are planning an Amazon purchase...

Hi i don't want to get i to politics here but tescos mAy give paid workers a good deal but use free labour and when 6 weeks are up they replace them with fresh new free labour
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Hi i don't want to get i to politics here but tescos mAy give paid workers a good deal but use free labour and when 6 weeks are up they replace them with fresh new free labour
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You are portraying this as illegal but I can't believe it is - what is this 'free labour'?

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Re: If you are planning an Amazon purchase...

OK done some research - it was a scheme which involved unemployed people on job seekers allowance working at various businesses, including Tesco, without additional pay. Tesco wasn't paying them, sure, but these people were getting the benefit payment and hopefully the period they worked at Tesco will help their chances of getting a permanent job. Anyway, I understand that Tesco does now pay anyone who joins them temporarily on work experience schemes.

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Re: If you are planning an Amazon purchase...

The point was Ian I know some one who was on the scheme they asked him if he would stay on, and he said If you give me a proper job with a wage and there reply was why should we employ you we just ask for someone else off the scheme for nothing.

That is what is wrong and the government allow this, and Tax avoidamce, What I do if there is something on Amazon that is sold by some one else I go looking for them and purchase direct, Incedently I did the the Other day and got the product direct from the seller. and got it for less than through Amazon store.

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Re: If you are planning an Amazon purchase...

OK, well I don't know all the specifics of that case and it doesn't sound right as it is illegal to employ someone without paying them a salary unless they are part of a work experience or similar scheme arranged by the Job Centre - those schemes are always time-limited, or you feel it is worthwhile being an unpaid trainee and agree to the terms and conditions.

Plus I would guess it was a while ago because I have read press reports from this year that Tesco's policy is now to pay those on work experience.

Of course it should be no surprise that you should get an item from an Amazon seller cheaper than if it was sold through Amazon because that seller has to pay a commission, some of which might end up being paid to us.

My personal opinion on Starbucks, Amazon, Google, etc. is that it is very frustrating and I feel morally wrong for them to exploit loopholes in commercial rules like they do, but ultimately it's the responsibility of all governments, not just the UK, to close down these loopholes so the tax due is paid in the appropriate countries. Unfortunately, national self-interest always gets in the way, so Ireland, the Netherlands, Switzerland, to name but a few, will resist change. Indeed, even the UK resists change because the reality is that we get arguably more of our fair share of tax via some big businesses here in the UK and we could lose out with our business operations in other countries.

This is all 'business'.

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Re: If you are planning an Amazon purchase...

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The point was Ian I know some one who was on the scheme they asked him if he would stay on, and he said If you give me a proper job with a wage and there reply was why should we employ you we just ask for someone else off the scheme for nothing.

That is what is wrong and the government allow this, and Tax avoidamce, What I do if there is something on Amazon that is sold by some one else I go looking for them and purchase direct, Incedently I did the the Other day and got the product direct from the seller. and got it for less than through Amazon store.

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Dave, You caused me to Google and research and my last lot of Xmas toys for the children are from Argos which is same as Homebase and I know they pay staff because my friends son has an Xmas job there (he needs the money to support himself at Cardiff University

I have also gone orf eBay
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