Unfairpak Forum - How Farepak Stole Christmas

On Friday 13th Oct 2006 - Farepak Hampers went into administration. Over 100,000 customers were told that no food hampers or vouchers or other goods will be supplied this Christmas as promised, and no refunds! Share your thoughts here...
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 12:22 am 
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OH came home tonight and his place are after more voluntary redundancies :roll: :roll: :roll:

Also talk of a 4 day week :roll: :roll: (not so much the money that annoys me with this one :wink: :lol: )

His place do a lot for the motor industry, foam for car seats etc., but they also do foam for nappies :D :D

Guess we'll just have to ride out this storm and hope things improve soon. :?

At the end of the day things could be a whole lot worse, we are very fortunate in that we have a small mortgage and our house is relatively cheap to run :)

Many many other people are not so fortunate sadly :( :(

A guy he worked with took voluntary redundancy at the last call and has sadly died of a heart attack since at the age of 43 :cry: :cry: :cry:

So we really are quite blessed :)

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:( You never know wot life is gonna throw at you mate. Make the most of every day and live life to the full. I am extremely lucky as we have no probs ( except Emma ) dont tell her i said that tho hehe. Sad about chap havin heart attack so young :( I really do feel for the families who are struggling with everyday expenses , wonderin where their next meal is comin from , how they are gonna pay rent/mortgage etc. Its damn hard at the mo

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Sorry to hear about the work situation tracy, I hope it dosent affect your OH and his job is safe

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The fact that they do foam for car seats (which you must use by law) and foam for nappies is a good thing - least these are goods which aint a luxury and demand should continue for them - really awful bout the 43 year old :(

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Hope things pick up soon Tracey at your OH's work place and that they and you manage to hold on till then. Keep him busy if he has to spend another day at home. :lol: :lol:

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Spoke to bruv-in-law at the weekend and he is MD and his place are feeling the pinch too :( :( :(

I think the media have done a lot to fuel all of this :? :? :?

A lot of people are still okay and still working normally but if they are told that things COULD get tough they will obviously listen and stop spending ................

Have a friend in recruitment who is really strugging to fill her vacancies :? :? :?

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I am by no means an economist but I do agree with what you are saying Tracey - people will get scared to spend and naturally cut back - hence the lowest figure in output for the UK since 1980 was announced on Monday.

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As if things aren't bad enough already ..............

my 'Lucky Bamboo' is dying :roll: :roll: :roll:

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:lol: :lol: You are supposed to look after it proper ya no

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Called into t-mobile to upgrade Deans phone.

Its just out of contract and is an ideal time for an extra (free) Christmas Present.

Got a really good phone for him for free last year :D

Asked what is available and apparently nothing is :shock: :shock:

T-mobile have no money and are way over budget :shock: :shock:

So rang them thinking that can't be true :? and it is :shock: :shock:

I CAN upgrade but it will cost me a fortune :shock: :shock:

Myself, OH and Dean are on contract with T-mobile we even have a PAYG phone with them for Corey (emergency use) :!: :!:

All they are offering for loyalty is £5 a month discount :evil:



Called into T-Mobile again for Deans upgrade today, they quickly produced a phone which is the next one up from the one he has now. He had a look and said yes its what I want :D :D
They rang through to the office and they said they wanted £70 :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:

ABSOLUTELY NO WAY !!!!!!

They are getting around £65-£70 a month from this house and that is how they treat us :evil: :evil:

Shopping around for alternative providers and unfortunately no-one does an alternative to U-Fix, which I really need with Dean otherwise I'd get £200 phone bills :roll: :roll:

So gonna ring them and threaten to take all of our business away and see if that works, failing that its back to PAYG and crappy phones :roll: :roll:

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:? I always thought that as soon as your contract expires , you automatically get a new fone FREE !!! Cant believe they want to charge that. B* digustin. I use paygo coz i know where i am at with it , no monthly bills. John recently went with virgin on contract coz they were doin a good deal of £12 monthly with free txt and mins. I would tell them mate , you are gonna look elsewhere , might make them think !! then again maybe not :roll:

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I find T Mobile really good Tracey :? I think it has something to do with the tariff you are on but if you are all using it in the household then I would defo be phoning back and asking to speak to someone higher up.

Last year with my upgrade they tried to make me take a 18 month contract - I said NO WAY look at how long I have been with you - they backed down and let me have my 12 month and the phone I wanted! So threaten them!

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Deffo gonna do, cuz really want to stay with them, couldn't face it today with Dean breathing down my neck :roll: :roll:

A new mobile is his latest obsession :roll: Morning, Noon and Night I'm hearing about it :evil: :evil:

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:32 pm 
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http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/u ... 617015.ece

This doesn't surprise me at all, similar situation at OHs work, they employ a lot of Polish and now the redundancies are on the cards people are saying they should be the first to go :? :? :?

OH says that the Polish are really hard workers and never off sick so why should they go first ??

Oh what a beautiful BNP bandwagon this one is :roll: :roll: :roll:

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It should have nothing to do with Nationality imo, loads of British worker's are employed abroad and tbh the state of our economy who can blame them. We've always seen it to be the points system as Tracey mentioned above or first in last out.

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