Bitterwallet Weekly Roundup 8/12-14/12

14 December 2008

This week, a few interesting discussions have been going on, in case you missed them, here's a summary of a few of my top story picks.

First was news that Paul S. discovered on The Telegraph reporting fares on some of Virgin Train’s early morning services costing 3x more. Surely that's a typo on The Telegraph's part.   As reader Bob pointed out, "My train arrived on time for the first time in 3 months yesterday, perhaps when they increase the fares by 8% (measly by Virgin standards) it will start becoming punctual but I’m not going to hold my breath."  Don't, Bob, because you're probably right.

Then, there's everyone who's trying to get in on the online TV frenzy, including Sky TV Without A Satellite Dish and The BBC opening up their technology to ITV and Channel 4 amongst many others.  We'll have to see what happens with that one.  Sky does want to charge £15 a month, and as reader Martin said, "There is no way I’d pay for those channels, not even £1 per month.", who echoes the voice of other commentators too.

And there's of course, the bleak looking economy.  Many shops are doing 50% discounts and more, but is it as good as we'd hope for it to be?  Woolworth closeout sale didn't exactly satisfy many, and Paul N. shared a selection of comments from the last page on HUKD (around 500 replies) to save you some time.  

After all, we have more things to worry about.  Like a British pound that's sinking to almost being equivalent to the Euro.  Obviously, some with too much money do not have the same kind of concerns.

But being the joyous season, watch a couple of entertaining videos brought to you as always by Andy, here and here, to take your mind off things. 

Last but not least, keep your eyes peeled and fingers trigger happy from next Monday. The Worst Company of the UK 2008 Contest shall officially commence, and we'll have a selection of further Christmas related tidbits coming.  In order to select a winner of your choosing by the new year, we need you to be voting everyday, on the day....

So please be there!  Have a great weekend :)

2 comments

  • andy y.
    re all weeks at Bitterwallet Towers 5 days long?
  • andy y.
    Oh feck my typing the fonts on my netbook screen are like an opticians torture room

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