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£90 a week and no Bills to pay

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
http://itn.co.uk/news/2f79f69bab6c8b5dd7719deb40ac67bc.html

Sounds like the way of the future to me .. ;)

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    You're telling me!

    Cheaper than my uni accomodation this year.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Cool, I could be like the major off Fawlty Towers.
  • JsTJsT Posts: 18,268 Skive's The Limit
    Cool, I could be like the major off Fawlty Towers.
    Except probably less senile!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    You're telling me!

    Cheaper than my uni accomodation this year.

    You pay more then that?

    Mine was only £45 a week including Bills
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    DG wrote: »
    You pay more then that?

    Mine was only £45 a week including Bills

    How long ago did you go to uni? Mine was more than that too.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    JsT wrote: »
    Except probably less senile!

    "No! No! I won't have that! There's a place in Eastbourne!" :D
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Acrobat wrote:
    How long ago did you go to uni? Mine was more than that too.
    Mine is £85 a week and I don't get Internet included (as of after I already applied....bastards). If I want internet it's an extra £6.50 a week.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    That's mad, mine was £45 a week, bills paid for and internet free.

    I wonder if they met Alan Partridge during their stay?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Mine was £40 a week plus electricity (water was included). Didn't have the internet though.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    mine was £55 a week and that was the cheapest crapest halls there (the edge of the toilet seat had been shaved off so the door would open!) had to pay for internet though.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    they must spend a fortune on eating out though
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Ballerina wrote: »
    they must spend a fortune on eating out though

    Yeah but think of the money you would save on buying shampoo, conditioner and shortbread biscuits :D
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I know someone who's seriously planning on doing this when she retires. She's priced out of the property market in England at the mo as her money's tied up in properties in France, makes sense to me.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    when they first tried one in Barton-under-Needwood, Staffordshire

    How sodding ironic. I'd never heard of that place til about 2 weeks ago, when I had to take my mate up there for her to do a gig in a local pub.

    Now it's in the news.

    (I know that means nothing to people here, but it's amused the hell out of me)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    my uni digs will be £525 a month and upwards...

    maybe i should find a travel lodge instead
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Franki wrote: »
    Mine is £85 a week and I don't get Internet included (as of after I already applied....bastards). If I want internet it's an extra £6.50 a week.

    Erm, that's against the law. If they're using janet (the schools/colleges) network then they're NOT allowed to charge like that. They're allowed to charge a 'one off' administration charge for setting up the connection for you and that's it.

    edited: well, maybe not against the law, but certainly against their terms with janet.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    noog wrote: »
    Erm, that's against the law. If they're using janet (the schools/colleges) network then they're NOT allowed to charge like that. They're allowed to charge a 'one off' administration charge for setting up the connection for you and that's it.

    edited: well, maybe not against the law, but certainly against their terms with janet.
    Can you not call it janet, as that is my mum's name and so it makes me think they're against her ;o.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Noog, you sure about that?

    Because loads of halls charge extra for the internet/broadband connection, can't imagine that would be the case if it was against the terms.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    katralla wrote: »
    I know someone who's seriously planning on doing this when she retires. She's priced out of the property market in England at the mo as her money's tied up in properties in France, makes sense to me.
    Shes got lots of properties in france, yet she wants to retire in a travelodge in the UK? :eek2:
  • JsTJsT Posts: 18,268 Skive's The Limit
    Both of my halls did, but both of them were with external companies.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Noog, you sure about that?

    Because loads of halls charge extra for the internet/broadband connection, can't imagine that would be the case if it was against the terms.

    I think he means the way it's charged - charging franki £6.50 a week implies its some kind of pay-per-use activity when it should be a one off fee for the year according to t&c - as the uni will only pay once for the year so otherwise they'll be making money off you. I pay £60 the year, over 38 weeks thats £1.58 a week - so franki is paying over 4 times what I pay for what should cost the university effectively the same (afterall, bt broadbrand charges the same all over the country, so why shouldn't whatever janet is lol)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Aaaah. Gotcha now.

    Mine was charged per term, although like everything was also converted to a per week/month/year cost for budgetting.
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