Archive for December, 2007

Christmas and associated gifts.

Thursday, December 27th, 2007

Well well well, another year gone. It’s Christmas again, and the season of giving has arrived. Amongst some of the things I got are:

  • An electric shaver; Finally I can erase those hairs with ease!
  • A “Quad Trekking Experience” at Catton Hall.
  • Bioshock Collectors edition – With a small Big Daddy! Woo.

For myself, using a large amount of money I came into, I bought a DSLR camera. It’s a Nikon D40, which, after trawling through Wrexham’s shops today, I found to be the cheapest, but I got it with a 3 year extended warranty just in case. Cue photos;

Frontal view
Side View
Camera and lens

Now. I realise that in the space of only a single year that this is my fourth camera this year. (1 2 (TT-Meet peeps may remember this one) 3 4), but so what? I must just like buying several cameras!

The parts for the car still haven’t arrived. Grr. I need them so I can get out there and take some photomographs!

Damage report!

Tuesday, December 11th, 2007

It seems damage is actually less that can be assumed below. In this order, the only parts damaged are:

1xBonnet

1xDriver Side (left for us brits) front panel

1xBumper

1xDriver side headlights (one still works, barely)

1xRadiator

The cheapest part is the only mechanical one. The radiator. I have no idea to see if it’s intact or not, but it is bent, and the fan behind it won’t turn because of this. I won’t replace the grill, for as can be seen in the last post, only three prongy grill bits are damaged.

So. Quotes. The quotes I got were:

FRONT PANEL: £100 1months guarantee [Used]
BONNET: £125 1months guarantee [Used]
HEADLAMP (DRIVER SIDE): £85 1months guarantee [Used]
RADIATOR: £65 1months guarantee [Used]
WING (FRONT DRIVER SIDE): £40 1months guarantee [Used]

Delivery: £15

Total price: £505.25 (Inc. Delivery)

That was the most expensive one. I won’t be using that if it’s the last thing I do!

FRONT PANEL: £30 3months guarantee [Used]
BONNET: £75 3months guarantee [Used]
HEADLAMP (DRIVER SIDE): £45 3months guarantee [Used]
BUMPER (FRONT): £65 3months guarantee [Used]
RADIATOR: £50 3months guarantee [Used]
WING (FRONT DRIVER SIDE): £25 3months guarantee [Used]

Delivery: £25

Total price: £370.13 (Inc. Delivery)

The cheapest one. The only problem is that all the parts were sold by the time they were phoned! 🙁

FRONT PANEL: £35.00 2months guarantee [Used]
BONNET: £105.00 2months guarantee [Used]
HEADLAMP (DRIVER SIDE): £55.00 2months guarantee [Used]
BUMPER (FRONT): £95.00 2months guarantee [Used]
RADIATOR: £25.00 2months guarantee [Used]
WING (FRONT DRIVER SIDE): £30.0 2months guarantee [Used]
HEADLAMP SURROUND (DRIVER SIDE): £20.00 2months guarantee [Used]

Delivery: £30.00

Total price: £464.13 (Inc. Delivery)

A middle ground cost. I’ll be getting in contact with these guys tomorrow.

FRONT PANEL: £40 1months guarantee [Used]
BONNET: £90 1months guarantee [Used]
HEADLAMP (DRIVER SIDE): £55 1months guarantee [Used]
BUMPER (FRONT): £90 1months guarantee [Used]
RADIATOR: £45 1months guarantee [Used]
WING (FRONT DRIVER SIDE): £35 1months guarantee [Used]

Delivery: £40

Total price: £464.13 (Inc. Delivery)

Another I may use.

As can be seen, this’ll cost me. Thankfully I have a credit card still unused, but at the end of the month, that’s another £25 bill to pay. Argh!

Crunch

Thursday, December 6th, 2007

My first (and hopefully last) ever car crash. It’s the result of wetness. Wetness on the roads.
Lights
Argh!
Some squashed parts
Youch!
Frontal damage
Yet it’s only half the car. Amazing that nobody was injured. And the car still works. Even the lights!