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Post  ninjablossom on Thu Jul 11, 2013 12:49 am

What happens when Royal Mail gets privatised? Prices will hike, rivals will price fix (happened with the utilities) rural areas will never get any mail... What hope is there for polish?

I hope Richard Branson steps in... Although if he buys Virgin Mail and then sells it off as he's done before, it will end up a crap service.

Doomed I tell ya.
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Post  Jasmina on Thu Jul 11, 2013 1:54 am

I am a vulture as I am considering if I should buy some shares when possible.


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Post  ninjablossom on Thu Jul 11, 2013 2:24 am

It will be like the utilities - all good in the early days, make money out of it and then it will start going bad, poor unregulated service and expensive to boot. Make money out of it, need it for the price hikes Smile

Does anyone remember the gas adverts - where bill or something?
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Post  shoppingaddict on Thu Jul 11, 2013 2:25 am

Jasmina wrote:I am a vulture as I am considering if I should buy some shares when possible.


How do you buy shares? I keep thinking about buying some in apple.
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Post  Jasmina on Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:07 am

shoppingaddict wrote:
Jasmina wrote:I am a vulture as I am considering if I should buy some shares when possible.


How do you buy shares? I keep thinking about buying some in apple.

I think you need to register with a stockbroker, I have some through my work but they organise it, I just sign and pay lol.

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Post  ninjablossom on Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:11 am

Won't apple be quite expensive and not make much? Thought you needed a company that was crap or doing okay - and releases something amazing or gets bought out so the share prices rise and then you cash in?
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Post  Laura on Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:32 am

Richard Branson is gonna buy the mail service?!
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Post  Sally Magpie on Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:39 am

I wouldn't be buying apple shares, as I think their most recent offering will either kill or cure them.

Bloomsbury is a fair bet with the rumours of a new Harry Potter book in the making.
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Post  ninjablossom on Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:41 am

Laura wrote:Richard Branson is gonna buy the mail service?!

I'm just wildly guessing Smile
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Post  shoppingaddict on Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:54 am

The prices for apple drop after they've announced the new iPhone as people moan it's rubbish but normally pick up around Xmas. However I generally know sod all about stocks and shares, just thought it always sounded quite fun!! Lol
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Post  Laura on Thu Jul 11, 2013 4:00 am

I haven't got a clue about stocks and shares, the new episodes of Skins intrigued me!
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Post  martinsgirl on Thu Jul 11, 2013 4:33 am

They were talking about the mail thing on the news this morning and the guy said that they hope to keep prices reasonable. Since when is £2.60 to post one bottle of polish reasonable??
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Post  ninjablossom on Thu Jul 11, 2013 4:50 am

martinsgirl wrote:They were talking about the mail thing on the news this morning and the guy said that they hope to keep prices reasonable. Since when is £2.60 to post one bottle of polish reasonable??

I hold no hopes. The fact they tried to give a rail network, the west coast to a company that always under performs, runs a shoddy service yet still makes profits shows all they care about is money and who will give a back hand to the government - once its privatised any promises at keeping prices low and customer service high will be out the window.

Didn't know that about apple prices - that's interesting I just thought they'd always stay pretty high.
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Post  LoolaBeanbag on Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:00 am

Aw Feck. I din't know this was going ahead for deffo. Rolling Eyes 
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Post  Geordie Nails on Fri Jul 12, 2013 2:42 am

I hate privatisation - it's VITAL that services like the Royal Mail put social contribution above profit, and like hell are private companies going to do that.
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Post  HanSpan on Sat Jul 13, 2013 11:52 pm

Privatisation just makes no sense to me. I'm a mathematician and horribly logical, and the maths seems simple.
cost to do the job = £A
public funded company therefore needs to get in £A.
private company needs £A PLUS whatever profit they want to show.

Yes there's issues of efficiency but what law of nature says a private company will be more efficient?

Also - its all very well with non essential things - if I don't like the price of that bar of chocolate or bottle of nailvarnish I can decide - stuff it I just won't bother, or stuff it I will shop elsewhere.
With the train I can hardly decide - stuff it I'll not bother (to go to work) or stuff it I'll use another company (that doesn't actually pass through here)
Its even worse than privatised energy - at least there's some competition there, although the fact the same company charges different prices in dfferent parts of the country rather buggers it up.

Get off soapbox. Shoudln't get all worked up in the heat!



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Post  ninjablossom on Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:31 pm

i like your soapbox Han - and your maths makes it really clear. Privatisation sucks.
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