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The Power Shift....Are Electric Radiators becoming the norm?

Posted by Phil Scott on

It has been said that in life you cannot avoid two things; death and taxes. I think it is now safe to add to that list ever-increasing bills from energy suppliers. It seems a lifetime since I last paid a bill to a Gas and Electricity supplier which fell below the £100 mark...and with a family of four, the washing machine on a constant loop along with Peppa Pig on repeat for 3 hours a day, I can't see that changing any time soon. It's fair to say that electricity is the main culprit in delivering such expenses. Obviously, a general...

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Time for an Overdue Update

Posted by Phil Scott on

Given that it is almost 12 months since the last post, it was decided that 1:05am on a Friday morning was the perfect time to contribute once again. At 7:15am tomorrow, as the alarm sounds I'm sure I'll question my motives for continuing from this point, but wise words once told me "Why leave until tomorrow, something that you can do today". In saying that, those fine words may well have come from my father insisting that I tidy my room as a young carefree child. If nothing else, it moves my venting towards Paypal article further down the page,...

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Designer Radiators | What's new in 2013?

Posted by Phil Scott on

We've just about had the last of the new portfolios for our key suppliers of designer radiators, so what do the new ranges tell us about the suppliers goals and direction for the year ahead? Reina Designs, who initially produced a glorious range of Chrome products, seems to have had a focus for the past few years on generous heat output, offering us products such Neva, Rione, Sena and Bonera. These options, made from steel and exceptionally finished in a range of colours, were produced with large surface areas in mind, usually dictated by the width of the panels exhibited...

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Paypal - Biting the hand that feeds it!

Posted by Phil Scott on

To set the scene; it's a normal Thursday morning, We've received confirmation that our container has left from overseas, we've taken the preliminary steps to begin selling into more Marketplaces and have also decided to prioritise our social media channels. All in all, as Thursdays go, there's a lot to feel positive about.  I open up the eBay account and am met with the message: "Hi, Could you please let me know how to pay, as it says you accept Paypal, but when I have tried to pay it would not let me".  Now, given we are a Top Rated Seller with...

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Rads vs Designer Radiators?

Posted by Phil Scott on

Rads vs Designer Radiators? Now there's a question that won't be asked too often. The fact we're even addressing the situation means it must be a Friday and winding down for the weekend has been the agenda set for today. So how did such an intriguing question arise, and what exactly is it asking? At Vida, as a means to attract good people such as yourselves, we have to undergo extensive research as to what you are typing into Google to find us. In some cases we are lucky enough to retain our existing customers so can bypass such methods,...

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