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 Post subject: Remember me?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:07 pm 
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Holy sh*t guys the times they are changing... :wink: I am amazed at how many of the old faces/nicks are still going...Wannabeeahack, Trotsky, Edders, Sussex etc. I honestly thought if I did a search you might be gone... =D> =D> =D> =D>

Old taxi drivers never die they just fade away... have we lost anyone of note?

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 Post subject: Re: Remember me?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:03 pm 
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how could we forget you

and yes loads have disappeared off here including CC,Bart and of course Private reggie but i bet you already knew that :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Remember me?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:44 pm 
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Holy sh*t guys the times they are changing... :wink: I am amazed at how many of the old faces/nicks are still going...Wannabeeahack, Trotsky, Edders, Sussex etc. I honestly thought if I did a search you might be gone... =D> =D> =D> =D>

Old taxi drivers never die they just fade away... have we lost anyone of note?

Don't think anyone has pegged it, but the Captain has taken a year or two off. :D

I think the trade is as interesting now as it's ever been.

Especially with these app upstarts. :D :D

Has the likes of Uber effected plate prices in your manor, as they have halved them in B&H.

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 Post subject: Re: Remember me?
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 Post subject: Re: Remember me?
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Aye the times they are changing that's for sure but it's good to see some of you are still hanging in there and I know it can't be easy...

Uber and Ph are pretty much putting the final nails in the taxi coffin lid up here according to what I am reading on their FB pages... and plate values are nothing like what they were... oh you can still ask for around 20K but I don't think they are actually changing hands for these prices and drivers are a lot harder to come by so what does that tell you... It's the old story though, if you are young and can put the hours in you still might make a few quid... I really wouldn't want to be part of the old guard grinding it out there now. :sad:

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:48 pm 
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Sussex wrote:
Skull wrote:
Holy sh*t guys the times they are changing... :wink: I am amazed at how many of the old faces/nicks are still going...Wannabeeahack, Trotsky, Edders, Sussex etc. I honestly thought if I did a search you might be gone... =D> =D> =D> =D>

Old taxi drivers never die they just fade away... have we lost anyone of note?

Don't think anyone has pegged it, but the Captain has taken a year or two off. :D

I think the trade is as interesting now as it's ever been.

Especially with these app upstarts. :D :D

Has the likes of Uber effected plate prices in your manor, as they have halved them in B&H.


Aye the times they are changing that's for sure but it's good to see some of you are still hanging in there and I know it can't be easy...

Uber and Ph are pretty much putting the final nails in the taxi coffin lid up here according to what I am reading on their FB pages... and plate values are nothing like what they were... oh you can still ask for around 20K but I don't think they are actually changing hands for these prices and drivers are a lot harder to come by so what does that tell you... It's the old story though, if you are young and can put the hours in you still might make a few quid... I really wouldn't want to be part of the old guard grinding it out there now. :sad:

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 Post subject: Re: Remember me?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:54 pm 
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edders23 wrote:
how could we forget you

and yes loads have disappeared off here including CC,Bart and of course Private reggie but i bet you already knew that :wink:
Private Reggie is still kicking around in Edinburgh the last time I heard and still talking [edited by admin] but nothing new there... :lol: I'll tell you what though the last time I was up in the smoke I didn't recognise anyone driving a hack... :sad:

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:58 pm 
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Sussex wrote:
Skull wrote:
Holy sh*t guys the times they are changing... :wink: I am amazed at how many of the old faces/nicks are still going...Wannabeeahack, Trotsky, Edders, Sussex etc. I honestly thought if I did a search you might be gone... =D> =D> =D> =D>

Old taxi drivers never die they just fade away... have we lost anyone of note?

Don't think anyone has pegged it, but the Captain has taken a year or two off. :D

I think the trade is as interesting now as it's ever been.

Especially with these app upstarts. :D :D

Has the likes of Uber effected plate prices in your manor, as they have halved them in B&H.



https://www.gumtree.com/all/edinburgh/taxi+plates Around 16K -21K by the looks of it...if you can get someone to buy... :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Remember me?
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Skull wrote:
Holy sh*t guys the times they are changing... :wink: I am amazed at how many of the old faces/nicks are still going...Wannabeeahack, Trotsky, Edders, Sussex etc. I honestly thought if I did a search you might be gone... =D> =D> =D> =D>

Old taxi drivers never die they just fade away... have we lost anyone of note?

Hi Skull I'm still here Just got back from Venice :D :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Remember me?
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Hi Skull I'm still here Just got back from Venice :D :shock:

Pity the poor gondoliers. :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Remember me?
PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:38 pm 
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I'm still driving.

Bought a 17 reg Vito.

Still making a decent living, but whittled it down to 3 or 4 days now.

I'm sitting back at watching the 'electric revolution' and how they evolve over the next few years before I go down that line.

If this new Vito tourer is launched with a 220 mile real time range next year, and penso continue to convert them for our COF's, I may well join the 'revolution' 8-[


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I'm sitting back at watching the 'electric revolution' and how they evolve over the next few years before I go down that line.

Likewise, but if I have to spend £60,000 + then it's going to be a Tesla.

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I'm sitting back at watching the 'electric revolution' and how they evolve over the next few years before I go down that line.

Likewise, but if I have to spend £60,000 + then it's going to be a Tesla.

£38,000 for the model 3.

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 Post subject: Re: Remember me?
PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:28 pm 
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GBC wrote:
I'm still driving.

Bought a 17 reg Vito.

Still making a decent living, but whittled it down to 3 or 4 days now.

I'm sitting back at watching the 'electric revolution' and how they evolve over the next few years before I go down that line.

If this new Vito tourer is launched with a 220 mile real time range next year, and penso continue to convert them for our COF's, I may well join the 'revolution' 8-[


It all depends on the price, a national vito without RWS with the better 2.1 engine (I wouldn’t go near the Renault 1.6) is £46,295. I reckon the electric version would be around the £60-70,000 mark. ?


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