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Nuvistor
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Any one remember this coming into force? The dealers licence was set at 5 Shillings valid for 7 years in a sweetener to help pay for the extra admin. Seems a long time ago but I remember it.

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Topic starter Posted : 01/01/2021 6:03 pm
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@nuvistor

I don't remember it coming into force, but I do remember a local dealer being fined for failing to comply.

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Posted : 02/01/2021 12:10 am
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Till Eulenspiegel
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I remember having to fill in forms to inform the TV licensing authorities when a TV set was sold or rented. A carbon copy record of the transaction was a requirement which could be inspected at any time. The forms are still in the filing cabinet. Can't remember the precise date dealers were asked to stop submitting the sales information. Sometime in the early 2000s?

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Posted : 02/01/2021 11:21 am
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Katie Bush
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I like the way it also states "....Millions which could have helped to improve programmes...." - My guess would be that it didn't work! Just look at the dross being churned by the broadcasters these day - Far from improving, programmes have deteriorated exponentially!

Five bob? - Wow, wouldn't even buy a tin of cheapo baked beans these days, let alone last seven years......

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Posted : 02/01/2021 6:25 pm
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Fifty odd years on its the same argument about lost revenue and programme quality.

I enjoyed the Royal Institutions Xmas lectures, they are aimed a children’s audience but they are very well done, or perhaps I am still a big kid.

The BBC have to try and please everyone with the fee being mandatory but that’s impossible, so a lot of people get disappointed with them including me most of the time.

The BBC have a big problem to fix and I wouldn’t know how to fix it, hopefully someone does, hate to see it go.

 

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Topic starter Posted : 02/01/2021 6:55 pm
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Posted by: @nuvistor

The BBC have a big problem to fix and I wouldn’t know how to fix it, hopefully someone does, hate to see it go.

Hi Frank,

I was actually referring to programming across the board, not just the BBC. On that score, garbage is garbage no matter who churns it out.

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Posted : 02/01/2021 7:17 pm
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I remember my dealer's "demonstration" license being free. We were inspected once, and another shop locally got a bollocking, as one of his employees was eating a sandwich, with his feet on the bench, watching Home & Away... "that's not a demonstration , you need a full license for that" ... I believe the retort was "I'm testing it" - nothing ever came of it. A few dealers were warned for submitting sales info late, but I don't remember anyone being fined. 

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