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2018/03/17 19:05:52 (permalink)
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Ins and outs of ditching tv licence

Ok I’m getting pissed off paying ever increasing taxes in this ever increasing socialist state called Scotland and want to hit back with what little means I have. Starting with ditching the telly licence.
What is needed to cover me when the gestapo come chapping?
I assume They’d nail u for having a tv with freeview inbuilt even if it doesnt have a connection?
Where do you stand with the likes of youtube now ahowing live events? The Champions league now gets shown on there for example.
Cheers in advance

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    powerpusher
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    Re: Ins and outs of ditching tv licence 2018/03/17 21:18:46 (permalink)
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    I got rid of mine. I have nowTV and dont watch live TV.

    They can't moan if you have free view built in, all TV are made for... TV! You can plug and Ariel in at anytime.

    There ruling is you can't watch anything live, YouTube, Facebook, your bit on the side doing a live sex show for you.. Nothing! But that makes no sense to me, I watch live muay Thai online, it's not a UK program, why would I get charged for watching a show from half way across the world? Daft!



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    Re: Ins and outs of ditching tv licence 2018/03/17 21:19:26 (permalink)
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    Does anybody have any experience of them turning up when you don't have a licence?

    I thought you could just tell them they aren't coming in unless they have the polis and a warrant?
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    Re: Ins and outs of ditching tv licence 2018/03/17 21:23:43 (permalink)
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    They have never been to mine, they sent me a thousand letters claiming I need one and they will check me, till I rang them and told them I don't need one



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    Re: Ins and outs of ditching tv licence 2018/03/17 21:41:35 (permalink)
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    Ditched ours when we moved in to our new house. as we never watch normal tv. Just Netflix, amazon etc

    They are bloody relentless though, constantly send you letters. Had one the other day with big writing across the front of the envelope saying 'we face prosecution if payment not made'. Obviously to embarrass people and force them in to paying.
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    Re: Ins and outs of ditching tv licence 2018/03/17 22:09:31 (permalink)
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    Apparently my other half sorted it when we moved into our new place, she just went onto the website and answered some questions about how we don't use live TV etc. Took her 5 -10 minutes. That was it. Lived here almost a year and a half now, never heard a peep from them (no letters, calls etc).
     
    In fairness, we don't have the TV hooked up to an aerial, just use it for Netflix / Xbox. From what I gather, if they do come knocking, just deny them entry and access rights to your property.
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    Re: Ins and outs of ditching tv licence 2018/03/17 22:53:34 (permalink)
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    You need one if you watch BBC iPlayer now

    I do a lot of push ups and sit ups. And I drink plenty of milk.

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    Bookerman
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    Re: Ins and outs of ditching tv licence 2018/03/17 23:37:32 (permalink)
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    Very tempted now.
    I did see a youtube vid not long ago where they went to a guys door with the cops in tow and basically forced their way in cause they said they saw him watching football through the window a few weeks prior. Cheeky cants

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    Re: Ins and outs of ditching tv licence 2018/03/18 07:23:01 (permalink)
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    When I first called about me not needing one, the guy argued with me for a good half hour that I have to have one. I explained what their website said and the nowtv website said about me not needing one. He claimed if I had a TV that I could watch live TV, if that's an option for me, I must pay! Which I refused. I said I'd check online and call back.

    I looked online, called back and got a different operator, I said to him, I only have now TV, I don't watch live TV I want to cancel the TV license. He said "that's fine, let me take your details" lol



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    Re: Ins and outs of ditching tv licence 2018/03/18 08:31:32 (permalink)
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    They are basically D2D sales people, very pushy and aggressive and work on commission. They have no legal authority to enter your house so will try everything to trick you into letting them in, just say no and there's nothing they can do.
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    Re: Ins and outs of ditching tv licence 2018/03/18 16:52:54 (permalink)
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    don't have a license , don't watch any live tv as my job is watching/building live tv channels all day surrounded by TV's , I do have a TV for ps4/showbox but thats it . Opted out of the license 5 months ago and haven't heard anything back from them so it appears they have left me alone for now 
     
    If I do hear from them I will not pay , I am following the rules as per there website. Quite suprised they go to the trouble of chasing people up , a visit must cost more than the price of the license fee per year.
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    Re: Ins and outs of ditching tv licence 2018/03/18 16:55:33 (permalink)
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    doc
    don't have a license , don't watch any live tv as my job is watching/building live tv channels all day surrounded by TV's , I do have a TV for ps4/showbox but thats it . Opted out of the license 5 months ago and haven't heard anything back from them so it appears they have left me alone for now 
     
    If I do hear from them I will not pay , I am following the rules as per there website. Quite suprised they go to the trouble of chasing people up , a visit must cost more than the price of the license fee per year.


    They know the cascade eefect of it catching on would cause. I think they can and do provide a very good service but their political bias winds a sh**load of people up.

    "People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." -   George Orwell
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