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  1. 8 points
    Maybe they will accept Sainsbury gift cards, try swiping it in the slot to see?
  2. 7 points
  3. 7 points
    Happy Dude

    Three for a tenner? Really?

    people are idiots, a woman came in " how much for 3 Yale's", I'm £3.95 so I says £11.85, so with a smirk on her face she says "Asda 3 for a tenner." I said "so you're holding a multi national, multi billion pound company's cheap deal over my head for £1.85 when this shop is my only source of income"? "Well I never thought about it like that" They're £11.85 for three, do you want them or not?" "OK, here's £12.00 I'll go and wait out in my car" I cut the keys, waved at her to come in and she waved me to come out to the car, "here's your keys and here's your 15p change" "just keep the change" "No, take it, nice car by the way", (brand spanking new Audi TT £30K+ probably) "oh yes it's very nice" "and you tried to haggle with me for £1.85, see ya...!!" I have seen her several times since with shoes and keys, she admits that she never gave it a milliseconds thought that small shops should be more expensive than big shops but now shops in the high street as much as she can... I blame that wee mockney #### Dominic Littlewood, I saw him on TV recently telling everyone High Street shops are ripping you off and you should haggle for everything, he even boasted about haggling over a bottle of ketchup and was proud as punch he got 20p off of it claiming everyone was having a great time while he haggled, try that in my shop you dick. What a tosser...
  4. 6 points
    Gray

    Spot the Mistake?

    He's got no heels on his shoes. Must have had a shit repair at Timpsons.
  5. 5 points
    Flash

    Range cutter blades

    Always the same in this trade, we buy a piece of equipment and 72 years later no parts available.
  6. 4 points
    hibsjo(SCO)

    Gluing Vibram soles On Doc Martens

    tell me what style/size of unit you want and ill send you units and glue to do the job, ill pre-solution soles for you as well you can pay me by paypal carry on!
  7. 4 points
    CitySafe

    Gluing Vibram soles On Doc Martens

    And to back up what Rick says, this is a professional forum to help each other out. We have had many people ask how to do things, and everyone has helped each other out, whether they be the trade or the public. There is no excuse whatsoever to abuse someone who is simply asking for help. Any future abuse like the disgusting language that was used will simply end you up with a lifetime ban. Jay I'm sorry about the language used, and I hope you don't see it as a reflection of the forum as a whole.
  8. 4 points
    Mick Friend

    Stiffening leather

    Thanks Bargy you T**T I have a burned todger now......
  9. 4 points
    Stanley Mishap

    Sums up my life...

  10. 4 points
    Mind you I really don't think my new e-pos system helps.
  11. 4 points
    cowers lane 583

    Description please

    Customer came in for a pair of shoes, but had lost the repair receipt. "OK, could I have your name and a brief description!" I asked. She gave me her name and said. " pink and in a plastic bag" Thinking of what shoes were available I was puzzled, then realized, "I'm sorry , have you just described the repair receipt to me?" " Yes, the shoes were brown sandals."
  12. 4 points
    HarryHeffernan

    Description please

    This is normally followed up by “is there a pair in there or just one lace?”
  13. 4 points
    Simes

    Paper bags

    I agree that it looks very slick, but the point I was making is that it adds to the plastic waste that ends up in the oceans and land fill etc. These bags are used perhaps only for minutes before being discarded. Cost isn't an issue, which is why a paper bag even if more costly might be the solution.
  14. 4 points
    robinh

    society of master shoe repairers

    Good morning gentlemen. ( and ladies) Some of you will perhaps remember me from my time in the trade. I have agreed, during a senior momentary lapse of concentration, to act as temporary secretary for SOMSR. At present I'm working my way through the backlog of paperwork and hopefully will have that under control very shortly. i will try, with the help of the Chairman and others, to deliver a more involved society. We value the historic position of SOMSR and hope to make it a more attractive and useful society to be a member of. I am not an expert on social media so please be patient whilst I work out how to get that side of things back on track As soon as I can I will provide my personal contact details and if anyone wishes to get in touch I will be delighted to speak with them. Regards Robin Healy
  15. 4 points
    Gray

    Silca Futura Pro

    Hell of an outlay Rick when Graham will get them to you next day. I wouldn't even think about investing in anything now at my age. I struggled with myself to buy a new hole punch last week......
  16. 4 points
    cowers lane 583

    Must of misheard.

    Customer ( either foreign or possibly a speech impediment.) came in on Friday. I could of swore he asked " have you got any bollocks?" "Yes I've got a lovely pair of bollocks, thanks for asking!" I replied, being honest. "No, wollocks!" I sold him a wallet.
  17. 4 points
    Lee

    Glasses, Suing the forum

    I had to start wearing glasses today, I'm suing the forum for eye strain in the early days. On the plus side I've realised today my inability to thread a needle the past 12 months, is not down to shaking hands but wonky eyes.
  18. 4 points
    Another typical vender, No cost, no location, no contact details Com'on Kenneth give um a clue.
  19. 3 points
    kobblers

    Need to get a bloody life.

    On my week off and still checking the forum about 8 times a day..... Do they do a Moderator's Anonymous? Rick.
  20. 3 points
    Thank goodness, I thought I was the only one , where a customer comes in and says," I've tried a proper shop, but they can't do it, but maybe now you can help?" " What? , in my pretend shop!"
  21. 3 points
    grahamparker

    IDC Stamped keys

    I always work on the principle if you cannot find a genuine blank or Silca/Jma/Keyline/HD equivalent then whatever fits and works is the correct blank.
  22. 3 points
    MarkD

    Window Handle Locks ID Please

    I think you mean http://www.windowhandlekeys.co.uk/ unfortunaltely they have now updated the site and appear to have removed the useful page. With a bit of sneekery however, a snapshot can be found at this link. https://web.archive.org/web/20160710082516/http://www.windowhandlekeys.co.uk:80/html/upvc_window_handle_keys-_handl.html
  23. 3 points
    grahamparker

    Mortice machine for safe keys .

    Silca Lancer Plus.
  24. 3 points
    Mick Friend

    Always seem to come in 3's

    imagine them in the queue at the pearly gates
  25. 3 points
    Maxus codes are A00- H99 Made by Excalibre (the codes match) Silca card no. 1673 ISN. 7535
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