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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
    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...
  3. 5 points
    Mr Bargy

    Spot the Mistake?

    He's got no heels on his shoes. Must have had a shit repair at Timpsons.
  4. 4 points

    Range cutter blades

    Always the same in this trade, we buy a piece of equipment and 72 years later no parts available.
  5. 4 points

    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
  6. 4 points
    Mr Bargy

    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......
  7. 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.
  8. 4 points

    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.
  9. 4 points
    Another typical vender, No cost, no location, no contact details Com'on Kenneth give um a clue.
  10. 3 points

    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.
  11. 3 points
  12. 3 points
    I find these sale topics hilarious Composes a listing, but omits to add contact details and doesn't respond to replies in a whole month of initial listing the items
  13. 3 points

    Easter weekend

    Sat on a bench in Paphos looking out to sea while eating an ice cream.
  14. 3 points
    cowers lane 583

    Spot the Mistake?

    Is it that they failed to show an ethnically diverse, gender fluid police force?
  15. 3 points

    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.
  16. 3 points

    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
  17. 3 points

    Mortice machine for safe keys .

    Silca Lancer Plus.
  18. 3 points
    Mick Friend

    Always seem to come in 3's

    imagine them in the queue at the pearly gates
  19. 3 points

    Three for a tenner? Really?

    Everyone will moan when there're no towns with independents to shop in anymore and only massive supermarkets/out of town retail parks.
  20. 3 points
    Maxus codes are A00- H99 Made by Excalibre (the codes match) Silca card no. 1673 ISN. 7535
  21. 2 points
    Mr Bargy

    Paper bags

    I used to paper bag all my work, and it used to piss me off when you handed it over and they would rip it open like something possessed and hand the scrumpled bag back to you, waste of money. My customers are conditioned to bring bags in with them now. We had the bag charge in May 2011. I haven't bought any plastic bags since then.
  22. 2 points

    Brisant Blank

    and don't invalidate the customers guarantee with the manufacturer.
  23. 2 points

    Brisant Blank

    Or you can use genuine blanks which are a lot cheaper.
  24. 2 points

    Easter weekend

    Happy Easter to you all
  25. 2 points
    cowers lane 583

    Easter weekend

    Sweet F A, would be absolutely no trade at work. Would like a complete day of doing F A, but my wife has committed the whole family to a 3pm church service.
  26. 2 points

    Ford tractor cabin door key

    How long has Davenports been selling tractors? How much are they?
  27. 2 points
    Count Muppet


    Murder in successville is one of the best shows I’ve ever watched. Has me in stitches every time
  28. 2 points

    Spot the Mistake?

    I saw the no heels part as well before reading the comments.
  29. 2 points
    x minit uk

    Keeping track of who has cut keys

    I'd never blame my colleague otherwise I would have to cook my own tea.
  30. 2 points
    I can't see a welt roller, I see a ranger designed to cut a leather bend into ranges I think. I don't see a skiver either.
  31. 2 points

    Window Handle Locks ID Please

    1/ Site call out with a bunch of keys. 2/ get him to remove handle and take to you.
  32. 2 points
    Mr Bargy

    leather belting

    If I had a business that sold car parts I would want staff that knew about car parts... If I had a business that wholesaled to the shoe repair trade I would employ ex shoe repairers who knew what they were talking about.
  33. 2 points

    Three for a tenner? Really?

    I bet he don't queue up at Morrisons with his trolley full of shopping, then when he gets to the till start haggling the price!! Haggling is one of my pet hates and instantly refuse or start haggling upwards.
  34. 2 points

    Abus key to code

    Looks like this one to me Chris. The blank is the same as the EC75 series also used on the new Titalium TI96 series.
  35. 2 points
    Mr Bargy


    Rick & Mick...... Pervs!
  36. 2 points
    I'll ask for you, SteelCityShoes. Rick.
  37. 2 points
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  39. 2 points

    loop king laces

    Wow, almost £3.60 a pair at wholesale price. I reckon the people 'round here will just try and nick 'em rather than pay 6-8 quid a pair. They moan at £1.99 for a pair of 75cm cord.............. Shame, really, as I like the look of the new laces but I'm worried that they'll end up the same way as our Easy Lace range - just gathering dust. Good luck to those who decide to stock them, though. Rick.
  40. 2 points

    Forum Upgrade

    Getting more used to the site and where everything is and i am starting to slowly like it. It doesn't seem any slower to me on mobile or desktop.
  41. 2 points
  42. 2 points

    Forum Upgrade

    i dont see a problem with addresses given. if we actually behaved like grown ups and used real name avators/pictures and not rebel alliance spinning logos it might be an advance? carry on!
  43. 2 points
    cowers lane 583

    Forum Upgrade

    Sad news about the snowman, apparently he went to Timpsons for a hair cut, but they accidentally cut his head off. ( Sorry all Timpson employees, couldn't resist it.)