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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
    Durban

    Have a nose around my shop

    I got the keys to my new shop 11 months ago, moved in the middle of December. It's been slow, frustrating and expensive. Did almost all the work myself, the counter is 3 scaffold boards, wood in the window is from my old infant's school, Glass partition from ebay, shelving units and glass shelves from ebay. fitted the ceiling myself. Had a gas explosion when the gas man soldered off the end of a live gas pipe (pipes had been routed from my shop to next doors flat) Glue and spray booth all ducted out of the roof. The glass is 10mm thick and seals floor to ceiling, no dust going through to the retail part Massive catering steel sink for scrubbing and steam cleaning. Full new electrics. Full new central heating. And most importantly a 3 seat sofa, coffee machine & microwave. Almost there now though just can't find any bloody thing. https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Durban's+Shoes+-+Repairs,+Sales+%26+Accesories/@51.7996107,-3.175739,3a,75y,90t/data=!3m8!1e1!3m6!1sAF1QipMrldYlVHrpKvcsPbCSrsvu699Uiu-J3qmdjw4!2e10!3e11!6shttps:%2F%2Flh5.googleusercontent.com%2Fp%2FAF1QipMrldYlVHrpKvcsPbCSrsvu699Uiu-J3qmdjw4%3Dw129-h106-k-no-pi-0-ya189-ro0-fo100!7i10752!8i3628!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x486e27d26c442661:0xed6f2e7912ac67f0!2s58+Beaufort+St,+Brynmawr,+Ebbw+Vale+NP23+4AE!3b1!8m2!3d51.799641!4d-3.1756935!3m4!1s0x486e27d2748d38fb:0x4669b39f50f586ef!8m2!3d51.799641!4d-3.175694
  5. 6 points
    From now on, any post created for the purposes of selling will have to be approved by the Admin and Moderating Team. This is to stop people using the site purely for profit. Any new members or accounts created (i.e. members who have joined for less than 12 months and/or not contributed at least 20 times to forum threads) will be required to pay an up-front donation of £5 to the Jimmy Mizen Fund before your advertising post will be approved. A link to the forum charity is https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROSomeoneSpecialPage?pageUrl=ShoeRepairerForum Any current members or accounts are allowed to advertise for free, as long as they have been a member for at least 12 months and contributed to forum threads at least 20 times. They must guarantee that they will donate to the fund once the sale is complete. Anyone contravening this will be warned once and then banned for any further infractions, on top of being named and shamed. Rick.
  6. 6 points
    Gray

    Spot the Mistake?

    He's got no heels on his shoes. Must have had a shit repair at Timpsons.
  7. 5 points
    If anyone buys something that is sold through the forum where a promise to is made to donate to the Forum Charity (Jimmy Mizen fund), would you please be good enough to inform me as I keep reading about donations to the Forum Charity but I rarely see any donations made when I check on the Virgin Money giving page. If people are capitalising on the forum and not donating when they say they will - shame on you. I'll be keeping an eye on any sales made in the future and anyone culpable will be named and shamed and will risk having their account suspended or deleted, including all known I.P. addresses. There are a few people on here who regularly sell through the forum - we don't mind the odd one or two sales but if you're going to treat the forum like your own cash cow then you're going to be in for a surprise. Rick.
  8. 5 points
    Note to any new members: Any post created for the purposes of selling will have to be approved by the Admin and Moderating Team. This is to stop people using the site purely for profit. Any new members or accounts created (i.e. members who have joined for less than 12 months and/or not contributed at least 20 times to forum threads) will be required to pay an up-front donation of £5 to the Jimmy Mizen Fund before your advertising post will be approved. A link to the forum charity is https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROSomeoneSpecialPage?pageUrl=ShoeRepairerForum Any current members or accounts are allowed to advertise for free, as long as they have been a member for at least 12 months and contributed to forum threads at least 20 times. They must guarantee that they will donate to the fund once the sale is complete. Anyone contravening this will be warned once and then banned for any further infractions, on top of being named and shamed. Rick.
  9. 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.
  10. 4 points
    Simes

    Need to get a bloody life.

    Here is my toy Mark 1 MX5 number 100 of 250, 1st Anniversary Edition. Love an MX5
  11. 4 points
  12. 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!
  13. 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.
  14. 4 points
    Mick Friend

    Stiffening leather

    Thanks Bargy you T**T I have a burned todger now......
  15. 4 points
    Stanley Mishap

    Sums up my life...

  16. 4 points
    Mind you I really don't think my new e-pos system helps.
  17. 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."
  18. 4 points
    HarryHeffernan

    Description please

    This is normally followed up by “is there a pair in there or just one lace?”
  19. 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.
  20. 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
  21. 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......
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 4 points
    Another typical vender, No cost, no location, no contact details Com'on Kenneth give um a clue.
  25. 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
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