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  1. Has anybody got 4 spare G790 gold netball medal from Goodwill. They are out of stock at the mo. Cheers Paul
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    New Stock

    We often have the same train of thought. Zippo for us are ok, we sell at least couple a week, once you add a gift box and some engraving they are quite profitable. Yet i know a couple of other guys in shops who say they haven't sold one in ages?! If you are going to order Zippo send me a PM, i might be able to save you a few ££ (i don't supply them btw) Paul
  3. Morning, We are considering doing a couple of country fairs this summer with the intention of selling pet tags (might be a complete waste of time but i'm going to give it go) My questions are; Does anyone have any experience of running an engraving machine (specifically a GEM-RX5) from a generator? I have spoken to Mike at U-Marq and i know what specification i need but wondered if anyone has used a specific make/model of generator? Also has anyone else tried doing country fairs? With thanks Paul
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    Paper bags

    I put every key in a zip bag with a paper slip informing them that "sometimes small adjustments are necessary" blah blah blah I feel this is far more professional than just giving them back a key. It costs only a couple of pence per customer and we factor that into our pricing.
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    Paper bags

    We've always used paper bags for shoes and plastic for boots. I've been looking at paper carrier bags for boots but they cost a lot more than plastic! Also we put all cut keys into plastic zip seal bags, I think we will move over to paper. But you are right too much plastic in packaging from manufacturers.
  6. Hi V, I once had to fit 10prs of pink dance shoes with pink soles. Just bought pink leather skin and glued them up with suede side down. Perfect job. Customer was over the moon.
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    mister minit

    I'd imagine looking at the date of the original post, this refers to Cando4U. They have 3 or 4 shops in Somerset, owned and run by the Harris family one time directors (?) of Minit.
  8. Yeah MM is still big in Oz, i saw one in nearly every shopping centre i went in.
  9. I've just changed to Supercolle Neo from Colledges on price grounds. (6092 £50 odd, Supercolle £31) Having read this post i've just checked and it also contains Toluene. I too thought it had been made illegal or been recommended to be removed. It seems pretty decent adhesive but low and behold i have a stonking headache today!.....Time will tell.
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    Commando units

    I've always used a drop of fairy liquid but I'm gonna try a quick shine sponge now.
  11. Put a drop of oil down the tube, wait 10 mins then tap down on the last. Not a definite answer but has worked a few times for me. Good luck.
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    Hi from New Zealand

    Hi,where in NZ are you are where in UK were you? Just being inquisitive.
  13. I'm £2.50 per inch and i always give myself a week. Very few don't leave them as not many repairers do them around here. I'd rather the didn't though, i bloody hate doing them!
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