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    Opsial key ID

    In the words of Al Murray, Pub Landlord. "Bloody foreigners, having their own language and culture in their own countries!"
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    Opsial key ID

    Seems to be quite prevalent, I've cut keys for people in both France and Spain who couldn't find a local key cutter. Are key cutters super rare on the continent?
  3. Had an enquiry today about these, I said "no sorry, you probably are tied to Allgood for these" customer peeved as they are quoting 4/5 weeks. Any suggestions. Mike.
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    Key ID

    Would the generic Elc33, Ph9, Lwfu2, birch 6916 work?
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    I don't know about Gasehound, but for me it was the glamour and the endless supply of women and drugs.
  6. A couple of years ago, I posted that I had read on the internet that keys will become obsolete. Several locksmith posted that will never happen, smart and electronic locks have several drawbacks. Is this what they meant. https://www-zdnet-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.zdnet.com/google-amp/article/yale-botches-smart-lock-update-imprisons-users-in-their-own-homes/?amp_js_v=a2&amp_gsa=1#referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From %1%24s&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.zdnet.com%2Farticle%2Fyale-botches-smart-lock-update-imprisons-users-in-their-own-homes%2F
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    Why don't you place more regular, but much smaller orders until you know what blanks you really have demand for.
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    That has happened to me, was rectified quickly. That's happened ,or could, with any supplier. Happened with SKS this week.
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    All the different codes and manufacturers, but 1A is the only one consistently used by all brands. Having said that its sometimes called Ya-24d by JMA Yal20 by orion Ya85 by CEA YG5D by errebi Or just Y1.
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    hi everyone

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    The costs are important, but I always thought that with THM the prices were a bit too low.
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    Popularity could vary from location to location. Not having 1A is a fairly bad start. You might have been better buying your boards from a more recognised source, like SKS or Davenport. Here's mine with JMA codes U5D , 1A, U6D, Ya79D, Tx3D, asec1, Er2D, Er1d, un11, Carlf. 373, 436, 346 360 353 463 559 571 334 335 You can buy empty boards, and get yourself some reference books. For key comparison cross reference and blank recognition
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    I like Birch, never seen their rep (or any rep for at least ten years). Great website, much better than colledge ( who also offer a good service) . start to run low, just pop it in the basket until you are ready.
  15. Having trouble finding this, tried SKS, HD and Birch cats. Any ideas?
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    key help

    Did six yesterday, just like you saw cc went straight to ronis. Cut them on mer-20d, worked a treat.
  17. Having a minor on going complaint with a Disney watch. Serviced it, new glass. He's come in two months later, glass and second hand gone. I looked at the watch and thought. " Not really a problem to correct, from a liability point of view , a cheap badly beaten watch worth about £30 tops." But before my very eyes, the customer said, " You've ruined my expensive limited edition special offer Disney watch!" Bear in mind, I don't think the glass and hands just dropped off by themselves. Here's a picture of one on eBay. Current selling at £14.
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    Best key boards

    Immpressive display, bigger than my whole shop.
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    Watch Straps

    S51078 for black 20mm, website should then want to show you full range.
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    Watch Straps

    Just received a stock of the "soft touch" straps from cousins. Virtually identical to the old style condor 123. Will sell itself .
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    6 pin winkhaus cylinder

    Always had a problem with the blanks, since changing to genuines about 2/3 years ago, no further problems.
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    Got a call from my wife, a rat had entered the kitchen, through a window. She obviously went into a complete melt down. So had so close shop early to deal with this emergency. Rat now dead. My main concern now is going to work tomorrow and getting shit for closing early.
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    Sent this to my wife, I don't think it went down too well .
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    Have received no grief from customers. As I said to my wife yesterday afternoon. " yes, I can come home, there are no jobs for collection, and it's ridiculously quiet." She replied, "AAAAARRRGGGGHHH, THERE'S A RAT IN THE KITCHEN, AAARRRGGGHHH!!
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    Welcome to the forum.