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  1. SteelCityShoes

    another fishy watch

    I’d tell them to take it away and clean it
  2. SteelCityShoes

    Embracing change

    I have no objections to going cashless as long as small business’ stop getting penalised. In the US they get grants to go cashless to subsidise the card charges. But for now, I’m going to keep saying no when I get asked if they can put a 20p key cap on American Express
  3. SteelCityShoes

    Alfa blanks

    Send a picture to SKS, don’t they control the distribution?
  4. SteelCityShoes

    Embracing change

    Who is that with?
  5. SteelCityShoes

    Embracing change

    You pay your bank once, you pay your terminal gateway provider per transaction, that’s how they make their money, usually around 20p-50p per transaction, not much when they’re spending £50, but when it’s a 20p key cap it’s costing you money when they use a card
  6. I get “last price?” All the time, just repeat the price you said the first time. If they try to haggle you down after that, tell them a higher price, keep going up until they realise it’s better to pay what you asked for in the first place
  7. I just tell people to go across the road to McDonald’s and try to haggle over the price of a burger and they usually get the picture
  8. SteelCityShoes

    Embracing change

    They probably pay less in card processing fees than you. If you pay next to nothing then great, but if you’re paying 50p then you can’t really let someone put £1 on a card
  9. SteelCityShoes

    new income stream

    Alright, don’t have a blowout
  10. SteelCityShoes

    new income stream

    I think it’s wheely good
  11. If it’s a mate, try them for nothing. All you need is the correct felt and a decent waterproof glue
  12. SteelCityShoes

    Broken fake.

    Bit late now, but I always turn away fakes for this reason. Once had someone try to claim a new Rolex from me
  13. Does anyone know how to get PMs working? If not, Lottie do you have an email address that I can contact you on?
  14. Has no one else noticed the shotgun on the table in the picture with the finisher?
  15. SteelCityShoes

    Leather midsole

    Does anyone know where I can buy leather midsole?
  16. SteelCityShoes

    Leather midsole

    Does anyone do XL thin soles? I’m trying to avoid a bend as it’s rare that I need them. I’m not a fan of the leather board, it isn’t that bad but I usually only need it for things like Trickers so I need something decent
  17. Nice one. Last time I saw those in a shop here they were pushing 300, can’t remember the exact price
  18. Give it a try, if it doesn’t work don’t scrap the shoes as they are repairable, in the future you might be able to find a local guy who will do it for something around £100, that’s still about a third of the price of new boots plus they’re already broken in
  19. That’s like telling your customer “you can get leather soles on eBay, should be simple to rebuild the shoe”
  20. You could ask locally for nothing. Where are you based? Someone on here could be near to you. In terms of cost, I charge anything up to £120 depending on the shoe and assuming it’s one I can get the parts for
  21. They’re hollow so glue won’t do much. A super glue would be a temporary fix. On some new rocks, the whole sole can be changed but it’s not cheap as NR charge a hefty premium for the soles
  22. No chance. €152 for a plastic shoe? Pull the other one
  23. I’m prepay and get a lot less now but still have a few. I’ve got a ridiculously expensive pair of trainers which have been left. I usually donate anything worthwhile after a period of time but I have a feeling these would come back on me if I did
  24. Does anyone know which nuts adjust the thread lock? A picture would be really helpful
  25. SteelCityShoes

    K&B outsole thread lock

    Thanks a lot Peter!