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#1 marky1

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 08:54 PM

had

same

conversation

in

my

shop

today

50quid

for

newzip

icharged

25,00


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Published 2 hours ago Timpsons: or just set fire to your money.
Timpsons is an utter rip off. Dundee city centre branch, £45 for one new zip on a Dr Martens boot, and it'd need to be sent away. Inside the Keillor Centre, round by the Travel Dundee exit, is a little shoe repairs and key cutters owned by Rab and his brother. Rab charged £20 for new zips on both boots, had it done in an hour and sent me a text to let me know they were ready. The zips are 10x better than the useless ones that the boots came with! Sod Timpsons, shop local.


#2 HarryHeffernan

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 09:46 PM

Gotta love the people who leave them posts. If you don’t want to pay the money for something then don’t it’s a choice you have. Shopping around you will always find somewhere cheaper. There’s always a guy who knows a guy that does it cheaper and quicker.
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#3 marky1

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 10:10 PM

true



#4 Tom D

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 10:02 AM

I charge 35 don't like doing  zips  but theres always someone cheaper? take it there  


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#5 St.Am92

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 10:41 AM

I charge 35 don't like doing zips but theres always someone cheaper? take it there


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#6 St.Am92

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 10:41 AM

Couldn't agree more.
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#7 algsoul

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 12:24 PM

£1.60

per

inch



#8 HarryHeffernan

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 12:27 PM

£1.60
per
inch


Are you quick at replacing zips?

#9 paul@pnc

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 09:40 PM

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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#10 StevenB

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 09:56 PM

£3 an inch here, and given that it's rarely short zips that go, that usually means a minimum of £30 per zip.

If the boots are worth it, folks generally agree to get the job done, and on the odd occasion that they don't, that's fair enough.

I'd rather not do the job than do it for a silly price that doesn't turn a profit.


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#11 chrisorros

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Posted Yesterday, 08:29 AM

We're £19.95 for up to 6 inches then £1.50 there after & we normally give ourselves a week. Not a job that makes that much profit for the time used if not.  


Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

#12 grahamparker

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Posted Yesterday, 09:04 AM

Stopped doing Zips when my mum retired 15 years ago, not worth the time and effort especially when you take vat into consideration.


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#13 gavin

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Posted Yesterday, 11:58 AM

no zip done here...



#14 x minit uk

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Posted Yesterday, 07:10 PM

£2 per inch , do about 12 per week. Would be happy to do them trade if anyone is interested. Handbags, holdalls, tents, coats, man bags, riding boots, motorbike leathers, purses, same day service available.
NEVER SAY NEVER.

#15 k4mrc

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Posted Yesterday, 07:26 PM

Just another repair, easy done but slightly time consuming 

If you want to you can do while - u wait simply by using double sided tape as a quick stick (we don't do this I rather have about one week or extra £10 within 24 hours)



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Posted Yesterday, 09:22 PM

Are you quick at replacing zips?

 

one hour service


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Posted Yesterday, 09:37 PM

How do you find the time to drop everything to do a zip within the hour and charge only £1.60 per inch? Your average zip must be less than £20.

I would love to be able to do these things but whenever I’ve tried, it takes me forever to do a decent job

#18 x minit uk

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Posted Yesterday, 09:51 PM

We don't like using double sided tape, it fucks the needles up and leaves them all tacky. 6092 and hold in place using crocodile clips.
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#19 algsoul

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Posted Today, 12:39 AM

How do you find the time to drop everything to do a zip within the hour and charge only £1.60 per inch? Your average zip must be less than £20.

I would love to be able to do these things but whenever I’ve tried, it takes me forever to do a decent job

 

don't take long to  run a knife down seams and put a new zip in     say £1.20 for the zip good half hour doing the job 16 inch zip good money



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Posted Today, 09:02 AM

I use this in 6mm...https://snuggs.me.uk...-basting-tape-1

 

Needle doesn't touch it if put in right, so no sticky needle.

 

£2.50 per inch, minimum charge £25, can do within an hour if not too busy!!


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