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  1. I've just ordered these to give them a go, Cheers
  2. Yeah they are a pig, we have a full ballon press and I have found its best to do it by hand and wait for it to stick and then you the press to keep everything in place as it sets.
  3. What soles work well as a Dubarry replacement with a midsole break down? I'm thinking one of the small cup soles by Vibram. Cheers, Durb
  4. Super cheap wooden shanks, used for riding boots so real good quality. 115mm X 21mm selling bags of 20. £3 postage. make me an offer.
  5. I sell Saphir, I keep the price pretty high, some people buy it just because its expensive, others travel to me to buy it because they know it's the best.
  6. Don't worry about it, I freaked out when they opened in my local Asda store, sure they take some business but the higher prices they charge means you can increase your price and still look cheap. I had a massive battle plan, I was ready to battle to the death with them, but I've never had a problem - they do their thing - I do mine.
  7. I'm going VAT registered in April, what is the flat rate for shoe repairers and could i use the shoe repair rate to make my retail sales easier, as I sell both VAT and VAT free products.
  8. I do, it's taking me ages to put the tiny nut & bolt through the hangers to stop people nicking them.
  9. 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
  10. The main reason I want coined keys is that there are a few crappy key cutters appearing and I'm sure people are bringing other peoples bad keys to me and saying I've cut them.
  11. Who is producing the best quality coined keys? I'm not bothered about the price, just need to be top quality. Cheers, Durb
  12. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/172160261778
  13. Just got my first pot of Renia Asti, I think it's great, what do others think of it? I've done some tests with it and think it's far better than standard glues but much trickier to use and more expensive, not an every job glue. I do lots of military boots, so having peeling of soles in the desert is not an option.
  14. So today I popped in to introduce myself and direct any keys they can't do up to me. The girl that cuts the keys is only in on a Friday and the others haven't had training yet. The company 'Photo Me' is a separate company from Asda. They bought out the photo side from Asda for £5.35 million, they have a 10 year concession. I imagine they will be trying everything to earn a penny after spending that amount.
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