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    I'm actually in Vauxhall overland train station. started as a watch repair shop, diversified into keys then a bit of cobbling.

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  1. cowers lane 583

    Long term pain in arse customer advise.

    Looking at Lee's post, going to not rock the boat. Leave the situation as it is.
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    "One-off key", unknown brand

    Bit alarming when they put, "one off key" actually on it .
  3. When running a shop, it's important to keep concise, and professional, notes, in order to avoid any unnecessary reordering mistakes.
  4. So I've got a situation that has gone on for far too long. I've been serving this customer for the best part of 18 years. He's still essentially paying 2000 prices, although I recently managed to increase the prices a little. A £20 watch he is buying for £7, up from £5. A ridiculous situation I know. Completely my fault for letting it go on. I am very certain there is an underlying mental health problem, that's him not me. He sometimes buys a watch a week, never returns them, and doesn't care what it looks like. I am certain he is not reselling. Last week he came in for a high security padlock for a shop, I said they really start at least £30, and suggested some places as that is not really my range. He bought an economy padlock for £2.50, in the end. He asked for exactly the same thing yesterday, this time I just said no.
  5. My average transaction time is 20/30 seconds, on paper not long, but feels very long when customers want/expect to tap and go. Is anyone quicker, I believe it might be down to my phone line.
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    Shoplifting notice.

    Probably end up getting a human rights lawyer forcing me to change it to "compassion",
  7. cowers lane 583

    Shoplifting notice.

    It's a word I've used once in fifty years. I've no plans to use it again, seems to cause too much fuss.
  8. cowers lane 583

    Shoplifting notice.

    I believe you can spell it either way. Disdain is also correct ,but just didn't look right , but I prefer distain.
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    Walking stick Ferrules

    Thanks, that also reminds me to order some coin pouches too.
  10. In the absence of stricter anti-theft laws, I'm going for a different approach. I really feel my disapproval of their lifestyle choices should dissuade them from criminality
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    Walking stick Ferrules

    Thanks for the input. On the Birch website the difference doesn't seem to be shown. I think they use a generic photo for all ferrules
  12. Does anyone know the difference between a C and a DX ferrule and which one is more popular. Mike.
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    My google translation came back as, " I am a Nigerian general who needs to use your account to move £1 million out of Africa. " Now I'm just confused, on a cosmopolitan, multi-ethnic, international level... Which must be a good thing.
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    Thank you for the comments, they certainly have "filtered" through to me.
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    Been a quiet morning, one of my few enquires was, "Do you sell coffee?" I redirect him to one of the three coffee shops (out of five shops) on the station. I'm between two of these coffee shops.