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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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    Mortice key Id

    Wow, what a badly made bit of tat, but I've still added it to my basket.( just in case.)
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    Tx-3d has turned into one of my top five cylinder blanks.
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    Brand of lock and keyway ??

    Isn't the ram "Dad" /" Deycayeux" brand?
  4. On my Facebook business page, FB are always notifying me that I still haven't hosted a " event". Maybe I still haven't grasped the concept of social media properly, but I feel if you want a watch repaired or a key cut, come to me, if you want an "event", go to the bloody zoo, or maybe the cinema.
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    A sum up of Sum up.

    Been using sumup for a week now. Very impressed. Struck me while I was doing an EOD reconciliation on my world pay terminal, which will lead to more crappy paper, and having to do a PCI DSS . Waste of time, and with sumup I can take Amex. Plan to run worldpay and sum up until Xmas, then if it goes well, drop world pay, then I can even drop my landline. The biggest problem I have, is my shop is in a railway arch, and I am surrounded by thick brick walls. This seems to interfere with my mobile and the 3 g sum up terminal. I am looking at using a booster, but do they need an external ariel ? As the train company would object to this.
  6. Shouldn't you start with something more basic, a dual cylinder/mortice key machine? Like the sks cyclone, until you get a feel for your customer base, and what key requirements your catchment area needs? All the best with your new business. Mike.
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    Card machine Merchant Rentals

    After some problems with my landline, I bought a sumup 3g reader, as back up, in case the phone line plays up again. Quite happy with it, really straight forward, a lot less sodding paper, and now I can even take amex.
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    Oh, dear, politics. Summing up Scottish independence, they want to leave a successful 300 year union, where they get an advantageous disproportional representation ( that actually works for both sides), to join the steamrolling empire of the EU. If the EU will have them. So much for independence.
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    This is for a Norwegian friend of mine, for a lock in Oslo. Any ideas, I've checked the Alf range, with no luck( I felt that was a long shot, but worth a try.) Code is MU7542004. Mike.
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    Key id please

    The keys didn't look quite like standard yales, but all the branding pointed to yale, that's why I went with 1A originally. Thanks for the photo of the key, can update my book, so as not to make the same mistake again.
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    Key id please

    lifted this off Google, it was identical to this. Like I said, yale 1A would even fit, but universal worked a treat. I don't think it had anything to do with the railway.
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    Key id please

    Definitely not a laser key. It was for a yale padlock, he bought the padlock in.
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    Key id please

    Had a quite clearly labelled yale genuine basic cylinder key in a few days ago, obviously cut 4 on yale 1As. Didn't work. Customer bought in the yale padlock, series YE1, cut four universals that worked very well. Didn't see a yale alternative in the blank book.