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    Era 335B, but much taller bit.

    Been a couple of days now, no apparent comeback, fairly certain I cut it in a 406 (SKS) key. One for my memory bank.
  2. Has anyone come across this. Just had a customer, everything about the key was 335b pro-fit era. But the bit on my blanks( both JMA and Birch) were too short. Cut it on a universal on the end. See if that works.
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    Era 335B, but much taller bit.

    Had an era style head, I think stamped "Wickes". 695 seems worth a punt, if the customer comes back , especially seen as I probably, have it in stock, somewhere.
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    Best Supplier for Laces

    Thought I'd try some sovereign, black laces on a black background and virtually completely black packaging. Does not work for me, back to Dasco.
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    Need help for a old watch

    Stopped doing mechanical watches about 5 years ago, too much grief, one of my better decisions.
  6. My whole business life seems to be a constant cycle of feast and famine.
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    Always just used UL1/U5-D
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
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    Titan key

    I think the moderators will move it.
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    Titan key

    You could try the "magic " Silca PH9, cb 6916, works on a lot of these type of older locks. Other references are Lwfu2 HD, LC-3D SKS. Is this in the wrong section? Mike.
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    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 .
  14. When running a shop, it's important to keep concise, and professional, notes, in order to avoid any unnecessary reordering mistakes.
  15. 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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    Shoplifting notice.

    Probably end up getting a human rights lawyer forcing me to change it to "compassion",
  17. Does anyone know the difference between a C and a DX ferrule and which one is more popular. Mike.
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    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.
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    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.
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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
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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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    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.
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    Thank you for the comments, they certainly have "filtered" through to me.
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    Got a call from my wife, a rat had entered the kitchen, through a window. She obviously went into a complete melt down. So had so close shop early to deal with this emergency. Rat now dead. My main concern now is going to work tomorrow and getting shit for closing early.