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Hi People,

 

I am beginning to see a big increase in the amount of blaked footwear comming through my door for repair.

 

At present Sadly I do not possess a machine and until recently have not been able to justify the cost of a machine against the maybe one or two pairs a month at most of shoes through the door.

 

I have tried talking to other local repairers in my area . But they are either in the same situation as me or not willing to help.

 

So now it's time for me to get my own. I am willing to consider both new and used machines.

 

Big question is. What's avaialble.. Which one is best and why?

 

Here's hoping for some info that will help me make my choice.

 

Thanks

 

Andy

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Hi People,

 

I am beginning to see a big increase in the amount of blaked footwear comming through my door for repair.

 

At present Sadly I do not possess a machine and until recently have not been able to justify the cost of a machine against the maybe one or two pairs a month at most of shoes through the door.

 

 

 

Andy

 

How did you get them stitched before Andy....I thought Lee would have been able to help you out there. :shock:

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Hi People,

 

I am beginning to see a big increase in the amount of blaked footwear comming through my door for repair.

 

At present Sadly I do not possess a machine and until recently have not been able to justify the cost of a machine against the maybe one or two pairs a month at most of shoes through the door.

 

 

 

Andy

 

How did you get them stitched before Andy....I thought Lee would have been able to help you out there. :shock:

 

Answer is I don't get them stiched.. sadly I have to turn the work away. When I explain to the customers that the machines are expensive items to purchase and the fact my shop is tiny and that I only generally see maybe one or 2 pairs a month that are blaked. They all understand.. I have several customers that are aware of this problem and still use me for eveything else. It's at the moment my preference to let them use someone who can re stitch the shoes properly.. however demand is growing and I now have a place to set up and operate a machine. So now it's my intention to meet this new demand aswell as be able to offer my existing customers the added service.

 

Sadly Lee's machine is shall we say a little temperamental and at one time he was able to help me out. But we agreed a while back that it was becomming an impractical situation for him to spend so much time on a job we really couldn't justify the price for. It's not a problem between us we both relise because of the machine's age it was becomming a problem for him.

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Andy and I went down to somewhere or the other (can't remember) to get mine, it was a non-runner which I did get working, but it is very temperamental.

In return for the help I did Andy's work for some time but it became unpractical :cry: sorry Andy!

My machine is fine for a low volume usage as mine is and has a few years left in it yet before the £100 investment in it runs out!

 

Lee

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