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I know this could be a touchy subject but its important, iv been thinking about the impact of brexit on the shoe repair industry. I know there's no definitive answer but what are everyone else's thoughts on the impact of brexit on shoe repairs, suppliers, foot fall ect.... already asked a couple of reps what there companies are doing in preparation and it dosen't seem to be alot. i can only imagine that this is a good thing and there feeling confident...Discuss 

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How can we prepare for something we have no clue about, even the bloody politicians do not know what will happen they and the BBC (scaremonger in chief) all predict doom and gloom if we get a no deal but they are guessing.

Personally i would like us to leave on the 29th with no deal and see what happens, i voted to leave like many others and just want it delivered without having to pay any more money to the EU.

 

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3 hours ago, grahamparker said:

Personally i would like us to leave on the 29th with no deal and see what happens, i voted to leave like many others and just want it delivered without having to pay any more money to the EU

I concur, as we should not have to be dealt with by them any more.

Our country is able to deal with our own affairs as it did before the European Economic Community (EEC) in 1957, and then the formation of the European Union (EU) in 1993

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Hmmm suppliers should have taken action as a lot of shoe materials are brought in from the EU, I know of at least one big supplier who has written to customers (wholesalers) telling them not to expect much in the way of deliveries in April and possibly May as their parcel companies have told them no guarantees on delivery.  Trading wise I can't see there being any difference unless import duties start being applied which is unlikely as there will still be 2 way traffic.

From my travels I know people outside the UK are talking a lot more about Brexit than we are and look at how much is being talked about here, it's almost like they are more worried than we are but that could just be the British attitude of "get on with it and see what happens"

I very much hope now we just get the 29th March date final and over with or without a deal, we will survive. High Street (& shoe repair) trade is pretty shocking and has been for a while it's hard to see how much worse it can get.

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20 hours ago, petercoulson said:

Hmmm suppliers should have taken action as a lot of shoe materials are brought in from the EU, I know of at least one big supplier who has written to customers (wholesalers) telling them not to expect much in the way of deliveries in April and possibly May as their parcel companies have told them no guarantees on delivery.  Trading wise I can't see there being any difference unless import duties start being applied which is unlikely as there will still be 2 way traffic.

 

I very much hope now we just get the 29th March date final and over with or without a deal, we will survive. High Street (& shoe repair) trade is pretty shocking and has been for a while it's hard to see how much worse it can get.

rumour is another large company is going to supply shoe materials, so I guess there not too bothered by Brexit -takes some confidence to step into this trade wholesaling.

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7 hours ago, Broms Cobb said:

rumour is another large company is going to supply shoe materials, so I guess there not too bothered by Brexit -takes some confidence to step into this trade wholesaling.

??? And who would that be.....

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And in this simple way everyone will work for timpsons
It seems to me that JT has a clever long-term plan how to earn from the competition and to recover money so hard earned by independent shoe repairers
By the way, he will make a profitable market research where it is worth investing in opening new stores
What will happen later I probably do not have to explain to anyone

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20 minutes ago, simon1 said:

And in this simple way everyone will work for timpsons
It seems to me that JT has a clever long-term plan how to earn from the competition and to recover money so hard earned by independent shoe repairers
By the way, he will make a profitable market research where it is worth investing in opening new stores
What will happen later I probably do not have to explain to anyone

same thing was said about birch buying out  independants , chrises argument was if he didn't then  jt would . of course on the  other hand if you sell x number of soles heels etc  you don't have to be a genius to work out  how much they take every week

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14 minutes ago, Count Muppet said:

What makes you so sure that you aren’t in some way buying from them already?

Because when I unpack the delivery with the shoe repair materials my dog is not growling  :-D

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15 minutes ago, grahamparker said:

Well if they own Colledges then i'm done.

 

Don't give up just yet Graham there is always 

Savvas Georgiou Wholesalers incorporating Edward Healy & Sons

or

https://www.leatherandgrindery.com/index.php?route=common/home

 

10% off a Hard On? I'd settle for 10% on a Hard On. lol

 

And who said it was Timpsons anyway?

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11 hours ago, Broms Cobb said:

would you buy from them if they did?

I would, obviously on quality and price. but who else?

Never ever ever!

Never forget who your enemy is!

They have been at the forefront of the demise of the independents.

If they had it their way, you'd all pack it up. 

Saying it was them was just a joke by the way. 

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odd time to be setting up a new  materials wholesale business considering where most of the materials are made and the £ being a bit weak for the last numerous years., will be interesting to see who and where though.

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