Not to buy anything from a retailer that doesn't stock spares/consumables.
Went to buy a pair of shoes earlier this year. Salesman had racked the
shoes up, and I asked for 2 spare pairs of laces, only to be told they
didn't stock laces. Just walked out.
Looking for a new bathroom bin, noticed a 3L jobbie in Tescos who - guess
what - don't sell 3L bags to fit. No sale.
If they had sold laces, would probably be many times the price of
somewhere like Timpsons.
I've had that with places like Carphone Warehouse, who are keen to
sell you a new phone and contract, but want a spare battery?
Forget it, they can't be arsed to sell anything like that.
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On Sun, 23 Dec 2012 16:06:29 +0000, Jethro_uk wrote:
I remember, many years ago, buying some Spur shelving in B&Q (well, not,
as it happened).
They had a leaflet in a stand nearby - "How to fit Spur shelving". They
suggested a particular length of screw for whatever they were (big ones,
high loading). Let's say it was 3 inch screws.
Go the screws section. "3 inch screws?". "Don't stock them, sir".
Use the BIG mirror service in the UK:
Fitted a 'Basin in a box' for a lady once, she bought it in the local B&Q.
Not fixings in the box. Took her receipt & complained. 'They aren't
included' was the reply.
OK, I'll buy a set - where are they?
'We don't sell them'.
Dave - The Medway Handyman www.medwayhandyman.co.uk
To coin a phrase, I don't believe it. Do the buyers in these organisations
actually understand what they stock I wonder?
In the case of laces specifically its surely obvious that if you stock shoes
you need the accessories. Maybe the profit margin is too small. In the case
of Tesco, what they do is grab stocks of stuff that is cheap and apparently
nobody bothered to ask why they were cheap in that the bags were probably
not widely available. It kind of reminded me of the old Sinclair designed
microvision tv. It used odball batteries called polarpuse, made by polaroid.
Very often you had a real search to actually find anyone who stocked them.
Brian Gaff....Note, this account does not accept Bcc: email.
graphics are great, but the blind can't hear them
The problem is though that these days, laces as almost as individual in
design as the shoes are and the stock of laces that a shoes shop would have
to keep to match all their stock would be huge.
In practice I don't find it a problem as lace material is vastly better
than it ever used to be and I can't recall when I last snapped a lace on an
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