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Hey ho...time to read a book (or three)

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Hey ho...time to read a book (or three)

Postby RogerS » 26 Mar 2020, 06:55

Officially now given up trying to get anything done having been let down badly by the local builders merchants. I really feel sorry for the trades trying to do anything. It's impossible to get anything.
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Postby Woodster » 26 Mar 2020, 11:30

Well only essential workers should be out there anyway. Obviously not worth opening for homeowners?
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Postby RogerS » 26 Mar 2020, 11:32

Woodster wrote:Well only essential workers should be out there anyway. Obviously not worth opening for homeowners?


Delivery. Failed delivery. Not going out to the branch. And the delivery was ordered and supposed to be delivered BEFORE the lockdown.In fact when the order was placed, there was no lockdown.

Jewsons are still delivering to existing trade customers. So are Dove's. Travis (with whom I have a trade account) are not. Wickes is doing a roaring online trade but now out of a lot of stock.
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Postby RogerS » 26 Mar 2020, 11:35

RogerS wrote:
Woodster wrote:Well only essential workers should be out there anyway. Obviously not worth opening for homeowners?


Delivery. Failed delivery. Not going out to the branch. And the delivery was ordered and supposed to be delivered BEFORE the lockdown.In fact when the order was placed, there was no lockdown.

Jewsons are still delivering to existing trade customers. So are Dove's. Travis (with whom I have a trade account) are not. Wickes is doing a roaring online trade but now out of a lot of stock.


And as you missed it, hardware stores are allowed to remain open.
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Postby Andyp » 26 Mar 2020, 12:43

Ian at Tuffsaws tells me that he is unable to take orders or ship anything. Yep Axminster still can apparently.
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Postby RogerS » 26 Mar 2020, 15:03

There's absolutely no reason why Ian shouldn't that I can see.
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Postby Woodster » 26 Mar 2020, 16:36

Yes it’s all a bit odd at the moment. I ordered bread flour a week ago and it’s still not arrived although marked as dispatched. My wife ordered wild bird seed yesterday and it arrived today. Many Amazon deliveries seem to have delays, including Prime. They did say this was to prioritise on things like food items but they don’t actually seem to have much of that in stock.
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