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TheLurker

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Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #450 on: July 22, 2020, 02:29:16 pm »
Result!

Local B&Q sold out of paint brushes, none due in the foreseeable future and cannot place customer orders for paint until end August.

"Decorating? Yes dear I'd love to, but, *sucks teeth* , you just can't get the parts."  :D


Actually it's not that great.   I'd dropped in to get some new brushes after the last round of (much needed) painting because mine (despite cleaning and cosseting over the years) really are past their best.

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robgul

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Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #451 on: July 22, 2020, 05:05:43 pm »
Result!

Local B&Q sold out of paint brushes, none due in the foreseeable future and cannot place customer orders for paint until end August.

"Decorating? Yes dear I'd love to, but, *sucks teeth* , you just can't get the parts."  :D


Actually it's not that great.   I'd dropped in to get some new brushes after the last round of (much needed) painting because mine (despite cleaning and cosseting over the years) really are past their best.

Have you got a branch of Brewers near you? - our local one seems to be well-stocked . . . but process is arcane with "phone and collect" for non-trade account punters.  You could also try Screwfix (B&Q in another hat) for brushes.

Rob

Kim

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Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #452 on: July 22, 2020, 05:18:18 pm »
I bought some brushes from Screwfix during the lockdown, and their stock was very patchy.
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TheLurker

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Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #453 on: July 22, 2020, 09:05:13 pm »
Tried to buy a blow-torch head from Screwfix the other day.  It's gone all, "Have to order it on the web." to which my reply was, "No thanks. Good-bye."

I can eke a few more uses out of those I have so I daresay by the time I absolutely need new brushes they'll be back in stock. 

I'll have a dekko in one of the independent(ish) hardware shops tomorrow, see if they've got any.
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Jaded

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Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #454 on: July 23, 2020, 10:17:54 am »
Our independent hardware shop had brushes, and probably still does. Not too far from you, I think?
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Jaded

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Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #455 on: July 23, 2020, 06:11:57 pm »
Needed to go this afternoon. It still has brushes  :thumbsup:
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hellymedic

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Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #456 on: July 23, 2020, 08:44:10 pm »
It seems there have been FAR fewer extremely premature babies born during lockdown, leaving the neonatologists who weren't redeployed on COVID duties happily yet bemusedly twiddling their thumbs, internationally.

Kim

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Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #457 on: July 23, 2020, 08:46:36 pm »
It seems there have been FAR fewer extremely premature babies born during lockdown, leaving the neonatologists who weren't redeployed on COVID duties happily yet bemusedly twiddling their thumbs, internationally.

I blame the comet :)
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #458 on: July 23, 2020, 09:06:21 pm »
I blame 5G. Now we know it stands for 5th gestation.

(No, this doesn't really make sense, but don't think about it too hard. Just get me my fluorescent yellow racing facemask!)
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hellymedic

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Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #459 on: July 23, 2020, 10:52:09 pm »
It seems there have been FAR fewer extremely premature babies born during lockdown, leaving the neonatologists who weren't redeployed on COVID duties happily yet bemusedly twiddling their thumbs, internationally.

I blame the comet :)

I have already blamed the comets for both Facebook friend's eye trouble (NEOWISE) and mine (Hale-Bopp)...

tonycollinet

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Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #460 on: July 24, 2020, 06:44:49 am »
Tried to buy a blow-torch head from Screwfix the other day.  It's gone all, "Have to order it on the web." to which my reply was, "No thanks. Good-bye."

I think that is a brialliant system. Order online, get a text within a few minutes saying it is ready to collect, walk in, walk away with stuff. I've ordered a couple of times while sitting in the car park, and it's taken no longer than going in opening the catalog, and writing numbers on bits of paper.

robgul

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Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #461 on: July 24, 2020, 07:54:31 am »
Tried to buy a blow-torch head from Screwfix the other day.  It's gone all, "Have to order it on the web." to which my reply was, "No thanks. Good-bye."

I think that is a brialliant system. Order online, get a text within a few minutes saying it is ready to collect, walk in, walk away with stuff. I've ordered a couple of times while sitting in the car park, and it's taken no longer than going in opening the catalog, and writing numbers on bits of paper.

Agreed - I can order from home - get on the bike/in the car depending on goods to be collected and 10 minutes to Screwfix (2/3 of that downhill  :thumbsup:) and ready for collection.  BUT some quite surprising items aren't in stock and are 2/3 days from the warehouse - wanted a box of "trade rated" i.e. big seller screws yesterday and have to wait until Monday for them.

Rob

TheLurker

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Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #462 on: July 24, 2020, 08:33:22 am »
Quote from: tonycollinet
Quote from: TheLurker
Tried to buy a blow-torch head from Screwfix the other day.  It's gone all, "Have to order it on the web." to which my reply was, "No thanks. Good-bye."
I think that is a brialliant system....
Fair enough, you like it.  I don't and until and unless Screwfix go back to their old system (highly unlikely) they won't be getting my custom.  I have no intention of giving companies my telephone number, e-mail address and inside leg measurement when all I want from them is a bag of nuts and bolts.
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Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #463 on: July 29, 2020, 10:51:20 am »
For the first time in living memory the man at #22 Fort Larrington Road has all three of his household's vehicles parked on his drive instead of leaving his Mitsubishi Wankpanzer on the verge/pavement.
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Kim

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Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #464 on: July 30, 2020, 12:14:47 am »
Quote from: tonycollinet
Quote from: TheLurker
Tried to buy a blow-torch head from Screwfix the other day.  It's gone all, "Have to order it on the web." to which my reply was, "No thanks. Good-bye."
I think that is a brialliant system....
Fair enough, you like it.  I don't and until and unless Screwfix go back to their old system (highly unlikely) they won't be getting my custom.  I have no intention of giving companies my telephone number, e-mail address and inside leg measurement when all I want from them is a bag of nuts and bolts.

It works well as a way to mitigate the risk of spreading coronavirus, as it means people aren't hanging around in the shop fondling things.  I find it useful, because  - Screwfix's stock control being what it is - you can tell that they haven't got the bag of bolts you want before you leave the house.

When I was in the queueueue at ours during the lockdown, the guy on door duty was saying that they'd had some aggro from people who thought they'd get served without ordering online if they threatened him with violence.  You have to wonder about some people ...if you don't like it, go elsewhere.  It's not like the underpaid shop staff get to make these decisions.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

TheLurker

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Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #465 on: July 30, 2020, 05:20:02 am »
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...if you don't like it, go elsewhere.  It's not like the underpaid shop staff get to make these decisions.
Aye.  The counter staff do have my sympathy.  They get grouchy old blokes (Me? Never :) ) turning up and they're the poor buggers who have to deal with it.
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Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #466 on: July 31, 2020, 09:24:21 pm »
Updated my washing machine app for the first time in a while. It's gained not one, but two new programmes!


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Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #467 on: July 31, 2020, 09:27:35 pm »
Your washer has an app?
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Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #468 on: August 01, 2020, 08:24:22 am »
If I’ve missed this above, apologies.

I just had a letter from Direct Line offering me some money back if, due to Coronavirus, my mileage since March has been significant less. The evidence required is very sensible and easy.

I’d say that’s very decent of them.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #469 on: August 01, 2020, 02:33:05 pm »
10kg is an awful lot of masks. Is this a commercial laundry? Hospital?
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Re: ***CoronaBonus***
« Reply #470 on: August 01, 2020, 03:11:55 pm »
Your washer has an app?
WTTF...

It can even be controlled by Alexa (though I don't bother with that)! :o TBH, all I ever use the app for is to access a bigger range of programmes that can't be accessed via the actual machine, for washing waterproof stuff or down or whatever.

10kg is an awful lot of masks. Is this a commercial laundry? Hospital?

I wondered that! Given that out of two people in this household, only one uses reusable masks is me (partner finds disposables easier to breathe in, apparently), I can't see myself using it very often. ???