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shopping local

Postby IFGL » Sun Dec 27, 2015 10:42 pm

If I can! I try to shop at independent retailers in my area, if possible with the ones that use my services, this paid off this week, my TV decided to die, I have had it a few years so assumed it was out of warranty, I phoned the shop I got it from Williams Electrical, they are a few doors down from my Woodseats shop, I told them of the problem I was having, the lady remembered me buying it, looked on their system and said... that came with our 5 year guarantee you have 3 months left on it, BUGGER ME! does this mean you will fix it for free?
No! Come and pick a new one, we will deliver it and pick up the old one.
So my old one is a 50" 3d HD, expensive at £1700, the replacement is a 55"4K smart TV, I put a couple of hundred in for the size up grade.

Best thing is the new one comes with a new 5 year guarantee!
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Re: shopping local

Postby prospero » Mon Dec 28, 2015 12:40 am

I always fill up at the local garage, unless I'm a distance away.
My mother said I should go to Tescos as their petrol is cheaper.
I said Tescos don't come and tow you home when you conk out. :lol:


I suppose nowadays people buy a lot of stuff online. Me included. Especially small things. Just sit at the PC and more often than not the item comes the next day. In a rural area this saves a lot of time and general running about. So my custom might go to a company the other end of the country. But someone at that other end may equally do similar and buy something online from someone in my locality.
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Re: shopping local

Postby IFGL » Mon Dec 28, 2015 6:00 am

We all use the tinterweb for buying these days, I do try to shop local if I can though, there is a curry's just down from Williams, I know Curry's is cheaper, but the service from Williams is worth the extra, I had not even filled out the warranty card, they said, don't worry about it, we will sort it, try getting that from an online retailer or Curry's for that matter.
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