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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1080 on: May 31, 2018, 12:46:35 pm »
You were lucky, none of the 3 Maplinís branches around here ever had what I wanted without visiting all 3 to get it.

You had choice? Luxury! ;)

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1081 on: May 31, 2018, 12:48:39 pm »
You were lucky, none of the 3 Maplinís branches around here ever had what I wanted without visiting all 3 to get it.
One in the city centre, one in Solihull and one in Redditch. About a 30 mile round trip.
« Last Edit: May 31, 2018, 12:49:48 pm by Malc »
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1082 on: May 31, 2018, 01:28:38 pm »
Just placed an order with Rapid Electronics

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1083 on: May 31, 2018, 01:42:25 pm »
I used to use Maplin when they were a few people in a shed somewhere around Southend. You ordered a catalogue and it arrived with all the staffs photos on the inside and a free SI-FI poster.
Then they got bought out, moved up north somewhere, built huge warehouses and took shops all over the country and became generally useless.

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1084 on: May 31, 2018, 02:16:20 pm »
The wikipedia page gives some interesting information -

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maplin_(retailer)
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1085 on: May 31, 2018, 02:40:04 pm »
Their service certainly went down hill a while back but I still feel sorry for those that have lost their jobs.

Good luck to all those looking for other work - been there!

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1086 on: May 31, 2018, 03:01:51 pm »

Then they got bought out, moved up north somewhere, built huge warehouses and took shops all over the country and became generally useless.

You can't stop progress :no: :laughabovepost:

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1087 on: May 31, 2018, 05:35:12 pm »
Sadly our Maplins has finally bitten the dust :(
Always handy for the odd pack of 'stuff' whilst avoiding postage costs from the major on-liners.
Hey Ho.
Have you tried CPC Farnell in Fulwood, Preston. Theyíre online, have a physical shop, and are generally cheaper than Maplins are/were.

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1088 on: May 31, 2018, 08:28:26 pm »
They went downhill after they stopped the holiday camps.

Hideyhe, hideyhi !

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1089 on: May 31, 2018, 08:38:45 pm »
Joined the long list of companies that got wayyyyyyy to big -seemed to be far to expensive -(called last year when on site in Wrexham for a switch for our broken genny- would have bin cheaper to buy a new genny!) I'm another hands up for rapid at Colchester  or if I'm rushing CPC at Preston-don't mind waiting or I use click an collect -one more visit to the trade counter and I get another £5 voucher for free  :claphappy:
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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1090 on: May 31, 2018, 09:23:12 pm »
They went downhill after they stopped the holiday camps.

Hideyhe, hideyhi !

Silly boy. That was Butlitz :laugh:

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1091 on: May 31, 2018, 10:04:29 pm »
You're just Pontinsficating now  :D

I'll get my (red) coat.
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« Reply #1092 on: May 31, 2018, 10:35:23 pm »
They went downhill after they stopped the holiday camps.

Hideyhe, hideyhi !

Jeffrey can't hear you !

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1093 on: July 05, 2018, 05:57:27 pm »
Gad, but it's hot, Fanshawe! :sweat:

I know there are some sun lovers out there but these temperatures are becoming somewhat tiresome now. I'm afraid this heat kills off my appetite and also any chance of sleep. As a rule, in this country, we don't have things like air conditioning so have to pay a fortune to power companies to run fans. Have a shower? 10 minutes later when you've dried yourself off you'll need another one ::)
Constantly running air con in the car thus using extra fuel and paying the fuel companies more for it. Watering the patio pots with a watering can because our water company, United Utilities, have asked us not to use hose pipes as, if we don't, they will impose a hosepipe ban. Brainless  :censored: deliberately setting fire to moorlands and woodlands thus putting emergency service personnel and wildlife at risk. Our poor dear pets sweltering in their fur coats while some of their brainless owners shut them in cars.
And yes, as sure as it starts to rain for more than a day, there'll be complaints about that as well.
One thing you can be assured of. Having bought myself a new motorbike which I collect in a couple of weeks time and intend to ride only in the dry, then it it will rain for days on end.

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Re: Unhappy Thread
« Reply #1094 on: July 05, 2018, 06:07:06 pm »
Itís known as Murphyís law or other names Mick , good luck with your motor bike ,Val still wants another motorbike and side car ,she had one and the kids used to love going to school in it .
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