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Offline Newportnobby

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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 »
I'm not sure if life is passing me by, or trying to run me over.

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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)
David.
I used to be indecisive - now I'm not - I don't think.

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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!

Dave G

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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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Re: Unhappy Thread
« 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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