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#1 sonikk4

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Posted 24 March 2020 - 10:12 AM

Hi all, if you have not seen the message on various other platforms, Minispares has now closed it branches so no more counter sales.

 

However they are taking Phone sales and Online sales.

 

I wonder which other major Mini shops will be doing the same???



#2 johnv

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Posted 24 March 2020 - 10:59 AM

As long as they're doing mail order that's fine isn't it? We're not supposed to be going out!

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Posted 24 March 2020 - 11:42 AM

I online ordered yesterday at 12noon form Mini Spares, and it was delivered today at 10:30am, the best service I've ever had, thank you Mini Spares!



#4 Cooperman

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Posted 24 March 2020 - 12:04 PM

All retail outlets are required by Gov't edict to close. It is not optional.

On-line sales at many outlets will continue.



#5 sonikk4

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Posted 24 March 2020 - 12:13 PM

All retail outlets are required by Gov't edict to close. It is not optional.

On-line sales at many outlets will continue.

 

They can only continue while the supply chain allows, and then once that reaches a point they will have to close. Although no major effect to us, their employess will suffer depending on their employment status.

 

Minisport have just announced they are following the GOV policy as are Minispares. There are still shops out there who feel they can get away with it but as a certain well known Sports outlet who tried it on have found to their cost they cannot.

 

I just wish people would accept this is for EVERYONES health and welfare. BUT no there are still cockwombles out there who feel they are exempt.



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Posted 24 March 2020 - 03:22 PM

I am self employed. Did my last job this morning as it had been booked 2 days ago and they couldn't cook without me going in. . Opened the door wear gloves and a chem mask and told the owners to go to another room. 30 minutes and out.
I am lucky that I have an empty house to work in for the next 2 weeks. I go from my house to the job. Park outside and its empty. Lone working. Luckier than most. But once that's finished I wont be getting 80% of my salary guaranteed that's for certain.
I went to 3 accounts today and they still have branches open. Cant go inside. Service is through the rollover doors but there are big queues. I was quite surprised

Edited by IronmanG, 24 March 2020 - 03:25 PM.


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Posted 24 March 2020 - 03:58 PM

I am self employed. Did my last job this morning as it had been booked 2 days ago and they couldn't cook without me going in. . Opened the door wear gloves and a chem mask and told the owners to go to another room. 30 minutes and out.
I am lucky that I have an empty house to work in for the next 2 weeks. I go from my house to the job. Park outside and its empty. Lone working. Luckier than most. But once that's finished I wont be getting 80% of my salary guaranteed that's for certain.
I went to 3 accounts today and they still have branches open. Cant go inside. Service is through the rollover doors but there are big queues. I was quite surprised

Sounds like you shop where I work

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Posted 24 March 2020 - 06:48 PM

I hope the retailers, suppliers and manufacturers can weather this.

 

Come Christmas, I hope the landscape looks much as it it last Christmas,



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Posted 24 March 2020 - 07:20 PM

I online ordered yesterday at 12noon form Mini Spares, and it was delivered today at 10:30am, the best service I've ever had, thank you Mini Spares!

Hmm I put an order in on Sunday and it still has "New order" for the status. Thought they may have had to slow down due to the current events, will give them a call tomorrow.



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Posted 24 March 2020 - 09:13 PM

I did pay for express delivery

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Posted 24 March 2020 - 09:22 PM

Oh don't get me wrong, I wasn't expecting it to be delivered yet (I chose standard courier), just would have thought something would have happened by now.



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Posted 25 March 2020 - 08:47 AM

They could be really busy as we all crack on with those projects now we have plenty of time and probably want to distance ourselves from the rest of the household to prevent a re-enactment of the shining.
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#13 MacGyver

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Posted 25 March 2020 - 08:50 AM

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Posted 25 March 2020 - 09:03 AM

I've rebranded the garage as the social distancing chamber

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Posted 25 March 2020 - 09:59 AM

Same here. It's amazing what you find you had when you look hard enough. Although i drove to minispares for a head gasket last week only to find I had a genuine payern one hiding away.




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