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RE: [VIDEO] Coping with the lockdown

Si Wooldridge (Reviewer) posted this on Wednesday, 24th June 2020, 15:51

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Viewtiful Mark says...
"I was listening to a neighbour saying to another one "ooh we could do with a furlough every year"!"

What an idiot.

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RE: [VIDEO] Coping with the lockdown

Si Wooldridge (Reviewer) posted this on Wednesday, 24th June 2020, 15:52

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Viewtiful Mark says...
"There's no way I'm going shopping on the high street right now. Not because of the virus, I couldn't give a monkeys about that. No it's because of the unique Russian style shopping experience you have to endure. Stand here, go that way, wait, queue here. Wait. Follow the lines...

Nuts to that. I think many feel the same way too."

If retailers haven't taken the opportunity to ramp up on-line operations, then they're fools...

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RE: [VIDEO] Coping with the lockdown

Robee J Shepherd (undefined) posted this on Wednesday, 24th June 2020, 18:51

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Si Wooldridge says...
"If retailers haven't taken the opportunity to ramp up on-line operations, then they're fools"

A lot of retailers can't do this, big ones with a presence already can, but there is a whole collection of them that need footfall to make a living. There are a lot of things people just don't tend to buy online as well.

Whilst it was closed, I bought things I would have bought in town from Amazon and eBay, because the town was closed. There is no way any of these retailers would have any hope of setting up an e-commerce site and get any sort of traffic to run it or even deliver it without any delivery infrastructure.

I'm not saying this is a good or a bad thing, and you can easily argue that people not buying clothes they don't really need and all the other things places like Primark sell that they'd never buy unless they walked past it because the design of the store makes them walk past it, but retail doesn't just magically all move online. A lot of it vanishes.


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RE: [VIDEO] Coping with the lockdown

Si Wooldridge (Reviewer) posted this on Thursday, 25th June 2020, 11:18

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Robee J Shepherd says...
"A lot of retailers can't do this"

Not sure that's right, locally we have newsagents now doing home deliveries.  We have restaurants offering takeaway meals, we have local butchers doing delivery.  The opportunity is there.

https://www.enjoydarlington.co.uk/deliveries?fbclid=IwAR2mkOOBRXKdDiVKW55fcHHr14gdEtHZ2jESw0ceMmlFQnMwtbaMklV2OU8

You may be right that not all retailers can do this, but they will need to as I think the workplace and retail sector will have to adjust to the new normal...

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RE: [VIDEO] Coping with the lockdown

Viewtiful Mark (Elite) posted this on Thursday, 25th June 2020, 12:12

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Si Wooldridge says...
"What an idiot."

Well, I know it sounds bad but to be fair he's an extremely hard working bloke. H'e often out at 5:30 in the morning and not back until late. Sometimes he stays out on the road for days. I can't entirely blame them for feeling this way.

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Si Wooldridge says...
"adjust to the new normal..."

Not you too! Noooooooo!

RE: [VIDEO] Coping with the lockdown

Robee J Shepherd (undefined) posted this on Thursday, 25th June 2020, 13:06

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Si Wooldridge says...
"Not sure that's right, locally we have newsagents now doing home deliveries. We have restaurants offering takeaway meals, we have local butchers doing delivery. The opportunity is there."

I don't know what retail is like where you are, but there are people here on a seaside town who none of this would work for. And there are people here running food places who are doing that, but other people who cannot do that because they are extremely high risk of dying if they caught covid 19.


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RE: [VIDEO] Coping with the lockdown

Jitendar Canth (Reviewer) posted this on Thursday, 25th June 2020, 13:42

And of course there is the thought that when it comes to  the customer side, the most vulnerable to this disease are those probably least likely to be hooked into the world via smartphone. They need the face to face, or failing that mask to mask to connect to the world.

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RE: [VIDEO] Coping with the lockdown

bandicoot (Elite) posted this on Monday, 29th June 2020, 22:03

A new word for us all during this Covid 19 situation, and that is WHACK A MOLE.  You could not make this up, but maybe they can 

In the event of a spike/hot spot, such as LEICESTER city, the whack a mole strategy is now in place, it was mentioned in parliament today, just like the old fairground game if a mole pops up (a covid 19 spike in one area) then hit it hard with a local lockdown....

https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1302768/Whack-a-mole-strategy-what-is-whack-a-mole-meaning-Leicester-lockdown-latest

RE: [VIDEO] Coping with the lockdown

Robee J Shepherd (undefined) posted this on Tuesday, 30th June 2020, 08:23

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bandicoot says...
"In the event of a spike/hot spot, such as LEICESTER city, the whack a mole strategy is now in place"

Apparently a week later than when the government knew there was a spike? Does this sound familiar?


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RE: [VIDEO] Coping with the lockdown

bandicoot (Elite) posted this on Saturday, 4th July 2020, 12:16

We are heading to Scotland to visit our relatives this month, not been up there for some time. The border is now open but the toilets are shut. Got my shopping outfit ready if I decide to nip in for some amber nectar or need to go behind the bushes for a nature call. (PS..this is the first time you have seen my face )

 

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