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Old May 7th 2009, 12:59 am
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Managed to find one outta town....

wtf $12.50 to heel a pair of sandles, what happened to 99p on the back of Norwich market
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Managed to find one outta town....

wtf $12.50 to heel a pair of sandles, what happened to 99p on the back of Norwich market

your in the US not bleedin England............
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Old May 7th 2009, 1:07 am
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your in the US not bleedin England............
Hold your noise woman
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Originally Posted by Poppy girl View Post
Managed to find one outta town....

wtf $12.50 to heel a pair of sandles, what happened to 99p on the back of Norwich market
Cost me $45 to sole and heel my boots. 12 quid at Timpsons last month.
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Cost me $45 to sole and heel my boots. 12 quid at Timpsons last month.
Jeez woman!! I know they say those boots are made for walking...but twice in two months they need heel and soul repair WTF
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Originally Posted by Englishtart View Post
Jeez woman!! I know they say those boots are made for walking...but twice in two months they need heel and soul repair WTF
LOL They weren't the same pair...I keep a few pair (about 12 ) in the UK.
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Originally Posted by Poppy girl View Post
Managed to find one outta town....

wtf $12.50 to heel a pair of sandles, what happened to 99p on the back of Norwich market
Add in the airfare and it would be?
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I was telling a friend about this thread, and she looked up cobblers in her area, as she needs shoes heeled, it said, it would take a week! We used to walk in with our shoes on, hand them to the cobbler, sit on a stool and wait while watching him reheel and then totter back up the high street in the shoes he'd just repaired
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I was telling a friend about this thread, and she looked up cobblers in her area, as she needs shoes heeled, it said, it would take a week! We used to walk in with our shoes on, hand them to the cobbler, sit on a stool and wait while watching him reheel and then totter back up the high street in the shoes he'd just repaired
Yes same for me he said come back in 2 hours great job done, but, it used to be a 10mins max.
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I was telling a friend about this thread, and she looked up cobblers in her area, as she needs shoes heeled, it said, it would take a week! We used to walk in with our shoes on, hand them to the cobbler, sit on a stool and wait while watching him reheel and then totter back up the high street in the shoes he'd just repaired
Some send them out to be repaired...they are usually the ones that take a week or so. The one I use normally sole or heal pretty quickly...on a Saturday it's usually about 1 hour.
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LOL They weren't the same pair...I keep a few pair (about 12 ) in the UK.
Aha! got ya
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Originally Posted by BrandonBrit View Post
I was telling a friend about this thread, and she looked up cobblers in her area, as she needs shoes heeled, it said, it would take a week! We used to walk in with our shoes on, hand them to the cobbler, sit on a stool and wait while watching him reheel and then totter back up the high street in the shoes he'd just repaired
I remember that ........ and girls used to get the soft rubber squares on high heels replaced with metal ones to make them last longer. They did, but they made a racket too.
And your dad or granddad had a bag of segs and they'd hammer two of them into the edges of your "walk to school shoes" so that they would last.
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Originally Posted by Poppy girl View Post
Managed to find one outta town....

wtf $12.50 to heel a pair of sandles, what happened to 99p on the back of Norwich market
I would gladly pay $12 to get my fav work boots reheeled instead I had to break in a new pair and they f**king killed my little toe for about 3 week's
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My little town is filled with tailors who cobble shoes....it's them, picture frame people and vacuum repair stores....it's like the blue rinse mafia, but you never see anyone in any of the stores either....

Don't see many chimney sweeps nor window cleaners around here either.
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Originally Posted by BrandonBrit View Post
I was telling a friend about this thread, and she looked up cobblers in her area, as she needs shoes heeled, it said, it would take a week! We used to walk in with our shoes on, hand them to the cobbler, sit on a stool and wait while watching him reheel and then totter back up the high street in the shoes he'd just repaired
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Yes same for me he said come back in 2 hours great job done, but, it used to be a 10mins max.
Can't hardly charge you $45 if you see that they only take 10 minutes to do it, can they? Kinda like a jewler...even if he only has to tighten a screw, he's going to tell to come back tomorrow so he can charge $30 instead of $5
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