Monday, 17 August 2009

Think twice? Too right!

As you may or may not know, there is a big 'Think Twice, Buy Local' campaign running here in Jersey (if you're local, I'm sure you're getting a bit fed up of the advert on Channel 103 by now).

I do think it's a good idea, and we've even pledged some support to the concept through our collaborative eCommerce website, Jersey Market - you can read a bit more about Think Twice Buy Local and find some other links, there.

Anyway, back to the point. I wanted to buy a micro-SD card for the other half's phone. This is not a significant purchase, therefore I thought - well - price locally is going to be within about a quid of Amazon, and it's a lot easier to just pick one up in town.

So I popped into a smallish local computer shop (seemed a logical place) - I won't name names, but I'm sure you can work out which one. It was just gone 9am - I'd be in town sorting a few other things out early.

The door was open, so in I popped. Only to be gruffly told that they didn't open until 9. Oh well. Back home - straight on Amazon! Will not be going back there in a hurry. OK, a bit petty of me to quibble over a minute or two, but still - there are ways of doing things and ways of not doing them, and I was pretty much told to piss off because I was too early! Grr.


PennyDog said...

Blimey, you'd think they'd want as much trade as possible, and why the blumming heck was their door open if they were closed then!

Grumpy said...

Thats the bit I don't understand. Uh. Just put up a 'closed' sign - end of problems!!

Lazy Daisy Glass said...

How annoying - I would have given them a mouthful.

Support local indeed!!