Monday 19 November 2012 4.28pm
Hi all, I've been to numerous well known jewellers over the past couple of weeks asking them to replace the battery in my watch - not such a big job you may think - well you'd be wrong. Every single jewellers from Surrey Quays to Oxford St that I tried all wanted to charge me at least £35 to send it away as "we don't replace batteries!" and then wait approx 2 weeks for it to be returned! How hard can it be! Today however, I found myself in the The Cut
, Lower Marsh
and popped into the Jewellers "SDV" next door to Boots. I gave him the watch, explaining that a new battery was required. Within 5 minutes he had it replaced, checked over and charged me £5. The reason for posting this is that we really do need to look after the "local independent" shops and areas such as the The Cut
, Lower Marsh
are being swallowed up by big developers as well as the so called market committee who seem to favour non essential food stalls (aimed at the lunchtime crowd) rather than the old style market stalls that we desperately need back and miss - especially in these austere times. I, for one, will be recommending this jeweller and looking to more local shops (rather than the chain stores) and advise everyone to do the same whenever possible. Thank you for taking the time to read this.