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City boutique plans to reopen to protest supermarkets breaking Covid-19 guidelines

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  • Registered Users Posts: 25,907 ✭✭✭✭ Wanderer78


    I can see mass protest openings soon alright, shur large retailers are a law onto themselves


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,329 ✭✭✭✭ ben.schlomo


    These 'guidelines' and policing of them are the problem. If demand is there, which it is, then why wouldn't shops make money where they can. Enough have gone to the wall without adding further thousands of job losses by not letting someone buy a pair of jeans but they can buy a pair of undercrackers. All of retail should have been made at least click and collect at the last lifting of restrictions to help small shops too.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,301 ✭✭✭ gordongekko


    Eason being open is the biggest farce of the lot. I feel for the other book sellers who are closed


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,299 ✭✭✭✭ BloodBath


    Homelander wrote: »
    https://connachttribune.ie/small-shops-fight-back-in-store-wars/

    https://galwaybayfm.ie/galway-bay-fm-news-desk/listen-city-fashion-shop-threatens-to-reopen-to-protest-flouting-of-rules-by-large-retailers/

    A shop threatening to re-open in protest at larger supermarkets selling non-essential goods.

    Thoughts? Have noticed recently in Dunnes the clothing section seems to be basically open....parts of it closed off, but selling stuff like pants, jeans, shirts, gym gear, etc.

    Maybe it's time the government stopped regarding clothes as non essential.

    It's bad enough for adults. For rapidly growing kids it's even worse. Dumb rules by dumb politicians.

    Maybe we should start posting them our dirty underwear in protest. They would probably like that though.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,329 ✭✭✭✭ ben.schlomo


    Eason being open is the biggest farce of the lot. I feel for the other book sellers who are closed

    You can walk in and buy a birthday card in there, but not a book unless you buy it online and collect it or reserve it or some other sh1te. A load of tosh. What's the difference, both can be purchased online as it is.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,224 ✭✭✭ zerosugarbuzz


    Homelander wrote: »
    https://connachttribune.ie/small-shops-fight-back-in-store-wars/

    https://galwaybayfm.ie/galway-bay-fm-news-desk/listen-city-fashion-shop-threatens-to-reopen-to-protest-flouting-of-rules-by-large-retailers/

    A shop threatening to re-open in protest at larger supermarkets selling non-essential goods.

    Thoughts? Have noticed recently in Dunnes the clothing section seems to be basically open....parts of it closed off, but selling stuff like pants, jeans, shirts, gym gear, etc.

    I ha e no objection to all business being open, they should protest to open everything up not against others who have already done it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,907 ✭✭✭✭ Wanderer78


    I ha e no objection to all business being open, they should protest to open everything up not against others who have already done it.

    no we shouldnt protest to open everything up, we should be using sense, in order to save businesses from going bust


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,224 ✭✭✭ zerosugarbuzz


    Wanderer78 wrote: »
    no we shouldnt protest to open everything up, we should be using sense, in order to save businesses from going bust

    What? Businesses are going bust because they are closed


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,888 ✭✭✭✭ Mrs OBumble


    You can walk in and buy a birthday card in there, but not a book unless you buy it online and collect it or reserve it or some other sh1te. A load of tosh. What's the difference, both can be purchased online as it is.

    A birthday card online: €3 for the card and €5 for post and packaging. Yeah ;)


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,907 ✭✭✭✭ Wanderer78


    What?

    everything shouldnt be opened just yet, and we shouldnt be protesting to do so, but what we should be protesting, is to implement measures to prevent as many businesses from going bust


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  • Registered Users Posts: 403 ✭✭ StonedRaider


    Are cafés and restaurants allowed outdoor dining already?
    On our way out to the beach, we passed a place with 4-5tables outside with all of them occupied. And the place is just 100m beside a Garda station?


  • Registered Users Posts: 732 ✭✭✭ VanWildcard


    Nope, not yet but there seems to be a loop hole where you can serve takeaway and happen to also have outdoor seating. They're not serving to the tables. It means they don't have to offer toilet facilities too, so safe enough really.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,329 ✭✭✭✭ ben.schlomo


    A birthday card online: €3 for the card and €5 for post and packaging. Yeah ;)

    You couldn't be more wrong, as usual. Tons of Irish greeting card makers who don't charge for postage. Have a look at shopinireland.ie or any ot the other sites for Irish made stuff. Yeah ;)


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,888 ✭✭✭✭ Mrs OBumble


    You couldn't be more wrong, as usual. Tons of Irish greeting card makers who don't charge for postage. Have a look at shopinireland.com or any ot the other sites for Irish made stuff. Yeah ;)

    Links or GTFO


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,589 ✭✭✭✭ pjohnson


    You couldn't be more wrong, as usual. Tons of Irish greeting card makers who don't charge for postage. Have a look at shopinireland.com or any ot the other sites for Irish made stuff. Yeah ;)
    Links or GTFO

    He literally told you the site. Do you need him to click into it for you?


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,329 ✭✭✭✭ ben.schlomo


    Links or GTFO

    https://www.shopinireland.ie/product/birthday-card-prick/

    Will that be enough to soften your cough or would you like anything else to assist in looking silly?


  • Registered Users Posts: 135 ✭✭ smurfette2212


    You can walk in and buy a birthday card in there, but not a book unless you buy it online and collect it or reserve it or some other sh1te. A load of tosh. What's the difference, both can be purchased online as it is.

    I think it depends on the staff member - my friend was able to get some books on Friday, not ordered in advance, she just chanced her arm (not condoning or condemning!). Definitely not fair to other bookshops.


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,888 ✭✭✭✭ Mrs OBumble


    pjohnson wrote: »
    He literally told you the site. Do you need him to click into it for you?

    Oops, missed that, apologies.

    Very hard to see how that can be a viable business model, unless they're actually part of a mega-sized drop-ship organisation. 3.50 revenue, vs 1.00 postage, card printing, enclosed envelope (I'd assume), postage materials, cost of refunds for non-deliveries, VAT, tax, labour - something's got to give.


    Hint for everyone: if you put www. at the start of links, and leave "Automatically parse links in text" ticked, then links will appear in blue and be a lot easier for everyone to see.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,668 ✭✭✭ Frynge


    https://www.shopinireland.ie/product/birthday-card-prick/

    Will that be enough to soften your cough or would you like anything else to assist in looking silly?

    Bravo, take a bow for the selection of card.


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