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Adventures in shopfitting

Discussion in 'Stafford Chat' started by tek-monkey, Feb 27, 2018.

  1. Carole

    Carole Well-Known Forumite

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    It's exciting.

    "How much is that dressy in the window?"
     
  2. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    It is!

    And £149 ;)
     
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  3. Thehooperman

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    The one with the waggly tail? :)
     
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  4. Thehooperman

    Thehooperman Well-Known Forumite

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    Good luck with the new venture, you've worked hard and done a really great job.

    It will be worth all of the effort in the long run.
     
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  5. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    The start of the sockets:
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    And the finished look:
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  6. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    View as we left last night:
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    And it's (mostly) ready!
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  7. perry081064

    perry081064 Well-Known Forumite

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    Nice work Tek :)

    Electrics look great , you can come wire my summerhouse up next ;)

    Good luck .
     
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  8. EasMid

    EasMid Well-Known Forumite

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    Nearly beeped the horn yesterday when you were up the ladder putting the banner up. Decided not to give you a fright in case you fell on to your audience. ;)
     
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  9. Glam

    Glam Mad Cat Woman

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    Love the orangey/pinky??? one on the right, shame i'd look like 1 of the dancing hippos from Fantasia in it.
    Hope it all goes well Tek. You've done a cracking job xx
     
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  10. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    Thanks all.

    Wasn't just me, Sarah's mum and step dad have been in pretty much every day too (while I'm at my normal job) and Sarah is there whenever not at the old shop. Anything electrical falls to me though, and anything that needs fixing to a wall! Pretty much just small jobs to do now, quite a few of them but nothing too big. I think the security light out back and the rest of the CCTV is next, plus we've got someone moving into the office space upstairs so need to finish the wiring in there. Not tonight though, I'm having a rest!

    If anyone needs a dress pop in and say hello, and @Glam I quite liked the hippos in Fantasia :p
     
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  11. Wormella

    Wormella Well-Known Forumite

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    I'm very taken with the blue one on the right, I just don't have anywhere to wear it..

    (It would match my wedding shoes & fascination I also don't have occasion to wear anywhere)
     
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  12. staffordjas

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    I like the look of that one as well, although being a short-@rse would need to cut a few foot off the bottom of it.

    Well done @tek-monkey , it's looking good. Walking to town in a bit, so will have a look as I pass .
     
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  13. arthur

    arthur Nixon Garden Neatness

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    Just caught up on all the pics on the forum - fantastic job well done to all of you - It looks really impressive I'll pop in and have a look to see if there is anything to fit fat people all I need now is a wedding. Surely someone in our family wants to get wed.

    Saying good luck is back luck so I wont say it - I'll just say- break a leg - up and at em - lang may yer lum reek. and knock em dead (not literally)
     
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  14. staffordjas

    staffordjas Well-Known Forumite

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    Had a quick look at the window display as I walked past this afternoon (I was like a drowned rat by that time, so didn't dare venture through the door to have a look in and say hello!) .
    Actually the shorter cream / lemon coloured one on the right of the doorway looks more my style ......I never go anywhere to wear such a posh dress though! If I ever have the chance to be 'Mother of the Groom' I know where to come for my nice outfit :)

    You have done a fantastic job @tek-monkey , it looks very impressive :up:
     
  15. Glam

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    I will never get the chance to wear anything as lovely as any of them dresses. And I would need a couple of feet chopping off the bottom too,
     
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    As I do with White Rose bridal, where I walk past to imagine what those bride have as wedding meals - I look forward to walking past the pretty dresses on a daily basis and wondering what playlist those women listen to as they get ready to go out.

    It really is a wonderful job you've done - and timely before prom / wedding season too.
     
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  17. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    Thanks, although again I feel the need to point out it wasn't just me. Sarahs mum and step dad were there while I was at work, they did more hours than I did.

    Playlist may happen soon, once we navigate the monster that is public music performance licensing!
     
  18. wildwood

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    I walked past when you were up the ladder too. :P

    Keep up the good work.
     
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  19. Goldilox

    Goldilox How do I edit this?

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    In fairness to them PRS & PPL have taken steps in recent years to simplify the process and you now only need a single joint license from here to play music in your store. After a quick look at it, I think you're looking at £307.01+VAT for a shop the size of yours. It is worth sorting out as they will charge you extra if you don't have a license before you start playing music.

    I imagine you've probably already worked this out, but for everyone else's benefit: PPL collect mechanical royalties for the actual recording used & PRS collect publishing royalties for the composition. If Tek were to put my recording of one of my own songs on his playlist I would get both lots of money. If he were to put my recording of someone else's song on there then I would get the mechanical royalty & the original composer would get the publishing.*

    Real life never being quite so simple in reality lots of the money ends up with record labels & publishing companies who are working on the artist's behalf (ha!).






    *in theory at any rate - it's worked out on average plays based on surveys of specimen locations so if none of those were playing me I wouldn't get anything
     
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  20. tek-monkey

    tek-monkey wanna see my snake?

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    Thanks for that.

    I think what annoys me is that what we listen to isn't what most people listen to, so if royalties are distributed based on a sample I'm more than likely paying artists I hate while those I like get nothing. Plus, like you say, an awful lot goes to the record companies anyway not the artists.
     

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