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Old 18th October 2020, 09:03   #1
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Default Shops with reduced stock?

Anybody else noticing that lots of clothing stores are short stocked on what I would describe as regular sellers? Jeans, shirts etc., all in short supply of popular sizes! I'm guessing that less footfall means cutting back on stocks when times are hard. Also noticed that B&Q were well down on paint colour selections when we popped in the other day. An internet search showed out of stock from quite a few other sources.
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Old 18th October 2020, 09:16   #2
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Certainly noticed it with the DIY stores, and an increase of workers unable to answer questions.

When it comes to a lot of supplies this perhaps is relative to a drop in manufacture and supply?
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Old 18th October 2020, 09:58   #3
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I had the same “empty shelves” feeling when I went into my local Wickes. I mentioned it at the checkout and was told the number of staff is reduced and so re-stocking shelves is difficult.

I was also told they have been very busy with people using Lockdown to do DIY and decorate.

Away from DIY stores - our local High St’s look very sad. We are buying more from Amazon than ever before. We subscribe to Amazon Prime so no postage and next day delivery. SWMBO has most of our Christmas pressie shopping done via on-line now.

Sadly the current situation is not helping the High St at all.
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It is affecting most items, my neighbour has been waiting 4 months for a garage door and it looks like it will be another month.

Our local B&Q looks like the locusts have been in, I went in the other day and there were no plaster board fixings on the racks and when I enquired they had been waiting over a month for them to come back into stock

Also I am struggling to find anywhere around here that has Leffe on the shelf.
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