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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2020 7:58 pm 
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Well the cost of face masks have rocketed, as we have to use pp3 dust masks
the cost has gone from £1 per mask to £17 now, and that's if they come in from winzer wurth
and that's the cheap ones. a £50 order is now £850.
Profiteering bar stewards :*) :cry:


Any body known any cheaper?

Is the increase because they are putting the price up (profiteering) or because there is no stock of the cheap stuff so you're having to buy different ones (not quite the same)?

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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2020 9:13 pm 
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Jules we have bought from winzer wurth for over 20 years
and we have to use ffp3 by HSE.
I'm not saying winzer wurth are profiteering as they say they are only putting on
the same margin, but somebody is.
I know it's supply and demand.

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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2020 9:53 pm 
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databar wrote:
Jules we have bought from winzer wurth for over 20 years
and we have to use ffp3 by HSE.
I'm not saying winzer wurth are profiteering as they say they are only putting on
the same margin, but somebody is.
I know it's supply and demand.


The same margin? The normal retail margin is 100%, so not the same profit margin when the wholesale price increases?

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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2020 11:26 pm 
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Shalien wrote:
The normal retail margin is 100%, so not the same profit margin when the wholesale price increases?

100% margin means 100% of the selling price is profit :wink:
I think you mean 100% mark-up, where you add 100% of the cost price to arrive at the retail price (that's equivalent to 50% margin, i.e. 50% of the selling price is profit).
I don't know if 100% mark-up is "normal". It depends on the market.
However, if they did apply a 100% mark-up then it is the same margin (50%) whether they sell the masks at £1 or £17.
Whether they sell 100 masks at £17 or 1700 masks at £1, they're still shelling out £850 to buy the goods and still making £850 when they sell them.

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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 5:32 am 
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It is funny I am always looking on Alibaba Face mask and boring old PPE equipment has always been sitting there and ignored
You could have probably picked up five containers from China at any one time because nobody wanted them and the sellers just needed the space
Now look at the situation :shock:

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Shalien wrote:
The normal retail margin is 100%, so not the same profit margin when the wholesale price increases?

100% margin means 100% of the selling price is profit :wink:
I think you mean 100% mark-up, where you add 100% of the cost price to arrive at the retail price (that's equivalent to 50% margin, i.e. 50% of the selling price is profit).
I don't know if 100% mark-up is "normal". It depends on the market.
However, if they did apply a 100% mark-up then it is the same margin (50%) whether they sell the masks at £1 or £17.
Whether they sell 100 masks at £17 or 1700 masks at £1, they're still shelling out £850 to buy the goods and still making £850 when they sell them.


:oops:

Yes, that's what I was trying to get at. :lol:

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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 9:09 am 
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One player and two staff at the local Premier League football Club have tested positive. I’ve heard that one member of our local Saab group has recovered from the infection.

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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 10:58 am 
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One player and two staff at the local Premier League football Club have tested positive. I’ve heard that one member of our local Saab group has recovered from the infection.


I thought that was going to be a joke until I read the few words :oops:

Glad they've recovered though.


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Ive saidly lost 2 friends now to this Virus. And i have to say i dont think ive ever been so scared in all my life.

One of my wifes friends, her Husband got it. He was 68 and didnt make it.
And my Nextdoor Neighbour (66) last week past away. His poor wife is absolutely lost without him.

Both these people were following the social distancing / hand washing, and yet somehow they still got it.

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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2020 6:56 am 
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Ive saidly lost 2 friends now to this Virus. And i have to say i dont think ive ever been so scared in all my life.

One of my wifes friends, her Husband got it. He was 68 and didnt make it.
And my Nextdoor Neighbour (66) last week past away. His poor wife is absolutely lost without him.

Both these people were following the social distancing / hand washing, and yet somehow they still got it.



It sucks.

A good friend has lost his grandmother, 99. She was isolating, others doing her shopping etc.
His wife has lost her grandfather, and her parents both had it bad, but have recovered.
The their son looked to have had it too. He was quite ill for a week, but as they arent testing under 5s they aren't certain.

At the beginning of April one of my best friends, 39, died from a sudden heart attack. He was stressed about the virus, the new job he'd just started, how his parents would cope. He lived in New Zealand, they in Portugal. His father has been ill for some time too.

I know we're not alone in all this crap, there are plenty of people who have lost someone in all this mess, but it helps to remember the humans behind the statistics.

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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2020 7:31 am 
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Paul Taylor wrote:
Ive saidly lost 2 friends now to this Virus. And i have to say i dont think ive ever been so scared in all my life.

One of my wifes friends, her Husband got it. He was 68 and didnt make it.
And my Nextdoor Neighbour (66) last week past away. His poor wife is absolutely lost without him.

Both these people were following the social distancing / hand washing, and yet somehow they still got it.
Please accept my condolences.

Despite stories like these there are still plenty of morons about. I went to the Co-op in my village yesterday and distancing had gone right out of the window. One woman even had a go at me because I was hanging back and keeping 2m away while she rifled through all the ham. While I waited 4 people barged past me, one brushing my shoulder.

A friend's wife has described recently how being an a hole is like the new superpower. If you are selfish and just do whatever you like you can avoid all the queuing and hassle while others just get out of your way. It only stops working when multiple idiots converge like they did in the Co-op yesterday.

I wonder if they would behave differently if they knew someone affected or who was vulnerable?

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My cousin has now been off a ventilator for two weeks after spending 6 weeks on the machine,she is still unable to eat and swallow food and has a long recovery ahead of her,her partner was also hospitalised with the disease and was released after 3 weeks with no long lasting effects.Her partner was the one with underlying health conditions but he has recovered quickly.

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I try to Social distance in public but only for other people's benefit, if somebody wants to get close to me good luck to them.
I simply can't socially distance at work due to the nature of my job and my employers are doing their best to kill us (up to 24 staff in a workplace intended for 8 ) yet amazingly none of us have caught it yet, God knows how. We've been in close contact with approx 1000 people since the outbreak too.

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I went to the Co-op in my village yesterday and distancing had gone right out of the window.


In spite of their best efforts, our local Waitrose is so small that the only way they could truly maintain distancing is if everyone shopped in a sort of spaced Samba line.
On Thursday I was trying to do the week's shop but was thwarted by one bloke who had his list on his phone, and just kept parking his trolley in the middle of the aisles and wandering back and forth with his eyes glued to the screen, making no effort to acknowledge that anyone else might be trying to access products along that row. As a consequence of attempting to avoid him, I got so "out-of-sequence" that I missed out several items (doghouse...).

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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2020 1:37 pm 
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Car dealers showrooms and forecourts are set to open on the 1st of June.
This will be on an appointment only basis so no walk in’s.
Going to be strange time ahead still.
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There were long queues earlier this week at MacDonalds. I hate to think what the queues will be at Ikea on 1st June. During the lockdown, all the spaces for shelves will have been cleared and prepared.

I looked at a set of Ikea shelves on delivery, but they said that they were too heavy for a one man delivery. Then last week they finally offered delivery but wanted a £29 delivery charge, which seems excessive on a £60 item.

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I'm amazed by the queues for McDonald's, KFC etc, I enjoy one now and again but no way would I queue for one, I could easily go another few months without feeling I'm missing out.

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I only use KFC etc... when I'm out on the road working and only then if I do not have time to eat at the hotel I'm staying at.

I cannot recall the last time I visited any of them local to me.

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I'm amazed by the queues for McDonald's, KFC etc, I enjoy one now and again but no way would I queue for one, I could easily go another few months without feeling I'm missing out.


I'm amazed by the queues for McDonald's, KFC etc (message ends)

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