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Has anyone else had a big drop off in business since late January ?

Discussion in 'General Business Forum' started by Justin Smith, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. WaveJumper

    WaveJumper UKBF Enthusiast Free Member

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    Yes lots of variables going on at present, I am just off to Santa Pod for the weekend (so hope the sun keeps shinning) but leave you with these thoughts online sales in UK topped 21.6% in Feb this year and show no signs of slowing down . Agree with you retailers on high street have invested in online channels, pick up in store etc etc hoping for that add on purchase, however most retailers do not count / allocate online turnover too their high street units, even if the stores are 'picking' the items and holding them for a customer ............. especially if they are on turnover only lease's which a lot of the big players are. Have a good weekend everyone. :)
     
    Posted: Apr 5, 2019 By: WaveJumper Member since: Aug 26, 2013
  2. Noah

    Noah UKBF Ace Free Member

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    Compounded by the Prestigious-but-Incompetent Economist Fallacy.
     
    Posted: Apr 5, 2019 By: Noah Member since: Sep 1, 2009
  3. SpikeFMT

    SpikeFMT UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    March was our best month of our (Apr-Mar) year and In my line of work I get to speak with lots of the general public both Leavers and Remainers and they all say their buying plans/pattens haven't really changed with what's happening with Brexit its more just the cost of living ect that determines what they are spending their money on

    Sorry but I want to also get over that to be fair to the Remainers they do say that even though they voted to remain they also want Democracy to be carried through and leave, otherwise where will it end if the MPs (regardless of party) can just do what THEY want.
     
    Posted: Apr 5, 2019 By: SpikeFMT Member since: Jan 13, 2018
  4. Mitch3473

    Mitch3473 UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Shoots of growth seem to be appearing. We are tourism based and therefore relatively seasonal and generally quiet mid jan to mid march and depending when easter falls.
     
    Posted: Apr 5, 2019 By: Mitch3473 Member since: Aug 25, 2011
  5. Justin Smith

    Justin Smith UKBF Enthusiast Full Member

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    You can check on whether it`s a 4G problem by contacting at800 who will supply you with a free filter if they think your problem might be 4G related.
    Other factors could be water in your aerial or cable due to damage.
    Try retuning your set(s).
    Try reading this section : basic digital TV fault finding.
    Lastly, which TV transmitter are you on ?
     
    Posted: Apr 6, 2019 By: Justin Smith Member since: Jun 6, 2012
  6. Justin Smith

    Justin Smith UKBF Enthusiast Full Member

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    The vast majority of TV aerials are not affected by the weather.
    If your TV aerial only lasts "a few years" you`re buying (or getting fitted) cheap low quality rubbish. A decent quality aerial installation should last 30 years or more, even in Orkney with 100mph winds
    As for programme content, there are more programmes on Freeview TV than I have the time (or inclination) to watch as it is, so why would I want to pay for even more ?
     
    Posted: Apr 6, 2019 By: Justin Smith Member since: Jun 6, 2012
  7. Mr D

    Mr D UKBF Legend Free Member

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    Chalkie referred earlier to impact from other sources.
    Not had anyone buy a replacement because the weather took out the aerial?
    Twice in houses I have had to have replacement due to damage, once from partial melt.

    Agreed there are tons of programmes on tv. If you want to watch anything.

    I find it so much better to watch programs I am interested in - currently working my way through a 15 season binge of a series and got another one to watch later this month.
    The reason people use these particular streaming services is because they are being provided with what they want.
    Rather than simply what someone else decides they should have take it or leave it.
     
    Posted: Apr 6, 2019 By: Mr D Member since: Feb 12, 2017
  8. Darren_Ssc

    Darren_Ssc UKBF Regular Free Member

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    90% of Freeview is garbage and the remaining 10% has advert breaks almost every 5 minutes. But, yes, it is free (licence fee notwithstanding).
     
    Posted: Apr 6, 2019 By: Darren_Ssc Member since: Mar 1, 2019
  9. Gordon - Commercial Finance

    Gordon - Commercial Finance UKBF Ace Free Member

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    What they want, when they want it....with no adverts!

    I don’t get how Sky continue to get away with charging a ridiculous subscription fee (10x more than Netflix?), and yet they STILL have far more adverts than any other?

    Surely now that there are a number of good streaming services out there, Sky are on borrowed time? I think if not for SkySports, they would be gone already.
     
    Posted: Apr 6, 2019 By: Gordon - Commercial Finance Member since: Jun 26, 2017
  10. Justin Smith

    Justin Smith UKBF Enthusiast Full Member

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    I agree with you about the adverts, I don`t like them at the best of times, but to pay for TV and still have to watch them is taking the p1ss.
    HOWEVER, we watch nearly all our TV using our Freeview recorder, i.e it`s recorded, and therefore we can just fast forward through the adverts. Most of the time I`m watching TV in real time it`d be the news, and that`d be the BBC, with no adverts......
     
    Posted: Apr 7, 2019 By: Justin Smith Member since: Jun 6, 2012
  11. Chris Ashdown

    Chris Ashdown UKBF Legend Free Member

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    You believe the BBC for news!
     
    Posted: Apr 7, 2019 By: Chris Ashdown Member since: Dec 7, 2003
  12. Noah

    Noah UKBF Ace Free Member

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    Yeah, why bother with the socialist BBC when we have champions of democracy and free speech like RT and Fox News.
     
    Posted: Apr 7, 2019 By: Noah Member since: Sep 1, 2009
  13. Mr D

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    Each channel caters to its target audience, same as us businesses do.
    In their case its entertainment and information presentation, with the story decided by people to fit the narrative and cater to the relevant target.

    You don't get the unadulterated truth, for that you'd need a courtroom or about 5 inquiries over the course of years. You get a story. An hour edited down to a minute, the narrative presenting a particular view.
    Pictures don't lie but they also don't tell the truth. They take a slice of time and a focus, the context is supplied the channel and may have little relevance to the truth.
     
    Posted: Apr 7, 2019 By: Mr D Member since: Feb 12, 2017
  14. Noah

    Noah UKBF Ace Free Member

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    Do you expect us to believe this?
     
    Posted: Apr 7, 2019 By: Noah Member since: Sep 1, 2009
  15. Mr D

    Mr D UKBF Legend Free Member

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    You could watch different channels and see how they present the same event.
    You referred to 3 different channels? Do they all say exactly the same things about any issue, any story, any event?
     
    Posted: Apr 7, 2019 By: Mr D Member since: Feb 12, 2017
  16. alan1302

    alan1302 UKBF Enthusiast Free Member

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    Yes - out of all the mainstream news outlets it's probably the most transparent,open and monitored.
     
    Posted: Apr 7, 2019 By: alan1302 Member since: Jun 2, 2018
  17. Gordon - Commercial Finance

    Gordon - Commercial Finance UKBF Ace Free Member

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    Yes, it’s the best. But of a very bad bunch.
    The BBC have gone the same way as the rest. The news is reality TV at its very worst.
    I don’t read it, listen to it, or watch it. I perceive it to be less than 1% real truth.
     
    Posted: Apr 7, 2019 By: Gordon - Commercial Finance Member since: Jun 26, 2017
  18. alan1302

    alan1302 UKBF Enthusiast Free Member

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    How do you know what's going on in the world if you cut yourself off so much from it? Whilst you do have to read news in a few sources to get a good understanding of things I'd never want to cut myself off that much.
     
    Posted: Apr 7, 2019 By: alan1302 Member since: Jun 2, 2018
  19. Mr D

    Mr D UKBF Legend Free Member

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    We could go on to debate whether our lives are improved by knowing what is going on in the world...
    But its late.

    At least sampling from multiple sources you can try deciding what to accept. For some stuff there is multiple sources available, keeping some of the media from going too far from what was said. Other stuff people simply don't care.
     
    Posted: Apr 8, 2019 By: Mr D Member since: Feb 12, 2017
  20. Justin Smith

    Justin Smith UKBF Enthusiast Full Member

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    This is a really worrying post. Trump really has had a stunningly malign influence on the world, we now, apparently, have people who don`t believe anything anymore. "Fake News" is everywhere, including the BBC and, I assume you`re saying The Times. Whatever that psycho cretin Trump does is OK because anything that even reports what an inappropriate President he really is, is false.

    Prime opportunities for the Trumps and Putins of this world.
     
    Posted: Apr 8, 2019 By: Justin Smith Member since: Jun 6, 2012