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Tuesday 5 August 2008

How ASDA prevents customers from making price comparisons

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Filed under: consumer,Food & cookery,Shopping — GS @ 11:10 pm
Friday 18 April 2008

Manchester Pride ‘early bird’ tickets cost 25% more in 2008

As the running costs of Manchester Pride continue to spiral out of control, it has emerged that anyone buying an ‘early bird’ ticket this year will pay £12.50. A 25% increase on last year’s price of £10.

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Filed under: LGBT,Manchester — GS @ 5:05 am
Thursday 3 January 2008

Possible guide to fees for ‘user generated content’?

Here’s a figure to keep in mind if a TV producer asks to use your photo or video.

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Filed under: The media — GS @ 2:12 am
Monday 17 December 2007

Jessops sales plummet

The Guardian reports that sales at Jessops, Britain’s biggest photographic chain, have plummeted after losses of £70m in 2006.

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Filed under: Photography,Shopping — GS @ 7:00 am
Sunday 29 April 2007

Bye bye Operation Fundraiser

The Manchester Pride website reports that Operation Fundraiser will be ‘will be hanging up its buckets’ this year.

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Filed under: LGBT,Manchester — GS @ 6:38 pm
Tuesday 24 April 2007

Update on the eye test/spectacles drama with Boots Opticians. But good service from Glasses Direct

This is an update on this entry. Very pleased with the spectacles from Glasses Direct. I ordered a semi-rimless pair for distance (£25) and a pair for reading (£15). I placed my order by telephone on Wednesday 28 March and they arrived just over seven days later on the Thursday.

I’m going to order a second pair for distance and maybe some to use as sunglasses in summer. The prices mean you’re not stuck with only having one or at most two pairs of glasses — which has always been my situation in the past.

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Filed under: Health,Shopping — GS @ 7:11 pm
Wednesday 28 March 2007

Cowboy opticians and cheap spectacles (hooray)

I could write a book about my bad experiences with opticians over the past twenty-five years.

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Filed under: Health,Shopping — GS @ 1:47 pm
 
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