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#1 Spares day

Post by tim wood » Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:52 pm

I assume that this is going ahead?
Anyone heard of cancellations?

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#2 Re: Spares day

Post by mgcjag » Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:13 pm

Hi Tim....havent heard it been posponed....what with the " Car Owners Virus".......your bound to come home with a lighter wallet....Steve
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Post by tim wood » Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:07 pm

Yup, agree, I always do.
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Post by Gfhug » Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:51 am

SNG Barratt are no longer going, but they are honouring pre-orders and shipping out FOC, which is good of them.

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Post by SEJohnson95 » Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:10 am

mgcjag wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:13 pm
Hi Tim....havent heard it been postponed....what with the " Car Owners Virus".......your bound to come home with a lighter wallet....Steve
Brilliant, Steve. I was in the process coming up with something but you beat me to it!

On a serious note, I was talking to someone in the restoration business about this, and they're not going. You think of the demographic of most owners and realise that they're among the most vulnerable...
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Post by tim wood » Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:02 pm

I’ve just spoken to Alicool who I was hoping to see. They are still considering but it’s likely that they will not go.

I think I’m going to take the safe route also and stay away.
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Post by mgcjag » Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:10 pm

Hi Tim...I dont actually need anything ...was just going for the social side...but dont think its worth it.....Steve
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Post by Heuer » Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:40 am

As someone who reached life's pinnacle when my son told me I drive too fast and listen to music at too high a volume, even I think attending this event is a risk too far. I was reading a report written by a Doctor who has just recovered from Corvid-19 and was asked what it was like. She said it was "worse than childbirth" and the only consolation was she was "unconscious for most of the time".
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Post by JulianBarratt » Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:10 am

Geoff is right that we didnt go, sorry to those who missed us there but we did indeed send out all the pre-orders with free delivery.
Our goal in these challenging times is to keep our staff and their families safe as well as to continue to provide parts for our customers - which we will continue to do.
Stay safe everybody.
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Post by christopher storey » Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:52 pm

Good for you, Julian . Best wishes to you all at SNGB

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Post by Simonpfhc » Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:42 pm

I did attend and can vouch for the fact there were certainly no real crowds. I benefitted as I managed to find most of the parts that I went there for and am sure I wouldn’t have been quite as successful if it had been business as usual. Thoroughly enjoyed the event and fully understand the reason why so many to decided to give it a miss.

I would also like to add, that I was due to collect a rather large order from SNG. I was contacted in plenty of time before the event with the news that they would not be attending. On Monday morning, I received the full order via a delivery that I was not charged for and the Stoneleigh discount was fully honoured! What fantastic service Julian and his team provide :salute:

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