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    How quick is your Tailor?

    Hello,

    I just popped into my local Tailor to have 3 pairs of Jeans taken up and 1 pair to be tapered. The turn around time is 1 working week. I thought that was quite slow.

    How quick is your Tailor?

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    A fair few offer a same day service or even 1 hour for basics like hemming but it often costs much more. Mine are done usually within a week, dependent on the type of work. I don't think 1 week is too unreasonable.

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    If they're busy then fair enough and you're in the queue. Personally I think a week for a professional to hem some jeans is a bit excessive. Reminds me of the other day when i got my car tyres replaced. Asked if I could wait around but the receptionist informed me that they were doing another car first and then mine would take 35mins for each tyre. Say what?

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    Alterations Lady takes a couple of days usually.

    Shoe Repair Dude is fantastic - I gave him some boots to fix on Friday at 11 am.. the heels were coming away. I had them back an hour later, costed only €4.

    Tyre Changing Man takes about 3 mins to fix a puncture, 5-10 mins to change two tyres. €65 for a new tyre, €10 for a puncture repair.

    Plumber Dude takes around 40 mins to replace a broken toilet bowl, as I recently discovered. €50.

    I can change a lightbulb in around 20 seconds. Doesn't cost me anything.

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    I literally laughed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DorianGrape View Post
    Alterations Lady takes a couple of days usually.

    Shoe Repair Dude is fantastic - I gave him some boots to fix on Friday at 11 am.. the heels were coming away. I had them back an hour later, costed only 4.

    Tyre Changing Man takes about 3 mins to fix a puncture, 5-10 mins to change two tyres. 65 for a new tyre, 10 for a puncture repair.

    Plumber Dude takes around 40 mins to replace a broken toilet bowl, as I recently discovered. 50.

    I can change a lightbulb in around 20 seconds. Doesn't cost me anything.
    I feel like the worlds biggest mug at this point!

    Shoe repair man in Guildford - 60 for new leather soles please, collect in 1 week
    Tyre change - 1100 for 4 new tyres, we don't have them in stock so come back at the weekend
    Plumber man - 65 to ring my doorbell, 200 in total to eventually get a radiator working
    Lightbulb - I just light a candle as I'm now so poor.

    As for tailoring, I'm seriously considering learning how to do basics myself such as leg shortening, I'm sure it's not rocket science and I can do it whilst watching the news at home. There does seem to be huge variations in alteration prices these days.

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    1100 .. BMW run flats by any chance? Been there done that !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Archie View Post
    1100 .. BMW run flats by any chance? Been there done that !
    That's the one! And judging by your location we are both customers of sytner sunningdale! I've had 2 new alloys out of them for the 19" wheels, Diane is the decent one in there. I've sold it now so I instead can get some slightly cheaper mercedes tyres - I say cheaper but still a rip off!

    If you are over sunningdale way, I take mine to staines dry cleaners for basic stuff and zip yard in staines for something a bit more advanced. Both usually take under a week.

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    Well on my side it's kind of cheating tailor wise, my brother is a tailor. Leave 'em in the morning and pick it up in the evening at his place.

    The man who changes my lightbulb takes for days though

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    Mine takes 3-4 days.

    Dropped some jeans off recently and was told 10 days though because they were behind. Piss take.

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