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Neil Wyatt30/03/2020 11:20:53
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For the duration of the coronavirus outbreak, please can people refrain from posting any 'for collection' classified ads.

Please also avoid unnecessary trips to the post office etc.

I suggest that anyone selling or buying does so on the clear understanding that despatch/deliveryis likely to be delayed until it is safe to do so.

If do you buy or sell something for collection make sure everyone is happy to wait until after the lockdown to finalise the deal.

Also, if receiving a parcel take sensible precautions when handling anything handled by someone else. Best advice might be to leave things stand for a week before handling.

Thanks,

Neil

Oldiron30/03/2020 12:11:06
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Neil. Can you make this post a sticky so it stays at the top of the list?

regards

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JasonB30/03/2020 12:26:44
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Probably better to add something to the page that comes up when you place an add if possible as a lot of people just use the classifieds and not the forum.

duncan webster30/03/2020 13:27:02
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My Hermes will collect from your doorstep for a small fee. When I get anything delivered now I put it in the shed for 3 days, wash hands immediately afterwards.

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Neil Wyatt30/03/2020 14:36:21
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I can't edit the 'place a classified' page, I'm, afraid.

I'm pretty sure the MTM 'skeleton crew' won't have the capacity to do this either.

Neil

John Paton 130/03/2020 17:27:17
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I applaud your request Neil - as always well judged common sense!

we are lucky to have you running this forum.


John

Steviegtr31/03/2020 11:12:41
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Iv'e had a motor for sale since before the problem. Just looked to remove it for now. So how do I remove an add I have placed.

Steve.

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Neil Wyatt31/03/2020 16:26:12
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Click classifieds and near the top you will see 'manage my ads'.

Neil

John Paton 101/04/2020 08:47:13
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A new ad (5 " GWR) here actually inviting collection.

There is a real probability that Govt will shut down online selling (unnecessary journeys and contact) so why do people keep flying red flags to invite such action?

Please can people follow Neil's request and make this clear in their ads.

Michael Gilligan01/04/2020 09:19:18
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Posted by John Paton 1 on 01/04/2020 08:47:13:

A new ad (5 " GWR) here actually inviting collection.

There is a real probability that Govt will shut down online selling (unnecessary journeys and contact) so why do people keep flying red flags to invite such action?

Please can people follow Neil's request and make this clear in their ads.

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Appears to have been corrected already

... no visibility of editing, but an estimate of Postage cost is given.

MichaelG.

MichaelR01/04/2020 09:21:09
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Just deleted my Add with no problem, used the delete button in manage my adds.

MichaelR

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John Paton 101/04/2020 09:36:47
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Excellent - done responsibly these ads enable members to get projects to busy themselves with during lockdown but we must try to remove the temptation to 'except ourselves' from the rules that everyone else is trying to abide by.

As was being said the other day we should follow the rules and the spirit of the rules - avoid person to person interaction and apply scrupulous hygiene precautions when interaction is unavoidable.

my wife met a nurse in the supermarket queue yesterday. The nurse was pleading with people to sanitise the trolley handles, wear non woollen gloves and only bag up the produce when they get back to the car, then wash it with soap, sanitise with antiviral cleanser or disinfectant or quarantine it for 3 days when they get home.

The nurse in question is someone we know, she is very level headed grounded individual but clearly very concerned at the risks people are taking.

It must be so harrowing seeing people fighting for their lives and dying and so frightening having to help those patients.

We are all in this together and the sooner we can crack it, the shorter the pain and misery.

John

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