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WEBSHOP OFFLINE DUE TO UK LOCKDOWN

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:31 pm
by exxos
I have made the decision to take my web shop off-line due to the UK lockdown relating to the virus. I do not know when it will be going back online. Likely be a couple of weeks.

Please don't email me asking when it will go back online.
I don't know. I will of course want to get the store back online as soon as possible. Any news will be posted in this thread.

Please don't ask if I can send a payment link to ship off odd orders.
My girlfriend has various medical issues and I do not want to risk her safety because she is the one who posts orders off normally. I do not live with her so I can't do it either! Also exactly this happened multiple times when I had to take my store off-line to change the payment system. Frankly it is just irritating. We are not going to the post office under any circumstances (we don't know if its even open still!) , until the virus at least shows signs of reduction.

Please stop asking if I can put my store online so people can still order stuff.
I realise some people are happy to wait, but every single time I have done such things after about a week I start getting people nagging me when stuff will be posted and I just don't know. Again it just gets incredibly irritating and there is no point taking orders if they are just going to sit around for possibly weeks or months on end without being posted. Also because the postal system is compromised around the world, I'm not opening the doors to people moaning at me constantly because their package has not arrived yet in two months.


Stay safe everyone!

Re: WEBSHOP OFFLINE DUE TO UK LOCKDOWN

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:40 pm
by Tomswork
That's terrible I will be sure to support you by purchasing when your backup. I did receive my last purchase in 5 business days.


Tom

Re: WEBSHOP OFFLINE DUE TO UK LOCKDOWN

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:01 pm
by rubber_jonnie
@exxos That seems to be a very sensible decision, hope you both stay safe and healthy and I promise to be back in the store as soon as things are back to normal.

Re: WEBSHOP OFFLINE DUE TO UK LOCKDOWN

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:06 pm
by exxos
Health and family come first :)

I have a cold as well and not sleeping either :( So staying at home anyway.

Its all "just in case" but see how things go over the next week.

Re: WEBSHOP OFFLINE DUE TO UK LOCKDOWN

Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:42 am
by Smonson
You're doing the right thing. And at least you've got an indoor hobby!

Re: WEBSHOP OFFLINE DUE TO UK LOCKDOWN

Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:19 am
by stephen_usher
Completely understandable.

It's not as if we don't have other things to tinker with (and break). :)

Re: WEBSHOP OFFLINE DUE TO UK LOCKDOWN

Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:33 pm
by qq1975b
Thank you to let us know.

We all have to be patient...this is going to last longer than initially expected.

Regards from Barcelona.

Re: WEBSHOP OFFLINE DUE TO UK LOCKDOWN

Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:33 am
by exxos
Yeah. Its going to keep getting bad for the next couple of weeks I bet. Even then its only the peek of it all. Things will have to calm down after that as well.

I am annoyed myself with taking my store offline as I can understand that people got all this free time now and can't order anything from me.

I am however working on stock slowly in the background. It gives me a bit of time to catch up on stuff. Though I am getting over a cold and not really feeling very motivated currently. Depending how things go, I will likely go stop with my girlfriend until all this blows over. I could do with a break away from Atari stuff anyway. Probably go into hibernation for a few weeks catch up on some sleep :)

Re: WEBSHOP OFFLINE DUE TO UK LOCKDOWN

Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:00 pm
by Cosmic Puppet
Take care @exxos Couldn't have done my Atari setup without you and others in this community.

Thank you!