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How to BUY in SHOPS


When you need something

1. STOP & THINK

Where can you buy what you need locally?

Is there a shop selling what you need that you can walk to?

Is there a shop selling what you need in the nearest village or town that you can go into on your next visit?


If it’s not on display in the shop or you want to check before you go there

2. ASK THE SHOPKEEPER

If you can’t see what you want in a shop, ask. Or call or message them before you visit.

Shopkeepers are used to people asking for items and usually know what they have in stock and what would satisfy your specific need.


If the shop does not stock what you want

3. ORDER THE ITEM

Many shopkeepers are keen to order specific items for you.

When you collect from the shop, you won’t pay delivery charges that many online retailers charge.

If you need it in a hurry, perhaps they will be able to get it for you fast. If not, do you really need it the next day?

It’s very rare that we need things urgently and it helps the environment if we reduce the number of couriers needed for superfast deliveries. Speed is usually just to satisfy our need for instant gratification.


When you buy what you want in a shop

4. Carry your purchase home

If you are lucky to be able to walk to and from the shop, you won’t be paying delivery charges, using fuel or adding to traffic.


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