Duns…

…. would appear to be the last town in Britain not to be carpeted in mobile phone shops.

this is

  1. a marvellous survival of really old-fashioned retail values in a world of high-street clones
  2. quite a pain in the a*** when you have left home without your phone charger.

Blogging will be a little sporadic for the next few days as we’re remaining in Duns until the weekend. Please try and cope without me.

9 Responses to Duns…

  1. Dom says:

    I once had that problem. Luckily for me there was a Woolworths and they sold a charger for my phone. Unluckily Apple, in their wisdom, had changed the pins used to charge the iPhone in a software update rendering my new 3rd party charger useless. Luckily I was able to find someone with an iPod and use the charger for that.

    Anyway, knowing the feeling of panic that you must be going through as the battery indicator goes down further and further I have done the only decent thing and Googled tirelessly for a place that would provide you with a charger. The outcome? Get in the car and drive to the nearest big city :S Sorry….

  2. disgruntled says:

    Yeah. Weren’t they going to standardise all mobile phone charging connections? What happened to that then?

  3. M says:

    Like Dom I know that feeling of panic and so I also tried to find somewhere through google with the same results I’m afraid.

  4. disgruntled says:

    Thank you! Fortunately a charger has been located, so panic over…

  5. eimear says:

    The EU has passed legislation mandating standardisation of chargers by a certain date, which IIRC has not yet arrived. (They gave up on waiting for the companies to do it voluntarily.)

  6. disgruntled says:

    By which time, we’ll no doubt have accumulated a further half-dozen incompatible chargers…

  7. My son has worked in a variety of countries, and owned a variety of phones. I recently came across a whole drawer full of redundant phone chargers. (He is currently abroad for several months, or I would make him do something with them.)

  8. No phone shops in Thurso or Wick. Very patchy signal coverage anyway. The solution is not to have a mobile phone, and do know something? – life goes on with scarcely a scratch to the quality – in fact maybe even better quality cos there’s one less thing to get worked up about.

    Enjoy Duns – I have never managed to.

  9. disgruntled says:

    There must be a use for redundant phone chargers, but I’m not sure I can think of one right now…

    TBH, my phone is as often lost as not, but people now assume you have one and can be got in touch with…

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