Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Still learning

When we bought the first till for the shop there were two options - programmed and unprogrammed. The programmed option was an extra thirty quid and meant the company selling us the till did simple things like put our name on the till receipts and what department each item purchased should be put under - important for things like VAT. "Thirty quid!" we exclaimed, "How hard can it be?" Suffice to say by the time the upstairs boiler rained on our till and killed it last week the receipts still said 'dept 1', 'dept 2' and our name was nowhere to be found on any bits of receipt-like paper.

So we stumped up the extra 30 spondoolies and the till has come out of the box all shiny and new and the receipts have our name and address, itemises purchases and it works out the vat on each purchase for us. Sometimes it really is better to just pay someone to do it for you. That's what they're there for. They're professionals for christs sake...

1 comment:

  1. Adam - I bargained them down £50 on the price since we were buying two tills.

    In fact it cost just £10 for them to do this for us...

    Maybe we should just hire people to run the shops? Be done with it!

    We can be just toss about in the background like real bosses...