Forum Sponsors

All Round Renovation
xxxx
http://avalonkitchens.co.uk/

www.facebook.com/dulwichecogardening

Advertise here

The East Dulwich Forum
Would you recommend your builder, plumber, electrician or carpenter?
messageIs this normal? (Man selling fish door to door)
Posted by Bagpipes March 07, 11:54AM

A man's just knocked on my door offering to sell me fish. Is this normal?

messageRe: Is this normal?
Posted by DulwichFox March 07, 12:01PM

This is quite a common thing. I've been offered Fish at the door a few times.
Would not dream of buying fish this way.

There have been cases where people end up buying a lot more fish than they could ever possibly store/ eat
Boxes and Boxes.

..and no guarantee of how fresh the stuff is or where it has come from..

messageRe: Is this normal?
Posted by jimbo1964 March 07, 01:00PM

I've had this before. Don't think it's suspicious.. Just a bit odd.

messageRe: Is this normal?
Posted by Zig-Zag March 07, 02:39PM

I've bought some very good fish this way. It just cuts "the middle man" out, but I did get persuaded to buy far too much!

messageRe: Is this normal?
Posted by Sue March 07, 03:49PM

I would be quite happy to buy fish at the door!

If it was a good price and looked/smelled fresh, I'd bung it in my chest freezer along with all the veg from my allotment!

Can't understand how anybody could buy "too much", though - surely you say how much you want and pay accordingly?! Or do they grab your wallet and shove all their boxes through your door, then scarper?

big grin

messageRe: Is this normal?
Posted by TonyQuinn March 07, 04:20PM

This whole thread sounds a bit fishy to me.

messageRe: Is this normal?
Posted by ed26 March 07, 04:33PM

Funny how we wouldn't think twice if it was someone selling overpriced boxes of organic veg or meal kits. The fish van always used to come around when I was a kid. And the butcher. And the milkman.

messageRe: Is this normal?
Posted by DulwichFox March 07, 05:02PM

Sue Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> I would be quite happy to buy fish at the door!
>
> If it was a good price and looked/smelled fresh,
> I'd bung it in my chest freezer along with all the
> veg from my allotment!
>
> Can't understand how anybody could buy "too much",
> though - surely you say how much you want and pay
> accordingly?! Or do they grab your wallet and
> shove all their boxes through your door, then
> scarper?
>
> big grin

Doesnt work always work like that..

There is no fish on show. You place an order and it turns up at a later date. Maybe the next day. ??

You then find every week more fish turns up and your account is Debited.

Cancelling the order is VERY Dificult.

I am not suggesting that the people calling in our area are involved in such a scheme but people need to be aware.

If you want Fresh Fish then go to F C Soper on Nunhead Lane


DulwichFox

messageRe: Is this normal?
Posted by Penguin68 March 07, 05:08PM

Sopers is definitely the best local outlet for wet fish, but I have bought from these guys before (as a one-off, not a regular order) and they're fine - they van down from the North East and their fish is fresh (although, if it's from deep sea trawlers it will already have been frozen on board, so re-freezing might not be a good idea). I found that I wanted to give them a decent order, which meant I over-bought. Also I have no idea how much say, half a kilo of cod actually is. More than I needed, as it turned out!

messageRe: Is this normal?
Posted by Sue March 07, 05:36PM

ed26 Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Funny how we wouldn't think twice if it was
> someone selling overpriced boxes of organic veg or
> meal kits. The fish van always used to come around
> when I was a kid. And the butcher. And the
> milkman.


And the baker. And the paraffin man. And the greengrocer. And the rag and bone man smiling smiley

messageRe: Is this normal?
Posted by nxjen March 07, 05:47PM

And the coal man. And the Corona man.

messageRe: Is this normal?
Posted by JohnL March 07, 05:57PM

nxjen Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> And the coal man. And the Corona man.

The coalmen turned up every month back in the day - covered in dust - and as they swore when they carried huge bags of coal to the coal bunker round the back, my mother wouldn't allow me to speak to them smiling smiley

messageRe: Is this normal?
Posted by JickieC March 07, 08:30PM

don't forget the paper man

messageRe: Is this normal?
Posted by ed26 March 07, 10:10PM

@DulwichFox - so you are saying it IS Hello Fresh?

messageRe: Is this normal?
Posted by Sue March 07, 10:20PM

JickieC Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> don't forget the paper man


Paper boy, usually!

messageRe: Is this normal?
Posted by Passiflora March 07, 10:20PM

I had the fish man knock on my door yesterday evening and a few months ago.

He was tall and slim and had a clip board in his hands.

messageRe: Is this normal?
Posted by carlafindle March 08, 07:10AM

Passiflora Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> I had the fish man knock on my door yesterday
> evening and a few months ago.
>
> He was tall and slim and had a clip board in his
> hands.

Perhaps he was trawling for business

messageRe: Is this normal?
Posted by ruffers March 08, 10:07AM

He should know his plaice, sounds like he's just floundering around a bit.

messageRe: Is this normal?
Posted by Jules-and-Boo March 08, 12:07PM

nxjen Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> And the coal man. And the Corona man.

I am soooo jealous - I would have loved a Corona Man

messageRe: Is this normal?
Posted by seenbeen March 08, 12:15PM

And the knife sharpener man....

messageRe: Is this normal?
Posted by DulwichFox March 08, 12:28PM

We used to have a Toffee-Apple Man come round in Peckham.

Foxy

messageRe: Is this normal?
Posted by Sue March 08, 12:43PM

I'm surprised admin haven't taken it upon themselves to expand on/change the subject of this thread.

"Is this normal?" could refer to many many things. In fact the mind boggles big grin

ETA: Oh, they have! Or someone has ......



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was march 14, 02:01pm by Sue.

messageRe: Is this normal?
Posted by Bagpipes March 08, 01:23PM

You're right, Sue, apologies. Inadvertently click-baity!

messageRe: Is this normal?
Posted by Jules-and-Boo March 08, 01:40PM

Alternative suggestion for OP Title

"Fishy Fish Man?"

messageRe: Is this normal?
Posted by carlafindle March 08, 02:09PM

Jules-and-Boo Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Alternative suggestion for OP Title
>
> "Fishy Fish Man?"


... or codswallop

messageRe: Is this normal?
Posted by Zig-Zag March 08, 04:16PM

Easy to buy too much when he offers a BOGOFF type deal, and when you forget how full the freezer is already!

messageRe: Is this normal?
Posted by M'Fakazi March 14, 12:02AM

Are you sure it was a man and also that it was fish!

--------------------
Strange, is it not,
That of those who travel the doors of darkness through,
Not one returns to tell us of the way,
Which to discover, we must travel too.

messageRe: Is this normal?
Posted by Ghlpc March 15, 07:56AM

If your not interested when he knocks, just politely ask him to try salmon else.

messageRe: Is this normal?
Posted by Sue March 15, 09:24AM

big grin

messageRe: Is this normal? (Man selling fish door to door)
Posted by nina_maniana March 18, 11:11AM

I bought fish off this bloke once. The fish was really horrid (not off, just the cuts were not right so the fish really chewy and weird) so I never bought from him again - but may just have been bad luck.


Back to top of page
Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.
Donate                   Terms of use                  Help & FAQs                   Advertise               RSS rss feed               Copyright 2006 - 2018 East Dulwich Forum