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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:
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> 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:
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> 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:
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> 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:
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> 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:
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> 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:
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> 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:
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> 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!

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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.


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