The Anonymous Widower

A Hassle And Courier-Free On-Line Purchase

I’ve had various issues with couriers in the past, like this episode.

So on Saturday night, when at 23:00 or so, I decided I needed some new trousers, I ordered them on line from Marks and Spencer and said that I’d like to pick them up sometime today, in their shop at the Angel. I chose the Angel store, as usually I pass through the area, at least once a day, often when I go to the Waitrose a few doors away or Chapel Market.

The original e-mail from Marks, said that the trousers would be in store after midday, but this morning I got an e-mail saying that they had been delivered to the store at 09:30.

I picked them up just after lunch.

Forty years ago, this small store, had been our local Marks and Spencer when we lived in the Barbican and most Saturdays we’d push the children up the hill to the Angel to do our weekend shopping.

Times have certainly changed. Picking those trousers up from Marks and Spencer was certainly less handle and there was nothing couriers could do to to throw spanners in the works.

November 4, 2013 - Posted by | Computing, World | , , , ,


  1. I use click and collect at a lot of stores, it is a good service. Yesterday though I went to Trafford centre, and got trapped in a lift, and my arm was trapped between the doors, b=not nice.

    Comment by Liz P | November 6, 2013 | Reply

    • As you say not nice!

      I tend to avoid shopping centres, except where I know where I’m going in them. But as one of the buses from a stop near my house, stops opposite the door of John Lewis in Oxford Street, I probably have less reason to visit large shopping centres than most!

      And anyway, they’re best avoided with all the fake Christmas cheer.

      Comment by AnonW | November 6, 2013 | Reply

  2. We have a local JL, as well as the one in TC. I go to TC because I can easily get around in a mobility scooter, which I can hire from Shopmobility, as often as I want for a small membership fee. And it is a 12 minute drive from my house. And it has natural daylight but is under cover due to glass roof. I hate Meadow Hall, and I don’t like Manchester Arndale much either.

    Comment by Liz P | November 6, 2013 | Reply

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