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Have I been daft? A wwyd

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Afishytale Thu 12-Nov-15 13:50:03

I'm not sure I've been daft or I'm being daft.

I bought some fish from a door to door salesman earlier. I've seen fish vans around occasionally, not these people before.

I've googled the company, nothing comes up. Their website doesn't exist, google can't find their phone number, company or mobile. Nothing.

Have I been caught by people trying to make some quick money? I didn't pay by card (although they said I could), I paid by cheque and feel stupid as they said they'd stamp it. Should I cancel it?

I feel like I've been stupid (having an ill, non sleeping dc doesn't help me think straight at the minute).

Or am I over thinking it? Wwyd?

fatowl Thu 12-Nov-15 13:52:44

I think the key question is- have you eaten the fish?

Twitterqueen Thu 12-Nov-15 13:54:26

You're over-thinking.

Cook the fish and eat it.

The salesman doesn't have to have a website and whether or not he pays his taxes or his phone bill is not really your concern.

SmokeAlarmsSaveLives Thu 12-Nov-15 13:55:00

Are you happy with the fish and the price you paid?

Shakey15000 Thu 12-Nov-15 13:55:08

All you've done is bought fish surely? Does it smell fishy? grin

Ok, does it smell off? If you cancel the cheque you won't have paid for the goods.

Crispbutty Thu 12-Nov-15 13:57:45

Did you "plaice" an order or have you actually got the fish?

Micah Thu 12-Nov-15 13:57:50

We have one of these. I occasionally buy fish. It's always been fine.

I grew up fairly rurally though, so a bloke with a veg/fish/meat/library/bread van is normal, so it never occurred to me to question it (I'm in a city now).

Pipestheghost Thu 12-Nov-15 13:57:57

hmm

munkisocks Thu 12-Nov-15 14:00:36

Is this dead therefore edible fish or is it in a clear bag swimming around like at the fair?grin

Afishytale Thu 12-Nov-15 14:00:49

I was just worried that they've got my bank details and might be dodgy. I never buy anything from the door, mainly because I can't be doing with people selling me stuff. But like I said, I've not had much sleep so I'm not necessarily thinking straight.

Yes it smells fishy, it's fish.

It wasn't a van. It was a basket!

lardyscouse Thu 12-Nov-15 14:00:52

It's not against the law if you don't have a website.

Afishytale Thu 12-Nov-15 14:02:00

It's swimming around, the kids like it but I've told them it's for their tea so not to get too attached.

Afishytale Thu 12-Nov-15 14:02:22

No, but why would their website be on their card if it doesn't exist?

bigsnugglebunny Thu 12-Nov-15 14:02:45

Pipestheghost - your username is terrifying! Takes me back to being terrified on that fateful halloween night!

On topic though, we have a fish guy once or twice a year - it's usually nice stuff, decent price and he takes cash or a cheque. I wouldn't worry too much.

catfordbetty Thu 12-Nov-15 14:02:53

I'm not sure what you are worried about. Do you think you have bought stolen fish? If so, it might be a good idea to eat the evidence.

catfordbetty Thu 12-Nov-15 14:05:21

The fish is alive? You are required to kill it yourself?!

Afishytale Thu 12-Nov-15 14:12:20

You mean I shouldn't have put it in the freezer? grin

SoupDragon Thu 12-Nov-15 14:13:38

Yes it smells fishy, it's fish.

Live fish do not smell fishy.

catfordbetty Thu 12-Nov-15 14:15:49

Are we having our legs pulled? I don't mind. I like funny stories.

TwoSmellyDogs Thu 12-Nov-15 14:16:16

Another silly made up story. What IS the matter with MN lately?

DadOnIce Thu 12-Nov-15 14:16:24

Have you haddock kind of feeling something's up?

Pipestheghost Thu 12-Nov-15 14:18:17

John Dory??

Afishytale Thu 12-Nov-15 14:18:57

I love that you think it's made up!

It really isn't, I've genuinely name changed (clearly because I'm worried about looking like an idiot).

Pipestheghost Thu 12-Nov-15 14:18:51

Or jackanory?? grin

ratspeaker Thu 12-Nov-15 14:19:11

What type of fish is it?
What are you keeping it in if it's still alive?

I've never heard of anyone selling lve fish door to door.
There are fish vans come around but a few years back there was a spate of door to door sellers who basically scammed people into buying large quantities of unidentified fish, the people believed they'd get salmon, cod etc but got poor quality fish instead.
www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/fishy-pair-in-door-to-door-seafood-scam-1-1346725

www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/woman-80-duped-into-buying-poor-quality-fish-1-1192023

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