FVA Buying Group

Laurie Lane has raised an interesting idea.  An FVA buying group would let us not only bulk buy products but also identify services where the provider can be reluctant to travel to a rural location for a single job. There may also be products where the cost of a delivery for one household is the same as for several households in the village.  The web site could help us to let each other know what products or services are needed.

For example, it seems that trying to get a chimney sweep to come to our village at a decent speed and price for 1 client is not that easy. So the idea would be for members of the group to go on a visible list of people who need their chimney swept, and when we have 3 or 4 requests, we can ask for quotes and have a bit of buying muscle.  We would also be able to exchange recommendations for different types of tradesmen and tap local knowledge.

The first step is to identify products or services that FVA members are interested in buying or getting delivered jointly. We also need to know who would be interested in joining a buying group.

If you are interested, please click the Comment link at the bottom of this article and tell us what sort of products/services you are interested in.  By clicking the link at any time, you can see what things other people are interested in.

About Fearnan Village Association

Fearnan Village Association was formed in 2007 to provide a means through which those who live in the village can come together to discuss and respond to issues of importance to the village, particularly those that will have an impact on our quality of life. We also organise social events, such as the very popular Pudding Night in February, Strawberry TeaZ in July, and other events and coffee mornings throughout the year.
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6 Responses to FVA Buying Group

  1. Jo Miller says:

    Great idea.
    We have an excellent window cleaner who is reliable. I know 2 others in Fearnan who also use his services as he lives in Pitlochry I,m sure he would like to have a days work in one place.
    Chimney sweep -count me in

  2. SHEILA WATT says:

    This sounds a great idea well done Laurie even if as in my situation where I maybe would not be in Fearnan on specific days I would appreciate whatever the need maybe a name of person knowing that they are reliable whether it be sweeping chimney or some other need

  3. JOHN tHOMAS says:

    interested,look forward to seeing more comments.

    I have joiner who has a high standard or workmanship ( to same attention to detail I work on furniture etc)

    Also is excelant for general interior decoration .

    Combination that equally applys to exterior repair and finishing.

    Also can recomend electrician from Killin.

    Can show examples of work if any one wishes to contact me

  4. pat menzies says:

    Sounds like a good iniative and having the opportunity to offer a visiting service to others in the village is a lovely idea. How would you envisage it working?
    Can I suggest pet food deliveries, window cleaners and possibly grass cutting services?

  5. Neil Ballantyne says:

    Interested in chimney sweep and boiler servicing (lpg gas)

  6. Cath McGregor says:

    I would be interested in a chimney sweep. When I had a fire safety inspection done the officer recommended a Mr Harrison (Kenmore) but so far I haven’t found anybody who has used him and have no contact details.

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