Originally Posted by China hand
Spent many happy hours mooching through J.D. Potter Ltd. I was good friends with one of the senior men, we shared a pub in Essex ( as patrons) in the mid 70"s.
No doubt you got discounts then!
The £84 odd that I paid was below official price as once I'd chosen the sextant I wanted I walked back to the Bank Line office in Bury Street and they ordered it from Potters as ship stores so getting shipowner's discount and an absence of purchase tax. I didn't see the sextant until I joined the ship!