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2018/03/29 08:00:40 (permalink)

High street shops closing

I'm sure this is no surprise for you to learn my concern over high street retailers closing down. Bargain Booze tho? It's a British institution! #SaveBarginBoooze


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-43580679


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Re: High street shops closing 2018/03/29 08:08:34 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby 0-AID 2018/03/29 10:47:03
One day it'll just be Starbucks/Costa, Ladbrooks/William Hill, Mcdonalds/KFC, Sainsbury's/Co-op/Tesco and H&M/Primark, every road just cut and paste
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Re: High street shops closing 2018/03/29 08:17:05 (permalink)
If you drive around the big suburbs, this is it. You don't need to visit town or the city. Everything you 'need' is on the high street or retail parks.

New Look closing, Select, Toys r us, Maplin, Carpet Right, even read Foot Locker are closing stores. Although that may be limited to on the other side of the Atlantic.


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Re: High street shops closing 2018/03/29 08:23:36 (permalink)
JUDGEDREDD
One day it'll just be Starbucks/Costa, Ladbrooks/William Hill, Mcdonalds/KFC, Sainsbury's/Co-op/Tesco and H&M/Primark, every road just cut and paste




This saddens me. Every other shop in London feels like it is a Pret/Eat/Itsu/Wasabi and it is a load of shit.
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Re: High street shops closing 2018/03/29 08:29:36 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby wiseacre 2018/03/29 09:00:23
But no one can resist the allure of Amazon’s low low prices. People are mournful about it but not enough to actually support the cause (me included).
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Re: High street shops closing 2018/03/29 08:33:12 (permalink)
It's sad when an independent shop closes. But forgive me for not shedding a tear for losing Bargain Booze.
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Re: High street shops closing 2018/03/29 08:44:02 (permalink)
OEM

New Look closing, Select, Toys r us, Maplin, Carpet Right.


How will you cope Jag??

Remember the good old days of going to Zavvi on a Saturday?
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Re: High street shops closing 2018/03/29 08:46:14 (permalink)
I quite liked MVC 
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Re: High street shops closing 2018/03/29 08:52:45 (permalink)
Out of town retail parks killed the high street and now online is killing them too.
 
Maplins was always expensive a bit like Tandy in the end - you would only go there if an emergency
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Re: High street shops closing 2018/03/29 08:53:15 (permalink)
SmokedEggs

How will you cope Jag??

Remember the good old days of going to Zavvi on a Saturday?


It will all be a distant memory looked back on with fondness.

I will console myself for the time being with a bargain 4 pack of Heineken from Bargain Booze. No, wait.


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Re: High street shops closing 2018/03/29 08:56:51 (permalink)
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Out of town retail parks killed the high street and now online is killing them too.
 


Yeah for sure, that and transport problems.

In NL the high street is thriving due to 1) almost no out of town malls and 2) high population density close to high street shopping
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Re: High street shops closing 2018/03/29 09:04:51 (permalink)
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JUDGEDREDD
One day it'll just be Starbucks/Costa, Ladbrooks/William Hill, Mcdonalds/KFC, Sainsbury's/Co-op/Tesco and H&M/Primark, every road just cut and paste




This saddens me. Every other shop in London feels like it is a Pret/Eat/Itsu/Wasabi and it is a load of shit.




Leave Wasabi out of this fam.
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Re: High street shops closing 2018/03/29 09:10:51 (permalink)
Never heard of Bargain Booze...
 
How the fuck at WH Smith still going?  They must be living off charging £2.50 for a bottle of water in all the UK Airports.
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Re: High street shops closing 2018/03/29 09:13:46 (permalink)
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Never heard of Bargain Booze...
 
How the fuck at WH Smith still going?  They must be living off charging £2.50 for a bottle of water in all the UK Airports.


WH Smith are pure scum. The most rip off shop going and then they have the cheek to try and upsell you a chocolate orange at the till.

Rob on sight.
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Re: High street shops closing 2018/03/29 09:44:39 (permalink)
All these places are all out of date. Times have changed.

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Re: High street shops closing 2018/03/29 10:12:31 (permalink)
hipstery scotch egg boutiques or whatever are thriving on the high st of anywhere affluent, whilst anywhere slightly shit is just charity shops, bookies and boarded up windows. I've been to some grim places with work recently and online shopping has rendered whole town centres ghost towns, sucking jobs and millions out of the local economy where it's needed most. 
 
wh smith in airports and stations are a separate business to your high st version, fact fans. i've been a goldmine of scintillating knowledge recently.

no
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Re: High street shops closing 2018/03/29 10:35:20 (permalink)
I'd rather be on the dole than upselling in WH Smiths
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Re: High street shops closing 2018/03/29 10:41:51 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby 0-AID 2018/10/26 11:46:58
How co-ops are springing up all over the country I'll never know. The food is complete garbage and everything is ridiculously overpriced.
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Re: High street shops closing 2018/03/29 10:45:32 (permalink)
willfunk
How co-ops are springing up all over the country I'll never know. The food is complete garbage and everything is ridiculously overpriced.



 
Their ready meals might not be anything special but they seem to have higher standards regarding pesticide use etc. 
 
I've also found Co-Op fruit to be consistently good


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Re: High street shops closing 2018/03/29 11:33:32 (permalink)
I'd like to see more vape shops
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Re: High street shops closing 2018/03/29 11:45:32 (permalink)
Syzlack_23
I'd like to see more vape shops


Definitely. We only have 10 in Reading, preposterous. 

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Re: High street shops closing 2018/03/29 16:16:53 (permalink)
metzie
But no one can resist the allure of Amazon’s low low prices. People are mournful about it but not enough to actually support the cause (me included).


Amazon are pure and utter cunts. I do use them when necessary but I also use things like pricerunner to see if the product is available at the same price from a different retailer.

Last purchase were headphones that were delivered next day which Amazon expected delivery was 3 - 5.


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Re: High street shops closing 2018/03/29 16:34:51 (permalink)
i never use amazon!!!!!
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Re: High street shops closing 2018/03/29 17:36:03 (permalink)
Yeah, Bargain Booze have been anything but bargainous for about the last ten years, at least in my home town. They were actually cheap bitd from what I remember but haven't been anything but an overpriced corner shop selling shit bread and warm beer at high prices for ages now.

Shame to see any business go, but they're not one I'm that upset over tbh.
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Re: High street shops closing 2018/03/29 17:36:44 (permalink)
wiseacre
hipstery scotch egg boutiques


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Re: High street shops closing 2018/03/29 17:39:21 (permalink)
SmokedEggs
geordie007
Out of town retail parks killed the high street and now online is killing them too.
 


Yeah for sure, that and transport problems.

In NL the high street is thriving due to 1) almost no out of town malls and 2) high population density close to high street shopping


Yeah man, it's really nice that there are still a lot of independent shops too. Clothes, hardware stores, book shops - makes a huge difference to how a shopping street feels when there are still some independent places around...
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Re: High street shops closing 2018/03/29 17:55:34 (permalink)
2ndPhase
Never heard of Bargain Booze...
 
How the fuck at WH Smith still going?  They must be living off charging £2.50 for a bottle of water in all the UK Airports.


I am sure I read years ago the key to WH Smiths is that they carry no debt - that may have changed by now but if not it would make sense
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Re: High street shops closing 2018/03/29 18:00:10 (permalink)
JUDGEDREDD
One day it'll just be Starbucks/Costa, Ladbrooks/William Hill, Mcdonalds/KFC, Sainsbury's/Co-op/Tesco and H&M/Primark, every road just cut and paste


It's like that over here. Independent shops are borderline none existent. Annoys me that I can't even get some lady that owns a small hatch on the street to make me a sandwich
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Re: High street shops closing 2018/03/29 18:05:59 (permalink)
A Waterstones opened up next to work the other day. The fuss people were making was pathetic. 
 
Kindle master race.
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Re: High street shops closing 2018/03/29 18:09:18 (permalink)
Not arsed mate, Oddbins.
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