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Wolfnipplechips 02-05-2018 06:57 PM

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Originally Posted by macstar (Post 14239201)
are you sure that is STILL the case.

I think the sandwiches they put up in the morning are from the night before. ALways dry... and of course as i said the "subtle" change in wording on the packets.

100%

west country boy 02-05-2018 06:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Adlerhorst (Post 14239191)
Does Chiswick lawyer for Bridgepoint then, or just partake in a lot of Pret?

Er, dunno, but he and wolfie like to ride the Bantz Bus together so this may be more grist to his mill (whatever the f~ck grist may be).

west country boy 02-05-2018 07:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Wolfnipplechips (Post 14239205)
100%

Wolfnipplechips, yesterday:

https://amp.businessinsider.com/imag...91-750-562.jpg

Wolfnipplechips 02-05-2018 07:05 PM

Not any more.:p

weltklasse 02-05-2018 07:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Sodermalm (Post 14238966)
I like their underwear!

the frilly stuff?

El Aguila 02-05-2018 07:12 PM

I don’t buy the kind of food they sell at M&S. I can see it’s on the way out though - pretty senior crowd you see shopping for clothes in there.
Shopping centre type places generally seem to be on the way out and specialist stores seem to be doing rather better.

Nth Kent Eagle 02-05-2018 07:15 PM

That Bunnings takeover of Homebase must of been one of the most prickishly handled purchases ever. Pure mass sackings of senior staff. Who were the pricks who advised them?

macstar 02-05-2018 07:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Wolfnipplechips (Post 14239205)
100%

ok.....cheers, at least that clears it up.:p

west country boy 02-05-2018 07:33 PM

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Originally Posted by El Aguila (Post 14239227)
Shopping centre type places generally seem to be on the way out and specialist stores seem to be doing rather better.

Has your under-butler never told you how busy Westfield is?

El Aguila 02-05-2018 07:42 PM

I’m sorry, I’ve never heard of this place. Isn’t it a pop group?

El Aguila 02-05-2018 07:45 PM

They opened up loads of shopping centres in the big Portuguese cities and kind of cleared the high streets. Filled them up with franchises. It was a strange experience, closing shoppers away from fresh air, and it has clearly failed now. And they’re getting taken over by squatters.

dave_who_ru 02-05-2018 07:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Sodermalm (Post 14238966)
I like their underwear!

Boxer shorts for me as well.

Blind_Eagle 02-05-2018 07:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Skintagain (Post 14239159)
Just got a new sea fishing jacket off ebay, so bloody cheap. Does come from a tackle shop though, somewhere in Wales.

That will be another independent tackle shop thatís trying to liquidate itís stock before it shuts down.

When all youíre left with is Angling Direct and, maybe, Fishing Republic if they survive, and youíve no access to fresh bait, hands on testing of your purchase, try before you buy, free casting tuition including Wallis casting, Spey casting, beach casting, single or double handed fly casting, local info, etc. it might not seem such a bargain.

Not aimed at you Skint, but a rant at the way the industry has gone.

Nth Kent Eagle 02-05-2018 08:22 PM

It's really surprising just how many small independent and specialist shops there are selling almost as much online as from customers coming through the doors.

mrB 02-05-2018 08:24 PM

Not high street retailer but Gibson guitars are going bankrupt - which is an awful shame

Am Phibian 02-05-2018 08:28 PM

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Originally Posted by mrB (Post 14239336)
Not high street retailer but Gibson guitars are going bankrupt - which is an awful shame

Not as bad as it looks. The guitar arm is still going strong and will continue but the rest of the business will not.

mrB 02-05-2018 08:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Am Phibian (Post 14239342)
Not as bad as it looks. The guitar arm is still going strong and will continue but the rest of the business will not.

Ah that's a relief - didnt know they did much else tbh

A real classic old company

DANGERMOUSE 03-05-2018 06:43 AM

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Originally Posted by macstar (Post 14239171)
gotta remember now that high street shopping is generally a stressful experience.....

the traffic to the centre, finding a parking space, paying for a parking space when it should be free...not £4.90 for 1 hour and 2 mins.

Screaming broken britain kids and rude broken britain adults. Too much choice, useless staff, expensive places to eat except maccy ds......

the list goes on.

I suggest you try somewhere other than Croydon.

Worksop Palace 03-05-2018 06:59 AM

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Originally Posted by macstar (Post 14239201)
are you sure that is STILL the case.

I think the sandwiches they put up in the morning are from the night before. ALways dry... and of course as i said the "subtle" change in wording on the packets.

Pret sarnies and soups are fantastic

elgin eagle 03-05-2018 07:11 AM

High Streets are no pleasure to walk down anymore are they. You have to make a zig zag route to avoid people in blue jackets who spread out to accost you as you try to get to your intended destination, with homeless everywhere, and boarded up shops. Seems the only things that are doing well are poundshops or vaping places. I guess people like to try on clothes and have to go to the bank sometimes.


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