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Golf Boy 18-12-2008 01:40 PM

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Originally Posted by kolinkins
Morally

fags seem to cost the same whereever you go -- there must be some kind of fixing going on there.

palacelad1970 18-12-2008 01:45 PM

Gotta be w h smiths

old git 18-12-2008 02:04 PM

Not really high street but DHS must be a contender.
Maybe they should have a sale?

Sussex Eagle 18-12-2008 02:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Golf Boy
fags seem to cost the same whereever you go -- there must be some kind of fixing going on there.

I would assume you're not legally allowed to reduce tobacco products, so everyone sells at RRP or a bit above - my local corner shop is a few pence cheaper for all the baccy than the supermarkets, but those are still RRPs.

jookbeard 18-12-2008 02:14 PM

The Coop , terrible places

palacelad1970 18-12-2008 02:22 PM

Did smiths use to sell tobacco ?

GreatGonzo 18-12-2008 02:50 PM

Price fixing - try to buy an iPod for a different price - apparently Apple say they will not supply anyone they find selling the products cheaper than the RRP.

Sussex Eagle 18-12-2008 02:53 PM

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Originally Posted by jookbeard
The Coop , terrible places

Yer. I pray for a euro-discounter to take over our one.

Palace Kebab 19-12-2008 12:12 PM

As others have said Jessops are in trouble, DSG are a mess but unlikely to go under due to their successful international operations.

Boots are privately owned, cash rich and making a killing from drugs so are in no danger at all.

Not sure on the latest on the Baugur crisis. The Icelandic parent company has significant shares in a swathe of UK high street brands including Iceland, House of Fraser, Hamleys, Goldsmiths, Oasis, Karen Millen, Principles, Warehouse etc. The crash of the Icelandic banks has left them in all sorts of trouble. The likes of Philip Green are looking to pick off the most attractive brands in the portfolio. The future of the weaker performing chains is at best uncertain.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2...r-philip-green

kolinkins 19-12-2008 12:13 PM

I do hope Burger King is not in danger. Ever.

orp pisshead1 19-12-2008 12:15 PM

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Originally Posted by kolinkins
I do hope Burger King is not in danger. Ever.

I thought you wanted to lose weight:D , agree though ten times better than mac d.

richdeniro 19-12-2008 12:17 PM

I heard Debenhams are in trouble?

kolinkins 19-12-2008 12:20 PM

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Originally Posted by orp pisshead1
I thought you wanted to lose weight:D , agree though ten times better than mac d.

I am getting there slowy. Without noticing, I am back down from a 38" being c"comfortable" to "loose". Time for a double whopper with cheese at lunch I feel. No point stopping enjoying life for the sake of a few lbs....

Palace Kebab 19-12-2008 12:26 PM

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Originally Posted by richdeniro
I heard Debenhams are in trouble?

Another one impacted by the Baugur crisis. They have a 13% share in Debenhams which they need to unwind. the share price is alread down 60% YoY

FrankieBoy 19-12-2008 12:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Palace Kebab
Another one impacted by the Baugur crisis. They have a 13% share in Debenhams which they need to unwind. the share price is alread down 60% YoY

And that will be the last of Bromley's decent stores closed to be replaced by Chav centres. Army and Navy and Allders gone, replaced by TK Maxx and Primark. What price Debenhams would be replaced by Matalan ?

Chillo 19-12-2008 12:40 PM

How about Next?

Dave, who runs the discount business in Epsom market is always getting Next gear he has to shift.

Vendy 19-12-2008 12:50 PM

[QUOTE=Palace Kebab]Boots are privately owned, cash rich and making a killing from drugs so are in no danger at all.[QUOTE]

Not sure if they are but they have 9 billion worth of debt that has been attempted to be moved @ 90% of its face value

"Regulators have expressed concern over the scale of leverage in many recent deals, fearing that they will leave companies highly vulnerable once the credit cycle turns."

It depends on the retailers debt, and when its due for renewal and with whom. It could get messy for quite a few who have heavy borrowing with fragile lenders. The retailer that has a solid asset base but heavy borrowing and the debt called in where are they goinfg to go to get funds.

DSG are making some nice moves not sure its enough though.

Scoot 19-12-2008 12:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Chillo
How about Next?

It can never get closer than the last time for them

dreamer27 19-12-2008 05:05 PM

Gotta be one of the travel agents, is there anybody that stil uses them these days? If i can book flights, hotels and even a wedding from the comfort of my laptop then they can't be any reason to give some blonde bint commission for booking your trip abroad.

There's plenty of other shops i'd love to see the back of:

BHS: seller of 100% genuine tat, most of it nylon. If it wasn't for their cafe's and the block of 500,000 oap's purchasing toasted tea cakes in there everyday they'd have bitten the dust long ago.

Zavvi: Went in one of these yesterday and the staff looked even more bored than usual and weren't exactly rushed off their feet. Had posters up for discounts on box sets that read something like was 39.99 Now 39.76. Disgracefull and they deserve to croak it.

Thorntons, once upon a time they sold beautifull fudge and toffee that you'd see being broken in front of you. Now it's just mass produced over-priced sh*te with icing on it.

Past Times: What the f*ck are they all about?

Lush: Smells like your old grannies pants and probably just as bad for you.

Jim Cannon 19-12-2008 11:55 PM

Allders


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