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Re: BHS

Posted: Thu May 05, 2016 12:58 pm
by The Beans
Megamixer wrote:Should we have a forum sweepstakes for the next retail catastrophe?!?
I've got baggsie on GAME if we do.

Re: BHS

Posted: Thu May 05, 2016 3:53 pm
by Bub&Bob
The Beans wrote:
Megamixer wrote:Should we have a forum sweepstakes for the next retail catastrophe?!?
I've got baggsie on GAME if we do.
Having worked for them 20+ years, and being treated like a c*nt for at least half of those years, please let it be Currys / PC World (Dixons Carphone Group)
:lol:

Re: BHS

Posted: Thu May 05, 2016 4:48 pm
by HEAVYface
The Beans wrote:
HEAVYface wrote:woolworths was always the oddest shop on the high street,
I've always thought the oddest shop on the high street was the various types of Army/Navy Surplus sort of stores. Catering nicely for the man who needs a steady supply of camouflage pants, sleeping bags and swiss army knives.

Oddest shop just off the high street was the trophy shop. Nip in, buy a trophy, get your shoe fixed, get a spare key cut, fit a new battery in your watch and might as well get a Mahjong set too while you're in there, why not?
Now that's one multi-tasking shop. Proof that diversity can't save your business in the face of the online shopping juggernaut.
Mr the beans I stand corrected. i'd forgotten about the army and navy shops - I haven't seen one for years mind.

i'll take super drug in the sweepstake!

Re: BHS

Posted: Thu May 05, 2016 4:50 pm
by HEAVYface
although Millets is in with a shout I reckon.

Re: BHS

Posted: Thu May 05, 2016 6:54 pm
by MadManDan79
Maplins simply sell stuff that can be obtained cheaper at ebay or amazon... I also feel that Matalan could be losing out to other high street chains...

Re: BHS

Posted: Thu May 05, 2016 8:42 pm
by English Invader
HEAVYface wrote:I think super drug or boots will be the next one to go down.
Boots should be alright because they have a market of specialist toiletries and health/bathroom products that the supermarkets can't compete with (especially for women). Throw in the pharmacy, optician and convenience food/refreshments and they look fairly stable.

From a personal point of view, Boots is one of the first places I'll go for a bottle of mineral water because they're reasonably priced and almost always chilled properly.

Re: BHS

Posted: Thu May 05, 2016 9:44 pm
by silvergunner
Matalan will be safe. They are always rammed and they have a half decent website that does very well.

For me I'm shocked Boyes is still going as you walk in there and it feels like a time warp of a bygone era.

Re: BHS

Posted: Fri May 06, 2016 12:47 pm
by Megamixer
In the sweepstakes, I will go for HMV. How they survived is beyond me but with the decline in physical media sales, surely it can't be long before they tank again? Not a good thing really as I am a fan of physical media but I can see it happening.

Having said that, all of the HMV's in the local towns shut down and I'm not going to Birmingham city centre (next nearest store) so it won't actually affect me.

Re: BHS

Posted: Fri May 06, 2016 12:52 pm
by AceGrace
HMV again for me as above.

I went into the Crawley one at the weekend. £47.99 for Just Cause 3!

Re: BHS

Posted: Sun May 08, 2016 6:20 pm
by MadManDan79
AceGrace wrote:HMV again for me as above.

I went into the Crawley one at the weekend. £47.99 for Just Cause 3!
HMV will be fine as my dad keeps buying Elvis and Abba CD's there... :lol:

Re: BHS

Posted: Mon May 09, 2016 2:05 am
by IronMaidenRule
B&Q seem to be on the way out round here, three near me have closed down already and they weren't exactly dead shops. Closing down the nearest ones has forced me to become a Wickes customer now.