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Did You Go to the Sales Today?

 
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iwarburton



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2007 5:36 pm    Post subject: Did You Go to the Sales Today? Reply with quote

To paraphrase Theo on Dragons' Den, I would rather have passed a kidney stone than gone to the Boxing Day sales.

It's been our only day of the Christmas/New Year break without visitors so we had a long walk in our glorious Tyne Valley and fitted in a visit to a riverside pub at lunchtime.

Would anyone own up to having a retail experience today?

Ian.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2007 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did both. An hour of the sales in the morning to buy some essentials and then a long walk in the afternoon. The sales were bedlam, but if you get in, buy what you want and dont hang around you can survive.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2007 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crikey no, I can do without a lot of people pushing and shoving at the best of times but at this time of year it's much worse.
I might do a bit of bargain hunting on the internet though. Laughing Embarassed
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2007 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great everyone panics before Christmas, and then rushs to the shops after. I think they should all shut down for two days like some of the Railways do?

Give us a break. It's bad enough watching all the sofa adverts on the TV ( Stuart Maconie ) Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2007 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark,

you seem to want to ban eveything all of a sudden!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2007 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did go into town this afternoon but I didn't stay. I'd spotted a DVD box set of the complete One Foot In The Grave reduced to 38 in HMV at the start of the week and as I had received a HMV gift voucher for 20 I decided to buy it. So it was straight in, walk from the car to HMV buy the DVDs and straight back to the car.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2007 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I went to the Chelsea versus Aston villa match at lunchtime today.

En route I popped into a couple of music shops in Chelsea to check out the sales bargains.

Both shops I went into were empty.

I also walked the whole length of the Kings Road after the match from Stamford Bridge to Sloane Square tube-the shops were close to empty.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2007 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone found any good online bargins yet?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2007 9:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Did You Go to the Sales Today? Reply with quote

iwarburton wrote:
To paraphrase Theo on Dragons' Den, I would rather have passed a kidney stone than gone to the Boxing Day sales.


Passed a kidney stone once - don't ever care to repeat the experience.... Sad

gfloyd wrote:
Anyone found any good online bargins yet?


Well, Amazon have dropped the price of the Canon 40D digital SLR body by 40 so I think I'll be ordering one before the end of the month (Canon are giving 50 cash back on top of this).

Some of the outdoor shops have some good reductions on hiking and trekking gear, even on the likes of top brand names such as Merrell and Berghaus, so no doubt I'll be splashing out on approach shoes and jackets shortly too.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2007 9:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Did You Go to the Sales Today? Reply with quote

iwarburton wrote:
Would anyone own up to having a retail experience today?

Ian.


I went and bought a newspaper this morning!! Shocked Razz
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tarahrah bomdiay



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2007 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok then, I'll admit that I went to the co-op and bought some cocktail sticks this morning, last of the big spenders I am. Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2007 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, from the comfort of my sofa I bought a fridge freezer and a food processor in the sales. The virtual sales that is, online. Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2007 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gfloyd wrote:
Mark,

you seem to want to ban eveything all of a sudden!


Not ban it, but give everyone a rest. The shops are open the rest of the year and Sales happen nearly all year round.
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tarahrah bomdiay



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2007 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sales never seem to stop in certain furniture shops Rolling Eyes
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mark occomore



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2007 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tarahrah bomdiay wrote:
Sales never seem to stop in certain furniture shops Rolling Eyes



I saw one Sofa similar to the one which you can buy at Argos advertised on TV.. Why oh why are furniture stores so fashionable these days, they need Sales all year round?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2007 4:07 pm    Post subject: Did You Go To The Sales Today? Reply with quote

I went to collect my benefit on the 27th, and then today I went into Curry's for a digital TV which I'm in the process of fixing up.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2007 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
Why oh why are furniture stores so fashionable these days, they need Sales all year round?


As DFS say they only run 3 sales each year.

The 1st runs from Jan-March, the 2nd from April- August and the 3rd from Sept - December. Laughing

Seriously I think you will find that the home furniture business is cut-throat competitive and that is why they need to do so much promotion & marketing.
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