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20-08-2017, 19:07   #121
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We went in Bargain Buys today, young lass on the till was near to tears,telling us it was closing.
Not surprised she was in tears, having to cope with this lot:

http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/video-...eues-1-8710483

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20-08-2017, 19:18   #122
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Not surprised she was in tears, having to cope with this lot:

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Looks like the queue for a United Colours Of Benetton advert, Sheffield style.
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20-08-2017, 20:08   #123
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Not surprised she was in tears, having to cope with this lot:

http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/video-...eues-1-8710483

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The poor girl must be suicidal now, I went on Friday morning and the behaviour of the East Europeans and the ladies who were covered up was appalling. Scooping arms full of goods into large trollies grabbing everything they could, according to staff some walked out without paying.Their ruthless selfishness and greed had to be seem to be believed. The problems mentioned in the Star article was caused by the immigrants. Before the sanctimonious do-gooders start slinging racism. It's true, I was there and saw it myself. My daughter in law went at 1000 and after queueing left at 1130 so I don't believe the 4 hour wait.
Yes it was busy but the majority waited patiently, they could see the staff were doing their best. All the staff deserved a medal as big as a frying pan for what they had to put with. Best of luck to them all.
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20-08-2017, 20:16   #124
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The poor girl must be suicidal now, I went on Friday morning and the behaviour of the East Europeans and the ladies who were covered up was appalling. Scooping arms full of goods into large trollies grabbing everything they could, according to staff some walked out without paying.Their ruthless selfishness and greed had to be seem to be believed. The problems mentioned in the Star article was caused by the immigrants. Before the sanctimonious do-gooders start slinging racism. It's true, I was there and saw it myself. My daughter in law went at 1000 and after queueing left at 1130 so I don't believe the 4 hour wait.
Yes it was busy but the majority waited patiently, they could see the staff were doing their best. All the staff deserved a medal as big as a frying pan for what they had to put with. Best of luck to them all.
Meadowhall Retail Park has deteriorated in recent years, almost as badly as the city centre did from the 1990s to the present day (e.g. House of Fraser became T J Hughes became Poundland).

The Retail Park had some classy (er, I mean expensive . . .) shops several years ago. Now it's graced by at least three bargain basement stores and several empty shops.

You can't blame the immigrants for the fact that Sheffield has no nice shops, can you?

Sheffielders of all nationalities want cheap, bargain basement shops, and that's what we have.

Like it or not, we get the shops we deserve.
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20-08-2017, 21:44   #125
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20-08-2017, 21:51   #126
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I don't blame immigrants for Sheffield not having nice shops. I do blame them for their appalling behaviour and refusing to conform with our ways in the shops we have. I blame the council and government for letting them in and allowing them to do as they like without repercussions because of fears of racism and they know it. They should be adapting to our culture and heritage we should not be bending to theirs.
Firstly, us british natives can behave just as badly during a discount frenzy or sale time. Have you seen the dozens of youtube clips of behaviour during Black Friday or the stempede that occurs everytime there is a new Primark sod all to do with immigrants.

As for conforming to a culture and heritage, shall we hold a mirror up to brits abroad. You know the ones who go to those funny foreign supermarkets or restaurants demanding that the waiter they only seems to be able to call Pedro speaks EN-GER-LISH. You know, the ones who point and laugh at the funny named things on the menu demanding their fried breakfasts and cans of Skol for breakfast.

Think we need to have a good look at ourselves before we start setting demands for others.
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20-08-2017, 21:53   #127
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like it or not, we get the shops we deserve.
How do we get them and in what way does one 'deserve' a specific shop at all?
More to the point, by what mechanism would we get shops that we do deserve and don't yet have?
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20-08-2017, 23:19   #128
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Old fashioned expensive upper class shops are decreasing. Bargain stores are increasing. We bought three bday cards for £9 at Waitrose this weekend we could have gotten for £2 on moor. The price difference doesn't show in quality when looking at the cards. And we are more stupid than not upper class for being too lazy to go to the moor.
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It has been over ten months and that location where the Aldi used to be is still boarded up now.
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It has been over ten months and that location where the Aldi used to be is still boarded up now.
Oak furniture land are supposed to be opening there.
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15-06-2018, 17:38   #131
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Oak furniture land are supposed to be opening there.
Thought that was going where the old discount uk shop was
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Thought that was going where the old discount uk shop was
That right price I think it was called that was owned by pound world has been split in to two and one was supposed to be a mattress shop but they pulled out as carpet right was supposed to be closing in September. The mattress shop might reconsider now it might be staying open.
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Oak furniture land are supposed to be opening there.
Still nothing there, looks like ghost town on that corner.

I thought that corner was a valuable location now according to their greedy owners?
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Still nothing there, looks like ghost town on that corner.

I thought that corner was a valuable location now according to their greedy owners?
My other half has left where he worked so he no longer gets to speak to the landlords. Itís strange as where Ikea has opened in other places the retail units fill quite quick. Donít know why sheffield is so different. Last chat he had they still did not have the keys back for Beta Living unit. Itís been shut for ages. The plan was to make the units in to smaller ones to make them more appealing. As I say he has another job. In my opinion the owners were just say what the retailers want to her! They canít be that desperate to fill the units or they would pull out all the stops to get them filled. They would sort the road out and make it easier to get in and out. Mind you they must be on a good thing letting Ikea staff park in the car park lol. Makes you think there is a longer picture in play. Develop the land in to something else?
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My other half has left where he worked so he no longer gets to speak to the landlords. Itís strange as where Ikea has opened in other places the retail units fill quite quick. Donít know why sheffield is so different. Last chat he had they still did not have the keys back for Beta Living unit. Itís been shut for ages. The plan was to make the units in to smaller ones to make them more appealing. As I say he has another job. In my opinion the owners were just say what the retailers want to her! They canít be that desperate to fill the units or they would pull out all the stops to get them filled. They would sort the road out and make it easier to get in and out. Mind you they must be on a good thing letting Ikea staff park in the car park lol. Makes you think there is a longer picture in play. Develop the land in to something else?
Its not strange at all. Meadowhall is more visible from inside ikea than that poor retailpark.
That Aldi was very successfull and usefull considering its location near cineworld and meadowhall it atracted more people to reatail park than ikea ever has.
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My other half has left where he worked so he no longer gets to speak to the landlords. Itís strange as where Ikea has opened in other places the retail units fill quite quick. Donít know why sheffield is so different. Last chat he had they still did not have the keys back for Beta Living unit. Itís been shut for ages. The plan was to make the units in to smaller ones to make them more appealing. As I say he has another job. In my opinion the owners were just say what the retailers want to her! They canít be that desperate to fill the units or they would pull out all the stops to get them filled. They would sort the road out and make it easier to get in and out. Mind you they must be on a good thing letting Ikea staff park in the car park lol. Makes you think there is a longer picture in play. Develop the land in to something else?
Not so - at least on the fringes of Sheffield - there's one in drakehouses, one in killamarsh and they're putting one up in eckington.
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Its not strange at all. Meadowhall is more visible from inside ikea than that poor retailpark.
That Aldi was very successfull and usefull considering its location near cineworld and meadowhall it atracted more people to reatail park than ikea ever has.
Trouble is it was that successful it needed to be bigger, Thatís the word from the staff that worked in it. Wonder if the one at Drakehouse that replaced it is doing as much business?
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18-10-2018, 15:46   #138
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on the subject of aldi why is it that a lot of comparison sites when searched for supermarkets don't include a the correct prices

or of more relevance why don't a lot of them always include in their list of supermarkets
aldi liddle netto farm foods or iceland ?
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on the subject of aldi why is it that a lot of comparison sites when searched for supermarkets don't include a the correct prices

or of more relevance why don't a lot of them always include in their list of supermarkets
aldi liddle netto farm foods or iceland ?
ooh, lemme see. . .

1) because you canít get the same range of foods at Aldi that you can at Asda ?

2) Because the Big Four supermarkets are competing with each other, not the cheap & cheerless discount retailers ?

3) Because if youíre that poor / tight, then the Big Four donít want you shopping there?

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