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Christmas Shopping on Ecclesall Road - Have *you* done it?  

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  1. 1. Christmas Shopping on Ecclesall Road - Have *you* done it?

    • Yes and now I'm sorted for Christmas!
    • Not yet but its going on my list of things to do right now!
    • No I prefer playing sardines in Meadowhall...
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So to summarise the first three pages so far:

 

approximately 2 people have shopped on Ecclesall Road

another couple have shopped in Broomhill

approximately 4 people won't go there because of the parking scheme

and at least 6 people have done all their Christmas shopping online.

 

From that it appears that the main competition is the web, but either way it doesn't look very encouraging reading if you own a shop on Ecclesall Road.

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A tailored suit, a car, a house, a coffee, a meal, a camera, a television, toys, gifts, games, fresh meat, furniture, cards, fine jewellery, dress jewellery, watches, food, flowers, shoes, bags, curtains, musical instruments, beer, underwear, clothes ....

 

What are you after?

 

All of the above (apart from probably the car and house) you can buy from Meadowhall, and park safely and free for as long as you want.

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I didn't say you couldn't; I was answering the question "what can you buy" - but the camera shop on Ecclesall Road has more choice and better informed staff than Dixons, the suit you get 'tailored' at Burtons won't be as good as the one from the tailors, and the gifts you get from Parchement will either be more expensive or not as interesting as the ones you'll get from the gift shops. The coffee won't be served in as nice an environment, the jewellery won't be as interesting and the flowers won't be as well arranged. You won't have the choice of musical instruments or the expertise of the staff, and your underwear won't be as exciting. The curtains won't be made to measure and fitted by a local company, and your ball gown won't be unique. and your fresh meat will no longer be from a specialist butcher.

 

On the other hand you'll have saved 20p in parking, so you can drive an extra two miles on your car, which might get you somewhere near Meadowhall if you live on the M1.

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This is just a normal road and i find it disgusting after paying road tax as it is that i have to pay to park on a normal road that is why they are greedy it seems like a oh i know lots of people use the area so why not make money out of this and charge them for parking!!! They prob dont charge more because there would be uproar and noone would shop there that often!!

 

But back to original post i think if they made it more accessable to drive/park on the road then more people would shop there and help local business,s

 

Surely you can see that by preventing people (i.e. shopkeepers or commuters) parking on Ecclesall Road all day then the Council is trying to make easier to get a space?

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Surely you can see that by preventing people (i.e. shopkeepers or commuters) parking on Ecclesall Road all day then the Council is trying to make easier to get a space?

 

The council doesn't stop shop keepers parking in the zone. They charge us twice the price they charge residents for our permits instead. Much as I'd like to leave space for more customers there is no viable public transport that would get me to my shop, and nowhere else to park.

 

ETA - public transport should be ok if you live in Sheffield, but I live in Rotherham for my sins :-/

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What beats me is what can you actually buy on Ecclesall Road?

 

Take one look at the plethora of categories on Discover Ecclesall and you'll see there's more variety there than most places in Sheffield.

 

56 Clothing and jewellery shops!

35 Home/Garden related shops

42 places to get your hair cut (no kidding!)

116 in the Food & Drink category alone! (40 of which are bars and restaurants)

26 gift shops/books shops/hobby shops

17 garages

and 5 technology shops (how many plasma TV's do you need... Really...)

 

It's not hard to get to on publc transport, and for all the complaints about the parking fees, at least you can find a spot there. And it's worth it... This place has more shops than meadowhall...

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So to summarise the first three pages so far:

 

approximately 2 people have shopped on Ecclesall Road

another couple have shopped in Broomhill

approximately 4 people won't go there because of the parking scheme

and at least 6 people have done all their Christmas shopping online.

 

From that it appears that the main competition is the web, but either way it doesn't look very encouraging reading if you own a shop on Ecclesall Road.

 

...and yet, the place always seems to be buzzing with folk and the cafe's quite busy at most times :confused:

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Take one look at the plethora of categories on Discover Ecclesall and you'll see there's more variety there than most places in Sheffield.

 

56 Clothing and jewellery shops!

 

56 clothing shops, where ?

I can think of 10 at the most, there can't possibly be 56.

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A tailored suit, a car, a house, a coffee, a meal, a camera, a television, toys, gifts, games, fresh meat, furniture, cards, fine jewellery, dress jewellery, watches, food, flowers, shoes, bags, curtains, musical instruments, beer, underwear, clothes ....

 

What are you after?

 

I am certain that I excluded clothes shops, jewellery shops, T/V audio shops etc in my post, a little reading of the content of posts before challenging them is in order, something that is all too common on this forum. :confused:

 

I presumed that the post titled 'Christmas Shopping - Ecclesall Road' referred to Christmas present buying as well as Christmas provision buying. I am attempting to imagine receiving a cup of coffee, a meal, a joint of meat from Tesco Express or Waitrose (or even the far superior Roneys on Sharrow Vale Road) or a pint of beer gift wrapped on Christmas morning. :huh:

 

You obviously move in far higher circles than I do, I trust that you will be happy with your house and car when you open your Christmas presents. :hihi:

 

Ecclesall Road has long served the more discerning element of the South Sheffield populace's needs, albeit that a lot of the better shops of yester year are sadly no more. The place is filthy compared to how it used to be, overflowing and overturned bins containing the rubbish of copious amounts of students is common place. The credit crunch will most likely put paid to a lot of the 'hobby' shops run by the wives of wealthy Sheffield business men as we start to watch the pennies. :sad:

 

I don't think that the likes of Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury and Morrisons will be quaking in their shoes at the thought of an Ecclesall Road Christmas shopping bonanza. ;)

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I am certain that I excluded clothes shops, jewellery shops, T/V audio shops etc in my post, a little reading of the content of posts before challenging them is in order, something that is all too common on this forum. :confused:

 

You didn’t exclude them- - you said

 

What beats me is what can you actually buy on Ecclesall Road?

 

A Rambo knife, crossbow or replica submachine gun perhaps. Maybe some very expensive kitchen utensils from the shop down the road to go in the very expensive kitchen from the shop up the road.

 

I don't mean to offend anyone who sells normal things such as clothes, jewellery, TV/Audio etc, but Ecclesall Road is not what it was in the 70's, 80's & 90's.

 

So I answered your question. I missed off lovely chocolates though – sorry Cocoa!

 

I presumed that the post titled 'Christmas Shopping - Ecclesall Road' referred to Christmas present buying as well as Christmas provision buying. I am attempting to imagine receiving a cup of coffee, a meal, a joint of meat from Tesco Express or Waitrose (or even the far superior Roneys on Sharrow Vale Road) or a pint of beer gift wrapped on Christmas morning. :huh:

 

Food and drink is part of my Christmas, and I don’t think I’m alone. The joint of lamb I got from Roneys last year was superb, as was the wine from one of the off-licences (can’t remember which one). And for a lot of people shopping is an enjoyable experience, so here’s a thought – they might buy the coffee while they are shopping?

 

I trust that you will be happy with your house and car when you open your Christmas presents. :hihi:

 

Yeah ok - they’re unusual Christmas presents, but you asked ‘what can you buy’ in what I thought was a more general context.

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