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#174212
In The Know

Another High Street casualty coming? 9 Months, 1 Week ago  
John Lewis / Waitrose profits slums 77%

news.sky.com/story/john-lewis-and-waitro...ofit-plunge-11280757

I expect hedda shops here(*) ... after all with the staff all being "partners" and a pay share scheme what better Commie organisation could you have?

(*) IF he were allowed out with cash, that is
 
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#174220
andrew

Re:Another High Street casualty coming? 9 Months, 1 Week ago  
Never ever shopped in John Lewis and Waitrose is an expensive supermarket for crap food...their rib eye steaks are tasteless.
 
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#174221
Re:Another High Street casualty coming? 9 Months, 1 Week ago  
In The Know wrote:
John Lewis / Waitrose profits slums 77%

news.sky.com/story/john-lewis-and-waitro...ofit-plunge-11280757

I expect hedda shops here(*) ... after all with the staff all being "partners" and a pay share scheme what better Commie organisation could you have?

(*) IF he were allowed out with cash, that is


I am not surprised. They sell very little that you couldn't get elsewhere, and the cafes are terrible.
 
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#174223
In The Know

Re:Another High Street casualty coming? 9 Months, 1 Week ago  
Even the cheaper end of the market - New Look - announced closures yesterday.

The internet has won !
 
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#174230
Re:Another High Street casualty coming? 9 Months, 1 Week ago  
In The Know wrote:
Even the cheaper end of the market - New Look - announced closures yesterday.

The internet has won !


Not for "fussy" people like me. I want to see colours in the light, pull fabrics, and measure them myself before buying.
 
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#174231
In The Know

Re:Another High Street casualty coming? 9 Months, 1 Week ago  
You soon won't be able too !
 
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#174243
andrew

Re:Another High Street casualty coming? 9 Months, 1 Week ago  
In The Know wrote:
Even the cheaper end of the market - New Look - announced closures yesterday.

The internet has won !


Sadly it's true.

Soon there will be more and more couriers and lost packages (Hermes) I like prefer the high street rather than online shopping, it's no longer for the masses.

I don't get why people want to buy clothes online different shops have different sizes/cuts. My ex bought a skater dress online and ended up taking it back and buying a different one in the same shop.
 
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#174250
Re:Another High Street casualty coming? 9 Months, 1 Week ago  
andrew wrote:
In The Know wrote:
Even the cheaper end of the market - New Look - announced closures yesterday.

The internet has won !


Sadly it's true.

Soon there will be more and more couriers and lost packages (Hermes) I like prefer the high street rather than online shopping, it's no longer for the masses.

I don't get why people want to buy clothes online different shops have different sizes/cuts. My ex bought a skater dress online and ended up taking it back and buying a different one in the same shop.


I dont really see how shopping online is any quicker, when you count in the time waiting for the parcels, or standing in the queue at Argos if you have it delivered there, or repackaging it if it doesn't fit and then standing in another queue at the post office.
 
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#174255
andrew

Re:Another High Street casualty coming? 9 Months, 1 Week ago  
Some people would rather wait just to save to save the odd few pounds.

EBay is also a threat to high street especially to HMV. I don't mind buying second hand albums especially that new albums are expensive.

New Look are demanding cheaper rent and rates just to stay afloat.

The Peacocks stores that are open are dead the men section is dire.
 
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#174259
Jo

Re:Another High Street casualty coming? 9 Months, 1 Week ago  
I think it's swings and roundabouts. Sometimes it's more convenient to shop physically, sometimes to shop online, e.g. if there's no store near you. I like John Lewis for the range of brands and quality. Its own brand is better quality and value for money than M&S in my view. Hope it doesn't go down the tubes.
 
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#174264
andrew

Re:Another High Street casualty coming? 9 Months, 1 Week ago  
Lots of M&S branches are shutting and John Lewis normally they seems to be miles away from town and city centre's.
 
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#174292
Re:Another High Street casualty coming? 9 Months, 1 Week ago  
I was a victim of online shopping today.I bought the exact same swimming shorts I always wear,only by post because the shop has gone.

Except they weren't the same. The quality has gone downhill and they were much thinner and expanded in the water forcing me to keep tugging them down for the sake of decency.
It was impossible to tell in the tiny photo online.

I am now traumatised. Life ruined. Demanding compo.
 
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#174317
In The Know

Re:Another High Street casualty coming? 9 Months, 1 Week ago  
You summed it up perfectly, honey! -

honey!oh sugar sugar. wrote:
because the shop has gone.
 
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#174318
robbiex

Re:Another High Street casualty coming? 9 Months, 1 Week ago  
A large part of the problem has been increased business rates introduced by the government. £10k a year to run a chip shop in some parts of the country, no wonder businesses are finding it difficult to turn a profit.

I much prefer buying things from shops rather than online, you can have the product immediately, and see and feel the quality, as well as going out and mingling with society. Many people live alone and going into town is the only time they get to see and meet people, closing down high street stores will increasingly lead to social isolation and depression.
 
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#174325
PB

Re:Another High Street casualty coming? 9 Months, 1 Week ago  
All true, of course, but are people willing to PAY for the priveledge?

The answer is a clear NO
 
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#174334
Re:Another High Street casualty coming? 9 Months, 1 Week ago  
PB wrote:
All true, of course, but are people willing to PAY for the priveledge?

The answer is a clear NO


Sometimes you have to make decisions for stupid people.
 
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#174337
In The Know

Re:Another High Street casualty coming? 9 Months, 1 Week ago  
honey!oh sugar sugar. wrote:
Sometimes you have to make decisions for stupid people.

Memo for the future -

NO more elections !
NO more referendums !
 
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#174340
Spee

Re:Who, amongst us, is stupid... 9 Months, 1 Week ago  
honey!oh sugar sugar. wrote:
PB wrote:
All true, of course, but are people willing to PAY for the priveledge?

The answer is a clear NO


Sometimes you have to make decisions for stupid people.



Stupid! Who is the arbitrator - most have done stupid things...


 
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#174343
Spee

Re:Who, amongst us, is stupid... 9 Months, 1 Week ago  
including ITK

getting up is his first error

until he looks for links to post


 
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#174350
In The Know

Re:Another High Street casualty coming? 9 Months, 1 Week ago  
robbiex wrote:
A large part of the problem has been increased business rates introduced by the government. £10k a year to run a chip shop in some parts of the country, no wonder businesses are finding it difficult to turn a profit

Let's cut the rates then ... and what spending will you CUT now that you have lost all that income?
 
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