40 Stores to close....

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Re: 40 Stores to close....

Post by Boro Boy » Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:07 am

blythburgh wrote:Buisness rates and high rents are a big factor in some shops going
The high street is changing an although Business Rates and Rental Charges may be a big influence on this change I believe the overwhelming factor and an ever increasing factor is the internet! Possibly the end of personal service for the masses particularly now that websites are being built where there is no possibility of contacting anybody, even to complain. One size fits all approach doesn't work but tell these box tickers that! :cry:
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Re: 40 Stores to close....

Post by Boro Boy » Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:13 am

...I should have added: one to watch Mothercare - share price down 91% against 3 year high...
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Re: 40 Stores to close....

Post by planteria » Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:58 am

one to watch rebound, or one to watch disappear?

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Re: 40 Stores to close....

Post by kevinchess1 » Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:57 am

I would have thought Rebound
Surely people will always need baby stuff
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Re: 40 Stores to close....

Post by Sarah » Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:57 am

I posted about Mothercare a couple of pages back. It faces being unable to make loan repayments and is looking to close approximately half of its stores. Parents are buying the products that Mothercare sell online instead, just as they are in so many other areas of retail.

Personally for me another significant deterrent for visiting the high street is parking charges. In the town where I live the council even started charging for all of its town centre car parks on Sundays, despite really low usage for the last ones that had remained free.
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Re: 40 Stores to close....

Post by planteria » Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:57 am

with our close covered in thick snow i have bought my fish food on ebay.co.uk this morning, and bought a couple of iPhone leads on amazon.co.uk this week... so i don't need to go into any town. i still need to venture into the city centre to pick up my new glasses :mrgreen:, but it's still my own little 'sign of the times' :think:.

as it happens i bought more AMZN on friday.
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Re: 40 Stores to close....

Post by blythburgh » Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:35 am

You cannot get cashback for Amazon here but you can get it for your favourite local or national charity at EasyFundraising.

If you use my ref link The County Cat Shelter gets some money (a very small local cat rescue, rehoming or forever foster care)

https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/invite/2ZBMT1/

You can choose which charity you want to support of course
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Re: 40 Stores to close....

Post by Dream on » Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:38 am

Amazon CB is also available at Kidstart for saving into a childs saving account.
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Re: 40 Stores to close....

Post by Sarah » Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:53 am

What rates do those pay? The easiest thing to do is use http://smile.amazon.co.uk then Amazon pay the charity of your choice directly, however the cashback rate is only 0.5% excluding VAT etc.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/custom ... imutual-21
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Re: 40 Stores to close....

Post by blythburgh » Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:19 am

Easyfundraising get 0.5% off amazon on shopping, ebooks download and 1.5% on instant video downloads.

I assume that is before VAT etc
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