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Would you shop in a 25p discount shop ?

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Would you shop in a 25p discount shop ?

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Re: Would you shop in a 25p discount shop ?

Depends some things I like don't cost that MUCH!
But the killer is "promotion @25p", what will be the cost when the promotion ends.
We shop in Aldi, Asda, Tesco & Farmfoods locally. And Morrisons and Lidl when out.
Tesco's "brand saver" is actually a loss for us, as we rarely buy branded goods, shops own label or similar.
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Re: Would you shop in a 25p discount shop ?

The ramp into the store looks pretty steep ! Wouldn't like to try that one in a wheelchair.
As for the goods on offer.. Not a huge selection and nothing much that I would normally buy.
But for anyone struggling to make ends meet and put any food on the table then I wish his enterprise well.
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Anything that puts pressure on other stores to lower their costs can only be good news.
We tend to use the same shops as Hairy McBiker but for those on a very low budget these shops could be good news.
If they can sell stuff for 25p and cover their overheads and make a profit how much are they buying the stuff in for ?
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Re: Would you shop in a 25p discount shop ?

Not something I will be going to.
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Re: Would you shop in a 25p discount shop ?

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.............................will offer basic items at 'rock-bottom prices'
Items including sugar, tea, sardines, tomato ketchup, peach slices and Jaffa Cakes ..................................


Hmm... would not have thought that peach slices and Jaffa cakes were " basic items" ..... but perhaps they are in Greece !   Cheesy
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Re: Would you shop in a 25p discount shop ?

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Not something I will be going to.

for any particular reason?
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Hmm... would not have thought that peach slices and Jaffa cakes were " basic items" ..... but perhaps they are in Greece !   Cheesy

none of the items listed as "basic items" IMO.
none are essential to healthy living
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Re: Would you shop in a 25p discount shop ?

Possibly short dated stock or cancelled export orders.
When I was at Rowntree's, we had a department to whose sole function was to dispose of those stocks!
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Quote from: artmo
Not something I will be going to.

for any particular reason?

No fruit and vegetables. Seems mainly unbranded tinned foods and I don't buy tinned foods on a regular basis.
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Re: Would you shop in a 25p discount shop ?

Looks like the stockroom from someone's nuke shelter, piled high with dried & tinned goods "for when it happens"... Grin
As for whether I would shop there, I'd have a look, but unless they have stuff that interested me and it was consistently available, probably, but as with most of the "easy" brands that Stelios has tried that have failed, it'll be gone soon...
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Re: Would you shop in a 25p discount shop ?

Of course I would use it but I would expect any bargains to be short lived.
Like 99p/£ shops when they first appeared. Full of real bargains bankrupt stock etc.
Now full of special sized items anything but bargains.
Cheaper better stuff available even in main supermarkets.
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Whole new take on 'Junk Food' Cheesy
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Re: Would you shop in a 25p discount shop ?

Yep like the £shops where you can actually find the stuff cheaper in some other shops, or it is carefully different, like 900g instead of 1Kg etc. However this is unlikely to ever come up here so will not have the chance to try it.
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Re: Would you shop in a 25p discount shop ?

The chief exec of the store has just said they are one step up from a food bank and should appeal to people who have got a job but with low pay.
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Re: Would you shop in a 25p discount shop ?

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But the killer is "promotion @25p", what will be the cost when the promotion ends.
To run a profitable business down in London marginally more than 25 pence per item.
If life gives you lemons, make lemonade.