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How Far Would You Travel for a Bargain?

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After a third of John Lewis stores have closed down, a fifth of customers are no longer within easy driving distance of their nearest store.

How would you drive, walk, cycle etc for a bargain at your favourite store (doesn't have to be John Lewis!) if your local branch was closed?

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https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/markets/article-9459443/Millions-customers-lose-access-John-Lewis-stores.html

ImogenGroome
17 days ago
What do you think of this?
lauren4
lauren417 days ago

Haha I wouldn't travel that far. Only into my local town. There's nothing I ever need desperately. I'm just happy to get the deals that are local to me

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angelik
angelik17 days ago

I like a good bargain, but I'm usually not willing to inconvenience myself to get one, so would not travel far. If the local branch of a particular store I like closed, I'd be more likely to shop elsewhere then to travel to a branch that was out of my way.

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cocolgooh
cocolgooh17 days ago

I’m willing to travel to a branch of a shop slightly further away than my closest one if they have something in stock, but only if both are in walking distance since I don’t drive.

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Ann1984
Ann198417 days ago

Am not willing to travel no need when we have latest deals helping us find bargains 😂

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GSM
GSM17 days ago

I would cycle or take the bus as I don't drive but the maximum distance would be an hour each way.

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Nadiaparveen
Nadiaparveen17 days ago

I wouldn't mind going just a few miles providing it's a really good bargain

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap17 days ago

I would go to next town if a great bargain and something we really need or if kids asked for that specific thing for bday/Christmas but generally if you spend more money getting there you save less

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Pjran
Pjran17 days ago

If it was something that could be ordered online and delivered I would choose that option but I traveled a long way in the past to go to a specific store. Last time we went some distance approximately 75 miles so made it a day trip.

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ImogenGroome
ImogenGroome
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LD Team
16 days ago

Woah, where was it you were going and what did you get?

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Pjran
Pjran16 days ago

ImogenGroome I bought a couple of lamps and seat pads. I’m having a senior moment and can’t remember the store name but it’s no longer trading in the uk.

might have been called ELVA

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tumblespots
tumblespots17 days ago

Closing stores is a wonderful way of helping Amazon isn't it! People don't really want to travel too far and we are now in a downward spiral in which Amazon will reap the rewards. We should be protecting our High Streets or soon there won't be any competition and then even Amazon's prices will increase....

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BonzoBanana
BonzoBanana17 days ago

I will drive a fair while for a serious bargain. I've driven about 110 miles in the past for a secondhand computer. I made a day of it to see a few sites and the savings on the computer more than paid for the day trip. The bigger the savings the more you can justify the travel. I can't imagine John Lewis having many bargains worth a long drive they are typically quite expensive although a lovely shop to visit and explore.

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Lynibis
Lynibis16 days ago

I wouldn't travel any significant distance other than my usual area of shopping. The only exception would be a day out with family or friends to an out of town centre like Lakeside where we would lunch and shop.

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MelanieMason
MelanieMason16 days ago

Local town. But 9 times out of 10 in use online as we dont have many shops here and the ones we do have never have the deals in. I'm also anti postage so mainly use Amazon. Paying £4 or £5 on postage would put me off buying it. I just spent £400 on a cooker and hated that I had to pay £8 delivery 😂😂

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