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I can see there has been a few posts about the closure of Poundworld and also about a new store that will be hitting our high streets called One Below.

The high streets are already rammed with all the pound shops as well as places like home bargains and B&M bargains etc.

Do we really need another cheap shop that will be selling the same stuff as the others?

I wouldn’t be surprised if this new shop doesn’t do as well as it hoped, what are your thoughts?

AliceBell64468
4 months ago
What do you think of this?
Lynibis
Lynibis4 months ago

I agree. Considering how many keep going bust, one wonders why more would spring up. But..........I would not be surprised if many of these stores rise from the ashes under another name and leadership. Probably thinking they can fool the public into scrambling to see what the 'new' store has to offer but finding it is no different to what has gone before.

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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpin4 months ago

Not always under the same name or leadership I've worked in several cheap stores that have gone bust and come back with better management and better names

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig4 months ago

We go to home bargains for cheap coffee for my husbands work and B and M for dog crisps. We will buy other items once there but only if it is something we actually need. Cheap shops are brilliant but they all sell the same stuff for the same prices so if you go to one there is no point going to another.

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Rockman
Rockman4 months ago

I'd think there's even more questionable chicken shops around every corner in U.K. than Pound stores.

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myusernamehasgo
myusernamehasgo4 months ago

Always room for a bargain in my opinion.

Couple of One Below

stores near me and I find them good, everything is exactly that £1

or below.

Not of these poundland special deals

that aren’t actually a £1

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sarahgreen15
sarahgreen154 months ago

I do find each different “pound” shop i go into often has identical stock and i dont see the point in having so many different shops unless they are going to sell different things!

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hspexy
hspexy4 months ago

No we definitely don't, especially if they're selling the same things. However, I do like it when they try to outdo each other, particularly during the seasonal periods, as you can make great savings...and then there are the further reductions/clearance when one of the stores close down

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AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi4 months ago

I think we need more cheap shops...the business is working so they can make more and more

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BonzoBanana
BonzoBanana4 months ago

The format works they sell stuff too cheap to be economic to post from ebay, amazon and other online stores so they are protected from the high street armageddon just like supermarkets. A high street shop really has to ask itself can it provide a product or service cheaper or better than online and these shops fulfill the cheaper option plus you have coffee shops and a few specialist stores like bike shops for higher end bikes or hifi etc. High street shops competing head on with the internet are struggling to say the least until the government comes up with policies that favour the high street more, at the moment they are skewed towards online too much and the price of car parking for high street shopping is a huge deterrent to shopping there.

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ptenn00
ptenn004 months ago

I don't mind them, and if anything, it helps drive competition, so customers do get quite cheap deals on the high street, sometimes cheaper than online (when considering delivery costs, etc.)

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