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Whats everyone opinion on the new store One Below?

I personally love it and think they have better options and more brands than poundland.

chelseaturpin
1 month ago
What do you think of this?
Username50108
Username501081 month ago

Been around for a couple of years now round here, it's one of those I go in, walk round and walk out not buying anything. Might differ in other regions but not great here

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Loislane
Loislane1 month ago

Never heard it in Bedfordshire lol x

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ShellyAnn
ShellyAnn1 month ago

Never heard of it, sorry. Is it a local shop for local people? 😁 Image

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davidstockport
davidstockport1 month ago

OneBelow is a company founded by the founders of PoundWorld a few months after PoundWorld had gone into administration, they used many of the same shops and the same colour scheme, so many might not have noticed the change. Image

I suppose it saved a lot of paint.

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Glitterandgold
Glitterandgold1 month ago

davidstockport Correct! We have had one open up near us, same place poundworld was, similar layout, similar products. It's basically the same shop under a new name.

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Lynibis
Lynibis1 month ago

Glitterandgold I wonder if their creditors were paid off? Never ceases to amaze me how companies can go bust and open up later under a new name!

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davidstockport
davidstockport1 month ago

Lynibis I believe that although the founders of Poundworld (the Edwards) had sold a major stake in the company they continued to manage the company.

You can read all about how to become a multi-millionaire (and stay out of prison) here. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poundworld

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ShellyAnn
ShellyAnn1 month ago

davidstockport Hmm. I don't know. I tend to hang around pound shops, so I think I would notice this, but then again poundworld closed and another pound shop opened up straight away and I haven't bothered to look up at the sign. Maybe it is one below. That sounds like a layer from Dante's inferno 🤣

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davidstockport
davidstockport1 month ago

ShellyAnn I didn't notice straight away - the main difference is that they also have things that are UNDER a pound now, which in some ways is better because when Poundworld they had to charge more than the proper price on things that should have been under a pound.

I have noticed that they don't appear to have the same staff and know that the Poundworld staff didn't appear to be aware of what was obviously planned. I spoke to one who was extremely worried about losing her job, during the closing down sale.

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Caz2
Caz21 month ago

Never heard of this store🤔

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hspexy
hspexy1 month ago

I’ve yet to visit one, as they're far from me, and the one time I spotted one it was shut, so I was gutted. Have wanted to visit one since they opened

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SarahHorsfield
SarahHorsfield1 month ago

I prefer it

But we have 2 stores nearby

And prefer one to the other. Think poundworld has gone right down near me

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davidstockport
davidstockport1 month ago

"Think poundworld has gone right down near me" There are no PoundWorlds now - they all closed down in 2018, many of the shops that were PoundWorld are now OneBelow. As said earlier many might not have noticed.

I also think there was (and still is) much confusion between PoundLand and PoundWorld.

There are two PoundLANDS near where I am. But what was PoundWORLD is now OneBelow,

Confusing innit! ☺☺☺ Image

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