Poundland comes to Bournemouth and brings 28 jobs

HOW MUCH? The new Poundland store

HOW MUCH? The new Poundland store

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DISCOUNT retailer Poundland is opening a new store in Bournemouth town centre tomorrow.

The shop is moving into the unit previously used by fashion trader USC on Commercial Road and will create 28 jobs.

The chain has been a relative phenomenon since it was launched in 1990, launching more than 530 stores in the UK and Ireland while selling all its products at the same £1 price point.

Its outlet in Boscombe was previously the company’s only presence in the town.

Cllr Mike Greene, ward councillor for the town centre, said he welcomed the opening of the new store.

“One thing I hate to see anywhere is empty shops,” he added. “I think it’s fantastic when any shop opens up that local people can benefit from.”

Nigel Hedges, chair of the town centre management board, said no town centre can afford to have empty units, especially now they face such fierce competition from online retailers.

“Whether it is a pound store, 90p or 80p store, they all have an important part to play,” he added.

“If they are taking over one of our prime sites it must be welcomed as a display of confidence.”

The latest outlet is part of the company’s growth strategy of opening at least 60 every year.

Poundland’s trading director, Richard Lancaster, said: “We are delighted to bring our unique proposition to Bournemouth.

“Poundland offers amazing value on top branded products to over five million customers every week. The £1 price hasn’t changed since we opened our first store 24 years ago.”

A brief history of store

The first store was opened in Burton-upon-Trent in 1990 by David Dodd and Stephen Smith.

The duo were inspired by the idea of ‘price-point selling’ – a concept first used by Frank Winfield Woolworth in 1878, when he opened Woolworth's Great Five Cent Store in Utica, New York.

Poundland’s 100th store opened in 2003 and since then more than 430 further outlets have sprung up in high streets across the country.

This was despite a recession, which saw the demise of rivals such as Woolworths. In June 2010 Poundland was acquired by private equity firm Warburg Pincus and was launched on the London stock exchange in March this year.

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5:30am Wed 16 Jul 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

Hooray. Some good tools in there and I'm not just on about the staff.
Shoplifters paradise mind, no security, no cameras. Too tight for that.

10 lighters for a pound I can't resist that, and I don't even smoke.
Hooray. Some good tools in there and I'm not just on about the staff. Shoplifters paradise mind, no security, no cameras. Too tight for that. 10 lighters for a pound I can't resist that, and I don't even smoke. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 21

5:53am Wed 16 Jul 14

neilf2006 says...

Is a "relative phenomenon", a downsized version of a full-size one?
Is a "relative phenomenon", a downsized version of a full-size one? neilf2006
  • Score: 5

6:19am Wed 16 Jul 14

kalebmoledirt says...

At least it,s in keeping with towns tacky image.get t a Greggs a couple of tattoo parlour a body piercing salon it will give Boscombe a run for it's money
At least it,s in keeping with towns tacky image.get t a Greggs a couple of tattoo parlour a body piercing salon it will give Boscombe a run for it's money kalebmoledirt
  • Score: -2

6:33am Wed 16 Jul 14

FerryFan says...

Poundland is great - but be savvy. Some of the stuff you pay a pound for you can pay three times or more elsewhere for. But it works the other way round too, some stuff you can buy for a lot less than a pound elsewhere too. If you work out what they are for your particular selves for your own shopping baskets, then you can save money definitely,

I go in Poole's and it would be nice to be able to have a store next door almost!!!
Poundland is great - but be savvy. Some of the stuff you pay a pound for you can pay three times or more elsewhere for. But it works the other way round too, some stuff you can buy for a lot less than a pound elsewhere too. If you work out what they are for your particular selves for your own shopping baskets, then you can save money definitely, I go in Poole's and it would be nice to be able to have a store next door almost!!! FerryFan
  • Score: 20

6:52am Wed 16 Jul 14

Bonkeydollocks says...

I wonder how often the staff will be asked, "how much is this please?"
I wonder how often the staff will be asked, "how much is this please?" Bonkeydollocks
  • Score: 24

7:05am Wed 16 Jul 14

echor23 says...

Bournemouth town centre used to be a classy place to shop! Such a shame it's starting to go to the dogs!
Bournemouth town centre used to be a classy place to shop! Such a shame it's starting to go to the dogs! echor23
  • Score: 9

7:13am Wed 16 Jul 14

Fingersonthem says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
Hooray. Some good tools in there and I'm not just on about the staff.
Shoplifters paradise mind, no security, no cameras. Too tight for that.

10 lighters for a pound I can't resist that, and I don't even smoke.
You sound as if you want to set the world on fire.
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: Hooray. Some good tools in there and I'm not just on about the staff. Shoplifters paradise mind, no security, no cameras. Too tight for that. 10 lighters for a pound I can't resist that, and I don't even smoke.[/p][/quote]You sound as if you want to set the world on fire. Fingersonthem
  • Score: 15

7:17am Wed 16 Jul 14

Fingersonthem says...

echor23 wrote:
Bournemouth town centre used to be a classy place to shop! Such a shame it's starting to go to the dogs!
Starting !!! already achieved that status.
[quote][p][bold]echor23[/bold] wrote: Bournemouth town centre used to be a classy place to shop! Such a shame it's starting to go to the dogs![/p][/quote]Starting !!! already achieved that status. Fingersonthem
  • Score: 24

7:28am Wed 16 Jul 14

itsneverblackorwhite says...

I wonder if they will start competing with their neighbouring shop for "Cheap thrills"!
I wonder if they will start competing with their neighbouring shop for "Cheap thrills"! itsneverblackorwhite
  • Score: 9

7:54am Wed 16 Jul 14

Fingersonthem says...

Aldi to open a Euroland shop that would be even cheaper than Poundland.
Aldi to open a Euroland shop that would be even cheaper than Poundland. Fingersonthem
  • Score: 8

8:35am Wed 16 Jul 14

uvox44 says...

more high tech, high skilled jobs for the area then.....
more high tech, high skilled jobs for the area then..... uvox44
  • Score: 6

8:35am Wed 16 Jul 14

Fred Kite says...

Class...bring back Bobby's
Class...bring back Bobby's Fred Kite
  • Score: 5

8:50am Wed 16 Jul 14

scrumpyjack says...

Well Walsall and Latvia will be happy with the new jobs available to them.
Well Walsall and Latvia will be happy with the new jobs available to them. scrumpyjack
  • Score: 11

8:52am Wed 16 Jul 14

whataboutthat says...

Tat shop full of stuff that should never have been made in the first place - i.e 10p lighters that fail after three strikes.
Tat shop full of stuff that should never have been made in the first place - i.e 10p lighters that fail after three strikes. whataboutthat
  • Score: 0

8:55am Wed 16 Jul 14

steve518 says...

Customers from the store next door won't have to go far to by batteries for their new purchase
Customers from the store next door won't have to go far to by batteries for their new purchase steve518
  • Score: 30

9:02am Wed 16 Jul 14

steve518 says...

**** iPad should read buy above
**** iPad should read buy above steve518
  • Score: 3

9:04am Wed 16 Jul 14

Hessenford says...

echor23 wrote:
Bournemouth town centre used to be a classy place to shop! Such a shame it's starting to go to the dogs!
Classy unfortunately has become unaffordable in recent years, people are looking for bargains and above all to save money, Tesco, Sainsbury, and Asda are all suffering the effects of the likes of Lidl and Aldi, saving cash and grabbing a bargain has out stripped the more expensive classy shops.
[quote][p][bold]echor23[/bold] wrote: Bournemouth town centre used to be a classy place to shop! Such a shame it's starting to go to the dogs![/p][/quote]Classy unfortunately has become unaffordable in recent years, people are looking for bargains and above all to save money, Tesco, Sainsbury, and Asda are all suffering the effects of the likes of Lidl and Aldi, saving cash and grabbing a bargain has out stripped the more expensive classy shops. Hessenford
  • Score: 16

9:23am Wed 16 Jul 14

BarneyWainwright says...

I don't agree with this at all. Opening a Poundland right next door to Ann Summers when they sell virtually the same merchandise.
I don't agree with this at all. Opening a Poundland right next door to Ann Summers when they sell virtually the same merchandise. BarneyWainwright
  • Score: -8

9:23am Wed 16 Jul 14

inteligentlady2 says...

Oh great. Another place for the job centre to send me to 'interview' for so I can claim my money. Now I'm going to have to sky+ Loose Women. Not happy.
Oh great. Another place for the job centre to send me to 'interview' for so I can claim my money. Now I'm going to have to sky+ Loose Women. Not happy. inteligentlady2
  • Score: 13

9:35am Wed 16 Jul 14

pete woodley says...

FerryFan wrote:
Poundland is great - but be savvy. Some of the stuff you pay a pound for you can pay three times or more elsewhere for. But it works the other way round too, some stuff you can buy for a lot less than a pound elsewhere too. If you work out what they are for your particular selves for your own shopping baskets, then you can save money definitely,

I go in Poole's and it would be nice to be able to have a store next door almost!!!
Very true,they are better than the 99p chain however.
[quote][p][bold]FerryFan[/bold] wrote: Poundland is great - but be savvy. Some of the stuff you pay a pound for you can pay three times or more elsewhere for. But it works the other way round too, some stuff you can buy for a lot less than a pound elsewhere too. If you work out what they are for your particular selves for your own shopping baskets, then you can save money definitely, I go in Poole's and it would be nice to be able to have a store next door almost!!![/p][/quote]Very true,they are better than the 99p chain however. pete woodley
  • Score: 1

9:35am Wed 16 Jul 14

Lord Spring says...

scrumpyjack wrote:
Well Walsall and Latvia will be happy with the new jobs available to them.
I can not understand why people in Staffordshire will be happy with new jobs in Dorset.
[quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: Well Walsall and Latvia will be happy with the new jobs available to them.[/p][/quote]I can not understand why people in Staffordshire will be happy with new jobs in Dorset. Lord Spring
  • Score: 17

9:41am Wed 16 Jul 14

MattGillett says...

£1 for 10 lighters, £2 to park!
£1 for 10 lighters, £2 to park! MattGillett
  • Score: 10

10:21am Wed 16 Jul 14

FerryFan says...

BarneyWainwright wrote:
I don't agree with this at all. Opening a Poundland right next door to Ann Summers when they sell virtually the same merchandise.
Ann Summers sweets and chocolate are a different shape....
[quote][p][bold]BarneyWainwright[/bold] wrote: I don't agree with this at all. Opening a Poundland right next door to Ann Summers when they sell virtually the same merchandise.[/p][/quote]Ann Summers sweets and chocolate are a different shape.... FerryFan
  • Score: 10

10:22am Wed 16 Jul 14

BoscVegas says...

Hessenford wrote:
echor23 wrote:
Bournemouth town centre used to be a classy place to shop! Such a shame it's starting to go to the dogs!
Classy unfortunately has become unaffordable in recent years, people are looking for bargains and above all to save money, Tesco, Sainsbury, and Asda are all suffering the effects of the likes of Lidl and Aldi, saving cash and grabbing a bargain has out stripped the more expensive classy shops.
you'll no doubt be pleased to hear that there is one bastion of the middle classes left... John Lewis/Waitrose. alas not in Bournemouth.
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]echor23[/bold] wrote: Bournemouth town centre used to be a classy place to shop! Such a shame it's starting to go to the dogs![/p][/quote]Classy unfortunately has become unaffordable in recent years, people are looking for bargains and above all to save money, Tesco, Sainsbury, and Asda are all suffering the effects of the likes of Lidl and Aldi, saving cash and grabbing a bargain has out stripped the more expensive classy shops.[/p][/quote]you'll no doubt be pleased to hear that there is one bastion of the middle classes left... John Lewis/Waitrose. alas not in Bournemouth. BoscVegas
  • Score: 2

10:40am Wed 16 Jul 14

uvox44 says...

and the race to the bottom gathers pace....
and the race to the bottom gathers pace.... uvox44
  • Score: 7

10:48am Wed 16 Jul 14

old buffer says...

Lord Spring wrote:
scrumpyjack wrote:
Well Walsall and Latvia will be happy with the new jobs available to them.
I can not understand why people in Staffordshire will be happy with new jobs in Dorset.
Well, it's not easy differentiating Walsall from Warsaw when you've been on the scrumpy. Those pesky consonants!
[quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: Well Walsall and Latvia will be happy with the new jobs available to them.[/p][/quote]I can not understand why people in Staffordshire will be happy with new jobs in Dorset.[/p][/quote]Well, it's not easy differentiating Walsall from Warsaw when you've been on the scrumpy. Those pesky consonants! old buffer
  • Score: 5

10:53am Wed 16 Jul 14

speedy231278 says...

Don't buy batteries from Poundland, I can tell you from experience that they are likely to be flat before you open the packet. You gets what you pays for, as they say in really bad English. Check the date on the crisps and biscuits too, they're likely to be fairly short on date (which is why they are cheap) so can sometimes be a little soggy.
Don't buy batteries from Poundland, I can tell you from experience that they are likely to be flat before you open the packet. You gets what you pays for, as they say in really bad English. Check the date on the crisps and biscuits too, they're likely to be fairly short on date (which is why they are cheap) so can sometimes be a little soggy. speedy231278
  • Score: 5

11:06am Wed 16 Jul 14

curryandstella says...

Really?? Bournemouth town center is becoming more like Boscombe for the choice of shops. Bournemouth born and bred, our town center is awful and an embarrassment. Still at least there is some where to go for the people with unusual accents to spend their benefits they have not worked for.
Really?? Bournemouth town center is becoming more like Boscombe for the choice of shops. Bournemouth born and bred, our town center is awful and an embarrassment. Still at least there is some where to go for the people with unusual accents to spend their benefits they have not worked for. curryandstella
  • Score: 7

11:09am Wed 16 Jul 14

scrumpyjack says...

Lord Spring wrote:
scrumpyjack wrote:
Well Walsall and Latvia will be happy with the new jobs available to them.
I can not understand why people in Staffordshire will be happy with new jobs in Dorset.
It has one the highest population of Latvians in the UK. Probably.
[quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: Well Walsall and Latvia will be happy with the new jobs available to them.[/p][/quote]I can not understand why people in Staffordshire will be happy with new jobs in Dorset.[/p][/quote]It has one the highest population of Latvians in the UK. Probably. scrumpyjack
  • Score: 3

11:12am Wed 16 Jul 14

retry69 says...

scrumpyjack wrote:
Lord Spring wrote:
scrumpyjack wrote:
Well Walsall and Latvia will be happy with the new jobs available to them.
I can not understand why people in Staffordshire will be happy with new jobs in Dorset.
It has one the highest population of Latvians in the UK. Probably.
Well recovered :)
[quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: Well Walsall and Latvia will be happy with the new jobs available to them.[/p][/quote]I can not understand why people in Staffordshire will be happy with new jobs in Dorset.[/p][/quote]It has one the highest population of Latvians in the UK. Probably.[/p][/quote]Well recovered :) retry69
  • Score: 12

11:24am Wed 16 Jul 14

scrumpyjack says...

retry69 wrote:
scrumpyjack wrote:
Lord Spring wrote:
scrumpyjack wrote:
Well Walsall and Latvia will be happy with the new jobs available to them.
I can not understand why people in Staffordshire will be happy with new jobs in Dorset.
It has one the highest population of Latvians in the UK. Probably.
Well recovered :)
I don't think anyone noticed.....
[quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: Well Walsall and Latvia will be happy with the new jobs available to them.[/p][/quote]I can not understand why people in Staffordshire will be happy with new jobs in Dorset.[/p][/quote]It has one the highest population of Latvians in the UK. Probably.[/p][/quote]Well recovered :)[/p][/quote]I don't think anyone noticed..... scrumpyjack
  • Score: 7

11:28am Wed 16 Jul 14

retry69 says...

scrumpyjack wrote:
retry69 wrote:
scrumpyjack wrote:
Lord Spring wrote:
scrumpyjack wrote:
Well Walsall and Latvia will be happy with the new jobs available to them.
I can not understand why people in Staffordshire will be happy with new jobs in Dorset.
It has one the highest population of Latvians in the UK. Probably.
Well recovered :)
I don't think anyone noticed.....
I didn't :)
[quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scrumpyjack[/bold] wrote: Well Walsall and Latvia will be happy with the new jobs available to them.[/p][/quote]I can not understand why people in Staffordshire will be happy with new jobs in Dorset.[/p][/quote]It has one the highest population of Latvians in the UK. Probably.[/p][/quote]Well recovered :)[/p][/quote]I don't think anyone noticed.....[/p][/quote]I didn't :) retry69
  • Score: 6

11:40am Wed 16 Jul 14

BmthNewshound says...

Sadly this is the way most high streets are heading - cheap and nasty. Poundland are very clever marketeers as they trick the masses into believing that they are getting a bargain when many products are sold in smaller sized packs and can work out more expensive than the main supermarkets.
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Poundland will increase footfall along commercial road so may have a positive impact on other nearby stores
Sadly this is the way most high streets are heading - cheap and nasty. Poundland are very clever marketeers as they trick the masses into believing that they are getting a bargain when many products are sold in smaller sized packs and can work out more expensive than the main supermarkets. . Poundland will increase footfall along commercial road so may have a positive impact on other nearby stores BmthNewshound
  • Score: 5

11:54am Wed 16 Jul 14

Top_Gear says...

Don't be fooled by Poundland's prices. They might seem good for branded items you can get elsewhere, but the stock they sell is usually in a smaller size, and therefore the price is relative.
Take a look for yourself when you're next in there - Strange sized jars of coffee and odd quantities of toiletries that you don't see in other retailers.
Meh
Don't be fooled by Poundland's prices. They might seem good for branded items you can get elsewhere, but the stock they sell is usually in a smaller size, and therefore the price is relative. Take a look for yourself when you're next in there - Strange sized jars of coffee and odd quantities of toiletries that you don't see in other retailers. Meh Top_Gear
  • Score: 2

12:01pm Wed 16 Jul 14

Hessenford says...

BmthNewshound wrote:
Sadly this is the way most high streets are heading - cheap and nasty. Poundland are very clever marketeers as they trick the masses into believing that they are getting a bargain when many products are sold in smaller sized packs and can work out more expensive than the main supermarkets.
.
Poundland will increase footfall along commercial road so may have a positive impact on other nearby stores
I don't think most people are that stupid to notice some packs are smaller, shopper have become very educated when it comes to spotting a bargain or not.
[quote][p][bold]BmthNewshound[/bold] wrote: Sadly this is the way most high streets are heading - cheap and nasty. Poundland are very clever marketeers as they trick the masses into believing that they are getting a bargain when many products are sold in smaller sized packs and can work out more expensive than the main supermarkets. . Poundland will increase footfall along commercial road so may have a positive impact on other nearby stores[/p][/quote]I don't think most people are that stupid to notice some packs are smaller, shopper have become very educated when it comes to spotting a bargain or not. Hessenford
  • Score: 5

12:44pm Wed 16 Jul 14

KitKatPuss says...

curryandstella wrote:
Really?? Bournemouth town center is becoming more like Boscombe for the choice of shops. Bournemouth born and bred, our town center is awful and an embarrassment. Still at least there is some where to go for the people with unusual accents to spend their benefits they have not worked for.
I'm British, I have a well paying job and have a normal accent yet I shop in Poundland regularly....I'm certainly not embarrassed to shop there or any other shops like this...I don't see what's wrong with them..

Unfortunately the recession etc. has had an effect on nearly everyone with people who used to shop at Marks & Sparks now shopping at Aldi....which again there is nothing wrong with...

Stop being snobs and celebrate the fact that new jobs are entering the area which is better than sweet FA!
[quote][p][bold]curryandstella[/bold] wrote: Really?? Bournemouth town center is becoming more like Boscombe for the choice of shops. Bournemouth born and bred, our town center is awful and an embarrassment. Still at least there is some where to go for the people with unusual accents to spend their benefits they have not worked for.[/p][/quote]I'm British, I have a well paying job and have a normal accent yet I shop in Poundland regularly....I'm certainly not embarrassed to shop there or any other shops like this...I don't see what's wrong with them.. Unfortunately the recession etc. has had an effect on nearly everyone with people who used to shop at Marks & Sparks now shopping at Aldi....which again there is nothing wrong with... Stop being snobs and celebrate the fact that new jobs are entering the area which is better than sweet FA! KitKatPuss
  • Score: 17

4:45pm Wed 16 Jul 14

chrisii1991 says...

Get some of these unemployed car drivers off the roads
Get some of these unemployed car drivers off the roads chrisii1991
  • Score: 4

5:49pm Wed 16 Jul 14

bosco1 says...

Great news for Bournemouth its a great start to building up a shopping centre with some choice.Maybe 99p shop will follow in.Like other people have said you have to check out products sizes and weights.In all the shop is good value and I for one will use it.Good luck to them Now I can skip Boscombe.!!
Great news for Bournemouth its a great start to building up a shopping centre with some choice.Maybe 99p shop will follow in.Like other people have said you have to check out products sizes and weights.In all the shop is good value and I for one will use it.Good luck to them Now I can skip Boscombe.!! bosco1
  • Score: 4

6:23pm Wed 16 Jul 14

rozmister says...

curryandstella wrote:
Really?? Bournemouth town center is becoming more like Boscombe for the choice of shops. Bournemouth born and bred, our town center is awful and an embarrassment. Still at least there is some where to go for the people with unusual accents to spend their benefits they have not worked for.
I didn't know my cockney accent was that offensive to the Bournemouth born & bred!! I'm not spending my benefits though, it's my hard earned cash and Bournemouth town centre is as good a place to spend it as any. I'm pleased that Poundland is moving to the town centre, if we could just get an Aldi now I'd never have to go to Boscombe again!
[quote][p][bold]curryandstella[/bold] wrote: Really?? Bournemouth town center is becoming more like Boscombe for the choice of shops. Bournemouth born and bred, our town center is awful and an embarrassment. Still at least there is some where to go for the people with unusual accents to spend their benefits they have not worked for.[/p][/quote]I didn't know my cockney accent was that offensive to the Bournemouth born & bred!! I'm not spending my benefits though, it's my hard earned cash and Bournemouth town centre is as good a place to spend it as any. I'm pleased that Poundland is moving to the town centre, if we could just get an Aldi now I'd never have to go to Boscombe again! rozmister
  • Score: 7

7:01pm Wed 16 Jul 14

Lord Spring says...

rozmister wrote:
curryandstella wrote:
Really?? Bournemouth town center is becoming more like Boscombe for the choice of shops. Bournemouth born and bred, our town center is awful and an embarrassment. Still at least there is some where to go for the people with unusual accents to spend their benefits they have not worked for.
I didn't know my cockney accent was that offensive to the Bournemouth born & bred!! I'm not spending my benefits though, it's my hard earned cash and Bournemouth town centre is as good a place to spend it as any. I'm pleased that Poundland is moving to the town centre, if we could just get an Aldi now I'd never have to go to Boscombe again!
There is always the artisans quarter of Springbourne which Aldi are expanding due to the threat that the Tesco Dolphin might take their trade (LoL)
[quote][p][bold]rozmister[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]curryandstella[/bold] wrote: Really?? Bournemouth town center is becoming more like Boscombe for the choice of shops. Bournemouth born and bred, our town center is awful and an embarrassment. Still at least there is some where to go for the people with unusual accents to spend their benefits they have not worked for.[/p][/quote]I didn't know my cockney accent was that offensive to the Bournemouth born & bred!! I'm not spending my benefits though, it's my hard earned cash and Bournemouth town centre is as good a place to spend it as any. I'm pleased that Poundland is moving to the town centre, if we could just get an Aldi now I'd never have to go to Boscombe again![/p][/quote]There is always the artisans quarter of Springbourne which Aldi are expanding due to the threat that the Tesco Dolphin might take their trade (LoL) Lord Spring
  • Score: 3

7:15pm Wed 16 Jul 14

aquasplash3 says...

BoscVegas wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
echor23 wrote:
Bournemouth town centre used to be a classy place to shop! Such a shame it's starting to go to the dogs!
Classy unfortunately has become unaffordable in recent years, people are looking for bargains and above all to save money, Tesco, Sainsbury, and Asda are all suffering the effects of the likes of Lidl and Aldi, saving cash and grabbing a bargain has out stripped the more expensive classy shops.
you'll no doubt be pleased to hear that there is one bastion of the middle classes left... John Lewis/Waitrose. alas not in Bournemouth.
There's a Waitrose in Winton.

Bournemouth has a House Of Fraser which is similar to John Lewis.
[quote][p][bold]BoscVegas[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]echor23[/bold] wrote: Bournemouth town centre used to be a classy place to shop! Such a shame it's starting to go to the dogs![/p][/quote]Classy unfortunately has become unaffordable in recent years, people are looking for bargains and above all to save money, Tesco, Sainsbury, and Asda are all suffering the effects of the likes of Lidl and Aldi, saving cash and grabbing a bargain has out stripped the more expensive classy shops.[/p][/quote]you'll no doubt be pleased to hear that there is one bastion of the middle classes left... John Lewis/Waitrose. alas not in Bournemouth.[/p][/quote]There's a Waitrose in Winton. Bournemouth has a House Of Fraser which is similar to John Lewis. aquasplash3
  • Score: 1

8:35pm Wed 16 Jul 14

FerryFan says...

What I do NOT like is Tesco Metro in Bournemouth Square stopping selling the 17p two litre bottles of still water, making people buy the dearer bottles. Soon as you get used to something they stop selling it. I buy my water now from Lidl, that is around 25p for two litres!! S*d Tesco.
What I do NOT like is Tesco Metro in Bournemouth Square stopping selling the 17p two litre bottles of still water, making people buy the dearer bottles. Soon as you get used to something they stop selling it. I buy my water now from Lidl, that is around 25p for two litres!! S*d Tesco. FerryFan
  • Score: 0

8:52pm Wed 16 Jul 14

S,Bowes says...

I would like to thank pounland,Aldi ,lidle,s Greggs And sweaty Greta,s tattoo parlour for bringing back a bit of class to Bournemouth
I would like to thank pounland,Aldi ,lidle,s Greggs And sweaty Greta,s tattoo parlour for bringing back a bit of class to Bournemouth S,Bowes
  • Score: 3

9:22pm Wed 16 Jul 14

spooki says...

Considering I was conned out of £40 buying shoes in USC in their "half price" closing down sale, anywhere I can get a bargain is good news to me.
As long as there's room for me, my basket and the motor scooters and twin buggies that always try to squeeze round the store in Boscombe.
Considering I was conned out of £40 buying shoes in USC in their "half price" closing down sale, anywhere I can get a bargain is good news to me. As long as there's room for me, my basket and the motor scooters and twin buggies that always try to squeeze round the store in Boscombe. spooki
  • Score: 3

2:52am Thu 17 Jul 14

MrPitiful says...

For some great "people-watching", sit outside on the benches somewhere between Marks and Spencer and Primark on any given day - especially during the morning.

Watch the local "Well-to-do" come out of Marks's, have a sneaky look around to see if there is anyone they know and then shoot acrosss the street into Primark.

Sometimes, around 20 minutes later, they come out of Primark,stuffing their brown paper Primark bag inside of another bag. Another quick look to the right and left and then they shoot off down the hill towards the square.

Trust me, it happens at least 3 times an hour during the week. No doubt will increase now Poundland has managed to plonk itself almost opposite as well.
For some great "people-watching", sit outside on the benches somewhere between Marks and Spencer and Primark on any given day - especially during the morning. Watch the local "Well-to-do" come out of Marks's, have a sneaky look around to see if there is anyone they know and then shoot acrosss the street into Primark. Sometimes, around 20 minutes later, they come out of Primark,stuffing their brown paper Primark bag inside of another bag. Another quick look to the right and left and then they shoot off down the hill towards the square. Trust me, it happens at least 3 times an hour during the week. No doubt will increase now Poundland has managed to plonk itself almost opposite as well. MrPitiful
  • Score: 2

7:18am Thu 17 Jul 14

Phixer says...

uvox44 wrote:
and the race to the bottom gathers pace....
Are you still spending your money in Waitrose, Beales, John Lewis. etc?

Thought not. Hypocrite!
[quote][p][bold]uvox44[/bold] wrote: and the race to the bottom gathers pace....[/p][/quote]Are you still spending your money in Waitrose, Beales, John Lewis. etc? Thought not. Hypocrite! Phixer
  • Score: 2

10:40am Thu 17 Jul 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

MrPitiful wrote:
For some great "people-watchin
g", sit outside on the benches somewhere between Marks and Spencer and Primark on any given day - especially during the morning.

Watch the local "Well-to-do" come out of Marks's, have a sneaky look around to see if there is anyone they know and then shoot acrosss the street into Primark.

Sometimes, around 20 minutes later, they come out of Primark,stuffing their brown paper Primark bag inside of another bag. Another quick look to the right and left and then they shoot off down the hill towards the square.

Trust me, it happens at least 3 times an hour during the week. No doubt will increase now Poundland has managed to plonk itself almost opposite as well.
It's time you got a job, a hobby or did some charity work.
[quote][p][bold]MrPitiful[/bold] wrote: For some great "people-watchin g", sit outside on the benches somewhere between Marks and Spencer and Primark on any given day - especially during the morning. Watch the local "Well-to-do" come out of Marks's, have a sneaky look around to see if there is anyone they know and then shoot acrosss the street into Primark. Sometimes, around 20 minutes later, they come out of Primark,stuffing their brown paper Primark bag inside of another bag. Another quick look to the right and left and then they shoot off down the hill towards the square. Trust me, it happens at least 3 times an hour during the week. No doubt will increase now Poundland has managed to plonk itself almost opposite as well.[/p][/quote]It's time you got a job, a hobby or did some charity work. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 1

10:52am Thu 17 Jul 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

FerryFan wrote:
What I do NOT like is Tesco Metro in Bournemouth Square stopping selling the 17p two litre bottles of still water, making people buy the dearer bottles. Soon as you get used to something they stop selling it. I buy my water now from Lidl, that is around 25p for two litres!! S*d Tesco.
I get mine out the tap, 1p for 4 litres, exactly the same h2o.
[quote][p][bold]FerryFan[/bold] wrote: What I do NOT like is Tesco Metro in Bournemouth Square stopping selling the 17p two litre bottles of still water, making people buy the dearer bottles. Soon as you get used to something they stop selling it. I buy my water now from Lidl, that is around 25p for two litres!! S*d Tesco.[/p][/quote]I get mine out the tap, 1p for 4 litres, exactly the same h2o. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 3

7:22am Fri 18 Jul 14

AdelaidePete says...

I showed my son and daughter in law around Bournemouth earlier this year (all of us from Adelaide). They were very impressed with the lower pleasure gardens and Dorset , but expressed the opinion that they would definitely avoid central Bournemouth after about five in the afternoon because of the sinister groups of "good timers", I think the pound shop, whilst fine in itself is just symptomatic of the general decline of what used to be a pleasant town.
I showed my son and daughter in law around Bournemouth earlier this year (all of us from Adelaide). They were very impressed with the lower pleasure gardens and Dorset , but expressed the opinion that they would definitely avoid central Bournemouth after about five in the afternoon because of the sinister groups of "good timers", I think the pound shop, whilst fine in itself is just symptomatic of the general decline of what used to be a pleasant town. AdelaidePete
  • Score: 0

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