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Bunces Closing

On 18 Oct 2014 at 1:40pm DIYer wrote:
I was in Bunces the other day and it looked like it was closing down very little stock. Has anyone else noticed this, I've always found them to be useful and it would be a shame if they were to go.
On 18 Oct 2014 at 2:45pm xplorer1 wrote:
Why didn't you just ask?
On 18 Oct 2014 at 3:06pm DIYer wrote:
They didn't have what I was after and the staff were all busy, next time I'm passing I will do. I just thought someone might know.
On 18 Oct 2014 at 3:17pm Mark wrote:
Relax, good people. Take heart. I was in for a hinge last week and I commented on it and they said that they were just changing the layout of the shopfloor.
On 18 Oct 2014 at 3:23pm trooper wrote:
They do not belong to Bunce's any more they are owned by a national chain who are called HOME HARDWARE they are a very very large aggressive company and have bought out SME's allover the country and have shut them down as soon as they do not show a profit.Their total reason for being is to maximise profit. When Bunce first came they were a hardware store but soon turned into a you name it we sell it.if it is not in a plastic bag we do not stock it.I will be suprised if they are here in six months time."Xplorer1" you say "why not ask", you think this is the sort of company who keep their staff informed, you have to be joking.
On 18 Oct 2014 at 4:02pm the kronic wrote:
@Trooper.....Bunces are a business. Now please excuse me if im being thick here but these shops, infact ALL shops ranging from the smallest corner shop right up to Tescos, are in business to make a profit. If they don't make a profit, they can't exist.
Have i got something wrong here ?
On 18 Oct 2014 at 4:36pm Profitus Maximus wrote:
The clue is in the phrase "maximise profit" and the inference that HH have little regard for their staff - for those hard of understanding , you understand.
On 18 Oct 2014 at 4:53pm Local Shopper wrote:
It seems Lewes is fast becoming like every other one with just a chains with the independent shop falling by the wayside.
On 19 Oct 2014 at 11:58am Tradesman wrote:
I for one find Bunce's to be utterly useless c**p range and rude staff. Surprised they haven't gone bust already.
On 19 Oct 2014 at 12:03pm the kronic wrote:
I for one, find Bunces to be utterly brilliant and the staff very helpful. Always sells the things you can't get anywhere else. Hope it goes from strength to strength.
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On 19 Oct 2014 at 12:49pm the kronic wrote:
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On 19 Oct 2014 at 9:18pm mickyboy wrote:
tradesman you always have screwfix. but alas they do not stock pressure cooker gaskets, my local bunces does, along with a 101 types of odd screws, nuts, bolts, washers and silly fixings that you can buy just the 1 or 2 that you need for a minor repair. But having found my local bunces a freindly & handly shop for over 30 years I suppose I would support them.
On 19 Oct 2014 at 9:49pm Local Shopper wrote:
You're quite right mickyboy trades people shouldn't try and shop local. How very dare they.
On 20 Oct 2014 at 2:11pm Oldbutintouch wrote:
Trooper, you a real way off beam! Bunce are still owned and run by the Bunce family - Home Hardware is a mutually owned buying group, just like Spar. Bunce's membership allows them to buy at nationally competitive prices and massively undercut the real greedy nationals like Homebase. Fair comment on (some) of the staff, though!
On 20 Oct 2014 at 10:28pm Historian wrote:
With regards to Bunce's I've never been able to work out if it's self service, or a shop with no service ! Either way, it doesn't work for me. And as for Screwfix, it's akin to shopping in Argos ! Catalogue shopping in person ! Never had understood that one either ! I wouldn't encourage it.
On 16 Jan 2015 at 2:31pm branch Manager wrote:
New spring promotion coming soon.
Lots of new products in stock.
Come in and see for yourself.
On 26 Nov 2016 at 11:53am Danny wrote:
The main Bunce's on the corner of Newlands Road is now closing according to an employees comment. The employee said that they were down scaling and moving into a small shop near the centre of town. The main one would close
On 26 Feb 2018 at 11:59pm Wise Owl wrote:
Well, we will not be going into the Lewes Bunce's anymore after the experience we received by a rude member of staff today. It wasn't just us they were rude to, it appeared to be everyone.
On 22 May 2018 at 12:57pm Sarahax wrote:
We'll all I can say is the Lewes branch must be doing so well that they don't need to serve customers. The staff are just sitting in the window chatting and can't be bothered to get up and serve customers, or even turn round.
You've just lost a customer. Went to Tesco's instead.

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