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On 11 Mar 2018 at 9:31pm Phil Acious wrote:
Why do people think that pound shops are desirable? It can't be because they are cheap- don't they apply the same mark-up as anyone else? Surely no-one can believe they have greater buying power than the supermarkets, or a wider range of stock?
Or does the poster on the site who often writes 'a pound shop would be brilliant' think he is winding up the Lewes nimbies?
On 11 Mar 2018 at 9:37pm Local wrote:
Finally, the penny drops.
Good grief Ė how dim can you be?
On 11 Mar 2018 at 10:31pm Phil Acious wrote:
That's all there is to it? Just a wind up that no-one has bitten at? I thought it might be part of the 'knitted string' 'nothing useful to buy' argument.
Apologies for being dim.
On 12 Mar 2018 at 7:24am Billy Bull wrote:
From a social perspective a pound shop would help.reverse the centre of Lewes in its continued slide to being a wealthy ghetto that the majority of people in the town have no reason to go into.
On 12 Mar 2018 at 10:42am Local Yokel wrote:
Phil Acious -wake up and smell the roses. Yes they are cheap for a number of reasons:
How do pound shops keep prices so low?
1.They buy in bulk from China from exporters which specialise in cheap jewellery, hair accessories and a thousand other things
2. They buy products coming to the end of their shelf life
3. They buy stock from bankrupt firms
4. They reduce the size of products - so fewer biscuits in a multi-pack, for example
5. They sometimes take over sites of other high street shops which go bust
People seem to think that having a poundshop is a social "faux pas", full of tat and that it lowers the tone of the place.What a crock of old poo.
At a poundshop you can get good deals on everyday stuff. Heres an example: I wanted to respray an old garden lamp. I can go to home base and buy spray paint for £7, or get a can from poundshop for a £1 - a no brainer for the job i wanted to do.
A pack of screws - Why pay over the odds for such a basic item?
Admittedly some stuff can be a bit dire but you can always walk away.
Nothing to do with "social perspective" really, just narrow minded snobbery.
On 12 Mar 2018 at 11:05am HAmid Barr wrote:
Lewes is such an dreadful shopping centre a pound shop would lift it's profile enormously
On 12 Mar 2018 at 11:37am @ Yokel wrote:
I honestly didn't think of £ shop for paint ! you've saved me some dosh - I was going to Wickes.
On 12 Mar 2018 at 4:14pm Casper wrote:
Personally I donít think you can get enough pound shops. You can buy a good meal in these shops for about three pounds. When you have a big family like I have and little income coming in then these types of shops provide good value for money and
thereís nothing wrong with that
On 12 Mar 2018 at 5:54pm Didnt you know wrote:
Pound shops are very profitable places, you can buy something that could RRP at 60p and grab an ginormous profit by labelling £1 best of all the mug punters think they have a deal. simples dot com Its all about presentation, ask Tesco they know a trick or two like putting the label over the empty space in the tray to hide the minuscule size of what's in the package Giant Half empty cereal boxes etc
On 12 Mar 2018 at 6:55pm Clifford wrote:
Sorry to disappoint you Local, but I always find Poundshops are good for stationery, toothpaste and shampoo.
On 12 Mar 2018 at 8:12pm Didn't you guess wrote:
There'd be an illiteratus in the thread. Sorry to ruin it for you.
On 12 Mar 2018 at 9:05pm Cheapskate wrote:
On 12 Mar 2018 at 9:21pm Shopper wrote:
Pound shops sell some items at a similar price to the supermarkets, some items that are complete tat and some bargains. Youíre never likely to get one in Lewes though as they rely on a high volume of sales (lots of people) or low rents and we donít have either here.
On 13 Mar 2018 at 7:29am Daniel Fuller-Leigh wrote:
I think a pound shop would really lower the tone of our wonderful town. Those on lower incomes should have no trouble shopping at civilised places like Waitrose, all they have to do is save a bit. It's worth it for the better quality and the knowledge Lewes is not graced by such cheap corporate landmarks as Poundland.
On 13 Mar 2018 at 12:50pm Lewes Bloke wrote:
"I think a pound shop would really lower the tone of our wonderful town"
That's what you are up against - Ignorant snobbery and nimbyism
No doubt Daniel would like another hipster hangout to share with his posh chums....
On 13 Mar 2018 at 1:10pm Jocasta Crompton-Duvall wrote:
If you are struggling to make ends meet to the extent you need to shop at a pound shop, why are you living in Lewes? If you own your house then sell up and buy something twice the size in Hailsham, Peacehaven or Uckfield and have change left over to live like a king and if you're renting then move to a same-sized house in any of the aforementioned towns and halve your monthly outgoings overnight.

Honestly, some people simply refuse to help themselves don't they?
On 13 Mar 2018 at 5:49pm Lewes Loon wrote:
Bet you go like a rabbit Jocasta
On 13 Mar 2018 at 5:59pm Bugs Bunny wrote:
What's up Joc ?

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