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On 14 Nov 2012 at 11:51pm Paul wrote:
Has a new store in lewes but I can't find it - help?
 
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On 15 Nov 2012 at 9:47am Guido wrote:
I see they're advertising for staff in Lewes......so where will it be?
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On 15 Nov 2012 at 11:16am Pervy Pete wrote:
I wrote to Screwfix. They wrote back explaining that they are not a dating agency.
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On 15 Nov 2012 at 12:12pm DIY'er wrote:
Next to Howdens on the Brooks estate and you beat me to it Pete
 
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On 15 Nov 2012 at 1:18pm Rookie wrote:
This sounds like bad news for Chandlers.
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On 15 Nov 2012 at 5:53pm jackmee off wrote:
I don't so have you ever been in screw fix ? They make the idiots that work in McDonald's look intelligent they never have what you want! Its easier to order from the internet
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On 15 Nov 2012 at 6:00pm Sussex Jim wrote:
A Screwfix in Lewes? Good . Saves having to go to Uckfield for those urgent bits.
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On 15 Nov 2012 at 8:16pm grafter wrote:
excellent news,much better value than homebase.
 
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On 16 Nov 2012 at 7:10am Keys wrote:
And open when you want to shop, unlike chandlers
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On 16 Nov 2012 at 8:29am Local Tradesman wrote:
This will be the kick up the back side Chandlers and PTS need. They've been getting away with their rip off prices for too long.
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On 16 Nov 2012 at 8:35am Pete wrote:
Got to agree with those that think Chandlers are expensive, way over the top IMHO.
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On 16 Nov 2012 at 9:45am numberjack wrote:
I find this thread a little strange..... Screwfix, a national chain store are opening a branch in Lewes and most on here seem to think that this is great, even going so far as to say that it will give the local independent, Chandlers a kick up the a**s, (and quite possibly put them out of business).
Not so long ago, someone suggested that Tesco's were the lowest of the low for wanting to sell products that were otherwise (or used to be) available at independent shops.
I can't quite see where the difference is here, but it's great that Screwfix are coming and terrible that we have Tesco's?
 
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On 16 Nov 2012 at 9:48am Ducatipete wrote:
Dating Agency!!
 
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On 16 Nov 2012 at 11:15am Pete wrote:
I like Tesco
 
 
On 16 Nov 2012 at 5:56pm uckersbarry wrote:
weve had one for a while cant see why they would want to come to a town like lewes
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On 17 Nov 2012 at 11:24am Sussex Jim wrote:
Lewes people complain about Tesco taking trade away from other local shops, but no-one says anything against that other chain shop Argos.
Screwfix is very similar in operation to Argos. You choose your goods from a catalogue, go to the cashier with the part number, and then wait to collect your goods. And pay less.
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On 19 Nov 2012 at 6:08pm Frenglish homme wrote:
The screwfix shopping method integrates well with modern life as one can search the catalogue in the comfort of home/workplace, and removes the need to spend ages in Homebase/B&Q looking for something that is "probably coming in on the next delivery!"
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On 20 Nov 2012 at 1:43pm MR Plumbing Merchant wrote:
Screwfix in Lewes...... they may well have cheap prices but what about the personal service that current merchants give, knowledge and friendly service and stock availability, I'm sure both current merchants will still be happy to help when you all slowly come back once you see how good Screwfix service is.
See you all soon xx
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On 20 Nov 2012 at 5:57pm Sussex Jim wrote:
Don't forget that Screwfix are intended for trade customers who know what screw size and type they need for the job. And you will have to buy a box of 100 (although probably still as cheap as 10 stuck to a card in Homebase).
But if you are a confident DIY man there should be no problems. And they will be open Saturday and Sunday.
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On 20 Nov 2012 at 9:32pm kevsy wrote:
I must be getting mixed up, current merchants - friendly service. I must have gone on a bad day
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On 23 Nov 2012 at 12:14am No Pot Pourri wrote:
Screwfix are B & Q owned so will prob be more of an issue to Homebase than Chandlers. If you want sand, cement, ballast bricks, blocks, timber, ply, paving, lintols etc I think I know where I would go (clue CHA*D*ERS). Also, Screwfix are not as cheap since they were taken over.
 
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On 15 Oct 2015 at 7:15pm TonyP wrote:
Screwfix are owned by Kingfisher, and they are the jewel in their crown. You can guarantee to receive excellent service, friendly staff and very good product knowledge, whichever Trade Counter you visit around the country. I am sure that Lewes will be no different. The prices are superb, and they sell pretty much anything that you will possibly need. My advice is to go in and try it. You will not be dissapointed.
 
 
On 15 Oct 2015 at 7:27pm Anthony P Niss wrote:
Disappointed, Tone, very disappointed.


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