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Tesco expansion

 
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On 8 Jan 2011 at 10:55pm Chuck wrote:
For those of you who were against the Tesco expansion, please could you tell me where I can buy a pack of baby vests in Lewes, as Tesco is out of stock.
 
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On 8 Jan 2011 at 11:40pm Deelite wrote:
Baby vests? Life or death huh? If it's that much of a problem for you get them off the Internet.
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On 9 Jan 2011 at 2:09am Boo Khaki wrote:
Tesco is the most unethical, environmentally unfriendly, money-grabbing empire building corporation on the planet
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On 9 Jan 2011 at 3:05am SHS wrote:
British, profitable-and-so-paying taxes-and-employing-people-who-also-pay-taxes, and giving customers what they want. A big success story.
 
 
On 9 Jan 2011 at 6:38am Deelite wrote:
Boring. This has already been done to death. Don't feed the troll.
 
 
On 9 Jan 2011 at 7:50am 'ere be monsters wrote:
Boo Khaki, you'll have Rupert Murdoch after you. taking away his thunder!!
 
 
On 9 Jan 2011 at 8:16am Rupert Murdoch wrote:
Boo khazi, they don't arf sell good, cheap food though, just what everyone wants. The sooner they put the smaller, crap selling independants out of business, the better
 
 
On 9 Jan 2011 at 10:50am Anna wrote:
M & co is the only cheap(ish) option for childrens clothes. Would love to be able to frequent Brats & Wickle but I just can't afford it!
 
 
On 9 Jan 2011 at 11:37am Lopster wrote:
buy a bag of 6 apples in Tesco - one is soft and 2 more wo'nr survive 10 days
buy a bag of 6 apples ANYWHERE ELSE all 6 edible - probably 2 months later
...
blue/white stripy pie - flavourless, grey and cardboard pastry
ultra-trendy paremium cordon bleu Tesco pie equivalent price to most other places
...
buy cheap, you get what you pay for - cheap (and nasty)
 
 
On 9 Jan 2011 at 11:44am MC wrote:
Buy fish from Tescos and it's often expensive, old and been flown round the world. Go to Terrys Fishmonger in the Riverside and the fish is usually (always?) cheaper and always bang up to the day fresh.

I do hope that Tescos and Waitrose never put Terry's out of business. It'll be a sad day when we can only buy our groceries from impersonal superstores. You'll know big business has you by the balls when that happens.
 
 
On 9 Jan 2011 at 12:00pm Clifford wrote:
SHS wrote: 'British, profitable-and-so-paying taxes...'

No, renowned for avoiding taxes, which means the rest of us have to make up the difference.

h**p://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2008/may/31/tesco.supermarkets
 
 
On 9 Jan 2011 at 5:38pm kitty cat wrote:
Hi Deelite. Have you tried squigletts for you baby vests x
 
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On 9 Jan 2011 at 6:52pm Deelite wrote:
I think you meant that for Chuck. I do not need baby vests.
 
 
On 9 Jan 2011 at 8:00pm Chuck wrote:
First of all, I am not a "troll". Secondly, I was asking because it really gets on my goat, that I cannot get what I want in the town where I live, other than in Tesco. I don't want to get them on the internet, I want to be able to get them locally. If Uckfield, Burgess Hill, Haywards Heath, Hailsham etc etc can supply straightforward items, then why can't Lewes?????????
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On 9 Jan 2011 at 8:52pm Rookie wrote:
I dislike Tesco. It is not as thrifty to shop there as they would like you to believe. I tend to go to ASDA mainly as it is much cheaper and better selection. I also like a little foray into Lidl.........
 
 
On 9 Jan 2011 at 8:56pm MC wrote:
Chuck. I can't in Barcombe. But it is not Lewes. Nor is it Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill or Uckfield. Not being able to buy everything I want here is a tiny inconvenience compared to the great pleasure of living in the village and a sacrifice I'm more than happy to make.

Personally I love the character of Lewes town centre which depends upon the range of shops it offers (although it's already more depleted than is comfortable... where's the greengrocer?). I'd hate the nature or Lewes to be further compromised by one-stop slightly-out-of-town over-arching get-everything super stores like Tescos.

If obtaining every consumer good (such as a baby vest) on your doorstep is so important to you then perhaps you should consider moving to a town with less character such as Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill or Uckfield.

Othwerwise (as Deelite so correctly points out) there is always the Internet.
 
 
On 9 Jan 2011 at 9:20pm Chuck wrote:
Why should I move? I am from Lewes, but it is a very different place from the one I grew up in, but at least in the 70's and 80's, I COULD BUY WHAT I NEEDED!
 
 
On 9 Jan 2011 at 9:23pm MC wrote:
That was before Tescos right?
 
 
On 9 Jan 2011 at 10:19pm Deelite wrote:
Here's a good thread full of local evidences of Tescos deviousness. It includes a mention of Lewes Tesco's too.
Your friends... not.

h**p://www.ukbusinessforums.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=179359
 
 
On 9 Jan 2011 at 10:20pm Chuck wrote:
Actually there was a Tescos, although quite small. We also had a Liptons, International and Safeway.
 
 
On 9 Jan 2011 at 10:51pm MC wrote:
Were any of them one-stop slightly-out-of-town over-arching get-everything independent-local-shop-killing superstores like the current Tescos?
 
 
On 10 Jan 2011 at 4:36pm Merlin Milner wrote:
Bought a selection pack of cheap socks from Tesco a month before Xmas. Some already have holes in some pairs. False economy I think. Should have saved up for some better quality ones. I still have a pair of old school socks with no holes!!
 
 
On 10 Jan 2011 at 6:21pm Lopster wrote:
Why can't I buy a 100W Keyboard Amplifier in Lewes?
Why can't I buy a motor-bike and sidecar in Lewes?
Why can't I buy Scalextric add-ons in Lewes?
Why can't I buy quality Hi-Fi in Lewes?
Why can't I have my sack'n'crack waxed in Lewes?
Why can't I buy super-king bedsheets in Lewes?
Why can't I buy net curtains in Lewes?
Why can't I buy a Space shuttle in Lewes?
 
 
On 10 Jan 2011 at 6:52pm WRONGUN wrote:
Tesco's fresh food is rubbish. It goes off in a few days, as someone said upthread.
What really annoys me about Tesco's is the lack of support given to British farmers and producers. I walked out of Tesco last Autumn and refused to shop there every again after failing to find a single British apple in the middle of the season. THis close to Kent!
 
 
On 10 Jan 2011 at 7:00pm Clifford wrote:
WRONGUN wrote: 'What really annoys me about Tesco's is the lack of support given to British farmers and producers.'

Of course, you're right Wrongun. Tescos, like all businesses, are not interested in their suppliers and they're not interested in their customers. The directors are interested in themselves first (their bonuses and share options) and their shareholders second.
 
 
On 10 Jan 2011 at 7:11pm MC wrote:
Yes. *Everything* else is secondary. You'd be daft to believe anything else.
 
 
On 11 Jan 2011 at 12:20pm Chuck wrote:
But where can I buy some vests?
 
 
On 11 Jan 2011 at 12:40pm Ed Can Do wrote:
I think Tesco probably do care about the customers in do far as if they didn't have any they'd be a rubbish business. What they do though is lower people's expectations to the point where people are willing to buy their stuff at the prices they're selling for.

Lopster, I'm pretty sure you could get a sack'n'crack in Lewes, there seem to be a lot of beauty salons about these days.
 
 
On 11 Jan 2011 at 1:56pm Happy Shopper wrote:
Not sticking up for Tesco Wrongun, but I only bought English apples in Tesco during the season. They had loads of them. And Lopster, you are missing Chuck's point.
 
 
On 12 Jan 2011 at 1:12pm Brixtonbelle wrote:
Have you tried Boots or Superdrug for vests - they often do baby clothes
 
 
On 12 Jan 2011 at 6:26pm Chuck wrote:
Not in Lewes, unfortunately.
 
 
On 12 Jan 2011 at 6:44pm Fred Bear wrote:
"""Bought a selection pack of cheap socks from Tesco a month before Xmas. Some already have holes in some pairs. False economy I think. Should have saved up for some better quality ones. I still have a pair of old school socks with no holes!!"""
Should have gone to Socksavers


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