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Old 05-08-2019, 08:26   #1601
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Not surprising they were empty considering how much they charged.
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Old 05-08-2019, 08:40   #1602
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Not surprising they were empty considering how much they charged.
Agreed. I called in one a few weeks back, and walked out without buying anything. Think it was almost £6 for one with beans and cheese. Sorry, but while you would possibly get that in the centre of London, in less affluent locations you are never going to have queues selling at those prices!
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Old 05-08-2019, 16:49   #1603
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I've only ever seen one branch and that was on a school trip to Chester back in the 80s. Not sure why I remember that...
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Old 06-08-2019, 13:51   #1604
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To absolutely no one's surprise Pledgemusic has gone

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Old 09-08-2019, 07:45   #1605
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I have been predicting this for a while now, always pretty much empty when you walk past them - thought there would be more than 37 of them to be honest...
Funnily enough, I thought rather the opposite. I didn't even realise that they still existed at all.

All the ones that I knew of in London closed down and I thought the chain had gone bankrupt. This was years ago.
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Old 13-08-2019, 09:21   #1606
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Agreed. I called in one a few weeks back, and walked out without buying anything. Think it was almost £6 for one with beans and cheese. Sorry, but while you would possibly get that in the centre of London, in less affluent locations you are never going to have queues selling at those prices!
I've started to notice this much more in the bigger cities like Liverpool, what I'd call London Prices, to the extent that grabbing some lunch in London doesn't seem like a rip off. Ok there is still Greggs, but plenty of places think people will pay £8 for a Burrito or Chinese food cos its in a box like they do in New York.

£6 for a jacket potato, I say it about a number of businesses, but when people are feeling the pinch one thing you can cut out is £6 for an X.
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I've started to notice this much more in the bigger cities like Liverpool, what I'd call London Prices, to the extent that grabbing some lunch in London doesn't seem like a rip off. Ok there is still Greggs, but plenty of places think people will pay £8 for a Burrito or Chinese food cos its in a box like they do in New York.

£6 for a jacket potato, I say it about a number of businesses, but when people are feeling the pinch one thing you can cut out is £6 for an X.
The one I went to was at Dalton Park outlet centre, which is in Murton, one of the most deprived areas in the country. I get that you get people coming in from outside the area for that type of shopping place, but lets be honest, if you have a lot of money you aren't going to be looking at outlet stores, and Sunderland, Middlesborough, Stockton and the like aren't exactly overflowing with money. You can buy a 3 bed house with gardens for well under £100k. I actually had a small stall down there about 10 years ago and knew one of the lasses who worked there, and Monday to Friday if they had 50 customers in a day it was busy, some days they had less than 20.
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