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Old 17-02-2013, 13:32   #1121
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49 Blockbuster Stores bought by Morrisons to be used as a Mini M Local/Express Supermarket chain (not sure how well this would work as most area's with a big enough Blockbuster store already have at least two major Supermarket players on the high street around London Suburbs)

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Old 17-02-2013, 17:14   #1122
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49 Blockbuster Stores bought by Morrisons to be used as a Mini M Local/Express Supermarket chain (not sure how well this would work as most area's with a big enough Blockbuster store already have at least two major Supermarket players on the high street around London Suburbs)
It says South East in the BBC article. Our one would be perfect to convert in Sussex. Is on edge of main shopping area, big multi storey parking a few minutes walk away and little food retail competition around the site especially in the evenings as Tesco and Sainsburys are a drive away.
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Old 18-02-2013, 22:09   #1123
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Old 28-02-2013, 08:56   #1124
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BIGPOCKETS

Does anyone know whats happened to BIGPOCKETS.Cant get on their website,just keeps saying site down for essential maintenance.Last time i saw this was with Boffer and UKXS which closed down and never reopened.Sad to see if it has gone as ive bought loads of stuff off them in the past.Im afraid the blank cd/dvd media era is virtually at an end
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Old 28-02-2013, 10:26   #1125
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Does anyone know whats happened to BIGPOCKETS.Cant get on their website,just keeps saying site down for essential maintenance.Last time i saw this was with Boffer and UKXS which closed down and never reopened.Sad to see if it has gone as ive bought loads of stuff off them in the past.Im afraid the blank cd/dvd media era is virtually at an end
Think Ive only used them twice.2nd and last time was bought a monitor that was mis described(they had a habit of coming on here and telling people what they were getting in,but didnt know the spec.I kept the monitor on the understanding they refunded delivery.Asked 3 times and never got the Ł7 back so never used them again.The 1st time was Cheap DVD-RAM discs which were a bargain!

Anyone remember the Big Pockets Bag of **** they use to do.Thats for me,when I stopped looking on the site completely! SVP were much better in my eyes for new stuff.
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Old 28-02-2013, 10:54   #1126
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Big pockets were (are?) ace for refurbed Thinkpad laptops though. Had two from there that are still going strong.
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Old 28-02-2013, 11:01   #1127
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Just found out that they have closed down.SVP could be next as they are owned by the same people.Sad as they used to have a page on here.
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I suppose both Bigpockets and SVP's biggest sellers were blank discs and I can't remember the last time I bought any. Whenever it was I probably got them from amazon or popped into PC World or a supermarket.
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Re: Companies in Administration/Bankruptcy - Latest - HMV, JESSOPS

The problem buying DVDs from SVP and Big Pockets was the postage.If you bought in bulk,you were fine but if you just wanted 10x something then the postage made it expensive.I always bought discs with other stuff to count act the postage.Looked elsewhere and found Toptape as well as Harrow Audio that I pass every day for work.Great prices and you can buy just 1 disc if you want.

Bigpockets had the odd good refurb but it went down hill when they introduced the mystery bag of **** and the postage was more expensive than the bag!

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Old 07-03-2013, 14:21   #1130
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There might be a genuine sale for the first time in their history
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Old 20-03-2013, 13:04   #1133
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Our local Frankies/Benny's has shut up shop.
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Must just be local as one has just opened in Warrington
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The corner shop in my town has closed down. Hopefully it's not nationwide.
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That'll be the Asians bailing out before the Romanians arrive. Is there somewhere else local that you can get your nudie mags?
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Musical instrument retailer DV247 have gone into admin. 8 shops closed.
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The Blockbuster's store near me is now being converted into a Pets at Home. We now have three PaH stores within a few miles of each other. Surely demand can't be that high (though I'm happy as I can walk to this one in the same time it takes to drive to closest of the others).
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Pets at home is a business that baffles me. They're everywhere which suggests they're doing well yet their prices are out of touch with the competition. My local vet sells food cheaper than them and the petshop sells pretty much everything cheaper.
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