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by m-in-m
Sun 18 Feb, 2024 12.12
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: With all the recent inflationary price rises, is there stuff you just won’t pay for now?
Replies: 18
Views: 1208

Re: With all the recent inflationary price rises, is there stuff you just won’t pay for now?

Having gigabit broadband would certainly have been a lot more useful to me during Covid times when I was working from home a lot more (in a job that required quite a bit of streaming video). It's less of an issue now and I reckon a few hundred meg would do me fine, though having a symmetrical uploa...
by m-in-m
Wed 13 Sep, 2023 15.17
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 2146
Views: 845536

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

Given Cambridge has been sold to Poundland I'd imagine the existing Poundland, a few doors down, will close. The store they've bought is across three floors and is in a unique building for the street. I can't recall who the tenant was before Wilko.
by m-in-m
Sat 17 Jun, 2023 21.10
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread
Replies: 807
Views: 390789

Re: The Unofficial Sainsbury's Thread

Martin Phillp wrote: Sat 17 Jun, 2023 13.44 June 13th was the last day for the remaining Lloyds Pharmacy concessions in Sainsbury's.
The pharmacy in my local store had already closed. They've now removed the pharmacy space and extended the aisle. As a result half the store has been moved around.
by m-in-m
Wed 19 Apr, 2023 20.24
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread
Replies: 2002
Views: 899002

Re: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread

I hadn't even considered any possible resemblance until I'd seen the story.
by m-in-m
Wed 22 Mar, 2023 19.04
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Emergency alerts
Replies: 17
Views: 11935

Re: Emergency alerts

I heard that you can opt out of the system so if it does get used unnecessarily that will immediately happen.
by m-in-m
Thu 19 Jan, 2023 22.19
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 2146
Views: 845536

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

Argos are pulling out of Ireland. All stores to close by June. I had forgotten about the Irish operation. Given how few stores in the UK have been spared from being combined into anm Sainsbury's it isn't a surprise. In addition the cost of servicing those stores with stock must be expensive - I pre...
by m-in-m
Wed 09 Nov, 2022 19.09
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Yet another Morrisons thread
Replies: 1179
Views: 524486

Re: Yet another Morrisons thread

Speaking of coupons. I wish Tesco would fix their tills so that coupons on the clubcard app don't need you to wiggle a bit of paper in the slot to make it register. Also I noticed when I used SAYS on a NCR till the other day (so I could throw some cash in) it managed to unscan my clubcard I'd used ...
by m-in-m
Wed 19 Oct, 2022 11.12
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: E-bike rental
Replies: 37
Views: 15367

Re: E-bike rental

TfL recently introduced e-bikes in addition to their standard pedal bikes. They cost £1.65 for 30 minutes and still have to be taken to a docking station. Ah I didn't read this properly. I thought this was pedal bike. Clearly an e-bike is going to incur a premium. The TfL pricing model clearly enco...
by m-in-m
Wed 19 Oct, 2022 09.50
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: E-bike rental
Replies: 37
Views: 15367

Re: E-bike rental

I haven't used any of these services as they don't exist in my town but I was surprised by the charge. 21p a minute feels likes the cost would quite rapidly build up if you are using them frequently or for long periods.
by m-in-m
Thu 06 Oct, 2022 22.09
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread
Replies: 2002
Views: 899002

Re: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread

I think Braintree has one supermarket doing 10-4, another 11-5 and another 12-6. I think Oxford Street in London is focused at the later end of the day but I might be wrong.
by m-in-m
Thu 06 Oct, 2022 06.09
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread
Replies: 2002
Views: 899002

Re: The Tesco & other non-Morrisons supermarket thread

The Sunday Trading Act would be one of my first things to dispose of when I take over. How keen would retailers be to extend trading hours? It isn't likely, in the current climate, to result in a significant increase in sales so would just be redistributing sales from elsewhere in the day or the we...