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by BBC TV Centre
Sat 04 Nov, 2023 14.51
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Technology Thread
Replies: 37
Views: 5799

Re: The Technology Thread

What’s interesting though, is if you walk into a random phone shop like EE or O2 (my current SIM only provider) and say “I want to buy an iPhone 15 Pro outright, can I have one?” they won’t sell you one without a contract, which is quite interesting. That is interesting. I guess it's their prerogat...
by BBC TV Centre
Sun 15 Oct, 2023 22.11
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 2146
Views: 847083

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

I think they possibly have one eye on replacing the 'The Range' brand (which is shite, let's face it) with Wilko at some point. Maybe some awful hybrid 'Wilko @ The Range' or something. The Range to me just makes me think of Live Laugh Love tat. I mean there’s an audience for that obvs, but they co...
by BBC TV Centre
Fri 13 Oct, 2023 21.44
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 2146
Views: 847083

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

Mind, the Iceland Swift we had at Four Lane Ends was terrible, just expensive and pointless. Now gone and not surprised at all, the Tesco Express along the road was just much better. I've never understood the point of Iceland Swifts - well, not the one in Hounslow anyway. Up the same stretch of roa...
by BBC TV Centre
Sat 07 Oct, 2023 10.02
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Barclays and other non-Lloyds/TSB Bank thread
Replies: 220
Views: 119915

Re: The Barclays and other non-Lloyds/TSB Bank thread

Nationwide have rebranded. Their old logo was dated but the new branding has got a very 90s feel. They’ve taken the heavily stylised church behind the house out of their logo. I think that would have attracted the ire of the right-wing press a decade ago, but I suspect even they won’t care these da...
by BBC TV Centre
Fri 06 Oct, 2023 20.17
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 2146
Views: 847083

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

Mind, the Iceland Swift we had at Four Lane Ends was terrible, just expensive and pointless. Now gone and not surprised at all, the Tesco Express along the road was just much better. I've never understood the point of Iceland Swifts - well, not the one in Hounslow anyway. Up the same stretch of roa...
by BBC TV Centre
Sat 30 Sep, 2023 23.21
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 2146
Views: 847083

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

This is a bizarre question but is anyone's local Wilko not discounting the own brand copier paper? Two branches I've been in near me have everything discounted but the copier paper, with it being sold at full price. I guess it must be sale or return - but even still, it's all still Wilko branded and...
by BBC TV Centre
Tue 19 Sep, 2023 21.04
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Technology Thread
Replies: 37
Views: 5799

Re: The Technology Thread

I've just replaced my Pixel 4a (a 2020 model) because the software support has run out. It's otherwise fine. At least they've said they'll give me £100 for it, so hopefully it's not going to be e-waste. (I say I've just replaced it - I mean I bought a new handset in the Google birthday sale the oth...
by BBC TV Centre
Mon 21 Aug, 2023 20.46
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 2146
Views: 847083

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

I was in a Wilko earlier and the shelves looked fairly full, with the only empty spaces I saw being the pick and mix and the occasional shelf gap. Stuff like toiletries weren't discounted - it was all a bit odd really, perhaps these are just sale or return, or PWC realise they can extract most cash ...
by BBC TV Centre
Tue 15 Aug, 2023 06.44
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 2146
Views: 847083

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

I find that Home Bargains attracts dawdlers in the aisles, and their checkout staff are not trained to be fast. They need an express checkout, for people like me that don't want to buy every single piece of tat and love laugh live signage and just want to be in and out quickly, carrying my bog roll,...
by BBC TV Centre
Fri 11 Aug, 2023 22.00
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 2146
Views: 847083

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

Photocopies of the CEOs letter to customers have been put up aceoss my local store but you can't read them properly. It's been like that for quite some time - in our local Wilko the in-shop printed price signage has been coming out with streaky/low toner for months. Guess their office supplier must...