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by Charlie Wells
Tue 07 Aug, 2018 13.17
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1614
Views: 296866

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

Both chains are pretty much doomed. House of Fraser probably has months rather than years now. Debenhams will be down to tens of stores within 5 years, if they haven't completely retreated online. I'm not sure what merging the chains would achieve personally; other than duplication. Interestingly D...
by Charlie Wells
Mon 25 Jun, 2018 15.46
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Another High Street Rebrand
Replies: 2273
Views: 476065

Re: Another High Street Rebrand

so in terms of the scale of that refit, how big are we talking? obv that video is designed to look impressive but what i saw was as follows, please correct me where i'm wrong - repairs to base paint work where worn, but main livery being a cheaper vinyl job - dismantled tables and chairs for new ca...
by Charlie Wells
Thu 31 May, 2018 14.35
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1614
Views: 296866

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

Mezzanines were removed? Yep, Bunnings removed the mezzanine from my Homebase in Sittingbourne when they converted it. It was used by Homebase for the kitchen and bathroom showroom areas. Strange decision to actually decrease the amount of trading space, especially as one of Bunnings' supposed adva...
by Charlie Wells
Tue 29 May, 2018 16.06
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Windows 9 is now Windows 10
Replies: 201
Views: 34786

Re: Windows 9 is now Windows 10

If it could just accept the fact I don't want to use fucking Edge and leave me alone that would be great. "Hey your battery is running low - if you switch to Edge you wouldn't ever need to recharge again". "Did you know Edge is already installed on your device and it's super fast, why not use it?" ...
by Charlie Wells
Mon 12 Mar, 2018 09.40
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1614
Views: 296866

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

Went into Maplin in Croydon today, even with 10% off and the massive 'CLOSING DOWN SALE' banners which have become so familiar since Woolies, they can't shift the stock. The same banners were present in their store near Goodge Street tube station. I was looking at the powerline network adaptors the...
by Charlie Wells
Mon 12 Mar, 2018 09.31
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Windows 9 is now Windows 10
Replies: 201
Views: 34786

Re: Windows 9 is now Windows 10

The latest (Creative Falls?) update has also been a bit of a pain at my workplace. The previous version updates had given a clear option of choosing a time or at least waiting until you to restart the PC. Whereas this time initially a prompt appeared with the option to postpone or pick a time. Howev...
by Charlie Wells
Fri 26 May, 2017 10.57
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: TV Forum Watch News and Information Board
Replies: 8647
Views: 1025818

Re: TV Forum Watch News and Information Board

Site is currently down...
"The site's gone to the beach for the day to soak up some sun 🕶 (We're looking into it)"
https://twitter.com/tvforum/status/867999250118004738
by Charlie Wells
Thu 13 Apr, 2017 09.19
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1614
Views: 296866

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

In short the stores affected are the ones which were originally Somerfields stores before the Co-Operative brought them out, and then sold them on to Budgens. I wonder how many of those were originally Kwik Save stores. I can think of a few that made the conversion to Somerfield and then Co-Operati...
by Charlie Wells
Thu 16 Feb, 2017 11.01
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1614
Views: 296866

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

Fate of 34 Budgens stores in balance The future of more than 30 Budgens stores hangs in the balance after The Food Retailer Operations business went into administration last Friday. In short the stores affected are the ones which were originally Somerfields stores before the Co-Operative brought th...
by Charlie Wells
Mon 10 Oct, 2016 10.10
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: TV Forum Watch News and Information Board
Replies: 8647
Views: 1025818

Re: TV Forum Watch News and Information Board

Comparing Donald Trump to Jimmy Savile is something that could only happen on TVF. Please provide a quote from TVF where someone compared Trump to Savile. As far as I can see the post in question reads... Sounds a bit reminiscent of the Saville revelations one outlet dithering and the other reporti...
by Charlie Wells
Wed 20 Jul, 2016 14.09
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The next big leader?
Replies: 175
Views: 23805

Re: The next big leader?

On a more general note I couldn't help noticing this statistic in a recent edition of Private Eye...
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