Boots close down instore photo labs - does it matter?
The days of getting your photos printed by an actual human being in a Boots store could be beginning to come to an end, as the company are closing mini photo labs in 160 of their 520 stores, although insiders are saying that the planned figure is closer to 300.
Touchscreen instant print machines will replace the human beings in the stores, but the self-service machines cost customers more. An insider spoke to The Sun, saying: “Staff are stunned. This is from a company that claims it puts customers first. What people don’t realise is how much more expensive these kiosks are. If you want one standard print in one hour, it’s 25p. With the kiosks it’s 39p.”
And so, we ask you, the humble reader. Is this a significant move? Does anyone go into Boots to get the snaps developed or do they do out online for less money? Does anyone even bother getting snaps developed at ALL these days? Who WAS the Mona Lisa? Does your chewing gum lose its flavour on the bedpost overnight?
Tell us, suckers.