Death sale of Woolworths disappoints punters
Even in death it seems the once iconic Woolies can't quite get it right. The much-hyped closing down sale started today but most shoppers seem to be walking away disappointed. The BBC reported that the police were forced to close the road in Edinburgh due to customers descending in their automotive hordes, however most walked away angry and disappointed at the reductions.
Here's a selection of comments from the last page of the HUKD thread (around 500 replies so far if you care to sort through them!):
micoo - Their so called "sale" has brought prices down to only slightly more than everywhere else now. for example Fallout 3 on PS3/Xbox was 36 quid in the sale while gamestation do it for 20 and game for 25(i think).
Mush001 - Just back from Woolies, Lets just say I wasted my time.
deard69 - Been to my local Woolworths today, what a load of ****, still everything just 20% off, which is the same promotion they were doing weeks ago, or even worse than when they were 3 for 2 a month ago, store was packed tho, so very clever marketing, plenty of dumbos falling for it.
John Locke - There have been items in Woolies on a 50% sale for over two years so when i looked in earlier i didnt really expect any great bargains. Same cheap tat at same over inflated prices, and then they have the cheek to claim its in a "SALE".
Gaz - ...they had discounted the first Stone Roses album to £13.99. It's available for £3.99 online. As good a summary as any as to why Woolies are tits up, and why I'm not sorry to see them go.
Deb19742008 - Was in Woolworths in N Ireland today. Save your money and go buy elsewhere! 10% and 20% off most stock. Managed to pick up a couple of school summer dresses for 2 quid though. Not worth a visit in my opinion, not yet anyway.
And to sum it all up:
mcs - it's about time that some of these rip off companies in rip off britain go down for not keep pace with us the buyers and the fact no longer will we put up with these prices we are now retail savvy and shop around and use websites like this...