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Over 5,000 Uk Retailers To Go Bust In 2010 - Increase On 2009

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Do we actually need so many retailers anyway - spending money we don't have on rubbish we don't need got us into this mess. When you see the appalling waste and overbuying that goes on you just despair - still I suppose it keeps third world sweatshops in business.

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Do we actually need so many retailers anyway - spending money we don't have on rubbish we don't need got us into this mess. When you see the appalling waste and overbuying that goes on you just despair - still I suppose it keeps third world sweatshops in business.

you can feed well from this recent credit bubble by cruising the car boot sales and getting the same item in the same condition for 50p, rather than £29.95.

they are asking £29.45p for a box and a thrill...

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you can feed well from this recent credit bubble by cruising the car boot sales and getting the same item in the same condition for 50p, rather than £29.95.

they are asking £29.45p for a box and a thrill...

Sorry, I'll stick with the shops. Faffing about with car boots takes time, and I value mine.

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I'm all for good business that offer value or something that provides a good service but what I have been seeing is business that have no grounding or anything of value coming from no where with no real business plan. If its a good business plan then it should work regardless of the climate, if its crap then its not going to survive...

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Sorry, I'll stick with the shops. Faffing about with car boots takes time, and I value mine.

i find faffing in shopping centres worse.

you pay for parking more often than not. your subjected to chlorine waterfalls and chipboard americana mock ups of bourbon st, new orleans where you go to eat chemically enhanced dead animals. your constantly told by glamour posters in windows your ugly as fµck if you dont buy police sun glasses. your transaction is under artificial lighting, your cash is often a promise to work later in some god forsaken crappy job. your filmed and scanned and monitored and manipulated even in the way your move through the complex, and when you get back, you havent bought a bargain or improved your life for any longer than 3 days. yet the price you pay will be in weeks. and you call that valuing your time ?

car boots:

its a fresh outdoor country walk with financial benefits.

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i find faffing in shopping centres worse.

you pay for parking more often than not. your subjected to chlorine waterfalls and chipboard americana mock ups of bourbon st, new orleans where you go to eat chemically enhanced dead animals. your constantly told by glamour posters in windows your ugly as f�ck if you dont buy police sun glasses. your transaction is under artificial lighting, your cash is often a promise to work later in some god forsaken crappy job. your filmed and scanned and monitored and manipulated even in the way your move through the complex, and when you get back, you havent bought a bargain or improved your life for any longer than 3 days. yet the price you pay will be in weeks. and you call that valuing your time ?

car boots:

its a fresh outdoor country walk with financial benefits.

If car boot sales were doing that much business there'd be Tesco Value ones by now.

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One factor is the quality in stores like Tesco and Asda has come up so much. The Chinese quality is quite good now imo. I feel sorry for many of the smaller retailers. It used to be you could go to the mega-chains and pay little and get bad quality.. or go to smaller stores and get high quality but pay a ton.

Now at the mega chains you pay little and get the good quality too. So I don't see a business model in large swathes of retailing. As it is impossible for them to compete with the big box stores on price.

More and more people are saying screw it, I'm joining the dark side and just doing all my shopping at Tesco. They even have free parking for you.

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Do we actually need so many retailers anyway - spending money we don't have on rubbish we don't need got us into this mess. When you see the appalling waste and overbuying that goes on you just despair - still I suppose it keeps third world sweatshops in business.

Have a count of how many premises are "tat shops"!

Er, scented candles, gifts, un-necessary gadgets, etc!

I am always a bit surprised at he the number of "sports" shops, and phone shops..

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