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Current Bizarre Consumer Behaviour

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It's not exactly about house prices, completely random shopping anecdotal actually but I don't understand how it can happen...

SWMBO works at Trafford Centre in Manchester (one of the biggest shopping centre in the country for anyone who doesn't know) and has done for over 2 years. So I'm there regularly to pick her up. Well, over the last couple of weeks its been incredibly busy. Not just popping in for trunks and sandals for holiday but serious shopping. Its busier this summer than its been for the past 2 summers in fact its seems busier now than at any time other than xmas in the past 2 years! SWMBO confirms it in her takings. WTF is happening?

I've seen all my costs rise sharply in the past year so how can all these people afford to be shopping like there's no tomorrow? Anyone in the retail trade noticed a recent trend?

Or do they just go to the shopping centre for a summer holiday free day out carrying round empty shopping bags?

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People on their holidays and it's sale time (new season winter stuff coming in soon)

I'm off to the Trafford to pick up some work gear in the next few weeks while it's still on the racks in my size...

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People on their holidays and it's sale time (new season winter stuff coming in soon)

I'm off to the Trafford to pick up some work gear in the next few weeks while it's still on the racks in my size...

A 3-person tent from Millets would be about right... :lol:

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Oooh, get you! Seems like that "10% real inflation" can't be hitting your wallet too hard then... ;)

I have to spend it quickly before inflation errodes it away to nothing....

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I have to spend it quickly before inflation errodes it away to nothing....

So you think a suit from Selfridges will hold it's value better than the pound? Sounds like a return to a barter economy... Maybe I should buy shares in eBay? :ph34r:

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So you think a suit from Selfridges will hold it's value better than the pound? Sounds like a return to a barter economy... Maybe I should buy shares in eBay? :ph34r:

Interesting, I went 'home' to Bolton town centre for the first time in nearly a year yesterday - JHC, it felt like 1970's Poland with porn and pawn brokers, pound shops and sandwich shops - nothing sold any quality goods, no bustle, nobody buying anything except discount sportswear, it looked like the recession has hit - I tried to square house prices and the likely earnings, I looked for where cash was being generated and I just could not see beyond the destitution of it. It really bothered me as whilst I don't live there any more, it's still "home".

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