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    OMG - it was heaving this morning I happened to be in town anyway as I had to go to the dr's so I thought I would head to woolies just to have a look. Apparently people were queuing from 7.30 and it was literally barge through the aisles. I met up with a friend and she had an armful of clothes (the school stuff was 50% off) and her son in a sling so she dumped her clothes on the top of my pram! The craft stuff in there is 15% off the already reduced prices so I grabbed a few bits (spotted while I was queuing) - wish I'd looked a bit more but the queue had moved along a bit and I felt guilty leaving my friend with her now sleeping son, the pram and a big mountain of school clothes! I could have gone back however because I was in the line for half an hour waitin to pay - and this was one of 4 queues in our store If you do want to go and look for bargains I would go either today or tomorrow as stuff was flying off the shelves.
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    I'm not sure our local branch of Woolies has had anything worth buying in it for sometime!
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    • #3
      Lucky you!! I'd go, but could not face it on a Saturday as its bad enough normally without it closing down!!

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      • #4
        I went to our local Woolies on Wednesday - it was busy but not manic.

        They had the 'Up to (in very small letters) 50% off'. All you see from a distance is 50% off, but I found it disappointing. Not enough bargains for me - I have very long pockets at the moment and short arms!! I'm not wanting to be swayed by lots of sales.

        It's just so sad that so many people will be losing their jobs - right on top of Christmas - Oh joy
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        • #5
          Our woolies started their sale last week and it's been heaving every day,I didn't get much as like Goldie says still wasn't cheap enough for me and I don't buy for the sake of buying unless it's beads .

          I did feel bad thou as I havn't been near woolies for over a year and only went in to see what the closing down was like ...

          poor woolies and their workers
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          • #6
            It is very sad to see Woolies go, its been around for so long and I always remember my grandparents taking me there to get a pic n mix

            I havent actually braved the sales yet...i have a feeling that I would get trampled to death by all the other shoppers and I dont cope very well in chaos, i tend to get a little overwhelmed by all the brightly coloured sales signs and my head starts to spin

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            • #7
              We went over to Manchester to go to the big Woolies at Cheetham Hill.

              What a let down, there were one or two bargains, but not like I thought there were going to be, just 10% off here and 20% off there.

              The only real bargain we got was a Get Set plaster mosaic kit thingy, rather huge (if battered box), didn't have a price on, so I asked and she said £2... wow not letting that one go, it actually went through the checkout at £1.60 so that's one Chrissy pressie for my daughter.
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              • #8
                I went at midday, most shelves were empty! I needed a few things for new house eg bath mat etc- nothing flash. I wasn't going to buy cos it 'was on sale' as mentioned the discounts were variable. I saved 30% overall.

                My son wanted gaming stuff and that was only 10% - not worth braving the fiasco for!

                I could not believe how awful some people were, losing all sense of reality and dignity cos there is a sale sign?

                I felt really sorry for the staff, they were being so friendly and pleasant to everyone. They get to pick up after the mongrels who ransacked things and then lose their jobs as well.

                Oops, sorry I reread that, very grouchy indeed but I do hate bad behaviour at others expense...
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Delta View Post
                  We went over to Manchester to go to the big Woolies at Cheetham Hill.

                  What a let down, there were one or two bargains, but not like I thought there were going to be, just 10% off here and 20% off there.

                  The only real bargain we got was a Get Set plaster mosaic kit thingy, rather huge (if battered box), didn't have a price on, so I asked and she said £2... wow not letting that one go, it actually went through the checkout at £1.60 so that's one Chrissy pressie for my daughter.

                  I love it when that happens...its such an added bonus when its even cheaper when you get to the till

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                  • #10
                    I know a couple of the parents at my school were actually racing each other to the sale. If I had my Christmas pennies I might have been going too.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Aviya Glass View Post
                      I went at midday, most shelves were empty! I needed a few things for new house eg bath mat etc- nothing flash. I wasn't going to buy cos it 'was on sale' as mentioned the discounts were variable. I saved 30% overall.

                      My son wanted gaming stuff and that was only 10% - not worth braving the fiasco for!

                      I could not believe how awful some people were, losing all sense of reality and dignity cos there is a sale sign?

                      I felt really sorry for the staff, they were being so friendly and pleasant to everyone. They get to pick up after the mongrels who ransacked things and then lose their jobs as well.

                      Oops, sorry I reread that, very grouchy indeed but I do hate bad behaviour at others expense...
                      Very true i find people can be total monsters when there is a sale on, particularly the NEXT sales omg!! they really are horrid so i tend to avoid sales these days

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                      • #12
                        Stirling was busy but again, only 10% off most things and not much stock left either. I felt really sorry for the staff as the tills weren't working properly just to add to their problems!
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                        • #13
                          Manchester were having trouble with their tills aswell, so it may have been company wide.
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                          • #14
                            Ours wasn't too bad. Very dignified and calm, collected, serene even

                            I did get some really good bargains, a big long thick winter coat for my daughter which had been £30 and was reduced to £4.20, and a bike for my son which was down to £18

                            However, I really do need to remark on the staff. The were friendly, helpful, polite and cheery! I think if I was in thier position not even I could have been so lovely! Hat off to them, they are doing a great job in terrible circumstances and with some really....ahh.....interesting shoppers!
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                            • #15
                              Bob thinks I am mad but I can't go to the Woollies sale!!! I feel as if I am cashing in on the misery of the staff because they are shutting down!!! I know I'm stupid!!! Sue xx
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