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F.W. WOOLWORTH R.I.P.

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by i8allthepies, Nov 27, 2008.

  1. i8allthepies

    i8allthepies Posting Addict

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    So it looks like they are reading Woolworths the last rites. I bought my first guitar there when I was 10, it was truly terrible!:D What are your 'Woolies Memories'?
     
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    I bought my first 45 record in there,havn't been in since ;)
     
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    i can always remember they used to sell tomos pedal motorbikes,quality of their stuff has`nt improved since then,perhaps thats why they are in so much Censored
     
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    yeah steve rock around the clock first issue!
     
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    guess what i found in there the other day!

    Laser guided scissors!!!
    i know they looked just as awesome as they sounded:D

    I'm being serious!
     
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    I think the main reason woolys went down because all you could buy in my lifetime is overpriced plastic cr*p:down:
     
  7. andyhawkx3

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    No, the whole Country started to go down the pan, when the Tories were voted in, in the 80's...they sold off the crown jewels, they sold everything that the gov, had any mony in...Maggies famous words were, "We the government should not keep, British people in work" so they sold, British steel down, the pan...f'ed up the coal industry...I could go on, and on another, big en...BRITISH GAS...Now what is the gov, doing trying to save whats left:mad2::mad2::mad2:....you think its bad now:tsk:
     
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    ...and the last of the Crown Jewel's, when you, "not me" vote them in will be the NHS.
     
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    I remember when bank interest rates hit 18% under maggie,and me dad had just bought a bloody great farm as well back them!!:eek:!!.
    4% to 18% bank charges overnight with no warning,imagine?.

    I liked maggie for her steadfast ("we are british") stance in europe though!.:eek:
     
  10. simply james

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    i liked woolies got dome good bargains there over the years
     
  11. steve410

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    Yes those were the days,still got the drainpipes and Brylcream :cool:
     
  12. simply james

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    never did that one mate
     
  13. MOO

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    Woolies was always much better when I was young. Fantastic pick 'n' mix, we used to buy a few every week and fill a tin up for christmas. It also had a really nice deli counter with great cheese and like Steve I bought my first single in there for 35p :)
     
  14. simply james

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    yes moo they wer the days
     
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    No James the "days" were when there was 240 pennies to the pound, petrol was 2 shillings a gallon, and we used to have snowy winters and sunny summers.:D
     
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    Odd how you excuse Labours ruination of the current economy whilst lambasting the Conservatives. Odd how the failures under the Conservatives were their fault but the failures under Labour are someone-elses. Brown has single handedly presided over the single worst ever economic disaster yet Maggie is the subject of your rant!
    Browns "economic miracle" was funded with a credit card and the jobs created were built upon shifting sands. Whilst Australia paid off their national debt entirely over the last decade we increased ours under his stewardship. His boast to have "ended boom and bust" will rank alongside "peace in our time" as the most pathetic comment ever and we enter this depression in the worst state of all the G7 economies. Was Maggie perfect? - no way, but her failures are on a much smaller scale to Browns destruction of UK PLC.

    Socialists always fail to grasp that a good NHS first requires a good economy to pay for it. EVERY labour government has left the ecomony crippled - not opinion but fact. They simply can not grasp that spending requires earning. They have managed to postpone the crippling of the economy until their third term this time which is unusual as they have previously only ever needed one term.

    Woolworths simply failed to provide what people wanted. Given store overheads and internet sales it's demise was predictable for some time. A sad day but not one that could be fended off forever.
     
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    You have your point of view, but I have personal experience, of the con's in the word conservative.
     
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    Thankyou and good night David Cameron:p
     
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    Woolies had 235 million pounds in borrowings and only 815 shop outlets in assets (plus stock) which gives them almost negative equity!.
    Who were their accountants,cos I would give them a wide berth!!.
    Aye the credit crunch is upon us.
    Just bought a telly off Currys online on monday and I was told today that Currys are down the pan too,is that true???:eek:.
     
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    yes currys is gone too
     

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