Do you still use the high street?

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PostRe: Do you still use the high street?
by Vermi-Claus » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:02 pm

I'm afraid i won't be able to offer you anything for them once the added expenses have been sorted. The £200 value you see, would have to be used to pay for the postage costs, along with envelope duty, letterbox tax, and a few other minor necessities.

By taking them off your hands however, i will be providing a quality voucher recycling service, and you'll be left with feeling of total bliss knowing that they will be in a far better place. ;)

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by Hexx » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:04 pm

Vermilion wrote:I'm afraid i won't be able to offer you anything for them once the added expenses have been sorted. The £200 value you see, would have to be used to pay for the postage costs, along with envelope duty, letterbox tax, and a few other minor necessities.

By taking them off your hands however, i will be providing a quality voucher recycling service, and you'll be left with feeling of total bliss knowing that they will be in a far better place. ;)


Pfft. Feelings. :lol:

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by Death's Head » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:34 pm

High street, pretty much never. Supermarkets, shopping centres and retail parks yes. The high street's time is almost up. If it does have a future it consists of restaurants, hairdressers and funeral services, just stuff you wouldn't do only online. Although I guess funeral services has online only potential.

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PostRe: Do you still use the high street?
by Buffalo » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:37 pm

Wander around the Metro Centre every now and again with an idea of gooseberry fool I need, always clothing. That’s about it, everything else is online.

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by Vermi-Claus » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:44 pm

Death's Head wrote:Although I guess funeral services has online only potential.


No.

Just no.

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by Snowballday » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:17 pm

I still buy stuff from the high street, but there's hardly anywhere in Birmingham that isn't some sort of chain store now, if you want anything unique, you have to go online for it or somewhere that actually has shops that aren't just copy and paste ones.

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by Krik Kringle » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:22 pm

Yeah, for clothes and furnishings. Occasionally games but generally just to look at things in those shops.

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by RichardYuleK » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:56 pm

I still like the feeling of going to buy something that you really want, it has more appeal than just waiting at home for something to arrive although I find that exciting aswell when it’s somthing like a new console

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by No:1 Final Fantasy Fan » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:59 pm

Yes I love the high street
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by RichardYuleK » Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:05 am

Did you take those photos?

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by Vermi-Claus » Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:00 am

I doubt it, the image info suggests they are all from different sites.

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by RichardYuleK » Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:55 am

Oh, I was going to say how good they were

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by Vermi-Claus » Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:05 am

RichardUK wrote:Oh, I was going to say how good they were


The Regent St one is poor anyways, it looks to have been digitally edited and the overall blurriness makes for a terrible shot.

The Harrods one is decent, as getting that shot from the right angle, whilst keeping the camera still (long exposure needed) is difficult enough, let alone having to deal with the crowds and traffic you find at that location.

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by NickSCFC » Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:30 am

In Stoke the major retailers have abandoned the high street, half are boarding up and the rest are betting shops, e-cigs and pound stores.

Restaurants have replaced a lot of the shops that closed during the recession, and it's become a great place to eat out lately.

The retail park and the main shopping centre are really popular too.

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by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:36 am

NickSCFC wrote:Stoke "Festival Park" Retail Park
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That's exactly how I imagined Stoke to look.

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by NickSCFC » Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:42 am

Moggy wrote:That's exactly how I imagined Stoke to look.


It's fairly mixed, the south of the city is lovely...

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The north, not so much...

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by RichardYuleK » Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:42 am

I drive through Stoke a lot and it’s not like any other place I drive through, it has loads of strange domed pedestrian bridges and step walls at either side of road some with mirrors on them, I always lose my dab signal aswell, I do like visiting the potteries like Wedgewood and I have been to the retail parks

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PostRe: Do you still use the high street?
by NickSCFC » Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:47 am

jawafour wrote:market in the high street and clothing / footwear from a big shopping centre about 30 minutes (car) or an hour (bus) away.
I wandered into a CEX yesterday and I really wasn't keen. The games cases generally appeared to be in poor condition and it doesn't help when there are huge price stickers on them. The second-hand equipment seemed quite pricey, too. I wouldn't rush back.


I quite like CEX, there's one around the corner from our high street and it's quit nostalgic seeing boxed 90s consoles in the windows.

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PostRe: Do you still use the high street?
by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:50 am

RichardUK wrote:I always lose my dab signal aswell,


Stoke still uses smoke signals, they haven't even got MW radio yet. ;)

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by Vermi-Claus » Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:55 am

Moggy wrote:
RichardUK wrote:I always lose my dab signal aswell,


Stoke still uses smoke signals, they haven't even got MW radio yet. ;)


They have a cinema though, that's more than what there is around here.


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