Sunday, December 25, 2011

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ex Local shopper said...

Gift cards for WH Smith. If you got a WH Smith gift card this year for christmas you will have to drive to poole or bournemouth to spend it as according to the companies website, you cant use them in the Swanage branch !

Anonymous said...

I wonder why that is?

Is the Swanage branch a non-company owned franchise (and gift cards can only be spent within company stores)? It seems odd. Has anyone asked the Swanage branch about this?

Anonymous said...

Has the website actually said you can't spend them in swanage, or just that you can in bournemouth?

Anonymous said...



Worth viewing and considering for 2012 is Charlie Chaplin's speech from The Great Dictator in 1940.

Robin from Swanage said...


Is the Swanage Walking Group a bunch of old age pensioners who never venture outside Swanage and cannot walk more than 5 miles or is it the friendliest, best organised and most successful group in Swanage?

Anonymous said...

Swanage co-op: welcome to The Gulag

Another new year, and another five day stretch of empty shelves in co-op. A display of fresh goods that any Russian store would have been proud of 30 years ago.

The years most predictable event (the end of he year) not only bought the anticipated crowds, empty shelves, but also some underhand cad like behaviour in the store.

Today my wife managed to get the last two (yes two) peppers, smiled and enjoyed her little shopping victory in the face of such adversity, but upon arrival at the checkout found only one pepper in her basket.

Someone had taken her pepper from the basket! Filched her fruit, pinched her pepper... Shocking.

Co-op will tell us they lack storage space. I would point them at the vacant business units in town. They either don't know what they are doing, or don't give a hoot.

"Когда мы вешаем капиталисты продадут нам веревку"
 “When we hang the capitalists they will sell us the rope”
But only if they have any in stock.