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Well I would never be able to take a half day for something like that and I certainly wouldn't want to take a chance on the delivery being made on time. I have never had anything delivered at the time that the company said they would (this included my washing machine).

 

My freezer started to leak last year and I went to the Cockhedge to get a new one. It was much more convenient for me to drive into town and buy a new one, rather than waiting for a delivery van to turn up. I got a good price too :)

 

I shop online a lot. There are definitely things that I would not buy online though, which is why I still go into town on a regular basis.

 

On another topic...I would hate for parking wardens to be abolished from the town. They stop people parking in front of my driveway and town my street! :)

 

Plus you can't haggle online as you can in store, if you have the nerve to. I have done it when buying white goods and electrical goods, furniture etc.,. If the managers refused to give a discount I just waved the cash in front of his face and told him, "This can go into your till right now if you give me a good discount or it can go through that door with me and some other store will get it instead". Only one or two still refused to give a discount and so stood and watched as the cash left the store with me. :wink:

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Yes I have tried many times. I also used to work in a store that would not give out discounts.

 

Well perhaps you didn't stand firm enough. Perhaps you didn't tempt them with the sight of so many bank notes flashing before their eyes. Perhaps yours was one of the srores I walked out of with my cash. :wink:

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I note everyone is talking about white goods DIY shops and so on.

 

Perhaps we should look at encouraging art galleries, craft shops and other specialist shops to take on the vacant shops and other premisses in Buttermarket st, Bridge st and Sankey St and other areas.

 

Cheaper car parking or a free bus into town from a out of center car park would also be of help.

 

The market also needs cheaper rent and rates to attract back businesses. it is a shadow of what it used to be with more vacant stalls every time I visit.

 

I always wondered why Boots moved into a smaller premises in the Golden Square, I thought it was in a much better convenient location previously.

 

Maybe we should also look into CONVERTING not demolishing the upper part of Bridge St into residential premisses.

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Now the Market actually has a lot of unrealised potential - space, multi-storey car parking, a core of very good stallholders.

 

What would make it successful again would be if it were to be made more user friendly and follow the model I've seen used elsewhere.

 

  1. Make the multi storey car park either free for 2 hours or free with a ticket endorsed by a market stallholder (like the Cockedge car park)
  2. Have shopping trollies available in the market and drop off points for them on each floor of the car park.
  3. Upgrade the car park lifts to make them big enough for multiple trollies.
  4. Install a barcode and checkout system in the market where shoppers get goods barcoded by each stallholder, then just pay once at a checkout.

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I note everyone is talking about white goods DIY shops and so on.

 

Perhaps we should look at encouraging art galleries, craft shops and other specialist shops to take on the vacant shops and other premisses in Buttermarket st, Bridge st and Sankey St and other areas.

 

Cheaper car parking or a free bus into town from a out of center car park would also be of help.

 

The market also needs cheaper rent and rates to attract back businesses. it is a shadow of what it used to be with more vacant stalls every time I visit.

 

I always wondered why Boots moved into a smaller premises in the Golden Square, I thought it was in a much better convenient location previously.

 

Maybe we should also look into CONVERTING not demolishing the upper part of Bridge St into residential premisses.

 

 

The kind of shops you are thinking off will not take off in this age of recession and austerity.

White goods can be seen as essentials but pictures and hobbies? None essentials and I don't think too many people will be willing to spend money on none essentials till they see a rise in their income and less demand for more money from central and local governments. :unsure:

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The kind of shops you are thinking off will not take off in this age of recession and austerity.

White goods can be seen as essentials but pictures and hobbies? None essentials and I don't think too many people will be willing to spend money on none essentials till they see a rise in their income and less demand for more money from central and local governments. :unsure:

 

You might be right but then there would be no pubs, restaurants, jewellery shops and so on, but there are many of these in Warrington so clearly some people are buying other things not just basic essentials; Yet.

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Makes no difference what it's called really Cleo as it's always been a tax that is collected which inturn allows a car to be driven or parked on a road so any combonation of words is right/

 

Yes before anyone pull me up (no pun intended) that's providing it also has valid insurance and an mot too of course.

 

The DVLA opened a consultation a couple of days ago by the way asking whether valid insurance checks should still continue to be carried out at the point of renewing your car/road/vehicle TAX.

 

Good idea or bad... not sure really but my immediate thought was 'probably bad'

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Actually a good idea as without a valid insurance you can't get car tax. if they stop checking at the point of renewing then anybody can tax a car and drive it without insurance. they would probably not be found out until they had an accident or stopped in a spot check by police by which time they may have been driving the car for several years.

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Sorry I should have worded it better..... the DVLA are consulting on possibly REMOVING the insurance checks.

 

See link below, scroll down to 2012 consultations and click the two links (dated 15 October 2012) 'Removing the Insurance Checks when Taking a Vehicle' and 'Impact Assessment - the Insurance Checks when Taking a Vehicle'

 

http://www.dft.gov.uk/dvla/consultations.aspx

 

closing date for responses 26 Nov 2012.

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Listening to a radio interview earlier and a chap was on from a well known high street store arguing that not only are councils guilty of being greedy with parking charges, he was also arguing that business rates are too high too.

 

He sited a company that sells roughly what they do but on the internet. They compete for the same pound in the pocket from the public, and yet in some of their high street stores, they can pay as much as £1,000.00 per sq/m whereas their competition who are internet only and have a large distribution warehouse in the same town can pay as little as £40.00 per sq/m

 

The distribution warehouse will employ the same amnount of staff but have a fraction of the overheads as they don't have a high street prescence.... fair do's you may think, but if all the big retailers opt for internet only shopping, there will really be no high street to overcharge the parking on!!!

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