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Don't do it

woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 2,303 Disability Gamechanger
edited November 2020 in Coffee lounge
I may have mentioned this recently but Arcadia has just gone bust, so please don't but any gift vouchers from any of their store (burtons,dorothy perkins,evans,wallis.miss selfridge,topman or topshop) as they will be worthless.
The great shame is that between 13,000-15,000 jobs may be lost at a time when 158,000 retail jobs have already been lost this year.
Personally I wouldn't buy gift vouchers from any retailer this year.


  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 2,303 Disability Gamechanger
    sorry not sure what happened could someone move this to "coffee lounge" thanks
  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 6,346 Disability Gamechanger
    Thanks for the heads up . I think lots of people will be buying vouchers this year more than ever for those who cant see each other and they are easy to post 

    I always send my ex in laws a food retail voucher to buy their turkey with and few other luxuries at least they will still be open 
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 3,836 Disability Gamechanger
    edited December 2020
    I was considering buying a TopMan voucher for somebody until I found a suitable gift for them instead!

    That’s a shame about all the jobs.
  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 2,710 Disability Gamechanger
    Very sad about the jobs, I’m sure the owner has his derrière well covered.
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,471 Disability Gamechanger
    edited December 2020
    @woodbine I see this is in the coffee lounge now and thanks for sharing with everyone.

    I feel so sorry for all the staff at Arcadia, and its since been announced Debenhams are likely going the same way (See this BBC news article).  What a tough year.  The high street is being obliterated.  It's very sad.
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  • leeCalleeCal Member Posts: 2,710 Disability Gamechanger
    Literally thousands of people looking at a bleak new year, awful. 😔
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 22,214 Disability Gamechanger
    It's so sad. I remember shopping at top shop when i was in school and this was more than 30 years ago.
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  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 2,303 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes Debenhams have gone into liquidation very sad, I worked there  40 years ago managing a concession, happy times.
  • MrAllen1976MrAllen1976 Member Posts: 1,280 Pioneering
    Debenhams have gone bust? I worked there from January to October 1996 on placement from Sheffield College.

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