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woodbine
woodbine Community member Posts: 12,133 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.

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  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 12,133 Disability Gamechanger
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    sorry not sure what happened could someone move this to "coffee lounge" thanks

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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    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 
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community member Posts: 14,985 Disability Gamechanger
    edited December 2020
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    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.
  • leeCal
    leeCal Community member Posts: 7,550 Disability Gamechanger
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    Very sad about the jobs, I’m sure the owner has his derrière well covered.

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  • Cher_Alumni
    Cher_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,734 Disability Gamechanger
    edited December 2020
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    @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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  • leeCal
    leeCal Community member Posts: 7,550 Disability Gamechanger
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    Literally thousands of people looking at a bleak new year, awful. ?

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,250 Disability Gamechanger
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    It's so sad. I remember shopping at top shop when i was in school and this was more than 30 years ago.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 12,133 Disability Gamechanger
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    Yes Debenhams have gone into liquidation very sad, I worked there  40 years ago managing a concession, happy times.

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    Debenhams have gone bust? I worked there from January to October 1996 on placement from Sheffield College.

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