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messageRe: superdrug!!
Posted by Passiflora May 02, 11:19PM

Why wouldn't you like to see a pound shop in Lordship Lane Sue? Quite an extraordinary comment! There might be one within walking distance for you but not for others.

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Posted by Loutwo May 02, 11:57PM

Iíd love a pound shop on lordship lane. But probably not very appealing to the local champagne socialists. Superdrug will do though.

Louisa.

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Posted by edcam May 03, 11:41AM

I'm a champagne socialist (although these days I like a nice Francia Corta) but I love a pound shop.

messageRe: superdrug!!
Posted by Sue May 03, 12:39PM

Passiflora Wrote:
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> Why wouldn't you like to see a pound shop in
> Lordship Lane Sue? Quite an extraordinary
> comment! There might be one within walking
> distance for you but not for others.


There are pound shops in Peckham and Camberwell.

A short bus ride for those who can't get there on foot. As with other kinds of shops which we don't have locally. Department stores, for example.

I don't see why it's an "extraordinary comment".

I've been here for very nearly thirty years now, and East Dulwich has changed, much as some people may wish it hadn't. Iceland was replaced by M&S, for example.

I don't think a pound shop would be a good fit any more, and I can't imagine Poundland (the only decent pound shop, in my opinion) would want to be here anyway.

In any case, whilst there are bargains to be had in pound shops, much of what they sell can be got cheaper elsewhere. Just because something is in a pound shop doesn't make it worth spending a pound on it.

messageRe: superdrug!!
Posted by Sue May 03, 12:42PM

Loutwo Wrote:
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> Iíd love a pound shop on lordship lane. But
> probably not very appealing to the local champagne
> socialists.


Who are "the local champagne socialists", Louisa?

I'm a member of the local Labour Party, and I haven't seen anybody drinking champagne.

The nearest we got was on New Years' Eve when my partner and I shared a bottle of Cava.

messageRe: superdrug!!
Posted by DulwichFox May 03, 02:44PM

Champagne Socialism has nothing to do with drinking Champagne..

Definition of champagne socialist -

A person who espouses socialist ideals while enjoying a wealthy lifestyle.

Home ownership and eating and drinking regularly in the most expensive bars and Restaurants.
and putting oneself above others.

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Posted by turtle May 03, 05:21PM

When does it open?

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Posted by ken78 May 04, 02:33PM

Sue Wrote:
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> ken78 Wrote:
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> -----
> > let's have a forum vote then just for fun i
> vote
> > for a £1 shop, lets see how we vote th


>
>
> Well I wouldn't like to see a pound shop in
> Lordship Lane. There is at least one Poundland
> within walking distance.
>
>
> Wouldn't mind a Wilko though, as so far as I know
> the nearest one is in Penge (there are several
> pound shops there, as well. The down side is you
> have to live in Penge. Apologies for any offence
> caused to Penge living readers of the forum smiling smiley )

why not saving walking to peckham don't you think ?

messageRe: superdrug!!
Posted by Bic Basher May 04, 02:41PM

Store opens on Friday 10th May.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was may 04, 04:38pm by Bic Basher.

messageRe: superdrug!!
Posted by turtle May 04, 04:52PM

Thanks.

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Posted by tomskip May 04, 10:06PM

I went to Superdrug today ... in Forest Hill. At least in Forest Hill I can get 1.5 hours guaranteed parking free of charge. Won't be able to say the same in East Dulwich soon, sadly.

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Posted by Passiflora May 04, 10:39PM

But if the CPZ did come into effect in ED it wouldn't apply at the weekend so you could park for free at any time and shop in all the local shops if you wanted to drive in. Please correct me if I'm wrong as I've lost touch with the proposals and live close by where a CPZ was introduced over two years ago.

messageRe: superdrug!!
Posted by sweetgirl May 10, 09:25AM

Just been to the opening day..... Absolutely nothing to shout about!

Bit of a disappointment really... A very small store

messageRe: superdrug!!
Posted by DulwichFox May 10, 03:28PM

sweetgirl Wrote:
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> Just been to the opening day..... Absolutely
> nothing to shout about!
>
> Bit of a disappointment really... A very small
> store

Had a look in from the door. Does indeed look very small.
Would seem most of the space is being used for storage.

DulwichFox

messageRe: superdrug!!
Posted by Loutwo May 10, 04:53PM

sweetgirl Wrote:
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> Just been to the opening day..... Absolutely
> nothing to shout about!
>
> Bit of a disappointment really... A very small
> store

I think the old Londis was almost double the size. Does seem like a useable shop has been replaced by something which wasnít really desperately needed. I do miss londis, and I used it a few times a week.

Louisa.

messageRe: superdrug!!
Posted by Bic Basher May 10, 05:08PM

The Forest Hill opening was more of an event, plus it was heaving with customers.

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Posted by Penguin68 May 10, 06:09PM

The original model for 7:11 (which preceded Londis) was to operate 4 deliveries a day (triggered by real time analysis of purchases in 4 hour segments so that the right food etc. against demand was on the shelves) - that way all stock was out for purchase and not in stock rooms, maximising display space. This was a just-in-time stocking model. Similarly (in intent) Iceland maximised its display space utilisation by stocking in freezers in the shop. Both excellent models for getting quarts into retail display space pint pots.

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Posted by kford May 10, 06:10PM

Londis was much more useful. Now there's just closed shutters on that corner in the evening.

messageRe: superdrug!!
Posted by Sue May 10, 09:21PM

kford Wrote:
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> Londis was much more useful. Now there's just
> closed shutters on that corner in the evening.

There are plenty of other shops selling what Londis used to sell.

And several shops open 24 hours, including Organic Village.

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Posted by Loutwo May 10, 09:32PM

Sue Wrote:
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> kford Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Londis was much more useful. Now there's just
> > closed shutters on that corner in the evening.
>
> There are plenty of other shops selling what
> Londis used to sell.
>
> And several shops open 24 hours, including Organic
> Village.


Thatís not true. The offering available in Londis included lottery, National/international/magazine selection, and 24/7 access to food/alcohol/tobacco products way more diverse than anything else within a mile of ED.

Louisa.

messageRe: superdrug!!
Posted by Bic Basher May 12, 12:46AM

If people really wanted Londis, they would have shopped there. Instead they use M&S, the Co-Op, the corner shop on East Dulwich Grove which is open 24/7, Organic Village or even Sainsbury's which is open until midnight six days a week.

I think some people have been so used to that shop being a 24/7 shop there for at least 35 years that now it's a daytime shop, they can't get their heads round it.



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messageRe: superdrug!!
Posted by kford May 12, 08:27PM

Loutwo Wrote:
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> Sue Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > kford Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > Londis was much more useful. Now there's just
> > > closed shutters on that corner in the
> evening.
> >
> > There are plenty of other shops selling what
> > Londis used to sell.
> >
> > And several shops open 24 hours, including
> Organic
> > Village.
>
>
> Thatís not true. The offering available in Londis
> included lottery, National/international/magazine
> selection, and 24/7 access to food/alcohol/tobacco
> products way more diverse than anything else
> within a mile of ED.
>
> Louisa.

And Hermes Drop-off!

messageRe: superdrug!!
Posted by Gingergossip May 20, 05:32PM

I've been paying way over the odds for nail varnish remover since living in ED- what a relief. Bying petrol by the half litre is a bitch!

messageRe: superdrug!!
Posted by DulwichFox May 20, 07:01PM

Popped in to have a look round. Felt the need to buy something.

There was a new range of Men's Hair gel and Putty priced at £4.19
Thought I would try some.

... THEN I saw the same new range in Sainsburys Priced at £3.00

Other products were also much dearer in Superdrug.

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Posted by bsand May 21, 07:10PM

Probably local pricing from Superdrug - ED add 10-15% to goods except for national campaigns no doubt !

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Posted by Loutwo May 21, 09:06PM

I can confirm upon visiting both the Peckham and ED branches, that some goods I looked at are more expensive in our local branch. Not something I had ever taken notice of before.

Louisa.

messageRe: superdrug!!
Posted by NewWave May 21, 11:02PM

Loutwo Wrote:
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> I can confirm upon visiting both the Peckham and
> ED branches, that some goods I looked at are more
> expensive in our local branch. Not something I had
> ever taken notice of before.
>
> Louisa.

I thought Forest Hill was cheaper than the ED one but then assumed I was imagining it!

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