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Sue
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Joined: 04 Dec 2006, 20:18

Congratulations to Postmark in North Cross Road, just named the UK's best greeting card retailer!

http://arounddulwich.co.uk/east-dulwich ... -retailer/
edanna
Posts: 702
Joined: 20 Aug 2007, 16:25

Good for them and good for you Sue for such a positive thread!
sjsl
Posts: 713
Joined: 29 Mar 2009, 16:07

My favourite shop, always go there for cards and things of that ilk...
edcam
Posts: 2432
Joined: 11 Mar 2010, 13:49

Definitely the best card shop I've been to. Congrats to them, well deserved!
tomskip
Posts: 838
Joined: 22 Apr 2010, 23:44

I remain loyal to the fabulous Greetings.
DulwichFox
Posts: 10587
Joined: 11 Jul 2010, 18:12

Nice shop. Nice selection of cards..

Used to be my Barbers.. Keith. slowest barber ever.. Old Skool.

Foxy.
KidKruger
Posts: 11397
Joined: 09 Jan 2008, 16:15

Oh yeah Keith's !
tarafitness
Posts: 784
Joined: 07 Jan 2009, 22:24

Excellent news, and so well deserved. It's almost a joy to go card shopping there, as you know you're always going to find something beautiful and unique... Or silly and a bit rude... Depending on your mood/the occasion :)
Jennys
Posts: 647
Joined: 31 Jul 2007, 20:39

I also love Greetings in Lordship Lane.
Seabag
Posts: 3861
Joined: 10 Mar 2014, 15:12

It's got that 'Non stop party shop' feel to it.

The staff seem a bit occasion weary, plus they didn't even know it was my birthday last time I went in.
Angelina
Posts: 1656
Joined: 30 Nov 2014, 09:20

I fully support Greetings. By far my favourite.
Sue
Posts: 23499
Joined: 04 Dec 2006, 20:18

It's not a question of one or the other, surely?

We are very lucky to have two card shops locally, plus other shops selling cards. Whatever your taste you are likely to find what you are looking for in one of the shops, and it's great to have a choice.

I started the thread to share the fact that Postmark has won a well deserved award!
DonCiccio
Posts: 4
Joined: 23 Sep 2016, 13:08

Postmark isn't even the best card shop in East Dulwich!
Sue
Posts: 23499
Joined: 04 Dec 2006, 20:18

DonCiccio Wrote:
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> Postmark isn't even the best card shop in East
> Dulwich!


Well, we all have different tastes, so it depends how you personally define "best", doesn't it?

Clearly the award was not just given at random.

I'm not sure quite why you would want to post on here to diss a great local shop which has just won an award, particularly since it's only your third post since you joined the forum.
andcharall
Posts: 16
Joined: 05 Sep 2007, 08:57

Quite right Sue!!
edcam
Posts: 2432
Joined: 11 Mar 2010, 13:49

This forum makes me despair sometimes. Why can't a well-run business be congratulated on an accolade? Why do these sad characters who think their opinions are of interest have to undercut a rare, positive thread in such a mean spirited way?

It does make you wonder what their agenda is.
Angelina
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Joined: 30 Nov 2014, 09:20

no agenda, other than highlighting that there are other fantastic businesses in our area and that they also deserve a mention.

It's not a negative point. I didn't say I didn't like Postmark.
edcam
Posts: 2432
Joined: 11 Mar 2010, 13:49

The thread wasn't about another shop. It was about Postmark. And you had to go and p**s on their chips.

Angelina Wrote:
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> no agenda, other than highlighting that there are
> other fantastic businesses in our area and that
> they also deserve a mention.
>
> It's not a negative point. I didn't say I didn't
> like Postmark.
DulwichFox
Posts: 10587
Joined: 11 Jul 2010, 18:12

It's a nice shop.. to browse around. But to state it is the UK's Best greeting card retailer is very Subjective.
Has anyone been to every greeting card retailer in the UK. to form such an opinion.

How often does any one person buy a greeting card. ?

Does not matter if it IS the UK's Leading Greeting Card Retailer. Nice for us locals to have it there but
people are not going to travel across the country to shop there.

Lets not get too excited about it.

Foxy.
edcam
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Joined: 11 Mar 2010, 13:49

Or you could just try being pleased for a local business for a change.
DulwichFox
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Joined: 11 Jul 2010, 18:12

edcam Wrote:
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> Or you could just try being pleased for a local
> business for a change.


I said it was a nice shop.. but a Local business it isn't.
It is a well established mini chain with branches in

Dulwich.

Greenwich.

Balham.

Turnham Green Terrace.

and also operates extensively on line.

DulwichFox
edcam
Posts: 2432
Joined: 11 Mar 2010, 13:49

The fact that they have other branches is neither here nor there. DF - your misanthropic world view is very tedious at times. Just try and be a bit pleased for them.
DulwichFox
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Joined: 11 Jul 2010, 18:12

edcam Wrote:
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> The fact that they have other branches is neither
> here nor there. DF - your misanthropic world view
> is very tedious at times. Just try and be a bit
> pleased for them.

I said it is a nice shop.. I have bought cards from there on several occasions. I can do no more.
Now be a good chap and get off my back.

DF.
edcam
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Joined: 11 Mar 2010, 13:49

If you get off theirs, I will.
Penguin68
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Joined: 04 Jan 2009, 11:38

The actual news item posted read:- Postmark, who have four shops in south and west London, including one on North Cross Road in East Dulwich, was named the UK?s ?Best Greeting Card Retailer? 2017 at this year?s RETA?s, which recognises the importance of retailers to the success of the British Greeting Card industry, estimated to be worth around ?1.7bn a year, supporting almost 100,000 jobs across the country.

The family run, independent retailer also picked up a separate award for their monthly ?Feel Good Friday? campaign, which encourages people to send cards ?just because? offering a free card and postage to anywhere in the UK to anyone interested in taking part.

Run by husband and wife team Mark and Leona Janson-Smith, they currently have four shops ? Balham, Dulwich, Greenwich and Chiswick ? and champion the very best of UK and internationally designed cards and stationery.

So, the whole 'chain' has been awarded the prize, not just the ED shop, it's pretty local (South London certainly) and it's not a corporately owned chain. Maybe we in ED can claim 25% of the credit here, if we want to be parochial. The judging, clearly, was not just about shops available in ED. I'm pleased for them.
Champ
Posts: 53
Joined: 22 Aug 2012, 14:41

I don't really like greeting card shops. I don't even like sending greeting cards.
Jules-and-Boo
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Joined: 21 Dec 2014, 11:21

edcam - do you work there? why has it touched such a nerve?
DulwichFox
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Jules-and-Boo Wrote:
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> edcam - do you work there? why has it touched such
> a nerve?

Take no notice.

I have been supporting local businesses for 37 years.
I was supporting East Dulwich businesses Pubs and restaurants even before then when I lived in Peckham.

DulwichFox
edcam
Posts: 2432
Joined: 11 Mar 2010, 13:49

Nope. I just think it's depressing that one of the few positive threads here descended so quickly in to negativity.
Jules-and-Boo Wrote:
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> edcam - do you work there? why has it touched such
> a nerve?
ruffers
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Joined: 26 Apr 2007, 19:54

Peak edf
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