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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 10:13 pm 
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I will never understand how business works, a thousand quid?!?

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:35 am 
Waterstones at Deansgate used to be SF central!

Too right about managers disallowing staff to make local decisions. I helped alot to build up the SF section in the Waterstones where I worked (E*****), including doing the buying for that sections. Did well - very well, my manager said - then had all my buying decisions taken away. Result... decline.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:15 am 
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FP in Cambridge used to have a large magazine section right next to the door, you couldn't miss it. Now they've moved it to the back of the store and it's half the size. The whole place seems dominated by action figures and other merchandise now. :(


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It's really in freefall now... I picked up a few bargains today. A couple of the Dark Tower comic compilations, and Robert J. Sawyer's "FlashForward". Still, bargains aside, it's sad to see a giant in the British book market on its way out.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 4:36 pm 
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Never got a reply from watetstones.

Did u have any luck matthew?


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2009 10:00 pm 
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Actually, the other day I received this:

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Dear Matthew,

Thank you for your email.

In response to your recent enquiry regards to the content, unfortunately we do not have any control regards to the content provided in the waterstones material. I will forward your comments on.

Therefore on this occasion I can only advise as we cannot deal with your request any further, I advise that you kindly contact our colleagues at our Head office to assist you further:


Waterstones.com
Capital Court
Capital Interchange Way
Brentford
Middlesex
TW8 0EX

I do apologise for any inconvenience caused as we sincerely appreciate you taking the time to offer your feedback as it is not our intention to inconvenience our customers and we always strive to offer a better level of service.

Kind regards,

Kaomi Tohma
Customer Service Team
Waterstones.com


So they're going to forward it on, but I should contact head office anyway?

It's on my to do list, now that I've finished uni for Christmas.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 12:49 pm 
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Ah, excuse my language here...but it is such shite to see another bookstore I love go. Can't express my anger enough. Sitting in the Starbucks with a pile of books in the Islington Borders has been a tradition of mine for the last couple of years.

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The closing day is 24th December, assuming no one steps in to buy the company before then. If there's anything you want from the shops, get it before then.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 12:25 pm 
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Do you know if there is much left in Buchanan str jim? Might be worth sendin my dad out with a list.


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I popped in at the weekend, Marc, and it was pretty busy. There was still plenty on the shelves but it's shifting fast. I spotted a pile of White Stripes cds but didn't fancy the queue on Saturday, and by Tuesday they were all gone. It's probably worth a look, but don't be surprised if he can't find anything on the list. Still plenty of Interzone 225s, though.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 1:23 pm 
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Thanks jim, he'll prob dive in for himself anyway so I'll just get him to try his luck.

And Andy was good enough to send out my replacement 225 with BS, so I shall soon be sortes on that score, cheers :)


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I got Icky Thump from play.com for £3.99 a few weeks ago, but it's back up to full price now. It's pretty fantastic. Even the bagpipes. :D

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 2:04 pm 
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@rolinkov what do u mean EVEN the bagpipes? :p


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It's a typo. He means especially the bagpipes.

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Lol just what i thought :lol:


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