Big W (Coatbridge) 50% off

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Scotland
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pinkonionpinkonion Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Scotland
As Big W in Coatbridge is closing (I believe all their stores are closing sooner or later) they've got 50% off everything except entertainment (CD's & Videos/DVD's) and stamps, newspapers and gift vouchers.

Judging by the queues today there wont be much left by Monday never mind the closing date (August 6th I believe). Myself and my Mother spent £50. :T

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  • jay05_2jay05_2 Forumite
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    pinkonion wrote:
    As Big W in Coatbridge is closing (I believe all their stores are closing sooner or later) they've got 50% off everything except entertainment (CD's & Videos/DVD's) and stamps, newspapers and gift vouchers.

    Judging by the queues today there wont be much left by Monday never mind the closing date (August 6th I believe). Myself and my Mother spent £50. :T


    wow, might have to check that out. Not every store will close some will be converted to woolies.
  • withabixwithabix Forumite
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    The ones converting to normal Woolworths already have.

    Eg, near the Coatbridge BigW, the BigW behind the Celtic ground changed to normal Woolworths about 4 months ago.
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  • eco21eco21 Forumite
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    Is it not still a Big W, the one at the Forge (Celtic Park)
  • Was there twice on Saturday and saved loads. It was like xmas eve only worse. If what I heard is true, and it won't officially be closing till August, they'll be selling the floor tiles, cos by then, that's all that'll be left. People were using the square cages and pallet trucks they get deliveries in with because the trolleys weren't big enough. Some were getting a bit greedy though. Saw one lady with a trolley so loaded with boxes of washing powder, that she was struggling to push it.
    If you're going to make the trip, here's my tip. Pay with cash. They had a couple of cash only tills, and there was hardly anyone using them.

    :)
  • Alison_BAlison_B Forumite
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    Any idea why they are closing down? The one in Bolton has gone and that was a big surprise to me.
  • withabixwithabix Forumite
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    eco21 wrote:
    Is it not still a Big W, the one at the Forge (Celtic Park)

    Nope, it changed to Woolworths in April. Just normal Woolworths junk in there now.
    Alison_B wrote:
    Any idea why they are closing down? The one in Bolton has gone and that was a big surprise to me.

    Woolworths have dropped the format. Was losing tthem a lot of money.
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  • jfmanjfman Forumite
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    I've heard its unlikely there will be anything left by this Saturday, in fact there is very little left just now.

    I think Woolies are dropping the format because the value of the sites doesn't justify how little profit is made (many BigWs are loss makers). I heard the Coatbridge BigW made £200k last year, and Tesco have offered £15m for the site.
  • pinkonionpinkonion Forumite
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    Tesco are indeed going to make the 200 yard move to the Big W. I understand - which shall be good for us who'd like a Tesco with more room (maybe they'll even make it a Tesco Extra).
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