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  • fickle34
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    • 15th Dec 09, 10:38 AM
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    • 15th Dec 09, 10:38 AM
    Thanks a lot Martin!! You've got me all fired up for a visit to Poundland now!! And I'm only supposed to be nippin into town for essentials.......!! Hehe!
    • nee-naw
    • By nee-naw 15th Dec 09, 10:39 AM
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    • #3
    • 15th Dec 09, 10:39 AM
    Poundland good or bad PR for Martin
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    • 15th Dec 09, 10:39 AM
    I don't think you need to worry about the PR because it just means that you are practising what you preach. You're not advising us what you do, to save pennies and then shopping in Harrods yourself. I for one think that you are wonderful!!!
    • glossyhair
    • By glossyhair 15th Dec 09, 10:58 AM
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    • #4
    • 15th Dec 09, 10:58 AM
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    • 15th Dec 09, 10:58 AM
    Brilliant Martin! Welcome to the Poundland club :-)
    mmmm, still seeking something witty to be my auto-signature . . . so this will have to suffice for now
  • Princess Vix
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    • 15th Dec 09, 11:09 AM
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    • 15th Dec 09, 11:09 AM
    See what you really need is a 99p store - it has 'A bigger range for a penny change' according to the slogan anyway! - Now that's true MoneySaving!
    Last edited by Princess Vix; 15-12-2009 at 11:40 AM. Reason: I cant spell!
    • bylromarha
    • By bylromarha 15th Dec 09, 12:50 PM
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    • #6
    • 15th Dec 09, 12:50 PM
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    • 15th Dec 09, 12:50 PM
    Any chance of a pic in the thuggish hat?!
    Who made hogs and dogs and frogs?
    • JimmyTheWig
    • By JimmyTheWig 15th Dec 09, 2:33 PM
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    • #7
    • 15th Dec 09, 2:33 PM
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    • 15th Dec 09, 2:33 PM
    See what you really need is a 99p store - it has 'A bigger range for a penny change' according to the slogan anyway! - Now that's true MoneySaving!
    Originally posted by Princess Vix
    My wife reckons you get better stuff in a pound shop than a 99p shop - that the extra penny makes a difference. (I don't go regularly enough to notice.)
    • SailorSam
    • By SailorSam 15th Dec 09, 3:01 PM
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    • #8
    • 15th Dec 09, 3:01 PM
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    • 15th Dec 09, 3:01 PM
    If you get caught short you can feel a lot better by spending that penny.
    Liverpool is one of the wonders of Britain,
    What it may grow to in time, I know not what.

    Daniel Defoe: 1725.
    • li'l_p
    • By li'l_p 15th Dec 09, 6:18 PM
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    • #9
    • 15th Dec 09, 6:18 PM
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    • 15th Dec 09, 6:18 PM
    Get over to the 'Poundland Bargains' thread; there are bargains to be had!
    • Nile
    • By Nile 15th Dec 09, 10:46 PM
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    Nile you've got me fancying an After Eight mint or 10.
    • welsh old codger
    • By welsh old codger 16th Dec 09, 7:03 AM
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    welsh old codger
    you are not on duty all the time martin just relax and enjoy shopping without worrying about the money by the way think you are great you are just what this country needs in this time of recession
    • michelden
    • By michelden 16th Dec 09, 9:49 AM
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    Well done Martin, this makes you even more of a hero to us mere mortals, lol.
    Just remember that, even though the items cost 99p or 1 they might still be cheaper elsewhere. I know I'm getting a bit too careful at the moment but I am trying very hard to get rid of my overdraft by February. I am on target so far
  • johnmichaeldoyle
    I love Poundland!

    I just went and bought some malteasers, a nose hair trimmer and a blackboard!

    • maybe1
    • By maybe1 16th Dec 09, 1:01 PM
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    Well done Martin. Your next step is shopping in a 99p store. Thank you so much for this site. I am learning loads.
  • k2468
    I think its good pr, so long as you practice what you preach - i.e. only buy what you need, otherwise you are being seduced by the "cheapness" of it all. But we should shop wherever suits our need without feeling concerned about being seen there, whether it's Harrods or Poundland.
  • Tibbs,The Freebie Hunter
    I have found real gems of bargains in Poundland (sometimes items costing 20 - 30 retail, e.g. Belkin iPod or Knomo iPhone cases). DVD's and books also have great deals.

    To find these, best to go in the morning (after shelves restocked) and on a regular basis.

    Equally, some things (e.g. biscuits) are slightly cheaper to buy in the supermarkets. This is where your 'price' knowledge needs to be utilised.
    • waqasahmed
    • By waqasahmed 16th Dec 09, 7:43 PM
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    Any chance of a pic in the thuggish hat?!
    Originally posted by bylromarha
    lol. They dont have those in our poundland. So I had to buy mine from the market at 1.75. Have to agree with Martin though. When I first saw myself in it, it did look like I was a burglar of some sort.

    I normally go to the poundland for my packaging and batteries(though sometimes chocolate and drinks), though Im now going to buy more packaging from eBay where the price of one works out less than 1 lol

    I once also bought a DSA driving theory test from there(will have to see where it is) apparently it doesnt have all the questions, however at 8 times less the price it normally retails at, its worth it for 1
    Last edited by waqasahmed; 16-12-2009 at 7:46 PM.
    • M-L
    • By M-L 16th Dec 09, 8:13 PM
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    poundland & 99pstores
    Laptop skins 99pence store!, 9 in staples! 6.95 in Argos.
    Books, great value in both stores, including 2010 road atlas.
  • 60-something
    This is my first post so hope it is o.k
    Just wanted to say well done Martin, shopping in poundland can have bargains for everyone who wants to save money. But just as a previous post said you do need to be price savvy to save the most money as there can be a few items which are not the cheapest.
    Martin is quite right with one thing it certainly can be addictive as I can't pass this shop without going in.
    • newmum1
    • By newmum1 21st Dec 09, 11:12 AM
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    POUNDLAND ROCKS...........
    I got Collens real style hardback copy cover price 17.99 i was really happy so now I pop in as they have some really good books.
    Current Debts :
    Car Loan 11744.201223.20
    Student Loan 8000.002852.48
    HMRC 754.40391.48 Paid off !!
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