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    • MSE Karl
    • By MSE Karl 17th Sep 19, 12:47 PM
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    MSE Poll: Which stores do you LOVE or LOATHE?
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    • 17th Sep 19, 12:47 PM
    MSE Poll: Which stores do you LOVE or LOATHE? 17th Sep 19 at 12:47 PM
    Poll started 17 September 2019
    Retailers love us to have a relationship with them. Indeed, many feel an almost intimate connection with some brands, but wouldn't be seen dead crossing others' thresholds. So let's see…

    Please pick up to FIVE that you love and up to FIVE that you loathe...

    Did you vote? Are you surprised at the results so far? Have your say below.

    If you haven't already, join the forum to reply.

    Thanks!
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    • jasdev
    • By jasdev 18th Sep 19, 6:34 AM
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    • 18th Sep 19, 6:34 AM
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    • 18th Sep 19, 6:34 AM
    Interesting choice of poll, that definitely merits discussion!

    Loathe Amazon because they game the global tax system, drive local bookshops and retailers out of business with their competitive advantage, treat staff terribly, and more. (Also good reminder to me to check out a subscription to Ethical Consumer magazine.)

    Love Waterstones for being someplace I can wander around and lose myself in a book for a few minutes before adding to my extensive collection of unread, new books.

    Love John Lewis because of their customer service, in-store experience, range of products, and partnership model.
    • NaughtiusMaximus
    • By NaughtiusMaximus 19th Sep 19, 8:22 AM
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    • 19th Sep 19, 8:22 AM
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    • 19th Sep 19, 8:22 AM
    Loathe Amazon because they game the global tax system, drive local bookshops and retailers out of business with their competitive advantage, treat staff terribly, and more. (Also good reminder to me to check out a subscription to Ethical Consumer magazine.)

    Love Waterstones for being someplace I can wander around and lose myself in a book for a few minutes before adding to my extensive collection of unread, new books.
    Originally posted by jasdev
    Waterstones (along with the now defunct Dillons), probably drove far more local bookstores out of business in the 80s and 90s than Amazon did in the 00s and 10s.
    • Rusty Shackleton
    • By Rusty Shackleton 19th Sep 19, 12:44 PM
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    • 19th Sep 19, 12:44 PM
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    • 19th Sep 19, 12:44 PM
    Loathe anything and everything owned by that disgusting bag of meat-paste, mike ashley.

    I have a weird love/hate relationship with Amazon - love the service, prices and product range. Loathe their tax arrangements (although that's actually the fault of the govt.) and the way they treat their staff.
    Last edited by Rusty Shackleton; 19-09-2019 at 1:34 PM.
    • Murphybear
    • By Murphybear 20th Sep 19, 3:45 PM
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    • 20th Sep 19, 3:45 PM
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    • 20th Sep 19, 3:45 PM
    When I lived in London my BF and I used to go Harrods frequently. Their perfumery department was divine and their cafes excellent.

    We very rarely spent any money though!
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