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Comet Stores 'Closing Down Sale'




Went in yesterday for a bit scavenging consumerism, alas that is not a sale. Half price on headphones wouldn't be a bad deal, if it weren't for the tactically high prices employed just prior to the electronics superstore mainstays' lodged insolvency.
In the white goods section of the store, fortified amongst oblong crevasses, couples and grand couples make big deals, safe in the knowledge that all the garish 8ft banners hung at every point of the shop provided definitive commitment to 'sale' prices. Anyone with internet access can look up the price of goods, and for the most part those goods can be found at 20-30% cheaper than the high street store prices. Ok, so the factors are things like immediate cash sales (but wtf uses cash anymore, banks sit on all that ever loving stuff) over shipping expenses. Online customer reviews over death camp trained, fighting in fear for their jobs floor salesmen.

High street stores are the peoples promenades, clustering in the reliable formations; miss selfridge, topshop, costa, river island, greggs and the rest. Greggs bakery I used to laud, as for a short while they supplied pasties and pies at competitive prices... but their business spread like a competetive virus too, and since their stores have appeared on every corner the prices have just gotten worse.... until in October 2012 the UK government, that jizzy Condem coalition, made the most bum numbingly inane law ever, totally muff tooting cum buckets.

Value Added Tax, Strap me into a seat and explain please.



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