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Old 01-21-2014, 10:43 AM
 
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Default Wrexham in the national press

I see Wrexham has made the news in the Daily Mail: 'Police called to calm furious customer riot because 99p shop announced a sudden end to its half-price sale'

How accurate is this account?:
The 99p Store in Wrexham, was due to close on 28 January
Advertised a half-price closing down sale, but then called it off yesterday
Store managers said they had renegotiated their lease and weren't closing
But shoppers who'd queued for 50p bargains for hours refused to pay 99p
Police came to deal with angry stand-off and shouting bargain-hunters
Truce achieved when shop managers agreed a 'buy one, get one free' offer

This sort of coverage does nothing for Wrexham's image.
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Old 01-21-2014, 11:57 AM
 
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Hardly just Wrexham though is it, this would have happened everywhere. Should have just shut the shop and told them to leave.
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Old 01-21-2014, 02:28 PM
 
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Hardly just Wrexham though is it, this would have happened everywhere. Should have just shut the shop and told them to leave.
....or perhaps even better, stuck to the prices they had advertised to customers!! If it was 99 shop and advertised sale prices of 50 for all items, that's what you'd expect to pay.
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Old 01-21-2014, 03:39 PM
 
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This sort of coverage does nothing for Wrexham's image.
For many people it just confirms the stereotype..

Not the first Wrexham thread on Pistonheads forum either... Police called to 99p store sale
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Old 01-21-2014, 04:34 PM
 
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....or perhaps even better, stuck to the prices they had advertised to customers!! If it was 99 shop and advertised sale prices of 50 for all items, that's what you'd expect to pay.
Yeah but the shop has the right to change prices whenever they want. Same as if a price is mismarked they don't have to honour it. The honourable thing might be to do that but legally they don't have to.
Yes if I was in there shopping I'd be upset and have a winge at a manager but not to the point where police are called(I'm not that desperate). I bet half the stuff people were buying was perishable that they wouldn't think about and throw out anyway.
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Old 01-21-2014, 07:16 PM
 
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Just think it's funny
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Old 01-21-2014, 07:37 PM
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Appeared on Reddit as well for those who use that site - It is also the #1 most read story currently on the BBC News online website - nationally not regionally.

Perhaps shows the power, and danger of the internet!

I am disappointed that non reproduced the line "Amusingly there was a solitary cheer when the doors reopened"
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Old 01-21-2014, 08:58 PM
 
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Shocking behaviour by those involved and a complete waste of Police time!
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Old 01-21-2014, 11:07 PM
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How is Wrexham seen on the world stage ...how do people therefore choose to invest ...
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Old 01-22-2014, 08:22 AM
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Im sure acording to SOGA that when an item is I incorectly price marked the shop does not have to honnor price but should remove item from sale for a period of 24 hrs. As for this incident they may get moaned at by trading standards but as its an isolated incident I would expect nothing more.
Ultimately as a vendor you can refuse to sell something if you want to.
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