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TK Maxx coming to Brixton

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. gaijingirl

    gaijingirl Well-Known Member

    no I know... that's why I'm saying - don't pay - not for your bus/train or delivery! They have free delivery slots. I never pay to have food delivered - not if you can get it for free! Obviously you should do what is best for you - but what works well for me (after much experimentation with Tesco/Asda/Sainsburys etc) is that every now and then I get a free delivery slot from Ocado on a 15-25% discount period (they usually last 2 days) - bulk buy things that I find really hard to carry (I have a toddler and I'm 6 months pregnant right now) so I get it all cheap - things like toilet paper/nappies/cleaning products. Then I go to the market and get the fruit/veg there. I looked on Ocado a few weeks ago and aubergines were something like £1.35 each. They were selling between 3-5 in the market for a pound. Like you there are probably a few "nice" things I might want to get thrown in to a Waitrose delivery. Certainly not essentials (unless I happen to know they have them at a good price).

    Anyway, I don't want to sound like I'm telling you what to do at all and I'm sure that whatever system you have worked out, works really well and you should stick to it.

    But for those reasons, I'd still rather have an Aldi than a Waitrose in Carpet Right because (for me - and I know that this is selfish) - a Waitrose is too expensive, whereas I find Aldi/Lidl really useful.

    anyway, I can well imagine I'm pissing you off now and I've just done the park walk myself with the toddler who is a bad mood, so I'll shut up... :D
  2. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    fwiw if you spend over £50 with Waitrose they deliver free now..

    appreciate for Greebo at least thats a lot of scotch eggs, sausage rolls and calamari (sounds like me dream delivery as it goes :D)
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  3. Pat24

    Pat24 Brixtonian

    anything but carpet right...
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  4. Greebo

    Greebo Does my bum look big in this paradigm shift?

    At last, something most of us can agree on!
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  5. hmmph

    hmmph Well-Known Member

    They're steaming ahead with TK Maxx now... there's been about 30 contractors in all week and yesterday they started bringing in shelving units :eek:. It can only be a matter of weeks - maybe ready for the Easter Holidays
  6. bosie

    bosie Well-Known Member

  7. Brixton Hatter

    Brixton Hatter cider i up

    it will have taken them nearly 6 months to renovate the store - very un-retail like. They normally bang all the shopfittings in really quickly and start selling stuff. I'm expecting a palace when they open! Still not sure if I'll ever buy anything from them though - not sure if I've even ever been in a TK MAxx. Is it sort of discount sports stuff and brand clothes?
  8. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

    People who worked at the Rest Is Noise said there were some kind of drainage problems in the basement so maybe they had to undertake quite a lot of work i.e. dampproofing etc.
  9. leanderman

    leanderman Tired

    Not until May? But I have almost run out of socks.
  10. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke

    Does nowhere in Brixton sell socks then? :hmm:
  11. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

    Not like TK Maxx do I'm afraid. About all it's good for though.
  12. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke

    I wouldn't know as I've never bought anything from TX Maxx. What's so good about getting socks from TK Maxx then? :confused:
  13. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

    Discontinued lines in multipacks. Better value and quality than M&S.
  14. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke

    I shall make it my mission to get some discontinued multipack socks in there then. I will let you know if I succeed in my mission ;)
  15. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

    Maybe the quality has changed but I did buy quite a few multipacks and have never been in TK Maxx for at least six years. M&S stuff lasted less.
  16. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke

    If I find some size 4-7 female socks, I'll let you know ;)
  17. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

    I can't believe I'm talking socks. Must be drunk. :D
  18. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke

    While you're on here, there's less chance of you having arguments with pavements or walls :p

    I'm going to bed now so good luck :)
  19. editor

    editor Like an ultra left hatboy on heat

    I miss the Rest Is Noise. It was a good alternative.
  20. thriller

    thriller Last of the world's good men

    anyone know where they might be advertising vacancies for this store?
  21. Laughing Toad

    Laughing Toad Turn the volume down please.

    From their website FAQ:

    But don't do it Thriller. Even a store manager only earns £35k. Run your own stall on the market and then turn it into a shop, or a chain. You'll be a millionare in no time, and Brixton will be better for it. "Win win", as they say.

    I digress.
  22. thriller

    thriller Last of the world's good men

    Cheers. Not for me. For a friend who is looking for this type of job to allow her to get on with her writing.
  23. gabi

    gabi Well-Known Member

    A good alternative to what? It was terrible ime.
  24. editor

    editor Like an ultra left hatboy on heat

    It was a great pub for early evening business meetings - not too loud (Albert), not too dull (Trinity), not too drunk (Beehive) - and there was no other pub like it in Brixton, hence it was a good alternative for me. I had a couple of good nights there too, watching bands for free.
  25. gabi

    gabi Well-Known Member

    Bah. The Trinity's not dull... it's by a margin the best pub in brixton imo, but each to their own.
  26. editor

    editor Like an ultra left hatboy on heat

    I generally find it as dull as ditch-water - I may as well be in Cla'am - but as you say, each to their own.
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  27. gabi

    gabi Well-Known Member

    it might not be mental a la the albert but its a damn sight more pleasant for an undisturbed conversation with mates - and ive not been to any place like it in clapham, thats for sure.
  28. boohoo

    boohoo Crazy Tired Lady

    That's what I like about the Trinity over and above the Albert - you can have an undisturbed conversation! :D
  29. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan like an outdated combine harvester

    It's nothing like a Clapham boozer! Why is it dull? It's a good place to drink!
  30. editor

    editor Like an ultra left hatboy on heat

    It's pleasant and nicey nicey enough but it's not the kind of place I want to spend much time drinking in, but, again, each to their own.

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