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Jumble sale or bargain heaven?

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04.04.2012

Advantages:
Cheap, lots of choice

Disadvantages:
Stuffy shops, long queues

Recommendable Yes:

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Value for money

Layout & presentation

Selection & range

Availability

In store customer service

City / Branch address

Frequency of visitMonthly

PriceLow

QualitySatisfactory

After-sales serviceSatisfactory

Staff knowledgeAdequate

Waiting / queuesLong

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Introduction

Primark has been running from 1969 and is a large clothes retailer originating from Ireland. It is a subsidiary of Associated British Foods and holds it's head office in Dublin, Ireland. Primark employs around 36,000 people and caters for men, women and children.

First impressions

Upon entering my local Primark it is hit and miss on how it will look. It can, at times, look like a complete jumble sale - clothes are mis-placed, often on the floor. Racks are in all the wrong places and staff are running around like headless chickens. I have also found Primark to be a very stuffy shop - and this is not just my local one, others seem to share the same aura. During recent years though, I must admit that the shops look less and less like a jumble sale and are somewhat more presentable. The layout of the shop however remains completely random. If you are a male, like myself, you want to know where the essentials are: food is in the fridge, clothes are in the wardrobe and your bed is well... in your bedroom. Things in Primark are not quite as simple. You enter the shop one week and bam! There you go, there are the jeans you want. Unfortunately they do not fit so you have to return them. You go back to the shop the next week and suddenly they will be hidden and you may as-well have to complete an Indiana Jones quest in order to re-locate your treasured jeans. Okay, maybe that's a little over the top however they are constantly changing the positions of their items which is very annoying! However, readers, do not dismay...

Because it's so cheap!

The prices in Primark are like no other. They are cheap as chips and you can pick up a plain t-shirt for as little as £1. Yes, one litre of fuel is more than the top I (and soon to be you) are now wearing. They're not paper thin either; granted they arn't the best quality but you are not going to be wining and dining in Primark clothing. Trust me - bargains can and will be found and since the clothing is constantly changing and now items being introduced you are sure to find something.

Queue times and customer service

The waiting time in Primark can be quite frustrating. I am not an in-patient person but when there is only two employees serving and a very long queue, with up to 8 other tills closed I become quite agitated. The customer service is satisfactory, not good - not bad. If you get a smile from the disgruntled student or mature lady serving you, you must contact me as this is a breakthrough.

Conclusion

Primark is a low-budget clothes retailer that has a large selection of clothing that is constantly being updated and re-newed. It caters for a wide range of the public and has some fantastic bargains. I would highly recommend paying a visit to your 'local' with your beady eyes open for a bargs'!

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This review of Primark (Shop) has been rated:

"very helpful" by (79%):

  1. nickbrown60
  2. torr
  3. Wee_Jackie_163

and 12 other members

"helpful" by (21%):

  1. xmum2fourx
  2. nikkired
  3. mum2boys82

and a further member

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