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How Low Can You Go (Customer Service not Price!!) Diamond review

AdvantagesCheap Prices, Top Branded Footwear

DisadvantagesPoor Customer Service, Cheap and Tacky Clothing Range, Lonsdale

"...abysmal customer service. === Who are Sports Soccer ? === Sports Soccer as their name suggests are a supplier of sporting equipment, clothing and accessories and are instantly recognisable by their distinctive Red White and Blue livery. You will generally find one in most major cities, and they operate very much at the lower end of the price scale. They are owned by Mike Ashley, who is also the owner of Newcastle United Football Club. === ..." Read review
05.08.2008

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Community Level 5Andy0304

Andy0304

Prices that wont be beaten! But the Service will

AdvantagesHuge selection, Fantastic Prices, Great Availability

DisadvantagesService, Queues

"...another one of those general sports store you come across in the town centres such as JJB, JD Sports etc. However, when you enter these stores there is one major difference, the one thing that sets it apart from the others. The price! You can purchase many many items at very reasonable prices and all of these are branded items such as the likes of Reebok, Adidas etc. For example I recently bought a new pair of Reebok trainers for work and paid ..." Read review
24.12.2004

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Community Level 5Nathan_Innit

Nathan_Innit

Sports Waste

AdvantagesCheap prices and large stores

DisadvantagesGenerally ugly clothes

"...now when a massive new Sports World (formerly known as Sports Soccer) opened in a new shopping park just outside of the usual shopping area in Cambridge, I was obliged to find out what it's like. This now not very newish Sports World isn't the only one Cambridge has to offer though, as there is also one in the centre of town - that's not too shabby in size either. What exactly do these shops have to offer? Well I'll be happy to let you know. With ..." Read review
22.03.2007

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Community Level 7flashpointz

flashpointz

THE ONE STOP SPORT SHOP

Advantagesgood quality across the range, many top names at good prices

Disadvantagestoo many queues, staff are largely morons

"...‘the business’. This chain of Sports stores started life as Sport & Ski. Trading in Shopping Malls and stocking winter gear for the skier, in addition to general sports gear like T-Shirts, Polos, Sweats and Jackets. Also, there were always racks of trainers, football boots etc for both Adults and Children. This brought them a niche market. It was a shop you could kit little Johnny out for his new school with some respectable labels ..." Read review
18.07.2001

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Dunno about Soccer, I wanted to Sock Her

AdvantagesWide range of stock, large stores

DisadvantagesStaff have social skills comparable to a gerbil

"...lose? So I ventured into Sports Soccer. This op is based on my experience today with the Milton Keynes branch. Others may be different, although frankly I rather doubt it. First impressions are important, and Sports Soccer certainly impresses. My local shopping centre features not one but TWO Sports Soccer stores – I plumped for the bigger one. The store advertises its presence with huge lit-up signs across its vast shop front, and baskets of footballs ..." Read review
10.04.2003

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Community Level 1Getbusy1616

Getbusy1616

Inside info from a current employee

AdvantagesLow prices, huge selection

DisadvantagesThe queues can get long!

"...have worked part time for Sports Soccer for a year and a month and I have to say I have enjoyed it. Since working there the store has had its bad times of no managers and it used to be like many of the stores that people have described on here (really disorganised) but now i have a new area manager and a new manager, who are both really good at their jobs. Luckily for me they recognised my hard work and they promoted me to part time supervisor/admin. ..." Read review
12.10.2003

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Community Level 2ts2001

ts2001

Rugby Is it a sport

AdvantagesFair prices

DisadvantagesStore layout, poor staff training

"...mall in Sheffield. Lots of sports shops to choose from, so you would think this would be an easy task. Sports Soccer is a shop which has competitive prices although the staff consists mainly of youngsters who have yet to learn basic social skills. The numbers of times that I have had to listen through their boring conversations with each other about their private lives. Usually, in between, they will tell me the total price of the items but they ..." Read review
08.10.2001

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Community Level 4NATI

NATI

Sport but not just soccer

AdvantagesPrice

DisadvantagesLayout

"...new swimming costume. In Cardiff, Sports Soccer is situated just opposite the Capitol arcade, but if you're not from the area, you can usually find a branch of sports soccer in most relatively large towns. Anyway, back to my search for a swimming costume. Well, I'm afraid to say, that I took one look at Sports Soccer, presumed it was a sports shop catering for football equipment, and walked straight past. It wasn't until serveral months later, ..." Read review
16.03.2001

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Community Level 1energienerd

energienerd

How not to run a company

Advantagesnone

Disadvantagestoo many to list

"My experience of Sports Soccer is similar to the opinion expressed in realeminem’s post. Sports Soccer employed me in the not too distant past, and they were truly the worst organization any individual could waste their time toiling for. The conditions and pay experienced by the majority of the staff paralleled the sweatshops in Asia where most of their stock was made. I was informed by one particularly bitter supervisor that the Donnay sportswear, ..." Read review
20.05.2003

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Community Level 5GraingerN

GraingerN

A must for sports wear fanatics

Advantagesaffordable sportswear, massive selection

Disadvantagesnot particularly well labelled

"...now proudly boasts a new sports wear shop in the name of Sports Soccer. It is located alongside the UGC cinema in the DIY industrial shopping area at Templefields. I visited it for the first time yesterday and was very impressed. Although Harlow already has many sports wear shops located in the town centre, Sports Soccer offers a much wider range of clothing and accessories but at mega discounted prices. Being that this shop occupies an industrial ..." Read review
27.02.2001

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Community Level 8dynamicnurse

dynamicnurse

OK if you're sporty, but not otherwise.

AdvantagesSee text.

DisadvantagesSee text.

"...a review on my local Sports Soccer store in Plymouth, although I do think now that it is actually in fact called Sports World. So on first impressions, on walking in to the shop what do I think about it? Well, not a lot! If you have read my review on the Officers' Club, well this shop is even worse than that! For reasons that we shall now find out about. To start off with, I shall begin with the advantages: First off, this is an excellent ..." Read review
10.09.2009

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Community Level 1realeminem

realeminem

INSIDE INFORMATION ABOUT SPORTS SOCCER

AdvantagesCHEAP, AND A FUN PLACE TO WORK

DisadvantagesPOOR PAY, MANAGERS DONT CARE ABOUT STAFF JUST PROFIT

"I am a sports soccer employee and I wholly agree with your views of the shop 100%. I agree that the shop layout is very crampt, and the number of injuries that I have witnessed over the last few months that I have worked there where people have walked into stands and cut them selves etc. It is a serious health and safety problem. The part time staff (like me) who work 10 hour shifts on weekends and after school get treated like crap by full time ..." Read review
22.04.2003

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Community Level 2Chris_Brid...

Chris_Bridges

Excellent Prices But Poor Staff

AdvantagesExcellent Value

DisadvantagesThe Staff Are Crap

"...30% less than most other sports shops which make's you wonder how there making profit. I'am not having a go at donnay here but i think this shop made donnay really famous because i hadn't heard of it before this shop i just thoght it was a teenis racquet make. Because i don't live near manchester i was delighted to hear they were building one in stockport. It was the same as the manchester one great value and an excellent range but there was one ..." Read review
29.04.2001

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Community Level 4bigbtommy

bigbtommy

Shall I compare thee to a rose? Yeah right.

AdvantagesRelatively cheap

DisadvantagesMind-numingly tedious, signifies all the worst things about life

"...can't walk in to a sports shop these days and buy sports equipment. My brother is a big squash player. Gets coaching, goes to a club (although he's not yet a fully signed-up member). Yet, finding squash racquets is becoming increasingly difficult due to the omnipresence of towering behemoths like Sports Soccer. Perhaps I'm just pining for the days before big box retail and enormous great big shopping centres, back to a simpler day when you could ..." Read review
19.01.2004

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Community Level 7tabyorky

tabyorky

Shopping for sportwear and accessories

Advantagescheap, branded items, good quality

Disadvantageslong queue's, not much space to move

"I've been in many sports shops and found there clothing and footwear to be quite expensive. Then i came across sports soccer and found it was really cheap compared to other sports shops. At sports soccer they sell sports wear obviously for men, women and children. Here are some of the things that they sell there:- trainers jackets sweaters t-shirts socks footballs sport equipment like tennis rackets etc and mnay more items The shop is ..." Read review
18.09.2001

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