Staples (Shop)

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I would just like to offer my own thoughts on Staples, I am neither fond of or dusgusted by the shop for reasons that you will see now throughout this review. I am rating my own local store, for which I have frequented this week - this is why I am now writing a revview on it! I cannot speak ... Read review

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Community Level 8dynamicnurse

dynamicnurse

Staples - the House of Fraser of offices.

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"...right down notebooks pens and staples (literally). The stock they sell is top brand names (Epsom; HP; Canon etc etc etc), but in terms of ink cartridges etc they do in fact sell their own makes (but compatible with the top brand nnames) - usually at about 3/4 the price. My local shop is built right in the city centre, but is still based around one of those 'warehousey' style designs rather just like those large out of town DIY places. As soon ..." Read review
31.01.2009

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Community Level 6ScottishWe...

ScottishWestie

Have become the last resort

AdvantagesOpening hours, stock

DisadvantagesStaff at store & head office

"...just home office. I have a Staples store close to where I live situated in a small retail park, as you walk in to their store you cannot help but being impressed with the number of lines they sell. You name it, they have it, paper, folders, storage boxes, cash boxes, computers, printers, fax machines, office furniture & equipment, software & loads of small items such as elastic bands, drawing pins etc. Although they sell famous branded items ..." Read review
10.07.2008

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Community Level 4Merv

Merv

Thank Heavens for Staples

AdvantagesRange of stock, Very competetive prices, Helpful and informed staff

DisadvantagesNone

"... I always though that Staples was originally a small British retailer, because I can remember in my youth a small stationery shop of the same name, but it is in fact a multi billion dollar retailer of office supplies, furniture and technology originating in Boston, Massachusetts and now a major retailer in the US, UK, Germany, Canada, Netherlands and Portugal. It opened its first store in April 1993 in Swansea, since that time it has gone from ..." Read review
29.12.2002

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Community Level 4simoncjones

simoncjones

One humungous office errand

Advantagesbig selection on every type of product, out of town for loads of parking,

Disadvantagesphotocopying a bit sloppy

"Staples is an uncontrollable out of town monster in the world of stationery supplies. Go in with the sole intention of buying a pen refill and you'll come back with bags more, I'm sure. In Northampton, Office World was, in terms of shelf space, its closest rival (about half the size but having plenty of the essentials). Now a recent deserter (no doubt driven out by Staples success) the competition is a bit pitiful. WhSmith simply doesn't have ..." Read review
09.05.2005

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Community Level 6danradders

danradders

U-Shaped Pieces of Metal Used To Fasten Paper

Advantageslocation, stock, staff..

Disadvantagesprices are not as low as hoped

"From what I first heard, Staples was this American firm that was going to try and get into the UK stationary market with cheap products. I was thinking… sounds good, and this sort of thing has occurred again with Walmart taking over Asda (I believe) and so the American way of life with cheap, good quality goods was going to continue to be ever-more apparent in the UK. This is good. We get ripped off enough by the government without major international ..." Read review
01.06.2001

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