Advantages cheap, affordable products
Disadvantages price stickers leave a mark, and you have to pay extra for carrier bags
TRAGO MILLS - "More than you bargain for"
Mum: I think we should maybe decorate the bathroom next…
Dad: Yes OK then would you like to pop down to Trago at the weekend?
Mum: Yeah that sounds good
Little Fluffy: Can we have some toys?
Sister: Can we have some sweets?
Mum and Dad: No, we are going to look at a new bathroom suit.
Little Fluffy + Sister: *sulks*
Little Fluffy: Can we feed the ducks?
Mum: Yeah if we have time
Sister: Can we have some toys?
Mum and Dad: No
On our way down the A38 we couldn't help but sing the ditty "Trago Mills has a great deal happening…so get on down to Trago Mills". It still appears on the radio today for that gentle nudge towards a shopping visit!Trago started out in the 1960's as a small shed in Liskeard, South East Cornwall. The founder Mike Robertson bought a selection of items 'up country' and sold them in this shed. The store was designed to sell cheap, affordable products to the locals of Cornwall. Mike Robertson is a well known supporter and has broken many trading laws in the past by insisting to open on Sundays and ignore the metric ruling.
The store has expanded and has another two stores in Newton Abbot, Devon and Falmouth, Cornwall. For anyone living in Wales there are currently plans to expand into Merthyr Tydfil by late 2009. The plans for this new store can be found at www.tragomills.co.ukTHE STORE
The car park has ample parking spaces (over 1000) although we have found that when visiting the store on a Sunday car parking can be a little stressful. I have seen a few cases of road rage where two people have had an ugly disagreement about spaces.PRODUCTS AND PRICES
Also on the ground floor is a selection of DIY, Car maintenance, CD, DVD and Book products neatly arranged and easy to find. My only real compliant is that the book, CD and DVD collection is stuck in the past and it is impossible to find a modern book/film.On the second floor there is a huge stationary department which sells a selection of gift cards, gift wrap and small porcelain/glass/wooden gifts. I stock up on all my paper, pens, pencils and folders as it is a lot better priced than in a more established stationary store.
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