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Wilkinsons - Everthing under one roof with continuing discounts

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07.05.2010

Advantages:
Low prices, child friendly , Vareity of products, available online , friendly staff

Disadvantages:
No toilets in my local store

Recommendable Yes:

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Wide range/choice of products?

Helpfulness of Staff

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Repair/Replacement Service

Type of ProductAll household goods , toys , Electricals & toiletries

Price of ProductVariety of low prices off the High street

Value for MoneyGood Value

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Wilkinsons is probably one of my favourite household and hardware shops to visit and shop as the deals and discounts are normally better than other High street stores in my area .

------------Why I like the store ---------

My local store is in Greater Manchester and there is 12 available but my closest is just down the road . When I walk in the shelves are well organised and you can see clearly what is available with plenty of room to walk around leisurely .

You can choose a trolley which caters for two children to be placed in with baby straps attached or you can get a basket to pull along the floor with a long handle so you do not have to carry anything . These baskets come in a average size and a larger size .

Wilkinsons stock everything from toiletries , housewares . tools , bedding and accessories , furniture , ornaments , food , cleaning products and basically anything you could possibly need for your home and everyday needs .

All products are reasonably priced and usually at least 25 % cheaper than any of my other high street stores nearby.

I have visited at least another 8 of their stores in the last couple of years including Blackpool , Southport , Salford, Droylsden and Ashton . On all occasions I have found their stores to be clean, well lit and a pleasant atmosphere with friendly staff and longer opening hours than other local shops , as they usually shut at 6pm and open at 8am .

I have shopped in Wilkinsons for

-Goods for the home when I moved house - Soft furnishings , storage boxes , small electricals including and iron and hoover and food .

-Things for my new car - Car mats , oil , car cleaning equipment ,

- Baby items I was expecting my daughter like nappies , wipes , and cot bedding and safety equipment .

- Toys for Xmas presents and Birthdays for all age ranges

-And everyday essentials like toilet rolls, cleaning equipment and make-up.

-Pet products for myself and friends pets ranging from cages, food and cleaning fluids , to toys and leads .

- Garden BBQ and camping equipment and the odd plant and seeds I sometimes get.

-DIY materials as I got a corded screwdriver for £5 and the screws , nails and small similar items are mainly all under as pound unlike shopping at B & Q for the same products.

------Staff -----------------------

The staff are normally friendly in the stores I have visited and wear dark trousers and store red t- shirts with their name badges clearly showing which gives you that personal feeling when you speak to them.

If you cant find a product they do not hesitate to take you to the item itself which personally saves me alot of time when you have a toddler in tow, whom has spotted the toys and is swinging off your arm to go look at them , and you know your parking meter ticket is about to run out on the car unless you sprint like Linford Christie to meet the traffic warden, who has been stood at your car for several minutes on a countdown to the seconds to plaster a unrewarding piece of paper to your windscreen ,
Unless you find the washing powder you are after and quickly.

They have a customer service desk if you have any enquires or if the item you require is out of stock they will order it in for you and ring you free of charge to inform you when it has arrived , which this option I have done with wallpaper before in the past , which I received within 5 days of ordering .

Also this desk is where you return items and they are fantastic at this as within 3 months you can have a simple exchange for the same item or another of your choice if you do not have the receipt, and if you do you can have cash or voucher if you cannot find anything instore in return for your unwanted or broken item.

This is a very simple process of filling a form in with your name and address on a returns claim sheet .

----------Extras ----------

One of the main things I like is there is a Free cash machine located inside which not only is very rare in shops but keeps you indoors from bad weather . And I can ring a local taxi firm from the freephone to collect me from the shelter you can wait with your trolley { which trolley is a £1 which is refunded when returned }

This is also a company that still allows free carrier bag service ,however sometimes you do have to ask which is rare really . They too have the store name on and at Christmas time they have them themed .

You can also purchase black re usable recycled shopping bags which come in two styles on e with long handles and one with shorter handles,for you to choose from depending on your personal preference .
These are 99p to buy.

----------Offers and Discounts ----------------

You will find instore "Price Crash " signs which is when a certain product is on and extra low priced offer which is usually applied in all departments instore and these are noticeable red signs on the shelf edge to grab your attention .

They also accept discount vouchers you may have and High street vouchers throughout the year which I find a wonderful help at Christmas time when I stock up on baby and children's toys , which again are usually cheaper than other shops , and offer low and high branded items.

------------About the stores -------------

They have more than 330 stores across England and Wales, each selling around 25,000 products.

The stores range depending on which area you visit from small to Extra large stores and if you do not want to queue at the till there is self service tills operating where you can do it yourself.

They are also available online under Wilkinsonsplus where you can purchase bigger items aswell like white goods and furniture all at one low delivery price £4.95 or £20 for larger items . Or you can collect instore for free.

Can alos be seen on Dooyoo under keys11

----------Overall ----------
A general store which has all your purchasing needs under one roof at low prices .Where stores are well presented and child friendly .

Summary: A store you have to visit as there will lalways be something in there for everyone
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Suavilous 07.05.2010 11:57

Great review, I check out this place every weekend just incase I find something.

liolia79 07.05.2010 08:22

It's a pity no shops in NI.... Well reviewed!

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