2,000 bargain hunters queue at 6am in Boxing Day sales frenzy

Daily Echo: Shoppers in WestQuay over the weekend Shoppers in WestQuay over the weekend

It was expected to be one of the busiest shopping days of the year - and Boxing Day morning didn't disappoint.

Tens of thousands of bargain hunters descended on shopping aisles across Hampshire today as the traditional sales got underway.

Some queued from the early hours of this morning just to be first to try to bag a bargain.

More than 2,000 people queued outside WestQuay in Southampton before 6am to get the best deals.

Tills were ringing at shopping malls and retail parks across the county as some of the nation's biggest retailers look to shift their leftover 2012 stock.

Andy Collyer, general manager at WestQuay, said: “It’s certainly been a busy start to the post Christmas sales at WestQuay, with shoppers queuing from 3.15am this morning for the renowned Next sale.

“By the time the store opened at 6am, there were over 2,000 people eager to snap-up the first of the clothing and homeware bargains.

“Elsewhere around the centre queues began forming, as other popular stores, including Marks and Spencer opened its doors at 8am.

“We are expecting a busy Boxing Day here at WestQuay, and for this to continue for the next few days.”

Tens of thousands are expected to descend on WestQuay in Southampton, The Swan Centre in Eastleigh and Fareham Shopping Centre with a huge range of designer clothes, shoes and department store goods expected to be available at knockdown prices.

The shopping frenzy comes as the British Retail Consortium declared that high street spending in the run-up to Christmas had been “acceptable but not exceptional”.

Spending over the final weekend before Christmas hit the predicted £5 billion nationally.

Last-minute bargain hunters were already cashing in on internet sales on Christmas Eve as online retailers slashed their prices earlier than the traditional Boxing Day sales.

The Marks & Spencer online sale began at noon on December 24 with John Lewis following suit at 5pm and Currys/PC World at 7pm.

Online giant Amazon was due to start its sale on Christmas morning, a day earlier than usual.

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11:19am Wed 26 Dec 12

LeTissiersEarLobe says...

How sad !!! It's just the cr@p they can't rid off !!!!!
How sad !!! It's just the cr@p they can't rid off !!!!! LeTissiersEarLobe
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11:26am Wed 26 Dec 12

soton1980 says...

Agree with the above poster, what sad people! I feel sorry for those who have to be in for work at 6am on Boxing Day!
Agree with the above poster, what sad people! I feel sorry for those who have to be in for work at 6am on Boxing Day! soton1980
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11:31am Wed 26 Dec 12

elvisimo says...

Horses for courses but seems a bit sad to me
Horses for courses but seems a bit sad to me elvisimo
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11:38am Wed 26 Dec 12

lordswoodlady says...

Agree with all the above i,m not a very religious person, but this is what spoils Christmas. What about family time ! all gone for greed really. Shame
Agree with all the above i,m not a very religious person, but this is what spoils Christmas. What about family time ! all gone for greed really. Shame lordswoodlady
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11:40am Wed 26 Dec 12

Lord Ikea says...

Sheep.....Baa Baaa
Sheep.....Baa Baaa Lord Ikea
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12:17pm Wed 26 Dec 12

andysaints007 says...

Sad f*ckers - they are the ones that will be moaning later in the year that we don't have enough Bank Holidays - muppets !!
Sad f*ckers - they are the ones that will be moaning later in the year that we don't have enough Bank Holidays - muppets !! andysaints007
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12:42pm Wed 26 Dec 12

miltonarcher says...

Queuing at 6am to go shopping, these people need to get a life.
Queuing at 6am to go shopping, these people need to get a life. miltonarcher
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12:44pm Wed 26 Dec 12

thetiger says...

Materialistic morons, how sad...
Materialistic morons, how sad... thetiger
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1:27pm Wed 26 Dec 12

southy says...

Last-minute bargain hunters were already cashing in on internet sales on Christmas Eve as online retailers slashed their prices earlier than the traditional Boxing Day sales.

Boxing Day sales are not traditional, the January sale is the traditional winter sales that use to start on Jan 2nd, just that for the last 30 years its been getting earlier and earlier where corporations just can't make enough money.
Last-minute bargain hunters were already cashing in on internet sales on Christmas Eve as online retailers slashed their prices earlier than the traditional Boxing Day sales. Boxing Day sales are not traditional, the January sale is the traditional winter sales that use to start on Jan 2nd, just that for the last 30 years its been getting earlier and earlier where corporations just can't make enough money. southy
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2:28pm Wed 26 Dec 12

saint63 says...

stuff the sales value for money all year round it isnt rocket science is it ,these companies will make more money if they didnt advertise , would love to be a sales manager lol
stuff the sales value for money all year round it isnt rocket science is it ,these companies will make more money if they didnt advertise , would love to be a sales manager lol saint63
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4:09pm Wed 26 Dec 12

richieroo says...

miltonarcher wrote:
Queuing at 6am to go shopping, these people need to get a life.
& if their bosses asked them to turn up for work at 6am on a bank holiday they'd probably be the first to complain, but they'll happily be there on a day off to save 50% on some old tat that they probably don't really need lmfao!!!. :-)
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Queuing at 6am to go shopping, these people need to get a life.[/p][/quote]& if their bosses asked them to turn up for work at 6am on a bank holiday they'd probably be the first to complain, but they'll happily be there on a day off to save 50% on some old tat that they probably don't really need lmfao!!!. :-) richieroo
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4:28pm Wed 26 Dec 12

G-man1 says...

There's been some right rubbish on the telly as usual. If the shops had been open last night when it was a choice between the annual Eastenders gloom special, Downton Blooming Abbey or an evening of Eddie Stobart (!?!) I`d have been tempted to pop in to West Quay
There's been some right rubbish on the telly as usual. If the shops had been open last night when it was a choice between the annual Eastenders gloom special, Downton Blooming Abbey or an evening of Eddie Stobart (!?!) I`d have been tempted to pop in to West Quay G-man1
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4:43pm Wed 26 Dec 12

freefinker says...

southy wrote:
Last-minute bargain hunters were already cashing in on internet sales on Christmas Eve as online retailers slashed their prices earlier than the traditional Boxing Day sales.

Boxing Day sales are not traditional, the January sale is the traditional winter sales that use to start on Jan 2nd, just that for the last 30 years its been getting earlier and earlier where corporations just can't make enough money.
.. I thought your position was the very opposite of "corporations just can't make enough money."

Aren't they all stashing away vast profits in tax havens thanks to Mrs T?
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: Last-minute bargain hunters were already cashing in on internet sales on Christmas Eve as online retailers slashed their prices earlier than the traditional Boxing Day sales. Boxing Day sales are not traditional, the January sale is the traditional winter sales that use to start on Jan 2nd, just that for the last 30 years its been getting earlier and earlier where corporations just can't make enough money.[/p][/quote].. I thought your position was the very opposite of "corporations just can't make enough money." Aren't they all stashing away vast profits in tax havens thanks to Mrs T? freefinker
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4:58pm Wed 26 Dec 12

ydkjs2 says...

I left England a long time ago and so realy have no idea about the changes in customs etc., but this story really surprised me. I always remember Boxing Day as a time for relaxing, family time, and just, in general, a really nice day. I do not recall any shops being open etc. It is a shame. Oh yes, and G-man1, nothing on the 'telly', have you thought about reading a book or something?
I left England a long time ago and so realy have no idea about the changes in customs etc., but this story really surprised me. I always remember Boxing Day as a time for relaxing, family time, and just, in general, a really nice day. I do not recall any shops being open etc. It is a shame. Oh yes, and G-man1, nothing on the 'telly', have you thought about reading a book or something? ydkjs2
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4:58pm Wed 26 Dec 12

bazzeroz says...

About time all shops shut for more than 24 hours. Not fair on staff or the wallets.
About time all shops shut for more than 24 hours. Not fair on staff or the wallets. bazzeroz
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5:16pm Wed 26 Dec 12

southy says...

freefinker wrote:
southy wrote:
Last-minute bargain hunters were already cashing in on internet sales on Christmas Eve as online retailers slashed their prices earlier than the traditional Boxing Day sales.

Boxing Day sales are not traditional, the January sale is the traditional winter sales that use to start on Jan 2nd, just that for the last 30 years its been getting earlier and earlier where corporations just can't make enough money.
.. I thought your position was the very opposite of "corporations just can't make enough money."

Aren't they all stashing away vast profits in tax havens thanks to Mrs T?
Its true they can't make enough money and want more, the idea behind the sales as gone out of real meaning, it use to be base on the changing season, now days its base on its out of fashion and it will be replace making what was sold in the sales out of date, so in a few mths after you bought in the sales you will be needing to replace that item.
And yes they are stashing vast profits in tax free banking thanks to Thatcher.
[quote][p][bold]freefinker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: Last-minute bargain hunters were already cashing in on internet sales on Christmas Eve as online retailers slashed their prices earlier than the traditional Boxing Day sales. Boxing Day sales are not traditional, the January sale is the traditional winter sales that use to start on Jan 2nd, just that for the last 30 years its been getting earlier and earlier where corporations just can't make enough money.[/p][/quote].. I thought your position was the very opposite of "corporations just can't make enough money." Aren't they all stashing away vast profits in tax havens thanks to Mrs T?[/p][/quote]Its true they can't make enough money and want more, the idea behind the sales as gone out of real meaning, it use to be base on the changing season, now days its base on its out of fashion and it will be replace making what was sold in the sales out of date, so in a few mths after you bought in the sales you will be needing to replace that item. And yes they are stashing vast profits in tax free banking thanks to Thatcher. southy
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5:48pm Wed 26 Dec 12

freefinker says...

southy wrote:
freefinker wrote:
southy wrote:
Last-minute bargain hunters were already cashing in on internet sales on Christmas Eve as online retailers slashed their prices earlier than the traditional Boxing Day sales.

Boxing Day sales are not traditional, the January sale is the traditional winter sales that use to start on Jan 2nd, just that for the last 30 years its been getting earlier and earlier where corporations just can't make enough money.
.. I thought your position was the very opposite of "corporations just can't make enough money."

Aren't they all stashing away vast profits in tax havens thanks to Mrs T?
Its true they can't make enough money and want more, the idea behind the sales as gone out of real meaning, it use to be base on the changing season, now days its base on its out of fashion and it will be replace making what was sold in the sales out of date, so in a few mths after you bought in the sales you will be needing to replace that item.
And yes they are stashing vast profits in tax free banking thanks to Thatcher.
.. I've tried 3 times now, but I haven't the faintest idea what your first paragraph actually means.
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]freefinker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: Last-minute bargain hunters were already cashing in on internet sales on Christmas Eve as online retailers slashed their prices earlier than the traditional Boxing Day sales. Boxing Day sales are not traditional, the January sale is the traditional winter sales that use to start on Jan 2nd, just that for the last 30 years its been getting earlier and earlier where corporations just can't make enough money.[/p][/quote].. I thought your position was the very opposite of "corporations just can't make enough money." Aren't they all stashing away vast profits in tax havens thanks to Mrs T?[/p][/quote]Its true they can't make enough money and want more, the idea behind the sales as gone out of real meaning, it use to be base on the changing season, now days its base on its out of fashion and it will be replace making what was sold in the sales out of date, so in a few mths after you bought in the sales you will be needing to replace that item. And yes they are stashing vast profits in tax free banking thanks to Thatcher.[/p][/quote].. I've tried 3 times now, but I haven't the faintest idea what your first paragraph actually means. freefinker
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7:52pm Wed 26 Dec 12

IronLady2010 says...

How times of changed, when I was a youngster (many years ago) we used to put on our new clothes and our parents and Grandparents would take us on a nice walk in the Countryside.

We'd make it a big family event, now all people want to do is rush out and buy things they don't need just to say they saved a few quid, whereas they have just spent money on rubbish they wouldn't normally buy???

Oh well, I guess I need to move with the times..........
How times of changed, when I was a youngster (many years ago) we used to put on our new clothes and our parents and Grandparents would take us on a nice walk in the Countryside. We'd make it a big family event, now all people want to do is rush out and buy things they don't need just to say they saved a few quid, whereas they have just spent money on rubbish they wouldn't normally buy??? Oh well, I guess I need to move with the times.......... IronLady2010
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8:59pm Wed 26 Dec 12

Nicole23 says...

People need to cloth their kids at the end of the day.
People need to cloth their kids at the end of the day. Nicole23
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9:04pm Wed 26 Dec 12

IronLady2010 says...

Nicole23 wrote:
People need to cloth their kids at the end of the day.
Hmmmm, don't you dress them during the day? ;-)
[quote][p][bold]Nicole23[/bold] wrote: People need to cloth their kids at the end of the day.[/p][/quote]Hmmmm, don't you dress them during the day? ;-) IronLady2010
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9:47pm Wed 26 Dec 12

jazzi says...

Nicole23 wrote:
People need to cloth their kids at the end of the day.
yeh our kids desperate for last seasons casts off xx thank god for connect4 or id be shopping with u xx
[quote][p][bold]Nicole23[/bold] wrote: People need to cloth their kids at the end of the day.[/p][/quote]yeh our kids desperate for last seasons casts off xx thank god for connect4 or id be shopping with u xx jazzi
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10:47pm Wed 26 Dec 12

Torchie1 says...

southy wrote:
freefinker wrote:
southy wrote:
Last-minute bargain hunters were already cashing in on internet sales on Christmas Eve as online retailers slashed their prices earlier than the traditional Boxing Day sales.

Boxing Day sales are not traditional, the January sale is the traditional winter sales that use to start on Jan 2nd, just that for the last 30 years its been getting earlier and earlier where corporations just can't make enough money.
.. I thought your position was the very opposite of "corporations just can't make enough money."

Aren't they all stashing away vast profits in tax havens thanks to Mrs T?
Its true they can't make enough money and want more, the idea behind the sales as gone out of real meaning, it use to be base on the changing season, now days its base on its out of fashion and it will be replace making what was sold in the sales out of date, so in a few mths after you bought in the sales you will be needing to replace that item.
And yes they are stashing vast profits in tax free banking thanks to Thatcher.
It must be frustrating that the Tusc message at the last election didn't even persuade anything close to 0.005% of the estimated number of people that turned out for the Boxing Day sales in the UK. Have you ever thought that people enjoy capitalism more than the yoke of socialism and you have misread the nature of the electorate, that is the electorate that will never vote for you?
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]freefinker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: Last-minute bargain hunters were already cashing in on internet sales on Christmas Eve as online retailers slashed their prices earlier than the traditional Boxing Day sales. Boxing Day sales are not traditional, the January sale is the traditional winter sales that use to start on Jan 2nd, just that for the last 30 years its been getting earlier and earlier where corporations just can't make enough money.[/p][/quote].. I thought your position was the very opposite of "corporations just can't make enough money." Aren't they all stashing away vast profits in tax havens thanks to Mrs T?[/p][/quote]Its true they can't make enough money and want more, the idea behind the sales as gone out of real meaning, it use to be base on the changing season, now days its base on its out of fashion and it will be replace making what was sold in the sales out of date, so in a few mths after you bought in the sales you will be needing to replace that item. And yes they are stashing vast profits in tax free banking thanks to Thatcher.[/p][/quote]It must be frustrating that the Tusc message at the last election didn't even persuade anything close to 0.005% of the estimated number of people that turned out for the Boxing Day sales in the UK. Have you ever thought that people enjoy capitalism more than the yoke of socialism and you have misread the nature of the electorate, that is the electorate that will never vote for you? Torchie1
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10:56pm Wed 26 Dec 12

IronLady2010 says...

Torchie1 wrote:
southy wrote:
freefinker wrote:
southy wrote:
Last-minute bargain hunters were already cashing in on internet sales on Christmas Eve as online retailers slashed their prices earlier than the traditional Boxing Day sales.

Boxing Day sales are not traditional, the January sale is the traditional winter sales that use to start on Jan 2nd, just that for the last 30 years its been getting earlier and earlier where corporations just can't make enough money.
.. I thought your position was the very opposite of "corporations just can't make enough money."

Aren't they all stashing away vast profits in tax havens thanks to Mrs T?
Its true they can't make enough money and want more, the idea behind the sales as gone out of real meaning, it use to be base on the changing season, now days its base on its out of fashion and it will be replace making what was sold in the sales out of date, so in a few mths after you bought in the sales you will be needing to replace that item.
And yes they are stashing vast profits in tax free banking thanks to Thatcher.
It must be frustrating that the Tusc message at the last election didn't even persuade anything close to 0.005% of the estimated number of people that turned out for the Boxing Day sales in the UK. Have you ever thought that people enjoy capitalism more than the yoke of socialism and you have misread the nature of the electorate, that is the electorate that will never vote for you?
Ahhhh BAH HUMBUG ;-)
[quote][p][bold]Torchie1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]freefinker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: Last-minute bargain hunters were already cashing in on internet sales on Christmas Eve as online retailers slashed their prices earlier than the traditional Boxing Day sales. Boxing Day sales are not traditional, the January sale is the traditional winter sales that use to start on Jan 2nd, just that for the last 30 years its been getting earlier and earlier where corporations just can't make enough money.[/p][/quote].. I thought your position was the very opposite of "corporations just can't make enough money." Aren't they all stashing away vast profits in tax havens thanks to Mrs T?[/p][/quote]Its true they can't make enough money and want more, the idea behind the sales as gone out of real meaning, it use to be base on the changing season, now days its base on its out of fashion and it will be replace making what was sold in the sales out of date, so in a few mths after you bought in the sales you will be needing to replace that item. And yes they are stashing vast profits in tax free banking thanks to Thatcher.[/p][/quote]It must be frustrating that the Tusc message at the last election didn't even persuade anything close to 0.005% of the estimated number of people that turned out for the Boxing Day sales in the UK. Have you ever thought that people enjoy capitalism more than the yoke of socialism and you have misread the nature of the electorate, that is the electorate that will never vote for you?[/p][/quote]Ahhhh BAH HUMBUG ;-) IronLady2010
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12:05am Thu 27 Dec 12

Torchie1 says...

IronLady2010 wrote:
Torchie1 wrote:
southy wrote:
freefinker wrote:
southy wrote:
Last-minute bargain hunters were already cashing in on internet sales on Christmas Eve as online retailers slashed their prices earlier than the traditional Boxing Day sales.

Boxing Day sales are not traditional, the January sale is the traditional winter sales that use to start on Jan 2nd, just that for the last 30 years its been getting earlier and earlier where corporations just can't make enough money.
.. I thought your position was the very opposite of "corporations just can't make enough money."

Aren't they all stashing away vast profits in tax havens thanks to Mrs T?
Its true they can't make enough money and want more, the idea behind the sales as gone out of real meaning, it use to be base on the changing season, now days its base on its out of fashion and it will be replace making what was sold in the sales out of date, so in a few mths after you bought in the sales you will be needing to replace that item.
And yes they are stashing vast profits in tax free banking thanks to Thatcher.
It must be frustrating that the Tusc message at the last election didn't even persuade anything close to 0.005% of the estimated number of people that turned out for the Boxing Day sales in the UK. Have you ever thought that people enjoy capitalism more than the yoke of socialism and you have misread the nature of the electorate, that is the electorate that will never vote for you?
Ahhhh BAH HUMBUG ;-)
George Orwell wrote "In an age of universal deceit, telling the truth is a
revolutionary act.". Poor old Southy tries to twist and misquote 'facts' on a daily basis and if you look at the votes cast for Tusc across the whole country at the last election, they were nowhere near the 0.005%. Years before Orwell, Plato wrote "They deem him their worst enemy who tells them the truth.". Another wise person said that the best part of banging your head against a wall is when you stop.
[quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Torchie1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]freefinker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: Last-minute bargain hunters were already cashing in on internet sales on Christmas Eve as online retailers slashed their prices earlier than the traditional Boxing Day sales. Boxing Day sales are not traditional, the January sale is the traditional winter sales that use to start on Jan 2nd, just that for the last 30 years its been getting earlier and earlier where corporations just can't make enough money.[/p][/quote].. I thought your position was the very opposite of "corporations just can't make enough money." Aren't they all stashing away vast profits in tax havens thanks to Mrs T?[/p][/quote]Its true they can't make enough money and want more, the idea behind the sales as gone out of real meaning, it use to be base on the changing season, now days its base on its out of fashion and it will be replace making what was sold in the sales out of date, so in a few mths after you bought in the sales you will be needing to replace that item. And yes they are stashing vast profits in tax free banking thanks to Thatcher.[/p][/quote]It must be frustrating that the Tusc message at the last election didn't even persuade anything close to 0.005% of the estimated number of people that turned out for the Boxing Day sales in the UK. Have you ever thought that people enjoy capitalism more than the yoke of socialism and you have misread the nature of the electorate, that is the electorate that will never vote for you?[/p][/quote]Ahhhh BAH HUMBUG ;-)[/p][/quote]George Orwell wrote "In an age of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.". Poor old Southy tries to twist and misquote 'facts' on a daily basis and if you look at the votes cast for Tusc across the whole country at the last election, they were nowhere near the 0.005%. Years before Orwell, Plato wrote "They deem him their worst enemy who tells them the truth.". Another wise person said that the best part of banging your head against a wall is when you stop. Torchie1
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12:14am Thu 27 Dec 12

IronLady2010 says...

Torchie1 wrote:
IronLady2010 wrote:
Torchie1 wrote:
southy wrote:
freefinker wrote:
southy wrote:
Last-minute bargain hunters were already cashing in on internet sales on Christmas Eve as online retailers slashed their prices earlier than the traditional Boxing Day sales.

Boxing Day sales are not traditional, the January sale is the traditional winter sales that use to start on Jan 2nd, just that for the last 30 years its been getting earlier and earlier where corporations just can't make enough money.
.. I thought your position was the very opposite of "corporations just can't make enough money."

Aren't they all stashing away vast profits in tax havens thanks to Mrs T?
Its true they can't make enough money and want more, the idea behind the sales as gone out of real meaning, it use to be base on the changing season, now days its base on its out of fashion and it will be replace making what was sold in the sales out of date, so in a few mths after you bought in the sales you will be needing to replace that item.
And yes they are stashing vast profits in tax free banking thanks to Thatcher.
It must be frustrating that the Tusc message at the last election didn't even persuade anything close to 0.005% of the estimated number of people that turned out for the Boxing Day sales in the UK. Have you ever thought that people enjoy capitalism more than the yoke of socialism and you have misread the nature of the electorate, that is the electorate that will never vote for you?
Ahhhh BAH HUMBUG ;-)
George Orwell wrote "In an age of universal deceit, telling the truth is a
revolutionary act.". Poor old Southy tries to twist and misquote 'facts' on a daily basis and if you look at the votes cast for Tusc across the whole country at the last election, they were nowhere near the 0.005%. Years before Orwell, Plato wrote "They deem him their worst enemy who tells them the truth.". Another wise person said that the best part of banging your head against a wall is when you stop.
The Echo wouldn't be the same without the lies and the made up stories that Southy entertains us with.

Fair play to Peter, I couldn't show my face in public after being caught out so many times.

God knows what the TUSC bosses must think LOL
[quote][p][bold]Torchie1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Torchie1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]freefinker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: Last-minute bargain hunters were already cashing in on internet sales on Christmas Eve as online retailers slashed their prices earlier than the traditional Boxing Day sales. Boxing Day sales are not traditional, the January sale is the traditional winter sales that use to start on Jan 2nd, just that for the last 30 years its been getting earlier and earlier where corporations just can't make enough money.[/p][/quote].. I thought your position was the very opposite of "corporations just can't make enough money." Aren't they all stashing away vast profits in tax havens thanks to Mrs T?[/p][/quote]Its true they can't make enough money and want more, the idea behind the sales as gone out of real meaning, it use to be base on the changing season, now days its base on its out of fashion and it will be replace making what was sold in the sales out of date, so in a few mths after you bought in the sales you will be needing to replace that item. And yes they are stashing vast profits in tax free banking thanks to Thatcher.[/p][/quote]It must be frustrating that the Tusc message at the last election didn't even persuade anything close to 0.005% of the estimated number of people that turned out for the Boxing Day sales in the UK. Have you ever thought that people enjoy capitalism more than the yoke of socialism and you have misread the nature of the electorate, that is the electorate that will never vote for you?[/p][/quote]Ahhhh BAH HUMBUG ;-)[/p][/quote]George Orwell wrote "In an age of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.". Poor old Southy tries to twist and misquote 'facts' on a daily basis and if you look at the votes cast for Tusc across the whole country at the last election, they were nowhere near the 0.005%. Years before Orwell, Plato wrote "They deem him their worst enemy who tells them the truth.". Another wise person said that the best part of banging your head against a wall is when you stop.[/p][/quote]The Echo wouldn't be the same without the lies and the made up stories that Southy entertains us with. Fair play to Peter, I couldn't show my face in public after being caught out so many times. God knows what the TUSC bosses must think LOL IronLady2010
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11:34am Thu 27 Dec 12

southy says...

freefinker wrote:
southy wrote:
freefinker wrote:
southy wrote:
Last-minute bargain hunters were already cashing in on internet sales on Christmas Eve as online retailers slashed their prices earlier than the traditional Boxing Day sales.

Boxing Day sales are not traditional, the January sale is the traditional winter sales that use to start on Jan 2nd, just that for the last 30 years its been getting earlier and earlier where corporations just can't make enough money.
.. I thought your position was the very opposite of "corporations just can't make enough money."

Aren't they all stashing away vast profits in tax havens thanks to Mrs T?
Its true they can't make enough money and want more, the idea behind the sales as gone out of real meaning, it use to be base on the changing season, now days its base on its out of fashion and it will be replace making what was sold in the sales out of date, so in a few mths after you bought in the sales you will be needing to replace that item.
And yes they are stashing vast profits in tax free banking thanks to Thatcher.
.. I've tried 3 times now, but I haven't the faintest idea what your first paragraph actually means.
oh boy free no wonder your making loads of mistakes, if you had bothered to read the artical then you would know the first paragraph is what the Echo artical had said.
And I was mainly pointing out the fact that Boxing Day sales is not traditional winter sales, that use to start on January 2nd, and its only been since the 80's have this day been getting earlier and earlier, where corporations can not make enough money there greed to hit you with the new stuff for you to buy into
[quote][p][bold]freefinker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]freefinker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: Last-minute bargain hunters were already cashing in on internet sales on Christmas Eve as online retailers slashed their prices earlier than the traditional Boxing Day sales. Boxing Day sales are not traditional, the January sale is the traditional winter sales that use to start on Jan 2nd, just that for the last 30 years its been getting earlier and earlier where corporations just can't make enough money.[/p][/quote].. I thought your position was the very opposite of "corporations just can't make enough money." Aren't they all stashing away vast profits in tax havens thanks to Mrs T?[/p][/quote]Its true they can't make enough money and want more, the idea behind the sales as gone out of real meaning, it use to be base on the changing season, now days its base on its out of fashion and it will be replace making what was sold in the sales out of date, so in a few mths after you bought in the sales you will be needing to replace that item. And yes they are stashing vast profits in tax free banking thanks to Thatcher.[/p][/quote].. I've tried 3 times now, but I haven't the faintest idea what your first paragraph actually means.[/p][/quote]oh boy free no wonder your making loads of mistakes, if you had bothered to read the artical then you would know the first paragraph is what the Echo artical had said. And I was mainly pointing out the fact that Boxing Day sales is not traditional winter sales, that use to start on January 2nd, and its only been since the 80's have this day been getting earlier and earlier, where corporations can not make enough money there greed to hit you with the new stuff for you to buy into southy
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11:39am Thu 27 Dec 12

southy says...

Torchie1 try 6.2% and that was just myself, over the country it was some where between 2 to 3%.
and the best part is that it is still building up wards and not like your Torys going downwards, and its only sear numbers of die hards that is keeping there heads just above water, things are changing but its a slow process.
Torchie1 try 6.2% and that was just myself, over the country it was some where between 2 to 3%. and the best part is that it is still building up wards and not like your Torys going downwards, and its only sear numbers of die hards that is keeping there heads just above water, things are changing but its a slow process. southy
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11:51am Thu 27 Dec 12

southy says...

Torchie1 wrote:
IronLady2010 wrote:
Torchie1 wrote:
southy wrote:
freefinker wrote:
southy wrote:
Last-minute bargain hunters were already cashing in on internet sales on Christmas Eve as online retailers slashed their prices earlier than the traditional Boxing Day sales.

Boxing Day sales are not traditional, the January sale is the traditional winter sales that use to start on Jan 2nd, just that for the last 30 years its been getting earlier and earlier where corporations just can't make enough money.
.. I thought your position was the very opposite of "corporations just can't make enough money."

Aren't they all stashing away vast profits in tax havens thanks to Mrs T?
Its true they can't make enough money and want more, the idea behind the sales as gone out of real meaning, it use to be base on the changing season, now days its base on its out of fashion and it will be replace making what was sold in the sales out of date, so in a few mths after you bought in the sales you will be needing to replace that item.
And yes they are stashing vast profits in tax free banking thanks to Thatcher.
It must be frustrating that the Tusc message at the last election didn't even persuade anything close to 0.005% of the estimated number of people that turned out for the Boxing Day sales in the UK. Have you ever thought that people enjoy capitalism more than the yoke of socialism and you have misread the nature of the electorate, that is the electorate that will never vote for you?
Ahhhh BAH HUMBUG ;-)
George Orwell wrote "In an age of universal deceit, telling the truth is a
revolutionary act.". Poor old Southy tries to twist and misquote 'facts' on a daily basis and if you look at the votes cast for Tusc across the whole country at the last election, they were nowhere near the 0.005%. Years before Orwell, Plato wrote "They deem him their worst enemy who tells them the truth.". Another wise person said that the best part of banging your head against a wall is when you stop.
Telling the Truth is what the Socialist is all about, and is why they keep an open book, all you got to do is make time and go along to a meeting and listen and ask questions.

George Orwell wrote "In an age of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
You do realise that Orwell was on about the Capitalist when he said that, but then again he must of been as he was a Socialist him self and a party member, plus at the time like it still is the Capitalist are in control.
But those on the right wing aka the Capitalist and there supporters have all ways been good at twisting things to cover up lies, Like they would hate what the real true meaning behind Orwell saying of "some are more equal than others" what this is really on about is that its about a Capitalist world and the lie they will tell you in thinking you are there equal but in fact you are there sheep being lead to slaughter house.
[quote][p][bold]Torchie1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IronLady2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Torchie1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]freefinker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: Last-minute bargain hunters were already cashing in on internet sales on Christmas Eve as online retailers slashed their prices earlier than the traditional Boxing Day sales. Boxing Day sales are not traditional, the January sale is the traditional winter sales that use to start on Jan 2nd, just that for the last 30 years its been getting earlier and earlier where corporations just can't make enough money.[/p][/quote].. I thought your position was the very opposite of "corporations just can't make enough money." Aren't they all stashing away vast profits in tax havens thanks to Mrs T?[/p][/quote]Its true they can't make enough money and want more, the idea behind the sales as gone out of real meaning, it use to be base on the changing season, now days its base on its out of fashion and it will be replace making what was sold in the sales out of date, so in a few mths after you bought in the sales you will be needing to replace that item. And yes they are stashing vast profits in tax free banking thanks to Thatcher.[/p][/quote]It must be frustrating that the Tusc message at the last election didn't even persuade anything close to 0.005% of the estimated number of people that turned out for the Boxing Day sales in the UK. Have you ever thought that people enjoy capitalism more than the yoke of socialism and you have misread the nature of the electorate, that is the electorate that will never vote for you?[/p][/quote]Ahhhh BAH HUMBUG ;-)[/p][/quote]George Orwell wrote "In an age of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.". Poor old Southy tries to twist and misquote 'facts' on a daily basis and if you look at the votes cast for Tusc across the whole country at the last election, they were nowhere near the 0.005%. Years before Orwell, Plato wrote "They deem him their worst enemy who tells them the truth.". Another wise person said that the best part of banging your head against a wall is when you stop.[/p][/quote]Telling the Truth is what the Socialist is all about, and is why they keep an open book, all you got to do is make time and go along to a meeting and listen and ask questions. George Orwell wrote "In an age of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. You do realise that Orwell was on about the Capitalist when he said that, but then again he must of been as he was a Socialist him self and a party member, plus at the time like it still is the Capitalist are in control. But those on the right wing aka the Capitalist and there supporters have all ways been good at twisting things to cover up lies, Like they would hate what the real true meaning behind Orwell saying of "some are more equal than others" what this is really on about is that its about a Capitalist world and the lie they will tell you in thinking you are there equal but in fact you are there sheep being lead to slaughter house. southy
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3:16pm Thu 27 Dec 12

Subject48 says...

Dear Southy.

I share many of your sentiments. I genenraly agree with your princples. I am all for the cause.

But please, sometimes just think about what you post. You are starting to hurt the anti-capitalist cause.

Your poorly contructed arguments , abstruse facts and opinions, are giving the impression all socialist minded people are morons who could not tie their shoes, let alone run a government and change it.

However small, this forum is a platform to get views across.

You are most defently entitled to your views and opinions. But just think about the tools capitalism offers you to fight it with. Respect those tools.
Dear Southy. I share many of your sentiments. I genenraly agree with your princples. I am all for the cause. But please, sometimes just think about what you post. You are starting to hurt the anti-capitalist cause. Your poorly contructed arguments , abstruse facts and opinions, are giving the impression all socialist minded people are morons who could not tie their shoes, let alone run a government and change it. However small, this forum is a platform to get views across. You are most defently entitled to your views and opinions. But just think about the tools capitalism offers you to fight it with. Respect those tools. Subject48
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4:19pm Thu 27 Dec 12

Torchie1 says...

southy wrote:
Torchie1 try 6.2% and that was just myself, over the country it was some where between 2 to 3%.
and the best part is that it is still building up wards and not like your Torys going downwards, and its only sear numbers of die hards that is keeping there heads just above water, things are changing but its a slow process.
Wipe the froth from your mouth, re-read my statement and tell me that your beloved Tusc won more than 0.005% of 10,000000 votes (I used this number because there was an estimated 10,000000 Boxing Day shoppers) which is what I wrote as opposed to what you believed I wrote. As usual you aren't often right but on this occasion you are wrong, again.
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: Torchie1 try 6.2% and that was just myself, over the country it was some where between 2 to 3%. and the best part is that it is still building up wards and not like your Torys going downwards, and its only sear numbers of die hards that is keeping there heads just above water, things are changing but its a slow process.[/p][/quote]Wipe the froth from your mouth, re-read my statement and tell me that your beloved Tusc won more than 0.005% of 10,000000 votes (I used this number because there was an estimated 10,000000 Boxing Day shoppers) which is what I wrote as opposed to what you believed I wrote. As usual you aren't often right but on this occasion you are wrong, again. Torchie1
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