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elwoodblues
Elwood Blues
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reply to donoreo

Re: [Serious] HBC to close most of remaining Zellers stores

So much for Canada having a discount department store. Looks like Zellers is going they of Bargain Harolds, The Bargain Shop (which really was not much more then a glorifed Dollar store),Biway, and a host of others.

LondonOntGuy

join:2004-05-12
London, ON
said by elwoodblues:

Biway.

Biway, that is one store I was not sorry to see go tits up. I'll never forget the time the store manager for the Argyle Mall location was incredibly rude to me when I asked about something in the store. I walked out and never looked back.


elwoodblues
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said by LondonOntGuy:

said by elwoodblues:

Biway.

Biway, that is one store I was not sorry to see go tits up. I'll never forget the time the store manager for the Argyle Mall location was incredibly rude to me when I asked about something in the store. I walked out and never looked back.

I forgot Consumers Distributing too.
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LondonOntGuy

join:2004-05-12
London, ON
Consumers.... Bit of a rant coming up.

I remember saving my allowance for two months to get this 'Bad Dudes' arcade tabletop game they had in their catalog. The picture made it look like it was just like the arcade game, similar to those Coleco games from the early 80's. When I got it home it was NOTHING like the photo in the least bit. Instead of it being like the arcade game, you were one of the Dudes standing in a room shooting fireballs out of your head at random ninjas. It wasn't colour either. The generic looking box should have been the first dead giveaway that it wasn't the arcade game, but being a little kid, I didn't think much of it at the time.

Took me all of ten minutes to say 'fuck this' before I returned it.

To say it was false advertising, that would be a huge understatement.

But at least to their credit they didn't give me any hassles when I wanted to return it. I remember the lady saying that they've gotten quite a few of them returned for the same reason.

I think if a store like Consumers were to open today with walk-in catalog shopping and online orders, they'd do much better.

Bargain Shop, I am kind of on the fence about. There's one in Galleria which I go to sometimes if I don't feel like taking a bus to Wallymart or get off work and need something right away(I work at the Convention Centre, across from the mall). I've heard that they want to expand. If that's true, more power to them. I prefer them over Giant Tiger, which is incredibly tacky IMO.


TOPDAWG
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reply to elwoodblues
said by elwoodblues:

So much for Canada having a discount department store. Looks like Zellers is going they of Bargain Harolds, The Bargain Shop (which really was not much more then a glorifed Dollar store),Biway, and a host of others.

discount my ass. I stopped in one that was closing even with the so called discounts the prices still forking sucked. no wonder they're going belly up.


BGB
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said by TOPDAWG:

said by elwoodblues:

So much for Canada having a discount department store. Looks like Zellers is going they of Bargain Harolds, The Bargain Shop (which really was not much more then a glorifed Dollar store),Biway, and a host of others.

discount my ass. I stopped in one that was closing even with the so called discounts the prices still forking sucked. no wonder they're going belly up.

I agree. When they had their store closing sale here, they were advertising like 30-50% off everything, but when I walked In, 95% of the stuff was only 10% off. Half the time, stuff there was overpriced on a regular day, and their sale prices were not much better. It was fairly rarely I could find in there what I was looking for and had to go elsewhere. I for one won't miss it, and can't wait for the one by the house to be reopened into Walmart. (And before the anti-walmart crowd chimes in, I find Walmart much better than Zellers ever was)


elwoodblues
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Sorry, but I found some very good deals in the store closings .
I do think they jacked up the retail to MSRP before discounting though.


Gone
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Fort Erie, ON
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reply to elwoodblues
said by elwoodblues:

I forgot Consumers Distributing too.

They're coming back, or so they say.

»www.niagarafallsreview.ca/2012/0···ra-falls


Last Parade

join:2002-10-07
Port Colborne, ON
reply to elwoodblues
said by elwoodblues:

So much for Canada having a discount department store. Looks like Zellers is going they of Bargain Harolds, The Bargain Shop (which really was not much more then a glorifed Dollar store),Biway, and a host of others.

The Bargain Shop! is still around...


Gone
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said by Last Parade:

The Bargain Shop! is still around...

»goo.gl/maps/aq0J

Such a delightful part of Welland.

Warez_Zealot

join:2006-04-19
Vancouver
reply to LondonOntGuy
said by LondonOntGuy:

Consumers.... Bit of a rant coming up.

I remember saving my allowance for two months to get this 'Bad Dudes' arcade tabletop game they had in their catalog. The picture made it look like it was just like the arcade game, similar to those Coleco games from the early 80's. When I got it home it was NOTHING like the photo in the least bit. Instead of it being like the arcade game, you were one of the Dudes standing in a room shooting fireballs out of your head at random ninjas. It wasn't colour either. The generic looking box should have been the first dead giveaway that it wasn't the arcade game, but being a little kid, I didn't think much of it at the time.

Took me all of ten minutes to say 'fuck this' before I returned it.

To say it was false advertising, that would be a huge understatement.

But at least to their credit they didn't give me any hassles when I wanted to return it. I remember the lady saying that they've gotten quite a few of them returned for the same reason.

I think if a store like Consumers were to open today with walk-in catalog shopping and online orders, they'd do much better.

Bargain Shop, I am kind of on the fence about. There's one in Galleria which I go to sometimes if I don't feel like taking a bus to Wallymart or get off work and need something right away(I work at the Convention Centre, across from the mall). I've heard that they want to expand. If that's true, more power to them. I prefer them over Giant Tiger, which is incredibly tacky IMO.

Haha, I completely forgot about that crappy store. I remember there was one on Glendale St. Across from the Pen Center Mall in St. Catharines.
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Last Parade

join:2002-10-07
Port Colborne, ON
reply to Gone
said by Gone:

said by Last Parade:

The Bargain Shop! is still around...

»goo.gl/maps/aq0J

Such a delightful part of Welland.

Don't forget Crystal Beach.


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reply to elwoodblues
what about giant tiger, gotta love gt man


Gone
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reply to Last Parade
For some reason I thought it was in Ridgeway and couldn't find it on their list of stores (as it was my intention to use that streetview rather than Welland) and gave up.

Ridgeway, Crystal Beach, whatever. It's all the same crap.


donoreo
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North York, ON
reply to Gone
said by Gone:

said by Last Parade:

The Bargain Shop! is still around...

»goo.gl/maps/aq0J

Such a delightful part of Welland.

Right next to Dollarama! I like Dollarama. I stopped yesterday to get some goodie bag stuff for the girls birthday party. They now have the $3 items. This includes a box of Durex condoms Sorry, did not see how many are in it.

For party stuff, dollar stores are great.
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DKS
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Owen Sound, ON
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said by donoreo:

said by Gone:

said by Last Parade:

The Bargain Shop! is still around...

»goo.gl/maps/aq0J

Such a delightful part of Welland.

Right next to Dollarama! I like Dollarama. I stopped yesterday to get some goodie bag stuff for the girls birthday party. They now have the $3 items. This includes a box of Durex condoms Sorry, did not see how many are in it.

For party stuff, dollar stores are great.

You bought condoms for your girl's birthday party goodie bags?
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donoreo
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North York, ON
said by DKS:

You bought condoms for your girl's birthday party goodie bags?

Not until their....30th...maybe

I was getting butterfly nets and bug keepers.


A Lurker
that's Ms Lurker btw
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Wellington N
reply to donoreo
said by donoreo:

They now have the $3 items. This includes a box of Durex condoms Sorry, did not see how many are in it.

I'd be really leary about buying discounted condoms...

PX Eliezer7
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reply to donoreo
said by donoreo:

They now have the $3 items. This includes a box of Durex condoms Sorry, did not see how many are in it.

For party stuff, dollar stores are great.

You have to watch out for fake condoms.

Because the Durex brand is well known, counterfeiters often put that name on their fakes.

Here, for example:
»www.whatsonningbo.com/news-7046-···ang.html

It is ironic that the accused man is named Huang.

decx
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Vancouver, BC
reply to LondonOntGuy
said by LondonOntGuy:

I think if a store like Consumers were to open today with walk-in catalog shopping and online orders, they'd do much better.

Not a surprise provided they have decent prices and service. Their retail concept is pretty much proven. In fact NCIX stores work pretty much the same way with the exception that the catalog is now the website.


Last Parade

join:2002-10-07
Port Colborne, ON
reply to Gone
said by Gone:

For some reason I thought it was in Ridgeway and couldn't find it on their list of stores (as it was my intention to use that streetview rather than Welland) and gave up.

Ridgeway, Crystal Beach, whatever. It's all the same crap.

The IGA it replaced wasn't much more inspiring.


TOPDAWG
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said by Last Parade:

said by Gone:

For some reason I thought it was in Ridgeway and couldn't find it on their list of stores (as it was my intention to use that streetview rather than Welland) and gave up.

Ridgeway, Crystal Beach, whatever. It's all the same crap.

The IGA it replaced wasn't much more inspiring.

AH damn it I was so pissed when food land replaced IGA last year cause IGA had steak-ems that I liked then once foodloand got them no more steak-ems. I was forking forever tiring to find them in Canada too. man they be good. anyone know what store does have
steak-ems?



Devanchya
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Ajax, ON
Zero cards for steak? I will pass


TLS2000
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Steak doesn't have carbs man.
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Mashiki
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reply to TOPDAWG
said by TOPDAWG:

AH damn it I was so pissed when food land replaced IGA last year cause IGA had steak-ems that I liked then once foodloand got them no more steak-ems. I was forking forever tiring to find them in Canada too. man they be good. anyone know what store does have
steak-ems?

Actually, ask for the meat dept. manager there. And 9/10 times they'll be able to special order them in for you. Oddly, I get mine from the Foodland here. I usually get in 5-10 boxes at a time, good for about 4 months. I like the flat stakettes not the sliced jobs. Finding steak-ums in Alberta? No problem, finding them in Ontario? Almost impossible now. US? Oh yeah, everywhere.


A Lurker
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reply to TLS2000
said by TLS2000:

Steak doesn't have carbs man.

Oddly enough seeing 'zero total carbs' on the package always makes me wonder what's in them. As it happens, according to their website, just beef. So the zero carbs is just a marketing ploy.

The only store I see that is 100% Canadian on their list is A&P. Foodland/IGA, Walmart, etc. have more presence in the United States, so finding them in Canada might be a problem. As Mashiki already mentioned, try the meat dept. in the store that used to sell them. Since Foodland is listed as a seller, it might be possible to have them ordered in.

I've sliced steak pretty thin on my food slicer, but not quite sure that thin for steak-ums (usually 1/8" to 3/16" for jerky).


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reply to Gone
said by Gone:

said by elwoodblues:

I forgot Consumers Distributing too.

They're coming back, or so they say.

»www.niagarafallsreview.ca/2012/0···ra-falls

I miss those guys. Consumers became a Winners, they moved, and now it's a JYSK. Lot's a places to put them here, perhaps The Boardwalk.
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