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oxcat1 Tue 08-Sep-09 11:15:45

I've heard there is one in Guildford in a couple of weeks.

A couple of questions though:

* Are things significantly more reduced than on the sale website?
* Can you send things back if they don't fit?
* Is it really the horrendous scrum that I've heard?

Thanks!

crunched Tue 08-Sep-09 14:42:34

I have been to 2 of these. Items are very much lower priced than in Catalogue sale. The last one I went to I got mens woollen hat, straw bag,2x ladies shirts and pair of boys cords for £35! Excellent I thought, but a friend went and saw nothing for her or her family.
The first one I went to was indeed a bear fight and my tip would be to go at the beginning of the afternoon to avoid the mad bargain hunters- they are constantly topping things up until they run out of stock.
Good luck Oxcat!

bishboschone Tue 08-Sep-09 20:05:45

oxcat..can you give me the details please

newpup Tue 08-Sep-09 21:00:47

I have been to two and they were much cheaper than the sale prices.

All items are put out in big plastic boxes in sizes. So a box of 4-5 or 11-12 or ladies 16 etc. They also have rails for coats and adult skirts. But it is a bear pit, the queues start an hour before and there are some scary shoppers!! Grab a basket and heap in all you see that you like and then find a quiet corner to sort through. The pricing is simple, all girls skirts are one price it was £8 when I went and all dresses were £10. I picked up a coat for £15 for DD1 that was still on sale on the website for £35.

There were a lot of people who were buying boxes and boxes to sell on e-bay and that was a bit annoying!

You can not exchange or refund any of the items though so check carefully. I found some people were really dreadful and threw items on the floor they did not want.shock

Good luck, have fun!

pingapengin Tue 08-Sep-09 21:03:51

Wow ive never heard of them! how did you find out about them? where does it tell you where they will be?

Im up for a scum

moodlumthehoodlum Tue 08-Sep-09 21:11:26

Sharpen yr elbows, go early, and deffo do the grab everything you think you might want first off and then find a corner and sort. And then subsequently find someone else's pile of unwanted clothes and rifle through those!

There are bargains to be had.

oxcat1 Wed 09-Sep-09 10:12:21

The Spectrum Centre: Guildford

Wednesday, 23rd September 2009
10:00 AM until 7:00 PM

Thursday, 24th September 2009
10:00 AM until 4:00 PM

Thanks for the suggestions - I'm feeling pretty apprehensive now! Shall see if I'm feeling brave on the day.

MorrisZapp Wed 09-Sep-09 17:25:21

I went to one in the summer. It's not dirt cheap, prices were £20 for all womens skirts, £30 for all knitwear, and I think £15 for all tops.

I've had better in the actual sale online. Definitely worth a look though - there was no scrum at the one I went to.

And if you're a sad Boden groupie it's quite a thrill to get a big Boden carrier bag smile

Though as I said at the time, digging through scabby boxes in a smelly scout hall does somewhat take the mystique off Boden clothing. Kind of makes you wonder what the fuss is about.

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