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If you are going to the Guildford Spectrum Boden sale...

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policywonk Thu 24-Sep-09 10:31:24

... do not imagine that you will be able to park within about two miles of the Spectrum <huff>.

When I left, cars were queuing all the way back to the A3/A322 junction.

DillyTantay Thu 24-Sep-09 10:55:39

!!

policywonk Thu 24-Sep-09 11:09:54

I KNOW I am fuming. I've even written en email of complaint (in the hope of vouchers, obv.)

Dilly, could you look at this thread and give me the benefit of your wisdom?

hotchachachaingbunny Thu 24-Sep-09 11:14:32

Decided I can't face it! Thanks for the info Policywonksmile

bodeniites Thu 24-Sep-09 11:22:38

so did you not get anything policywonk? what a shame

surreylady Thu 24-Sep-09 11:27:06

Just got back - they have opened additional parking on the grass (where the fair was last week). BUT it is really poor for childrens wear virtually nothing literally nothing in some sizes- they said that they had little left over this year and there was no stock to put out.

policywonk Thu 24-Sep-09 11:27:08

I drove around the car park very slowly twice and then came home. Grrr.

It might well get better later on today or tomorrow - it probably wasn't a good idea turning up right at the start (but today was the only time I could get there).

Nevertheless, I do think that Johnny should have anticipated that a knock-off Boden sale in Surrey would attract Hajj-like numbers.

surreylady Thu 24-Sep-09 11:27:25

Just got back - they have opened additional parking on the grass (where the fair was last week). BUT it is really poor for childrens wear virtually nothing literally nothing in some sizes- they said that they had little left over this year and there was no stock to put out.

policywonk Thu 24-Sep-09 11:28:35

Oh well, at least someone got in, surreylady! Just don't tell me that there were lots of denim minis and wideleg trousers in size 14, OK?

surreylady Thu 24-Sep-09 11:32:32

I definitely WONT then- ladies was Ok - mens pretty good (in fact DH got quite a bit) childrens nothing and coats only in a size 20. Did have childrens Ski Wear for £10 but all pink and not many sizes. Didn't look at knitwear for £30 as it felt like a rummage sale and looked like a bad boot fair. I am a dickensian below the knee skirt person so didn't really check those outbut I am sure they had NONE. BTW if you do go and are not familiar with Spectrum there were spaces underneath - on arrival go stright on and turn left just before the sign for the coach park.

deepdarkwood Thu 24-Sep-09 11:33:15

<cancels afternoon trip, unsharpens elbows>
(PS fp here, policywonk)

DillyTantay Thu 24-Sep-09 11:33:50

rofl at hajj

AND you circling it twice like the Ka' bah

policywonk Thu 24-Sep-09 11:38:50

I was going to say that about the Ka'bah but cultural fear got the better of me blush Trust you to say it though!

Hello fp, I wondered where you'd gone.

surreylady, if only I'd sought your advice yesterday...

DillyTantay Thu 24-Sep-09 11:43:20

its the RS in me

deepdarkwood Thu 24-Sep-09 11:44:05

Not around much lately (but currently avoiding tedious work)

policywonk Thu 24-Sep-09 11:45:33

Me also avoiding tedious work. Pretty successfully actually.

Dilly, please have a look at my link or I will say something REALLY blasphemous and get this whole place closed down.

shopalot Thu 24-Sep-09 12:32:32

Just to check is the sale today thursday and tomorrow friday? 10-4

chattermouse Thu 24-Sep-09 13:03:02

Damn you all! I am many, many miles away from surrey. How jealous i am envy.

shopalot Thu 24-Sep-09 13:12:47

I am fairly close but can I be bothered!!! Never done a Boden sale before..

surreylady Thu 24-Sep-09 13:19:11

My leaflet says it opens until 7 tonight - bother wont get parked for swimming then tomorrow 10 until 4

shopalot Thu 24-Sep-09 13:31:52

Thank you surreylady. Is it Summer stuff they are selling off?

bodeniites Thu 24-Sep-09 13:33:38

aw nuts i can get into a size 20 coat i am an 18 usually but have had20s in the past wish it was here i LOVE Boden coats

surreylady Thu 24-Sep-09 13:48:40

yes mostly summer - some long sleeve tops (ladies) but mostly Kaftan and summer type. Mens was more autumn - Rugby type shirts, work shirts, jackets and Fleeces.

pagwatch Thu 24-Sep-09 13:58:32

I am the same shopalot. Close enough to walk but not sure I am interested. Never bought Boden but wonder if I am missing some mystical thing...
Perhaps if it is sunny I will walk over...

bodeniites Thu 24-Sep-09 14:16:35

dont go Pagwatch! let your first experience of Boden be a huge cardboard box full of goodies all wrapped in tissue paper not mad jumble sale

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