in being very angry with Mamas and Papas "flagship store"?
bellabelly · 11/03/2007 19:53
So, for a treat, took ourselves off this afternoon to new flagship store on Regent Sreet - excited to have a look at some of the things we'll need to be buying before the twins arrive in August.
There were only TWO twin buggies to try out in the whole shop. Almost EVERYTHING v expensive - eg, cots £595 not including mattress or bedding . (We asked if we'd get a discount for buying 2 but assistant told us no...) Went to their cafe to sit down and recover with cake and a hot drink. My hot chocolate was cold - had to ask waiter to warm it up. DH's pain chocolat totally hard and stale (he was allowed to swap it for a croissant when he complained). Two drinks and two pastries cost us £12!!!
On way, DH suggested taking catalogue. We picked one up then noticed £1 charge written on front cover. Decided to forget it and put it back. Assistant asks if all ok and I mention not impressed with having to pay for catalogue. She replies "Oh but it goes to charity" as if I'M being awful scrooge not wishing to pay!!!
A I being unreasonable? Was so excited to be going there but have come away DETERMINED not to buy anything from there EVER!
snowleopard · 11/03/2007 20:29
It's an annoying shop, not enough stock, overpriced, woefully non-colourful and up itself. They have the odd interesting item and I have bought DS clothes in the sale - that's it. And you're pg and easily wound up (I remember when pg I used to especially lose it when things went wrong when I'd been looking forward to them, as in this case). Have another treat and go for a day out at IKEA where you can eye up a load of cheapo funky stuff and go to a much cheaper (but still nice) cafe - and for things you want to be top-qual, eg cot mattresses, John Lewis.
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