What's the bleakest shop?

Gotta be Halfords

Always too quiet, big empty space with hardly any customers and hardly any staff

No one in their right mind actually wants to be there - just people stressing if they’re buying the correct bulb for their car

Bleak

Anyone want to nominate a bleaker shop?

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Bright House

Basically loan sharks

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Wickes

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CEX

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Justify your choices please

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The one in the basement in Manchester’s Chinatown that’s loads of live lobsters and crabs tied up and piled up in tanks until there’s no room to move, some are just in boxes on the floor with no water and it’s lit with flickering strip lights.

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What is a Bright House?

Weekly payment thing. Get a TV on a 6 year lease and pay 3x rrp

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I’d still rather go to HMV than Halfords. Might have some good cheap paperbacks

Denied!

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Vulture capitalism at its worst

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Oh yes - there is one on London Road

Bleak with added exploitation of the poor

And that’s why it’s the worst

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All porn shops are incredibly bleak of course

Pawn

Not porn

Fuck

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Although I imagine porn shops are pretty bleak too

The two opposite the evening star are pretty bleak, although Private has shut think

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Mobile phone shops. Full of wannabe estate agents trying to persuade elderly people and students to spend loads of money they haven’t got on things they don’t need.

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Always smells, shop design seems to be primarily inspired by the Future Zone from the Crystal Maze, overwhelming feeling that just by being there you’re responsible for driving down the value of cultural industry products and bankrupting numerous other businesses

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Never been in them Rich

Those ones you see in roadside buildings that clearly used to be little chefs look incredibly bleak

The tacky mobile phone repair places with flashing lights all over the outside

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