Sunday, December 07, 2008


I went to Banbury today, by train, using the ever efficient services of Chiltern Railways. One of the trains was too short (no room to swing a cat), but it was a bit parky outside- huddling together helps one to keep warm

Where was I? Oh yes - Banbury.

Woolworths, to be precise. The sadly soon to be gone, in Administration, up to 50% off sale shop that holds a strangely nostalgic piece of most peoples' hearts.

I spent a grand total of £15.56 and did pick up several bargains. The best of which was a ice cream scoop, for which I paid the princely sum of 40 pence.

The item comes with a 5 year guarantee which states;
"This item is guaranteed for 5 years from the date of purchase. It will be replaced with the same or similar item, if there is a defect due to faulty materials or workmanship, during that period. The guarantee does not cover defect occurring due to abuse. This does not affect your statutory rights. In the unlikely event that a fault should occur, to claim under this guarantee return this item to your nearest Woolworths store, together with the purchase receipt."
May I be so bold as to state that this particular guarantee is probably not worth the paper it is printed on?

Oh, and they didn't have any carrier bags, so my haul of goodies was transported home in a marvelous black bin bag.


James UK said...

Were the black bin bags supplied by them? Surprising someone in the store management actually had a good idea to use them, if you see what I mean!

Got the chance to ride the Docklands Light Railway yesterday. Not bad, although not great. Announcements kept getting clipped all the time, and it was just as dirty as everything else too.

Central User said...

Yes the bags were indeed supplied by Woolies. Felt a bit like a tramp on the way home, but it did the job.

The DLR is always busy for me - my only experience is suited and booted going to/from Canary Wharf or traveling around on Marathon Day, when it is just as busy.