Customers flood into new Primark store

Bucks Free Press: Customers flood into new Primark store Customers flood into new Primark store

MORE than 50 shoppers flooded into Wycombe’s brand new Primark store when it opened for business this morning.

The store is already packed with people, and more than 100 have piled in through the doors since the 9am opening.

Queues had been building outside the shop since around 7.10am, as eager customers flocked to see what the latest retail giant to arrive in town had to offer.

Clowns wandered through the waiting crowd to drum up even more excitement.

Belinda Blackaby, 45, a hairdresser from Wendover took the morning off work so she could be among the first through the shop’s doors.

She said: “I have a very understanding boss. We had to do a school run so we literally got here about five minutes before it opened.

“It’s fantastic and we have only just got in the first bit. We’re definitely going to be regular customers.”

She was there with friend and colleague Natalie Searle, 22.

Belinda added: “We have got to get as much as possible for everybody back at work and grab what we can.”

The new Primark is located in the Chiltern Centre, on the site of the old Marks and Spencer store.

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9:57am Wed 1 Oct 08

SDJones says...

is it that exciting to have a Primark store? yes i will be visiting but seriously would you queue like that just to get in at 9am, weird.
is it that exciting to have a Primark store? yes i will be visiting but seriously would you queue like that just to get in at 9am, weird. SDJones
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9:57am Wed 1 Oct 08

erm says...

50, flood?
50, flood? erm
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10:25am Wed 1 Oct 08

1Cinderella says...

Is it me or them that are crazy? Queuing from 7.10am just to be the first into Primark? I must be missing something!
Is it me or them that are crazy? Queuing from 7.10am just to be the first into Primark? I must be missing something! 1Cinderella
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10:37am Wed 1 Oct 08

vocal local says...

1Cinderella wrote:
Is it me or them that are crazy? Queuing from 7.10am just to be the first into Primark? I must be missing something!
No it isnt you! I will be visiting the store at some point over the nxt few weeks, but CERTAINLY wouldnt take the morning off work to do so.....and stand outside from 7am to be first in???? I think these people need to get out more!!
[quote][bold]1Cinderella[/bold] wrote: Is it me or them that are crazy? Queuing from 7.10am just to be the first into Primark? I must be missing something![/quote]No it isnt you! I will be visiting the store at some point over the nxt few weeks, but CERTAINLY wouldnt take the morning off work to do so.....and stand outside from 7am to be first in???? I think these people need to get out more!! vocal local
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10:50am Wed 1 Oct 08

Merge in Turn says...

Nuke it now, whilst most of Cressex are in there.
Nuke it now, whilst most of Cressex are in there. Merge in Turn
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12:02pm Wed 1 Oct 08

Regular Poster says...

The queue at McDonalds must have been tiny when Primark opened today!
The queue at McDonalds must have been tiny when Primark opened today! Regular Poster
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1:04pm Wed 1 Oct 08

smiley cat says...

what sad lives these people must lead that they queue up to get into a tat shop.
What an understanding boss indeed LOL!
what sad lives these people must lead that they queue up to get into a tat shop. What an understanding boss indeed LOL! smiley cat
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1:35pm Wed 1 Oct 08

Low_Wycombe says...

"Clowns wandered through the waiting crowd"

That's a bit rude, but I agree, the place must have been full of clowns - and muppets...
"Clowns wandered through the waiting crowd" That's a bit rude, but I agree, the place must have been full of clowns - and muppets... Low_Wycombe
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1:42pm Wed 1 Oct 08

smiley cat says...

Low_Wycombe wrote:
"Clowns wandered through the waiting crowd"That's a bit rude, but I agree, the place must have been full of clowns - and muppets...
This is post of the day as far as I am concerned and I nearly spat coffee all over my keyboard in my mirth!
How very true though - as they say - many a true word uttered in jest!
[quote][bold]Low_Wycombe[/bold] wrote: "Clowns wandered through the waiting crowd"That's a bit rude, but I agree, the place must have been full of clowns - and muppets...[/quote]This is post of the day as far as I am concerned and I nearly spat coffee all over my keyboard in my mirth! How very true though - as they say - many a true word uttered in jest! smiley cat
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3:08pm Wed 1 Oct 08

jamie1 says...

while in town this afternoon, i was walking looking at the ground and evrytime i saw a brown primark bag i looked up to see the person carrying it - and 100% of cases it was a scummy chav at the other end of the bag
while in town this afternoon, i was walking looking at the ground and evrytime i saw a brown primark bag i looked up to see the person carrying it - and 100% of cases it was a scummy chav at the other end of the bag jamie1
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8:49am Thu 2 Oct 08

Steve Totteridge Hill says...

Will this be a new stop on the cressex park and ride?
Will this be a new stop on the cressex park and ride? Steve Totteridge Hill
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10:36am Thu 2 Oct 08

simonjavince says...

Brilliant, love all the comments about the pikeys from Cressex. Let's not forget all those from Castlefield and Micklefield though eh!Brilliant, love all the comments about the pikeys from Cressex. Let's not forget all those from Castlefield and Micklefield though eh!
Brilliant, love all the comments about the pikeys from Cressex. Let's not forget all those from Castlefield and Micklefield though eh!Brilliant, love all the comments about the pikeys from Cressex. Let's not forget all those from Castlefield and Micklefield though eh! simonjavince
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1:01pm Thu 2 Oct 08

Kadoogan says...

I can't believe there is such fuss about a clothes shop. Maybe you can buy clothes for a third of the price you'd pay elsewhere, but it'll probably only last a third as long before falling apart.
I can't believe there is such fuss about a clothes shop. Maybe you can buy clothes for a third of the price you'd pay elsewhere, but it'll probably only last a third as long before falling apart. Kadoogan
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1:03pm Thu 2 Oct 08

Kadoogan says...

I just noticed that there are three stories about Primark in the space of two days on this site. How the hell does another tacky clothes shop deserve such coverage? Are Primark paying the BFP for this?
I just noticed that there are three stories about Primark in the space of two days on this site. How the hell does another tacky clothes shop deserve such coverage? Are Primark paying the BFP for this? Kadoogan
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1:11pm Thu 2 Oct 08

smiley cat says...

You are so right Kadoogan. i have not been in there and i have no intention of EVER going in there - cheap rubbish that is what they sell and I am sure that they will do well as people are gullible enough to believe they are getting bargains.

primark - glorified Pound shop!
You are so right Kadoogan. i have not been in there and i have no intention of EVER going in there - cheap rubbish that is what they sell and I am sure that they will do well as people are gullible enough to believe they are getting bargains. primark - glorified Pound shop! smiley cat
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5:02pm Thu 2 Oct 08

*Username says...

Well I went to Primark after work yesterday, although it was heaving and saw a lot I recognised, I bought loads of bits....bargain!

I love Primark, saves me going to Watford now.

And Smiley....Primark is not a glorified pound shop....don't knock it till you've tried it.
Well I went to Primark after work yesterday, although it was heaving and saw a lot I recognised, I bought loads of bits....bargain! I love Primark, saves me going to Watford now. And Smiley....Primark is not a glorified pound shop....don't knock it till you've tried it. *Username
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5:58pm Thu 2 Oct 08

smiley cat says...

*Username wrote:
Well I went to Primark after work yesterday, although it was heaving and saw a lot I recognised, I bought loads of bits....bargain! I love Primark, saves me going to Watford now. And Smiley....Primark is not a glorified pound shop....don't knock it till you've tried it.
sorry Username - we will have to agree to disagree on this one.;)
[quote][p][bold]*Username[/bold] wrote: Well I went to Primark after work yesterday, although it was heaving and saw a lot I recognised, I bought loads of bits....bargain! I love Primark, saves me going to Watford now. And Smiley....Primark is not a glorified pound shop....don't knock it till you've tried it.[/p][/quote]sorry Username - we will have to agree to disagree on this one.;) smiley cat
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8:23pm Thu 2 Oct 08

*Username says...

Smiley....I dare you to buy something from there...this weekend. The challenge is on! ;-)
Smiley....I dare you to buy something from there...this weekend. The challenge is on! ;-) *Username
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9:12pm Thu 2 Oct 08

smiley cat says...

*Username wrote:
Smiley....I dare you to buy something from there...this weekend. The challenge is on! ;-)
aaghhhhh!!!!!


Okay - I tell you what ( as it's you!)
I will go and look - I can't pomise anything, but I will go and look.
But take pity on me - you know how much Asda traumatises me!
Great to see you BTW:)))
[quote][p][bold]*Username[/bold] wrote: Smiley....I dare you to buy something from there...this weekend. The challenge is on! ;-)[/p][/quote]aaghhhhh!!!!! Okay - I tell you what ( as it's you!) I will go and look - I can't pomise anything, but I will go and look. But take pity on me - you know how much Asda traumatises me! Great to see you BTW:))) smiley cat
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10:23pm Thu 2 Oct 08

*Username says...

Yayyyyy...good on you...I knew you couldn't resist a challenge. I am grinning from ear to ear right now :D
Am no longer on BB....they banned me for no reason whatsoever and they would like me to beg back. I think not!!
Hope you're ok...xx
Yayyyyy...good on you...I knew you couldn't resist a challenge. I am grinning from ear to ear right now :D Am no longer on BB....they banned me for no reason whatsoever and they would like me to beg back. I think not!! Hope you're ok...xx *Username
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1:04am Fri 3 Oct 08

Geoff Gill says...

On reading this a touch of History came back to 1955/56 when this very building opened as Marks and Spencer replacing the old Mcliroy's Store and remembering on my way to school on the bus around 8.30 a.m. crowds plus photographers outside awaiting the opening of High Wycombe's first newley built store since the war.I think I've got the year right but definitly in the late fifties.
On reading this a touch of History came back to 1955/56 when this very building opened as Marks and Spencer replacing the old Mcliroy's Store and remembering on my way to school on the bus around 8.30 a.m. crowds plus photographers outside awaiting the opening of High Wycombe's first newley built store since the war.I think I've got the year right but definitly in the late fifties. Geoff Gill
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7:19am Fri 3 Oct 08

smiley cat says...

*Username wrote:
Yayyyyy...good on you...I knew you couldn't resist a challenge. I am grinning from ear to ear right now :D Am no longer on BB....they banned me for no reason whatsoever and they would like me to beg back. I think not!! Hope you're ok...xx
I rarely post there now - same old same old so you are not missing anything!
I am taking Eris with me on Sunday for protection!

I am fine - hope you are too!
Perhaps we should nag the BFP to start a forum here - that would be immense!
[quote][p][bold]*Username[/bold] wrote: Yayyyyy...good on you...I knew you couldn't resist a challenge. I am grinning from ear to ear right now :D Am no longer on BB....they banned me for no reason whatsoever and they would like me to beg back. I think not!! Hope you're ok...xx[/p][/quote]I rarely post there now - same old same old so you are not missing anything! I am taking Eris with me on Sunday for protection! I am fine - hope you are too! Perhaps we should nag the BFP to start a forum here - that would be immense! smiley cat
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12:33pm Sun 5 Oct 08

*Username says...

Hi Smiley

I've come to check if you have been to Primark yet! Ha ha..!
Hi Smiley I've come to check if you have been to Primark yet! Ha ha..! *Username
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