For a pound store this place has a ton of stuff. My former girlfriend and I bought all of our kitchen accessories here. Granted we were super poor/cheap and so were the items but they did the job.
In my mind though, the pound store on North St. is a better one than this.
Living by the seaside means more picnics and more paddling.
Unfortunately, it also means more limescale.
I'm not kidding when I say we need to descale out kettle, washing machine, dish-washer and shower-head every few months. That's a lot of bottles of limescale remover, my friend! In Sainsburys and Waitrose, good limescale remover costs approx £2.50-£3.50 a bottle. In Poundland it's...
Everything's a pound. That means if you see a brush: it's a pound; shampoo: pound; toilet brush: pound; big bag of sweets: pound; screwdriver; pound. You get the idea - everything you can see is one pound, or one hundred pence.
Okay, so a lot of the stuff in Poundland is of inferior quality, but there are also some products that are more expensive elsewhere. They do have branded products, such as shower gel and foodstuff that you know are decent quality and would be frankly silly to pay more for them than they're worth.
I don't go to Poundland enough really, because for certain products it'll save you money, which can be put to better uses. I was there on Sunday after a jog, so had no money, but I know where I'll be going next time I need some bin bags!
Poundland is an amazing store if you can see past the tack. As you wander around there are some amazing bargains. I always pick up some gift bags - 4 for a £1. OK, so they may not be the best designs, but hey presents are instantly gift wrapped, and best of all they are recyclable.
They also do a good range of technology items, such as card readers and headphones. Ideal for schools where the items may get lost or stolen.
The store is always busy, particularly now with the credit crunch hitting.
There are several pound stores in town but this one is definitely the biggest and neatest-what do people do in pound shops that everything always ends up so higgledy-piggledy?! It's like topshop on a saturday. Anyway, Poundland is quite tidy, it still has that treasure hunt feel-you are never sure what you will come out with. I like that about pound stores, you come out with marshmallows, tomato sauce and soap..nothing goes together but its fun. You can't plan, you have to take what you can find. They do have fixed categories though-toiletries, tins, household products, sweets..
I only ever really enter this store when it's a friend's birthday, and I think it would be funny to buy he or her a joke present of some description. Perhaps a hideously looking barbie girl if its a lady, or a £1 bow and arrow set if it's a boy. Regards that service, Poundland has always been brilliant, but the rampant stech that fills this store, and the shabby ambience surrounding most of the other items here, have restricted me from buying anything else here that wasn't a novelty.
Pretty much like every British pound store pound land provides the chemicals you need to clean at pound friendly prices as well as an array of sundries, tools and junk that you will never need but end up buying anyway. Though sometimes you do need a plastic gun that squirts silly string.
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