see no point in a shop..when everyone seems attached to their mobile and buying from Amazon. Coffee shops is only think people want.
If i am looking to purchase anything i always search the internet there are huge savings out there the only money i spend in Dawlish is £7 a month on a haircut. I dont understand why anyone would buy from the high street when savings of 20 or 30% can be made online and delivered to your door win win me thinks.
Shopping (like life) is more than about “saving” a mere quid or two. I don’t want soul-less “one-click” shopping. I want a shopping experience. I want to interact with real people. People who love the products that they help customers to buy. People who understand the products that they help customers to buy. People I trust and can be on first name terms with.
The high street offers us so much more of a positive experience than the tax-dodging likes of Amazon do.
Dawlish, like this site is dying on its arse.
It needs, a wet fish shop, a Lidl or Aldi , a gents outfitters and a Titty Bar.
As for the downward spiral of this site, we all know who to blame.
All the aforementioned businesses need a BANK. Are you listening, Lloyds?
I remember the days in Dawlish when businesses banked on a Monday and a uniformed officer was present as a deterent to would be thieves and now the likes of Aldi Ldle have cash collected as do most other businesses large and small. I remember my father telling me that i would never see a man on the moon in my life time and me agreing i tell my kids that in the near future all purchases food included will be made online and there answer "of course we will dad everyone knows that". Now there is more than a quid or two to be saved online i have just purchased two items for my vehicle a set of bosch wipers and a particular set of wheel trims saving £28.82 plus i didnt have to go to Exeter or Newton i estimate i have saved over £1300 in the last 12 months by buying online this is the future people get used to it.
I have to say online shopping has been a godsend for someone who has a child with a 36" leg. School clothes would have been impossible unless I'd made my own which as I'm not a stay at home mum wouldn't have happened. Same goes for size 12 school shoes.
This change is inevitable, who has time to go shopping all the time? I've always hated trolling shops and now I don't have to, I can do other things.
Life moves on, changes and adapts. It's just the way things are. Who is to say that in 10/20 years time, there's not a high street revolution for people who have never really shopped in the high street and think it's the way to do things?
flo you could be right it is the way things go.
If the cap fits........
The cap doesn't fit me, so I'm out of the loop.
Will be interested to know who it does fit though.
Answers on a fag packet, left behind the bar in The Hart by, Friday, please.
Ooh look. My impersonator has escaped from their carer! Matron!
i wonder if it’s the same sad person who posts videos of cyclists whilst logged on as Youtube username DMOND? Hey Deedoodle/Purrrfect/ALLEMS???
@Diana Mond - leopard spots, pot kettle black, stones glass houses.
In my opinion you have single handedly put people off posting on this site with your toxic persona. You give little but take a lot.
If only you could be banned by the web master by i.p. address(s).
I am sure I am not the only one who has this opinion of you.
Now come on DEEDOODLE, spit it out, what do you really think? Don't be shy. we're all friends here.
@elvis presley - indeed, a potentially great web site for the promoting of Dawlish to potential visitors, but time and time again threads are pulled down into a downward spiral by one individual.
We all have the right to have a moan and argue on this site because that is what adds character, but, but, but, what hasn't been said many times before about this one individual.
Has the webmaster got any views on this? As a platform with advertising wouldn't it be favourable to have views/posts/threads increase rather than decrease!
In my opinion this site is not very healthy from an advertisers point of view and gives a poor impression at times of what is a fairly nice sea side town to visit.
In my opinion anyway.
Well said DEEDOODLE it’s a pity the individual doesn’t take heed and take a hike, this forum would be a much better place.
I must be a bit thick. I can't work out who "the individual is".
Something else i have noticed i now recieve less and less mail as everything is online Bank statements,gas and electric bills,car insurance,house insurance all online i wonder if the posti will eventually disappear.
Perhaps the ex bastins premises should be converted into an indoor play centre? I suggest that on the basis that some seem to think that having an outdoor play area (ie playpark) on the lawn will draw in more punters who will then spend in the shops etc. So.........working on that hypothesis and given that it rains an awful lot in this country, it makes sense to me that an indoor playcentre (for older children as I know there is already one for the younger age group) might just be what the town centre shops need in order to boost their takings.