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Member Name: suz1584
Advantages: Great Prices, Nice Items
Disadvantages: Staff Could be Happier
On my recent visit to Bournemouth I had a visit to The Range which is located on Ringwood Road. I was looking for stationary to help make my wedding invitations.
We arrived in the car park which has plenty parking spaces and with very easy access to the store. I noticed from the outside that it was a very large store and looked likea warehouse.
Once going inside I noticed that there was 2 floors to the shop. Going in and having a look around I first came across the pictures and picture frames. The prices were very good and I thought there was definately something for everyone here.
Moving on from the pictures I came to the outdoor living department. This included bbq's, garden furniture and even inflatable spa's. Again I noticed the prices for the items were brilliant and if I lived closer to a Range store I would have my house full of their items.
Once I got past the spa's and dreaming of having one in my garden I came to the stationary items. To be honest I did expect a lot more than there was but I managed to find all the things I was looking for. I bought some wedding cut outs for my invitations which were £1.99 for 60 which is excellent value for money and has cut down the cost of my invitations drastically.
I didn't look round the whole shop but I know they also have furniture and at the moment they are selling ex MFI stock for a discounted price with kitchen units for sale at £50 per unit.
There is then your crockery and all items you need for your kitchen including pan sets, cutlery and so much more. This is mostly all the items downstairs so once taking your time looking down here you can then go upstairs. You have the choice to be healthy and walk up the stairs or using the escalating ramp. This is good for wheelchairs, pushchairs and to take your trolley up.
At the top you have all the big furniture like bedroom furniture, beds, dining tables, sofas and much more. As well as this they have lighting, which ranges from fitted lights to free-standing lamps.
If you are tired and thirsty you can alwasy pop in to the cafe upstairs for a coffee and a cake. You can then take a seat which looks over the ground floor so you can sit and decide what you should buy and maybe what to put back!!
Upstairs there is also public toilets which have disabled access. They are big enough and when I used them they were very clean and seem to be checked quite regularly.
Once I decided what I wanted to buy I made my way to the checkouts. There was four tills open and I was served straight away as there was no queues. The staff were ok but I wouldn't say they were brilliant. They weren't chatty and didn't even smile. They looked bored and as if they would rather be elsewhere, this is a bit of a let down as the shop as a whole was really good.
There is staff around the shop floor which can help you find anything you are looking for and if you approach them they always seem happy to help. (Maybe they should be on the tills!)
Overall I would recommend this shop for cheap, good quality items.
Summary: Wish we had one in Scotland
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