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Member Name: lak11
Date: 09/02/10, updated on 04/02/13 (1617 review reads)
Advantages: Cheap but good value and a good selection of items from homeware, clothing to stationery
Disadvantages: None really
Why do I always go to Poundstretcher to buy one or two items and come out some time after with a full basket, or even two? Because it's such good value I suppose! Also it's so diverse.
Seriously, I love to wander around my nearest Poundstretcher. Although not all the products are top quality, it's great if you want a few cheapish accessories for a room. I've bought cushion covers from there, lamps, lampshades, duvet covers, towels, plastic storage boxes, gardening tools, gardening fences, garden chairs, picnic sets...and the list goes on and on.
I must admit my husband gets bored as I walk down every aisle remembering things I need!!!
I usually buy a few reasonably priced toiletries, toilet paper, kitchen towel and some food item such as tinned soups, crisps, biscuits, and savoury rice. And I mustn't forget stationery. They always have a good selection and now that we don't have Woolworths this is invaluable.
The range of pet items is impressive. My dog loves the treats I buy him from here. I even found a woolly hat for him in here!
One of the best thing is that the products change quite regularly so it isn't boring to shop here. Also, although it isn't as cheap as a pound store, the quality is better than these places. Poundstretcher stocks the very cheap items( £1.00 bottles of shampoos etc.) but also sells items such as coffee tables and garden table and chair sets. Garden lighting and tools also. I would say they stock good value items with a good variety.
I find the staff at my local Poundstore helpful and polite. On the rare occasions that I've had to exchange items or ask for my money back there have been no problems at all. This always reassuring.
Recently I saw that they had a good selection of venetian and roller blinds. They were offering a very good selection of sizes and colours at a good price so, I bought some white venetian blinds for my kitchen. I also wanted some more in white to renew the bathroom blinds and two sets for my son's bedroom in a light wood colour. I wasn't sure if I had remembered the size correctly but decided to go ahead with my purchase (with the assurance fro staff that I could swap if I had the sizing wrong). Later I found that, indeed, I was wrong with one blind. I returned the following day and changed this with no trouble at all.
Summary: It's always worth a walk around Poundstretcher.