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Well organised store but a little overpriced.
Staples in general
Member Name: Seven17
Staples in general
Advantages: Large and well organised store
Disadvantages: Some things are overpriced... by quite a lot.
When i go to my local staples i usually pick up some paper, browse the pens and avoid their computer section as much as possible. I find that their blank discs, pen drives, dongles, and printer ink cartridges are highly over priced. For example, £18 for a pack of verbatim 100 cd-r's? I could get some Blank DVD's for that money!
The store has an excellent organisation no matter which staples it is. All the pen and writing instruments are kept together including the highlighters and even the smaller office basics like drawing pins and rubber bands. I find this is very helpful and shows me what choice i have available unlike Ryman which is sort of the opposite of staples.
They do stock a very wide range of stuff in their stores but it's always best to check online if you can't find what you want. Their website usually does more products and you can compare their online prices. The store is always clean and their are always staff around to help. There are also plenty of staff working on the checkouts and they don't start hard selling some products on the counter.
The car parks at staples stores are usually part of the general retail park car parks but they do have lots of disabled spaces outside and i have never seen one that charges for parking. The stores always seem to have thing's in stock and the stuff that they don't have on their shelve's is probably in the back room so you can just ask and they will get it for you.
The stores are clean and i have never seen any products broken on the shelf, or any spillages around the store. The staff are friendly and will help out whenever you need them. They don't have glum looks on their faces. They are usually quite young employees.
Staples usually has a wide range of brands to choose from and a variety of styles for each product (you can even have different shades of a certain colour of printer paper!) but i don't think they have a wide variety of blank discs. you get verbatim and that's your lot.
Overall a good shopping experience. Not perfect and certainly not the cheapest but their stores and staff are above what i'd expect from a large chain and i will keep going back. This is a recommended store, at least it's better than Ryman.
Summary: Overall a recommended store. 4 stars.