B&Q Burnage, Kingsway, Closure store as of today
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B&Q Burnage, Kingsway, Closure store as of today

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LocalFound 21st Mar 2016
B&Q Burnage
Kingsway
M19 1BB

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Closing down sale and has sign with 10% off?
si7

Closing down sale and has sign with 10% off?



It's various, currently between 10% and 25% I think is the highest current discount. It varies per area in the store.
It's a store that's closing down, not the business. You can't expect high discounts straight off the bat. They will slowly increase over time as the closure date gets nearer. But if you have the option to shop at Stockport or here even if it's for the sake of 10%, which store are you more likely to travel to? I'd say the one where you can save 10%.
I don't see what the discount amount has to do with anything either. Pointless comment.
Cold for the attitude.

Also a "closing down" sale with 10% off is a bit pointless. They give 10% off to OAPs every wednesday!
bma1445

Cold for the attitude.Also a "closing down" sale with 10% off is a bit … Cold for the attitude.Also a "closing down" sale with 10% off is a bit pointless. They give 10% off to OAPs every wednesday!



And they still get that on Wednesdays.

Not sure why people expect huge discounts straight away. It's still an operating business, still there to make as much money as they can so its obvious discounts will start out minimal.



Vote cold al you want, it's not my fault you nor the previous commenter can read that it's currently 10% minimum discount. Too many self entitled discount hunters out there that expect everything to 99% off!

I mean if you were closing a store down would you start with high discounts? No you would!
Did blockbuster start with high discounts? No they didn't. They also started with between 10-20% reductions.

Thanks for the heads up - didn't realise burnage b and q was closing at all.
only 10% off and its closing down ? they will never get rid of that stock ! with the 10% off ,it would be normally price anywhere else anyway
samk20

only 10% off and its closing down ? they will never get rid of that stock … only 10% off and its closing down ? they will never get rid of that stock ! with the 10% off ,it would be normally price anywhere else anyway



No right minded company would start with heavy discounting during a store closure.
Sales for the closure stores will double just off the minimum discounting so it's clearly not the wrong thing to do.
Ddraig678

No right minded company would start with heavy discounting during a store … No right minded company would start with heavy discounting during a store closure. Sales for the closure stores will double just off the minimum discounting so it's clearly not the wrong thing to do.



It would be in companies interest to get rid of stock avoiding cost to move stock. Starting with 10% is a bad strategy, as number of foot fall will decrease as time goes and than to offer even high % off may not help.
Eg: B&M Retails gives 30% off everything closing down store from day one and guess what by the end of first couple of days store will be empty. And yes they are 'right minded' as giving phenomenal profit growth year on year.
adi0604

It would be in companies interest to get rid of stock avoiding cost to … It would be in companies interest to get rid of stock avoiding cost to move stock. Starting with 10% is a bad strategy, as number of foot fall will decrease as time goes and than to offer even high % off may not help.Eg: B&M Retails gives 30% off everything closing down store from day one and guess what by the end of first couple of days store will be empty. And yes they are 'right minded' as giving phenomenal profit growth year on year.



Well considering in the trial closure stores (discounted vs non discounted stores) that went through the the process had little (one individual bay worth) to no stock left then yes it's absolutely the right way to go (also a shorter timeframe for closing the store than the one in Burnage). And you like the other who have criticised it still haven't actually read anything. The discounting is by category. And currently range between 10-25% off.
You'd be surprised what minimal discounting does, especially when there are a high number of stores in the local area, and you can save 10% MINIMUM (in Caps because everyone is constantly ignoring that fact, and basing it off one piece of POS they can see in the picture) by going to Burnage will drive customers who would have gone to another B&Q to this one.

Blockbuster didn't start with high discounting, neither did Focus. And B&M are only opening more stores, they're certainly not closing them (they've taken over two of the buildings occupied by B&Q closure stores from the four closing in the Manchester area)

The closer it gets to closure the higher the discount for the remaining stock will get. It's logical, it makes sense, and it's certainly not bad strategy.
adi0604

It would be in companies interest to get rid of stock avoiding cost to … It would be in companies interest to get rid of stock avoiding cost to move stock. Starting with 10% is a bad strategy, as number of foot fall will decrease as time goes and than to offer even high % off may not help.Eg: B&M Retails gives 30% off everything closing down store from day one and guess what by the end of first couple of days store will be empty. And yes they are 'right minded' as giving phenomenal profit growth year on year.


B&Q has sold the stock to another company, so they will not be left with anything. It is up to this other company how much they discount each category. The discounts they give increase as closure date approaches.
Ddraig678

Well considering in the trial closure stores (discounted vs non … Well considering in the trial closure stores (discounted vs non discounted stores) that went through the the process had little (one individual bay worth) to no stock left then yes it's absolutely the right way to go (also a shorter timeframe for closing the store than the one in Burnage). And you like the other who have criticised it still haven't actually read anything. The discounting is by category. And currently range between 10-25% off. You'd be surprised what minimal discounting does, especially when there are a high number of stores in the local area, and you can save 10% MINIMUM (in Caps because everyone is constantly ignoring that fact, and basing it off one piece of POS they can see in the picture) by going to Burnage will drive customers who would have gone to another B&Q to this one. Blockbuster didn't start with high discounting, neither did Focus. And B&M are only opening more stores, they're certainly not closing them (they've taken over two of the buildings occupied by B&Q closure stores from the four closing in the Manchester area) The closer it gets to closure the higher the discount for the remaining stock will get. It's logical, it makes sense, and it's certainly not bad strategy.



Not sure why you are been difficult to other members opinion and try to prove them wrong. There is certain level of expectation to class as deal and closing down store starting with 10% off isn't one of them.
Keep it to posting deals and use your own one vote to rate it, don't defend!
Edited by: "top_spotter" 21st Mar 2016
adi0604

Not sure why you are been difficult to other members opinion and try to … Not sure why you are been difficult to other members opinion and try to prove them wrong. There is certain level of expectation to class as deal and closing down store starting with 10% off isn't one of them. Keep it to posting deals and use your own one vote to rate it, don't defend!



Well it won't be 10-25% (again it's not a flat 10%, not quite sure when you'll actually grasp that) for the whole duration of the closure, it's an initial discount to reduce loss on margin. Any normal company would operate this way to minimise loss as much as possible.
there really are some stupid comments here. it's a good deal people. thanks for sharing
heat added
Ddraig678

Well it won't be 10-25% (again it's not a flat 10%, not quite sure when … Well it won't be 10-25% (again it's not a flat 10%, not quite sure when you'll actually grasp that) for the whole duration of the closure, it's an initial discount to reduce loss on margin. Any normal company would operate this way to minimise loss as much as possible.


Which part of below you cannot read or understand???
' starting from 10%.....'
Heat from me no where near it though
All its X with any real value have been shipped out to neighbouring stores. Not really much bargains & I know as I currently work here !!!!
vicky2509

All its X with any real value have been shipped out to neighbouring … All its X with any real value have been shipped out to neighbouring stores. Not really much bargains & I know as I currently work here !!!!



All its big value items.............
vicky2509

All its X with any real value have been shipped out to neighbouring … All its X with any real value have been shipped out to neighbouring stores. Not really much bargains & I know as I currently work here !!!!



The only thing shipped to other stores is valspar paint. And as someone who actually works there, there isn't a Vicky that works here.
Was in this store on Friday, to say it's closing down is a complete waste of time,10% off items is pathetic the price of items I bought were definitely not a bargain, I could of & still can get it from the snipe on a Diamond Weds so if it doesn't improve they can do as they did at Stretford......
Close down without me, Absolute rubbish....!!
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