Best Green Day album ever, no fillers, no BS. Perfect for my ADHD 👌
Just to clarify, the CD format, which is rather "low" quality compared to other lossless digital formats, is capable of far greater dynamic range than vinyl - there's no comparison. BUT, most CDs (popular music, not genres such as classical etc) are intentionally mastered for "loudness" compressing the dynamic range, because there's the perception that "louder" sort of "stands out more", and once some CDs started being mastered for loudness, nobody wanted to be left behind, to the detriment of audio quality. Vinyl releases, on the other hand, are aimed at audio enthousiasts, so they are not following that stupid loudness trend. So, while the vinyl format itself (regardless of what some vinyl fans might tell you), is not capable of the same quality as lossless digital (in general the "vinyl sound" some people like is a result of lower fidelity), and even degrades on each play, it can in some cases actually provide the best sound due to better mastering.
It’s not £13.99 with code, not sure why that has been added. The code did allow £5 off £25 spend which makes it even cheaper if you want some more vinyl / pencils / whatever
Head on the door would have worked out at £8;99 yesterday combined with the £2 TCB bonus (maybe slightly cheaper if TCB tracked on top)
They are ok if you buy the right ones at the right time.
remember getting "Head On The Door" by the Cure when it was £7.99 at HMV in 2018. Don't think any of the WHSmith prices are particularly great if it wasn't for the discount code.
That's true I have bought 29 albums this year from WH Smith, along with 3 WHSmith Narrow Ruled A5 Exercise Books to make the desired amount up "Head on the door" by the Cure is the best buy at £12:99 (less any discounts and TCB.
suppose it depends on how many vinyl you can afford to buy at a time, never buy that many, just 1 or 2 here and there.
Nothing worse than vinyl hipsters. He went full throttle too... "bad pressing & you don't have the right equipment". If it sounds good to you mate, thats all that matters. I too purchased on Amazon around December time and it sounds fine to me.
I Don't know where your getting 6 bad reviews from either. I see 4 negative, 3 positive and 1 that doesn't mention the quality. Not exactly the slam dunk you're making it out to be....
Jeez, you're a bit of a knob aren't you? You've no idea what my set up is like so climb down from your high horse.
Many positives? hmm, ok well lets just be clear. 8 Reviews. 6 Bad and just 1 good and the 1 other claiming its just the album. If you enjoy it then great but I'm with the others in finding this particular vinyl press is bad. But then again you need the right equipment to listen to it to verify that, so I'll assume you probably don't.
I'm well aware of discogs thanks. I'm also seeing as many positive reviews as negative. It sounds fine to me and frankly, that's all that matters.
Lots of prisoners off shoot bands to catch up on too .....
Had to take a 2nd look when I saw the poast,,,,,, Is it?? no can't be,,,,, bloody is!!! Now I'll be searching my old vinyl's out - when I can clear the junk to get to them ;-) just a fridge, fruit machine and scooter to move 1st LOL
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Redeeming a WHSmith Voucher Code Online
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You can redeem a WHSmith discount code or voucher online in the following way:
Visit the online store and select the items you plan to buy.
Click the basket icon.
Select Proceed to Checkout.
Here you will be asked "Do you have a promo code?"
In the box below enter your WHSmith promo code.
Select apply to view the revised total.
Continue to the payment screen.
Shopping at WHSmith FAQs
Does WHSmith sell stamps?
Yes, they have a wide range of first and second class UK stamps. Choose between books of 12 and 4 standard-sized stamps, or go for larger stamps that are easier to apply.
Can I print at WHSmith?
In WHSmith stores that are partnered with the Post Office, you can often use a self-serve photocopying service. Printing services are limited to Returns or Postage labels. You can find out if your local WHSmith includes a Post Office using the Store Locator.
Do WHSmith sell gift cards?
Along with WH Smith gift cards to spend in their own stores, the company have a selection from other retailers. These include the Arcadia gift card that can be used at a range of clothing stores including Wallis, Topshop, Evans and Miss Selfridge. Aside from this, WHSmith have gift cards that can be used to buy apps and games from Xbox, PlayStation and Steam. Alternatively, you can browse gift cards for experience days, cinema trips and subscriptions.
Is WH Smith open early in in the morning?
WHSmith hours of service vary depending on the branch location. High street branches often open at 9am. In train stations, airports and motorway service stations the times will vary. Use the store locator to check the opening times of the branch you intend to visit.
Do WHSmith deliver?
Yes, there are various delivery options if you order online with WHSmith. They also offer Click and Collect, whilst magazines and digital downloads are delivered for free.
Do WHSmith do student discount?
From time to time WHSmith does student discounts of between 10% and 20%. They advertise these across social media and on their website, but you can find out first by checking in regularly on the Sales and Offers page.
Shipping Options and Costs at WHSmith
The delivery options and associated charges depend on the kind of items you order, the total cost of your order and how quickly you need it to arrive.
UK standard delivery is free to a nearby WHSmith store or your home if your order comes to £25 or more and contains eligible products. If your order is below £25, standard delivery costs £2.49 and takes 3-5 working days.
Next Day Delivery
Next day delivery costs £4.99 and is available on items ordered before 12pm from Monday to Thursday.
Click and Collect
Click and Collect orders to a WHSmith store are free on orders over £25 or £2.49 otherwise. Order before 12pm from Monday to Thursday for next day pick up.
Magazine Subscription Delivery
Most magazine subscriptions include free delivery, but some publishers will charge.
Digital downloads usually appear in your inbox but could take up to three days to arrive - this service is free.
What is the WHSmith Returns Policy?
Items in the original packing and still in good condition can be returned to WHSmith for a refund within thirty days of receiving an order. You can take the item, along with the dispatch email to a WHSmith shop where a refund will be issued back to your original method of payment. In order to return your order or part of it by post, here’s what to do:
Detach the returns slip and note the reason for the return.
Include your invoice number and email address.
Securely package your item and include the slip.
At the Post Office send the parcel to the address shown on the delivery note.
You will have to pay the costs unless the item is faulty.
Ask for proof of postage.
Alternatively, you can take your order back to any WH Smith store.
How to Pay for WHSmith Online Orders
When you shop online at WHSmith you can pay using various methods. You can also combine gift card payments with either a card or PayPal payment. WHSmith accept:
Getting in Touch with Customer Services at WHSmith
You have a number of options if you need to contact WHSmith online to resolve a query.
Questions relating to items you have bought or the service you received can be resolved by emailing the customer care team at firstname.lastname@example.org. They are available from Monday to Friday 9am-5pm.
Alternatively, you can call them on 0333 600 5000 during the same hours.
If your query is about a particular store, most branches have direct phone numbers. You can find these on the individual store pages.
For people who prefer to write, the address is: WH Smith High Street and WHSmith.co.uk, Greenbridge Road, Swindon SN3 3LD
To look for an answer without contacting them, browse through the company’s FAQs page.
Following WHSmith on Social Media
The WHSmith blog has lots of entries on new books, stationery ideas and more, you can sign up to receive it weekly. They have developed a Scan and Shop app that can save you time at the till. WHSmith is on the most popular social media platforms, they use these to advertise new products and promotions, as well as chat to their customers.
WHSmith Brand History
Founded in London during 1792, WHSmith has since amassed over 1700 shops and employs more than 14000 people. Their online store was launched in 1999 and over the past 30 years, they have acquired travel agents, entertainment stores and partnered with the Post Office to provide an ever-increasing range of services.
Product Ranges to Browse at WHSmith
At whsmith.co.uk the product ranges are divided into ten different sections. This helps customers navigate to what they need more quickly.
In the stationery section, you can shop your favourite brands from a vast range, or focus on individual items like pencil cases and rulers. You can find files and folders in a range of designs, colours and capacities, along with a subsection that focuses on stationery for students. If you want coordinating items, look in the Stationery Collections area which includes products themed around colours, motifs and recent trends. To get organised, shop the diary selection to find academic and standard diaries of various sizes. They have Filofaxes as well as matching refills to keep you going. Of course, they also stock a huge array of WH Smith pens as well as pencils and notebooks.
This section deals with items you might require for work or home-based offices. There are available in various sizes, colours and types of storage folder, from basic clipboards to more complex paper filing systems. You can also shop for different types of plain paper, along with sticky labels and pads for note-taking. Under the legal and accounting banner you’ll see official forms, calculators and cash boxes. An entire subsection is devoted to stationery for a home office, with shredders, inks, desktop notebooks, WH Smith pens and internet security software to protect your devices. The computing section includes various accessories such as flash drives, headphones, sleeves and cases, as well as cables and battery packs.
Art and Craft
Here you’ll find a good range of products for serious artists and also plenty of items that are more suitable for beginners. These include paints, brushes, canvasses and plain pads. Search in the kid’s section to see cheaper paints, paper, brushes and stencils for younger painters. In the calligraphy area, you’ll see ink, paper, pens and complete sets for people who enjoy this hobby. There is also a section devoted to crafting with blank cards, cutting tools and kits, along with a scrapbook area that stocks albums, decorations and scrapbooking accessories. If you want to buy products specifically designed for sketching and drawing, WHSmith has different paper types, along with pastels, charcoals and pens for you to achieve the desired effect.
This section covers a huge range of fiction and non-fiction literature. Along with all the latest titles from well-known authors, they also stock many classic works. If you follow the Richard and Judy book club, you will find all the couple's most recent recommendations here, along with a general book chart that includes the nation’s bestsellers. People searching for a specific type of book can browse by theme including autobiographies, food and drink, self-help guides and graphic novels. In the children’s section, you can browse through books for different age groups, picture books and educational books. For older students and learners, there is an Educational Books area.
Gifts, Cards and Home
In this area, they list everything that’s available in their gifting range, from experience days to WH Smith gift cards, books and stationery sets. You can also buy greeting cards along with invitations, wrapping paper and accessories like bows. You can select personalised wedding stationery or look through the brand shops of Dotty About Paper and Hugo Boss. There are many frames in all sizes and colours which allow you to show off your favourite photos, as well as a WH Smith photo album range for more extensive collections. An entire subsection is devoted to chocolate of all types, from individual bars to pouches and multipacks, you can also shop here for other confectionery products.
Toys, Games and Jigsaws
This part of the website covers consoles, family board games and toys for younger children. The soft toy collection includes colourful TY Beanie animals as well as cuddly characters from children’s books, such as The Gruffalo. You can shop for large or small sets from Lego, outdoor toys and travel games to keep everyone occupied on holiday. There are standard card games, as well as trading games and collector’s items. In the jigsaw area, there are puzzles suitable for children as well as 500 and 1000 piece sets that are more challenging. You can also find carriers to transport your puzzle.
You can find a magazine subscription to match most hobbies and interests in this area. If you’re not sure which one to go for you can browse the bestsellers list, or look through the categories to search in a more targeted way. You’ll find home, garden and children’s magazines, as well as those which focus on science and nature. There are lifestyle and beauty, motoring and crafting sections. Whether you are interested in sports as a hobby or you are trying to get fit, the Fitness, Sport and Outdoor section should have something to interest you. Choose to buy one of these subscriptions for yourself or gift one to someone else.
Music, Films and Television
This collection focusses on music, films and television. You can browse for box sets of popular TV shows from the past, as well as contemporary shows. comedy, sci-fi, game shows and crime programmes, all of which are available on DVD and Blu-ray format. The films section covers all major genres and includes more than 1400 individual titles. You can search boxsets of film noir classics or modern favourites like Pirates of the Caribbean. There is a separate section for children’s films and TV and another for documentaries and special interest programmes. The music area includes plenty of vinyl amongst the CDs and you can find headphones and speakers to enjoy your new purchases.
Sales and Offers
Rather than hunting around the entire website for bargains, you can shop for cheaper WH Smiths books, pens, toys and more in this section. The offers are arranged into separate areas which makes it more convenient to find exactly what you need. Deals vary throughout the year but often include three for two pricing on notepads, storage or inks, reductions on signed copies of books and half-price security software. You can also browse WHSmith promo codes of up to 75% on some subscriptions as well as book sales in various departments. For rock bottom prices across the entire range, head to the Clearance section.
This section has a different title depending on the time of year, in August it is like to be Back to School and in December the focus will be on Christmas products. This makes it simpler to search for accessories, cards and toys that are associated with annual events like Halloween, Valentines Day or Easter. Below the shopping section, WHSmith include guides and ideas to give you inspiration.
Shopping for Brands at WHSmith
WHSmith sells a selection of brands, these include:
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Shops offering a similar service to WHSmith include bookshops such as Waterstones and Foyles which have branched out by offering a wider range of products.
Finding the Best WHSmith Deals
Throughout the year WHSmith discount codes and reductions are available on selected ranges and individual products. These will often be relevant to annual events and can be found on the Sales and Offers page. WHSmith often advertises these promotions through their social media pages and in their blog newsletter, so be sure to subscribe to hear about reductions when they are first announced. WHSmith has a Black Friday page which is used to present all the deals and offers they make available during this November event. Keep an eye on every current WHSmith offer and reduction at hotukdeals.
Buying WHSmith Gift Cards Online
WHSmith has many different gift cards in the online store, to purchase one for yourself or someone else, just follow these steps: