dunno if this topics allowed cause i suppose its badmouthing a company
but why are halfrauds prices so silly?
i mean i know its a store so it has electricity bills and staff wages etc to keep the store going but everythings so much more expensive
popped in there today for a can of paint, made me kid sister drive me in her polo cause my interiors in pieces at the moment
and she decided to buy a full set of wiper blades
front set of bosch blades was 30quid
rear halfords own blade was 20quid
got back home n i went on the bay, immediately found a front set of bosch blades for 17quid and the rear bosch blade for under 10quid
needless to say she's took the wiper blades back for refund n she's gonna order off ebay instead
its the same for everything though
when my missus bought me my headunit for my birthday, halfords had it 'on sale' at about 300-400quid
i found it on amazon for 200quid
when i was looking for a satnav halfords had my tomtom going for around 250quid, i found it on amazon for 170quid
do all the electricity bills etc really justify such a big markup?
btw i am aware this is what killed woolworths, hmv etc everyone buying online when they can get it half the price of what highstreet charge
oh another thing that makes me laugh is halfords fitting charges, my sister was actually contemplating paying the 4 or 5quid charge to have all the wiper blades fitted saying its not much extra, n the bloke was trying to convince her to go for it cause he could see she didnt know much about cars. i was just stood next to her looking at the bloke like hellooo?? i used to work in a car manufacturing plant building cars n i've done that much modifying to my own car also (including changing the wiper blades thankyou very much) so i know its a 2 second job to change wiper blades of all things. so she was actually going to pay 55quid for a full set of wiper blades fitted when you can get the lot for under 30quid off ebay