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Old 03-04-2010, 20:59
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I brought some trainers from JD Sports today that I'll need to take back, they're too tight... Looked on their website and it doesnt give Easter opening details.

Is it worth me going into town and taking them back tomorrow or will they, and everywhere else, be closed do you think ? No-one I've asked seems to know.
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Old 03-04-2010, 21:01
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A shop like JD Sports will probably be closed, as per the law.
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Old 03-04-2010, 21:02
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Unfortunately almost everything will be closed. Bah. I think the smaller shops that are allowed to be open 24 hours even on a Sunday like my local Budgens will be open though.
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Old 03-04-2010, 21:03
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Is it worth me going into town and taking them back tomorrow or will they, and everywhere else, be closed do you think ? No-one I've asked seems to know.
You could ring them just after half ten tomorrow to ask if they are open. If someone does actually pick up the phone though, you may get a sarcastic reply when posing your query.
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Old 03-04-2010, 21:09
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Most major shops like John Lewis and M&S will be open on Easter Sunday round my way
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Old 03-04-2010, 21:10
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I brought some trainers from JD Sports today that I'll need to take back, they're too tight... Looked on their website and it doesnt give Easter opening details.

Is it worth me going into town and taking them back tomorrow or will they, and everywhere else, be closed do you think ? No-one I've asked seems to know.
Which begs the question, why didn't you try them on first? It would have saved time in the long run!
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Old 03-04-2010, 21:18
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I brought some trainers from JD Sports today that I'll need to take back, they're too tight... Looked on their website and it doesnt give Easter opening details.

Is it worth me going into town and taking them back tomorrow or will they, and everywhere else, be closed do you think ? No-one I've asked seems to know.
I'd imagine there'd be quite a few shops open tomorrow. If some shops stayed open for Good Friday, I can't imagine them shutting on Easter Sunday.
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Old 03-04-2010, 21:19
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Most major shops like John Lewis and M&S will be open on Easter Sunday round my way
Your from Scotland then I'm guessing?
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Old 03-04-2010, 21:22
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I'd imagine there'd be quite a few shops open tomorrow. If some shops stayed open for Good Friday, I can't imagine them shutting on Easter Sunday.
Depends on the size - and where in the UK.
http://www.businesslink.gov.uk/bdotg...mId=1073792287
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Old 03-04-2010, 21:24
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Is it really that urgent that it can't wait until Monday? (or at the very latest, Tuesday?)
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Old 03-04-2010, 21:25
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I'm not quite sure on what 280 square metres is, so this could mean anything from an average sized store to a massive supermarket.
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Old 03-04-2010, 21:28
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Thanks, very useful.. They'll be closed then... I could drive up to Scotland I guess. Bit of a trek from Nottingham, but it'd be a day out AND it'd be sticking two fingers up at outdated English Sunday trading laws.
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Old 03-04-2010, 21:29
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Thanks, very useful.. They'll be closed then... I could drive up to Scotland I guess. Bit of a trek from Nottingham, but it'd be a day out AND it'd be sticking two fingers up at outdated English Sunday trading laws.
Outdated? Jeez, it's one Sunday a year (unless Christmas is on a Sunday). That'll teach you for not trying them on.
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Old 03-04-2010, 21:30
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I'm not quite sure on what 280 square metres is, so this could mean anything from an average sized store to a massive supermarket.


http://answers.yahoo.com/question/in...3190242AA15zr0
Well, obviously the 'massive' supermarkets won't be opening.
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Old 03-04-2010, 21:31
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http://answers.yahoo.com/question/in...3190242AA15zr0
Well, obviously the 'massive' supermarkets won't be opening.
Okay. Thanks.
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Old 03-04-2010, 21:36
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I don't think any of the big stores will be open tomorrow. I did read that the wye Vale garden centres will be open but, only for people to browse. No sales except in the snack bars !
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Old 03-04-2010, 21:41
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The shop I'm working in is open. But, it's not exactly harrods so...
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Old 03-04-2010, 21:44
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I imagine a shop big enough to take large turnover would be willing to pay any fine they get for opening in breach of an antiquated and irrelevant law. Same as they did before Sunday trading laws were revised.
Online shops will continue trading as usual. You can't try on any trainers there either.
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Old 03-04-2010, 21:45
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Outdated? Jeez, it's one Sunday a year (unless Christmas is on a Sunday). That'll teach you for not trying them on.
lol... yes, but on this particular sunday I want to go to the shop !... I ALWAYS take size 10, but looks like Adidas have suddenly become less generous, so size 11 it'll be....

Looking at it another way, if its only one sunday.. what does it matter, might as well open then too... actually, it should be the law that any retail and service business above a certain size should be forced to open / operate 20 hours a day, 365 days a year for people like me who are impatient.
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Old 03-04-2010, 21:46
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A shop like JD Sports will probably be closed, as per the law.
This archaic rule needs modernising to fit the new paradigm shift.
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Old 03-04-2010, 22:04
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There will no major stores open tomorrow. Christmas Day and Easter Sunday are the only two days in the year that have such restrictions. No store will, or has in the past, risked taking the fine, just as they all stick to the current six hour trading window on Sundays.
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Old 03-04-2010, 22:12
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There will no major stores open tomorrow. Christmas Day and Easter Sunday are the only two days in the year that have such restrictions. No store will, or has in the past, risked taking the fine, just as they all stick to the current six hour trading window on Sundays.
No such law exists in Scotland.
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Old 03-04-2010, 22:19
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It all depends on the size of shop,certain smaller stores will more than likely open.Larger stores such as department stores,DIY stores and Garden Centres cannot trade on Easter Sunday in England and I think Wales too.

Scotland is exempt from this law,part of the Sunday Trading Act 1994.

It annoys me to read people saying they're off work and want to go shopping.Store personnel have to work to cater for people with thoughts like these.Don't forget we'd like a day off too once in a while and 1 day with no shops open won't hurt anyone.
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Old 03-04-2010, 22:22
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There was a law passed in Scotland in 2007 The Christmas Day and New Year's Day Trading (Scotland) Act that put restrictions on trading on both of those days.
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Old 03-04-2010, 22:23
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But sometimes you get paid more for working on bank holidays, it has it's pros and cons.
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