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    All the local shops are being taken over by supermarkets

    All the local chemists are being taken over by Boots

    HMV. Enough said. Not to mention Waterstones is now the only bookstore on the high street, which also happens to be owned by HMV.

    Half the high street is owned by 'Sir' Phillip Green.


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    (Original post by dd4483)
    All the local shops are being taken over by supermarkets
    No they're not.

    (Original post by dd4483)
    All the local chemists are being taken over by Boots
    Not they're not.

    (Original post by dd4483)
    HMV. Enough said.
    That's definitely not enough said.

    (Original post by dd4483)
    Not to mention Waterstones is now the only bookstore on the high street, which also happens to be owned by HMV.
    No it's not.

    (Original post by dd4483)
    Half the high street is owned by 'Sir' Phillip Green.
    No it's not


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    Whatever next?
    I'm not sure... you writing for a tabloid?
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    If we are playing monopoly can I be the car?
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    (Original post by nuodai)
    No they're not.

    Not they're not.

    That's definitely not enough said.

    No it's not.

    No it's not



    I'm not sure... you writing for a tabloid?
    I sense you have a vested interest.
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    (Original post by dd4483)
    I sense you have a vested interest.
    You sense wrong, all I did was match your unjustified scepticism. I'd like to see local businesses thriving more, so I agree with the gist of what you were saying, but I thought your post was way too much of an exaggeration to merit much discussion.
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    (Original post by nuodai)
    No they're not.

    Not they're not.

    That's definitely not enough said.

    No it's not.

    No it's not



    I'm not sure... you writing for a tabloid?
    Wether you like the OP or not, Waterstones is a subsidary of the HMV group and Tesco has been renowned for it's aggressive store placement, particularly with their 'local' branches.

    I wouldn't go as far as saying that this is a monopoly situation, however. There are many big supermarkets... an oligopolistic market.

    We cannot forget that Amazon is far more popular now for books than waterstones is. Saying that, you can buy books in many other online retailers. Again not a monopoly.

    There is still superdrug to contend with Boots as well as the pharmacy departments located within hypermarkets (which sounds a little odd, I know). So I can say that again, this is not a monopoly.

    OP, I believe you're getting the terms monopoly and oligopoly mixed up. Larger organisations can often provide better services than small chemists or bookstores for the simple fact of economies of scale. Large organisations can order large levels of stock with an efficient operations line; providing low costs and low products towards the consumer.

    As long as their isn't a monopoly, companies compete with each other to win over consumers... which is what is happening right now. The government doesn't allow monopolies (if we forget about healthcare and education... of which I'm not stating my thoughts).
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    (Original post by Welsh_insomniac)
    Wether you like the OP or not, Waterstones is a subsidary of the HMV group and Tesco has been renowned for it's aggressive store placement, particularly with their 'local' branches.
    I clarify that the "no it's not" which you're presumably talking about was actually referring to the claim that Waterstones is the only book store on the high street.
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    (Original post by nuodai)
    I clarify that the "no it's not" which you're presumably talking about was actually referring to the claim that Waterstones is the only book store on the high street.
    My mistake, I apologise as I did seem to come off a little strong.
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    (Original post by nuodai)
    No they're not.

    Not they're not.

    That's definitely not enough said.

    No it's not.

    No it's not



    I'm not sure... you writing for a tabloid?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waterstone's

    It is fool!!
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    Whoa, I never realised the pronunciation is 'water-stuns'. Well boy, do I feel stupid.
 
 
 
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