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Are you disappointed when 'day out' shops come to your town?

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There are some shops that I like to go to that are not in my own town, but I have to travel to another town to visit. It makes the experience more special and fun because it is only an occasional thing, and it give me the opportunity to have a day out, browsing other places.

Sometime though, these shops creep into my own town, so I do not have to go somewhere else to get to them, and I can shop there more frequently. On the one hand this is convenient, but on the other, it means it feels less special and I end up visiting other towns less.

When you discover that a 'day out' shop is coming to your town, are you happy or disappointed?

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For me, I think it depends on which shops they are. The neighbouring town that I like to visit has a Lakeland, which not too long ago opened up in my town. I love that shop, but I still tend not to go into the one nearest me unless there is something I really need. I still prefer to save looking until I visit the other town, so it still feels like a treat than an every day thing. There are also some chocolate shops I like to visit, but I would not want them in my town, for the same reason - it would stop being a treat, and just become plain and everyday.
I get very disappointed, when it happens and how very small our world is becoming!

It seems like one day we won't have to go really anywhere.

I also think they should give a second thought as to the whole fun-shopping-day-out thing.

It is totally boring to me to have everything so close by.
Soon we all will just stay in our own little towns, and go nowhere!
Maybe....that is what they want us to do,but it makes me sad too not have that few hours away, from home and town.

We are being smothered with retail.
Ah, I can see how that would be a bit disappointing. It's not really a problem I have though because there isn't a heck of a lot in my city. The CBD is a bit empty, with lots of empty storefronts. If I want to go to my favourite shops (my favourite comic shop, Oxfam, Lush, fancy chocolate shops, veggie food places...) I have to travel to the next city. I would like it if a few of them moved out here because it's pretty inconvenient for me to travel all the way there with the kids.
If you are on a city with our many shops to begin with then I agree, having more come along can be nothing but good news, especially of it is a long journey otherwise.
Being in a town that has very little in the way of shops, I travel for most things. Recently, a discount grocer opened up which means I don't have to travel for affordable groceries anymore, but electronics, clothing and pretty much anything else, I'm driving out of town. For me, it's a give and take. I like being away from people, but with a lack of people comes a lack of stores. To me, it's worth it.
Any opportunity to shop does not equate to disappointment for me!
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