Hundreds queue for TK Maxx

Basildon Mayor Mo Larkin and first shopper Maureen Goldsmith declare TK Maxx open

Basildon Mayor Mo Larkin and first shopper Maureen Goldsmith declare TK Maxx open

First published in News by

HUNDREDS of people queued for the opening of TK Maxx in Basildon this morning.

More than 300 shoppers snaked their way round Pipps Hill Retail Park from 6am to be the first to get their hands on bargains.

It opened at 9am to a stampede of customers.

 

See tomorrow's Echo for the full story.

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9:47am Thu 21 Aug 14

Career Criminal says...

Absolute saddos. TK Maxx we are talking about here as well. And waiting outside for 3 hours. Some people have no life.
Absolute saddos. TK Maxx we are talking about here as well. And waiting outside for 3 hours. Some people have no life. Career Criminal
  • Score: 26

10:03am Thu 21 Aug 14

sesibollox says...

How sad, spending their dole money...
How sad, spending their dole money... sesibollox
  • Score: 26

10:08am Thu 21 Aug 14

Howard Cháse says...

Career Criminal wrote:
Absolute saddos. TK Maxx we are talking about here as well. And waiting outside for 3 hours. Some people have no life.
Thought you'd be down there milling about among them furtively stuffing clothes up your jumper what with you being a hardened and seasoned serial shoplifter and all that.

Or doesn't mummy let you out that early?
[quote][p][bold]Career Criminal[/bold] wrote: Absolute saddos. TK Maxx we are talking about here as well. And waiting outside for 3 hours. Some people have no life.[/p][/quote]Thought you'd be down there milling about among them furtively stuffing clothes up your jumper what with you being a hardened and seasoned serial shoplifter and all that. Or doesn't mummy let you out that early? Howard Cháse
  • Score: 26

10:24am Thu 21 Aug 14

cropped hero says...

'See tomorrow Echo for the full story.'

Shop opens.

There we go, I have saved you the bother.
'See tomorrow Echo for the full story.' Shop opens. There we go, I have saved you the bother. cropped hero
  • Score: 32

10:50am Thu 21 Aug 14

Dingo says...

I hope that no one was injured in the 'stampede'.
I hope that no one was injured in the 'stampede'. Dingo
  • Score: 10

11:16am Thu 21 Aug 14

billericay boy says...

Tomorrow's headline will read, 300 shoppers left without paying.
Tomorrow's headline will read, 300 shoppers left without paying. billericay boy
  • Score: 18

1:02pm Thu 21 Aug 14

cropped hero says...

billericay boy wrote:
Tomorrow's headline will read, 300 shoppers left without paying.
Funniest thing I have read for ages. Top marks to Billericay Boy.
[quote][p][bold]billericay boy[/bold] wrote: Tomorrow's headline will read, 300 shoppers left without paying.[/p][/quote]Funniest thing I have read for ages. Top marks to Billericay Boy. cropped hero
  • Score: 9

6:22pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Alice in Her Own Land :P says...

Not keen on TK Maxx .
Not keen on TK Maxx . Alice in Her Own Land :P
  • Score: -4

11:23pm Thu 21 Aug 14

bazza 1 says...

If it is anything like the store they used to have in the Eastgate Centre, in Basildon, it is like going to a jumble sale. Trying to find an item in the size and colour you want was a task in itself. Most times I used to give up and go home empty handed.
If it is anything like the store they used to have in the Eastgate Centre, in Basildon, it is like going to a jumble sale. Trying to find an item in the size and colour you want was a task in itself. Most times I used to give up and go home empty handed. bazza 1
  • Score: 3

7:57am Fri 22 Aug 14

Kim Gandy says...

billericay boy wrote:
Tomorrow's headline will read, 300 shoppers left without paying.
Yeah, there's a lot of that in Pipps Hill.
[quote][p][bold]billericay boy[/bold] wrote: Tomorrow's headline will read, 300 shoppers left without paying.[/p][/quote]Yeah, there's a lot of that in Pipps Hill. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 0

8:01am Fri 22 Aug 14

Kim Gandy says...

bazza 1 wrote:
If it is anything like the store they used to have in the Eastgate Centre, in Basildon, it is like going to a jumble sale. Trying to find an item in the size and colour you want was a task in itself. Most times I used to give up and go home empty handed.
Ebay rules OK.

Why bother with all that being pushed around and elbowed in the ribs?

Give me a cup of coffee, a digestive and a look around ebay any day of the week.

I just type in what I want and bingo... huge choice at my fingertips - and the fashion shops on there have better things than the high street and shopping parks, more unusual items you can't get anywhere else.

And I've had some brilliant stuff from abroad and the vintage clothes are to die for.
[quote][p][bold]bazza 1[/bold] wrote: If it is anything like the store they used to have in the Eastgate Centre, in Basildon, it is like going to a jumble sale. Trying to find an item in the size and colour you want was a task in itself. Most times I used to give up and go home empty handed.[/p][/quote]Ebay rules OK. Why bother with all that being pushed around and elbowed in the ribs? Give me a cup of coffee, a digestive and a look around ebay any day of the week. I just type in what I want and bingo... huge choice at my fingertips - and the fashion shops on there have better things than the high street and shopping parks, more unusual items you can't get anywhere else. And I've had some brilliant stuff from abroad and the vintage clothes are to die for. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 2

8:33am Fri 22 Aug 14

cropped hero says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
bazza 1 wrote:
If it is anything like the store they used to have in the Eastgate Centre, in Basildon, it is like going to a jumble sale. Trying to find an item in the size and colour you want was a task in itself. Most times I used to give up and go home empty handed.
Ebay rules OK.

Why bother with all that being pushed around and elbowed in the ribs?

Give me a cup of coffee, a digestive and a look around ebay any day of the week.

I just type in what I want and bingo... huge choice at my fingertips - and the fashion shops on there have better things than the high street and shopping parks, more unusual items you can't get anywhere else.

And I've had some brilliant stuff from abroad and the vintage clothes are to die for.
and yet it wasnt that long ago you were posting on here that TKMaxx opening in Basildon would save you going to Lakeside.

What an odd creature you are. Saying one thing and doing another.

I am only surprised that you were not at the opening with dear Mayor.
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bazza 1[/bold] wrote: If it is anything like the store they used to have in the Eastgate Centre, in Basildon, it is like going to a jumble sale. Trying to find an item in the size and colour you want was a task in itself. Most times I used to give up and go home empty handed.[/p][/quote]Ebay rules OK. Why bother with all that being pushed around and elbowed in the ribs? Give me a cup of coffee, a digestive and a look around ebay any day of the week. I just type in what I want and bingo... huge choice at my fingertips - and the fashion shops on there have better things than the high street and shopping parks, more unusual items you can't get anywhere else. And I've had some brilliant stuff from abroad and the vintage clothes are to die for.[/p][/quote]and yet it wasnt that long ago you were posting on here that TKMaxx opening in Basildon would save you going to Lakeside. What an odd creature you are. Saying one thing and doing another. I am only surprised that you were not at the opening with dear Mayor. cropped hero
  • Score: 2

9:18am Fri 22 Aug 14

297595 says...

cropped hero wrote:
Kim Gandy wrote:
bazza 1 wrote:
If it is anything like the store they used to have in the Eastgate Centre, in Basildon, it is like going to a jumble sale. Trying to find an item in the size and colour you want was a task in itself. Most times I used to give up and go home empty handed.
Ebay rules OK.

Why bother with all that being pushed around and elbowed in the ribs?

Give me a cup of coffee, a digestive and a look around ebay any day of the week.

I just type in what I want and bingo... huge choice at my fingertips - and the fashion shops on there have better things than the high street and shopping parks, more unusual items you can't get anywhere else.

And I've had some brilliant stuff from abroad and the vintage clothes are to die for.
and yet it wasnt that long ago you were posting on here that TKMaxx opening in Basildon would save you going to Lakeside.

What an odd creature you are. Saying one thing and doing another.

I am only surprised that you were not at the opening with dear Mayor.
BUSTED
[quote][p][bold]cropped hero[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bazza 1[/bold] wrote: If it is anything like the store they used to have in the Eastgate Centre, in Basildon, it is like going to a jumble sale. Trying to find an item in the size and colour you want was a task in itself. Most times I used to give up and go home empty handed.[/p][/quote]Ebay rules OK. Why bother with all that being pushed around and elbowed in the ribs? Give me a cup of coffee, a digestive and a look around ebay any day of the week. I just type in what I want and bingo... huge choice at my fingertips - and the fashion shops on there have better things than the high street and shopping parks, more unusual items you can't get anywhere else. And I've had some brilliant stuff from abroad and the vintage clothes are to die for.[/p][/quote]and yet it wasnt that long ago you were posting on here that TKMaxx opening in Basildon would save you going to Lakeside. What an odd creature you are. Saying one thing and doing another. I am only surprised that you were not at the opening with dear Mayor.[/p][/quote]BUSTED 297595
  • Score: -2

4:01pm Fri 22 Aug 14

TheWizzard says...

cropped hero wrote:
Kim Gandy wrote:
bazza 1 wrote:
If it is anything like the store they used to have in the Eastgate Centre, in Basildon, it is like going to a jumble sale. Trying to find an item in the size and colour you want was a task in itself. Most times I used to give up and go home empty handed.
Ebay rules OK.

Why bother with all that being pushed around and elbowed in the ribs?

Give me a cup of coffee, a digestive and a look around ebay any day of the week.

I just type in what I want and bingo... huge choice at my fingertips - and the fashion shops on there have better things than the high street and shopping parks, more unusual items you can't get anywhere else.

And I've had some brilliant stuff from abroad and the vintage clothes are to die for.
and yet it wasnt that long ago you were posting on here that TKMaxx opening in Basildon would save you going to Lakeside.

What an odd creature you are. Saying one thing and doing another.

I am only surprised that you were not at the opening with dear Mayor.
The pair were seen in Wilkinsons the other day enjoying shopping
[quote][p][bold]cropped hero[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bazza 1[/bold] wrote: If it is anything like the store they used to have in the Eastgate Centre, in Basildon, it is like going to a jumble sale. Trying to find an item in the size and colour you want was a task in itself. Most times I used to give up and go home empty handed.[/p][/quote]Ebay rules OK. Why bother with all that being pushed around and elbowed in the ribs? Give me a cup of coffee, a digestive and a look around ebay any day of the week. I just type in what I want and bingo... huge choice at my fingertips - and the fashion shops on there have better things than the high street and shopping parks, more unusual items you can't get anywhere else. And I've had some brilliant stuff from abroad and the vintage clothes are to die for.[/p][/quote]and yet it wasnt that long ago you were posting on here that TKMaxx opening in Basildon would save you going to Lakeside. What an odd creature you are. Saying one thing and doing another. I am only surprised that you were not at the opening with dear Mayor.[/p][/quote]The pair were seen in Wilkinsons the other day enjoying shopping TheWizzard
  • Score: 5

6:13pm Fri 22 Aug 14

cropped hero says...

Does the Gandy woman not work? she appears to be everywhere all the time.

and as for dear Mayor - who is already totally discredited after the debacle that was the last council meeting - why she hangs around with the Gandy woman is a mystery.
Does the Gandy woman not work? she appears to be everywhere all the time. and as for dear Mayor - who is already totally discredited after the debacle that was the last council meeting - why she hangs around with the Gandy woman is a mystery. cropped hero
  • Score: 3

12:43am Sat 23 Aug 14

ThisYear says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
bazza 1 wrote:
If it is anything like the store they used to have in the Eastgate Centre, in Basildon, it is like going to a jumble sale. Trying to find an item in the size and colour you want was a task in itself. Most times I used to give up and go home empty handed.
Ebay rules OK.

Why bother with all that being pushed around and elbowed in the ribs?

Give me a cup of coffee, a digestive and a look around ebay any day of the week.

I just type in what I want and bingo... huge choice at my fingertips - and the fashion shops on there have better things than the high street and shopping parks, more unusual items you can't get anywhere else.

And I've had some brilliant stuff from abroad and the vintage clothes are to die for.
How come you cant get a dress that fits you then..?

The pictures of you show you wearing a dress made for a much slimmer, younger person..The blue dress shows you bulging out at the front the sides like a michelin man...I dread to think what the back view was like..two old van tires in a council recycling bag?
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bazza 1[/bold] wrote: If it is anything like the store they used to have in the Eastgate Centre, in Basildon, it is like going to a jumble sale. Trying to find an item in the size and colour you want was a task in itself. Most times I used to give up and go home empty handed.[/p][/quote]Ebay rules OK. Why bother with all that being pushed around and elbowed in the ribs? Give me a cup of coffee, a digestive and a look around ebay any day of the week. I just type in what I want and bingo... huge choice at my fingertips - and the fashion shops on there have better things than the high street and shopping parks, more unusual items you can't get anywhere else. And I've had some brilliant stuff from abroad and the vintage clothes are to die for.[/p][/quote]How come you cant get a dress that fits you then..? The pictures of you show you wearing a dress made for a much slimmer, younger person..The blue dress shows you bulging out at the front the sides like a michelin man...I dread to think what the back view was like..two old van tires in a council recycling bag? ThisYear
  • Score: -6

12:18pm Sat 23 Aug 14

Now listen for I have something to say says...

ThisYear wrote:
Kim Gandy wrote:
bazza 1 wrote:
If it is anything like the store they used to have in the Eastgate Centre, in Basildon, it is like going to a jumble sale. Trying to find an item in the size and colour you want was a task in itself. Most times I used to give up and go home empty handed.
Ebay rules OK.

Why bother with all that being pushed around and elbowed in the ribs?

Give me a cup of coffee, a digestive and a look around ebay any day of the week.

I just type in what I want and bingo... huge choice at my fingertips - and the fashion shops on there have better things than the high street and shopping parks, more unusual items you can't get anywhere else.

And I've had some brilliant stuff from abroad and the vintage clothes are to die for.
How come you cant get a dress that fits you then..?

The pictures of you show you wearing a dress made for a much slimmer, younger person..The blue dress shows you bulging out at the front the sides like a michelin man...I dread to think what the back view was like..two old van tires in a council recycling bag?
LoLoL
[quote][p][bold]ThisYear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bazza 1[/bold] wrote: If it is anything like the store they used to have in the Eastgate Centre, in Basildon, it is like going to a jumble sale. Trying to find an item in the size and colour you want was a task in itself. Most times I used to give up and go home empty handed.[/p][/quote]Ebay rules OK. Why bother with all that being pushed around and elbowed in the ribs? Give me a cup of coffee, a digestive and a look around ebay any day of the week. I just type in what I want and bingo... huge choice at my fingertips - and the fashion shops on there have better things than the high street and shopping parks, more unusual items you can't get anywhere else. And I've had some brilliant stuff from abroad and the vintage clothes are to die for.[/p][/quote]How come you cant get a dress that fits you then..? The pictures of you show you wearing a dress made for a much slimmer, younger person..The blue dress shows you bulging out at the front the sides like a michelin man...I dread to think what the back view was like..two old van tires in a council recycling bag?[/p][/quote]LoLoL Now listen for I have something to say
  • Score: 2

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