I can't tell you how excited I was when I went onto the Primark site and saw you can purchase gift cards online. It means I have been able to do my Christmas shopping without leaving my cosy warm bed. Thank you Primark for another brilliant idea, my kids are going to be super excited about the gift cards and I wasn't crushed by Christmas shoppers! Needless to say whenever I do go into Primark i have always found the staff at my favourite store in Stockport friendly and helpful with lovely smiles and some happy conversations.
I love a lot of the clothing you find in Primark. Cheap and cheerful, that's all it's about... and in that department, they definitely pass 100%. Sure, a lot of the clothing does seem to fall apart pretty sharpish, but that's not always the case.
Customer service is something they might want to work on. I've met many bright happy people in Primark, but I've also met some seriously rude and angry people who need to learn that when you come to work, you put your game face on and just deal with it.
Attention tourists: DON'T GO TO THIS STORE IN LONDON!! I've been STOLEN (my wallet with all my money, credict cards..everything!) INSIDE OF THE PRIMARK on Oxford street in London last saturday!! And the store just said they couldn't do anything about it! NOTHING!!
The truth is that a lot of tourist like to go to that store, because it's cheap, and we've became "an easy prey" for the thieves! Of course, especially because the security inside the store is literally a joke!!!
So don't go there!! And if you do take care because there are thieves going there only because they know we are tourists with money, credict cards and passaports!!
I always pop into Primark when I am out shopping and I will usually love everything I see or not see anything that I like at all. It's very 50/50 when I walk into Primark even though I do usually find it very nice and the products of good quality. Though you can probably find better quality elsewhere, at the prices in Primark it is a given.
Though I noticed that the Primark prices are getting higher, especially on the Atmosphere range, which unfortunately, is most of the women's section.
Tops in that section have gone from being £5 to £8, and from £8 to £12. I know that they aren't massive increases, but when you are buying a lot of items, those price increases can end up adding an extra £20 onto your shopping trip.
I do think that the quality of the products in Primark are reliably good, and if you happen to get an anomaly, in which your product shrinks, stretches, rips ect. You haven't wasted that much money- but with increasing prices, I would be more angry if I found that my product isn't to standard.
To summarise, I will definitely go into Primark again, and show people the products I have got from there- but if the prices continue to rise, there may be a chance I could get a better deal elsewhere.
We don't usually shop in primark, and tend to favour slightly more expensive high street brands. But was advised by a couple of friends to go and have a look in this one. We went to this primark one evening (5th June) about an hour before it shut and ended up spending about £110. Although they were close to doors closing, the staff member on the changing rooms upstairs couldn't do enough to help both of us. The clothes I bought were better quality than I expected and at really low prices. We went for a meal afterwards and spent about 15 minutes talking about the exceptional customer service we received from the two girls on the tills downstairs (we paid separately but put stuff in the same bag). They made an effort to make conversation with us, not just about the products but about things generally. They were happy, smiling, and we came away completely satisfied. My partner, who is the store manager of a vey well known brand said he would happily employ either of them if they behaved like that in an interview. I wish we had found out their names, but didn't really think that far ahead at the time. Well done Primark!
I often look into my closet and see clothes that I don't wear anymore, but are just too good to throw away. Probably they are not my style anymore or I just need something fresh - that's why I love Primark. Clothes are cheap and you don't really expect them to live for more than two seasons - which is absolutely enough for me. This way I can change my wardrobe every now and then and don't spend a fortune. Hate the mess in the stores though - it's impossible to go there on weekends or when girls finish school - you won't get out there alive. Besides that, I like to go there during weekdays in the morning - absolutely great shopping experience and I always find something and I am always amazed about the price.
I was never that drawn to shop at Primark as I hated the fact that all the clothes seemed to be crammed in and it was a bit of a free for all in store.
I decided to visit the local store mainly to look at kids clothes and was impressed with the quality and value of the clothing range for kids and adults alike.
The service seemed to be much better than previous experiences and the staff were pleasant and courteous even though it was extremely busy.
Still a bit of a mine field and some items are cheap and not great quality but for kids that have grown out of clothes before they have had time to wear them out this was a great find.
I unfortunately went bankrupt this year and so have been (as I thought) 'forced\ to shop at discount fashion stores like Primark. Oh how wrong I was to think that discounted prices means discounted quality; it doesn't. In the last two years all my wardrobe now comes from Primark, and not only are my clothes still stylish and distinctive, but people have even commented on my clothes and are amazed when I tell them they were from Primark.
Trainers for £6 while Christian Loubatin ones cost £900. It makes no sense! Or rather it makes ALOT of sense to continue shopping at Primark!
The clothes is incredibly cheap...but you get what you pay for. It falls apart, so easily, the clothing is abused by the staff, other shopper and then eventually you. Less about quantity and more about quality. It has no competitors because no one is willing to flog crap. R u willing to buy crap... is that your worth.... I implore you to rise above it, life is short, rise out of the gutter and into fitting boutiques to clothe yourself.
only downside of primark if you want to take anything back you go to customer services with two people on, queue for ages as everyone takes one item back and pays for two basket fulls while they are there, i recommend that the refunds counter is for refunds only...as i wasted all my lunch hour queing to just get a refund very frustrated, or even more people on to deal with JUST REFUNDS.........
I never buy anything from Primark except my undergarments and guess what, they don't even last for a week or so, Either they get torned or just smell bad...
this store is earning huge in terms of turnover and retail franchise, I think they need to spend more on quality of products. The number of people who are using primark stuff is huge and has a huge market but they products are useless, there is no bigger slap then this one coz what they think is British Public is idiot and stupid and they can get away with it........Hope this review makes a change
"6 quid......" with a held out hand is not the way to tell a customer what they owe you.
Wakefield Primark need to train certain members of staff in customer services. They ought to go upstairs to TKMaxx and get a few pointers off their staff. Chalk and cheese......
Although Primark is good and carries a lot of stuff and at good prices, sometimes the quality of the items is a bit iffy, for instance, I bought 2 pairs of shoes (womens) at £15 each, and they only lasted one season, I was not wearing them every day either, the heels wore down quickly and they got very scruffy looking very quickly. One pair, the dye even ran onto my feet when it rained. Also some of the clothes sizes and styles are odd and it is best to try on stuff first to make sure it 'hangs' right, otherwise it is not a case of 'one size fits all' as some stuff just doesn't look right even though it looks good on the hanger!
The range of clothes is fantastic and the prices unbelievable. Current trends catered for and special offers in abundance. I have shopped in many different stores, from Aberdeen, down to Essex and each store is a delight, long may it continue.
although i dont like there clothes my wife and eldest daughter realy love this place. supose the way women go through clothes it makes for a bargain but i find there clothes cheap and they dont size or hang well. i might just be a funny shape but the rating is from my wife and daughter not me.
excellent value for money, even if a t-shirt lasts you a year, it only costs £2 so is value. would be good if everything could be made in the UK though. the only problem I have is the store is too warm and stuffy. I really feel sorry for the workers.
No, it's not always pleasant to shop there, but great choice of products, great value for fashion fixes and essentials.
Yes, sometimes, things do shrink in the wash, and some things are not as good as you would hope, but you get what you pay for.
I was very impressed during both my pregnancy, it was the only store where someone from the staff would make me jump the queues when I was heavily pregnant. I would not have expected it from this store, but none of the other stores did.
I worked for them in 2007 for 4 months and they tell you how they don't buy from child sweat shops in foreign countries but staff that were opening boxes of clothes said they had bites from insects on their hands.
The shop was terribly unorganized and most of the staff didn't have a clue what they were there to do. On top of that a supervisor lost her temper with me because I asked her what should I do, after being sent from another floor that had no jobs for me to take care of, bitch.
After working there I really had no interest in shopping there but my Mother always informs me of how when she gets something from Primark it always seems to fall apart after the first wash.
Fun to look around but beware. The goods do not last long at all, fit badly and the queues are horrible. The stupid paper bags fall to bits on the way home and the jewellery is often broken before you even wear it. For the price George is way better value. I think primark is mainly a young persons store. Even then my 15 year old is often disapointed with the stuff she buys. Its a junk shop really.
Have had the misfortune to visit Primark on two occasions. Made the mistake of buying a t'shirt- Should have known better as it was only a couple of £'s, washed on cold wash and shrunk on first wash. Will now stick with fair trade t's from sainsburys for £6.00 which was perfectly.
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