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Crazy lineups at Winners, Homesense and Ikea with reopening

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Crazy lineups at Winners, Homesense and Ikea with reopening

Why are ppl this crazy

Interesting comment re. London Homesense lineup ..."99.9% woman". Some in lawnchairs ROFL.

https://www.blogto.com/fashion_style/20 ... g-ontario/

Ikea lineup...considering how long it takes to go thru Ikea that line could be quite a few hours. Perhaps they're waiting for the hot dog or frozen yogurt/ice cream deal.

https://www.facebook.com/blogto/videos/ ... 391688432/
We're all bozos on the bus until we find a way to express ourselves...

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May 28, 2012
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I have a few items to return but I'll wait until the craziness dies down. Totally not worth the aggravation. Someone posted a picture of the HomeSense entrance when they reopened in Saskatoon and it was lined right up, cheek to jowl and only one person with a mask on that I could see. No thanks.
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Jun 7, 2008
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I drove by a winners/homesense combo a couple days ago, no line ups, Inside was pretty decent as well, everyone kept their distance or moved along if the aisle had someone in it.
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I walked past a Winners today and there was a lot of people waiting to get in there.

I just don't understand it. For Winners?

I went to Sport Chek as we were looking for something and in all honesty I didn't even want to touch the clothes. For now, I will only buy clothes online.
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Why are you surprised. Remember 10 k people in the park?

At least those people who line up contribute to the economy
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Not sure what the hype with Winners and Homesense is. Nothing too great and prices are ok.
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Yeah when the Ikea reopened here (on a Tuesday no less) there were over 200 people in line before it even opened.

And I can see the lineup to get into one of the Winners/Homesense stores here from work and it's nuts all day as well.
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Wait for Apple store reopen
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smartie wrote: Wait for Apple store reopen
No way its going to have a line up, their new products are not due until September. Lol
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Homesense? why would you line up for Homesense? LOL
even on good days store is mostly empty
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Ikea Etobicoke was not bad Thursday, got in line at 10am. In the store by 10:15am. They let a huge wave of people in at first. Checkout lines were long, but quick. They divided the long line into each register. I was out by 11:15am. I had to get some planters and replace stuff I broke over the winter.
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Bored people with boring lives that's why.
carmaster wrote: Not sure what the hype with Winners and Homesense is. Nothing too great and prices are ok.

WOULD SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!
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went to the fairview mall location today around 11am. No line up at all prob because of the rain. Lots of nice stock tho, especially Hershel bags
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I went to my local winners at Scotia plaza today. No line-up and not very many people in the store. I live here but most customers are office workers and the financial district is still dead at the moment. I didn't have to line-up to make a purchase or return an item. I quickly looked around and noticed about half the store is on clearance. Many items are 50% off or more. I saw a Marmot goretex shell jacket for $65.
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I've been to that location before. It's always busy. I can't stand home decor stores.
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cgtlky wrote: No way its going to have a line up, their new products are not due until September. Lol
Well, if there is lineup in winners, Apple doesn't need new product to generate line up.
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Apple can stamp their logo on a turd and put it in a white box, and people will buy it.
For the box, not for the turd ;) .
(And I mean an actual turd, not one of their real products :D .)
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May 11, 2020
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They really need to put in longer hours. Went to the Fairview Mall location 30 minutes before close and they weren't letting anyone else in. This is just getting frustrating.
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There's probably good sales since they're trying to get rid off all the inventory that has built up.

Honestly if a line is longer than 20 minutes I wouldn't bother.

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