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Clothing & Accessories New Unitop

Discussion in 'Businesses - Services - Products' started by Mike_Haddon, Jun 13, 2023.

  1. Mike_Haddon

    Mike_Haddon DI Forum Adept

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    Impressions of the new Unitop store in Dumaguete:

    Good - easy underground parking; walking distance from downtown; spacious and airy with no boxes of goods stacked around the aisles; plenty of cashier points and none very busy.

    Bad points - do not accept bank cards (apparently temporary); same quality of staff who spends ages moving the items you are buying around and checking underneath them to see if a tiger has slunk in and done a poop underneath them, instead of just putting them through the till; don't make the mistake of taking something from one floor and trying to pay on the next floor, unless there is a barcode on the item......usual thing, many items are not barcoded and some of our purchases ended up being left at the till; food court area (small area near the entrance and may be temporary as the third floor is not yet open) had dirty floor tiles...clearly never been cleaned since the store opened.

    Overall impression - more of the same cheap and nasty stuff in a nicer environment; could have waited a week or two longer to open and done it better.
     
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    I have the same thoughts when i go to Robinsons, they took away a lot of the parking spaces to start new buildings but for some unknown reason the ground level of the new parking lot is the only level of a 4 level building usable.
    This results in a clamour for spaces at certain times. :bag:
     
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    Well, either they closed it again, or this vid is fake then?
     
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    Not allowing cars to park on the upper floors? Hmmm... now let me guess.

    Off-topic, I know, but has anyone seen the TV series "House of Cards"?
     
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    We went to Robinsons this afternoon and it was even harder to find a space as there was some kind of dancing event inside, we ended up parking on the bit the jeepneys park on.
    The upper levels of the car park still not being used, we asked the guard why and he said it's because the elevator is not functioning yet.
    Why don't they open all the levels but put a sign up stating if you use them you will have to use the stairs, problem solved or am i overthinking it :cigar:
     
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    where is the 'new' unitop store located?

    tnx...
     
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    Colon street

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    Mike_Haddon

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    Perhaps the Robinson Mall extensions will be built before Citi Mall collapses around our ears. I believe it is owned by quite a big property developer corporation, but you would not think so walking around inside. The elevator there has not been working for many weeks, there are visible signs of fatigue in parts of the wall coverings and 75% of the floor tiles are either cracked, wobbling, or missing altogether. Saw someone trip on a loose tile there today.
     
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    Oh so that's how so many cars stop at the side door to let out and pick up, i thought they were just fat and lazy, i never use elevators here so i didn't know it was broken :biggrin:
     
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    I remember it was out of use within about 3 days of the Mall opening. There is a bit of logic for using the side door to pick up if there is heavy shopping as it saves taking it to the lift and up to parking and then driving it down again!

    When City Mall opened and I saw its small size I wondered why they bothered. When I saw the prices in the supermarket I confirmed my thinking. That was reinforced when I saw many empty units (not sure now as I never go there) and as it started to disintegrate I wondered if the owners thought the same in retrospect.
     
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