Random Questions: Anyone in Edinburgh?


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PH
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711 posts since 5/2/07

19 Dec 2012 10:56
Spent some time in there too. Was supposed to be going to the Dungeons but after a hearty Illegal Jacks lunch and a few strong beers that never happened.

Always love visiting the Christmas Markets in Edinburgh, but find it slightly frustrating that we get fuck all like that up here.
andymakesglasses
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20186 posts since 26/1/06

19 Dec 2012 11:11
Only managed to go to the Christmas Markets once briefly this year, been too busy Sad
Hi-Definition
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1703 posts since 6/12/08

13 Feb 2013 13:54
Not sure where to put this but Goodstead shut down at the weekend, stopped trading online aswell. This combined with Focus in Glasgow closing is a big blow to independents in Scotland and if people don't start using them more there will be nothing good on the high street anymore.

Sad to see it go. Sad
-DiscoTits-
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702 posts since 26/11/07

13 Feb 2013 15:04
Real shame to see them go.
Ulster_Blue
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5191 posts since 16/7/06

13 Feb 2013 16:36
This is bad news, thought Goodstead would be one of the ones to survive. Did they have a big closing sale?
Hi-Definition
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1703 posts since 6/12/08

13 Feb 2013 16:38
Nope, was totally out of the blue. Don't think they are planning on having one either.
Ulster_Blue
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5191 posts since 16/7/06

13 Feb 2013 18:57
Feel for the guys Sad Remember seeking it out on a trip to Tynecastle a couple of years ago. Good brand selection and friendly guys.
Byte
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2910 posts since 16/6/10

13 Feb 2013 19:28
Just read this on Facebook. It is sad but I think this is the direction thhat many independant fashion shops are going nowadays. Purchased by first ever pair of APC's from them.
stelack
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25 posts since 2/3/10

15 Feb 2013 14:59
Gents,

I am (was) one of the owners of Goodstead….

To cut a long story short our rent went up and at the same time our bank decided to take our overdraft away. We decided to call it a day after that!

We'll be selling the old stock off cheap on ebay in a couple of weeks time once things get sorted out on a legal front. I'll post on here the link so you can get in about it.

Thanks for all your support, it's a pretty shit trading environment out there but hopefully someone else gets a good indie store open in Edinburgh or Glasgow soon.
ismvil
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632 posts since 16/9/11

15 Feb 2013 15:07
Gutted. I've been in Edinburgh since April and having Goodstead a 15 minute stroll from work was top.
MattC
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666 posts since 20/3/12

15 Feb 2013 15:15
really bad news this. honestly the best clothes shop in edinburgh Sad
FLG
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5858 posts since 21/5/04

15 Feb 2013 23:52
Hi-Definition wrote: Not sure where to put this but Goodstead shut down at the weekend, stopped trading online aswell. This combined with Focus in Glasgow closing is a big blow to independents in Scotland and if people don't start using them more there will be nothing good on the high street anymore.
George Galloway had a good comment on newsnight last night when he said most cities in the north of the UK's economy is built on poundland, probably not far from the truth. Pound shop, charity shop, hairdressers, bookies and repeat for the length of the street.

Gutted for goodstead, great shop and met one of the owners before, really nice guy. I hear Xile is moving all there shops too. Sounds like Edinburgh has fucked itself badly with the tram fiasco.
stelack
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25 posts since 2/3/10

19 Mar 2013 11:28
Hi,

So there are two ebay shops that are selling the old stock that was bought back from the liquidators:

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Fashion-Warehouse-Bargains

http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Good-Fashion-For-Less

there's no local collection on this, just delivery.

Final thing from me, there was someone mentioning on another thread that they returned an order to us for a refund just when we went out of business.. If that's the case please PM me and I'll try and sort it out. We were unable to do anything with the returns legally but don't want to see people put out so I'll refund people personally if this has affected them. There's only a couple of orders so hit me up if you need help.

Thanks again,

Graham
sydneyking
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4533 posts since 26/9/09

19 Mar 2013 11:42
Nice gesture Graham
EDW
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2581 posts since 23/2/10

30 Apr 2013 13:16
Got a front row ticket for derren brown, Monday the 6th of May at the playhouse, looking for £30 posted.
Hi-Definition
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1703 posts since 6/12/08

30 Apr 2013 13:55
Just one?
EDW
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2581 posts since 23/2/10

30 Apr 2013 14:23
Yeah, my Gf tried to buy four, but they would only let her buy 5 to fill up the row. Sticking out tongue
misled
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4243 posts since 3/1/02

30 Apr 2013 14:48
If I buy it do I get to sit next to your GF?
TheMeat
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244 posts since 5/9/11

16 Aug 2013 10:00
I will be moving to Edinburgh next month to undertake my Bachelor, any good advice about whereabouts in the city? Also looking for a part-time job, have mailed a good amount of applications out, but still no answers. Any help would be appreciated.
andymakesglasses
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20186 posts since 26/1/06

16 Aug 2013 11:28
Are you studying at Edinburgh Uni or Napier, and do you know which buildings you'll mainly be going to?

It depends on your budget of course, but I would say the two main areas popular with students are around Nicolson Street / Clerk Street / Newington Road (actually all one road, the area is called Newington) and an area called Marchmont (more expensive). Tollcross is also fairly popular (and cheaper).

Morningside is also quite popular with students but is a bit further from the city centre - not ridiculously far though (also it's on a good bus route).

You can see bus routes here.

Just shout if you need any more help.