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Canberra retail?

By johnboy 15 December 2008 62

The Canberra Times has a bit on the weakness in Canberra’s retail sector.

Who would have thought that opening vast acreages of shopping space could have consequences?

Who could have predicted that there wasn’t actually unlimited numbers of consumers in Canberra just waiting for sufficiently salubrious retail opportunities in which to splurge?

Pretty much anyone with a brain actually.

Having said that. Canberra Centre on Saturday, madness eh? It certainly felt like a limitless pool of slack-jawed yokels milling aimlessly in every choke point.


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farnarkler 7:27 am 18 Dec 08

I applaud you peterh. I should have written that there are a hell of a lot out there who do have to have the latest.

peterh 11:18 am 17 Dec 08

speaking as one who saves, then buys “widescreen TV’s” etc, I still have a VERY old computer, a VERY old Car, but I do have fancy prams, high chairs etc. Beats having to feed the kids on the floor, or carry them everywhere. BUT, we saved for these items and purchased them with cash, not credit.

I haven’t blindly spent like a moron. I am more cautious, and will take my time to buy things.

the inference that the $1,000 per child was used on luxury items is way off the mark. we have used it as a buffer, in case we need to pay the mortgage, buy food etc.

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