Chadstone’s VIP shopping night

I was at Chadstone for their VIP shopping night earlier. Crowded at 10pm, even. Its amazing how many people are at the mall, and I’m wondering if having extended hours daily (instead of store closures at 5-5.30pm) will make more sense?

Point-to-note (since I saw a lot making the same mistake): no more Fly Buys usage at Myer. They’ve not been part of the Coles group for over six months, afaik.

Saw 4 annoying people, 2 couples, young, buying a doona and 2 pillows for someone’s birthday. Smart aleck boy decided to ask a lot of silly questions about the warranty on the doona, while standing in line at the cashier. He made a lot of people queue up for longer than they should have. I’m fine with sensible questions, but here he was asking about an insurance policy, if lumps came up in the doona, will he get a replacement while his is getting fixed, and so on. Ridiculous, for the sake of asking, kinds of questions. </observation>

3 Comments so far

  1. Rachel (unregistered) on May 31st, 2007 @ 3:07 pm

    I was shocked to find out what time stores close in Australia. The stores in N. America are open Mon-Fri until 9-10pm, Saturday until 6ish and Sunday until 8ish. I wish they were open later! There is never enough time to shop!

  2. Darren (unregistered) on May 31st, 2007 @ 7:05 pm

    I’ve grown pretty much used to the early closures… Coming from a place where malls operate up till 10pm daily, where every last Friday of the month is late night shopping, and where seasonal shopping sometimes goes as late as 1-2am, that’s a huge thing. :)

    Now that I’ve said it… It feels almost as if it’s a gigantic shopping mall passing off as a state…

  3. Rachel (unregistered) on June 1st, 2007 @ 2:18 pm

    lol I totally agree

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