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Makro is a wholesaler with branches all over the UK offering a food and non-food product mix to it's registered card-holding customers in a national network of cash and carrys.

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      09.12.2013 14:44

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      Dreadful customer service.I regularly bought Butcher's dog meat from the Hull Makro.I spend around £900 per year on him, a very large Great Dane dog.We recently got a foreign body in a can and, on returning it, the Duty Manager didn't want to know and wouldn't refund us.We approached Butcher's and got the same response.Avoid, at all costs

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      29.10.2012 16:36
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      Its not that great, but 5KG of chicken for £20? that's why i still go there.

      Makro is not open to the public, you can't just walk in and start buying. You first have to qualify for membership by owning your own business, then you have apply for membership, then get approved, then you can start shopping.

      If you have your own business, and get membership, you can get in as many times as you like and buy as much as you like even with someone as a "guest" who comes in with you.

      The first thing i hate about Makro is the fact that are treated like some scumbag chav off the street the moment you walk in. If you carry any bags, such as a rucksack, hand bag etc, they are confiscated off of you the moment you walk in, they wont buzz you through the gate until you hand over that bag with all your stuff in.

      Even if you look respectable and don't dress like a hoodie, smoking a phat blunt, vandalising the store, they will still take it off you. You have to go round to the front then back in again to reclaim it, and despite massive arguments their response is always "well you might steal some of our stock". Charming, no?

      Anyways moving on to some positives. The store is well organised with lots of overhead banners to show you where everything is, and these are at the ends of aisles or above the stock on the ground. Most of the stock is up on shelves, and while there are pallets throughout the store these are normally extra stock, or for things like mattresses.

      The store is clean where not many people go, but at times there are seriously worn out parts of the floor, badly damaged shelves and on the shelves with the massive drums of oil, there are spillages, as is with the sugar... Sometimes you need to ask to get stock out of cabinets such as laptops and cases, and there aren't many staff around so I normally run off to reception to get someone.

      They do have a lot of stock on display and they always have their TV's and Stereo's on so you can see what they are like. I suppose my shopping experience at Makro is a pretty bland one, it's cheap, and it's a store filled with bulk buy bargains like 5KG of chicken for just £20, but the store reflects these prices, it's run down, under staffed, and they're so over protective of their precious stock that you get treated like a criminal.

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        02.04.2010 13:04
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        Well stocked and good choice

        We shop in Makro on a fairly regular basis. We don't go there weekly, probably about once a month on average and have been shopping there for about 10 years now.

        Marko is a chain of cash and carry stores across the UK. Our local one is Charlton but there are about 30 stores nationwide.

        Makro sell thousands of products from swimming pools to chcolate bars. The stores are well laid out with clear signs for each department.

        In our local store you enter through the ground floor and straight away you go through the living isles with items such as gardening, diy, furniture, toys, gifts and promotional items. Then you move into products such as drinks, cleaning and foods, finsishing up in the chilled and frozen food sections. There is also a little tobacco shop where you can buy cigarettes etc, but I have never been in there, I have just seen it from the outside so I don't really know what it's like inside.

        Upstairs you will find clothing, footwear, sports equipment, technology, stationary and luggage. There is a ramp style escualtor that takes you between floors for easy access.

        Makro also have fresh counters a bit like Morrisons, but on a larger scale. There is a counter/shop, fish counter and a large wine section where you will usually find a member of staff who can help.

        Our local Makro has a nice little cafe downstairs where they serve drinks and snacks as well as hot meals. The cafe is always clean and tidy and very convinient to use, serving a good selection of food at a reasonable price.

        One of my favourate things about Makro is their Makromail. This an offers catalogue that is delivered to customers about every 2-4 weeks. This gives customers basic information about seasonal and regular opening times and shows the coming offers in detail. they do have some amazing offers and the best part is that they send them out up to a week ahead of when the new offers are going to start, so you get plenty of warning.

        Sadly Makro is not open to members of the public. To shop in Makro you must have a business, or be connected to one. Anyone wanting to shop in Makro must register for a makro card and give them your basic details including the company you work for or own. Members may have up to 2 Makro cards per membership and it is 100% free. You do need your card to shop there, although I think they do let you in if you can give your details, but I've never done that, so can't be definate.

        If you do shop in Makro there is one golden rule always to remember, they don't add the VAt to the prices displayed. You must remember to add 17.5% to almost everything. The only things that are exempt are basic foods such as bread, milk, eggs and other daily essentials. Luxury foods such as chocolates and crisp are not exempt and you need to have VAT added. It sounds very complicated but the pirce labels on the shelfs will tell always tell you if you need to add the VAT or not.

        Makro is a great place to shop but they're not always the cheapest. They have very good offers, but I do tend to find that most items are actually cheaper in the supermarkets once you add the VAT. Of course if you want or need catering sized products, then Makro is great for that. They also have some of the more unusual cooking ingredients like Polenta.

        Overall Makro is a good store, they have a lot of choice and products are almost always available, you don't get many empty shelves!

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          10.09.2009 11:41
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          excellent prices

          Makro is a Cash and Carry store, designed at bulk selling items to small shops and restaurants, as well as any small business or self-employed person. It is an application only shop, access only by membership card, however, these are obtainable by any owner of a small business or certain employees of.

          The products sold are of all types, specialising in food stuffs (and of course large proportions) but they also sell lighting, work tools, clothes, DVD's, Jewellry, etc... making it a great place to shop.

          Every month, the 'Makro mail' is published which is a catalogue of so called 'bargains', offering cut-price items while stocks last. This comes in two sections, the standard 'Mail', which generally gives a selection from a cross-section of all the items available to purchase, and the 'Makro mail food' which again, tries to vary what is on offer.

          Unfortunately, the makro stores aren't located within reach of everywhere and at the present time are actually closing stores, like the Swansea store which closed a few months ago.

          Makro has its own 'cheaper' food brand much like the Tesco Value range, known as 'Aro' brand. In my experience, the items from this branding tend to be very good quality, certainly comparing with the supermarkets cut-price branding.

          One thing to remember when shopping in Makro is that VAT is not automatically applied to the non-food items due to it being a store for business, therefore if you are shopping for yourself, don't forget to add VAT to the self price or you'll have a nice suprise at the checkout.

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            31.08.2009 19:41
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            Some good deals, but sometimes you're better buying in a normal supermarket

            My experiences of Makro are limited to the store in Sheffield, although I'll try to make my review about Makro as a whole.

            I find Makro to be a fairly strange shop and one which I'm not so sure whether I actually like or not. On the one hand they sell a massive range of items from tins of beans to HD TV sets, but on the downside you have to be a business to shop there (entry is only via a membership card scheme) and once you work them out, some of the prices aren't actually that great.

            I say "once you work the prices out" as Makro is aimed at business people and thus the prices on display don't include VAT. So whilst £599 for a 42-inch HD-ready Samsung TV might sound good, it's actually £688.85 once you've got it through the checkouts, which as you can see, makes it quite a lot more expensive.

            However, there are still some good deals to be had. We only go to Makro 3 or 4 times a year and we do find it useful for some items, mainly cleaning fluids (soap, washing-up liquid, fabric conditioner and washing powder), odd gifts (toys, games, etc) and beer.

            Makro is more geared-up for people to buy in bulk and so you're more likely to stock-up for a while than return there every week (hence, we only visit every 3-4 months).

            One part of the shop I do like looking round is the beer aisle which contains almost every brand of beer that you can buy in the UK - usually with a much better selection than you can get in the supermarkets. For example, on Friday I picked up a crate of 15x330ml bottles of Bud Ice for £8.90, 24x330ml bottles of Peroni for £13.99, 24x330ml bottles of Corona Extra for £14.99 and 24x440ml cans of Beck's Vier for £13.99. I was especially happy with my Bud Ice as I haven't seen that around for years! :)

            On the downside, with the range of beers they have, it's quite easy to spend a lot of money there!

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              07.12.2008 19:28
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              def. worth a look especially for seasonal goods

              I used to look forward to going to Makro for the occasional 'stock up' trip but, quite frankly, the amount of time it takes to drive there, do the shopping & then queue makes me think twice.

              My husband has a Makro card for his business & when our daughters were young we'd sometimes go & shop together as I could get the food & household products whilst our daughters bought stationary, toys & clothes & hubby could buy what he needed for the business plus add to his growing collection of boots!

              You have to watch the prices as the VAT isn't displayed & sometimes it's cheaper to buy loo rolls, handwash, soap, stationary etc at the cut-price stores or pound shops.

              If you buy in bulk then it's a great place to shop as everything is boxed/ packaged up ready to place on the huge trolleys but this sort of buying doesn't suit everyone as you need space to store stuff.

              When I was a student a group of us used to bulk buy essentials for the home & stock up with tinned & packet foods, sauces & tinned vegetables at the beginning of term - this worked well but those were in the good old days of grants which meant there was money leftover for drinks & going out etc.

              The Makro store we go to is HUGE & has 2 floors so we really need a few hours when visiting - good job they have a nice cafe & loos!

              You can buy almost anything under 1 roof - eg. garden supplies, fresh fruit, meat & veg, cans & packets, sauces, household goods, books, toys, baby stuff, toiletries, clothes, bedlinen, curtains - the list is endless.

              There's a lot of walking involved if you want to browse but the shop itself has no frills - it's not tatty - just a bit boring verging on the edge of bleak. However, most people who seem to shop here are there for their businesses - they know what they need & know where to find it so no need to have John Lewis' decor is there?

              The worst thing for me is the queuing - we usually end up at a till which suddenly develops problems and, although there are usually 2 staff at each checkout (1 on till & 1 to pack & check) this doesn't help speed things up - everytime I've been to Makro I've had to wait for 30 minutes at least which is annoying when you pick a quiet time of day.

              Makro are ideal at selling seasonal good early - so if you want Cadbury's cream eggs now you can probably get them instead of waiting until January! Easter eggs are in stock usually in January, buckets & spades from April & Christmas stuff from August - if you are a forward planner then this is your store?

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              - surroundings aren't the most attractive.
              - the mailshots from Makro are good as you know the prices & can shop around or head off to Makro knowing full well what you'll be paying.
              - all under 1 roof.
              - be prepared to walk & queue.
              - good place to buy if you buy in bulk & have the place to store.
              - may not suit everyone but worth a look if you know a cardholder?

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                09.08.2008 23:47
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                Ideal for bulk purchase with discretion

                Makro Sheffield
                Makro is pretty handy for a million and one things and I like to go there once every month or two to make the best of the deals on offer.
                It's a warehouse stockists for businesses, so you have to be registered as a business or as an employee of a business to use it and get a membership card.
                We get the Makro mail, a printed catalogue with the latest deals, so I keep abreast of the good deals most of the time.
                We especially like nappies in bulk buy with buy one get one half price offers, washing tablets at half RRP and fabric conditioner at a third of the prices paid in supermarkets.
                It can be really good at Easter if you buy a lot of gifts and at Christmas for wrapping paper or indeed the gifts too.
                The stock is hugely variable and prone to running out, the 32 inch flatscreen tvs sold out on the first morning when on a good offer so there was little chance for anyone else.
                I dislike the fresh meat, I once bought a lot of chicken on a fantastic offer and got home 20 minutes later to find the whole lot stank to high heaven, it was clearly out of date and Makro couldn't care less.
                The staff are less than polite at times.

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                09.06.2005 14:18
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                I first began visiting Makro just over 3 years ago, when I started a new job. All employees were able to apply for a Makro card. I wasn't over eager on getting a card - I had never been to Makro although as it was quite close to where I lived, passed it many times a week. However, a card was ordered for me anyway. I didn't use the card for a few months until a 'Makro Mail' appeared on my desk at work.

                The Makro Mail is a magazine sent out by Makro roughly every 2 weeks, packed with special offers on clothes, food, electrical items and more. This magazine caught my eye and managed to entice me to visit that evening with my boyfriend.

                --Who are Makro?--
                Makro began trading in the United Kingdom in May 1971 at Eccles in Manchester. The Eccles branch is the branch which is only around the corner from me. Makro U.K now has a network of 33 cash and carries across the country has a company turnover in excess of £1 billion.

                --What do Makro do?--
                Makro is essentially a Cash & Carry, mainly serving Trade Customers such as Newsagents, Off Licences, etc and Caterers, such as Pubs, restaurants, etc. They also offer membership to 'Complimentary Business Users' such as Doctors, Dentists, Builders, etc. and non-food retailers, such as Offices (I would think for the cleaning equipment, etc).

                As they offer membership to a wide range of Customers', they are probably not your conventional Cash & Carry, who usually just supply food products.

                They supply a wide range of products from clothes and food to pneumatic drills! - their product range is vast and they have a constant stream of new products appearing. Their new products often feature in their 2 weekly Makro Mail so you have to be quick! There really probably isn't anything that Makro don't stock, or haven't had in stock.

                --How did my I get membership?--
                My company is an 'office Customer'. We do use Makro to purchase cleaning products in bulk.
                We have around 27 employees in our company and for those who want it, we are all able to get a card, as our company is registered. All we have to do to either request or cancel a membership is fax a request to our local Makro in Eccles with the applicants name and date of birth (all cards are sent to our company address). The card arrived a few days later.
                --Ok, tell me more--

                Makro advise that 'Each store is tailored to address the special concerns of our trade, catering and professional business customers. We offer a wholesale price that leaves the trader customer room for healthy margins and provide a one-stop-shop for the caterer and professional business customer'.

                My local Makro store in Eccles in huge. Originally it had 2 floors - the clothes and home wares were upstairs and food and everything else, such as office and cleaning equipment was downstairs. Now everything is just on the one floor, which makes it much easier to navigate.
                As soon as you walk in, you are greeted with garden furniture, etc. This changes in the winter months to Christmas decorations, etc.

                Further back, there are TV's, DVD players, Hi-fi's. In the middle of the store there are Children's, men's and women's clothes and shoes - many designer names such as Nike, Hamnett and Reebok. After that there are more electrical items such as kettles, deep fat fryers and white goods - washing machines, dryers, fridges.

                Following on from that there is a DVD, Games and Video section - here you can buy the latest books, DVD's, CD's, etc. They also sell games consoles. Towards the back of the store are the cleaning products, such as large boxes of washing powder and the food section.

                Makro declare that 'By buying direct from the manufacturer and having convenient out of town stores with low overheads, Makro is able to offer more for less'. This works great for businesses who are able to claim the VAT back on items that they have purchased. However, for normal people like me, as Makro add VAT onto each item (except food, I think), the prices really don't differ that much from normal shops.

                Each Makro store features wide aisles and clear store layout makes it easy to find exactly what you're looking for. All products have their price clearly marked on the shelves. All promotions are displayed so you know exactly what's on Special Offer and what isn't.

                --Prices--
                Ok, so I've already told you that Makro charge VAT on top of their prices. For example, last week whilst browsing the Makro Mail, a 512mb MP3 player caught my eye for £44.99. Not bad, I thought - until I realised that I would have to pay 17.5% VAT on top of that, meaning that I would have paid £52.86 in total. I compared the price with a few other 'normal' shops and realised that as I cannot reclaim the VAT, it really wouldn't be worth my buying the MP3 player.

                However, there are, once in a while, offers that really are worth it, even with the VAT. For example, a Steam Cleaner was on offer for £60.00 + VAT when the retail price was actually £299.00 - I sourced the same item elsewhere and its average price was £250 - that was an excellent saving of £179.50!

                So, if you look hard enough, the special offers really do turn out to be special! It is with browsing the Makro Mail and compare prices of other stores, if you cannot reclaim your VAT.

                --Anything else?--

                Each Makro store features a Café. The Café is usually located at the front of the store and serve English Breakfasts in the morning, hot meals at lunch and teatime and various sandwiches, rolls and children's meals. They also serve cakes and pastries for those of you with a sweet tooth!

                --Where are the other stores?--
                Makro has 33 stores Nationwide, in the following places:
                Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Newcastle, Charlton, Leeds, Glasgow, North Acton, Sheffield, Southampton, Bristol, Enfield, Nottingham, Edinburgh, Leicester, Reading, Hull, Poole, Cardiff, Croydon, Aberdeen, Stoke, Belfast, Preston, Swansea, Rayleigh, Teesside, Coventry, Norwich, Exeter, Ipswich, Chester and Wolverhampton.

                All stores are normally open Monday to Friday 7.30 am - 9pm, Saturdays 9.30am - 7pm and Sundays 9.30am - 5.30pm.



                --I like it - how can I apply?--

                To apply for a free Makro Trade card, you can visit www.makro.co.uk and fill in the Online Application form. You will need to print this form out and attach the following Registration documents:
                What Registration Documents are required?

                Companies / Organisations - Copy of company V.A.T certificate, (if not registered for V.A.T, a copy of the company cheque book), two Recent purchase Invoices over the value of £50 each, personal Identification of the cardholder.
                Self-Employed - Copy of Inland Revenue Registration form, two recent purchase invoices over the value of £50 each, personal Identification of the cardholder.

                As previously mentioned, you do have to be a company or at least Self employed to apply for a Trade Card.

                --My opinion-
                I do like Makro - it's a great store with loads of choice, but for a normal shopper like me, prices do not tend to be any cheaper - apart from really special offers! It's a great place to go and have a look around.

                Special offers do happen a lot but you have to be quick - many a time I have gone to purchase something that has gone on special offer that day, only to be told that they have sold out already - they only get limited stock in and when it's gone, it's gone. However, I am going to recommend Makro - especially for VAT registered Customers.

                UK Head Office
                Liverpool Road
                Barton Moss
                Eccles
                Manchester
                M30 7RT

                Tel - 0870 16 62576
                Fax - 0870 26 42576
                www.makro.co.uk

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                  01.08.2001 00:21
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                  Makro……A Great Store….. I went to Makro yesterday to get blank CD’s which I had spotted in their catalogue which they post out once a month. Now to get into Makro you need a card, I don’t have one myself but I borrowed one from the Company I work for, just a pity I couldn’t get them to pay for the CD’s !! Anyway for those off you who haven’t heard of Makro,it’s a large wholesale store with a chain off shops over the UK. They sell most of their stuff at good wholesale prices, so as you can guess, if its cheap I am in there!! Makro has everything from Sweets to Car accessories to Televisions, Computers, Clothes and books etc. I personally use it for computer related stuff and perhaps the odd item of clothing. Now the annoying thing about Makro is everything is priced without the V.a.t being marked on it so what I do is divide the item by 6 and add it on to the Nett figure. Aright it’s not exact but it’s not far wrong. The blank CD’s were only £7.99 nett for 25 so I think I got a bargain, don’t you? Its not just the computer stuff that you can get cheap, you can get good offers on say 24 cans of coke that works out usually about half the price that you are charged for it in the shops. The store is well laid out with the food & drink in one section, the computer and stationary stuff in another section and so on. You then find the clothes on the first floor and again you will find the clothes are a good brand name and also a good price. So in my view Makro is a good place to shop and it also has an off licence attached to it which also offers some good offers. The off license changes its offers every month but it does have some really good offers on both wine and beer. The only thing I would complain about is the staff, the people who work for Makro in the Belfast store are terrible, the service and their manner leav
                  e a lot to be desired. I feel they should be better trained in dealing with the public in general as it is an important factor that not many stores take into consideration. As you leave the store to pay for your goods you are left to wait ages before you are served and even after you are served you have to go to a checkout place to get your receipt stamped. This is very annoying for the customer as you just want to buy something and get out, not spend ages in a queue waiting. Especially If you are like me and are out on your lunch break and your time is limited. But my overall rating of Makro is good and I would recommend it to anyone as a place to visit for to purchase a good quality product at a good price. It is nicely laid out and does have a wide selection of products so do give it a visit soon. Anyway yet again thank you for visiting and giving me a read, I will return the favour soon. Take care!! Art…..31st July…2001....rereleased..Today!

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                    01.05.2001 06:51
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                    Makro is a wholesalers or cash and carry. It is essentially a members only club that sells products in bulk (primarilly to be re-sold). Unlike most cash and carries however Makro is more like a super market! It sells the usual cash and carry stuff - crates of coke, sweets in bulk etc. (Great place to get cheap 10kg sacks of rice btw). It also sells individual products including sports equipment, tools, tv's, computers - all sorts of stuff. Unfortunatly to be a member you need to own (or have the right to apply on behalf of) a business. From my observations people use Makro more as a supermarket buying goods for themselves rather than their business and it's a shame it's not open to the general public. For those of you eligable to join there are 27 stores accross the UK (only 3 in Scotland - Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen) collect an application form from your nearest store then enjoy discounted shoping! There is nomembership fee - just fill in the form and send it off with a few photocopies of invoices. One warning though - the prices on the shelves don't include VAT - your likely to get a shock at the checkout! ;)

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                      28.04.2001 21:48
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                      Makro is a wholesale store which only members can enter. It sells products such as food and drink (designed for the catering industry) in bulk and also sells loads of other products such as clothing, music, video and games, Electrical appliances jewelry and loads more! When I first went to this store and few years ago, I didn’t like the look of it. The place looked rather dull to me but after I saw the prices, It grew on me very quickly! The place has prices at a good price and currently you can pick up Music CD albums there for a Bargain price. What Makro does, it have their prices excluding VAT (17.5%) the VAT gets added to the bill at the counter. For instance The CDs currently cost £7.99 excluding VAT which comes to a total of about £9.40! which is the cheapest in out town! Buying in bulk is a lot cheaper but there are smaller options to choose. This store is for everyone as there are loads of stuff here! The aisles are big so it gets less cluttered and the tills are usually small apart from Christmas time of course! Every Fortnight, Makro releases what is called The Makro Mail which contains many bargains, kinda like a sale catalogue but you have to be up bright and early to get these bargains which can range from digital cameras to mountain bikes and food as they are limited in stock and of high interest! This store is for everyone and the staff are usually friendly and helpful. The only downside to Makro is the fact you have to be a member and the fact you need to add VAT onto the items which means if you're not a mathematical genius, you'll need a calculator! A good all round store which also has modern style clothing and also a cafe area. A must see for any bargain hunters and shopperholics!

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                        18.03.2001 21:09
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                        In the past year Makro has been in the process of changing its image. When you went to the Makro closest to me used to think "this place looks realy, well to put it bluntly c**p". The interor was very scrappy and looked like it had not changed since the building was origionaly built (it probably looked good then). The layout of the shop was kind of willy nilly, as though the first thing to come out of the warehouse went as close the the warehouse doors as possible. This was something which Makro needed to change and they have done this well. For about a month the shop was being refitted, at the time this seemed an inconvienience, but now the shop has improved so much. ~~The Improvements~~ The first thing that you notice (about my local Makro) is that they have slapped some new wall covering to the current ones. This makes the shop look ver neat, and moer like a shop rather than a warehouse. This along with some realy cool blue lights which illuminate the building at night make the new covering look very futuristic! The second thing that you notice is that the interior is now a lot better. It is noew organised in to ver easily defibed sections, so you now know where to go rather than spend ages looking for the correct section. Next the displays are a lot better and they promote the itmes which they are meant to be very well. There are now dedicated sections for Electrical Appliances, with a dedicated staff giving advice and there is now a cafe (giving it a supermarket feel!). I am not sure if all of the Makro shops around the country have had the same facelift, but it would be an advantage for them to do so. It has certainly vastly improved the Fareham branch. ~~Shopping - Bargains~~ For a start to shop at Makro you need a card, and for some reason you need to sign into the store (am not sure why as they never check your signature!). I suppose it is like Tesco's clubcard, but not promoted like Tesco do.
                        There are bargains to find at Makro, but you usually have to look around for a bit (some things seem to be more expensive). Don't give up after a couple of minutes, it takes time to find the best bargains. They have good selections of cheap games (of all platforms) and a very good selection of cheap viseos and DVDs. In my opinion the changes are for the better and Makro have sucessfully changed their image. When the shop opened again after the refit, there were so many people trying to get in it was unbelievable. ~~Remember~~ All prices in the store exclude VAT, remember this when look at the good. Take a calculator, this helps in working out the full price as otherwise it can be quite confusing (well it is to me anyway!).

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                          05.09.2000 05:49
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                          **MAKRO** Unbeatable Bargain store!!! **Everyday & Special-day bargains** **Huge selection~Top names~Offers** **Trade store open to 'normal' shoppers** **Faulty/'Unwanted' goods refunded/replaced** Discounts. Low Prices. Huge Selections. Early Opening. This is my favourite shop representing the best value for money where goods are of good quality.I find 80% of my shopping needs from everyday food and cleaning items to electronic, electrical and jewellery one-offs. This is a trade discount store technically but if you do not have your own business it costs only £1 to enter for the day. As a regular shopper you are kept advised of their special offers (every two weeks)by their magazine 'Makro-Mail'and they really are good buys at unbeatable prices. The current offers include Videos at £54.99, Digital Cameras at £65, Kenwood kettles, toasters, mixers, electric knives and irons all at £9.99,Pretty duvet sets @ £3.99 Mountain bikes at £69.99, Kids scooters £39, JVC Camcorders £179, Sekonda watches £9.99, Microwaves £39.99 and many food, drink and household bargains too.There are so many value for money offers it would take all dayto list them..(and most of the day looking round the shop at them!) My best buys recently include digital camera for my husband which is brilliant about 3" in size and does everything except make the tea nearly!! (for £65),Creda white double oven for £99!, Kickers for £25 etc,1 carat diamond ring for £500! and my daughter's birthday cake, an absolutely huge chocolate fudge cake that weighed the earth and cost £6.99 - mega calories! The store is large and airy with its own cafe and toilet facilities -shopping can be done leisurely. The food hall is massive and absolutely full of everyday bargains, in addition there is at least one selection of clearance goods where there is usually something you need at give-away
                          price. The meat is fresh, there is a huge selection of buffet and party food, a whole aisle of sweets, and then there's a wide selection of alchohol(with free tastings for interested parties) There is a whole floor of clothing (lots of good names including Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Georgio, Levi, Chaps etc) shoes (Good range of quality shoes and trainers including Timberland, Kickers,Transport etc) and jewellery - gold, silver and dres jewellery. Bargain rails are always there- I found joe bloggs fleeces for £3 and Georgio sweat-tops for £4, my Fila trainers were £9.99, my favourite Kickers were a steal at £25 not to mention the selection of Georgio and Addidas T-shirts I bought my daughter on Sunday for £1.99 each. Frozen items are value for money especially the huge party gateaus which I always buy for birthdays and I can never resist the 600 1p sweet pots for £2.99.The king-prawns (2lbs) are now £5.99. You need to add 17.5% VAT to your prices but many foods, kids clothing and household bits are VAT free.I usually add one sixth to my price to bring it up to amount payable. There are always bargains in Makro - whenever you go just make sure that you either have enough money or ensure you're not near your card limit otherwise you'll come out with more than you bargained for and have to tell a few porkies! Stores in this country at present: Aberdeen, Belfast, Bristol,Cardiff, Charlton, Croydon, Eccles,Edinburgh,Enfield,Fareham,Glasgow,Halesowen(Birmingham),Hull, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, Newcastle U Lyme, North Acton, Nottingham,Poole,Preston,Rayleigh, Reading,Sheffield,Swansea,Teeside, Washington Opening Times: Mon-Fri 9.30 - 9.00pm Saturday 9.30 - 7.00 pm Sunday 9.30 - 5.30 pm (Croydon,Charlton, Enfield, North Acton & Reading open from 7.30am mon to friday.) ..Might see you there, happy shopping!

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                            04.09.2000 00:44

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                            Makro is a large store, which claims to be a wholesalers, however if you get your employer to apply for a card for you thats adequate. Card holders get regular makro mails delivered to their door detailing the latest bargains. The stores sell everything you can imagine from oranges to mopeds to clothing and electrical goods, not all prices are bargains, a lot seem to be the same as the supermarkets, but its great when the bargains are in. As its coming up to christmas makro is a great place to shop for the kids toys, last year we saved an average of £2 on each game we bought from their and in one case on a robot, £25 brilliant eh! Get a card and give it a look, pet food bargains are constantly in.

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