Jacksters's Qype reviews
Squires Gate Lane, E Squires Gate Industrial Estate, Blackpool FY4 3RN
Jacksters wrote on 6 August 2012Fairly standard branch of Comet on the Squires Gate retail park. Televisions, computers, freezers, fridges, cookers and small kitchen appliances etc. They also sell cameras and accessories and I was interested in a lens for my DSLR. Unfortunately there were hardly any in stock just empty spaces in the showcase where they were meant to be on display. It has competition on the retail park from a very large Curry's/PC World branch but nevertheless it must be doing OK as it is still here and has been for many, many years.
Hallam Way, Blackpool FY4 5LU
Jacksters wrote on 27 March 2012
Extremely large branch of the ever popular B & Q chain with everything you could possibly ever need from a fitted kitchen to a nail. Large car park with a separate section for trade, who also have their own dedicated checkout section. Large garden section including lots of plants and associated equipment, feed and potions. There’s also a cafe in the store although it was empty when I visited. Ample parking and conveniently located on the outskirts of Blackpool, close to the M55 motorway. I had heard that this branch had gone totally self service, much to the displeasure of many folks, but when I visited today there was one staffed checkout and all the rest were self service. I’ve never really seen how much they gain from the whole self service checkout system really though as there always seems to be a small army of staff overseeing the whole procedure at any one time whenever I visit! :-)
Squires Gate Lane, Blackpool Business Park, Blackpool FY4 3AW
Jacksters wrote on 25 January 2012
The store for electronics and gadget geeks :-) A good range of stock including phones, Sat Nav systems, walkie talkies, gadgets, toys, CCTV, metal detectors, computer memory, components etc. etc. Plenty of staff available on the day I visited, so all in all a perfectly fine electronics store.
Blackpool Airport, Blackpool FY4 2QS
Jacksters wrote on 25 January 2012
Everything you need for your business or home office is under one roof here. From desks, chairs and filing cabinets right down to the humble paperclip. They also have a range of electronic goods including laptops, printers, cash registers etc. as well as all their consumables. There is a Copy and Print department in-store too for those jobs which are a bit too big for you to manage in-house. The store is large, bright and spacious and there is ample parking thanks to its convenient location on the Retail Park.
Unit 2 Clifton Retail Park, Clifton Road, Blackpool FY4 4UJ
Jacksters wrote on 25 January 2012
Clothing and homewares store on the Clifton Retail Park. I was always under the impression that you had to get a membership card to shop there (it cost you £1 in years gone by if I remember rightly) and I could never really be bothered with it, but they seem to have dropped that requirement now. Basically it stocks reasonably priced goods; crockery, towels, bedding etc. as well as women’s, men’s and children’s clothing. All in all an OK shop really, but nothing to get particularly excited about :-)
Preston New Road, Nr. Kirkham, Blackpool PR4 3PE
Jacksters wrote on 29 December 2011
Aquatic superstore selling everything you could possibly need for tropical fishkeeping and also pond fish and accessories. There was a good selection of tropical fish and a reasonable selection of goldfish and koi when I visited, however it was December so some of the pond fish tanks were empty which is understandable really. As well as all things fish related they supply pet supplies for just about every other type of pet you can think of and also sell rabbits, guinea pigs, cockatiels, finches and reptiles. Hutches, cages, bedding and food complete the picture. They also have a large range of tents and camping accessories too. Helpful staff, plenty of parking and Ma Bakers licensed coffee shop alongside make it well worth a drive out to visit if you’re a pet owner or looking to set up an aquarium.
3 Clifton Retail Park, Sandhams Way, Blackpool FY4 4UJ
Jacksters wrote on 22 November 2011
Large Clark’s factory outlet store with a good range of stock. The shoes are arranged in sizes (including half sizes) so it’s easy to see what’s available in your size at a glance. They seem to do various offers, when I visited there was a ‘buy one pair get a second pair half price’ deal on ladies footwear. As well as shoes they stock luggage and also a good selection of Regatta jackets. Easy to park in the enormous car park which serves Tesco, Next and Matalan as well as this Clark’s shop. Basically it’s a conveniently located shoe outlet store selling reasonably priced Clark’s shoes, its size makes it feel a little impersonal compared to a traditional high street shoe shop but hey ho you can’t have everything I don’t suppose.
4 Dobson Road, Blackpool FY3 7SH
Jacksters wrote on 10 November 2011
Long established little hardware shop packed to the gunnels with stock. Outside there are bird tables and larger items and inside there is a broad range of stock from woodscrews to pots and pans. There’s a pet section with a small range of foodstuffs, treats etc. for your furry friend, and also a gardening section and cookware section. Lightbulbs, cleaning products and all sorts of bits and bobs which you require on a day to day basis or when doing a bit of DIY fill every nook and cranny, and the friendly proprieter is always on hand to help and advise. All in all a very handy little shop to have nearby.
The High Life Centre, Unit 3, Whitehills Business Park, Blackpool FY4 5LW
Jacksters wrote on 4 November 2011
I got the Hi-Life diners club card via a Tesco vouchers offer making it a relatively cheap way of trying the card out. I don’t know whether it is still available via Tesco vouchers but take note that if you do join via this method they do not send you the book listing the restaurants. This means that you are totally reliant on the website when searching for restaurants. I have to say that I have only used my card once up to now and I was surprised to find that the restaurant marks the back of your card so that you cannot use it at that venue again. I have two other major gripes about the card. Firstly, an awful lot of the venues do not allow you to use the card on a weekend and secondly the vast majority require a telephone booking. I can understand why this is required for a restaurant but with Hi-Life even the type of pub that you would never normally make a telephone booking at requires it. You really do struggle to find anywhere listed that doesn’t require booking ahead although there are a small number. All in all, for the above reasons, I won’t be renewing my membership when it expires. However, if you enjoy dining out during the week and like trying out lots of different places then I suppose it could be worthwhile giving it a try.
4 Staining Road, Blackpool FY3 0AH
Jacksters wrote on 20 August 2011
Long established newsagents and post office serving Newton Drive and Normoss. As well as all the usual PO services it stocks newspapers, magazines, greetings cards, pop, sweets, milk and a few basic supplies. Also a good range of padded envelopes and a few office type supplies such as printer paper. There aren’t many of these convenient small local post offices still surviving these days so long may it continue! :-)