Very poor customer service. Bought a toy through the website. There was a delay in the delivery but there was no update from the shop, until I called. Despite my request for an email update about the delivery, there was none. I called again to get an update as there was still no update after 5 days I ordered the good. I was served by a very cold and rude staff. Told me to sort it out with the delivery company myself! Will never buy from them again.
UPDATE - 08/2011
My original review of this place was pretty harsh, I hated the place for many reasons.
However, and possibly in response to my comments (as if?), they've refurbished and re-designed.
Basically they have made much better use of the space, the aisles are wider, and the location of items now allows for a far better free flow through the shop.
The self checkout kiosks also help with the throughput when you come to pay.
So there we have it, it's a pretty normal Saisnbury local, and as such it can't get more than 3/5.
Oh and although this one isn't as bad as the main one in East Dulwich, I still recommend you double, triple and quadruple read the details and check the weights of any packs of special offers that are on. They are notoriously bad for misleading labelling, placing the higher weight items that aren't on the offer on the special offer shelves, mixing offer and non-offer products up, and confusing price/weight combinations. Check out the tomatoes, some are per 100g, some per lb, and some 'each'. Great way to deliberately confuse you into not being able to work out which are the cheaper ones. Love it.
Here's the old review so you can compare it your self:
I can't stress enough how much I hate this shop.
Not only is it the worst Saisnbury's I've ever been to, it probably wins top prize for being the worst 'convenience' store ever. That word is almost a joke in itself in context with this place.
I think my main issue is that it's far too small for purpose. But to compound that fact it's badly organised and badly stocked. They seriously need to stop stocking the bottom 25% of items and remove one of the aisles and make some more room. The second you get a pram (all the time), or person with a gym bag (also frequently) then you can't move.
Why is it necessary to sell 50 different loafs of bread!? Then there's half an aisle of pitta breads. Then clear out half an aisle of woman's magazines. They could probably get rid of that pointless bakery bit with it's huge row of pastries. It's nice to grab one as a treat, but it's hardly essential!! Be nice if they actually stocked a better range of fresh produce and meats.
There is a perfectly good bakery, green grocer and butcher in Herne Hill by the station, and even a decent Off licence as well. The shopping experience at those places is like a pleasant dream compared to the hideous nightmare using this Sainsbury's is.
If I have high blood pressure then this shop is the cause. It was so disappointing to find out that the old Indian on the corner is being turned into some generic restaurant rather than a nice Waitrose or M+S to put this shop out of business.
So to summarise, only use this place if you absolutely have to, and be prepared for your health and sanity to suffer!
this has been my doctors from b4 and after i was born! i do miss dr fine but the surgery is still number 1 in my books. its recently had a facelift and looks amazing! its child friendly and really makes u feel relaxed and welcomed. and as for my GB shes an angel.
When I used to live in South London my friends and I used to head down here at the first sign of any sort of sunlight to spread our towels out, get our tan on and splash around in the water drawing lots of attention to ourselves (forgive us, we were only schoolgirls :) )
It's a really decent size lido meaning even on scorching hot days there is still plenty of space for all people from all walks of life - yummy mummies with screaming babies, boisterous school kids and even serious swimmers.
It's not too pricey and if you get a set of 10 vouchers it's only £40 (that's £4 per swim, a £1.20 discount for adults) which should see you nicely through the summer months...
lovely place to hang out, you will feel at home. all you haters talking about the place is a front should shut up and talk something with sense, stop stereotype. ( I love it love it , its the bang }
Go to this show if you like seeing middle class douchebags wearing skinny jeans, no prescription glasses and riding single-speed bikes, gather together on the same bit of lawn in Brockwell Park.
They're all so deliciously conformist in their embrace of a pseudo-hippy lifestyle, so this kind of show naturally attracts them.
Food is expensive (fiver for a burger), the grilled meat smell eventually becomes nauseating. Music ok I guess, not my type but the band put on a decent show.
I had Bob & Sons Locksmith & Security put new locks in my new home and they did a good job. The technician that came over was very nice and upfront with all of the charges. It's really nice to come across a truthful and reliable locksmith these days!
I ignored this shop for ages thinking it was just another one of those grubby Costcutter-y sort of places, until a friend told me of the wonders contained within. Now referred to by us as "The Magic Shop", this little gem is packed with all sorts of goodies, from Suma products to Miso paste to tofu to frozen hash browns to cake to cereals to anything else you might need or want.
The aisles are ridiculously narrow which can be a pain, but the shopkeepers are really friendly and helpful - they'll even order things in for you if you ask nicely. There is some markup on prices like in any smaller store, but it's so nice to have a quirky little place like this in the area I'm willing to bite the bullet once in a while to keep supporting it.
I'm not a fan of big bike shop chains (get it?!) but when shops are as small as this one and the welcome is this lukewarm I'd rather be somewhere else.
I've walked in to look around at accessories and parts before and been completely ignored, so would usually rather order stuff online even though it's a two minute walk from my house.
Recently a lot of work has been happening as the shop seems to be expanding in to the building next door. Maybe things will improve with the new space?
I know it is for charity but honestly, the prices in this second hand shop are extortionate. Doesn't it kind of defeat the point? There are a couple of second hand shops just down the road in West Norwood which seem to have a more realistic price for their items and frankly I like the things in there more. Okay you might have to rummage around a bit but that is the whole fun of it! Keep up the great work for charity but surely could they not sell more and ultimately make more money in the long run if they weren't charging so much?