Burnham-On-Sea High Street mobile phone
shop shuts down
High Street was dealt a blow this week when one of its leading
stores closed its doors for the final time.
Communications, on the corner of the High Street and Cross Street,
shut down just 13 months after coming into Burnham.
Martin Prowse, pictured, told Burnham-On-Sea.com that he was "disappointed
and sad" that there had not been more local support.
explained: "Mobile phone users in Burnham just haven't supported
the store in the numbers we've needed.
the full support of the people of Burnham, Highbridge and the
surrounding areas it is not possible to sustain our business here
in the long term."
lots of competition in Weston, Bristol and from the Internet.
While customers may find cheaper prices in those places, they
just don't get the same customer service as a local branch."
added that the Burnham store hadn't been making enough sales to
continue - and therefore the decision to pull the plug had been
haven't been losing money hand over foot," he said. "Some
months have been good and others have been bad - but it's just
Prowse said he would be working in the Bridgwater branch in future
and that the shop in Burnham High Street would stay empty for
the forseeable future.
added that all products bought in Burnham will still be guaranteed
for 12 months and can be returned to the Bridgwater store in the
event of faults.
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