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Payless, Sydenham

Postby sydenham_boiz » 21 Nov 2018 15:13

Noticed some strange goings on here, anybody else?

Low inventory inside the shops, empty shelves...

Expensive flashy cards parked up outside the shop on a regular basis. Gangs of people there everynight playing loud music until the early hours.

Also seen a few things, without going into details, which suggest there is illegal activity...

Wondering if anyone else had picked up on it recently?
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Re: Payless, Sydenham

Postby MagmaTimes » 22 Nov 2018 12:46

All I have noticed is that their bloody PayPoint machine for electricity top-up has been on the blink for months now!

They are well laid-back about it, whenever I ask if it's fixed. I admire their chilled-out approach to retailing.
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Re: Payless, Sydenham

Postby Parker1970 » 22 Nov 2018 13:13

MagmaTimes wrote:All I have noticed is that their bloody PayPoint machine for electricity top-up has been on the blink for months now!

They are well laid-back about it, whenever I ask if it's fixed. I admire their chilled-out approach to retailing.

There is probably a reason for that "chilled out" approach but I will leave that be...

Centre News next door has Paypoint I believe if that helps.
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Re: Payless, Sydenham

Postby alywin » 30 Nov 2018 00:06

Where *is* Payless? I looked up and down most of the high street the other day when I went along it, but didn't spot it.

I have to say, those symptoms don't sound good, based on my experience elsewhere. Perhaps a word with yer friendly neighbourhood police person, if such exists?
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Re: Payless, Sydenham

Postby Parker1970 » 30 Nov 2018 11:25

alywin wrote:Where *is* Payless? I looked up and down most of the high street the other day when I went along it, but didn't spot it.

I have to say, those symptoms don't sound good, based on my experience elsewhere. Perhaps a word with yer friendly neighbourhood police person, if such exists?


Opposite the Greyhound.
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Re: Payless, Sydenham

Postby alywin » 1 Dec 2018 00:31

Oh, you mean where I walk past every time I want to catch the 176? :facepalm: 0/10 for observation again, then :(
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Re: Payless, Sydenham

Postby JGD » 1 Dec 2018 13:09

Is there a facepalm emoticon - I could use that !!
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Re: Payless, Sydenham

Postby Parker1970 » 1 Dec 2018 13:16

JGD wrote:Is there a facepalm emoticon - I could use that !!


Sadly not an emoticon, but stacks of images that suffice.

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Or

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:D :D
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Re: Payless, Sydenham

Postby Parker1970 » 1 Dec 2018 22:47

Oddly it was closed most of the day today (Sat) and opened again in the late evening.
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Re: Payless, Sydenham

Postby sydenham_boiz » 4 Dec 2018 13:33

Parker1970 wrote:Oddly it was closed most of the day today (Sat) and opened again in the late evening.


It has been like that for the past few days.

Then they will arrive in a white beamer at around 11pm, play loud music, shout and smoke outside.

Literally almost nothing on the shelves now, wtf is going on?
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Re: Payless, Sydenham

Postby Parker1970 » 4 Dec 2018 14:54

sydenham_boiz wrote:
Parker1970 wrote:Oddly it was closed most of the day today (Sat) and opened again in the late evening.


It has been like that for the past few days.

Then they will arrive in a white beamer at around 11pm, play loud music, shout and smoke outside.

Literally almost nothing on the shelves now, wtf is going on?



It could be entirely innocent, Centre News next door now has a liquor licence and is open til 11pm so maybe Payless have ditched food etc and just sell bozze and ciggies when Centre news is closed.. but I do suspect something more nefarious. The smell of their smoking is most of the time not a tobacco smell if you catch my drift.
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Re: Payless, Sydenham

Postby sydenham_boiz » 4 Dec 2018 17:39

Parker1970 wrote:
sydenham_boiz wrote:
Parker1970 wrote:Oddly it was closed most of the day today (Sat) and opened again in the late evening.


It has been like that for the past few days.

Then they will arrive in a white beamer at around 11pm, play loud music, shout and smoke outside.

Literally almost nothing on the shelves now, wtf is going on?



It could be entirely innocent, Centre News next door now has a liquor licence and is open til 11pm so maybe Payless have ditched food etc and just sell bozze and ciggies when Centre news is closed.. but I do suspect something more nefarious. The smell of their smoking is most of the time not a tobacco smell if you catch my drift.


I've spoken to Centre News staff and they are absolutely fuming about it. Say it's been terrible for business.
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Re: Payless, Sydenham

Postby stuart » 6 Dec 2018 11:27

Yep,

I witnessed and photographed a bizarre incident at 5.45pm on 24th November. I was waiting at the pedestrian crossing when a white Audi swerved in and honked me repeatedly and aggressively to get out of the way. He then mounted the drop-kerb there and drove along the pavement scattering everybody .

Several of us remonstrated with the driver and his friend including the Bookshop people (as he had just driven over their forecourt). He explained he had a 'delivery' for Payless. But we were having nothing of it. He gave up and the picture was taken as he reversed back to the pedestrian crossing - which was his only possible exit - and then reversed into the road as unexpectant traffic came blindly over the hump bridge.

Uncomfortable and dangerous for all those concerned. And if any of Her Majesties Constables are reading this - some 'words of advice' to the Registered Keeper would be appreciated for driiving over our new expensive pavements and espencially the pavement lights which might not be designed to carry such a load.

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Re: Payless, Sydenham

Postby Homecroft » 6 Dec 2018 14:07

Wow, that is terrible behaviour. Well done for capturing a picture of them doing this.

Reading up it seems to make for a rather curious situation. Certainly hope the neighbourhood team would be willing to do something.
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Re: Payless, Sydenham

Postby El Cid » 6 Dec 2018 23:20

Great stuff for taking a pic of this idiot, and his reg is clearly visible if our "community" police are interested.
in doing some investigations.
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Re: Payless, Sydenham

Postby alywin » 7 Dec 2018 01:00

Parker1970 wrote:Oddly it was closed most of the day today (Sat) and opened again in the late evening.


I've noticed similar behaviour from other "corner shops" recently: it may be that they're opening when demand tends to be highest and closing at other times, either for economic reasons or because of staffing problems. It doesn't automatically mean something nefarious is going on.
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Re: Payless, Sydenham

Postby The Clown » 7 Dec 2018 11:49

Met police would advise this to be reported here in order for action to be taken

https://www.met.police.uk/ro/report/rti ... -incident/
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Re: Payless, Sydenham

Postby Tykesthorpe » 10 Dec 2018 18:25

stuart wrote:Yep,

I witnessed and photographed a bizarre incident at 5.45pm on 24th November. I was waiting at the pedestrian crossing when a white Audi swerved in and honked me repeatedly and aggressively to get out of the way. He then mounted the drop-kerb there and drove along the pavement scattering everybody .

Several of us remonstrated with the driver and his friend including the Bookshop people (as he had just driven over their forecourt). He explained he had a 'delivery' for Payless. But we were having nothing of it. He gave up and the picture was taken as he reversed back to the pedestrian crossing - which was his only possible exit - and then reversed into the road as unexpectant traffic came blindly over the hump bridge.

Uncomfortable and dangerous for all those concerned. And if any of Her Majesties Constables are reading this - some 'words of advice' to the Registered Keeper would be appreciated for driiving over our new expensive pavements and espencially the pavement lights which might not be designed to carry such a load.

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It's also a bit worrying that if you search that reg (YA64 JKS) on the government website to check tax and mot, it shows up as not a valid registration, so I've either misread it or those are fake plates.

Either way, definitely needs reporting to the local plod.
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Re: Payless, Sydenham

Postby JMLF » 10 Dec 2018 19:04

Looks like JXS to me. Can’t quite understand the reasoning behind stuff like this. At all.
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Re: Payless, Sydenham

Postby Tykesthorpe » 10 Dec 2018 19:51

JMLF wrote:Looks like JXS to me. Can’t quite understand the reasoning behind stuff like this. At all.


Ah my mistake you're bang on. Should be easy enough to track the owner then. Ridiculous and unsafe behaviour.
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