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Maplin shutdown sale prices still HIGHER than rivals


I am surprised that it is 50k a year for a "large retail park unit", that seems far lower than I was expecting. Not saying it is good or anything but when, 20 years ago, I was looking for a smallish shop on a high street with a one way street with no parking they wanted 26k a year rates, plus the same in rent.

This is a high street in a town with little footfall as there are out of town retail parks locally.

I declined.

It is no wonder the high street is dying, rent and rates on shops are unsustainable in the internet age.

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