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15 hours ago, Guest Denie said:

Sad to see people getting laid off. But I’m not a fan of this place though. One time I wanted to buy 900$ mixer and it wasn’t on display. So I asked a staff if I could take a look at the one in the box. She called her manager and the manager woman kept insisting I don’t need to look at it because it’s very much like much cheaper model that was on the display. Needless to say, I left. 

Did you buy one elsewhere?  Was it on show or did they bring it out of the box for you? Just curious

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3 hours ago, Guest Hi I'm Bi said:

 

 

Some of GX3 fabric is not terribly elastic. And you only find out when the goods arrive. 

Makes me hard to breathe reading that.  It's so uncomfortable to have one's balls wrapped up so tightly.  Balls are best hanging down freely, not pushed up tightly against the body.

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2 hours ago, lonelyglobe said:

Not at all,  underwear sold in Robinson can also find in other departmental store,  that's why whenever there is a new shopping Centre open here, nothing to get excited because nothing is really new ha...... 

That's so true.  Their offerings and prices are not much different from other places.  

 

There was a similar one called Lotte departmental store in Wangfujing Beijing.  It had so little traffic, its escalators were not only not moving, they look like they're brand new without any dirt from shoe prints.  Great place to walk around after dinner.

 

 

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21 minutes ago, FattChoy said:

Makes me hard to breathe reading that.  It's so uncomfortable to have one's balls wrapped up so tightly.  Balls are best hanging down freely, not pushed up tightly against the body.

Skinxwear is great. I can wear sizes S to XL. 

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14 minutes ago, Guest Hi I'm Bi said:

Skinxwear is great. I can wear sizes S to XL. 

I think it's great too.  I was just reacting to the inelastic material comment.  Think of a tarp-like material makes me go "I can't breathe".

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16 hours ago, Guest Denie said:

Sad to see people getting laid off. But I’m not a fan of this place though. One time I wanted to buy 900$ mixer and it wasn’t on display. So I asked a staff if I could take a look at the one in the box. She called her manager and the manager woman kept insisting I don’t need to look at it because it’s very much like much cheaper model that was on the display. Needless to say, I left. 

 

But the issue is: Let's say you looked at the product and the original packaging was opened but you did not buy the mixer, the next customer will say he/she wants a product in the sealed packaging and then there is no other "new" product in a sealed packaging. How to reconcile both?

 

If the shop assistant is smart, he will permit you to take a check after buying but before leaving the shop.

 

What you describe might have been circumstantial as there was maybe only one sealed item left...

The info given by the shop manager was just not smart.

 

At least Robinson had most of their things on display. And for sure, buyers will miss the huge range of different products.

 

The knowledge of the staff on their products was on a downturn the past 5 years. I was looking for an iron and was confused on different models. The staff in charge of the area did not even know the different brands and just told me something out of the blue. I resorted to reading the boxes myself, later went home and read up on the internet.

 

I admit, I didn't go to Robinsons for some time. In early years bought clothing but later only went for household items.

 

The only thing which makes shopping worse is: You can do online shopping but for technical items or electronic items it is good to take a look at the product. If you buy online you will see the flaws only after you already paid for it and don't have a chance to take an upfront look. And for many sellers you can't be sure about the origin or whether the things aren't even "second" hand items if you buy online. Can turn out that you buy an item in blue colour and then you receive it in white, which you did not want. You write in, are lucky to receive a response and the seller tells you all items had been white but his display was in blue only.

 

The third thing is: The law for returning rejected items must change. I have neighbours who order like the world ends tomorrow online items. I know because they are never home and the delivery guys are already desperate to ask me to take in the things for them (but I reject). When I leave on times, I see all the boxes piled up for return back to the seller.

I m not sure if environmentally this is the right thing to go and the resources required to accommodate those local who are probably the same in turning every apple and orange at Fairprice before they pick one to buy...  In some countries they are already changing the law and those ordering things will need to pay the postage/ costs to return rejected items. Note: The price goes up for every buyer if you have some of these "I don't really bother, if I don't like I just send it back... people..."

 

These issues you don't have with real retail shops with showrooms.

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3 hours ago, Steve5380 said:

 

I recognize that you are a connoisseur and very selective in your underwear.  So sizes may become confusing.   In my case, since I remember I have been buying always Calvin Klein undies, and my size has not changed.  Although this brand also changed once their labeling.  But fortunately I guessed correctly.  

The problem here is. Every country has different sizes. M in the UK is not the same as M in France or Thailand.

It makes it more complicated as Asian M is not the same as European M.

This boils down to underwear.

 

I bought Asian underwear in M which was more European S.

In Asia they even have XS...

 

It is not as easy as you think. In your country it should be more a problem if they have XXXXXL isn't it?

 

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51 minutes ago, singalion said:

The problem here is. Every country has different sizes. M in the UK is not the same as M in France or Thailand.

It makes it more complicated as Asian M is not the same as European M.

This boils down to underwear.

 

I bought Asian underwear in M which was more European S.

In Asia they even have XS...

 

It is not as easy as you think. In your country it should be more a problem if they have XXXXXL isn't it?

 

Take your underwear and wrap the band around your neck.  If it doesn't go all the way around, it's too small.

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13 minutes ago, FattChoy said:

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Take your underwear and wrap the band around your neck.  If it doesn't go all the way around, it's too small.

 

 No worry, but I sieve the cooked rice after having cooked it through water too and run it below cold water first before I start to make fried rice...

 

Roger now?

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9 hours ago, singalion said:

 

It is not as easy as you think. In your country it should be more a problem if they have XXXXXL isn't it?

 

 

I really don't know what is the largest size in the US.  I suspect that it is more like XXL.  But I could be wrong.  Or after this size, the morbid obese may need to have custom made undies.  And those beyond that, don't need undies because they cannot get up from their beds.

 

 

8 hours ago, singalion said:

 

 No worry, but I sieve the cooked rice after having cooked it through water too and run it below cold water first before I start to make fried rice...

 

Roger now?

 

Why work so hard with cooked rice?  Substitute with cooked lentils, and the size of undies will go down rapidly.

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18 hours ago, singalion said:

 

 No worry, but I sieve the cooked rice after having cooked it through water too and run it below cold water first before I start to make fried rice...

 

Roger now?

 

This is smlj? Robinson thread talk about underwear still OK. Now some si angmoh talk about cooking rice and frying rice? Really foreign trash lor. 

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On 10/31/2020 at 12:02 AM, Steve5380 said:

 

You and your hate for foreigners!

 

America is one of the countries with sufficient financial power to buy Singapore.  Thinking of this,  it would be nice if the US does that, and then I would be a citizen of Singapore.  Why I like this?  Because then I won't be discriminated at gay saunas that don't accept foreigners, my country could do away with 377A,  and the American gay society could stimulate the creation of more and bigger and raunchier gay saunas, and giving honorary USA citizenships to the Singaporeans who qualify by being gay!   :thumb:

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Yah and pay their ridiculous tax rates? No thank you.

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50 minutes ago, Guest Vulture said:

Vultures. 

No choice. Look at what the management did. 

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Looks to me like people has no faith in our legal liquidation system, or no clue how it works at all. If the suppliers all run out to take back their goods, how is anyone  going to do a proper stock count on what is remaining and what has been sold? This is no different from looting at all. And the supplier are saying that the money by the consumers may not go to the right people? The irony.... 

 

I think the false image of our first world status is fast crumbling down. 

 

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from many online news about robinson's liquidation... its rather chaotic... themself, public and suppliers... a lot of undissolve issues and outstanding payments...

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160 over years of history in Singapore, and this is what happens when they got sold to foreigners. Just you guys wait and see what worse will be happening.

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On 11/3/2020 at 11:21 AM, mate69 said:

maybe next dept store to fold is BHG or Metro

 

Taka and M&S might not sustain long also. But how come no one say OG will fold?

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Lots of places also closed quietly. Robinsns dong dong chiang very loud.

BHG = Bring Home Goondus.

 

All dept stores sure close. They have ceased to be relevant. Covid 19 will push them to the brink.

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16 hours ago, Guest guest said:

Taka and M&S might not sustain long also. But how come no one say OG will fold?

OG is able to survive because they are currently operating from their own properties, same goes for Yue Hwa & Tangs (except Vivo - should rip soon). 

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46 minutes ago, Guest OrGy said:

OG is able to survive because they are currently operating from their own properties, same goes for Yue Hwa & Tangs (except Vivo - should rip soon). 

OG can survive because there are a lot of old pax there. They don’t go Lazada or Qoo10 

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