Shoppers at Jacksons cornered

photoWell it’s over and Jacksons has gone but its parting shot was a rare glimpse into the world of the minds of British shoppers.

The auction raised £75,000 as people spend absurd sums on bits of dated furniture and mannequins they would never have wanted in a millions years had they not got the Jackson’s label.

However how special will these oddments be in ten years? There won’t be a great resale value then. People seemed to enjoy getting wound up into something of a frenzy as they splashed out money some of them are probably regretting already. They were a willing captive audience.

The auctions was in effect a party. A goodbye. Lots of people wanted to be there for the farewell. More than a few people have pointed out the irony that if they had all shopped there when it was open, it might have lasted longer.


About Alan Bunce

Freelance journalist Former Community Editor with the Reading Post. Former Business Editor with the Reading Chronicle.
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