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.

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About Alan Bunce

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