WHSmith Aldershot: Paulo Coelho’s latest book

Adultery love isn't a feeling; it's an art

Adultery love isn’t a feeling; it’s an art

As the young lady in WHSmith Aldershot had been helpful last week in advising me to go to WHSmith Farnham, I thought I would pop in and thank her, and as it was Thursday, delivery day, maybe, just maybe, they might have Paulo Coelho’s latest book in stock.

I thanked her, and she checked on the system.

Yes, we have in stock.

She then led me to where she thought we would find, and where I would have looked, latest releases, hardbacks on special offer.

We both looked, we looked again, I knew what I was looking for, as I knew what the cover looked like. We both drew a blank.

She then asked fellow members of staff. One shrugged no idea, but luckily one did.

He took us to a shelf, and seemingly shelved randomly, as WHSmith Farnborough, two copies of Adultery. These were shelved spine showing, so not easily spotted, but even had they been shelved with cover showing, no sticker showing they were on special offer at half price.

Their entire stock of an international best-seller from an international best-selling author, two copies!

I bought their entire stock, all two copies. Half price, a further 20% off with a 20% off discount voucher. Two copies £9-98, less than full price for a single copy. The helpful young lady, gave me a second 20% off voucher, which runs for September, after mine has run out.

It is unbelievable anyone can conduct business in this slapdash manner and still remain in business.

Adultery, published last week, an international best-seller from an international best selling author, WHSmith has it on special offer at half price, they have all of two copies in stock and not on prominent display!

If you have an international best-seller on special offer, do you not have it on prominent display?

It is little wonder WHSmith a failing High Street chain, permanent fire sales. The only surprise is that they remain in business.

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