Following the collapse of several leading retail outlets recently, the humble pound shop is all set to dominate UK High Streets.
Shares in pound shops were holding steady at a pound on the FTSE yesterday, a price which hasn't changed much since the old fifty pee shops upgraded to pound shops.
About fifteen years ago Pound shop owner Rodney Quid commented: 'Pound shops are the future. They're just about the only shops that impoverished Brits can afford to shop in these days. And of course they aren't really subject to inflation as such, so they're going from strength to strength while other outlets crash down like dominoes.'
We spotted a couple of pound shop customers emerging from a pound shop in Bristol and asked them what made them choose to shop at pound shops.
'I wanted a Nintendo really,' said Jason Argonaut, 22. 'But with the economy being the way it is I've had to settle for a picture frame, a screwdriver, and some shower gel.'
'They just flog off old tat in there that nobody could possibly want or use,' said Archie Jasonaut, also 22. 'Sod this for a game of soldiers, I'm gonna try the charity shop.'
More when we can be bothered.