I visit my local PCW quite often as I can browse about in there whilst wifey is shopping. I have had many bargains over time. Not the nationally advertised ones you understand but stuff they are unloading cheap for one reason or another. It's a great place for such purchases but the downside is, of course, I buy things I don't really need :o)
Yeah, the staff is not too good at any of these places unfortunately and that is due, I think, to PCW only wanting to pay slighty over minimum wages. A friend of mine recently applied for a sales position at our local branch and could not believe the offer they made him was serious. Obviously he did not take the job on --- and this is where they lose out. Good people with knowledge cost more than they offer -- but hey, they seem to be doing ok as they are, and so good luck to them and the people who work for them I say.