Electric start for new Trowbridge store

Left: Daniel Mead and Neil Chapman, right, of GU Digital & Lifestyle in Castle Street, Trowbridge   Photo: GPHILLIPS (49545)

Left: Daniel Mead and Neil Chapman, right, of GU Digital & Lifestyle in Castle Street, Trowbridge Photo: GPHILLIPS (49545)

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The owner of a new Trowbridge electronics and homeware store GU Digital & Lifestyle say the store is already popular, thanks to competitively priced gadgets, gizmos, electronic devices and homeware products.

Daniel Mead, a former Matravers School pupil from Southwick, opened the new shop in Castle Street at the beginning of June, after seeing a gap in the market following HJ Knee moving out of the town centre.

The shop stocks action cameras, audio equipment from top brands, sat navs and GPS devices, as well as accessories, outdoor equipment and homeware, such as toasters and coffee machines.

Mr Mead said the store bought its stock in bulk, allowing it to sell products from top brands at reasonable prices.

He said: “We sell a wide range of electronic goods, such as action cameras, and we sell many of the top brands. We also do some homeware as we saw a gap in the market when Knee’s moved.

“Our prices are very good as we buy our stock in bulk, which means our prices are cheaper than anywhere else in the area. We have been busy since opening, but we are yet to push the advertising side yet.

“We are still getting a feel for what people want at the moment and we want to tailor our stock to what people are after.

“Our prices are outrageous and people are already coming in and seeing how good they are.

“The feedback has been really good and those who have come in have said how nice the store looks, as it’s clean, bright and open plan.

“The main thing everyone has commented on, though, is the prices.”

For more information about GU Digital & Lifestyle, visit www.gudigital.co.uk or www.facebook.com/GadgetsForAddicts

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1:37pm Sun 6 Jul 14

naughtyboy03 says...

So this is the arrogant pair that continue to park outside there shop on double yellows causing chaos and misery for buses coming down castle street. Just in it for themselves and sod everybody else trying to go about their own business!! Not what we need in our town centre!
So this is the arrogant pair that continue to park outside there shop on double yellows causing chaos and misery for buses coming down castle street. Just in it for themselves and sod everybody else trying to go about their own business!! Not what we need in our town centre! naughtyboy03
  • Score: -6

9:49pm Sun 6 Jul 14

Jasonw84 says...

I don't think they will be causing chaos and misery as you say, that's a little over the top. If you personally had a problem with them doing it then why not go into the shop and speak to them?

I visited the shop on Thursday and they seemed very friendly. Something that this town needs.
I don't think they will be causing chaos and misery as you say, that's a little over the top. If you personally had a problem with them doing it then why not go into the shop and speak to them? I visited the shop on Thursday and they seemed very friendly. Something that this town needs. Jasonw84
  • Score: 7

9:53pm Sun 6 Jul 14

Jasonw84 says...

I'm not saying it's right to park on double yellows by the way, they are there for a reason and this probably does cause a problem but at least give them a chance before slating them already
I'm not saying it's right to park on double yellows by the way, they are there for a reason and this probably does cause a problem but at least give them a chance before slating them already Jasonw84
  • Score: 5

6:24am Mon 7 Jul 14

naughtyboy03 says...

Same chance you and I should get?! They are new shop owners not just passed their driving test? The rest of us pay for parking or at least make an effort to park legally. What's the point going in talking to them. They're not going to listen to me. I've passed their regs on to wilts council, that's if they have traffic wardens.
Same chance you and I should get?! They are new shop owners not just passed their driving test? The rest of us pay for parking or at least make an effort to park legally. What's the point going in talking to them. They're not going to listen to me. I've passed their regs on to wilts council, that's if they have traffic wardens. naughtyboy03
  • Score: -3

10:20am Mon 7 Jul 14

Grumpyoldgit99 says...

Hmm. Someone got out of the wrong side of the bed this morning.
Hmm. Someone got out of the wrong side of the bed this morning. Grumpyoldgit99
  • Score: 7

10:37am Mon 7 Jul 14

Jasonw84 says...

Some people just like a good old rant. They would rather moan about a little bit of parking than comment on the fact a nice new shop has opened in our town! Fair play to them I say!
Some people just like a good old rant. They would rather moan about a little bit of parking than comment on the fact a nice new shop has opened in our town! Fair play to them I say! Jasonw84
  • Score: 7

12:24pm Mon 7 Jul 14

vox sanitatem says...

The whole subject of on-street parking in Trowbridge needs looking into. I've seen a car get a ticket for overstaying right at the end of Pole barn Road, at the underpass end, not obstructing anything, and certainly not dangerous in any way.

And yet dozens of cars park along the unrestricted parts of Delamere Road, causing chaos at peak times. Not to mention the idiots who park so near the junctions at either end of Stancomb Avenue, a serious collision is surely on the cards. These get no tickets at all, but are far more of a danger to other road users.
The whole subject of on-street parking in Trowbridge needs looking into. I've seen a car get a ticket for overstaying right at the end of Pole barn Road, at the underpass end, not obstructing anything, and certainly not dangerous in any way. And yet dozens of cars park along the unrestricted parts of Delamere Road, causing chaos at peak times. Not to mention the idiots who park so near the junctions at either end of Stancomb Avenue, a serious collision is surely on the cards. These get no tickets at all, but are far more of a danger to other road users. vox sanitatem
  • Score: 11

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