Clitheroe department store receives order from Samantha Cameron

Samantha Cameron outside Number 10

Samantha Cameron outside Number 10

First published in News

WORKERS at a Clitheroe department store sprang into action when they received an order from a very special customer.

The prime minister’s wife Samantha Cameron purchased 10 white wine glasses from Dawson’s online site www.ecookshop.co.uk, which specialises in branded cookware.

The Dartington Crystal Essentials order was flagged up to staff at the King Street store because of the famous delivery address - 10 Downing Street, London.

Online manager Simon Dawson said the items were on sale with a 50 per cent discount when the 41-year-old business executive made the purchase.

He said: “Mrs Cameron bought five sets of the glasses, which come in twos.

“We did a promotion on the glasses at the time.

“She probably would have used them for gifts.

“The thing that you notice most is the address. It actually went to 10 Downing Street and was flagged up on our system.

“The order was dealt with by somebody who normally specialises in more expensive items, so Mrs Cameron was given a bit of special treatment.

“We do get a few famous people buying things, like footballers buying BBQs, and the majority of our demand comes from down south.”

Dawson’s employs 40 staff in its warehouse specifically for packaging online orders.

The online section, which includes Barbecue World, Garden Furniture World, Junt Linen, Just Pottery and Christmas at Dawson’s as well as the cookshop site, was set up around eight years ago.

Mr Dawson said online sales now accounted for more than 80 per cent of the shop’s total sales.

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6:10pm Sat 29 Dec 12

useyourhead says...

Big deal, but poor customer service telling all, I wouldn't use them again.
Big deal, but poor customer service telling all, I wouldn't use them again. useyourhead
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6:20pm Sat 29 Dec 12

frank says...

what makes her any more 'special' than other customers?
what makes her any more 'special' than other customers? frank
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6:27pm Sat 29 Dec 12

Wishingwell says...

That will be so they can celebrate the Triple Dip Recession when it is announced
That will be so they can celebrate the Triple Dip Recession when it is announced Wishingwell
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6:38pm Sat 29 Dec 12

2 for 5p says...

Oh well if that's classed as new Mr smith from my street (on a hill) bought a newspaper this morning. Yawn
Oh well if that's classed as new Mr smith from my street (on a hill) bought a newspaper this morning. Yawn 2 for 5p
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6:49pm Sat 29 Dec 12

Boris Bear says...

Did they ask Sam Cameron if it was ok to publicise this? If not then it's pretty poor service. I wouldn't want the LT printing that I buy my haemorrhoid cream online from a certain well known chemist!
Did they ask Sam Cameron if it was ok to publicise this? If not then it's pretty poor service. I wouldn't want the LT printing that I buy my haemorrhoid cream online from a certain well known chemist! Boris Bear
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7:09pm Sat 29 Dec 12

MJA says...

Hmmm...data protection?
Hmmm...data protection? MJA
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8:07pm Sat 29 Dec 12

ice ice baby says...

What absolute nonsense! Why on earth would would the address be 'flagged up'? Publicity stunt at its worst. Urghh. Put me off shopping there again.
What absolute nonsense! Why on earth would would the address be 'flagged up'? Publicity stunt at its worst. Urghh. Put me off shopping there again. ice ice baby
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9:46pm Sat 29 Dec 12

sanspareille says...

So that 'special treatment' includes the shop in question blabbing all about my purchase and that it was a discount item to the newspaper does it? Well, I'd be sure to take my business elsewhere next time if I were mrs Cameron to avoid 'special treatments' like that. Shame on you Dawson's!!
So that 'special treatment' includes the shop in question blabbing all about my purchase and that it was a discount item to the newspaper does it? Well, I'd be sure to take my business elsewhere next time if I were mrs Cameron to avoid 'special treatments' like that. Shame on you Dawson's!! sanspareille
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10:38pm Sat 29 Dec 12

Venomp says...

Thats called differenciating
Thats called differenciating Venomp
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11:59pm Sat 29 Dec 12

julespent says...

Wonder who actually paid for these items??????
Wonder who actually paid for these items?????? julespent
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12:36am Sun 30 Dec 12

The Mouth says...

Data Protection Act surely, Dawson's should not be divulging this personal information, but they are that desperate for business and it's free publicity.
Data Protection Act surely, Dawson's should not be divulging this personal information, but they are that desperate for business and it's free publicity. The Mouth
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1:36am Sun 30 Dec 12

RoverInRotterdam says...

How utterly disgusting that a certain customer gets better service just because of who they are and where they reside . Why should the general public be treated as second class? Still, the desperate publicity stunt of contacting the Telegraph to boast about it will certainly put paid to any chance they might have had of future orders of the same ilk. A completely amateurish way to run a business ...
How utterly disgusting that a certain customer gets better service just because of who they are and where they reside . Why should the general public be treated as second class? Still, the desperate publicity stunt of contacting the Telegraph to boast about it will certainly put paid to any chance they might have had of future orders of the same ilk. A completely amateurish way to run a business ... RoverInRotterdam
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3:26am Sun 30 Dec 12

2 for 5p says...

Quote:

WORKERS at a Clitheroe department store sprang into action when they received an order from a very special customer.

So what do they do with everyone else just ignore the orders and take there time.
I used to go there a lot not anymore.
Quote: WORKERS at a Clitheroe department store sprang into action when they received an order from a very special customer. So what do they do with everyone else just ignore the orders and take there time. I used to go there a lot not anymore. 2 for 5p
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6:25am Sun 30 Dec 12

AnimalReid says...

You miserable set of XXXXXrs. At least Dawsons are out there drumming up a bit of business and getting stuck in.
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This country needs more private enterprise. Dawsons are a great example of family run business making some headway against the multi-nationals.
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And all you lot can do is sit back on your fat backsides and criticize and point fingers. Any of you lot ever run your own company? No I didn't think so.
You miserable set of XXXXXrs. At least Dawsons are out there drumming up a bit of business and getting stuck in. ... This country needs more private enterprise. Dawsons are a great example of family run business making some headway against the multi-nationals. ... And all you lot can do is sit back on your fat backsides and criticize and point fingers. Any of you lot ever run your own company? No I didn't think so. AnimalReid
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9:01am Sun 30 Dec 12

Forever Blue says...

Dawson's Please don't take any notice of these comments these same people are on line everyday knocking everybody and everything.
A great family run business providing employment for a lot of years for the families of people in the town.
In a time of austerity this business is swimming against the tide .
Well done.
Dawson's Please don't take any notice of these comments these same people are on line everyday knocking everybody and everything. A great family run business providing employment for a lot of years for the families of people in the town. In a time of austerity this business is swimming against the tide . Well done. Forever Blue
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9:12am Sun 30 Dec 12

useyourhead says...

AnimalReid wrote:
You miserable set of XXXXXrs. At least Dawsons are out there drumming up a bit of business and getting stuck in.
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This country needs more private enterprise. Dawsons are a great example of family run business making some headway against the multi-nationals.
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And all you lot can do is sit back on your fat backsides and criticize and point fingers. Any of you lot ever run your own company? No I didn't think so.
yes, several, all doing well thanks for asking.
[quote][p][bold]AnimalReid[/bold] wrote: You miserable set of XXXXXrs. At least Dawsons are out there drumming up a bit of business and getting stuck in. ... This country needs more private enterprise. Dawsons are a great example of family run business making some headway against the multi-nationals. ... And all you lot can do is sit back on your fat backsides and criticize and point fingers. Any of you lot ever run your own company? No I didn't think so.[/p][/quote]yes, several, all doing well thanks for asking. useyourhead
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9:20am Sun 30 Dec 12

useyourhead says...

Forever Blue wrote:
Dawson's Please don't take any notice of these comments these same people are on line everyday knocking everybody and everything.
A great family run business providing employment for a lot of years for the families of people in the town.
In a time of austerity this business is swimming against the tide .
Well done.
maybe not for long though if their customers fear having revealed that the presents they gave came, essentially, from a bargain bin!
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would have maybe been better to simply say they were pleased to include members of the family at number ten among their customers, rather than disclose what was bought and how much it was.
[quote][p][bold]Forever Blue[/bold] wrote: Dawson's Please don't take any notice of these comments these same people are on line everyday knocking everybody and everything. A great family run business providing employment for a lot of years for the families of people in the town. In a time of austerity this business is swimming against the tide . Well done.[/p][/quote]maybe not for long though if their customers fear having revealed that the presents they gave came, essentially, from a bargain bin! - would have maybe been better to simply say they were pleased to include members of the family at number ten among their customers, rather than disclose what was bought and how much it was. useyourhead
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10:52am Sun 30 Dec 12

Forever Blue says...

useyourhead wrote:
Big deal, but poor customer service telling all, I wouldn't use them again.
Dont think they will lose any sleep from missing out on business from you lets face it you only go in when they have 15% discount weekend.
[quote][p][bold]useyourhead[/bold] wrote: Big deal, but poor customer service telling all, I wouldn't use them again.[/p][/quote]Dont think they will lose any sleep from missing out on business from you lets face it you only go in when they have 15% discount weekend. Forever Blue
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10:55am Sun 30 Dec 12

Graham Hartley says...

How curious too see Samantha Cameron described as a business executive. Next, Cherie Blair as a maker of mistakes.
How curious too see Samantha Cameron described as a business executive. Next, Cherie Blair as a maker of mistakes. Graham Hartley
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11:13am Sun 30 Dec 12

useyourhead says...

Forever Blue wrote:
useyourhead wrote:
Big deal, but poor customer service telling all, I wouldn't use them again.
Dont think they will lose any sleep from missing out on business from you lets face it you only go in when they have 15% discount weekend.
I have never used them actually, I meant If I were a public figure or likely to be subject to 'gutter press' then I would give this firm nil point for discretion and go elsewhere.
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I also see nothing wrong with finding discounts or shopping cheaply, in fact bravo to her, it is just a little awkward when the recipients find out. Nice try on belittling me though lol.
[quote][p][bold]Forever Blue[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]useyourhead[/bold] wrote: Big deal, but poor customer service telling all, I wouldn't use them again.[/p][/quote]Dont think they will lose any sleep from missing out on business from you lets face it you only go in when they have 15% discount weekend.[/p][/quote]I have never used them actually, I meant If I were a public figure or likely to be subject to 'gutter press' then I would give this firm nil point for discretion and go elsewhere. - I also see nothing wrong with finding discounts or shopping cheaply, in fact bravo to her, it is just a little awkward when the recipients find out. Nice try on belittling me though lol. useyourhead
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11:53am Sun 30 Dec 12

Forever Blue says...

I think you have just belittled yourself here first you announce to the readers that you "would not use them again" , then you come back on and tell them that " I have never used them actually" right ok then lol
I think you have just belittled yourself here first you announce to the readers that you "would not use them again" , then you come back on and tell them that " I have never used them actually" right ok then lol Forever Blue
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12:13pm Sun 30 Dec 12

useyourhead says...

Forever Blue wrote:
I think you have just belittled yourself here first you announce to the readers that you "would not use them again" , then you come back on and tell them that " I have never used them actually" right ok then lol
Oh dear, spoonfeeding time!
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If I were Samantha Cameron I wouldn't use them again, there, is that better?
[quote][p][bold]Forever Blue[/bold] wrote: I think you have just belittled yourself here first you announce to the readers that you "would not use them again" , then you come back on and tell them that " I have never used them actually" right ok then lol[/p][/quote]Oh dear, spoonfeeding time! - If I were Samantha Cameron I wouldn't use them again, there, is that better? useyourhead
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12:29pm Sun 30 Dec 12

blythknight says...

useyourhead wrote:
Forever Blue wrote:
I think you have just belittled yourself here first you announce to the readers that you "would not use them again" , then you come back on and tell them that " I have never used them actually" right ok then lol
Oh dear, spoonfeeding time!
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If I were Samantha Cameron I wouldn't use them again, there, is that better?
nobs
[quote][p][bold]useyourhead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Forever Blue[/bold] wrote: I think you have just belittled yourself here first you announce to the readers that you "would not use them again" , then you come back on and tell them that " I have never used them actually" right ok then lol[/p][/quote]Oh dear, spoonfeeding time! - If I were Samantha Cameron I wouldn't use them again, there, is that better?[/p][/quote]nobs blythknight
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12:46am Mon 31 Dec 12

ToffeeGuy says...

10 white wine glasses, eh?

Ironic really, coz this recession hasn't left me a pot to p in.
10 white wine glasses, eh? Ironic really, coz this recession hasn't left me a pot to p in. ToffeeGuy
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9:42am Mon 31 Dec 12

useyourhead says...

blythknight wrote:
useyourhead wrote:
Forever Blue wrote:
I think you have just belittled yourself here first you announce to the readers that you "would not use them again" , then you come back on and tell them that " I have never used them actually" right ok then lol
Oh dear, spoonfeeding time!
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If I were Samantha Cameron I wouldn't use them again, there, is that better?
nobs
nob 1 (nb)
n.
1. Slang The human head.
2. The jack of the same suit as the card turned up by the dealer in cribbage, scoring one point for the holder.

Your point is?
[quote][p][bold]blythknight[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]useyourhead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Forever Blue[/bold] wrote: I think you have just belittled yourself here first you announce to the readers that you "would not use them again" , then you come back on and tell them that " I have never used them actually" right ok then lol[/p][/quote]Oh dear, spoonfeeding time! - If I were Samantha Cameron I wouldn't use them again, there, is that better?[/p][/quote]nobs[/p][/quote]nob 1 (nb) n. 1. Slang The human head. 2. The jack of the same suit as the card turned up by the dealer in cribbage, scoring one point for the holder. Your point is? useyourhead
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5:50pm Mon 31 Dec 12

Steve4x4 says...

Forever Blue wrote:
I think you have just belittled yourself here first you announce to the readers that you "would not use them again" , then you come back on and tell them that " I have never used them actually" right ok then lol
what a c**c, if you have nothing else to say why not have an early night and give us a break.
[quote][p][bold]Forever Blue[/bold] wrote: I think you have just belittled yourself here first you announce to the readers that you "would not use them again" , then you come back on and tell them that " I have never used them actually" right ok then lol[/p][/quote]what a c**c, if you have nothing else to say why not have an early night and give us a break. Steve4x4
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6:31pm Mon 31 Dec 12

buzzinfly says...

useyourhead wrote:
blythknight wrote:
useyourhead wrote:
Forever Blue wrote:
I think you have just belittled yourself here first you announce to the readers that you "would not use them again" , then you come back on and tell them that " I have never used them actually" right ok then lol
Oh dear, spoonfeeding time!
-
If I were Samantha Cameron I wouldn't use them again, there, is that better?
nobs
nob 1 (nb)
n.
1. Slang The human head.
2. The jack of the same suit as the card turned up by the dealer in cribbage, scoring one point for the holder.

Your point is?
Hob
[quote][p][bold]useyourhead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]blythknight[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]useyourhead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Forever Blue[/bold] wrote: I think you have just belittled yourself here first you announce to the readers that you "would not use them again" , then you come back on and tell them that " I have never used them actually" right ok then lol[/p][/quote]Oh dear, spoonfeeding time! - If I were Samantha Cameron I wouldn't use them again, there, is that better?[/p][/quote]nobs[/p][/quote]nob 1 (nb) n. 1. Slang The human head. 2. The jack of the same suit as the card turned up by the dealer in cribbage, scoring one point for the holder. Your point is?[/p][/quote]Hob buzzinfly
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7:09pm Mon 31 Dec 12

Forever Blue says...

Steve4x4 wrote:
Forever Blue wrote:
I think you have just belittled yourself here first you announce to the readers that you "would not use them again" , then you come back on and tell them that " I have never used them actually" right ok then lol
what a c**c, if you have nothing else to say why not have an early night and give us a break.
Like I said a great family run business providing employment for a lot of years for the families of people in the town.
Hows that Steve 4 skin !
[quote][p][bold]Steve4x4[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Forever Blue[/bold] wrote: I think you have just belittled yourself here first you announce to the readers that you "would not use them again" , then you come back on and tell them that " I have never used them actually" right ok then lol[/p][/quote]what a c**c, if you have nothing else to say why not have an early night and give us a break.[/p][/quote]Like I said a great family run business providing employment for a lot of years for the families of people in the town. Hows that Steve 4 skin ! Forever Blue
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8:53pm Thu 3 Jan 13

Kiwihead says...

A PR stunt which has backfired horribly.
And why do we need to know her age pray tell?
A PR stunt which has backfired horribly. And why do we need to know her age pray tell? Kiwihead
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7:54pm Tue 8 Jan 13

Mrs L Wilson says...

Personally I feel that these comments above do not represent the Store or On-line Store at all.

Being a regular customer I have always received fabulous service and can only praise the staff and on-line team!

Brilliant Customer Service, Dedicated Team and Deliveries have always been made on time.

Congratulations and Praise to ALL the Dawson's Team!
Personally I feel that these comments above do not represent the Store or On-line Store at all. Being a regular customer I have always received fabulous service and can only praise the staff and on-line team! Brilliant Customer Service, Dedicated Team and Deliveries have always been made on time. Congratulations and Praise to ALL the Dawson's Team! Mrs L Wilson
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