If, like a lot of of locals in Wednesbury, you work and play elsewhere, and Wednesbury is simply where you live because, frankly, it isn't the most 'happening' area, then think again. The retail park, formerly a wasteland, underwent a multi-million pound makeover a couple of years ago. Now that I'm back in the Midlands, it's interesting to see how the 'park' has developed.
Beware of the lure of 'wifi' in Starbucks; annoyingly the supposedly high speed connection fails, so you can't check emails/social media or your WeekendNotes account. The Starbucks cafe, is however, a nice addition to the shopping experience. I can't deny, the smell of freshly brewed coffee is only too tempting, and I've been known to forget what I was looking for as I sip a vanilla mocha latte.
PC World in particular have excellent customer service. I was particularly impressed with the service from one of the member's of staff, who explained, in detail the tech' and features of a laptop I was buying - he wasn't 'salesy', he just gave me information, which was a refreshing change.
I also found the store itself less of a 'megastore' but a friendly, local PC World, which has plenty of floor space for busy weekends. The customer service really sold it to me though. They employ local people, which makes for a more pleasant experience than going into town being bombarded by over-eager members of staff whose only concern is closing the sale.
Tablet in PC World
If you prefer to acquire rather than 'throw', the retail park may just become your High Street replacement. Glorified thrift-store Tk Maxx is brimming with household as well as clothing items at mark down prices, but if you're a season-savvy buyer SCS (2 minute walk across designated path), might be a better option for you.
As an individual who likes to treat herself once in a while, but simultaneously 'do' very little, the retail park is my slice of fun. Maybe I'll see you there.