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Launching in January 2000 and growing children’s parties. Edinburgh have a new . . . . . Find out more about outlet to shop in as ever Since, this IS still a hands-on operation .th th h . M t t th fl. the products on allzsports has opened w' e ware ouse "9 ,nex o e O '08 its largest Scottish so all the staff can play With the gadgets . IF YOU'RE TRYING store at 119 Princes before sending them on to their eager TO come up with an Street. stocking major

customers. ‘lt’s great fun,’ says Morrison. ‘We always have that personal touch.’

So what do they stock? To name but a few, there’s the remote control UFO, Airgo pogo stick, ninja hamsters, erotic join-the dots-book, inflatable chill-out room, stylish kitchenware and even a DVD in-car entertainment system. From the genuinely useful gadget to the plain silly (singing golf bag, anyone?) this is the ideal place to go to find a gift for that difficult-to-buy- for friend. ‘We started off aiming at youngish males, but we realised a lot of girls were coming on the site saying: “Girls like gadgets too”,’ says Morrison. ‘80 we try not to make it male- orientated, even though it’s blokes designing it.’

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To celebrate the opening of Scotland’s biggest allzsports store at 119 Princes Street. Edinburgh. The List is offering you the chance to win:

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Send an email marked ‘ALL:SPORTS’ to promotions@ or a postcard to The List, 14 High St. Edinburgh. EH1 1TE. Deadline for entries is 12 April 2002. ,, .

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