‘Poundland needs to change its name’ shoppers rage after recent visits result in next to nothing being sold for £1

SHOPPERS are questioning whether or not Poundland should change its name.

Despite the fact that the shop originally boasted a whole range of items for a pound – as the name suggests – there are now more than a few items that cost more than that.

Shoppers have been questioning if Poundland needs to change its name after recent visits

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Shoppers have been questioning if Poundland needs to change its name after recent visitsCredit: TikTok/fearnstar
Fearn visited a store and was stunned to find so much over £1, including these £2.50 soap dispensers

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Fearn visited a store and was stunned to find so much over £1, including these £2.50 soap dispensersCredit: TikTok/fearnstar
But a spokesperson for the store insisted they are now about making the pounds go further

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But a spokesperson for the store insisted they are now about making the pounds go furtherCredit: Getty

And Fearn took to TikTok to share pictures of her most recent visit to Poundland, as she began: “Should Poundland change its name?”

She then showed some of the items she’d spotted in store, kicking off with those priced at a quid, including an apple shampoo which “smelt amazing”, a shower gel and an apricot and honey body scrub.

There was also a whole host of cleaning products in the store for a pound each, including brushes and cloths.

However, the majority of cleaning sprays were also more than a pound, ranging in price from £1 to £2.50.

There were some “pretty jars”, costing up to £3 each, and a little snack pot for £3.

Looking much more expensive, there were some soap dispensers with faces on the front for £2.50.

A crystal-look decoration box was £2.50, while there were some macrame wall hangings for £2.50 and an artichoke vase for £4.

“Who thinks Poundland should change its name?” Fearn wrote in the caption for her TikTok slideshow.

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“They have some really great things at the moment, but you’re not a ‘pound’ land anymore!”

And lots of people in the comments section agreed.

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“I went in there last week for washing up dishes brush, 2 for £6. forget that, I’d rather do without!” one raged.

“Me and my partner call it ‘not so poundland’,” another said.

To which Fearn replied: “They do have some lovely stuff but I feel it’s misleading now to call it Poundland!”

A third suggested the name should be changed to “Poundland Plus or Poundland More”, while another thought “Bargainland” was a good alternative name.

“It’s not Poundland anymore, it’s false advertising!!” someone else insisted.

But there were others who defended the store and its name.

“And Boots don’t sell boots!” one pointed out.

As another said: “As someone who works for them apparently when they took the ‘everything’s £1’ away the pound in the name means the currency, not everything is £1.

“That’s why they get to keep their name.”

When we contacted Poundland for comment, a spokesperson told us: “We extended into whole new areas such as clothing, homewares and chilled/frozen food from 2017… 

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“We now sell loads more that people buy week-in, week-out all at amazing value.

“Poundland is all about making the pounds go further, not selling everything for a quid!”