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Games Makers have had 50% off London 2012 stores for a while if we had our accreditations on us.

But by the time I got to any stores - they were looking very empty.

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Yeh it seems to be going fast.

And now I think about it - in Trafalgar Square on the Victory Parade day they had a store set up in the square with some discounts for everyone.

But even then it looked pretty empty.

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Bought the singing/dancing Wenlock in Argos today for £3.99, a big discount on the original price of £39.99!

Also, for anyone near a branch of The Entertainer, they have some great deals on mascots of various sizes.

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on the topic of Pin it looks as if they have put out 2 new puzzle pin sets a month after the games have finished http://www.londonpins.co.uk/

What were they sitting under someones desk and the forgot about them before the went to the Olympics very strange.

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No, I think they did that on purpose - knowing that in a mood of post-Games nostalgia, the people in the UK (or elsewhere) would probably like to have some more souvenirs of the Games. Quite clever actually.

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Last chance to buy official London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Posters online

Art and sport fans are still able to purchase Rachel Whiteread’s ‘LOndOn 2O12’ and Tracey Emin’s ‘Birds 2012’, the official posters of the Olympic and Paralympic Games respectively, before the London 2012 Online Shop closes at the end of this month (September 2012).

Since 1912 each Olympic host city has commissioned one or more posters to celebrate the hosting of the Games and since the first Paralympic Games was held at Stoke Mandeville posters have also been commissioned for the Paralympic Games.

The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) sought to return to this artistic tradition, and commissioned twelve of the UK’s leading artists to create images to celebrate London hosting the 2012 Games, six for the Olympic Games and six for the Paralympic Games.

Seb Coe, LOCOG Chair, said: ‘These brilliant posters by some of the UK’s leading artists will be a fitting reminder of the high quality, skill and creativity demonstrated during the London 2012 Games.’

Members of the public are able to buy copies of the images by Fiona Banner, Michael Craig-Martin, Martin Creed, Tracey Emin, Anthea Hamilton, Howard Hodgkin, Gary Hume, Sarah Morris, Chris Ofili, Bridget Riley, Bob and Roberta Smith and Rachel Whiteread as both posters (at a cost of £7 from www.london2012.com/shop) and limited edition prints (from www.countereditions.com). Both posters and prints are still available to purchase and, after the London 2012 Online Shop closes, will continue to be available from retail outlets.

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On the Next website the large Team GB scarf is just £1 (down from £10.) And the small is 50p down from £5.

What a discount.

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The Olympic Stadium model looks really crap.

And the wrap didn't even end up like it does on the photo. (I know it was suppose to originally)

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Seems that in spite of the success of the games, the merchandise isn't selling too well:

http://www.dailymail...ales-slump.html

http://www.dailymail...ish-public.html

Only for Hornby. Sales elsewhere were very healthy.

More to do with their overpricing of products- note the rail set which is now sold out its been made cheaper.

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I noticed that the Merchandise on sale inside the Olympic Park and Live sites was a far more stylistically coherent and attractive range of products than in the Olympic shops away from the venues, and the London 2012 online shop which frankly looked like a stylistic mess.

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Collected my London 2012 parasol yesterday from remains of the games. Not sure it goes with my Japanese inspired garden!

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Perhaps they sold everything?

Possibly. Some stuff I would've love to get. A tshirt one of those parasols etc will stick to eBay and get my bargains like a real plush 4 bucks free postage. Still need to get a pin hmm

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This website has a good selection of T-shirts, and a smattering of other clothing, at rock bottom prices - http://www.mandmdirect.com/ - either follow the appopriate link from the homepage, or choose the filters 'adidas 2012' and 'london 2012' from the Brand drop-down menu. It appears they can sell online to EU countries, or over the phone to non-EU countries.

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