Earlier this year I went in to the local (Aylesbury) branch of the store - well tried to but on the first attempt on a Monday it was shut and the second attempt on the following Tuesday it was shut too. I needed a couple of paints so went back the following Saturday and it was open. I was surprised how few people there were in the shop and only one assistant. I've been back a few times through the year and it's always been quiet and I just assumed it was an Aylesbury thing - the Kingston upon Thames store was always heaving when I lived there 11 years ago.
On Saturday I took the boys to a party in Highwycombe and took the chance to pop in to that branch and it was completely dead with one member of staff. I noticed that it was also shut all day Monday and Tuesday.
Is Games Workshop dying a slow death or is it going strong on the internet?
I've never been bothered either way by Games Workshop apart from easy access to paints (and a few boxes of 40k imperial figures in the 90's) but it always seemed a good starting place in this hobby of ours.