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Shame that it's come to this with large retail stores not being able to keep up with modern times, but all I can think now is fire sales!

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I might be able to get that kindle now for a cheaper price!

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Any date of when sale is starting?

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Shame that it's come to this with large retail stores not being able to keep up with modern times, but all I can think now is fire sales!

Unfortunately, some stores bring it on themselves, and in that case, it's hard for me to feel any sympathy for them; GAME being the latest case. I won't be surprised to see them go back into administration next year. Maybe HMV will follow suit too.

But indeed, firesales! Good thing I've saved most of my student loan so far; I'll wait and see what comes up.

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Possible chance of picking up a 3DS XL cheap? (I haven't been into a coment in about 10 years and only remember them selling kitchin appliances)

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(I haven't been into a coment in about 10 years and only remember them selling kitchin appliances)

I think the last time I was in Comet was almost seven years ago, and it was to buy the limited edition of Perfect Dark Zero, just after the 360 came out.

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Possible chance of picking up a 3DS XL cheap? (I haven't been into a coment in about 10 years and only remember them selling kitchin appliances)

last thing I bought in comet I believe some CD-R's that shows the date!

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A bit difficult to feel sorry one of those firms that used to charge ?60 for HDMI cable, the gadget show did an investigation and there was no performance difference between ?3 ones and ?60 ones.

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A bit difficult to feel sorry one of those firms that used to charge ?60 for HDMI cable, the gadget show did an investigation and there was no performance difference between ?3 ones and ?60 ones.

Ahh, I remember that test (back when The Gadget Show was actually good). The reason for the stupidly high cost is more down to the fact that Monster were (and still are, as evidenced by the Beats by Dr. Dre headphone range) clever enough to trick ignoramuses into thinking it was worth all the extra money...

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haha I spent about ?12 on a HDMI cable at Comet...:rofl:

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haha I spent about ?12 on a HDMI cable at Comet... :rofl:

I just collected all the free ones I get with GPUs :p

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Really feel sorry for the folks that might possibly be out of a job just before Christmas because of this.

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I just collected all the free ones I get with GPUs :p

Free HDMI cables with GPUs? Now that's a new one to me. I always get a VGA to DVI adapter. :p

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Free HDMI cables with GPUs? Now that's a new one to me. I always get a VGA to DVI adapter. :p

Yea I was surprised too, I got one cable per Sapphire 6850, then another with an RMA replacement :)

I got the adapter too :p

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comet was so much better than currys :/

I found many times that comet was cheaper for the exact same items, got a PVR for ?100 less and the shops were only 200 metres or so apart.

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comet was so much better than currys :/

I found many times that comet was cheaper for the exact same items, got a PVR for ?100 less and the shops were only 200 metres or so apart.

Hahaha, I always found it the other way around! :p weird

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haha I spent about ?12 on a HDMI cable at Comet...

:rofl:

Yes, well done for spending upto ?11 more than you needed to. You could get an HDMI cable from Poundland for a quid

and not notice the difference between that and much more expensive cable. IMO, anyone that willingly spends more

than a fiver for a normal 1-2 metre HDMI cable, needs their heads read by a professional.

Anyone willingly spending ?30+ for a similar length of HDMI cable is a gullible money wasting idiot.

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comet was so much better than currys :/

I found many times that comet was cheaper for the exact same items, got a PVR for ?100 less and the shops were only 200 metres or so apart.

It may have been cheaper but I now find that I rarely go into stores to buy electronics. 90% of the time I can find cheaper products on the internet. It's no surprise that stores like this lose business and go into administration. I feel for those losing their jobs those.

Bring on the sales hopefully.

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I think I got my first Playstation from Comet way back when. Thinking about it, the fact that I would get excited about a trip to Comet or Currys was probably a good indicator that I was going to end up in IT. All those electronics, all those buttons to push!

This is sad news for my nostalgia. :(

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On the website...Sale Coming soon. But yeah sucks to be those guys!

On the website...Sale Coming soon. But yeah sucks to be those guys!

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Comet staff offered Christmas jobs by Dixons

The electrical chain Dixons is offering Christmas jobs to hundreds of Comet staff who face redundancy because their firm is insolvent.

Comet's administrators, appointed last week, are keeping its stores open in the hope of finding a buyer.

But the outlook for the 7,000 staff is bleak and they all face potential redundancy.

Sebastian James, chief executive of Dixons Retail, said 500 Comet staff had already approached his firm.

"We are taking on a total of 3,000 people -2,000 in the stores," he told the BBC.

"We have delayed our recruitment so that Comet colleagues who want to join our stores can get a chance to do so.

"We are hoping we will get as many as possible of the Comet colleagues to join us," he added.

Mr James explained that the Comet staff were attractive to Dixons because they already know about its business - which includes Currys and PC World - its customers, and the products it sells.

However he said that Dixons would not be trying to buy any Comet stores from the administrators.

"As we look across the country we are pretty much on all the same parks they are, so it doesn't really make sense for us to do that," he said.

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Ah it's good that dixens are helping out with getting people temp jobs at least!

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Haha, they posted adverts this week for Christmas staff so I applied. Needless to say I don't think that application will be going anywhere soon :p

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Ah it's good that dixens are helping out with getting people temp jobs at least!

i hope they weed out the staff that know jack all about the products they sell.

i was looking for a new lightweight laptop and the guy i was dealing with tryed to convince me that a "mac book air" was the way togo

because apple sell 12TB hdds apparently.

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