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#16 exotoxic

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 03:07

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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Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:31

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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Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:42

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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Posted 06 November 2012 - 09:10

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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Posted 06 November 2012 - 09:51

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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Posted 07 November 2012 - 12:59

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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Posted 07 November 2012 - 17:05

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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Posted 07 November 2012 - 18:45

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

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 18:55

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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Posted 07 November 2012 - 19:01

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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Posted 07 November 2012 - 19:03

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


Just tell them you got laid off from comet ;)

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 19:16

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.


In my experience people who work in those shops aren't taught to know their technology, they're taught to talk people that don't know what they're doing into buying things they don't really need.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 19:30

Comet staff offered Christmas jobs by Dixons


Good stuff (Y)

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 19:31

In my experience people who work in those shops aren't taught to know their technology, they're taught to talk people that don't know what they're doing into buying things they don't really need.


that may be true in some cases but to be told a total pack of lies by some idiot who would find tieing his shoe laces a major crypton factor challenge
that such devices are available is unacceptable and breaks several trading laws.

anyway this so called "firesale" is nothing to get excited about big ticket item stock would have been sold off to bigger stores. people cant compare the hp touchpad fire-sale to this kind of sale because this is a totaly different situation.

websites reporting this firesale are poping up all over the web like mushrooms. so be carful about what sites your looking at its an ideal time for
malware and virus coders to take advantage of people who think they are onto a deal.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 19:46

The reason why comet and others go out of business is because amazon pay ZERO tax. How can a company compete with that, especially if they have to pay for premises too.



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