Went this morning but had nothing on sale - flipping rubbish!
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They've not yet announced the date of sale.
Check their website. It only says: "starting soon".
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Ah cheers. Yesterday on the news they said fire sale now on and showed a picture inside Comet and stuff had labels on with like 50 and 60 per cent off. So I thought I would try this morning and get a bargain but no luck. I will try the website when it comes on.
Massive stock clearence starting thursday 8th nov 09:00 am according to comet's website for anyone who is interested.
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A friend had a peek in the window of one of the Bristol stores this eve, the POS all indicates 20% off marked price. Don't think anything too exciting will happen until they are down to the display stock.
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Great spot! Cheers.
I'm interested to see what happens with pricing. Comet was never the cheapest retailer anyway.
Aftersales service may be a real problem that offsets any advantage of buying cheaper goods. If extended manufacturer warranties are available, this could be less of an issue. Since any contract of sale in the UK is between the consumer and retailer, where does this leave the consumer after the retailer ceases trading? This could be a good opportunity to buy cheaper electrical goods, but I'd be wary of more expensive purchases.
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Only Instore sale - that's pants! Anyone been yet? What were the deals like?
I wouldn't trust buying online from a store that's closing down. No guarantee of ever receiving your item. Have the item in hand, & then pay for it.
Joke of a sale that was! 10 per cent off most things and barely any stock! I am never going back there.
You might well be right about that...
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The last time I bought something from Comet, I asked the assistant the difference between two models of Hitachi VCR (It was a long time ago). He looked at them and said "one is £20 more that the other". The last time I was in Comet, a friend bought a microwave and the assistant tried to bully him in to buying an extended warranty, even when politely told that it was not of interest. I have never been back and buy everything electrical online apart from most of my HiFi. Unless you need to see your washing machine in the flesh, I don't see the point of Comet (and clearly neither do the general public).
You cant blame the people on the shop floor for not being educated/trained on the products they sell, that falls with the management, the men and women at the top who make the decisions.
Just go into John Lewis, the prices are similar but they are very knowagable.
I do feel for the workers, even more so as Comet have made a profit since being bought out for £2 last year.
While it is undoubtedly a fault with management if staff are inadequately trained, each employee should ensure that they know their products and 'train' themselves. This attitude of it is someone elses fault is a sad state of life in this country. Take responsibility for yourself.
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Have you seen how many products the typical Comet store holds, it's not just a few TVs, I doubt it would be possible for anyone to be fully familiar with every single product in a store of that size.
I am fully aware of the staggering number of products in our large stores. Retail is no different to any other job. You can never know everything about everything, but as an individual you have a personal responsibility to know as much as your brain will allow you to know. If one does not know a particular product or fact well enough then there is always, " I am sorry I don't know, but I will go and find out for you". Job done[hopefully].
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