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According to 5 live. Shame as I quite like the shop, but cannot claim to be surprised. Expected HMV to go first.

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No surprises. I was a big Jessops fan, but then one day it, it stopped being proper camera shop staffed by people who knew the products and loved photography.

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I guess that's what they mean by ''photo-finish''

If they are selling cameras off cheap, I'll be down there in a ''flash''. 

 

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I heard this on the radio in my car, i guess they just weren't competitive enough, sad news. 

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Spare a thought for yet more poor souls possibly losing their jobs, and just after Christmas as well.

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jjbomber wrote:
If they are selling cameras off cheap, I'll be down there in a ''flash''.

Cause and effect?

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simonlewis wrote:

I heard this on the radio in my car, i guess they just weren't competitive enough, sad news. 

 

They did price match, but you need a premises and you need staff and thats the bottom line. 

 

 

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hammill wrote:
According to 5 live. Shame as I quite like the shop, but cannot claim to be surprised. Expected HMV to go first.

That's a shame, I just bought a camera from them, it did seem to be cheaper than I would normally expect from a High Street chain, didn't twig that might be a sign of trouble.

FWIW, my money was on WHSmiths vanishing next.

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MajorFubar wrote:
No surprises. I was a big Jessops fan, but then one day it, it stopped being proper camera shop staffed by people who knew the products and loved photography.

Must be a shop by shop thing. The guys who work in the Trafford Centre branch are spot on Smile

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MajorFubar wrote:
No surprises. I was a big Jessops fan, but then one day it, it stopped being proper camera shop staffed by people who knew the products and loved photography.

 

AND probably charged too much for their products ? ... same as HMV and other who had better watch or they too will be off down the swanny.

Bottom line....... you charge too much for products on sale elsewhere at a much better price ? .... you do indeed pay that price.

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Apparently business rates on Jessops best Manchester store was £4000 per square meter whereas Amazons fulfilment centres are charged £40 per square meter.  Nuff said really.

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FWIW last couple of times I have bought a camera, on both occasions in Japan, I bought at prices matching the best online offers I could find at the time, and was treated to an English speaking member of staff insisting on taking me through the major features of the product, donning white gloves to fit the screen-protector and filter I had decided to buy, and giving me freebies including a very nice Canon calendar on one occasion, and a Nikon camera care kit – with laughing apologies they'd run out of Canon-branded kits – on the other.

And on a third occasion I was encouraged to buy a particular lens rather than the pricier one I had in mind by a salesman producing not just lens test charts but also an album of pictures he'd taken with that lens of his kids, etc.

It seems it's possible to offer service and keen prices – maybe it's just a cultural thing...

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Are online offers competitive in Japan? I've seen the same in India as well (that's why online shopping isn't as big there), but that's mainly because online shopping doesn't offer much discounts.

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Andrew Everard wrote:

FWIW last couple of times I have bought a camera, on both occasions in Japan, I bought at prices matching the best online offers I could find 

 

Long way to go just to buy a camera though excellent!

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Long way to go just to buy a camera though excellent!

Had I done, then yes, it would have been.

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Paul. wrote:

Apparently business rates on Jessops best Manchester store was £4000 per square meter whereas Amazons fulfilment centres are charged £40 per square meter.  Nuff said really.

That is precisely why they went and there will be more to follow I am afraid.