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Sevenoaks in Glasgow closing!
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Just found out by visiting the Sevenoaks website, that my local branch is closing down. I bought my Panasonic GT30 from them nearly 2 years ago and found them super helpful, and find it really sad that this store is closing. Anyone local know the reason for it? Im guessing they havnt been able to sell as much as they would like to. When I bought my GT30 from them just under a couple of years ago, there were about 6 other GT30s sitting ready to be delivered. Its sad times when good retailers like this are closing down, and people need to start buying more from them rather than your local currys or pc world.

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audiowizard wrote:
Anyone local know the reason for it?

It'll be because...

audiowizard wrote:
...they havnt been able to sell as much as they would like to.

I have a local(ish) Audio-T and it forever amazes me that they're still open, for the same reason.

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MajorFubar wrote:

I have a local(ish) Audio-T and it forever amazes me that they're still open, for the same reason.

 

Service I would guess. The Audio-T in Swansea is excellent and well worth the little bit extra compared to the internet. We have quite a few posts on here from people who have bought mail order or from the 'net and have had problems when the items develop faults. I will continue to support my local hi-fi shop.

 

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True enough, and I have no complaints with them at all on the occasions I have used them (not as often as I would like now, sadly). Unfortunately it's asking a lot for a conventional store in an expensive town-centre location with all the overheads that go with it to survive primarily on on internet / mail-order sales.

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Yep, overheads I guess, rent, business rates, salaries,  National Insurance, marketing, corporation tax; it never ends. I dont think bricks and mortar is finished, but I do think shops will have to change to create a new USP separate from the internet providers. My local Panasonic Store in Lakeside closed a couple of weeks ago, I think it only opened in 2011.

If they can't compete on cost, they shouldn't pretend they can. Demos, customer service and building long term relationships with customers is where they can score.

Some people will always buy the cheapest they can find, but it is often said these people know the price of everything, and the value of nothing.

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There'll be nothing left in Scotland soon.

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The way i see it is people will always need things like tv's & washing machines, you won't suddenly wake up & find you can't buy things like tv's & washing machines their will alway's be a business or outlet but what people will discover is that their is the internet.

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FrankHarveyHiFi wrote:

There'll be nothing left in Scotland soon.

 

Not even pubs ?

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audiowizard wrote:
people need to start buying more from them rather than your local currys or pc world.

Even they'll be going the Comet way if things don't improve.

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FrankHarveyHiFi wrote:

There'll be nothing left in Scotland soon.

 

Not even pubs ?

 

The pubs will survive until Alec gets his way and the giros stop flowing north as a result - gotta have somewhere to cash 'em, ken?

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FrankHarveyHiFi wrote:

There'll be nothing left in Scotland soon.

 

Not even pubs ?

 

Nope - but some wine bars will stay open as will many Moroccan restaurants

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