Looks like there's another casualty in this gloomy economic climate.
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If the splendidly-named Mr Wallop's report is correct, such a move has been on the cards for a good while, as we reported back in June.
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Were/Are they any good? Price wise?
We didn't get one in Wales!
Their loss. OOOps, guess that's why they're closing.
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Were/Are they any good?
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I didn't really rate the one in Bristol. Had a lot of stuff and all, but it didn't do anything that Comet or Currys didn't. No differetiation, don't see how they expected to succeed over trusted brands.
The Arcam AV setup I heard there with KEF floorstanders all around sounded a bit rubbish, Im sure at no fault of the kit.
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Unfortunately, in this business, a successful business model can't necessarily be applied in different areas, be that in the same country, or a different one.
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Oh I didn't say they are good, but surely Comet/DSGs huge footfall every year implys they are trusted by the masses?
No suprise whatsoever. I found them dull, expensive and the staff I think were made up of those who couldn't get a job at Currys. Simply awful experience.
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Really? That was the most disappointing part about it for me, compared to the Curries Megastore over the road I thought it was very sparsely populated. It was also bizarrely laid out, I wandered around for about 30 minutes and my main thought was "What's that doing over here? That should be over there with that stuff that's exactly the same."
Not great either way.
No, especially as it wasn't even cheap, which I'd thought was supposed to be the whole point of the place.
Yes, again, the Curries Megastore seemed to do that much better, although I still wouldn't "audition" anything there, it's not an ideal setup.
BTW Best Buy have officially gone according to the BBC
You'd be happier with "familiar" then? The point remains valid either way.
I just find it bizarre that they thought they could make it work in what is clearly a dying marketplace.
Well i am not surprised, thought they were very expensive on the one visit i made, they also had no web site when they first opened , and the adverts were pretty naff on the radio.
Even now every item that is any good advertised cheap is out of stock for delivery and pickup !
All in all a pretty poor show, they must have lost a fortune .
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Its about time it was made fair for everyone.Or some people will always harp on about the internet,i could put it this way Imagine that you have a job,you have been off all weekend had a great time,go into work on monday morning the boss calls you into his office and you see another guy sat in a chair.The boss says to you hi meet so and so this guy can do your job as well as you but his wage bill will be 40% cheaper then yours,so heres your p45 thank you for your hard work and goodbye.so how would you feel if that happened to you.and that is aimed at the people who moan about instore prices.And keep wanting the best deals full stop.
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You are opening a big can of worms there if I read your point correctly. Business is not fair and the last thing we need is regulation to make it fair. The market place in the UK is fine by me with plenty of variables on price and service to suit most consumers, how easy it is to exist in that marketplace is down to individual companies. I can think of plenty of points regarding Sony's dominance in the market place akin to Best Buy but this is not the place for that.
Your analogy with losing the job is pretty accurate of what happens day in day out all over the capitalist world. I dont actually get your point there - should we be protecting jobs more than we already do?
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just my thoughts nick,that is all we are all human and all like a bargin but its the way peoples attitudes are nowadays.Its always been there but not as fierce as it is now.Im just letting off some steam.
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