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    • withabix
    • By withabix 5th Nov 12, 8:06 PM
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    • 5th Nov 12, 8:06 PM
    It said that yesterday.
    British Ex-pat in British Columbia!
    • Helix
    • By Helix 5th Nov 12, 8:21 PM
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    • 5th Nov 12, 8:21 PM
    The Sun are reporting that the first stores could close within days so it doesn't look good.

    http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/money/4627352/First-Comet-store-to-close-in-days.html
    • Kite2010
    • By Kite2010 5th Nov 12, 8:30 PM
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    • 5th Nov 12, 8:30 PM
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    • 5th Nov 12, 8:30 PM
    My prediction, Currys/PC World will buy some of the stores in areas where they are currently not present, leaving the rest to close down and become just another empty unit on retail parks.

    The Comet "brand" will just become a website (like Zavvi).
    • techspec
    • By techspec 5th Nov 12, 8:59 PM
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    • 5th Nov 12, 8:59 PM
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    • 5th Nov 12, 8:59 PM
    My prediction, Currys/PC World will buy some of the stores in areas where they are currently not present, leaving the rest to close down and become just another empty unit on retail parks.

    The Comet "brand" will just become a website (like Zavvi).
    Originally posted by Kite2010
    Currys/pcworld might buy the website - like sports direct have with JJB. Takes seconds to then link it to their own.
  • opensomehours
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    • 7th Nov 12, 10:13 AM
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    • 7th Nov 12, 10:13 AM
    The Sun are reporting that the first stores could close within days so it doesn't look good.

    http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/money/4627352/First-Comet-store-to-close-in-days.html
    Originally posted by Helix
    Take what the sun says with a massive pinch of salt - thats news at it worst. If they say a day, then it'l be a week.

    Best looking at some respectful 'NEWS' papers if you want any accurate information on this.

    The sale looks like starting later this week, or perhaps towards the end of next week - who knows, they may yet find a buyer. Either way its a real shame for anyone working there.

    Why do these types of things happen before xmas? Surely they would be best waiting until after xmas and see what the festive trade brings?

    Then, if still not good have a massive sale in January.

    Either-way, if they do have a sale, its very doubtful you will see huge discounts on the most popular products, such as an Ipad, as they will sell all day long with even a 10% discount.

    The biggest discounts will be on the slow moving stock, whatever that be in each store.
  • opensomehours
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    • 7th Nov 12, 10:19 AM
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    • 7th Nov 12, 10:19 AM
    Currys/pcworld might buy the website - like sports direct have with JJB. Takes seconds to then link it to their own.
    Originally posted by techspec
    Good point. I remember the JJB website was the profitable part of the business (I know someone that did some work for them a while back) and no doubt its the same with the Comet website. That will have a good deal of value.

    This is a bit of a press fail: http://press.comet.co.uk/index.php?cID=329&cType=news
    Last edited by opensomehours; 07-11-2012 at 10:19 AM. Reason: spelling
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    • 7th Nov 12, 12:13 PM
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    • 7th Nov 12, 12:13 PM
    Why do these types of things happen before xmas? Surely they would be best waiting until after xmas and see what the festive trade brings? .
    Originally posted by opensomehours
    Good idea, that way loads of people will spend money at Comet buying Xmas pressies then have a nightmare in the new year when they need to return gifts or try and get repairs sorted.

    No, it's much better to get pre-Christmas warnings so that we can avoid spending our cash at a store that's likely to go tits skywards anyway.
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    • treboeth
    • By treboeth 7th Nov 12, 3:37 PM
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    • 7th Nov 12, 3:37 PM
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    • 7th Nov 12, 3:37 PM
    Originally posted by opensomehours
    Electrical specialist Comet predicts that its website will attract 5.2 million visits during the Christmas period between Christmas Eve and 3rd January 2012, as consumers rush to snap up some of the best deals the retailer has ever offered.



    Press release from 2011 relating to Christmas last i fail to see the fail there
    • Helix
    • By Helix 7th Nov 12, 5:35 PM
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    Take what the sun says with a massive pinch of salt - thats news at it worst. If they say a day, then it'l be a week.
    Originally posted by opensomehours
    Yep, I don't normally read the sun but came across the article posted on another forum.
  • tsutton
    How much discount are Comet doing at the moment... ?

    Some people were saying as little as 5% to 10% which is not that much of a discount when their prices are still high anyway.
    - Tony Sutton
  • Merlin
    The Selly Oak branch in Birmingham is doing 10% on all Electrical Goods. No more. Skeleton Staff in store on the tills. No Sales people. Not exactly a fire sale as some had predicted. You'll get more off with other retailers before the turn of the year.
  • the_mum
    The Darlington branch was similar. 10% off everything, with some things at 20% off.

    The stockroom is apparently bare and loads of stock on the shop floor with do not sell stickers on them.

    The guy on the tills said the sale started yesterday.
    • charlie3090
    • By charlie3090 8th Nov 12, 10:55 AM
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    just got back from the harlow store,all says 10 or 20% off original price,nothing was cheap there at all,only saw 1 person buy anything.
  • Former MSE Darryl
    MSE News: Comet clearance sale begins
    "Comet has launched a liquidation sale as administrators begin to close down the failed electrical chain....."

    Read the full story:

    Comet clearance sale begins


    Plus, see the latest on Comet administration (13/11/12)

    Comet administration latest: What are your rights?


    Last edited by Former MSE Helen; 13-11-2012 at 4:49 PM.
    • chanz4
    • By chanz4 8th Nov 12, 12:10 PM
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    Check the prices out they made them higher, they are also only offering 10% off the higher prices and most things are not in the sale. A lot of goods they dont own and are taken back by the manufacture.

    The sale started yesterday
    Don't put your trust into an Experian score - it is not a number any bank will ever use & it is generally a waste of money to purchase it. They are also selling you insurance you dont need.
    • KTF
    • By KTF 8th Nov 12, 12:12 PM
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    I cant wait to hear how the reporter comes back to report that everything in the 'sale' can be found cheaper online anyway...
  • Kushan
    And with tactics like that, I am utterly shocked that they're going out of business.
    • 50Twuncle
    • By 50Twuncle 8th Nov 12, 3:07 PM
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    What about warranties ?
    "Manufacturer" I guess ?
    • KTF
    • By KTF 8th Nov 12, 3:14 PM
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    What about warranties ?
    "Manufacturer" I guess ?
    Originally posted by 21Twinkle
    Yes, should be the standard cover from the manufacturer. I don't see any advantage on taking it back to the store you bought it from as they just send it on to (generally) the same repairers anyway .
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