waamo wrote: »
I always thought they were expensive whenever I've been in our local store.
robin58 wrote: »
Went into Maplins and they wanted £22 for a unbranded product.
Walked out and went to a local wholesale computer company and got a better card complete with an extra usb socket. Cost £9.
Now the staff's only electronic experience is how to work the till.
Deastons wrote: »
But how do you expect shops to afford to train their staff to a high standard if you won't pay for the service?
They've just gone bust, so £22 clearly wasn't ripping you off. Maplins were offering you the product from a store based on the high street with staff that would have had a certain level of knowledge. That costs.
People seem to only be interested in getting things as cheaply as possible and then complain that staff are rude and incompetent, queues are too long etc etc.
AstroTurtle wrote: »
Inflating prices by over 200% to justify "training" staff is a ridiculous idea... and here is why
Maplins even sell Pre-owned stuff in their "Clearance" section that costs more than buying brand new. (Where's the staff training cost in charging more online as well)
They aren't the only electrical store in the same way that Smyth's and The Entertainer are still successful toy stores but toy's r us isn't..
The change comes in from Sunday 24 October
It normally costs £15
Here's when and how to book