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    • MSE Callum
    • By MSE Callum 22nd May 18, 3:24 PM
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    MSE News: Tesco Direct to close in July
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    • 22nd May 18, 3:24 PM
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    MSE News: Tesco Direct to close in July 22nd May 18 at 3:24 PM
    Tesco Direct - the store's online shop for non-food items such as clothing and homeware - will close in July...
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    • HornetSaver
    • By HornetSaver 22nd May 18, 3:46 PM
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    • 22nd May 18, 3:46 PM
    I won't shed any tears, but very surprised about this.
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    • CarolTheExtra
    • By CarolTheExtra 22nd May 18, 4:05 PM
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    • 22nd May 18, 4:05 PM
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    • 22nd May 18, 4:05 PM
    Really quite shocked by this news but saying that hardly ever used them but occasionally been able to get some extra points there. Donít spend very much at all in the store so wonít be getting many rewards now. We have visited so many places all over the country courtesy of Tesco deals and with Direct closing it looks like our points wonít accumulate to many.

    We have two Tesco Extras in our town but always a poor selection of Lego so we relied on Direct particularly at Christmas. Still one less to compare when all the stores have 3 for 2 etc - used to get so confused!
    • karlie88
    • By karlie88 22nd May 18, 4:40 PM
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    • 22nd May 18, 4:40 PM
    Cause? Amazon and eBay.
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    • Patr100
    • By Patr100 22nd May 18, 4:59 PM
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    • 22nd May 18, 4:59 PM
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    • 22nd May 18, 4:59 PM
    A few years back they had the odd bargain (no doubt prices heavily subsidised) posted at MSE or HotUK Deals but in the last couple of years whenever I've reviewed them for prices for any thing I'm looking for online their prices were often expensive. Also fewer products were actually sold by Tesco and more by third party sellers. Only convenience was that I had a click and collect point quite near at a Tesco Local store.
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    • prowla
    • By prowla 22nd May 18, 5:17 PM
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    • 22nd May 18, 5:17 PM
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    • 22nd May 18, 5:17 PM
    I've had a few things from them, most recently a TV a couple of months back.


    So, what will Tesco Clubcard vouchers be good for now and what's the incentive to (a) collect them and (b) shop at Tesco.
    • glider3560
    • By glider3560 22nd May 18, 6:15 PM
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    • 22nd May 18, 6:15 PM
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    I stopped using them when they started including other sellers, who often priced higher than going direct or to their eBay store. You also didn't get the Tesco "benefits", like being able to return items to a Tesco store for an instant refund.

    • Browntoa
    • By Browntoa 22nd May 18, 8:00 PM
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    • 22nd May 18, 8:00 PM
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    • 22nd May 18, 8:00 PM
    How long before clubcard goes ?

    Costs them £500 million a year to run , assume it also is now a loss leader
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    • jamesperrett
    • By jamesperrett 22nd May 18, 10:55 PM
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    • 22nd May 18, 10:55 PM
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    • 22nd May 18, 10:55 PM
    Must admit that I'm very surprised by this as I found it a good alternative to Amazon and Ebay. I'm not interested in buying groceries online so I never go to their normal website. I would have thought that, in this day and age, they should be looking to expand Tesco Direct rather than close it.
    • Money maker
    • By Money maker 22nd May 18, 10:58 PM
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    I found their website really difficult to navigate, it never seemed to bring up the right items based on keywords. I think that had a good deal to do with it, a decent search facility means I would have used it more.
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    • aj23
    • By aj23 23rd May 18, 10:15 AM
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    You can buy it in store, so why have it online.

    Probably people buying stuff online and returning it, which is time and money to Tesco Direct. Don't blame them. At least if you go into a store you can decide if you like it before buying it.
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    Good business practice to review and ensure that each part of the business is contributing to the overall success of the business and if not fix it or cull it.

    Better to stay ahead by making changes sooner rather than later.
    • JimmyTheWig
    • By JimmyTheWig 23rd May 18, 11:55 AM
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    Shame, as next day delivery (to store) was better than paying for Amazon Prime.
    • KxMx
    • By KxMx 23rd May 18, 7:13 PM
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    Argos is miles better than Tesco Direct.

    The nationwide same day delivery they offer beats the nearest rival, Amazon Prime Now.

    Argos has loads more products than Tesco Direct and at much better prices.
    • LADY A
    • By LADY A 24th May 18, 2:11 PM
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    Had two sofas on order from 23/04/18 . Payment taken on that date and given a within 27 day delivery window . Just phoned to enquire when dispatch will take place and informed me i would not now be getting my sofas as tesco direct is shutting down.
    Had my money for four weeks !!!!!
    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 25th May 18, 3:39 PM
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    Argos is miles better than Tesco Direct.

    The nationwide same day delivery they offer beats the nearest rival, Amazon Prime Now.

    Argos has loads more products than Tesco Direct and at much better prices.
    Originally posted by KxMx
    Now you can get TU clothing delivered to Argos as some areas either don't have Sainsburys or have Sainsburys but don't stock clothing. Plus its 25% off until Monday
    • Tumtitums
    • By Tumtitums 27th May 18, 8:37 AM
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    i remember tesco direct used deliver to the local tesco eg the tesco metro down the road but they stopped doing this and then started using a fee or something so i stopped using them .
    • daz_75
    • By daz_75 6th Jun 18, 10:19 AM
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    Zero tax paying less than minimum wage paying amazon strikes again. Won't be long before they are all that's left.

    Bought most of the last few years christmas presents from Tesco direct as they mostly been cheaper than the rivals including shamazon
    • Novice investor101
    • By Novice investor101 10th Jun 18, 8:20 AM
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    I used to use Tesco direct a lot. It was convenient with click & collect & used to be reasonably priced. Then it just seemed to get really expensive, & the introduced a £3 charge to collect! They soon abandoned that tho.

    Nowadays, I use Argos cos they can deliver the same day for about £4 or its free if I pop to my local Sainsbury's to pick it up (the same day!). My local Sainsbury's is right next to my local Tesco!
    • Clutterfree
    • By Clutterfree 18th Jun 18, 8:56 PM
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    I stopped using them when they started including other sellers, who often priced higher than going direct or to their eBay store. You also didn't get the Tesco "benefits", like being able to return items to a Tesco store for an instant refund.
    Originally posted by glider3560
    Same here.
    I used to buy lots of clothes when F&F was a separate site but as soon as they moved it across to Tesco Direct I stopped buying because it just wasn't user friendly.
    It's a shame because the clothes section in our local store is tiny.
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