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Comet edging towards administration

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OneLittleToddlingTerror Thu 01-Nov-12 11:55:43

Just saw it on the bbc website

Another sad day for the high street. Feeling sad for the 6000 employees.

claig Thu 01-Nov-12 14:10:45

Very sad. Terrible for the employees.

Lifesagame Thu 01-Nov-12 14:15:07

Sad indeed. But don't understand how it's them and not currys. In my experience, comet have always had far better choice, slightly better staff and nicer stores.

claig Thu 01-Nov-12 14:35:27

Agree, Lifesagame. I preferred Comet to Currys.

Plopsicle Thu 01-Nov-12 14:39:04

Currys is incorporated with PC World isn't it? maybe that helped them out.

zillyzilly Thu 01-Nov-12 14:39:20

And teh Guardian is going online only. Allegedly. Although not quite yet so they would like you still to subscribe.

niceguy2 Thu 01-Nov-12 14:42:06

I think basically it's because Dixons group are a lot bigger so have been able to weather the storm better.

They did make a loss but largely because of problems in their European stores like in Greece.

It will be very interesting to see what happens now. Currys/PCWorld's main rival really is Amazon et al. There's noone really left on the high street to challenge them.

There will always be a need for a bricks & mortar store. I guess the smaller stores will be closed and they will concentrate on popular stores in shopping centres and popular out of town superstores.

Trills Thu 01-Nov-12 14:46:32

I have always had trouble telling the difference between Comet and Currys

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