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Old 19-09-2017, 10:01   #1381
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Maybe nobody bothers stealing DVDs anymore, hardly worth it for the 10p you'd get at CEX. Better sticking to razor blades
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Old 19-09-2017, 14:22   #1382
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I stand corrected - although they're clearly balancing losses against paying for security staff.
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Old 19-09-2017, 18:27   #1383
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No need to use HMV in Leeds.
Crash and Jumbo are great.
Well CEX always refer to HMV as their supplier of new release titles, given the number items that get lifted and sold on to them. I always think the police should do more about them knowingly accepting stolen goods. Someone is not going to be genuinely selling on a title only 1 or 2 days after its release.
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Old 19-09-2017, 18:29   #1384
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Toys R Us has gone into chapter 11 in USA and Canada but still continues to trade in U.K. and other overseas markets. They have $3.5bn of debt to resolve.
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-41202821

Greenwoods menswear firm goes into administration

The only shock with this is how long it has taken....
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Old 20-09-2017, 06:25   #1386
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Plenty of things seem to limp along, you do wonder how.
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Old 02-10-2017, 06:19   #1387
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Monarch airlines have gone bust.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017...holidaymakers/

The 110,000 who booked via package holidays to be repatriated as part of ATOL guarantee.
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Those not on package tours (e.g. scheduled flights if Monarch still have any?) will not be covered under ATOL. Titan Airways (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titan_Airways) must love this, they get a lot of the contracts to get people back from these failures etc.
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You'd think it'd be easier for someone to prop the company up for a fortnight to get everyone home, although I guess that might lead to compensation claims for cancelled flights, etc.
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Those not on package tours (e.g. scheduled flights if Monarch still have any?) will not be covered under ATOL. Titan Airways (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titan_Airways) must love this, they get a lot of the contracts to get people back from these failures etc.
They are actually mostly schedule these days rather than carrying package holiday customers under contract. Most of those in Europe these days based on my parents have migrated to BA or EasyJet depending on destination.

My parents always used Monarch Gatwick to Madeira each March as they were responsible for arranging flights themselves. In particular my mum loved them as they were incredibly attentive to my mumís disbilities unlike virtually all other airlines. She used to send a thank you letter every year saying how nice the cabin crews had been to here. Always got at acknowledgement aa I guess 99.9% of correspondence is people complaining.

They even started twice weekly Luton and Manchester to Stockholm flights for the weekend break market.

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You'd think it'd be easier for someone to prop the company up for a fortnight to get everyone home, although I guess that might lead to compensation claims for cancelled flights, etc.
I guess the problem is all the interlinked contracts as the leasing companies will have seized the planes and airports would want cash on delivery for fuel and landing fees etc. Easier to start from scratch with hired in aircraft.

Regarding Monarch the CAA have taken 10 I believe short haul so B737 or Airbus A320 from Qatar Airways aa part of the repatriation option.


If you believe OíLeary and he was in press again at weekend then Norwegian are next to go bust. They have been absolutely suicidal in their expansion last couple of years outside their core Scandinavian market. Now have a massive network from UK both Gatwick and regional airports to the Med plus the long haul so now 14 US destinations plus Singapore and Buenos Aires.

They now have 112 B737-800, 8 B787-8, 9 B787-9 and 6 B737 MAX, but in next few years their order book is 100 B737MAX and 100 Airbus A320NEO plus more B787.

So they need to triple even the overvezpanded size they are today. Plus to justify the MAX and NEOs thatís loads more flights to East Coast US, Middle East and India. Plus they are setting up a South American low cost operation out of Argentina.
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Old 02-10-2017, 21:18   #1391
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They are actually mostly schedule these days rather than carrying package holiday customers under contract. Most of those in Europe these days based on my parents have migrated to BA or EasyJet depending on destination.

My parents always used Monarch Gatwick to Madeira each March as they were responsible for arranging flights themselves. In particular my mum loved them as they were incredibly attentive to my mumís disbilities unlike virtually all other airlines. She used to send a thank you letter every year saying how nice the cabin crews had been to here. Always got at acknowledgement aa I guess 99.9% of correspondence is people complaining.

They even started twice weekly Luton and Manchester to Stockholm flights for the weekend break market.



I guess the problem is all the interlinked contracts as the leasing companies will have seized the planes and airports would want cash on delivery for fuel and landing fees etc. Easier to start from scratch with hired in aircraft.

Regarding Monarch the CAA have taken 10 I believe short haul so B737 or Airbus A320 from Qatar Airways aa part of the repatriation option.


If you believe OíLeary and he was in press again at weekend then Norwegian are next to go bust. They have been absolutely suicidal in their expansion last couple of years outside their core Scandinavian market. Now have a massive network from UK both Gatwick and regional airports to the Med plus the long haul so now 14 US destinations plus Singapore and Buenos Aires.

They now have 112 B737-800, 8 B787-8, 9 B787-9 and 6 B737 MAX, but in next few years their order book is 100 B737MAX and 100 Airbus A320NEO plus more B787.

So they need to triple even the overvezpanded size they are today. Plus to justify the MAX and NEOs thatís loads more flights to East Coast US, Middle East and India. Plus they are setting up a South American low cost operation out of Argentina.
This being O'leary.. He could be ssying that to try and get people to book Ryanair... .

O'Leary.. The Donald Trump of the Airline Industry..
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Palmer And Harvey have gone with 2,500 jobs lost:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-42157854
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Old 02-12-2017, 09:10   #1393
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Despite their insistence three months ago, that the UK branches were doing just fine, no need to panic, etc.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-42204182

25 stores closing, renegotiating with creditors. A poor Christmas will see them gone I reckon and it isn't looking promising. That being said I was able to get a LOL Big Ball in there.

I'd spend any gift cards and make sure you have nothing on layaway
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-42409254

Still more woes for Toys R Us. Surprisingly it also looks like Poundland is in a little trouble.
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I guess they just can't compete with the 99p stores
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I thought they bought out the 99p stores?

To be honest they can't seem to fill their stores with pound stuff anymore, I now hate the place. Anything you see that looks decent, is now a fiver.
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Also I find these places rarely offer better deals as you need to look at the price per kg etc., as you often find the packaging sizes are smaller than elsewhere in order to achieve a £1 or 99p price point. Another example of shrink flation or just profiteering.
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I thought they bought out the 99p stores?

To be honest they can't seem to fill their stores with pound stuff anymore, I now hate the place. Anything you see that looks decent, is now a fiver.
They did and that's probably the problem. They have 2 many stores..

They have also introduced Self Service tills thankfully but I bet that cost abit.
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Also I find these places rarely offer better deals as you need to look at the price per kg etc., as you often find the packaging sizes are smaller than elsewhere in order to achieve a £1 or 99p price point. Another example of shrink flation or just profiteering.
Thats been the case from the start and it has only got worse as time goes on. But for some people the smaller sizes work if its still competitive..

Places need to adapt like Argos did. Offer something others arent..

Cheap Same Day Delivery and Competitive on Price..
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Argos seems fairly sustainable, I need something and I need it now, take a washing machine or something. Go and get one, Currys is going the same way.

I used to like the Poundshops when they had proper bargains, now it all just seems to be stuff made for them, or as said, 4 packs of Walkers crisps
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