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Old 26-12-2008, 16:55   #381
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At my one, they raised the prices of the Blu Rays to £25 so at 50% off, they are still more expensive than the 3 for 2 offers. Nothing of interest left though.
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Old 26-12-2008, 17:27   #382
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Zavvy still trading but not accepting Zavvy vouchers/gift cards - you have to contact the administrator in writing - so paid Zavvy money - they keep money but do not honour gift card - and this is legal - new legistration to keep companies trading screws up the consumer.
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Old 26-12-2008, 18:03   #383
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Zavvy still trading but not accepting Zavvy vouchers/gift cards - you have to contact the administrator in writing - so paid Zavvy money - they keep money but do not honour gift card - and this is legal - new legistration to keep companies trading screws up the consumer.
Please mind, Zavvi's shops are no longer the entity is was a few days ago as far as we can tell. It's now under guardianship of the administrator. They don't have to pay you anything at all if they don't want to as people who bought 'tokens' are way at the end of the queue for £££s due.

However, the former owners maybe just of been decent enough to realise the game was up and in an act of niceness pretended the token money had been ring-fenced for protection. This is legally highly unlikely (the legal bills/banking facility/insurance to set up such a scheme would be massive and could be seen as trying to defraud inland tax) but it may have been a bit of PR ploy intended to embarass the administrator into acting a bit nicer than they might otherwise of done.

If you have Zavvi gift tokens get on to the administrator by email and double it up with a recorded delivery letter with whatever info they've asked for. Administrator: www.ey.com Don't **** about waiting for them to call you as they will be an end date on claims.


BTW, I don't think all these are in administration:

Zavvi Limited
Zavvi Direct Limited
Zavvi Entertainment Group Limited
Zavvi Retail Limited

Zavvi Group Limited [the real company which was Virgin Retail Group]

Before Zavvi was called Zavvi it was called Broomco Limited. Zavvi might not of been all that bad after all
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Old 26-12-2008, 18:10   #384
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Old 27-12-2008, 15:55   #385
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Please mind, Zavvi's shops are no longer the entity is was a few days ago as far as we can tell. It's now under guardianship of the administrator. They don't have to pay you anything at all if they don't want to as people who bought 'tokens' are way at the end of the queue for £££s due.

However, the former owners maybe just of been decent enough to realise the game was up and in an act of niceness pretended the token money had been ring-fenced for protection. This is legally highly unlikely (the legal bills/banking facility/insurance to set up such a scheme would be massive and could be seen as trying to defraud inland tax) but it may have been a bit of PR ploy intended to embarass the administrator into acting a bit nicer than they might otherwise of done.

If you have Zavvi gift tokens get on to the administrator by email and double it up with a recorded delivery letter with whatever info they've asked for. Administrator: www.ey.com Don't **** about waiting for them to call you as they will be an end date on claims.


BTW, I don't think all these are in administration:

Zavvi Limited
Zavvi Direct Limited
Zavvi Entertainment Group Limited
Zavvi Retail Limited

Zavvi Group Limited [the real company which was Virgin Retail Group]

Before Zavvi was called Zavvi it was called Broomco Limited. Zavvi might not of been all that bad after all
Why should I mind anything - the same shop the same staff the same stock - same logo but the gift cards i bought people are not valid - until recent changes in bankrupcy law this would not be allowed. They were selling these cards right up to xmas.
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Old 27-12-2008, 16:06   #386
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One of the reasons I never buy gift vouchers for anyone
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Old 27-12-2008, 16:59   #387
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You've had weeks and weeks to get rid (or not buy) of the vouchers. You'd need to have been in a cave not to know something was up on the high street.
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Old 27-12-2008, 17:57   #388
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I have got rid of all my store credit \ vouchers with all retailers over the last 4 weeks.

Zavvi, HMV, CEX etc I would rather be safe than sorry !
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Old 27-12-2008, 20:29   #389
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They were flogging off the £3.99 odd posters for 10p in my local Woolies today
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Old 27-12-2008, 23:03   #390
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They were saying on the radio news that even the Woolies shop fittings were selling like hot cakes. I have no doubt they were priced at pennies, but in these days of cheap Ikea shelving who would want a load of old Woolworths shelves?
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Old 27-12-2008, 23:37   #391
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They were flogging off the £3.99 odd posters for 10p in my local Woolies today
in swansea my missus paid £2
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Old 27-12-2008, 23:48   #392
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They were saying on the radio news that even the Woolies shop fittings were selling like hot cakes. I have no doubt they were priced at pennies, but in these days of cheap Ikea shelving who would want a load of old Woolworths shelves?
Dunno. But the ones The Pier were selling off were very nice
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They were saying on the radio news that even the Woolies shop fittings were selling like hot cakes. I have no doubt they were priced at pennies, but in these days of cheap Ikea shelving who would want a load of old Woolworths shelves?
They're shop fittings not shelves for the living room
So as for who would want them ....... people who have shops more than likely fitting them out for next to nothing!
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Talking of store fittings, Leeds were selling off bundles of 10 Amaray DVD cases in various colours for £1. (Obviously ex display cases)
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Old 28-12-2008, 08:22   #395
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They were saying on the radio news that even the Woolies shop fittings were selling like hot cakes. I have no doubt they were priced at pennies, but in these days of cheap Ikea shelving who would want a load of old Woolworths shelves?
We like nothing more then 8 foot high metal shelves in our living room so picked up a few of these along with a plasma on a ceiling pole for the conservatory and a door tagging alarm for any guests that try to leave with their pockets stuffed with Quality Street.

As has been said, shop fittings are usually bought by shops. Crazy but true.
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Old 28-12-2008, 12:16   #396
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As has been said, shop fittings are usually bought by shops. Crazy but true.
Please say it isn't so, that just doesn't make any sense! You sir, talk crazy!!!
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Old 28-12-2008, 12:38   #397
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A chap at work said he was in the Southend Woolies and several people were just walking out with stuff without paying. The staff weren't interested in stopping them, but this is also Southend, so could be common practice with some people.
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Kids clothes shop Adams is next in line....

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A chap at work said he was in the Southend Woolies and several people were just walking out with stuff without paying. The staff weren't interested in stopping them, but this is also Southend, so could be common practice with some people.
Given the way the administators have treated the Woolworths staff I'm not surprised...
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A chap at work said he was in the Southend Woolies and several people were just walking out with stuff without paying. The staff weren't interested in stopping them, but this is also Southend, so could be common practice with some people.
That used to happen in my local store before the administration.
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