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Old 27-04-2016, 18:51   #1321
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I'm amazed WHS still exist on the high street. I can see a use in travel retail mind.
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Old 31-05-2016, 14:30   #1322
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Austin Reed will close all stores:

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-36416617

Seems no good buyer found
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Old 02-06-2016, 14:35   #1323
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BHS to be wound up and stores closed.
http://www.bbc.com/news/business-36437445

Sell off to be managed by Hilco owners of HMV UK and HMV Ireland.
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Old 02-06-2016, 14:38   #1324
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The receivers haven't received any viable offers for the business, so it looks like they will be closing down for good.

Other than the odd Christmas gift, I haven't shopped in BHS for years. Even then, I would only buy things when they had the inevitable 30% off sale, as the regular prices were ridiculous.
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Old 02-06-2016, 17:08   #1325
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Hopefully some of the stores will become other stores, a bit like a buyout without the pension black hole.

You'd think someone would get punished for all this wouldn't you?
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Old 07-06-2016, 19:20   #1326
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Not administration as a planned wind down.

Rakuten UK is to close in August.
http://www.businesswire.com/news/hom...usiness-Future

So now is the time to spend your bonus points and I would avoid pre-orders.
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Old 07-06-2016, 19:54   #1327
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Not administration as a planned wind down.

Rakuten UK is to close in August.
http://www.businesswire.com/news/hom...usiness-Future

So now is the time to spend your bonus points and I would avoid pre-orders.
That's a real shame
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Old 08-06-2016, 12:28   #1328
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Extraordinary scenes at the MPs committee hearing today.

Chappell threatened to kill, allegedly, the BHS CEO after he spotted a £1.5m transfer out of the business (which was later reversed).

Also, Green torpedoed a rescue of the business by Sports Direct and did not allow Chappell to speak to the Pensions Regulator before the sale completed.
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Old 08-06-2016, 13:10   #1329
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That's a real shame
Agreed. There were some excellent seller stores on there.

It is all a bit shonky compared to the highs of the Play.com days though.
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Old 08-06-2016, 14:32   #1330
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Play247.com.. I got my original 7 DVDs from play when I got my Sony 725 Multi-Regional player.
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Old 08-06-2016, 14:38   #1331
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And good disks cost £17.99 for a R1 Special Edition
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Old 08-06-2016, 14:44   #1332
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Play247.com.. I got my original 7 DVDs from play when I got my Sony 725 Multi-Regional player.
I still have my 725

Haven't switched it on for ages though.
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Old 08-06-2016, 17:42   #1333
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Play247.com.. I got my original 7 DVDs from play when I got my Sony 725 Multi-Regional player.
I feel like a stalker as exactly the same for me. Bought my Sony 725 from multiregionmagic in September 1998, as got a signing on bonus from my new job. At the time DVD players were so rare Sony UK were rationing the 725 with limited quantities being air freighted in from Japan each week.

I then bought my first DVDs from Play247.com and PlayUSA.com
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Old 08-06-2016, 17:46   #1334
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I still have my 725

Haven't switched it on for ages though.
Mine was still going strong when I got my first BD player in December 1999 a Sony 363 and switched off my Sony 725 DVD player. Is still sitting in the spare room. Given its bulk no longer use it.

I still have my more recent Sony F21 multiregion DVD connected up in the bedroom as good for watching TV series DVDs plus as all prohibitions were disabled as part of the multiregioning it can switch off all crappy preload stuff and go straight to main menu.
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My 725 is still in use by a friend. I gave it to her to use as it has been sitting in a box unused since around 2007-2009.

Cracking DVD Player.
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Old 14-06-2016, 10:32   #1336
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Changing your name from play.com to something no one could spell or remember properly wasn't a great business plan.
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Old 23-06-2016, 18:29   #1337
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My Local the convenience store chain formerly owned by Morrisons is going into administration. These are the ones which are located in former Blockbusters stores.

Given liability for store rents and employment of staff returns to Morrisons will be interesting to see if they convert them back to Morrisons Local stores.
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Old 23-06-2016, 19:28   #1338
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Seemed a pretty poor concept to me, the only few I've seen are in direct competition with a tesco equivalent but at higher prices
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Old 15-07-2016, 20:06   #1339
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-36810558

Holiday booking company Lowcost Travelgroup has gone into administration, as uncertainty ahead of the EU referendum and the fall in the pound were blamed for its demise.
The group has 27,000 holiday makers in resorts and 110,000 more with bookings.
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Old 15-07-2016, 23:20   #1340
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GBP is still higher than it was 5 yrs ago, heck it's still higher than it was 3 yrs ago. Sounds like a poor excuse to blame their business model on something that hasn't even happened yet.
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