Go Back   Forums @ The Digital Fix > Shopping and Money Forums > Suppliers and Shopping Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 16-02-2019, 19:32   #1581
malcy
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Stockholm
Posts: 3,679
Thanks: 58
Thanked 134 Times in 91 Posts
Flybmi gone bust and all flights cancelled.
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-47267901
malcy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-02-2019, 22:26   #1582
DeadYankee
.
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Orkney
Posts: 34,301
Thanks: 1,283
Thanked 2,047 Times in 1,078 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by malcy View Post
Flybmi gone bust and all flights cancelled.
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-47267901
***** have owed me £250 since December. That’s gone now.
DeadYankee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-02-2019, 09:22   #1583
jockosjungle
Alone in the Atlantic
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Falkland Islands
Posts: 23,891
Thanks: 288
Thanked 1,274 Times in 899 Posts
Are these the same people who used to be BMIbaby? They used to be rpetty big
jockosjungle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-02-2019, 17:52   #1584
malcy
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Stockholm
Posts: 3,679
Thanks: 58
Thanked 134 Times in 91 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by jockosjungle View Post
Are these the same people who used to be BMIbaby? They used to be rpetty big
Is mega confusing as they have been through various interactions, split and name changes over the years.

British Midland International which is where it all started ended up being bought and subsumed into British Airways for its valuable Heathrow slots.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brit..._International

Flybmi was the rest of the company with the non Heathrow flights and was at the time of the British Airways purchase spun off into a separate business. Had always operated independently as BMI’s regional airline business.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flybmi

Airline has been basket case for years flying small planes so struggling for the economies of scale of Ryanair or EasyJet so mainly flew to the smallest airports they didn’t want to go to.
malcy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2019, 12:12   #1585
farmroad38
Ho hum...
 
farmroad38's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Between the mountains and the sea
Posts: 4,184
Thanks: 205
Thanked 281 Times in 177 Posts
Debenhams are still in trouble. Profit warning today has made their share value dip.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47453271

I'm amazed they've managed to last this long, but surely it can only be a matter of time before they become just another facet of Mike Ashley's growing empire?
farmroad38 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2019, 18:04   #1586
jockosjungle
Alone in the Atlantic
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Falkland Islands
Posts: 23,891
Thanks: 288
Thanked 1,274 Times in 899 Posts
Yeh but he's not going to need a Debenhams, HoF, Sports Direct and so fourth in the same town is he?

Such places just seem to be a relic of a bygone age when we didn't have much choice in shops like we do now, before every town had one of everything.
jockosjungle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2019, 12:56   #1587
GregB
Trusted User
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Posts: 16,793
Thanks: 367
Thanked 832 Times in 454 Posts
Debenhams has unsurprisingly gone in to Administration. Wonder if anyone will save them?

I've not been in a House of Fraser for ages but apparently Mike Ahely's influence has not been good so far

https://www.theguardian.com/business...ouse-of-fraser
GregB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2019, 13:01   #1588
jockosjungle
Alone in the Atlantic
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Falkland Islands
Posts: 23,891
Thanks: 288
Thanked 1,274 Times in 899 Posts
I think his problem with Debenhams is he already owns a decent stake and is about to lose his investment.

Not sure what anyone was expecting from HoF to be honest? But pretty much soon it looks like the entire high street will either be Home Bargains or a Mike Ashley thing.
jockosjungle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2019, 15:09   #1589
internetuser
XBL / PSN : Googleboogle
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: In my own little wibbely wobbely world
Posts: 7,121
Thanks: 1
Thanked 75 Times in 49 Posts
Debenhams will do the old trick of close old stores and wipe debts while other ones stay open. ala usc etc.

The Newcastle and metro center one near me do well. It seems. But others in the north east are in deprived areas. So I don’t expect hem to stay.

I can see a new mega mike store soon. In operating game, sports direct and what remains of hof / Debenhams when he buys it up cheap
internetuser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2019, 15:25   #1590
jockosjungle
Alone in the Atlantic
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Falkland Islands
Posts: 23,891
Thanks: 288
Thanked 1,274 Times in 899 Posts
I guess they think there is a profitable business somewhere. As far as I can tell people

1. Buy the good bits for next to nothing
2. Run them into the ground whilst extracting as much as they can
3. Walk away

How many times did HMV do it?
jockosjungle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2019, 15:38   #1591
basegreen
neergesab
 
basegreen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Too far south..
Posts: 15,609
Thanks: 645
Thanked 871 Times in 636 Posts
Mike Ashley has been properly stiffed.
basegreen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-05-2019, 11:51   #1592
GregB
Trusted User
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Posts: 16,793
Thanks: 367
Thanked 832 Times in 454 Posts
Jamie Oliver's places have gone in to administration
GregB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-05-2019, 09:03   #1593
GregB
Trusted User
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Posts: 16,793
Thanks: 367
Thanked 832 Times in 454 Posts
British Steel in big trouble but it's nowt to do with Brexit..Obvs
GregB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-05-2019, 09:54   #1594
jockosjungle
Alone in the Atlantic
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Falkland Islands
Posts: 23,891
Thanks: 288
Thanked 1,274 Times in 899 Posts
Thomas Cook also seem insistent that they are not going under, but seem to be anyway
jockosjungle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-05-2019, 10:10   #1595
farmroad38
Ho hum...
 
farmroad38's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Between the mountains and the sea
Posts: 4,184
Thanks: 205
Thanked 281 Times in 177 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by GregB View Post
British Steel in big trouble but it's nowt to do with Brexit..Obvs
They've declared compulsory insolvency now.
farmroad38 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-05-2019, 17:35   #1596
Dave B
Stock Photographer
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Back in the bloody UK!
Posts: 3,623
Thanks: 224
Thanked 37 Times in 30 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by jockosjungle View Post
Thomas Cook also seem insistent that they are not going under, but seem to be anyway
When I worked on the Thomas Cook website team in 1999/2000, the website bought in more income than their most popular shop.

You would think that would have told them something!
__________________
| My GitHub Pages | gamerTag: FatDeadlyDave | Switch: 7317-0703-1128 |
Dave B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-05-2019, 17:51   #1597
jockosjungle
Alone in the Atlantic
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Falkland Islands
Posts: 23,891
Thanks: 288
Thanked 1,274 Times in 899 Posts
Yes! You see Tesco binning off Tesco Direct because it isn't profit making, seems short sighted.

I suppose there is that market that still wants to go into a bricks and mortar shop for a holiday.

My Dad stopped going in when he realised he'd paid about £500 more than on the internet.

You also seem to have a few more rights buying off the internet.

Personally I cannot be faffed with the high street, I work in town so can grab the odd bit from Home Bargains if needs be. But basically if I want to go into town proper, I basically have to run a gauntlet of people trying to get me to change gas suppliers or give £12 to a charity (but in reality going to the chuggers), I went from my office to the supermarket at the other end of town and there were 11 opportunities for me to be accosted.

Last edited by jockosjungle; 26-05-2019 at 17:55.
jockosjungle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2019, 09:16   #1598
GregB
Trusted User
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Posts: 16,793
Thanks: 367
Thanked 832 Times in 454 Posts
Late Rooms and Super Break have gone

https://www.theguardian.com/business...-holidaymakers
GregB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2019, 09:19   #1599
Mick Jones
Trusted User
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Derby
Posts: 490
Thanks: 6
Thanked 22 Times in 20 Posts
Does that mean that they're now the late Late Rooms?




I'll get me coat.
Mick Jones is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-08-2019, 17:47   #1600
dbilsborough
Having a mid-life crisis
 
dbilsborough's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Blackpool
Posts: 3,837
Thanks: 808
Thanked 1,079 Times in 348 Posts
https://www.theguardian.com/business...turn-continues

I have been predicting this for a while now, always pretty much empty when you walk past them - thought there would be more than 37 of them to be honest...

Last edited by Alan b; 05-08-2019 at 17:30.
dbilsborough is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
business, Credit Crunch, Empire Direct, spout, Woolworths, Zavvi

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Understanding bankruptcy Guest 19376 Finance Discussion Forum 39 04-10-2008 21:24

All times are GMT. The time now is 03:59.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright ©2000 - 2018 Poisonous Monkey Ltd. Part of The Digital Fix Network