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jessops closing down sale in 81 stores across country (30% off in my local store)

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Jessops is closing 81 stores in a bid to claw its way back into profit after fast-falling digital compact and memory card prices dramatically hit its sales....So they are right now having closing sale… Read More
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banned9y, 11m agoFound 9 years, 11 months ago
Jessops is closing 81 stores in a bid to claw its way back into profit after fast-falling digital compact and memory card prices dramatically hit its sales....So they are right now having closing sale in those stores..

I have tried to gather the list.. plz add if you know of any other..

Bedford, Rugby, Leamington Spa, Edinburgh - South St, Port Lethen, Belfast,
Luton, Cambridge, Birmingham, Carlisle, Nottingham, Bradford, Brighton,
Chester, Stockport, Coventry, Brighton, Peterborough, Carmarthen, Ellon, Hounslow, Stevenage, Croydon, Southampton, Worcester, Norwich, Reading, Norwich, Kingston-upon-Thames, Lancaster, Mansfield, Cheltenham, Wolverhampton, Maidstone, Bristol, Wolverhampton, Leeds, Bromley, Basingstoke, Blackburn, Hull, Leeds, Bangor, Northampton, Melton Mowbray, Ilkeston, West, Bromwich, Northfield, Milton Keynes, Huddersfield, Windsor, Inverness, Dundee, Plymouth, Doncaster, Ipswich, Birmingham, Harlow, Buxton, Stourbridge, Glasgow, Scunthorpe, Oswestry, Manchester, Rotherham, Bolton, Watford, Merry Hill, Bristol, Dublin, Solihull, Great Yarmouth, Banchory, Nairn.

London: Cannon St Station, Gallions Reach Armada Way Beckton, 46 Fleet Street, 154 Tottenham Court Road, 1 Poultry 11 Frognall Parade, Finchley
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#1
Yet another thread I've voted hot, only to have the thermometer go the wrong way - seems as though there's a fault on some threads:x

Thanks for this, Dabbu - I'll go and have a look at Leeds tomorrow, if I get chance! :thumbsup:
#2
why is this cold? Surely a high street retailer closing is bad, but the short term benefits will be good prices. And remember that places like John Lewis and Currys will price match here, so you can get some bargains and not have to worry about the aftersales service.
#3
:thumbsup: Voted hot but it went cold!.
#4
same here
#5
According to Jessops PR Company Hogarth, the stores facing the axe are as follows:

Banchory 74, High St.
Bangor Unit 2 Bloomfield Shopping Centre, South Circular Road
Basingstoke 2/3 Market Place
Bedford 5 Market Hall, The Arcade
Belfast 7 Arthur Square
Birmingham 35 Colmore Row
Birmingham Unit SU521, The Bull Ring
Blackburn 26 King William Street Blackburn S/C
Bolton The Banstand Middlebrook Retail Park
Bradford 44 Kirkgate
Brighton 154 Western Road
Brighton 78 London Road
Bristol Rupert Street
Bristol 8 St Augustines Parade
Bromley UML 203 The Glades Shopping Centre
Buxton 58 Spring Gardens
Cambridge 71 Bridge Street
Carlisle 14/16 English Street
Carmarthen 21 Red Street
Cheltenham 110/112 High Street
Chester 31 St Werburgh Street
Coventry 21A Cross Cheaping
Croydon 6 High Street
Doncaster 3/4 Baxtergate
Dublin 111 Grafton Street
Dundee 22 Reform St
Edinburgh - South St. 11 South St David Street
Ellon 40 Market St
Glasgow U B18 Glasgow Fort
Glasgow 240 Sauchiehall St
Great Yarmouth 7, Market Gate SC
Harlow UA3.5B The Water Gardens, Civic Centre
Hounslow 295 High Street
Huddersfield 75 New Street
Hull Unit 2 The Pod, Junction Retail Park
Ilkeston 25 Bath Street
Inverness
Ipswich 11 Upper Brook Street
Kingston upon Thames 42 Fife Road
Lancaster 5 Cheapside
Leamington Spa 63 Regent Street
Leeds 51/53 Wade Lane
Leeds 26 Commercial Street
London Unit 1, Cannon St Station
London Unit 18, Gallions Reach Armada Way Beckton
London 46 Fleet Street
London 154 Tottenham Court Road
London U8, 1 Poultry
London 11 Frognall Parade, Finchley
Luton 47 The Arndale Centre
Maidstone U2 45 Checkersgate
Manchester Manchester Fort Cheetham Hill
Mansfield 25 Market Place
Melton Mowbray 5 Market Place
Merry Hill U11 PH3 Merry Hill S/C
Milton Keynes 134 Central Arcade 68 Midsummer Blvrd
Nairn 112, High St
Northampton U16B Peacock Place S/C
Northfield Unit 33 Grosvenor Centre
Norwich Unit 5, 9 Westlegate
Norwich 3 St Stephens Street
Nottingham 3 Cheapside
Oswestry 3 Bailey Street
Peterborough 8 Cowgate
Plymouth 15 Armada Ctr,
Port Lethen ASDA Shopping Centre
Reading 7 Duke Street
Rotherham Unit 31 Retail World, Stadium Way, Parkgate
Rugby 39 Regent Street
Scunthorpe Unit 70 High Street The Foundry
Solihull Unit 37, Touchwood
Southampton 89 Commercial Road
Stevenage 13, Park Place
Stockport 76/78 Princes Street
Stourbridge 30 Rye Market Shopping Centre
Watford U162A The Harlequin S/C
WestBromwich 194 High St
Windsor 24 Peascod Street
Wolverhampton 10/11 Queen Street
Wolverhampton 4 Central Arcade
Worcester 30 The Cross



found at [url]www.ephotozine.com[/url]

maybe bargain to be had:-D
#6
I'm annoyed that their instore price is higher than their online price.
#7
Lulubell
Yet another thread I've voted hot, only to have the thermometer go the wrong way - seems as though there's a fault on some threads:x


That sounds like you are voting at the same time as someone else, and when the page refreshes, you are seeing the cumulative vote....
1 Like #8
Addendum - guys I can confirm my above statement. The vote report shows hot votes from you all above, but cold votes from others who must have voted when you did.
#9
Some info for you - they are not closing until the end of august. They are still getting stock in. Different weekely offers and daily ones. Some good offers but mostly nothing special (like 25% off an SD card that you can get 250% cheaper online).

Good camcorder deals but thats about it - for now.
#10
Voted cold - even with discount Jessops store prices are a joke - sorry dude.
#11
Babbler
Good camcorder deals but thats about it - for now.

Which? Looking for a 16:9 miniDV with DV in - seen any?
#12
I saw a camera I wanted in Jessops store for £224.99 it was the same price online but was £179.99 in Argos... so might still be a good idea to shop around.
#13
I saw a camera I wanted in Jessops store in the closing down sale for £224.99 it was the same price online but was £179.99 in Argos... so might still be a good idea to shop around.
#14
j_hankey
Voted cold - even with discount Jessops store prices are a joke - sorry dude.


doesnt surprise me. I rarely shop instore these days as i can get items so much cheaper on line....a prime example is Jessops who are expensive for msot things.......as an example

I bought an SLR camera, camcrorder, a memory stick pro card, 3 sd cards online and saved almost £500 compared to Jessops prices.

ie the sandisk extreme 3 2mb SD cards are £59.99 in Jessops sale, yet i paid £17.99 at play for each card.

The items ordered from Amazon were delivered in an incredible ordered at 00:27 on Sat 30/06, I received them at approx 08:45 on Mon 02/07!!

The media cards from play.com took a week though but the savings were amazing.
#15
user1234
I'm annoyed that their instore price is higher than their online price.


thats similar for many retailers, even though with jessops you are able to buy at web price and pick-up instore.
#16
They have not been competive with there prices for ages so not surprised.
#17
having a high street presence is expensive though and also only selling online doesnt require any expertise on behalf of the retailer (witness play.com selling camera kit as well as tv's and cd's etc etc.)

There will always be a place for a retailer that a) has knowledgable staff and b) has products in stock to take away now (for that time when you just cant wait) even if there is a premium cost to it.
#18
Glad to see them go to be honest. Have been in the Lancaster branch a dozen times to price things and they've always been MUCH more expensive than they should be. Agree with the previous posts that even with big discounts they'll still be too dear. Perhaps on the very last day before closing down they'll get their pricing policy correct...?
#19
Its a shame when such changes impact these businesses to such an extent.

I remember when Jessops wasnt so big (before the digital camera age), and its prices were extremely competitive......now its being killed by technology.
#20
Tenex
Which? Looking for a 16:9 miniDV with DV in - seen any?



http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=140135756030 for 179.99
- same on ebay but cheaper than elsewhere.

Also http://www.digitalrev.com/en/product_details.php?item_id=1398 for £249
#21
#22
Funny really, Sandisk Extreme III, at Amazon it's £20, but Jessops best price is at their 'Cameras2u.com' outfit @ £37, they get worse at their other .com outlet 'Tecno' with £44 but their 'Jessops' site want £54!


Little wonder they have to close branches.
#23
At times like these I like to quote the proverb:

"One man's loss is another man's gain."

However with Jessops it defies natural law and goes by:

"One man's loss is another man's loss."
#24
social lurker
having a high street presence is expensive though and also only selling online doesnt require any expertise on behalf of the retailer (witness play.com selling camera kit as well as tv's and cd's etc etc.)

There will always be a place for a retailer that a) has knowledgable staff and b) has products in stock to take away now (for that time when you just cant wait) even if there is a premium cost to it.


There will always be a place for a retailer with knowledgeable staff...

No wonder Jessops and Dixons group are struggling then, is it?
#25
It's a pity, but these shops simply do not understand the market they are selling to.

Customers are unable to handle and try-out cameras. They are locked away. Information is presented as a little card. Where features like still image resolution is trumpeted, as if that's the main reason to buy a camcorder.

Unless stores add real value to customers and give a great shopping experience, cheaper internet stores will steal all the customers.
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#26
social lurker
having a high street presence is expensive though and also only selling online doesnt require any expertise on behalf of the retailer (witness play.com selling camera kit as well as tv's and cd's etc etc.)

There will always be a place for a retailer that a) has knowledgable staff and b) has products in stock to take away now (for that time when you just cant wait) even if there is a premium cost to it.


I quite agree. Also everyone on here is Technically Savvy how about all the people who are scared of the internet and on-line shopping. Now where do they go?

I wonder what our high streets are going to look like in a few years time. Clothes shops and Tesco's I imagine.

Oh I'm getting old!!! :w00t:
#27
Halo
No wonder Jessops and Dixons group are struggling then, is it?


Stuggling? Hardly - Currys posted 2006 sales of almost £2 billion and UK group sales (inc. PC world, currys digital, the link etc) of over £4.3 billion. They are easily the largest high street electircal retailer and ok there are probably alot of saturday staff teenage mcjob's working there (currys employ 10000 staff), you'll at least get more knowledge that you will in Argos, Tesco or alot of online retailers assuming of course you can actually talk to someone at Amazon or Play.

Fwiw, I've never had a problem trying cameras out at Jessops or other electrical items in Currys and the staff have always been helpful. In fact, I am about to buy a tripod head from Jessops because they are both competitive on price (it's £3 more expensive than the cheapest place, but I get quidco and 5% using the quidcofive code, so the prices are almost equal) and then I can go and pick it up instore rather than have to wait for delivery.
#28
barijohn
I quite agree. Also everyone on here is Technically Savvy how about all the people who are scared of the internet and on-line shopping. Now where do they go?

I wonder what our high streets are going to look like in a few years time. Clothes shops and Tesco's I imagine.

Oh I'm getting old!!! :w00t:


Yeah, but there'll also be a plentiful supply of useful charity shops, estate agents and Starbucks to take their place while not forgetting the cheeky chappies who break into empty premises to flog their tat at Christmas time. Then all we need are flyposters to cover the empty shop windows with their artful designs and our towns and cities will take on that "funky, urban" look so beloved of rubbish movies:-D
#29
earlier this year shares dipped from 150 pence to 15 pence overnight. It won't be long until the whole jessops brand will be gone forever
#30
Perhaps on the very last day before closing down they'll get their pricing policy correct...?

No - because Jessops is clearing out the vast majority of its unsold stock through a third party which will place the items into the market via other channels. i.e. they will NOT clear out all the unwanted stuff at bargain prices just to get shot.
#31
correct, roughly £10k of stuff was sent back outa the store i work in (this happened to all the stores as far as i know), but its mostly all the junk no1 buys anyhow, maybe the odd lens might b a gd price and camcorders, but i wouldnt hold my breath.

alot of stock was sold to another firm for them to resell on, rest is sent to the clearance stores in england.
it will prob b only jessops or centon branded / old films products that they well sell of cheap.
#32
I get so annoyed with Jessops. I have spent £10,000 over the last 8 months with them so you think they would know me by now. Nearly always I get a security check phone call before they send the goods to confirm its my credit card. (ok having security is a good thing but not to a customer who is regular & spends this amount ) any way the last security call tops the lot. I was asked how long I have lived at my address & that the name on the electoral role was not me & why was I buying the goods. Since when do you have to be registred to vote to buy goods & whos business is it but mine why I want to buy something.Its not suprising they are going down the pan.
1 Like #33
well I for one will be sad to see them go. :-(

always preferred these guys to the dixons group.

and they matched web prices for me too.

(admittedly though, memory cards & rechargable batts always seem to be way cheaper online than on the highstreet)
#34
Thanks for the info OP, will go and take a look :thumbsup:
#35
Rhinopaul, forgive me for being so nosy, but why isn't your name on the electoral role? If I was a retailer or etailer performing a security check then I too would be a little twitchy if someone wasn't listed on this also! Whilst I appreciate your point as a repeat customer, the procedure is the same for each transaction which may be done by a different person.

Personally I think I'll be sad to see them leave the high street. That said I reckon I'm as guilty as the next man and possibly helped bang in the nails into the Jessops coffin by saving a good few quid on t'internet as opposed to their high street prices. Just the other day I saw a Fuji F20 in their window at £120, which I'd bought online from Argos for £80.
#36
As far as I know its not law to be on the electoral role but the reason is I travel the world a lot. Surely as long as my card is correctly registred & the card company authorise the transaction that should be enough. What will they want next ? fingerprints....
#37
I believe it's against the law not to accurately fill on and return the electoral roll form when it comes through your door. Never heard of anyone actually being prosecuted though.
#38
That would be the census.I'm going to stop this debate now as Its supposed to be a jessops thread. My original reply was regarding how bad I am treated as a good customer.
#39
jessops is the most overpriced camera shop in our town, i'm glad its shutting down, the high street needs to realise that to compete with the internet you don't just hope customers don't look on there.

you walk in there knowing that you can get x camera for 250 online and you ask how much they do x camera for and they say 350, you then laugh and show them that you can get it for 250 but are willing to buy it from them if they match the price. they would rather lose the customer forever than sell it at the price it should be at anyway.

voted hot in the hopes the kendal store will get its act together
#40
to be fair, shops on the highstreet, particularly low-volume specialist shops have overheads which are way wayyy bigger than a warehouse sitting in a field up north somewhere. its no surprise they can't compete.

went into one of my (3) locals today (2 of which are shutting down) and there wasnt much in the way of a sale. shame, i really fancy a sigma 10-20mm :)

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