Maplins closing down Sale now on! Up to 70% off
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Maplins closing down Sale now on! Up to 70% off

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And another thing that annoys me (I'm a grumpy old man now) is that even when they were doing ok they had plenty of 20% off 50% off deals but now they are having to clear all stock to close they have 20% off and 50% off deals! Same as toys r us.
No wonder they both went went under!
And this is why the high street is a thing of the past people. stores of the future will be giant automated warehouses, shipping goods 24 hours a day - and these dinosaurs did it to themselves. The sad thing is, the owners won't be affected in the least...It's the people at the till that are going to feel the transition the most.
Sort of sums up the performance of Maplin over the last few years that even their closing down sale is carp...
se235 m ago

It says 40% off drones but they’re normal price when I click on them & …It says 40% off drones but they’re normal price when I click on them 😩

Don't forget its the old classic "up to" 70%
Generally meaning nothing is 70% off
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It says 40% off drones but they’re normal price when I click on them 😩
Thanks op
And yet they still seem expensive.
se235 m ago

It says 40% off drones but they’re normal price when I click on them & …It says 40% off drones but they’re normal price when I click on them 😩

Don't forget its the old classic "up to" 70%
Generally meaning nothing is 70% off
Garbage! Just checked again for the usb robotic arm and it’s £2 more expensive than everywhere else (even with discount) and some of the others have a controller inc where Maplin dosent.
And another thing that annoys me (I'm a grumpy old man now) is that even when they were doing ok they had plenty of 20% off 50% off deals but now they are having to clear all stock to close they have 20% off and 50% off deals! Same as toys r us.
No wonder they both went went under!
Pfft fed up with these maplin ‘deals’ now
Sort of sums up the performance of Maplin over the last few years that even their closing down sale is carp...
And this is why the high street is a thing of the past people. stores of the future will be giant automated warehouses, shipping goods 24 hours a day - and these dinosaurs did it to themselves. The sad thing is, the owners won't be affected in the least...It's the people at the till that are going to feel the transition the most.
yup!
Such an overpriced shop. Never bought one thing from Maplins which is a shame as I’ve looked a few times and thought something looks decent, but then check amazon and it’s half the price delivered to my door on prime. One of the main reasons it’s going!
afroylnt23 m ago

Sort of sums up the performance of Maplin over the last few years that …Sort of sums up the performance of Maplin over the last few years that even their closing down sale is carp...


Also if seems you cannot read the reviews or questions about a product (just the *) any more.
That 'really gives me confidence' to by a product from a company that's '"gone away".
Edited by: "png666" 5th Apr
Overpriced even for 70% off.
Prices don't seem to have changed.

Infact, The DJI Spark was £314.30 at the beginning of their sale, was £359.20 two days ago.... Still the same now.
Was in there the other week...looking at the stuff they sell was thinking no wonder they've gone bust. I bought an rc heli off them once...no spares available so lasted about a day...all you could do was buy another. Always checked online for availability of spares before buying after that. Think they just get a job lot of end of line stuff from China probably and shift it on cheap.
Hard drives more expensive than Amazon bye Maplin
was in there today. Even at the sale prices, you can easily get similar products cheaper.
Waste of time
Turnip34 m ago

Such an overpriced shop. Never bought one thing from Maplins which is a …Such an overpriced shop. Never bought one thing from Maplins which is a shame as I’ve looked a few times and thought something looks decent, but then check amazon and it’s half the price delivered to my door on prime. One of the main reasons it’s going!


What's Maplins?
Amazon kills off the high street shock
Note that in store stock is "sold as seen" for a crappy discount stay well.
Eldergeek1 h, 25 m ago

And this is why the high street is a thing of the past people. stores of …And this is why the high street is a thing of the past people. stores of the future will be giant automated warehouses, shipping goods 24 hours a day - and these dinosaurs did it to themselves. The sad thing is, the owners won't be affected in the least...It's the people at the till that are going to feel the transition the most.


The issue is not the business owner but the premises owner, rent is too high on most high streets. However, they will notice when they don't get any rent as all the shops will be closed.
Dj.CUE21 m ago

The issue is not the business owner but the premises owner, rent is too …The issue is not the business owner but the premises owner, rent is too high on most high streets. However, they will notice when they don't get any rent as all the shops will be closed.



Agree; two things need to happen; 1) high street rates & rent needs to more closely match out of town locations and 2) need to stop companies like Amazon using transfer pricing to legally evade tax; without this I don't see how any high street retailer can even begin to complete and that's not taking into account Amazon's massive buying power....
Eventually once all the shops are gone amazon won't appear to be cheap anymore and prices will rise that is what happens when the competion is wiped out and often amazon only follows other retailers. I've bought plenty of things from maplin and yes some items are more expensive than buying from amazon.
afroylnt30 m ago

Agree; two things need to happen; 1) high street rates & rent needs to more …Agree; two things need to happen; 1) high street rates & rent needs to more closely match out of town locations and 2) need to stop companies like Amazon using transfer pricing to legally evade tax; without this I don't see how any high street retailer can even begin to complete and that's not taking into account Amazon's massive buying power....


I agree rates should be abolished and companies should only pay tax on profit, after an allowance of £100k. This would mean that small businesses could grow up to a medium sized business before having to worry too much about tax. Increasing employment and allowing hard working business people the chance to run a competitive business.
do they wanna shift this s**t or not?
quite a lot of bargains to be had on stuff that ive seen as the other day i got a few bits & the prices have dropped quite a lot since but guess it all depends what you want
They where good in the 90s - anyone else remember their catalogue? I did buy the odd time from them, however it was obvious they couldn't compete with online sites. It's crazy seeing how far a pound will go in the world of electronics now. I used to make a lot of electronic projects back in the day and still have my ferric chloride I bought from Maplin. It became cheaper to send off my designs to China than to make them at home! Then it became cheaper to simply buy a ready made device than to design and build your own. I could buy the component parts from Maplin for around £60, probably £15 from China and build it myself or a similar pre-made circuit for £2 shipped from China!
I even gave up creating a WiFi sniffer when I realised I could buy an Alcatel phone for £5 and download the software from the play store for free! Hardware these days is so cheap!
Only thing I have bought from them in a long time is the wacom wireless kit, because that thing never goes on sale and a £7 saving was hype lol
I agree that maplins is overpriced and there stores are too big and expensive to allow the business to function.. but do remember that nearly half the products we buy off Amazon even Amazon prime are sold by third parties some of which are small independent businesses.. maybe maplin should have taken a slightly different route and gone with the flow.... Fulfilled by Amazon has transformed my business ....
Still well overpriced in the sale, everything I looked at I can get a lot cheaper from other retailers, goodbye Maplin surprised you lasted this long
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