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    Curry's - What a load of rubbish!!!

    Went in to curry's last night to get myself a slimline dishwasher - found one I wanted and asked for it. Was told "i'll just check stock" which said to me instantly that they didn't have any. Surprise surprise they didn't! Picked another (more expensive) model and they didn't have that either!

    Phoned up to check stock in B'ham area today and was told there's no stock in the Birmingham area!! - Although I can have home delivery (no thanks!) OH works in Coventry so I phoned again to check Cov stock and was then told that these are not available for collection in ANY stores. I asked why the display models are there, and was told "this is so you can go and look at them before you buy online" - What a load of rubbish!!!!

    I told the guy I wasn't willing to buy online with the company in the position that it's in and he suddenly went quiet and then wrapped up the call!!

    Am i expected to believe that the new way of buying a dishwasher is to go to the store, look at it and then order it on the internet?!?!?!

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    when i walk into any of the electrical shops hoping to buy i always ask what have they got in stock to take home today.

    When I worked in Comet it worked in a similar way, there were very few items actually held in stock, the customer was supposed to come in and order either for pickup or delivery, these places don't have room to hold much stock. Whilst I agree it perhaps it isn't wise to order from Curry's in that way at the moment I doubt very much that this situation is a reflection on their current position.

    yep, they don't have an unlimited warehouse, most white goods that were in stock will have been sold to customers who came in before you after breakdowns etc, best finding out what day stock is delivered to th store, even then you're not guaranteed, usual wait is 3-4 days for delivery

    Don't forget to pay with a credit card - equal liability

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    the problem isn't that it's out of stock though - they dont get a delivery - they have a model instore for you to "look at" and then go and order online.....apparently. :s

    Anyway, it was on sale for £327 and I ended up getting it from Dixons for £291 delivered so I guess they did me a favour!!! lol

    We went to buy a fridge freezer (ours had just broken so needed one quick), got the 'that one not in stock' answer, so I said I'd take the display one and got, 'I'm not selling that, it would make a hole in the display and we've got the area manager coming round' !!!
    I remember a time when shops actually sold things . . .

    Currys and Dixons come under the same parent company, so I can't understand why you would buy from for home delivery but not the other.

    Paddy_o_furniture;4161648

    Currys and Dixons come under the same parent company, so I can't … Currys and Dixons come under the same parent company, so I can't understand why you would buy from for home delivery but not the other.



    They are seperate companies though so if Curry's goes bust Dixons wouldn't necessarily be affected

    gemz700;4161616

    the problem isn't that it's out of stock though - they dont get a … the problem isn't that it's out of stock though - they dont get a delivery - they have a model instore for you to "look at" and then go and order online.....apparently. :sAnyway, it was on sale for £327 and I ended up getting it from Dixons for £291 delivered so I guess they did me a favour!!! lol



    Does sound a bit dodgy I will admit

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    Paddy_o_furniture;4161648

    Currys and Dixons come under the same parent company, so I can't … Currys and Dixons come under the same parent company, so I can't understand why you would buy from for home delivery but not the other.




    because I couldn't get it from anywhere else and it was cheaper at Dixons!

    So Currys are really like Argos then, except that you can't buy anything in store. So why don;t Currys just have smaller stores with loads of catalogues that you order from.

    Dsgi are not in a bad position and are not going to go bust.

    they have virtually no debts and whats they do have will be paid off by a £400m bond that ends in 2010.

    the majority of stores that sell white goods don't have them to take away cos the majority of people dont have cars big enough to transport them away from the stores.
    and as was mentioned, the stores dont have warehouses big enough

    tinkerbell28;4162555

    Nothing dodgy at all Dixons are almost always cheaper, as they have no … Nothing dodgy at all Dixons are almost always cheaper, as they have no stores anymore, they just deliver locally from ldcs which are there to service currys and pc world too.....no real overheads means cheaper prices:)



    I meant that they are advising customers to order on the internet, you always used to be able to order in store.

    tinkerbell28;4162521

    That's wrong they are not sepereate. All their stock is held in local … That's wrong they are not sepereate. All their stock is held in local LDC's they swap stock between stores too, pc world/curries they are not seperate at all, if DSG went bust the whole lot would go.........That's why some people can get stock and some can't when deals are posted, all depends what stock they have in the local ldc, which services pc world, currys and dixons online orders from that area.



    my mistake I thought the DSG brands were separate entities like the companies in the Kingfisher Group

    they are separate entities which is why currys and pcw won't price match dixons, as they are not a high street retailer.
    dixons are there to compete with the likes of amazon, play etc.
    the currys and pcw web stores are there for convience of looking up products, home delivery and reservations, much like argos' site is.

    you can still order white goods in the store for delivery but the majority of the stores dont have large items like cookers and fridge freezers etc to take away.

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