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    Stores going into administration.

    So far
    MFI
    Woolworths
    Whittards Of Chelsea
    Officers Club
    Zavvi
    Piers
    Adams
    USC (Partial)
    Morgans
    Olan Mills
    Wedgewood

    have gone. A very sad thread I know but who will be next? In the Mail today its says another 15 stores will go during Jan 2009.

    Who do yo think they are?

    the Pier are also gone now.
    - bellabonkers

    USC, the designer store has gone into adminisration.
    - warmapplepie

    Morgan have gone this morning.
    - warmapplepie

    76 Comments

    Original Poster

    i'll kick the ball off with

    FOCUS DIY

    I heard Whittard are in administration.

    I would like to see all of DSG go under.....

    Great avatar Burge, is Roger Mellie still in Viz, haven't bought a copy for aeons!

    PC World can go under, like your chalk board they are BOLL....

    hopefully DSG, or at least PCW

    bargain surfer;3840921

    hopefully DSG, or at least PCW



    Would love to see PC World go under, mainly because of them turning their backs on the amount of price promise retailers they said they would beat...it must have been crippling them, just goes to show in this day and age a lot of shops will go under due to cheaper online prices.

    At one time shops used to argue that you dont get the same service online...well....

    I prefer to do research online, read reviews etc...rather than ask some muppet who is likely to have no training and no jack squat instore at an inflated price....

    Major High St retailers need to change something fast, else towns are just going to either turn into an endless array of pound and charity shops....or more interestingly may turn into unique craft shops etc etc.

    I would like to see jd sports go into administration; i hate that shop only give credit notes as refunds no cash given back no matter how you paid :@, would love for them to go bust

    scott1295;3841309

    I would like to see jd sports go into administration; i hate that shop … I would like to see jd sports go into administration; i hate that shop only give credit notes as refunds no cash given back no matter how you paid :@, would love for them to go bust

    possible but very doubtful,it's now 'jd', focusing on a more designer market

    admin;

    DFS
    COMET
    PC WORLD
    JJB SPORTS
    STAPLES
    CURRYS
    MATALAN
    MAPLIN
    HALFORDS
    WICKES
    FOCUS DIY (they've flirted for a while)
    TILES R US
    WH SMITH
    LITTLEWOODS ?

    realblender;3841318

    i would like to see a few coffee chains go bust.... all to expensive. … i would like to see a few coffee chains go bust.... all to expensive. LONG LIVE WEATHERSPOONS



    Starbucks is where the coffee is at. Worth every penny.

    rugger-tyke;3841348

    possible but very doubtful,it's now 'jd', focusing on a more designer … possible but very doubtful,it's now 'jd', focusing on a more designer marketadmin;DFSCOMETPC WORLDJJB SPORTSSTAPLESCURRYSMATALANMAPLINHALFORDSWICKESFOCUS DIY (they've flirted for a while)TILES R USWH SMITHLITTLEWOODS ?




    I know its doubtful but you can always hope haha

    Think only one of Comet or Currys will go bust think one of them will be ok, JJB definately, wouldnt be suprised if the rest of them did, thats a gd list

    realblender;3841318

    i would like to see a few coffee chains go bust.... all to expensive. … i would like to see a few coffee chains go bust.... all to expensive. LONG LIVE WEATHERSPOONS



    Typical Wetherspoons customer - can't even spell the name of their favourite "pub" :-D

    DSG and the majority of Currys/PCW won't be going anywhere.

    The Company has backup money is 2 offshore accounts totalling somewhere near £379,000000 in each.

    there will be casualties for shops that arent doing as well or are too close to XL and superstores but as a whole the reported loss was the first loss in 25 years.

    So for now I get to keep my job.

    rugger-tyke;3841348

    possible but very doubtful,it's now 'jd', focusing on a more designer … possible but very doubtful,it's now 'jd', focusing on a more designer marketadmin;DFSCOMETPC WORLDJJB SPORTSSTAPLESCURRYSMATALANMAPLINHALFORDSWICKESFOCUS DIY (they've flirted for a while)TILES R USWH SMITHLITTLEWOODS ?



    Please not MATALAN, I love the clothes outta there :-D

    The rest I don't care so much.... I find WHSMITH too expensive... can't remember the last time I bought anything outta there and their points card is carp!...

    KLIX photos

    dont think matalan will...... its very popular

    i head from a reliable source believe it or not


    wilkinsons will be going too i wouldnt have thought it tho :s

    wilkos...seriously!

    wish greggs would go, about 7 in my town centre but nowhere healthy to grab a quick bite :-(

    Whittards of Chelsea

    Can also see

    Richer Sounds
    Peacocks,
    BHS
    Jessops
    JJB

    Maybe even WH Smith!?

    PCW and Currys should be fine. I do however think they will merge as one store where possible. Electric World or sumit :-S!

    ajay87;3842848

    Can also seePCW and Currys should be fine. I do however think they will … Can also seePCW and Currys should be fine. I do however think they will merge as one store where possible. Electric World or sumit :-S!



    Muppet World would be more appropriate....

    Last time I was there they had my debit card off me, swiped it and never gave it me back, in my rush it didnt dawn on me until I was elsewhere in the retail park about to make another purchase...had to go back and show ID to retrieve it

    cicobuff;3843913

    Muppet World would be more appropriate....Last time I was there they had … Muppet World would be more appropriate....Last time I was there they had my debit card off me, swiped it and never gave it me back, in my rush it didnt dawn on me until I was elsewhere in the retail park about to make another purchase...had to go back and show ID to retrieve it



    could happen in ANY store.
    so maybe you're the muppet....

    slackrat77;3844938

    could happen in ANY store.so maybe you're the muppet....



    Agreed. You must always think where is my card. Check. It's fault of both really. :thumbsup:

    ajay87;3846310

    Agreed. You must always think where is my card. Check. It's fault of both … Agreed. You must always think where is my card. Check. It's fault of both really. :thumbsup:



    simple human errors, they happen.

    and the fact that the poster had to show ID to get the card back, proves that security measures do work.

    Original Poster

    Officers Club bit the bullett today!!

    Hopefully none of them close think of the jobs.

    Wilkos are the new woolworths!

    Tiles r us went ages ago?

    rugger-tyke;3841348

    possible but very doubtful,it's now 'jd', focusing on a more designer … possible but very doubtful,it's now 'jd', focusing on a more designer marketadmin;DFSCOMETPC WORLDJJB SPORTSSTAPLESCURRYSMATALANMAPLINHALFORDSWICKESFOCUS DIY (they've flirted for a while)TILES R USWH SMITHLITTLEWOODS ?


    I think you will find that Matalan and Halfords are doing OK.
    I wasn't aware that DFS are struggling as much as MFI and Land of Leather.

    ajay87;3842848

    Can also seeRicher SoundsPeacocks,BHSJessopsJJB Maybe even WH Smith!?PCW … Can also seeRicher SoundsPeacocks,BHSJessopsJJB Maybe even WH Smith!?PCW and Currys should be fine. I do however think they will merge as one store where possible. Electric World or sumit :-S!


    BHS are doing OK and are rich in cash resources.

    tsar_nate;3842609

    i head from a reliable source believe it or not wilkinsons will be going … i head from a reliable source believe it or not wilkinsons will be going too i wouldnt have thought it tho :s


    Wilkos is definitely not in trouble......trust me....they are about to embark on an aggressive recruitment drive...

    slackrat77;3841731

    DSG and the majority of Currys/PCW won't be going anywhere.The Company … DSG and the majority of Currys/PCW won't be going anywhere.The Company has backup money is 2 offshore accounts totalling somewhere near £379,000000 in each.there will be casualties for shops that arent doing as well or are too close to XL and superstores but as a whole the reported loss was the first loss in 25 years.So for now I get to keep my job.


    You are right to say they are solvent but the company has nowhere near £379m stashed away.

    They only had £83m 7 months ago. The saving grace is that they are not heavily borrowed.

    warmapplepie;3854629

    You are right to say they are solvent but the company has nowhere near … You are right to say they are solvent but the company has nowhere near £379m stashed away.They only had £83m 7 months ago. The saving grace is that they are not heavily borrowed.



    they may have only had £83m in the UK but the DSGi has a separate trust fund put aside for hard times in those 2 offshore accounts.
    its for times like these and for if the shops all went under, peoples warranties would be honoured from the trust funds in these accounts

    slackrat77;3854656

    they may have only had £83m in the UK but the DSGi has a separate trust … they may have only had £83m in the UK but the DSGi has a separate trust fund put aside for hard times in those 2 offshore accounts.its for times like these and for if the shops all went under, peoples warranties would be honoured from the trust funds in these accounts


    They only have £83m overall......I think you will find that this includes the offshore monies......

    Also, I have noticed that their short term bills have worsened so they will need the cash to cover this......

    slackrat77;3854656

    they may have only had £83m in the UK but the DSGi has a separate trust … they may have only had £83m in the UK but the DSGi has a separate trust fund put aside for hard times in those 2 offshore accounts.its for times like these and for if the shops all went under, peoples warranties would be honoured from the trust funds in these accounts


    Hold on, warranties are covered by insurance, not by money.....

    warmapplepie;3854591

    Wilkos is definitely not in trouble......trust me....they are about to … Wilkos is definitely not in trouble......trust me....they are about to embark on an aggressive recruitment drive...



    Agreed - Wilkos will have all of Woolworths trade and then some...

    i hope dfs go under hate them so much always got a sale in their over priced shops and scs i went in there to buy a sofa with the cash and they said they dont accept cash only give credit wtf!!!!

    slackrat77;3854656

    they may have only had £83m in the UK but the DSGi has a separate trust … they may have only had £83m in the UK but the DSGi has a separate trust fund put aside for hard times in those 2 offshore accounts.its for times like these and for if the shops all went under, peoples warranties would be honoured from the trust funds in these accounts


    they might want to use the money to pay off the loans totalling £295m which expire soon and currently costing £18m per year to service!

    warmapplepie;3854772

    they might want to use the money to pay off the loans totalling £295m … they might want to use the money to pay off the loans totalling £295m which expire soon and currently costing £18m per year to service!



    Hey i just work there...what do I know.

    Except that the shop I work in isn't closing.
    i couldnt care less about all the other ones aslong as I have a job and pay my bills

    Supermod

    People who are wishing companies go under are absolute idiots. Why would you wish for people to lose their jobs?! No doubt one reason is that those people possibly dont have a job themselves. We need shops to stay open.

    luckily my work is doing ok.

    they claimed there first billion $ profit in the summer
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