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smackmyfish
9 Feb 2010 - 11:57 AM

Sir Tim Berners-Lee killed Jessops.

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gpwalton
gpwalton  1390 forum posts
9 Feb 2010 - 5:48 PM

When Jessops ditch brands and product lines, then customers ditch Jessops.
In the past no trip to a town would be complete without a visit to Jessops. Now since they stopped 2nd Hand and also dropped Pentax, I don't even bother to look in the window.

strawman
strawman  1022010 forum posts United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
9 Feb 2010 - 6:02 PM

Take care it is not Pentax dropping Jessops as has been mentioned. Speaking to a local camera dealer I know he stated that both Canon and Nikon were tightening the financial contracts with dealers, i.e less credit, they need to pull in an ever increasing minimum level of sales and fewer days to turn the cash around.

It could be Pentax did not offer terms Jessops could live with, i.e cash up front.

Overread
Overread  63806 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
9 Feb 2010 - 6:06 PM

True but it seems an odd move from Pentax. Whilst Jessopes are not doing as well as they once were they still command most of the highstreet spots with their camera shops and by buying up other independants in the early days it did mean that there was less competition around. It would seem daft for Pentax to cut itself out the market so completly in the UK at the least

cameracat
cameracat  108578 forum posts Norfolk Island61 Constructive Critique Points
9 Feb 2010 - 7:30 PM

Looking at the specifications of the latest Pentax models, I doubt they will need Jessops to sell them.....!!!

The spec and biuld quality, Combined with a very attractive price point will do that for them .......Smile

If I was not already commited to a particular brand, I would be looking very closely at the Pentax range.....Wink

Shcokete
Shcokete  332 forum posts
30 May 2011 - 8:59 AM

Well, Jessops stopped selling film cameras, and don't do secondhand any more. If they are dropping complete makes of camera one wonders what will be left.
I think all High Street stores are feeling the draught from Amazon & E-Bay.

Just Jas
Just Jas  1225752 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2011 - 10:44 AM

I believe that some while ago they stopped selling Sigma lenses?

Shcokete
Shcokete  332 forum posts
30 May 2011 - 11:36 AM

A few years ago Jessops were making a mint when all the snapshotters, were ditching film and buying digital. Now these people have all got their little digis, and Jessops who turned away from the keen amateur photoraphers , are suffering.
I am just sorry for their staff.
It was bad decisions at director level that wrecked the business.

franken
franken e2 Member 123177 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2011 - 10:21 PM

Jessops now sell Pentax Again!


http://www.jessops.com/Directory/catalogue.ashx/categoriesLT;jessops_1/categorie...


Ken

Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139544 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2011 - 10:26 PM


Quote: Jessops now sell Pentax Again!

The Pentax Enforcement Team is feared throughout the photographic industry! shocking-dark.jpg

Second only to the US Navy Seals. Wink

col55555ine
28 Apr 2012 - 4:39 PM

jessops now have a Pentax Shop section with lots of products

mohikan22
mohikan22  102188 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2012 - 9:12 PM

wow resurrected a year old thread???

Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139544 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2012 - 10:39 PM

Yes, it's the 'good' old search function striking again! Wink

lobsterboy
lobsterboy Site Moderator 1014170 forum postslobsterboy vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
28 Apr 2012 - 10:59 PM

or Google ? this thread comes up on the first page when I Google Jessops Pentax Cameras

Last Modified By lobsterboy at 28 Apr 2012 - 11:04 PM
Southend
Southend  4 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2013 - 11:58 AM

Brand Just A Label. A Label with a bad taste attached.

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