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Jessops for Sale


A Booth e2
12 11 4 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2012 10:32AM
HSBC have appointed American financial advisors to consider plans for the disposal of Jessops. There is "no comment" from the Jessops board or HSBC.

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thewilliam 6 4.7k
7 Jun 2012 11:05AM
Anyone got some loose change that they don't mind losing?
Andy_Cundell 3 1.1k 5 England
7 Jun 2012 11:25AM
Dont know about loose change, but will keep my eyes open for any bargins they may sell!
Big Bri 13 15.6k United Kingdom
7 Jun 2012 11:33AM
You know what will happen. Someone will agree to buy Jessops, show up on Saturday and find they have been sold to someone else.

Wink
keithh e2
10 23.2k 33 Wallis And Futuna
7 Jun 2012 12:03PM
QualityGrin
SlowSong e2
6 4.6k 29 England
7 Jun 2012 12:09PM
Not surprised. I went to their new flagship store in Westfield Stratford a while ago when I was looking at Canon S100s. They had one on display but the assistant didn't know anything about it. But anyway, I knew I wanted one so I went to the counter only to be told they didn't stock "slow selling items" (it happened to be the brand new model), but I could order one for about a week's time. I left Jessops and went to John Lewis's where they had six cameras in stock in both black and silver. Guess who got my custom? It's the same in every Jessops I've ever been in.
MattB1987 e2
2 422 England
7 Jun 2012 12:32PM
I have been to Jessops twice recently and had problems both times. I done the click and collect both times, and when I got there they said ' Sorry, we were about to call you, the stock shown on the internet is the showroom model, we can get one in from head office in a week', I was rather annoyed at this and the fact it happened twice was extra grating! In the end after a bit of moaning they did agree to sell me the showroom model for 25% off, with all of the consumables replaced so it was a win in the end.

What a pain in the backside though, plus there employees don't seem to know what a camera is!

While i'm having a moan, their in-store printing is terrible in Norwich, the quality is rubbish, late and a complete waste of money, no wonder online companies are taking over.

I remember when my Dad bought his film SLR in the early 90's from the original Norwich Jessops, which was a small specialist feeling store, with employees who really knew what they were on about and were eager to help. They certainly lost their way, pull you're finger out Jessops, go back to your roots

Matt
Carrera_c 5 256 3 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2012 12:35PM
I've also heard that Jacobs have just went into administration as well. Could this be the end for the high street camera retailers?
joshwa e2
4 605 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2012 12:36PM

Quote:HSBC have appointed American financial advisors to consider plans for the disposal of Jessops. There is "no comment" from the Jessops board or HSBC.


Do you have a source for this?
mikehit e2
5 6.8k 11 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2012 12:51PM

Quote:so I went to the countr only to be told they didn't stock "slow selling items"


I got the same reply when I asked about the Oly OM-D.

Klutzes the lot of them.
7 Jun 2012 12:51PM
joshwa e2
4 605 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2012 12:56PM
rogerfry e2
9 509 United Kingdom
7 Jun 2012 1:14PM

Quote:here

That was in 2010.

In The Times business section today, Jessops have reported a 3 per cent rise in sales for the year to 31st Jan., and say they are cautiously optimistic about this year.

Also, see the report on the home page of ePz !
SlowSong e2
6 4.6k 29 England
7 Jun 2012 1:16PM

Quote:I've also heard that Jacobs have just went into administration as well. Could this be the end for the high street camera retailers?
Oh no! Not Jacobs! I love that shop and the staff are so helpful and knowledgeable, in the London branch anyway, and they carry a great range of everything. Bums.
Carabosse e2
11 39.5k 269 England
7 Jun 2012 1:16PM
Could be worth a punt. Smile

.............................old Irish currency! Grin

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