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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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Anyone got some loose change that they don't mind losing?
Dont know about loose change, but will keep my eyes open for any bargins they may sell!
You know what will happen. Someone will agree to buy Jessops, show up on Saturday and find they have been sold to someone else.
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.
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
I've also heard that Jacobs have just went into administration as well. Could this be the end for the high street camera retailers?
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?
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.
A more recent story:
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 !
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.
Could be worth a punt.
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