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    peterjones
    peterjones e2 Member 123934 forum postspeterjones vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
    10 Jan 2013 - 7:37 AM

    I hope this thread hasn't been started somewhere already but I read in my papers that Jessops has now gone into administration; my views posted elsewhere:

    As a consumer I feel that Jessops had lost it's way being neither fish nor fowl with no USP to offer; it was unable to price match the box shifters; shame to see another high street outlet go particularly as unlike Comet Jessops' post sale service was generally of a high order.

    Peter

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    scartlane
    scartlane  368 forum posts United Kingdom
    10 Jan 2013 - 7:59 AM

    yeah its a shame, but hey least some of us might get a few bargins!
    Tongue

    Unit8
    Unit8  4 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
    10 Jan 2013 - 8:02 AM

    I think Jessops had become a place to go look at a product and try the feel of it then go buy online at a better price, a pity though because it was very handy and the staff in the Warrington branch were really good.

    sherlob
    sherlob e2 Member 82324 forum postssherlob vcard United Kingdom125 Constructive Critique Points
    10 Jan 2013 - 8:12 AM

    I agree with Unit8 - this was one of the few places you could get a hands on feel of new kit. At times I found there service frustrating/suprising, but to be honest this was fairly rare. I feel for the staff... although you get the odd dud - with a bit of digging you could usually get to speak with someone with a genuine interest and some experience of photography.

    Fairoaks
    Fairoaks e2 Member 3Fairoaks vcard United Kingdom
    10 Jan 2013 - 8:37 AM

    With the demise of Jessops I can only hope that this will encourage the return of the independent photography shops to our high streets which were swallowed up losing all that knowledge and enthusiasm.

    tezquirk
    tezquirk  227 forum posts United Kingdom
    10 Jan 2013 - 8:46 AM

    I think Jessops pulled themselves under , Just like focus and several other big name retailer's , By not competing with lower priced retailer's or becoming the lowest in town etc , You lose custom , People will always shop around for bargains Tongue Common sense should rule over PROFIT ...

    Tez..

    Big Bri
    Big Bri  1315584 forum posts England
    10 Jan 2013 - 8:51 AM

    In my local store, it was unusual they actually had what you wanted. If you ordered it in, they never called to say it arrived, and often if you called in to check, they had then sold it to another customer. Filters were just loose in a drawer and if they didn't have what you wanted, they would pull out a random one and try and sell you that. Last time I asked them for one, they didn't have it, and immediately started ordering me one - I said no thanks and bought it at an independant store locally for 40 less.
    Prices for media cards were about 4x what you pay on Amazon. I am not surprised by their demise at all.

    answersonapostcard
    answersonapostcard Site Moderator 1012603 forum postsanswersonapostcard vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
    10 Jan 2013 - 9:07 AM

    Thread already running here about Jessops.

    http://www.ephotozine.com/forums/topic/radio-5-reporting-jessops-going-into-admi...

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