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Jessops ditch Pentax cameras.

9 Feb 2010 11:57AM
Sir Tim Berners-Lee killed Jessops.

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gpwalton 17 90
9 Feb 2010 5:48PM
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 14 22.1k 16 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2010 6:02PM
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 9 4.1k 19 England
9 Feb 2010 6:06PM
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 14 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
9 Feb 2010 7:30PM
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 6 32
30 May 2011 8:59AM
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 Plus
16 26.2k 1 England
30 May 2011 10:44AM
I believe that some while ago they stopped selling Sigma lenses?
Shcokete 6 32
30 May 2011 11:36AM
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 Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
30 May 2011 10:21PM
Carabosse 15 41.1k 270 England
30 May 2011 10:26PM

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
28 Apr 2012 4:39PM
jessops now have a Pentax Shop section with lots of products
mohikan22 14 2.3k 2 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2012 9:12PM
wow resurrected a year old thread???
Carabosse 15 41.1k 270 England
28 Apr 2012 10:39PM
Yes, it's the 'good' old search function striking again! Wink
lobsterboy Plus
14 14.9k 13 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2012 10:59PM
or Google ? this thread comes up on the first page when I Google Jessops Pentax Cameras
Southend 7 22 United Kingdom
10 Sep 2013 11:58AM
Brand Just A Label. A Label with a bad taste attached.

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