Maplin's in trouble ?

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Maplin's in trouble ?

Post by pre65 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:37 am

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Re: Maplin's in trouble ?

Post by Mike H » Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:58 pm

Didn't know they were owned by Rutland Partners. When did that happen?

Not too surprised TBH - hardly bought anything from them for yonks, what I have before they no longer got and what they have now I don't want. Haven't been in an actual store for years.

I remember once trying to refresh my stock of various colours wires, like I have often before, and they were out of stock of half of it. Got so frustrated went to Rapid instead. Broke a trend that did.


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Post by Thermionic Idler » Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:18 pm

Uh oh. I've got an outstanding click-and-collect order with them that's yet to be fulfilled.
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Re: Maplin's in trouble ?

Post by IslandPink » Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:46 pm

I saw a special offer leaflet in the recycling the other day and it made me think - I haven't had much from them lately .. ? No surprise then that something is up. I did wonder if employing someone to more or less stand by the entrance and greet you when you came in was a bit of a waste of resources - especially when you could never get service for passives at the counter at the back !

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Re: Maplin's in trouble ?

Post by Mike H » Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:38 am

I note (again) - "... is the latest High Street name in trouble.

A string of clothing retailers and restaurants, plus Toys R Us UK, have all run into financial problems in recent months."
 
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Post by pre65 » Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:54 am

The news re Maplin and ToysRus looks grim.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business
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Re: Maplin's in trouble ?

Post by pre65 » Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:02 am

Maplin collapses as rescue talks fail.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-43223175
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Post by Mike H » Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:25 am

Oh sh!t. :(
 
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Post by Mike H » Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:54 pm

 
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Re: Maplin's in trouble ?

Post by Mike H » Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:57 pm

Starting to feel like my old man - after he retired all traces of where he used to work disappeared. :shock:

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Re: Maplin's in trouble ?

Post by Nick » Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:47 pm

Mike H wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:57 pm
Starting to feel like my old man - after he retired all traces of where he used to work disappeared. :shock:

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Re: Maplin's in trouble ?

Post by Mike H » Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:54 pm

Like, we were the only ones holding our respective companies together? :lol:
 
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Re: Maplin's in trouble ?

Post by Andrew » Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:32 am

It's not uncommon, I'm afraid, I think it's called progress.....
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