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  • Folding up faster than a deck-chair!

    In light of the recent news over woolies, etc, thought I would post two interesting links:

    Woolworths seem to have taken their website offline

    MFI are apparently dead and buried too


    Oops!
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    According to todays newpaper all Woolies are likely to close soon after Xmas and part of their company supplies DVD/CDs to supermarkets, Zavvi and somewhere else....so they could have a shortfall.

    At least MFI have an administrators notice up!
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    • #3
      Woolies website says that it's "currently undergoing essential maintenance."

      Is that what they call it?
      It's never too late to gyrate!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by MrSwirl View Post
        Woolies website says that it's "currently undergoing essential maintenance."

        Is that what they call it?
        Apparently.

        I certainly agree that whatever is happening is "essential"

        Not entirely sure that running around in circles, panicking, inbetween bouts of desperately hunting behind the sofa for loose change is really 'maintenance' though!
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        • #5
          Originally posted by MrSwirl View Post
          Woolies website says that it's "currently undergoing essential maintenance."

          Is that what they call it?
          Mind you, Matt, I'm getting a "page not found" from your website too!!
          It's never too late to gyrate!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by MrSwirl View Post
            Mind you, Matt, I'm getting a "page not found" from your website too!!
            Tell me about it! Thats been causing me some serious grief today. Thankfully the problems haven't affected any customers - only us!!

            Rest assured, not credit crunch related. Suspect someone may have had a 'cable crisis' in the data centre though!
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            • #7
              i think its a realy shame i love woolworths, but anyone hoping they might have a clearence sale xx


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              • #8
                I think it is a shame too - they have been around in Britain for a long time. I was really surprised as I thought they would have experienced recessions before and been prepared to deal with it.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by xrheax View Post
                  I think it is a shame too - they have been around in Britain for a long time. I was really surprised as I thought they would have experienced recessions before and been prepared to deal with it.

                  I nealry ordered a bike for my daughter a couple of days ago and I'm glad I didn't now!
                  Woolies have been having problems for a LONG time now - sales of £3billion still last year, but debts of £385million. Just goes to show that turnover means nothing - anyone can sell at a loss!

                  They were hit by the decline in CD sales when internet downloads took off more, and haven't really recovered. The question really is (much the same as with BHS) - what do people buy there???
                  It's never too late to gyrate!

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                  • #10
                    trouble is my daughter has just got a christmas temp job in woolies
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by MrSwirl View Post
                      Woolies have been having problems for a LONG time now - sales of £3billion still last year, but debts of £385million. Just goes to show that turnover means nothing - anyone can sell at a loss!

                      They were hit by the decline in CD sales when internet downloads took off more, and haven't really recovered. The question really is (much the same as with BHS) - what do people buy there???
                      I can't remember the last time I bought anything in Woolies, they don't really do anything that makes them stand out anymore IMO
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Autumn Faerie View Post
                        I can't remember the last time I bought anything in Woolies, they don't really do anything that makes them stand out anymore IMO
                        As mentioned though, with £3Bn sales there must be a lot of people who DO buy stuff there. Strange time to shut it down just as the Christmas BOOM is coming. I'll bet they normally take as much in December as they do in Jan, Feb, Mar and April combined!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by xrheax View Post
                          I think it is a shame too - they have been around in Britain for a long time. I was really surprised as I thought they would have experienced recessions before and been prepared to deal with it.

                          I nealry ordered a bike for my daughter a couple of days ago and I'm glad I didn't now!
                          To be honest, it's pretty gutting. Because they did so well. And got so close. 99 years trading in Britain. D'oh - just had to make it through one more!
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                          • #14
                            Someone will bail them out, I can't imagine our town center without Woolies!! Selina

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Selina View Post
                              Someone will bail them out, I can't imagine our town center without Woolies!! Selina
                              Ah, like me, you must live somewhere with a good one Woolies is great here in Jersey (though I think its franchised, which is probably why) - it was a bit rubbish in Portsmouth where I used to live!
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