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RE: Jessops in administration

#16 by Sheldonboy , Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:30 am

Jessops was a sad one. With al the cheapo rubbish shops about Jessops was really good. I bought my Lumix Bridge camera from the Cherry street shop in July and I got £60 off. Just because it was a proper camera shop some people steered clear of it. Even on compact digitals it could rival Argos. If anyone bought a camera from there the staff would set it up and show you how to use it. You won't get that on line or Argos.


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#17 by Voltman , Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:27 am

It seems that being a good egg and showing people how to choose and use a camera isn't a profitable business.

I bought my First DSLR, Canon 400D from Jessops, not least because they had their own special edition in silver.
It was pre-ordered by myself and collected on my behalf. I didn't need to be shown how to use it and if it was available elsewhere it would have come down to other factors.
Since then, having bought five more cameras I have always checked Jessops price before ordering from Amazon and found that Jessops were charging too much. Both companies are accessible and trustworthy.
I don't need help, especially if it is a gift for someone else, which four of them were, so it just comes down to availability and price. Sorry Jessops, you charged too much.


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RE: Jessops in administration

#18 by phil ( deleted ) , Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:38 am

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I agree, if your price isn't the cheapest then you will loose out. Good service and quality will only get you so far but price today has to be the main factor.

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#19 by astoness , Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:56 am

have to agree about the prices...the larger camera i have got here was £90 cheaper at argos than at jessops...not in my nature to pay that much much just to say i got it from jessops or have the privilage of going in the shop to ask advise although as i said earlier the staff were very helpful on the one occassion i went in with the camera i bought at argos....its simple really isnt it..these larger outlets and online buying have usually been able to undercut the smaller ones for years now so something has to give eventually..its just like the fibre optic christmas tree i bought online the year before last..exact same one was £25 dearer in the shops..i just feel sorry for the people who now find themselves out of work..


 
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#20 by tca , Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:19 pm

whilst i understand the pressing concerns of buying at the best price, it really concerns me that both in the uk and australia we are loosing our manafacturing skills both countries are becoming reduntant in this area, yes we get undercut constantly, used to be japan, then the chinese, then korea, india, my next door neighbour imports tee shirts ect from india he told me the other day hes now sourcing from bangladesh,

look at the things we are loosing - for u guys how much does it hurt to see cabury go to the yanks, we lost our famous four and twenty pies to kraft, great oz steel companies being bought up by chinese companies which are fronts for their government

wheres the great english car industry? when i was young I drove every night from oxford to solihull (rover) Ryton, longbridge, thrupp and maberlies in london, workington, if fact anywhere cars or trucks were built I went - in fact i used to pick up steel from wales to oxford to pressed steel to have rovers, jags, sunbeams, mg, riley, minis, rolls royce, humber, god i cant remember them all - so its very sad when our great instutions disapear just based on price,
where i ask will we be in 30 years time when we dont produce anything, sorry pet hate


 
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#21 by astoness , Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:51 pm

well put tca...and what about our HP sauce as well...the list is endless..

 
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#22 by Voltman , Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:08 pm

I believe in what I will call the circular theory, or what goes around comes around.
Already the Chinese are losing their grip and so will the Indians. In thirty years time I expect to see new, and old, industries well established in the UK because their current locations will have become more affluent and they will have to start paying higher labour and shipping costs.
The anticipated oil shortage will make shipping a major part of the cost of supply, so some things will only be affordable if they are produced at home.


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RE: Jessops in administration

#23 by Sheldonboy , Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:19 pm

Quote: Voltman wrote in post #22
I believe in what I will call the circular theory, or what goes around comes around.
Already the Chinese are losing their grip and so will the Indians. In thirty years time I expect to see new, and old, industries well established in the UK because their current locations will have become more affluent and they will have to start paying higher labour and shipping costs.
The anticipated oil shortage will make shipping a major part of the cost of supply, so some things will only be affordable if they are produced at home.

Yes Volty by then, Bangladesh and Sumatra will be sending us aid. The Thai Red cross will be feeding us. and the Vietnamese army will be here defending us from attack from France and the isle of Wight will be a Japananese Naval Base. As I will be 92 then if I am still breathing, I will still probably be working to pay for my cardboard coffin.


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#24 by Deleted User , Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:34 pm

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#25 by Voltman , Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:13 am

Can anyone tell me if Jessops were still selling film stock before they closed?


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#26 by Sheldonboy , Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:48 am

Up to a few months ago they were selling Fugi film as far as I can remember Volty


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#27 by Voltman , Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:52 am

I looked at them on-line quite a while back and got the impression they just wanted to shift boxes and had dropped all things film from their website. I probably just didn't know where to look.
There is still a good market for film and processing equipment and if they dropped all that then they were dropping a lot of enthusiast and professional customers, the sort of people who can make their own minds up about what they want.


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#28 by Voltman , Fri Mar 15, 2013 7:45 am

From an email newsletter, 15th March 2013


"Jessops went into administration on 9 January 2013, however the good news is that the online photo business has been acquired by CeWe Color Ltd, who previously provided the photo service on behalf of Jessops. CeWe Color will continue to provide the service under license as Jessops Photo. At the moment, access to Jessops Photo is only available online but we are exploring a return to the high street and we'll keep you updated on that. "


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RE: Jessops in administration

#29 by mikejee , Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:49 am

But this was provided instore at my local jessops. Does this mean they had another firm using equipment in the Jessop stores ? sounds like some sort of fiddle

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RE: Jessops in administration

#30 by phil ( deleted ) , Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:55 am

Mike

The thing is we get this a lot in todays business world. Punters take their business to a name they have known and trusted for years, little do they know that it is farmed out to the lowest bidder.

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