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Re: 40 stores to close... (part 4)

Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:34 pm
by AAAlphaThunder
He who has the finest tech wins.

Re: 40 stores to close... (part 4)

Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:48 pm
by Boro Boy
It's not just in the skies that things are closing: https://www.msn.com/en-gb/money/busines ... spartanntp

Re: 40 stores to close... (part 4)

Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:48 pm
by Boro Boy

Re: 40 stores to close... (part 4)

Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:05 pm
by Constantine
AAAlphaThunder wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:34 pm
He who has the finest tech wins.
Not necessarily. I can remember the Video Format War. V2000 had the 'finest tech', followed by Betamax, with VHS in last place. VHS won.

Or take the humble PC; a bit of cobbled together tech from a variety of sources, including a version of DOS from some tiny company called Microsoft. But the IBM name shifted enough boxes to rule the world.

Sometimes tech just needs to be good enough and cheap to win.

Re: 40 stores to close... (part 4)

Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:14 pm
by Boro Boy
Constantine wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:05 pm
AAAlphaThunder wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:34 pm
He who has the finest tech wins.
Not necessarily. I can remember the Video Format War. V2000 had the 'finest tech', followed by Betamax, with VHS in last place. VHS won.

Or take the humble PC; a bit of cobbled together tech from a variety of sources, including a version of DOS from some tiny company called Microsoft. But the IBM name shifted enough boxes to rule the world.

Sometimes tech just needs to be good enough and cheap to win.
I'd go further and say finance and marketing wins over all...! You can have the best item in the world but if no-one knows about it...opposed to having an ok item and a great well financed marketing campaign! :think:

Re: 40 stores to close... (part 4)

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:44 pm
by Boro Boy

Re: 40 stores to close... (part 4)

Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:13 pm
by Richard Frost
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-50066623

Jessops to call in Administrators.

Re: 40 stores to close... (part 4)

Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:37 pm
by pabenny
Another store that I shan't miss

Re: 40 stores to close... (part 4)

Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:17 am
by Boro Boy
Going the same way as Timothy Whites (for those who can remember them...)!

Re: 40 stores to close... (part 4)

Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:44 am
by pihilp
Aahh Jessops of Leicester, with their tiny font price-sheet

Only us oldies will remember that !