40 stores to close... (part 4)

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

Post by AAAlphaThunder » Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:34 pm

He who has the finest tech wins.
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Re: 40 stores to close... (part 4)

Post by Boro Boy » Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:48 pm

It's not just in the skies that things are closing: https://www.msn.com/en-gb/money/busines ... spartanntp
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Re: 40 stores to close... (part 4)

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

Post by Constantine » 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.
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Re: 40 stores to close... (part 4)

Post by Boro Boy » Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:14 pm

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:

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

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

Post by William Joseph1 » Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:13 pm

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-50066623

Jessops to call in Administrators.
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Re: 40 stores to close... (part 4)

Post by pabenny » Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:37 pm

Another store that I shan't miss

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

Post by Boro Boy » Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:17 am

Going the same way as Timothy Whites (for those who can remember them...)!

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

Post by pihilp » Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:44 am

Aahh Jessops of Leicester, with their tiny font price-sheet

Only us oldies will remember that !

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