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Why pay landlords rents (time to get out of commercial BTL) when trade is shifting online. And online employees can all be offshored where lower house prices mean lower wages.

In the words of Private Frazer--weeeer all doooomed, doomed I say!

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It would be a shame to see Dixons go. I will miss their unique approach to shopkeeping, provided by spotty school leavers that are not paid nearly enough to give two sh1tes about knowing their product and offering any kind of customer service.

A few weeks ago Mrs Flash took back a Phillips wireless TV signal transmitter to them, that was breaking down. The assistant just went over to the shelf unpacked a new box and handed it to Mrs Flash, took back the broken one, repacked it and put it back on the shelf for the next sucker.

"There you go" he smiled - Priceless!

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/4878438.stm

How many Dixons are right next door to Curry's? Lots! Could be quite a few store closures and e-retail tends to requirer fewer staff.

From The Guardian Website:

All 190 existing Dixons stores will be rebranded "Currys.digital"

There's a subtle difference between the two; Currys does cookers, ovens, vacuum cleaners and "white goods" as well as a limited range of "digital" electrical, while Dixon's has always concentrated on the TV, HiFi, Digital Camera, Walkman, etc., type of electrical

They've always been owned by the same people and they've been happy to allow them to "compete" up until now, so there's no reason why that shouldn't continue.

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From The Guardian Website:

All 190 existing Dixons stores will be rebranded "Currys.digital"

There's a subtle difference between the two; Currys does cookers, ovens, vacuum cleaners and "white goods" as well as a limited range of "digital" electrical, while Dixon's has always concentrated on the TV, HiFi, Digital Camera, Walkman, etc., type of electrical

They've always been owned by the same people and they've been happy to allow them to "compete" up until now, so there's no reason why that shouldn't continue.

Currys.digital is to concentrate on internet trading. I would suggest that you do not need to shop floor space and staff for that. Granted it may take sometime before losses occur, but I would suggest the corporate strategy is in place waiting to go.

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No more dixons, plasmas and brews

I'm on my way to the jobcentre, rollin on the grey goose

Shackled financially from head to toe

25 with a UB40, with nowhere to gizzo, I know

them chavs from the other side recognize my face

Cuz it's the O.G. D-O-double-GMBLC

Mad doggin staff cuz I don't care

Red shell tracksuit with burberry in my hair

Chavs stare as I enter the job center

They send me to a leval 3 advisor, that's where I stay

Late night I hear brushes sweeping on the floor

Chavs gettin they work, just in case the gen war, pops off

Cuz you can't tell what's next

My little homey Baby Boo took a 200k mortgage in his neck

And he probably won't make it, to see two-twenty-two

I put that on my government, I'ma ride for you Baby Boo

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Why pay landlords rents (time to get out of commercial BTL) when trade is shifting online. And online employees can all be offshored where lower house prices mean lower wages.

In the words of Private Frazer--weeeer all doooomed, doomed I say!

Bingo!

High house/commerical property is causing business to move out.

Bank Of England - Fricking do something to deflate this stupid worthless bubble. :angry:

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Currys.digital is to concentrate on internet trading. I would suggest that you do not need to shop floor space and staff for that. Granted it may take sometime before losses occur, but I would suggest the corporate strategy is in place waiting to go.

Read the article again. The 190 Dixons STORES are rebranded CURRYS.digital (I.e they sell "Digital" products), while presumably existing Currys will still focus predominantly on white goods (Fridges, ovens etc.,).

Then the DIXONS brand is going to be used for internet trading (which they do already).

All that's going is the NAME DIXONS FROM THE HIGH STREET. No job losses.

Is the corporate strategy to spend hundreds of thousands rebranding 190 stores and then close them all down??

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Why pay landlords rents (time to get out of commercial BTL) when trade is shifting online. And online employees can all be offshored where lower house prices mean lower wages.

In the words of Private Frazer--weeeer all doooomed, doomed I say!

No problemo. All those commercial properties can be knocked down to build "luxury apartments", and the developers and any BTL'ers lucky enough to buy some will be coining it hand over fist! :rolleyes:

Being serious, I couldn't imagine myself buying anything from Dixons any more. Anything I can get from them I can get cheaper online. Though given what I've heard on various price comparison/supplier review sites, I wouldn't use Dixons unless there was a strong reason.

Billy Shears

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In the words of Private Frazer--weeeer all doooomed, doomed I say!

Don't you mean "Iraq Iraq Iraq death to the Americans its all a jewish conspiracy and about oil but Iran's next. And I never pay any rent."

Or have I got the wrong Private Frazer?

:lol:

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Why pay landlords rents (time to get out of commercial BTL) when trade is shifting online. And online employees can all be offshored where lower house prices mean lower wages.

In the words of Private Frazer--weeeer all doooomed, doomed I say!

Re-arrange. the-on-head-the-hit-nail ?

Read the article again. The 190 Dixons STORES are rebranded CURRYS.digital (I.e they sell "Digital" products), while presumably existing Currys will still focus predominantly on white goods (Fridges, ovens etc.,).

Then the DIXONS brand is going to be used for internet trading (which they do already).

All that's going is the NAME DIXONS FROM THE HIGH STREET. No job losses.

Is the corporate strategy to spend hundreds of thousands rebranding 190 stores and then close them all down??

Dixons wont be closing them down, Currys will !!! :D

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It would be a shame to see Dixons go. I will miss their unique approach to shopkeeping, provided by spotty school leavers that are not paid nearly enough to give two sh1tes about knowing their product and offering any kind of customer service.

A few weeks ago Mrs Flash took back a Phillips wireless TV signal transmitter to them, that was breaking down. The assistant just went over to the shelf unpacked a new box and handed it to Mrs Flash, took back the broken one, repacked it and put it back on the shelf for the next sucker.

"There you go" he smiled - Priceless!

Not a bad strategy - eventually it will be sold to someone who can't be bothered to take it back!

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Look!! The rebranding is strategy to make it known that consolidation will occur.

Whats the point in having a Currys and Currys.Digital next to each other on the same

highstreet. It doesn't make sense in terms of overheads.

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Who will visit the dixons website when the name has disapeared from the high street? It will be forgotten in time and then they will have to compete with prices on one of those compare prices websites. Big trouble ahead for them when the customers do not remember the name anymore and perhaps this increasing online business will flounder.

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Look!! The rebranding is strategy to make it known that consolidation will occur.

Whats the point in having a Currys and Currys.Digital next to each other on the same

highstreet. It doesn't make sense in terms of overheads.

No point. In Evesham near where I live the Curries moved out to a superstore leaving a small Dixons in the "High Street." There is no way they are not going to close the Dixons when they have a superstore nearby. Nearly everything Dixons sells can be bought for far less on eBay or other online sources. Curries score with large white goods and with people who do not like online shopping.

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Look!! The rebranding is strategy to make it known that consolidation will occur.

Whats the point in having a Currys and Currys.Digital next to each other on the same

highstreet. It doesn't make sense in terms of overheads.

They've always been on the same highstreet. Always been owned by the same company. It's never made sense. Yet they still do it.

The FACT on this story is there is a rebranding.

The SPECULATION is that it will lead to job loses.

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Who will visit the dixons website when the name has disapeared from the high street? It will be forgotten in time and then they will have to compete with prices on one of those compare prices websites. Big trouble ahead for them when the customers do not remember the name anymore and perhaps this increasing online business will flounder.

Plus Dixons online doesn't have a good reputation for customer service either.

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I would personally miss Dixons. What pleasure to walk into the average store, festooned as they are by excruciating multiple alarms which never get switched off. How helpful the staff are, and how specialised. "Can you please point me to a serial to USB port converter"? Er....what's that. "OK, well, do you have a lead for this (shows hi-tech contraption)"? "Er....no....".

"Do you have ANY spare parts at all"? "Well yes, but not here.....take this leaflet....our online spares store stocks many of the items you want". "OK thanks....but what is the point of you being a high street store if all the spares you sell are not available in store....I might as well buy everything online..." . "I see your point"

"OK...well what about that camera...it looks interesting....can you tell me the specs?" (Pulls out camera manual from box and reads it)......"Hang on...I can read it myself....I thought you might actually KNOW already"......"Well we do stock lots of different items...we can't keep up with all of them".

etc etc...same in Curries....PC World a little better....but not much. Gap in market for someone who KNOWS their business?

R.I.P

VP

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No more dixons, plasmas and brews

I'm on my way to the jobcentre, rollin on the grey goose

Shackled financially from head to toe

25 with a UB40, with nowhere to gizzo, I know

them chavs from the other side recognize my face

Cuz it's the O.G. D-O-double-GMBLC

Mad doggin staff cuz I don't care

Red shell tracksuit with burberry in my hair

Chavs stare as I enter the job center

They send me to a leval 3 advisor, that's where I stay

Late night I hear brushes sweeping on the floor

Chavs gettin they work, just in case the gen war, pops off

Cuz you can't tell what's next

My little homey Baby Boo took a 200k mortgage in his neck

And he probably won't make it, to see two-twenty-two

I put that on my government, I'ma ride for you Baby Boo

I love your poetic interludes Fred, you're like a character from a surreal Shakespeare tragedy who walks on and sums up the latest act with a rhyme (respect). Then we all settle down for the next act, as the inevitable dire circumstance plays out: we as the audience see it coming, but the characters involved are ignorant and can't do a thing about it.

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