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Maplins going under?

Post by rodp » 20 Feb 2018, 17:16

Just read on another forum Maplins are about to call in the receivers :think: Might pay to not buy anything off them until confirmed one way or another.
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Re: Maplins going under?

Post by hairyyoda » 20 Feb 2018, 20:40

Rod they carry a good selection range in their stock but I have always found them to be at top prices for every thing,
:wave: may be a close out sale is coming ?
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Re: Maplins going under?

Post by rodp » 21 Feb 2018, 16:33

hairyyoda wrote:Rod they carry a good selection range in their stock but I have always found them to be at top prices for every thing,
:wave: may be a close out sale is coming ?
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They can be expensive Phil, but there's a big branch at Merry Hill five minutes from me so very handy.
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Re: Maplins going under?

Post by Silent Shooter » 21 Feb 2018, 19:52

I will definitely miss them there is a big one very close to me and there are two staff in there that really know there stuff when it comes to CCTV,not like a lot of stores were they keep passing you round the bloody store from one staff to another.

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Re: Maplins going under?

Post by hairyyoda » 28 Feb 2018, 12:34

:wave: BBC Breaking News is scrolling across the bottom of the screen Maplins and Toys are Us have both gone in to administration with 5,000 jobs at risk.

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Re: Maplins going under?

Post by rodp » 28 Feb 2018, 17:44

Yep, looks like they've gone. But on the bright side my daughter is under orders to come and get some cash and hot foot it to Toys R us tomorrow to see what bargains she can get for the grandaughter. Every cloud has a silver lining :roll:
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Re: Maplins going under?

Post by hairyyoda » 28 Feb 2018, 18:14

:wave:
Correction Maplins 2,500 jobs, Toys r Us 3,000 jobs, tough and miserable for the work force of both firms :(

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p.s. has anyone tied Maplins 1.6 volt AA rechargeable batteries ?
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Re: Maplins going under?

Post by Brooksy » 28 Feb 2018, 20:57

Though I do feel sorry for the staff at Maplin, I can't help but feel it was a long time coming.
I bought some amber LEDs from them a while back, two of them failed necessitating the strip down of the lens twice to replace them, after which I found I'd been supplied with completely the wrong values on the first place.
Then I got a voucher for ten quid off any purchase over a tenner, on line only. Used it to buy a power bank recharger, but the code wouldn't work on their website. I found out a week later that they had charged me full price for the power bank - £16.99, but hadn't marked it for delivery or even logged my name and address. The money was in their account but they were just happy to keep it until I noticed. Thank God I got it back before now !!!
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Re: Maplins going under?

Post by snipertez » 13 Mar 2018, 12:37

My lad works part-time at the Exeter store. He was told, last wkend, he has a couple more wks work before they shut down that branch.

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Re: Maplins going under?

Post by snipertez » 26 Mar 2018, 06:37

snipertez wrote:My lad works part-time at the Exeter store. He was told, last wkend, he has a couple more wks work before they shut down that branch.
Well, he's still there at the moment doing shifts, but still no talk of someone/anyone taking control of the company.

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