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#1 Thu, 25/02/2016 - 15:27

Dick Smith to Close all store by 8 weeks time

http://www.smh.com.au/business/retai...

not good for competition or the job losses

Dick Smith's receivers are shutting down the loss-making electronics chain, putting close to 3000 staff out of work after failing to find a buyer for the troubled operation in Australia and New Zealand.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/business/retai...



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Thu, 25/02/2016 - 15:39

Sorry to hear that!

I thought they will bounce back. Especially sorry for there work force.



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Fri, 26/02/2016 - 18:57

Well, this is it. We had so many deals for them, and a lot of my first deals were actually Dick Smith ones.

Up goes the unemployment rate - hopefully the ones that are losing their jobs can find another job really soon.



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Sat, 27/02/2016 - 13:44

Dick Smith deals have been big at TopBargains. Many of the users have shared there deals here mostly every day.

Sorry to see the demise. Over the years the visitors have saved a lot on tech deals.



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Sat, 27/02/2016 - 14:14

The silver lining is that employee entitlements would rank as priority and are expected to be paid in full by Dick Smith.



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Sun, 28/02/2016 - 16:10

DJPigeon wrote:
Well, this is it. We had so many deals for them, and a lot of my first deals were actually Dick Smith ones.
Up goes the unemployment rate - hopefully the ones that are losing their jobs can find another job really soon.

Disk Smith is planning massive sale store-wide.

Preview:

  • Apple products, including iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch: 5%
  • Apple cables: 30%
  • Game consoles and games: 20%
  • All TVs: 20%
  • Samsung phones, tablets and TVs: 20%
  • All Smartphones (Except iPhone): 20%
  • Laptops: 20%
  • Microsoft, including Windows and Office: 20%
  • Drones: 20%
  • DSLR cameras: 20%
  • Headphones, including Beats: 30%

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Sun, 28/02/2016 - 16:12

No staff discount for employees. That's not good.



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Sun, 28/02/2016 - 23:03

nick123 wrote:
Sorry to hear that!
I thought they will bounce back. Especially sorry for there work force.

Nearly 2500 Dick Smith employees will be able to get through to the final stage of Flight Centre’s recruitment process.

Help the staff get sales consultant or support roles.

Source



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Mon, 29/02/2016 - 13:39

nick123 wrote:

nick123 wrote: Sorry to hear that!
I thought they will bounce back. Especially sorry for there work force.

Nearly 2500 Dick Smith employees will be able to get through to the final stage of Flight Centre’s recruitment process.

Help the staff get sales consultant or support roles.
Source

Good on Flight Centre. But this must also be a publicity stunt too.

nick123 wrote:
No staff discount for employees. That's not good.

Products are getting marked down anyway, and it's only for the short term. They'll live without a staff discount :) The only issue we have is that we now have one less major competitor on the market, meaning we will have less competitive prices from other retailers like JB and Harvey Norman.



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Mon, 29/02/2016 - 13:54

DJPigeon wrote:

nick123 wrote:
nick123 wrote: Sorry to hear that!
I thought they will bounce back. Especially sorry for there work force.

Nearly 2500 Dick Smith employees will be able to get through to the final stage of Flight Centre’s recruitment process.

Help the staff get sales consultant or support roles.Source

Good on Flight Centre. But this must also be a publicity stunt too.

nick123 wrote: No staff discount for employees. That's not good.

Products are getting marked down anyway, and it's only for the short term. They'll live without a staff discount :) The only issue we have is that we now have one less major competitor on the market, meaning we will have less competitive prices from other retailers like JB and Harvey Norman.

Agreed. Low competition is never good. You could have got excellent bargains at Dick Smith because of there discount coupons in TopBargains almost everyday.

I guess same is gonna happen with Masters vs Bunnings too.



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Mon, 29/02/2016 - 19:05

nick123 wrote:
The silver lining is that employee entitlements would rank as priority and are expected to be paid in full by Dick Smith.

yes hopefully they get their full pay and entitlements



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Mon, 29/02/2016 - 19:08

yes hopefully the flight centre is genuine offer and those interested take up the generous offer



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Mon, 11/04/2016 - 17:11

an update, a number of stores are closing down this week, with the rest closing by the end of the month.

Late last month, receivers Ferrier Hodgson confirmed all of the retailer’s 363 remaining stores would close by April 30. Thirty-five will close between April 9 and April 16.

http://www.news.com.au/finance/busin...



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Mon, 11/04/2016 - 17:13

DJPigeon wrote:
an update, a number of stores are closing down this week, with the rest closing by the end of the month.

Late last month, receivers Ferrier Hodgson confirmed all of the retailer’s 363 remaining stores would close by April 30. Thirty-five will close between April 9 and April 16.

http://www.news.com.au/finance/busin...

Will the stores in nsw will be open for the rest of the month?



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Mon, 11/04/2016 - 23:13

nick123 wrote:

DJPigeon wrote: an update, a number of stores are closing down this week, with the rest closing by the end of the month.

Late last month, receivers Ferrier Hodgson confirmed all of the retailer’s 363 remaining stores would close by April 30. Thirty-five will close between April 9 and April 16.

http://www.news.com.au/finance/busin...

Will the stores in nsw will be open for the rest of the month?

Not sure, would be good if we had a list of the closing dates of each store though



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Thu, 14/04/2016 - 23:07

nick123 wrote:

DJPigeon wrote: an update, a number of stores are closing down this week, with the rest closing by the end of the month.

Late last month, receivers Ferrier Hodgson confirmed all of the retailer’s 363 remaining stores would close by April 30. Thirty-five will close between April 9 and April 16.

http://www.news.com.au/finance/busin...

Will the stores in nsw will be open for the rest of the month?

Found a list of stores announced by Ferrier Hodgson. Many NSW ones by Saturday.
http://www.ferrierhodgson.com/au/med...



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Mon, 02/05/2016 - 22:51

Looks like tomorrow is the final day and that is the end of the road.



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