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Comet fields 'seven-figure sum' for website

Comet fields 'seven-figure sum' for website

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Owner of e-tailer Appliances Online has reportedly submitted an offer for the troubled retailer's website.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Nov 23rd 2012 at 5:11PM
Mystery Shopper: Bolton

Mystery Shopper: Bolton

NEWS

This month our Mystery Shopper heads to Bolton, armed with a budget of £100, to look for a gadget that would make the ideal Christmas present for a teenager

Laura Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Nov 23rd 2012 at 3:16PM
PCR top stories of the week

PCR top stories of the week

NEWS

We take a look at some of the top stories of the week, including Comet store closures and top SEO tips.

Laura Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Nov 23rd 2012 at 10:36AM
Consumers blame Amazon and eBay for Comet's fall

Consumers blame Amazon and eBay for Comet's fall

NEWS

A poll has found that 88 per cent of consumers hold Amazon and eBay responsible for the decline of Comet’s fortunes.

Matt Grainger
by Matt Grainger
on Nov 20th 2012 at 2:36PM

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Comet confirms 735 further redundancies

Comet confirms 735 further redundancies

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In the latest chapter of the on-going Comet administration process, the firm has confirmed that 735 additional employees have been made redundant.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Nov 19th 2012 at 3:21PM
LISTED: Comet store closures and sales details

LISTED: Comet store closures and sales details

NEWS

The first Comet stores set to close down have opened their doors to shoppers as they host their final sales event.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Nov 19th 2012 at 11:00AM
Comet staff demand inquiry

Comet staff demand inquiry

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Comet staff have accused the company’s creditor OpCapita of using the company as a short term investment and are demanding a full inquiry in to the equity firm and its ...

Matt Grainger
by Matt Grainger
on Nov 19th 2012 at 10:59AM

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Comet's administrator confirms over 40 store closures, more job losses inevitable

Comet's administrator confirms over 40 store closures, more job losses inevitable

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Administrator of Comet, Deloitte, has confirmed it plans to close 41 of the struggling retailer's stores.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Nov 17th 2012 at 11:49AM
Comet's UK store network on brink of break up

Comet's UK store network on brink of break up

NEWS

Administrator for the troubled retailer, Deloitte, has warned that it may be forced to sell individual parts of the business to interested parties.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Nov 16th 2012 at 12:42PM
Comet price hike: administrator responds

Comet price hike: administrator responds

NEWS

Deloitte, administrator for Comet, has hit back at claims it has hiked prices during the retailers 'liquidation sale'.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Nov 14th 2012 at 11:50AM
UPDATED: Comet raises prices during 'liquidation sale', angers customers

UPDATED: Comet raises prices during 'liquidation sale', angers customers

NEWS

The troubled retailer has come under-fire after administrators have reportedly hiked-up prices during its 'liquidation sale'.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Nov 14th 2012 at 10:49AM

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Comet still not accepting SMS gift vouchers

Comet still not accepting SMS gift vouchers

NEWS

Comet is still not accepting some categories of vouchers, despite reinstating others.

Matt Grainger
by Matt Grainger
on Nov 13th 2012 at 12:07PM
OPINION: Needham on credit, cashflow and Comet

OPINION: Needham on credit, cashflow and Comet

NEWS

Widget's Mark Needham on why cashflow was at the core of Comet's problems.

Helen French
by Helen French
on Nov 12th 2012 at 11:50AM
Weekend roundup: Apple and HTC play nicely,  Surface sales start modestly, new Intel Phi chip

Weekend roundup: Apple and HTC play nicely, Surface sales start modestly, new Intel Phi chip

NEWS

We take a look at what happened in the world of technology news over the weekend:

Helen French
by Helen French
on Nov 12th 2012 at 11:18AM
Comet axes 330 jobs at head office

Comet axes 330 jobs at head office

NEWS

Administrator Deloitte has announced that 330 jobs have been cut across Comet’s head office and support centres.

Laura Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Nov 9th 2012 at 4:56PM

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John Lewis already benefitting from Comet's demise

John Lewis already benefitting from Comet's demise

NEWS

John Lewis had reported that its home technology sales rose 28.9 per cent in the week to November 9th.

Laura Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Nov 9th 2012 at 11:20AM
PCR top stories of the week

PCR top stories of the week

NEWS

We take a look at some of the top stories on PCR this week, including rogue PC repairers and Comet’s demise.

Laura Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Nov 9th 2012 at 10:36AM
Comet owner stands to make millions from liquidation

Comet owner stands to make millions from liquidation

NEWS

The US financier who bought Comet for just £2 is set to make millions from its liquidation.

Matt Grainger
by Matt Grainger
on Nov 7th 2012 at 2:29PM
Comet accepting gift vouchers again

Comet accepting gift vouchers again

NEWS

After a temporary suspension that worried and angered Comet customers, the company is now accepting gift card vouchers again.

Laura Barnes
by Laura Barnes
on Nov 7th 2012 at 10:47AM