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Socoder -> On Topic -> PC World .. Gone..

Posted : Thursday, 07 October 2021, 05:47
Jayenkai

PC World .. Gone..




PC World and Carphone Warehouse are now nothing more than nostalgic memories.
Farewell, my dearest friends.

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Posted : Thursday, 07 October 2021, 07:16
TKS
Blegh, forgot this was happening. BOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
Posted : Thursday, 07 October 2021, 07:39
rychan
And nothing of value was lost, let's face it it's just another corporate merger. Might keep a weary eye on Currys SP over the next few days.

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Posted : Thursday, 07 October 2021, 09:07
spinal
The merger happened years ago, It's technically just a rebrand.

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Posted : Thursday, 07 October 2021, 09:30
Jayenkai
Where in the world?
..
Curry's.

(Intel jingle)

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Posted : Thursday, 07 October 2021, 12:42
rockford
The merger happened years ago, It's technically just a rebrand.


Yep, that was my understanding too.
Posted : Thursday, 07 October 2021, 13:02
Jayenkai
Yeah it's been Curry's PC World for a LONG time.
I saw the first Curry's TV advert, today. Pretty much the same, even has the same music and Hugh Dennis doing the voiceover.
So. No difference, really.

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Posted : Thursday, 07 October 2021, 14:55
rychan
SP barely changed either (-0.08%) so, pretty much a big ol' nothing boiger :/

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Posted : Thursday, 07 October 2021, 14:58
Jayenkai
Now the ultimate question....

Is it Curry's, or Currys' ....?

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Posted : Thursday, 07 October 2021, 15:06
rychan
If there's two next to each other....would it become....


Curry's'


Oh gosh.

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Posted : Thursday, 07 October 2021, 15:50
Jayenkai
If there are two, they'd be Curries, surely!!!?

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Posted : Friday, 08 October 2021, 02:46
rychan
Also, what would be the collective noun for them? A Phaal of Currys?

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Posted : Friday, 08 October 2021, 06:56
AndyH
Dixons was always so much better (IMO) wish that was still around.

Yea, the competition angle is dead and Currys has always seemed like a bit of a dead company anyway - limping on but don't really care about the products or the customers.

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Posted : Friday, 08 October 2021, 07:01
rychan
Dixons was rather nice, good variety of housewares and a smattering of Tech, Consoles, PC's ,etc. Ahhh, that nostalgia....

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Posted : Friday, 08 October 2021, 12:46
rockford
I always preferred Comet to Currys.

Dixons was OK, but all their shops were far too small.
Posted : Saturday, 09 October 2021, 05:16
steve_ancell
There was a good computer store called SoftCentre back in the day in Churchill Square Brighton, and then one day in the early 1990s it shut down without warning.
Posted : Saturday, 09 October 2021, 08:05
rockford
@Steve - I think it was the same everywhere. We had a couple - one called "RAMS" the other, "Softly" One day they were there, the next they weren't

I miss those days of going into a store with a tenner and looking through rack upopn rack of the latest games and MasterTronic dross - each one a potential hit and looking sooooooo exciting from the box art and screenshots (screenshots may be from other versions of the game! ) then paying your money and ultimately looking forward to seeing the shit review in C&VG two months later to confirm your purchase was a dud!
Posted : Saturday, 09 October 2021, 08:12
Jayenkai
We had two. Bolton Computer Centre, for the games, and a couple of doors down, a more professional looking Bolton Computer World, for the utilities.
Both had friendly staff that would chat about new software, and discuss pros/cons, etc.
Step into a modern shop and you'll get handed the week's "Biggest Seller", or rather, whatever game isn't selling well that the seller's on commission to get out the door.

Booooo!!!!!
*haven't been into a game/hardware/etc shop since Feb 2012.

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Posted : Saturday, 09 October 2021, 14:02
steve_ancell
Loved being part of the Saturday crowd in SoftCentre and Brighton Computer Exchange which was my main haunt, used to sometimes get bunged freebies because we used to draw in passers by and that would generate sales.

rockford We had a couple - one called "RAMS" the other, "Softly"

They're great names for computer shops.