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That's your Jessops in administration...

Postby mrlipring » Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:03 pm

The latest in a long line of high street retailers to go bust.
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Re: That's your Jessops in administration...

Postby Lucky Poet » Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:41 pm

Shame. I always found them very good. (Got my current camera from them at a very good price, after they found another branch that actually had one then had it moved over.)
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Re: That's your Jessops in administration...

Postby Boxer6 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:34 am

Lucky Poet wrote:Shame. I always found them very good. (Got my current camera from them at a very good price, after they found another branch that actually had one then had it moved over.)


Indeed. I've bought all my cameras from them in recent years, plus quite a few accessories too. Online buying is all very well, and often quite a bit cheaper (on the surface at least; many times I've got to "checkout" to find there are large P+P charges not mentioned previously - that's when I abort the transaction and go to a shop!) but I prefer to try a camera out "in my hand" before buying. The ability to do that is partly why I've always been a fan of Nikon rather than Canon, for example - Canon cameras just didn't feel right to me. Something you wouldn't know buying online, and not a valid reason for return either, I wouldn't think!

I hope they can save at least some of the shops - not looking too hopeful at the minute though.
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Re: That's your Jessops in administration...

Postby mrlipring » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:43 pm

All their stores being shuttered. Not so good. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-20992125
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Re: That's your Jessops in administration...

Postby Vinegar Tom » Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:39 pm

Shame for the staff. Knowledgeable and pleasant - where will they get employment now? PC World camera counter? pffft!
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Re: That's your Jessops in administration...

Postby Sharon » Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:18 am

Yes sad, I made a few of my bigger purchases from them (choose online collect in store). The shops themselves did become uninteresting to browse, not specialist enough....

My last camera came from here, very competetive prices > http://www.hdewcameras.co.uk
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Re: That's your Jessops in administration...

Postby BillM » Sat Mar 16, 2013 3:12 pm

I got an email yesterday from them

As a past customer of Jessops Photo, we wanted to thank you for your custom and support and update you with information on what is happening with the company now.

Jessops went into administration on 9 January 2013, however the good news is that the online photo business has been acquired by CeWe Color Ltd, who previously provided the photo service on behalf of Jessops. CeWe Color will continue to provide the service under license as Jessops Photo. At the moment, access to Jessops Photo is only available online but we are exploring a return to the high street and we'll keep you updated on that.

Jessops Photo would like to be able to keep in touch with you and let you know what's happening with the business, how it will progress and where the services can be accessed. Don't worry, you don't have to do anything but if you would prefer not to receive emails from Jessops Photo then please click here and your details will be removed from our mailing lists.

Once again, we'd like to thank you for your custom and support.


The bit "exploring a return to the High Street" is interesting.
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Re: That's your Jessops in administration...

Postby K9_Mac » Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:14 pm

I bought my last camera from Calumet and swore I'd go back Jessops after that experience! It's a pity
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Re: That's your Jessops in administration...

Postby Sharon » Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:34 pm

http://www.jessops.com/

http://news.sky.com/story/1070810/tv-dr ... to-jessops

TV Dragon Peter Jones has told Sky News he is taking a risk by relaunching collapsed high street camera chain Jessops but will give it his "best shot".

The entrepreneur snapped up the brand when the company went into administration in January with debts of more than £80m, leaving almost 1,500 staff out of work when its 187 stores were shut.


30 stores to reopen, dont know if any of these will be Glasgow.
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Re: That's your Jessops in administration...

Postby scotiaphotographic » Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:01 pm

I walked past Jessops in Glasgow on Sunday night and it looks like it's re-opening as theres photography equipment on the shelves
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Re: That's your Jessops in administration...

Postby dazza » Wed Apr 17, 2013 1:22 pm

scotiaphotographic wrote:I walked past Jessops in Glasgow on Sunday night and it looks like it's re-opening as theres photography equipment on the shelves


I noticed the one at Buchanan Galleries was open yesterday. Don't know about the one closer to Charing Cross though.
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Re: That's your Jessops in administration...

Postby Boxer6 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:19 pm

Some Jessops' shops have been bought by Peter Jones of "Dragons Den" fame (or notoriety, depending on your point of view I suppose); 32 rings a bell, at least two of which are in Scotland IIRC.
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Re: That's your Jessops in administration...

Postby scotiaphotographic » Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:31 pm

dazza wrote:
scotiaphotographic wrote:I walked past Jessops in Glasgow on Sunday night and it looks like it's re-opening as theres photography equipment on the shelves


I noticed the one at Buchanan Galleries was open yesterday. Don't know about the one closer to Charing Cross though.


Sorry meant to say the one at Buchanan Galleries :)
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Re: That's your Jessops in administration...

Postby Sharon » Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:51 pm

For one week only, get 33% off everything in the Jessops Photo Range.

Simply create your photo product through the easy to use online creator or the free downloadable software, then at the checkout enter the code REGISTER33.


Might be useful if you are considering shopping.
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Re: That's your Jessops in administration...

Postby Lucky Poet » Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:02 pm

A polarising filter would be handy...
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