Got any Comet Vouchers?

#1
If so spend them quickly, in fact very quickly, well like very quickly tonight, NOW!

Troubled electrical chain Comet has called administrators in today after struggling to compete with rivals - a move which may threaten 6,000 jobs. The company, which has struggled to compete against fierce competition from the supermarkets and cut-price websites, has appointed accountant Deloitte as administrator.
 

TheIronDuke

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#3
A bit like Woolworths. Complacent dinosaurs who had their eye off of the ball. Fuck off off of the High Street and make space for people who have a clue. Like Primark. No sympathy for Comet I'm afraid.
 
#4
Website is down, was hoping to grab a few bargains
 
#5
A couple of years ago I fancied treating myself to an I Pod touch and did some research on prices.

I popped into Comet and asked if they could beat the price of an online supplier and was given a resounding NO.

The wankers should have tried harder.
 
#6
I dropped £900 there last Sat on new kitchen kit... Comet were always willing to haggle (one store saved me £250 off a panny plasma). Thankfully I paid on Visa and not the debit card!

If they do go under, then as the stock is already paid for and not the property of the manufacturer/distributor, then there is a good chance of fire sales in the stores... :)
 
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trowel

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#7
A bit like Woolworths. Complacent dinosaurs who had their eye off of the ball. Fuck off off of the High Street and make space for people who have a clue. Like Primark. No sympathy for Comet I'm afraid.
I have a fridge/freezer which I bought from Comet 10 years ago. I have worn out socks in the bin which I bought from Primark last week. What was that about having a clue, again.
 

maguire

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Book Reviewer
#8
A couple of years ago I fancied treating myself to an I Pod touch and did some research on prices.

I popped into Comet and asked if they could beat the price of an online supplier and was given a resounding NO.

The wankers should have tried harder.
went into a branch looking for a new pc a few years ago, with a grand and a half in my pocket, wanting to take one there and then. asked them if they would do a knockoff for cash and got the big FO.
went next door to PC world (I know, but I had done my research first and knew they had some nice machines in stock) where they were happy to take my money off me and took a fair bit off the total into the bargain.
 
#9
Stop wanking with a belt sander and give your knob a chance to recover, then you won't wear out your socks so quickly.
 

maguire

LE
Book Reviewer
#11
#13
A couple of years ago I fancied treating myself to an I Pod touch and did some research on prices.

I popped into Comet and asked if they could beat the price of an online supplier and was given a resounding NO.

The wankers should have tried harder.
A few years ago, I went to PC world in Hereford. I had £2k in cash on me and knew exactly what PC and tackle I wanted. All the dipshit saleswoman had to do was get them, 5 mins and jobs jobbed.....or was it?

She tried to get me to buy a business computer....that I'd have to wait 4 weeks for delivery for. 'No luv, I want that one there to take home now and I aint even a business user'

Disappears for 10 mins

No I don't need norton 360, put it back on the shelf with the other fucking viruses.

Disappears for 10 mins

I need a network dongle or card...no love, that's for a laptop, I'm buying a desk top....dont argue, I KNOW its not right...PLEASE put it back on the shelf.

Disappears for 10 mins

For fuck sake, I dont need kaspersky, put it back on the shelf where you put the norton, how long will it take for me to get my computer?

I wait around like a lemon for another 10 mins, sans customer advisor

I need a 5.1 speaker system...no they are micro speakers for ipods...I need a fucking 5.1 SPEAKER SYSTEM FOR A PC

Disappears for another 10 mins, no sign of my computer still.

The manager came walking past and I tried to get his attention, he blanked me...until a shelf of promoted software came tumbling into his direction, I called him all the cunts under the sun and left.

I went round to comet and said straight "You have 10 mins to get me a list of stuff or I'm walking out and I'm in a right mood after the cunts at PC world"....."no problem sir, we get a lot of irate customers come in from them useless idiots"

10 mins later I had PC and all the gubbins i needed, Free speakers and 15% discount on a tidy LG monitor
 
#14
A few years ago, I went to PC world in Hereford. I had £2k in cash on me and knew exactly what PC and tackle I wanted. All the dipshit saleswoman had to do was get them, 5 mins and jobs jobbed.....or was it?

She tried to get me to buy a business computer....that I'd have to wait 4 weeks for delivery for. 'No luv, I want that one there to take home now and I aint even a business user'

Disappears for 10 mins

No I don't need norton 360, put it back on the shelf with the other fucking viruses.

Disappears for 10 mins

I need a network dongle or card...no love, that's for a laptop, I'm buying a desk top....dont argue, I KNOW its not right...PLEASE put it back on the shelf.

Disappears for 10 mins

For fuck sake, I dont need kaspersky, put it back on the shelf where you put the norton, how long will it take for me to get my computer?

I wait around like a lemon for another 10 mins, sans customer advisor

I need a 5.1 speaker system...no they are micro speakers for ipods...I need a fucking 5.1 SPEAKER SYSTEM FOR A PC

Disappears for another 10 mins, no sign of my computer still.

The manager came walking past and I tried to get his attention, he blanked me...until a shelf of promoted software came tumbling into his direction, I called him all the cunts under the sun and left.

I went round to comet and said straight "You have 10 mins to get me a list of stuff or I'm walking out and I'm in a right mood after the cunts at PC world"....."no problem sir, we get a lot of irate customers come in from them useless idiots"

10 mins later I had PC and all the gubbins i needed, Free speakers and 15% discount on a tidy LG monitor
You must be very proud.
 
#15
You must be very proud.
Yes but sadly it's time for a new PC now This one has worked hard for 3 years and can't be upgraded (small form factor & DDR2 RAM). I shall not be going to PC world/currys.

I might build one.
 
#16
Ditto. Currys tried to have me arrested for when I attempted to return a 14day old faulty LED TV, even though I wanted a refund and then buy the (more expensive) plasma I should have bought. Win-win for both, you'd think. Oh no. So into Comet, pissed off as hell, and the guys there were more than happy to sort a TV out. £250 cheaper than Currys after haggling; they also earned themselves a £50 donation to their Xmas pub fund for that.

Went into Currys to buy a tumble drier. The one I wanted is £40 more expensive in silver than in white, and they wont budge. So, deciding the washing machine and fridge-freezer are 8-12 years old and could do with changing before the fail, price up matching units. £929. Currys wouldnt even listen to a little haggling; £900 now, on the nail, and I'll take them myself and save you the cost of the free delivery... nope. Not even a 3% discount. Same items in Comet came to £867. Didnt even bother haggling, but glad I used a Visa card now!

Shame, as I really liked Comet... Currys sold me a second TV as new (which had the same fault - colour cast issue), faulty TV, and are forever trying to upsell the warranty... Comet staff, esp in Glasgow's retail park, were great folks.
 
#18
Mental note: Don't ever post a story about how I almost bought some white goods but then didn't, as it's boring as fucking fuck.
 
#20
I have a fridge/freezer which I bought from Comet 10 years ago. I have worn out socks in the bin which I bought from Primark last week. What was that about having a clue, again.
Yeh. But who wants to keep butter in their socks?
Oh, hang on........................mmmmm.
 

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