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    Default 100 Dick Smith stores face closure - founder on warpath

    Here.
    The one down here always seems pretty busy.
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    Default Re: 100 Dick Smith stores face closure - founder on warpath

    Their mistake was getting rid of all the electronic components and just selling tv's and iPods.
    I used to spend literally hundreds of dollars at DSE before they changed all their stores. Now they just sell the same stuff you find in all the other stores.
    Such a shame.

    I goto Jaycarr now...

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    "Mr Smith said he feared the chain would be sold to a foreign-owned company.

    "I'll rubbish them the whole time. They wouldn't want to pay much," he told the Sydney Morning Herald.

    He later told AAP he would not go that far and warned the Woolworths' decision was a sign Australia was moving closer to the point when everything would be foreign-owned."


    Harden up, Dick. We're almost at that point with regards to Aussie ownership of Kiwi firms.
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    Default Re: 100 Dick Smith stores face closure - founder on warpath

    Our Dick Smith just moved...
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    Default Re: 100 Dick Smith stores face closure - founder on warpath

    When Dick Smith Electronics first started in NZ I welcomed them because they so widely outpaced the customer value offered by the indifferent slackers that existed locally. The "service" offered by Woolworths/Dick Smith has for years been outshone by many others. They have become just another double-named toaster shop, and can't even compete in that regrettable group. A pity, on occasions they had staff members that showed great skills, but the system ground them down.
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    Default Re: 100 Dick Smith stores face closure - founder on warpath

    Quote Originally Posted by R2x1 View Post
    A pity, on occasions they had staff members that showed great skills
    They still have at least one at Takaknini, I went to school with one of them
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    Default Re: 100 Dick Smith stores face closure - founder on warpath

    Quote Originally Posted by R2x1 View Post
    When Dick Smith Electronics first started in NZ I welcomed them because they so widely outpaced the customer value offered by the indifferent slackers that existed locally. The "service" offered by Woolworths/Dick Smith has for years been outshone by many others. They have become just another double-named toaster shop, and can't even compete in that regrettable group. A pity, on occasions they had staff members that showed great skills, but the system ground them down.
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    Default Re: 100 Dick Smith stores face closure - founder on warpath

    I used to frequent Dick smiths and David Reid Electronics way back when, these days as someone mentioned Jaycars is the only store of that type around. Trying to become an appliance store basically puts them in direct competition with the huge chain stores, that was always going to be a challenge.
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    Default Re: 100 Dick Smith stores face closure - founder on warpath

    Quote Originally Posted by Disco_Dan View Post
    Their mistake was getting rid of all the electronic components and just selling tv's and iPods.
    I used to spend literally hundreds of dollars at DSE before they changed all their stores. Now they just sell the same stuff you find in all the other stores.
    Such a shame.
    Totally agree with that

    Years ago (showing my age now) used to be only a couple places to get electronic components etc here in Dunedin, and David Reid Electronics was the best.

    Then 20 years ago Dick Smith bought the chain, and tho it too was good for a while, as DD says, it started being less and less an electronics store, and more and more a cell phone and cheap(?) own brand computer seller

    there's not much I'd go to DSE for these days...... (not many, if any )

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    Default Re: 100 Dick Smith stores face closure - founder on warpath

    Quote Originally Posted by Disco_Dan View Post
    Their mistake was getting rid of all the electronic components and just selling tv's and iPods.
    I used to spend literally hundreds of dollars at DSE before they changed all their stores. Now they just sell the same stuff you find in all the other stores.
    Such a shame.

    I goto Jaycarr now...
    Many years ago I was able to buy computer parts from Dick Smith. Now days I buy through the internet from ComputerLounge or Ascent. I have also been to Jaycars on occasions looking for parts.
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