Get down to Comet, take your riot shield and helmet

Get down to Comet, take your riot shield and helmet

Comet. Unless you’ve been living under a rock you’ll know that they’ve gone into administration. It’s now looking increasingly likely that we’ll lose that lovely big electronics shop and we’ll no longer have anywhere to measure up TV’s, fiddle with laptops or buy completely unnecessary extended warranties.


But this morning.. in about 5 minutes, the doors of Comet stores up and down the land will open and remaining stock is sold off cheap. The stock liquidation signs went up last night (our lovely Twitter followers already knew this though) and there’ll no doubt be queues in retail parks as we type.

Get down to Comet, take your riot shield and helmet

If you fancy a bargain / fight whilst trying to get the attention of some severely stressed staff, head down there and let us know how you get on. It’s easy to find – just follow those people buying three of everything and then sticking them all on eBay to make a few quid. Grrrr…. (shakes fist)

Oh and no, I’m not going to link to the Comet website because it’s busted. Use your feet people, and do send us snaps of the inevitable carnage inside the stores. Thanks. :)

Update – There’s quite a queue outside my local store and it looks like prices are getting slashed by 30%.

Update 2 – We’re hearing that not everything is 30% off. iPads are full price and there’s a measly 10% off most other things.

Update 3 – Twitter follower “Frowbags” tells us…

Small kitchen electricals 20%, cameras, TVs 10%, PCs and accessories 10-15%. Kindles 10%, iPad / iAnything nothing off.

Bobbins….

Get down to Comet, take your riot shield and helmet

Get down to Comet, take your riot shield and helmet

Get down to Comet, take your riot shield and helmet

Get down to Comet, take your riot shield and helmet

Get down to Comet, take your riot shield and helmet

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  • Ronnie Whelan

    Found this mega bargain in the ‘fire sale’

  • Is that the Festival Park Comet? I popped in earlier… rubbish sale!

  • Martin

    It is indeed bobbins. We went to our local Comets cos the missus fancied a new coffee machine, I’d done my research and found I could get it from Amazon for £59:99. I thought that Comets *should* be marking stuff down by quite a bit. Ho Ho, not at all. They had it marked up at £79:99 and a mahoosive 20% off, so it would be £63:99. She also wanted a new hand mixer for her cake making, we found one for £24:99, the ticket said reduced by 20% (similar to the ticket Ronnie found) and the big orange sign saying 20% off. Thats more like it I thought, 40% off. Oh no, no, no, no, that 20% on the ticket was invalidated and you only get the liquidation sale 20% off. Apparently if the ticket actually shows a reduction (like Ronnies example) then you get that along with the liquidation % reduction. If it shows that it is x% off with that shown at the till, then you won’t get it.

    Comets are in the mess they are because their prices just cannot compete with online prices. Even their liquidation sale prices are too high. With the reductions, they just about equal the prices you can get online with the likes of Amazon. Trouble is, how long are Comet going to be around for? What about returns once they close? You are going to have to get the manufacturer to replace stuff, I’d rather poke myself in the eye with a poky thing that go through that. One of the benefits of buying in a proper shop is you can take stuff back.

    Pish I say, Pish. Saying that, we need to get dog food today and there is another Comet next to Pets-R-Us or whatever it is called. Gonna have a look in there and get all depressed at not getting a bargain! ;)