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  • Jessops in trouble - again

    News emerging today indicates that the Jessops camera store chain, acquired by Dragons Den star, Peter Jones, 5 years ago, is about to appoint administrators.

    More details should emerge by the end of today.

    Ian
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    Re: Jessops in trouble - again

    Very sad to hear that - very tough to stay afloat on the high street - I hope they can be saved for the sake of those who work there.
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      Yes, very sad to hear that.

      Earlier today, and before I heard this news I emailed their support desk to thank them for the customer service I'm receiving from them and for the hands on advice I've received in their stores.

      If Jessops closes then I for one will be struggling to find reliable face to face advice.

      I've learned much from this forum, but I've learned more quickly and in more depth from the time spent with the staff in Jessops.

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      • #4
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        I hope that the business can be restructured again, with profitable stores retained but we don't know the extent of the problem. But it looks like that's the end of Peter Jones' project.

        Ian
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        • #5
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          I remember when they first started in Leicester. Every photographer was envious of the city.

          Jim

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          • #6
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            Originally posted by Jim Ford View Post
            I remember when they first started in Leicester. Every photographer was envious of the city.

            Jim
            I'm envious of Watford, because if Jessops dissapear from MK, etc., that's where my nearest camera shop (SRS) will be located.

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              Originally posted by DavidB View Post
              I'm envious of Watford, because if Jessops dissapear from MK, etc., that's where my nearest camera shop (SRS) will be located.
              That's all there is to be envious of Watford. For years the town planners have been trying to make it 'The Slough of Hertfordshire'!

              The only reason that John Betjeman wrote "Come friendly bombs and rain on Slough', It's not fit for people now" is that he couldn't make it rhyme with 'Watford'!

              Jim

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              • #8
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                SRS gets my vote.
                David

                EM1ii, EM10ii

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                  Originally posted by Jim Ford View Post
                  The only reason that John Betjeman wrote "Come friendly bombs and rain on Slough', It's not fit for people now" is that he couldn't make it rhyme with 'Watford'!
                  "Come friendly bombs and rain on Watford, I lived there once but really got bored."

                  Ron

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                  • #10
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                    Originally posted by Olybirder View Post
                    "Come friendly bombs and rain on Watford, I lived there once but really got bored."

                    Ron
                    Good try Ron, but it doesn't really scan!

                    Jim

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                      Re: Jessops in trouble - again

                      Originally posted by Jim Ford View Post
                      That's all there is to be envious of Watford. For years the town planners have been trying to make it 'The Slough of Hertfordshire'!

                      The only reason that John Betjeman wrote "Come friendly bombs and rain on Slough', It's not fit for people now" is that he couldn't make it rhyme with 'Watford'!

                      Jim
                      That's a bit harsh Jim - Betjeman wrote of Slough in 1937 when, I am told, Watford was a pleasant town in which to reside. I was born and lived there for the first 25 years of my life, not in the thirties I might add, and it was still reasonably so. One of the town's features which has been reconstructed many times is the pond at the top of the town - each time I think to its detriment. Then there is the ongoing controversy concerning the removal of the park gates, although the park itself and the canal/river are still nice enough. I think I would have to agree the town ain't what it used to be!

                      SRS!

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                      • #12
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                        Oh i hope not the Gloucester store has really good staff .

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                        • #13
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                          Originally posted by Ann1e View Post
                          Then there is the ongoing controversy concerning the removal of the park gates, although the park itself and the canal/river are still nice enough. I think I would have to agree the town ain't what it used to be!
                          My memories of the park go back to the late forties and over the years it has steadily become more heavily used and in many areas the wear shows.

                          The pond is now filled with green pea soup - or that what it looks like because of the pollution caused by 'fast food' being thrown in.

                          Jim

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                          • #14
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                            I used Jessops a lot from the late 70's until the late 90's. Then the shops I could get to easily all closed and the remaining ones went a bit "high end" and stopped stocking the everyday bits and bobs to concentrate on expensive cameras and expensive lenses. I still have (and use) a Jessops own brand camera case and tripod case. Olympus products were not to be seen although the latest reincarnation does at least seem to have some items in stock.
                            Cameras: E-M5, E-PM2, OM40, OM4Ti
                            Lenses (M.Zuiko Digital): 7-14mm/F2.8, 12-40mm/F2.8, 40-150mm/F2.8+TC1.4x, 12-50mm/F3.5-6.3, 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 EZ, M.ZD 40-150 F4-5.6 R, 75-300mm/F4.8-6.7 Mk1, 12mm/F2, 17mm/F1.8
                            Lenses (OM Zuiko): 50mm/F1.2, 24mm/F2, 35mm/F2.8 shift
                            Lenses (OM Fit): Vivitar Series II 28-105mm/F2.8-3.8, Sigma 21-35mm/F3.4-4.2, Sigma 35-70mm/F2.8-4, Sigma 75-200mm/F2.8-3.5, Vivitar Series II 100-500mm/F5.6-8.0, Centon 500mm/F8 Mirror
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                            • #15
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                              Originally posted by Jim Ford View Post
                              The pond is now filled with green pea soup - or that what it looks like because of the pollution caused by 'fast food' being thrown in.

                              Jim
                              Must be why the heron sits for hours on end beneath the 'W' flora display, having now depleted the pond of fish, presumably waiting for a tasty burger or two!

                              Regards, Anne

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