All Jessops stores closed for final time

This is The West Country: All Jessops stores closed for final time All Jessops stores closed for final time

ALL 192 branches of camera retailer Jessops closed for the final time today (January 11), just two days after the firm went into administration.

The company's stores in Somerset included one in Taunton and another in Yeovil

Jessops' online operations have also stopped.

The firm employed 2,000 staff nationwide.

Edward Williams, Robert Jonathan Hunt and David Matthew Hammond, joint administrators, said: "Its core marketplace has seen a significant decline in 2012 and forecasts for 2013 indicate that this decline would continue."

Information for customers can be found by clicking here.

If you worked for Jessops or are a customer affected by its closure, you can leave your comments using the form below, or by emailing newsdesk@countygazette.co.uk.

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8:05pm Fri 11 Jan 13

FreeSpeech? says...

Disgusting they they are allowed to keep items people have bought or payed a deposit on as that in my opinion is tantamount to theft, i bet the taxmans first in the queue again.
Disgusting they they are allowed to keep items people have bought or payed a deposit on as that in my opinion is tantamount to theft, i bet the taxmans first in the queue again. FreeSpeech?
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9:05pm Fri 11 Jan 13

Dr Dave says...

It's sad to see the chain close but I think the whole gift card setup needs addressing.
It's sad to see the chain close but I think the whole gift card setup needs addressing. Dr Dave
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9:31pm Fri 11 Jan 13

bts73 says...

Gift cards are designed to cash in when people lose them or can't use them for some reason, eg. when the retailer goes bust. No sane person should ever use a retailer as a bank.
Gift cards are designed to cash in when people lose them or can't use them for some reason, eg. when the retailer goes bust. No sane person should ever use a retailer as a bank. bts73
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7:59am Sat 12 Jan 13

Mi_Coc says...

FreeSpeech? wrote:
Disgusting they they are allowed to keep items people have bought or payed a deposit on as that in my opinion is tantamount to theft, i bet the taxmans first in the queue again.
What's the issue with the tax man being first. Our taxes pay for NHS, schools benefits.

Surely mr Smith who needs a life saving operation needs that more than mrs jones needs here new camera.
[quote][p][bold]FreeSpeech?[/bold] wrote: Disgusting they they are allowed to keep items people have bought or payed a deposit on as that in my opinion is tantamount to theft, i bet the taxmans first in the queue again.[/p][/quote]What's the issue with the tax man being first. Our taxes pay for NHS, schools benefits. Surely mr Smith who needs a life saving operation needs that more than mrs jones needs here new camera. Mi_Coc
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8:02am Sat 12 Jan 13

Mi_Coc says...

bts73 wrote:
Gift cards are designed to cash in when people lose them or can't use them for some reason, eg. when the retailer goes bust. No sane person should ever use a retailer as a bank.
I would never but have had refunds in them and been given them as gesture of goodwill or deal with a company.
[quote][p][bold]bts73[/bold] wrote: Gift cards are designed to cash in when people lose them or can't use them for some reason, eg. when the retailer goes bust. No sane person should ever use a retailer as a bank.[/p][/quote]I would never but have had refunds in them and been given them as gesture of goodwill or deal with a company. Mi_Coc
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8:13am Sat 12 Jan 13

FreeSpeech? says...

Mi_Coc wrote:
FreeSpeech? wrote:
Disgusting they they are allowed to keep items people have bought or payed a deposit on as that in my opinion is tantamount to theft, i bet the taxmans first in the queue again.
What's the issue with the tax man being first. Our taxes pay for NHS, schools benefits.

Surely mr Smith who needs a life saving operation needs that more than mrs jones needs here new camera.
Well if you was made redundant and owed wages and redundancy money I don't expect you would be to pleased to find HMRC was first in line ahead of you would you?
[quote][p][bold]Mi_Coc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FreeSpeech?[/bold] wrote: Disgusting they they are allowed to keep items people have bought or payed a deposit on as that in my opinion is tantamount to theft, i bet the taxmans first in the queue again.[/p][/quote]What's the issue with the tax man being first. Our taxes pay for NHS, schools benefits. Surely mr Smith who needs a life saving operation needs that more than mrs jones needs here new camera.[/p][/quote]Well if you was made redundant and owed wages and redundancy money I don't expect you would be to pleased to find HMRC was first in line ahead of you would you? FreeSpeech?
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8:21am Sat 12 Jan 13

Useacarpark.com says...

This isn't surprising in the slightest, even their Internet site offered better deals than the walk in stores, so all anyone did was use it to view/test products and purchase elsewhere. If the company wanted to keep going they should've switched to Internet only sales months/years ago and offered the best prices on the net, or at least price matched. People like to buy from a trusted seller rather than trying to dodge grey imports through eBay. If they had done this along with a website upgrade, live chat, better comparison ability etc, theme I'm sure they have continued to trade creating other jobs in the uk, such as warehouse, delivery staff, telesales, online experts etc.
This isn't surprising in the slightest, even their Internet site offered better deals than the walk in stores, so all anyone did was use it to view/test products and purchase elsewhere. If the company wanted to keep going they should've switched to Internet only sales months/years ago and offered the best prices on the net, or at least price matched. People like to buy from a trusted seller rather than trying to dodge grey imports through eBay. If they had done this along with a website upgrade, live chat, better comparison ability etc, theme I'm sure they have continued to trade creating other jobs in the uk, such as warehouse, delivery staff, telesales, online experts etc. Useacarpark.com
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12:26pm Sat 12 Jan 13

tom norman says...

why cant there be an option for you to press when your buying online to indicate which shop the product came from ,ie if your nearest shops jessops in taunton indicate that you wanted it from there then get the profits go to that the jessops shop exc ,then buying online wouldnt be such a problem for some shops as it would still show on there profits !!
why cant there be an option for you to press when your buying online to indicate which shop the product came from ,ie if your nearest shops jessops in taunton indicate that you wanted it from there then get the profits go to that the jessops shop exc ,then buying online wouldnt be such a problem for some shops as it would still show on there profits !! tom norman
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1:27pm Sat 12 Jan 13

Mi_Coc says...

FreeSpeech? wrote:
Mi_Coc wrote:
FreeSpeech? wrote:
Disgusting they they are allowed to keep items people have bought or payed a deposit on as that in my opinion is tantamount to theft, i bet the taxmans first in the queue again.
What's the issue with the tax man being first. Our taxes pay for NHS, schools benefits.

Surely mr Smith who needs a life saving operation needs that more than mrs jones needs here new camera.
Well if you was made redundant and owed wages and redundancy money I don't expect you would be to pleased to find HMRC was first in line ahead of you would you?
You ever heard of the insolvency service? Government funded agency that pay you redundancy and outstanding holiday pay in just such a a situation.

There are limits to what you get but I once was made redundant and they pay you a reasonable amount of money,
[quote][p][bold]FreeSpeech?[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mi_Coc[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]FreeSpeech?[/bold] wrote: Disgusting they they are allowed to keep items people have bought or payed a deposit on as that in my opinion is tantamount to theft, i bet the taxmans first in the queue again.[/p][/quote]What's the issue with the tax man being first. Our taxes pay for NHS, schools benefits. Surely mr Smith who needs a life saving operation needs that more than mrs jones needs here new camera.[/p][/quote]Well if you was made redundant and owed wages and redundancy money I don't expect you would be to pleased to find HMRC was first in line ahead of you would you?[/p][/quote]You ever heard of the insolvency service? Government funded agency that pay you redundancy and outstanding holiday pay in just such a a situation. There are limits to what you get but I once was made redundant and they pay you a reasonable amount of money, Mi_Coc
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1:30pm Sat 12 Jan 13

Mi_Coc says...

tom norman wrote:
why cant there be an option for you to press when your buying online to indicate which shop the product came from ,ie if your nearest shops jessops in taunton indicate that you wanted it from there then get the profits go to that the jessops shop exc ,then buying online wouldnt be such a problem for some shops as it would still show on there profits !!
You wouldn't get the this discount for buying online so it wouldn't work as once you bring a shop into the equation you have staff, rent and taxes pay.
[quote][p][bold]tom norman[/bold] wrote: why cant there be an option for you to press when your buying online to indicate which shop the product came from ,ie if your nearest shops jessops in taunton indicate that you wanted it from there then get the profits go to that the jessops shop exc ,then buying online wouldnt be such a problem for some shops as it would still show on there profits !![/p][/quote]You wouldn't get the this discount for buying online so it wouldn't work as once you bring a shop into the equation you have staff, rent and taxes pay. Mi_Coc
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7:22pm Sat 12 Jan 13

tom norman says...

it might save some jobs thou as web buying wouldnt shut so many shops that way as the designated shop would still get the money !!if peeps knew that there money was being kept local and still save the cost of fuel they might not worry about a couple quid cheeper if it would save jobs !!
it might save some jobs thou as web buying wouldnt shut so many shops that way as the designated shop would still get the money !!if peeps knew that there money was being kept local and still save the cost of fuel they might not worry about a couple quid cheeper if it would save jobs !! tom norman
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1:13pm Sun 13 Jan 13

IQ says...

I think it is a historic shame for Taunton. The camera shop on the corner of St James St was previously Greys and that had been there forever!

Anyone know when it first was a camera shop? 100 years ago perhaps?

Ah well, might as well embrace change - we cannot stop it!
I think it is a historic shame for Taunton. The camera shop on the corner of St James St was previously Greys and that had been there forever! Anyone know when it first was a camera shop? 100 years ago perhaps? Ah well, might as well embrace change - we cannot stop it! IQ
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7:00pm Sun 13 Jan 13

Dr Dave says...

It'll no doubt become a discount store or charity shop very soon - as that is the only type of shop Taunton can sustain. Sad times indeed.
It'll no doubt become a discount store or charity shop very soon - as that is the only type of shop Taunton can sustain. Sad times indeed. Dr Dave
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8:41pm Sun 13 Jan 13

Dick Turpin Works For Council says...

FreeSpeech? wrote:
Disgusting they they are allowed to keep items people have bought or payed a deposit on as that in my opinion is tantamount to theft, i bet the taxmans first in the queue again.
It is indeed a tragedy all round, for the customers whose goods are lost into a black hole and for the employees who've lost their jobs. Thos employees won't be contributing to the Exchequer again through their payroll taxes, so you and me will be sustaining them.

On the subject of the taxman taking his cut from the assets (assuming there are some), this will presumably be more tax than will have been received from eBay and Amazon, both of whom will have contributed to Jessops' demise!
[quote][p][bold]FreeSpeech?[/bold] wrote: Disgusting they they are allowed to keep items people have bought or payed a deposit on as that in my opinion is tantamount to theft, i bet the taxmans first in the queue again.[/p][/quote]It is indeed a tragedy all round, for the customers whose goods are lost into a black hole and for the employees who've lost their jobs. Thos employees won't be contributing to the Exchequer again through their payroll taxes, so you and me will be sustaining them. On the subject of the taxman taking his cut from the assets (assuming there are some), this will presumably be more tax than will have been received from eBay and Amazon, both of whom will have contributed to Jessops' demise! Dick Turpin Works For Council
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9:30pm Mon 14 Jan 13

tom norman says...

looks like hmv will be the next one by the look of bbcnews website
looks like hmv will be the next one by the look of bbcnews website tom norman
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4:31pm Wed 16 Jan 13

Mark1970 says...

Blockbusters as well now going bust. So another icon and another store to go in Taunton.
Blockbusters as well now going bust. So another icon and another store to go in Taunton. Mark1970
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