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07-06-2018, 11:02   #31
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Some good deals to be had instore if my experience is anything to go by. I picked up an HDMI-VGA adaptor and brought it to the counter. Your man scanned it at €13-14, after the 50% discount. Then said "**** it", scanned a keyring instead and have me the adaptor for 99c.
You walked in for a bargain and said Maplins employee has as a swan song turned you into a criminal. You're now handling stolen goods and an accessory to a robbery, bargain.
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07-06-2018, 11:50   #32
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I will miss the Galway branch slightly.

It used to pass half an hour, walking around, buying nothing, while the wife was buying shtuff in Woodies.
LOL, literally exactly the same as me and the missus but at the Cork store!
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Some good deals to be had instore if my experience is anything to go by. I picked up an HDMI-VGA adaptor and brought it to the counter. Your man scanned it at €13-14, after the 50% discount. Then said "**** it", scanned a keyring instead and have me the adaptor for 99c.
Thats not Maplin giving you a bargain thats staff knowing they are gone from tomorrow not giving a sh1t anymore.

"Yer man scanned it at €13 euro after the 50% discount". So it would have been €26?!? I got one from Amazon recently for 6 quid delivered. Probably the same one.
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"Yer man scanned it at €13 euro after the 50% discount". So it would have been €26?!? I got one from Amazon recently for 6 quid delivered. Probably the same one.
Yep
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07-06-2018, 12:38   #35
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Thats not Maplin giving you a bargain thats staff knowing they are gone from tomorrow not giving a sh1t anymore.

"Yer man scanned it at €13 euro after the 50% discount". So it would have been €26?!? I got one from Amazon recently for 6 quid delivered. Probably the same one.

Got them in Techpart Limerick for €3.50.
Maplin were always 100% dearer and in general only sold to customers who were clueless about what they were looking for.
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Anyone tell me if all stores are shutting down the same day? Could do with popping in to the Galway store, see if I can haggle prices of a few cables/converters im looking for
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08-06-2018, 17:32   #37
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Is there a day yet set for the closIng?
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08-06-2018, 18:03   #38
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Is there a day yet set for the closIng?
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Maplin will be returning as an online operation.

The name and domain name have been purchased by the Buy it Direct group. (laptopsdirect, appliancesdirect etc)
http://www.buyitdirect.co.uk/

Suggests prices will drop but service level will be, er, em, no comment.
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Had a peek through window today near Jervis, theres nearly nothing left.
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Place in Limerick was handy for having a look around at the tech stuff. Clean, tidy, well stocked and plenty of room to wander around. God forbid I'd buy something though.........If I saw something good I'd go home and order it on Amazon for a sensible price. Nearly fell over when I saw they were also charging for their catalogue...think it was a tenner. I almost left with it expecting it to be free like in Argos. On the rare occasion I did purchase something then it would have to be like 80% off i.e the price for it online.

How the f*ck did they last as long as they did?
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Gonna miss Maplin. It was handy for items that you needed in a hurry or small cheap items and you didn't need anything else from Amazon to get the free delivery. But it was expensive.
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The one beside our office at St. Paul’s still has a week left. I picked up an akasa cooler for a fiver in Friday, nothing special but a bargain nonetheless. I’ll keep an eye next week as we’re refurbishing the living room so I may try and snag some coax and satellite cable on the cheap - theyve bundles on the stuff from what I can see.
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anyone get any final day bargains so?
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