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Fears for retail as Focus eyes administration

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by cumbriahandyman, 4 May 2011.

  1. cumbriahandyman

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    There is a Focus near me. Never use it though, as prices seem steep, and other chains offer better ranges.
     
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    Very hard to buy anything from them as their prices are sky high! :eek:
     
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    FFS :rolleyes: Daughter - in -Law works there. Recession over - house prices rising - MY ARSE :evil:
     
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    I think Focus have been trailing other retailers for a while.

    It's not so much to do with the economy, just that other DIY chains have upped their game, and screwfix/Toolstation make Focus's prices look silly.



    You're right about the economy though Nige. UK can't afford itself any more.
     
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    In all fairness Homebase does manage to make Focus look like they are giving their stuff away! :LOL:

    Homebase will probably be next.
     
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    Our local Focus closed down a couple years ago.

    I found them better than Homebase for DIY, but not as good as B&Q or wickes.

    I think Homebase survised to long as they do more than just Tools/Materials.
     
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    Not surprised, as others have said their prices have always been ridiculous. Our local one was shut a few years ago and a wickes opened on the site!
     
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    I can only hope that Wicks take over mine, otherwise I will be doing some serious extra mileage.
     
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    Tesco should take them over. They know a thing or two about retailing and are as big as they can get as a supermarket business. Diversification?
     
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    Will we get two for the price of one? :LOL:
     
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    focus was always a joke. half the shelves were empty. they had no clue on pricing.
     
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