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    Well looks like I was right but a lot sooner than I expected


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    Jesus, the country is falling apart

    Zavvi placed into administration


    Zavvi is the UK's largest independent entertainment retailer

    Music, games and DVD chain Zavvi has gone into administration, Ernst & Young has announced, threatening 3,500 jobs.
    The troubled chain has been badly affected by the demise of Woolworths, which forced it to stop taking new orders via its website.
    Zavvi's main supplier is Woolworths' unit Entertainment UK (EUK), which went into administration on 27 November.
    All of Zavvi's stores should be open as normal on Boxing day, for its traditional post-Christmas sale.
    Problems at Woolworths
    Since Entertainment UK went into administration, Zavvi has had difficulties in sourcing stock and has been forced to enter new trading arrangements.
    "This has resulted in considerable working capital difficulties," an Ernst & Young statement said.
    "Since EUK went into administration, and perhaps before, the impact of problems at EUK on the Zavvi group has been significant.
    "Minimal deliveries, no returns and worse trading terms are just some of the areas impacted," said joint administrator Tom Jack.
    "In the absence of a buyer for EUK, and with dire trading conditions on the High Street, the Zavvi group has seen a material fall in sales and the directors have now been forced to place parts of the group into administration," he added.
    The administrators intend for Zavvi to continue trading with a view to selling all or part of the business.
    The group's founding partners Simon Douglas and Steve Peckham said: "We have done all that is possible to keep the business trading, but the problems encountered with EUK, and particularly its recent failure, has been too much for the business to cope with."
    The Zavvi group is the UK's largest independent entertainment retailer with 125 stores.
    It was formed after a management buy out of the Virgin Megastore division of the Virgin Group in September 2007.
    Tea and coffee specialist Whittards and menswear chain The Officers Club also fell into administration this week.

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    Default Re: Zavvi placed into administration

    I was in there last week and they were selling xbox 360 arcades for £99.

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    That deal is stil on for the 360.

    Back on topic though - this is terrible. Two BIG high street chains gone now... There's little hope for any of us at this point!
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    Sorry for going off topic, it's just that I thought selling them off cheap might have implied that they were trying to offload stock early because they feared the worst.

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    Default Re: Zavvi placed into administration

    Quote Originally Posted by newnesy View Post
    Sorry for going off topic,
    LOL - Sorry mate - I didn't mean to imply anything by my post

    it's just that I thought selling them off cheap might have implied that they were trying to offload stock early because they feared the worst.
    There are a number of places doing them for £99 at the moment. I don't know if some bulk deal was done or something. As they were using the Woolies distributer it might be that they got a deal because of the quantity bought in. Would be interesting to see if other retailers that used EUK are also doing the same price.
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    No problem mate

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