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How much are Currys losing

nadger
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How much are Currys losing

Went to Currys website to check on delivery due today and site down all morning.
They are now giving discount voucher
http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/index.html
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Re: How much are Currys losing

Probably not be a worthwhile discount but registered anyway (you never know), hope it's not just a veiled attempt to get people's details for marketing purposes.
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Re: How much are Currys losing

Looked just like the page Comet had up for a few weeks.
"temporarily unavailable"...
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Re: How much are Currys losing

Unsurprisingly as it's the same company... PC World's website is presenting a similar screen.
http://www.pcworld.co.uk/
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Re: How much are Currys losing

Don't say that as waiting for new washing machine  Cry
Obviously paid by credit card  Wink
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Re: How much are Currys losing

Looks like one of two things..
1) They're going down the pan (doubtful due to vouchers being offered)
2) They've been hacked and are trying to get it sorted.
I reckon it might be 2. I was working on a site that got attacked a while back, nasty attack, affected many different things all over the server. Site got shut down for weeks while we tried to find the method of entry, everything had to be checked, double checked etc. I think 1.5 months later it came back online. If its a nasty hack / infection then it can take ages to clean up and then you may have several million database records that need checking..
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nadger
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Not only did their website crash - according to phone call delivery vehicle did as well  Cry
Bovine excretia but what can one say.
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Re: How much are Currys losing

Problem solved - looks like they have completely changed the website and they are now almost identical in layout etc.
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Re: How much are Currys losing

So .....will the Currys shops become PC World shops? or vice versa? HuhHuh
in our "retail trading area. Currys and PCWorld are giant stores NEXT DOOR to each other !... either they will knock the wall through and have a really really GIANT STORE,... or one will have to close...
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Re: How much are Currys losing

They combined ours into a single store
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Re: How much are Currys losing

In one business park near to me they are next door to each other but in a business park in the other direction they closed PCWorld and combined with Currys who were adjacent.

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Re: How much are Currys losing

Curry's and PC World on on the same park where I go.  I notice they have combined Dixon's into the PCW.  Personally I don't like the group.  Very poor staff and overpriced goods.
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@artmo....I agree.... trouble is...as far as the unwashed general public know....there is nobody else in the market place......  Cry
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Re: How much are Currys losing

They seem obsessed with selling Norton. I'm sure they'd even sell you a copy when you buy a washing machine if they could get away with it.

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Re: How much are Currys losing

Norton has possibly replaced their extended warranties that they were making a fortune from until they were taken to task for doing so Wink