Jessops issue profit warning

Discussion in 'UK Photography' started by Malcolm Stewart, Mar 21, 2005.

  1. http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000102&sid=aEq8tDwCpKX0&refer=uk

    It must be all my fault!
    I haven't felt the need to upgrade my printer (an Epson 1270), and I didn't
    upgrade from my 10D to the latest 20D, nor did I raid the piggy bank to get
    either of the1D(s) MKII variants. They're both far too heavy for my needs.

    But I did buy a worn but now affordable Nikon F3 last Saturday....
     
    Malcolm Stewart, Mar 21, 2005
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  2. Malcolm Stewart

    Paul Ryan Guest

    Read about this on NTL site. I've been using the new shop in Mansfield
    loads for processing.

    Paul
     
    Paul Ryan, Mar 21, 2005
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  3. Peter Johnson, Mar 21, 2005
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  4. Malcolm Stewart

    Rick Guest

    With Jessops prices I am not surprised. Cannot remember the last thing of
    any value I bought from them, it just been batteries and memory cards for
    the last couple of years. (and only then because I am impatient!)

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    Rick

    Digital Printing
    www.intelligence-direct.com - 01270 215550
     
    Rick, Mar 22, 2005
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  5. Malcolm Stewart

    Tony Polson Guest


    Jessops' memory card prices are unbelievably high. It is probably the
    product where Jessops' prices are the most uncompetitive compared with
    the competition. I pay much less than half for items of exactly the
    same brand and type.

    The only purpose Jessops serve is as somewhere on the high street to
    go in emergencies, when cost is not a factor.

    Jessops appear (completely) to have failed to realise that digital
    camera buyers are just as likely to go to computer suppliers for their
    digicams and accessories as they are to go to a photo shop. Digital
    camera buyers are also savvy when it comes to comparing prices between
    suppliers, and Jessops just don't measure up.

    Computer suppliers are in a cut-throat market. They compete on price
    and delivery, and that's all. High street location doesn't come into
    it; the vast majority of their business is done by mail order, on the
    basis of lowest price. And you can buy just about every brand and
    model of digicam online. How can Jessops possibly compete, with their
    high overheads?

    It might be different if Jessops had knowledgeable, well-trained staff
    who were able to help customers make informed choices. However, the
    company's insistence on paying extremely low wages to sales staff
    (typically at or just above the Minimum Wage) must surely mean that
    recruitment and retention of talented individuals is well nigh
    impossible.

    Unfortunately, Jessops seems to be fast becoming the new Dixons, or
    merely a UK version of the dull US chain, Ritz Camera.
     
    Tony Polson, Mar 22, 2005
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  6. Malcolm Stewart

    Rick Guest

    I know - usually when I find myself desperate for another memory card I seem
    to be in the vicinity of Jessops ... hmmmm

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    Rick

    Digital Printing
    www.intelligence-direct.com - 01270 215550
     
    Rick, Mar 24, 2005
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  7. Malcolm Stewart

    Tony Polson Guest


    And that is all they are useful for - being there when you need
    something so badly that price is not the #1 priority, nor #2.

    A bit like PC World, I suppose.

    ;-)
     
    Tony Polson, Mar 24, 2005
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  8. Malcolm Stewart

    Paul Ryan Guest

    I like Jessops. Just depends what you're after. Great for films.

    Paul
     
    Paul Ryan, Mar 28, 2005
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  9. Malcolm Stewart

    Tony Polson Guest


    Jessops are great for people with more money than sense.

    That doesn't mean Jessops customers have much money.
     
    Tony Polson, Mar 28, 2005
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  10. Malcolm Stewart

    Paul Ryan Guest

    Well, I don't have much money, but the film prices seem good, and they
    have the best range of them. In Mansfield they are the best photography
    shop.

    Paul
     
    Paul Ryan, Mar 29, 2005
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  11. Malcolm Stewart

    Tony Polson Guest

    Their film prices are very high. This was discussed at some length
    earlier in this thread. Do keep up.
    Then God help Mansfield.
     
    Tony Polson, Mar 29, 2005
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