Thats the DSG story. I think there may be a bit more in it than that mate. Sony stock is freely available for one. Trust me from the time i've spent in retail, what is told to the troops isn't the whole truth just what the upper management want you to know.Rizel23 said:Yep, confirmed as i work at Currys part time (for my sins).
Its a stock issue, DSG group were not happy at supply and prices so have pulled plug on Sony for the time being, all stock is being sold off so haggle on prices as there won'nt be many left in stock.
I keep saying that to people. Different stores even in the large companies have different levels of knowledge and service even within the same company. Its all down to the people in the stores.Rizel23 said:I know the bad reputation that Currys carries nationwide, but our store is actually very good for knowlegde on the TV department, with some excellent managers. Ideal if you want to work part time whilst you study,...like me.
Buying a TV online is a hassle if things go wrong. I don't feel that comfortable doing it. Most of the online shops are easy to buy from but offer pathetic customer service when things go wrong. I bought a Panasonic TX-32LXD60 online but returned it, luckily I made sure I found a local online store (Digital-Point), so I returned the LCD myself.luckyb** said:I'm supprised that many people are bothered by this on here......
Doesn't everyone on here slag of the highstreet and buy all there goods online (ok maybe not all)........
Doesn't everyone on here slag of how much Sony items cost instore and use pricerunner/froogle to find the best deal???
Whats the big deal???
Or.......... has everyone just worked out that if everyone was as smart as us and bought online no-one would ever know what these items were like to touch apart from posts on forums like this.......que all retailers employing people to post fanboy reports to suck us all in!!!
OK rant over!!!
Completely the opposite for me. I wouldn't buy a TV in store ONLY on the interent. The distance selling regulations make it mighty easy for us to change our mind when we buy online, sending the TV back if we don't like it, faulty, too big, or small, or anything really.... The prices you can get online also make it better on the pocketmhsslinky said:Are you saying you only like the "Where can i buy a ........ the cheapest online?" threads. I wouldn't buy anything as big as a TV online its just not worth the hassle if you have any problems or need any help.
However, I should add that the group DSG don't encompass Comet do they?Rizel23 said:Right definate answer to this this now, i got board at work and rang headoffice
Reason why DGS group won't be stocking Sony TVs anymore is down to warranty issue, Sony only want the DGS group to push there own extended warranty not the DGS groups 'Whateverhappens' warranty, so no more Sony TVs for a while to come as warranty's is where the profit is, hope this helps peeps asking.
Also, to address issue as if electrical stores will continue, predictions are that within 2 years either Currys or comet will go, but as you would expect, the DGS group are pretty confident that it will be Comet