It is a bit regrettable that ticket made it to the shelf, but many of my colleagues like myself are shocked and dismayed to be losing our jobs and laregley given up hope.
The £4444 price would have been when sale of that item was embargoed, unfortunately when the price is reduced the 'saving' is generated automatically. To those who mock, take a look round Tesco and you will see such howlers all the time. 74p each 2 for £2.00... 99p each 3 for £3.00, they are always there if you look for them.
I note that many of those commenting on service received at Comet go on to say that service at DSG stores is even worse, so you get to keep the worst of all worlds. For it will indeed be a PC World that remains for those who don't buy on the Internet.
The majority of my colleagues, like myself, have strived to give good service and the best advice to customers who prefer to talk to a real person rather than click a button. There will always be a few sales people and stores that give a poor experience and people love a chance to complain but rarely take time to praise the good. How many people can honestly say they have taken time to compliment good service anywhere (shops, meals out, hotels)? But we will all have complained...
The truth is that Comet is a good business, with the potential to do well, that has been let down by greedy get rich investors at the top. Once again banks and Insurers have shown that they have the power to save or destroy buisnesses at will. Those who know what is required by customers have been forced to work with one hand tied behind their back because the company was being drained of the cash flow needed to put the right stock in place at the right price.
When Op Capita brought Comet, we employees were uneasy having seen what they had down to MFI but chose to be confident and look ahead. Initially signs were encouraging, but slowly we could see less and less stock as the money was slowly drained away. And with it the life blood of a company that has been around nearly 80 years.
This Christmas Henry Jackson will no doubt be a few million richer, 4000 people will have lost their jobs during Op Capita 'investment' and the High Street will be poorer.