What a shame
Title not being sarcastic simply true.
I worked at Comet for 3 year's and to be honest I had never worked for a company that was so easy to work for really.
Where I work now is the best place I have ever worked but Comet is not really that far behind.
I will only buy from Comet, won't buy from Curry's and PCworld because of there attitude to me when buying stuff or returning faulty item's.
Everything I have bought from Comet since working there has had a Extended Warranty bought on it because they are worth the money I THINK, don't give me abuse about that as it's true in my case.
32" £300 tv goes faulty get it replaced with a 37" £500, that goes faulty and choose to downgrade to a 32" and get a PS3 at the same time all cost me £800 in total as the Warranty does not transfer to the new TV because I got the money for each TV back.
Currently have a 42" which has a Warranty on it and have had the TV for 18 month's, and it's still going strong but if it break's I get £650 back, to buy a new TV with and also I still have my 32" as well which will give me another £300.
I just feel sorry for people buying thing's as online you get very little information regarding what they are like, unless you trust Which Magazine who give the product's a review relating to the amount they spent, on advertising in the mag.
I also feel sorry for the people who work there considering they may be out of a job because of this.
As for people mentioning price why not look at Dixon's I remember flying out to Cyprus while I was working for Comet, and I went in to the Dixon's in the airport and found a TV made by LG for sale in there at a discounted price of £1500 from £2000 at, the same time Comet were selling the exact same model of TV for £700.
I have alway's found Comet's price to be fair on TV's etc compared to other companies who stock the exact same model.
Oh and good luck if something goes faulty after buying it online heard to many horror stories about online retailers.