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Sony Electronics announced that it will shut 20 of the 31 stores it operates in the US and lay off 1,000 workers – a third of its workforce. The entertainment giant said the redundancies are part of Sony Corp's wider cash-cutting program, which will axe 5,000 jobs worldwide and kicked off at the start of February. Back then, …


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I note that quite a few Sony shops in the UK (most of which were franchises I seem to recall) have also closed in the last few months.

Though to be honest even as a bit of a Sony fanboy I found their stores to be lacking in products on display. It's almost as if they didn't make AV amps or more than one BR player....

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Ours is the only place I have seen their new mid range surround sound receivers. But then we have lost all three of our home cinema / HiFi shops locally.

But then the previous SC franchise holder went bump and they were a well respected local company with multiple home electronic shops.

Hard market these days, and nowhere to test what you want to buy. How do I compare between the receivers in this price range, I now cannot.

RIP all of the home cinema specialists. And strangely we lost our last model shop due to the downstairs HC / HiFi / Photographic place shutting.

So if our SC shuts down we would have a city with no HiFi or Home Cinema shop at all.

They wonder why our town centre is so quiet, well where are all the shops?

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