back to article Newly spawned Dixons Carphone leaps onto LSE as £12bn sales org

The shotgun wedding between hard-pressed consumer biz Dixons Retail and Carphone Warehouse was consummated today as the £12bn turnover borg started trading on the London Stock Exchange. The merger between Dixons Retail, owner of Currys and PC World, and Carphone Warehouse was first announced back in May. Dixons Carphone - …

  1. Geoff May

    The retail titans are also likely to try to make the most of the latest tech buzzword, The Internet of Things, where billions of web-enabled stuff gets connected and make life that much for everyone aged 6 or 45.

    Fixed it for you ...

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    All the dodgies together

    Bought a game from PcWorld for my daughter many years ago, Didn't work. They refused a refund or exchange. I wrote to the the game manufacturer who provided a fixed version. I've boycotted PC World ever since - so now my boycott has just got bigger:)

    1. wolfetone Silver badge
      Trollface

      Re: All the dodgies together

      That's a shame really as Carphone Warehouse are actually really good. I've only bought phones from them, as the sales tactics of Phones 4U really piss me off.

      "How much are you looking to spend on a contract?"

      "About £25 a month. Nothing more."

      "OK Let me check."

      *** Sales rep goes off to find a ring binder, comes back ***

      "For £35 a month you can get this.."

      "I said no more than £25"

      "But look at the phone you're getting for £35!"

      "But I said no more than £25, so either give me something for £25 a month or give me that £35 a month phone for £25."

      *** Sales rep goes off to find the manager ***

      "Tell you what, I'll give you £75 right now if you take the £35 a month option."

      "It's a 24 month contract, so I'd still be paying about £32 a month."

      "Yes you would."

      "But I said no more than £25 a month for a contract phone."

      "Yes but this is such a good offer"

      *** I promptly walk out after 30 minutes of "haggling" ***

      -------

      *** Walks in to Carphone Warehouse ***

      "I want a £25 a month contract phone."

      "Any preference to network?"

      "No"

      "Any preference to phone?"

      "Not an iPhone"

      "OK."

      *** Sales rep uses computer, finds a phone ***

      "Here's one, would you like to go for that?"

      "Yeah OK"

      *** Sales rep gets phone, I sign up, everyone's happy ***

      Moral of the story: Never buy a phone from Phones 4U.

  3. ADJB

    Now the staff will know nothing about twice as many product lines as before.

  4. Ketlan
    Happy

    Dix R'Us

    "Dix Warehouse"

    Oh, how I wish that were true.

  5. DrXym Silver badge

    I'm really excited

    I really want to buy a Matsui Phone and extended warranty

  6. Professor Clifton Shallot

    I don't understand

    Why didn't CW just wait for Dixon's to die and then cherry pick what they wanted from it?

    1. Yet Another Anonymous coward Silver badge

      Re: I don't understand

      Or why didn't they just take the 12Billion quid and stick it in a tracker fund - logically all the bottom half of the FTSE should do that.

  7. Frankee Llonnygog

    Henceforward to be known as :

    Carsons Dickphone

  8. djstardust

    FNAC off

    I am seriously impressed with French chain FNAC. They sell absolutely everything and the shops are always busy.

    Difference is that neither Dixons or CPW give a FNAC about their customers

  9. John Chopper

    As someone once said :

    The sound of two garbage trucks colliding....

    1. Frankee Llonnygog

      Re: As someone once said :

      ... of two uglies bumpin'

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