Reply to post: Price was only part of the problem

Maplin shutdown sale prices still HIGHER than rivals

jb99

Price was only part of the problem

The main problem is that over the years they slowly transformed from an interesting small supplier of electronics components to a small but steady customer base into an expensive supplier of tat to consumers who didn't know any better.

That, and the fact that they always had someone to harass you with "hello what are you looking for?" the moment you walked into the store, but someone never had enough people manning the tills to avoid a large queue.

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