Reply to post: Re: I remember Maplins from when I was a kiddie

Maplin shutdown sale prices still HIGHER than rivals

jelabarre59 Silver badge

Re: I remember Maplins from when I was a kiddie

I am no expert on them but would think that early on most of their business was mail order which could have been easily migrated to internet sales. It is really sad they did not successfully make that transition and ended up selling overpriced tat in shops.

I do find it surprising (or perhaps sad) that so many stores that had made their start and fame in the "mail-order" business were later unable to handle internet sales (yes, Sears, looking at you).

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