* Posts by Private Pyle

1 post • joined 29 May 2018

Maplin shutdown sale prices still HIGHER than rivals

Private Pyle
Holmes

WOW I am shocked...said no one ever

I worked for them about 4 years ago as a part-time job whilst at Uni.

I lasted about 9 months before I jumped ship.

Awful place to work. manager had zero technical knowledge - it was all about profit and bonus and staff perks.

I must have had several "motivational" chat regards my inability to upsell over priced HDMI to OAP's and other naff crap they started flogging.

The writing was on the wall regards their prices and as many have said here...the company was being milked by the VC's. The good name it had when I was a hobbyist and general tinkerer had long past.

The best part of the job for me was interacting with the customers and finding them solutions to tech problems..... 9 out of 10 times by telling them to get it cheaper on eBay.

Never did get a reference from them.....wonder why

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