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Comet fire sale is more of a damp squib

Ten percent off tablets and laptops
Thu Nov 08 2012, 11:34

SOON TO BE EX HIGH STREET RETAILER Comet has kicked off its fire sale with some rather uninspiring price cuts.

The INQUIRER braved the local Comet store this morning to find that 10 percent was shaved off the prices of hot items like Ipads, Ipods, Kindles, headphones and laptops, and 15 percent off mice.


We expected to see hordes of people coming out of the store with arms full of gadgetry, but instead were greeted with disappointed punters and talk of meagre price reductions.

There are four price cuts, 10 percent, 15 percent, 20 percent and 30 percent. The most attractive items were in the first bracket. In the 15 percent discount bin we found mice, 20 percent included fat fryers, printer ink and DVD players, and the 30 percent lot included TV stands.

At this point we'd like to highlight the "best deal" we could find, but we couldn't really find any. The store we visited had stock, including Apple gadgetry, but the staff were unable to bend on price or comment on any further reductions.

If you are in the market for a new laptop or tablet and fancy a 10 percent price reduction, Comet seems to be selling items based on their recommended retail prices. This means that something that normally retails for £185 now costs £167. µ


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