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Maplin are back ...

Post by topcat96 » Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:38 pm

Online ordering only ...

Not sure if this is still a viable company anymore, but somebody seems to have enough faith to give it a go.

https://www.maplin.co.uk
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Post by LordVaderUK » Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:41 pm

Above link is broken.... this one works :-)

https://www.maplin.co.uk

Could have sworn they went bust!

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Post by topcat96 » Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:46 pm

LordVaderUK wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:41 pm
Above link is broken.... this one works :-)

https://www.maplin.co.uk

Could have sworn they went bust!
My bad ... original post amended.

News report here: https://uk.news.yahoo.com/collapsed-ret ... 00443.html
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Post by 1024MAK » Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:28 pm

They did go into administration. Not being able to find a buyer, the administrators sold everything off, including the name. Someone bought the name and logo. A while ago they set up a simple holding website and started giving prizes away as a marketing campaign. Now they have launched their proper web site.

So it’s not the same company.

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Post by flaxcottage » Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:09 pm

They do not sell all the 'interesting' stuff like components and displays. It is just a commercial 'box shifter'. :(
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Post by Kazzie » Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:40 am

Indeed, they seem to be selling all the things I'd never buy from the previous company.

Ah well. Best of luck with their target market...
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Post by chinnyhill10 » Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:05 am

Only in the same way Woolworths came back as an online only outfit that everyone forgot about in five minutes flat. Only used them for distress purchases and killing time.

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Post by 1024MAK » Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:36 am

chinnyhill10 wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:05 am
Only in the same way Woolworths came back as an online only outfit that everyone forgot about in five minutes flat. Only used them for distress purchases and killing time.
Distress purchases? :shock:
Killing time? :?

That’s what eBay is for.... :lol:

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Post by Andy1979 » Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:42 am

There's a token nod to the hobbyist with some Raspberry Pi and Arduino kits, but it's a sad state of affairs when you can't purchase a soldering iron or multimeter from them.

Hopefully they'll grow their range over time, but I expect eBay/Amazon will continue to be my source of electrical bits and bobs. Cricklewood Electronics are quite good too - used their mail order service when fixing up an old valve amplifier.

There was a rumour Peter Jones was involved in this new venture, but I understand that was 'fake news'.

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