Maplins refit

stanstead-rd

#1

Just popped into Maplins which I knew was having a refit - but what a transformation! They are still stocking the shelves and expect to be properly functional Monday, but already shows you a ‘proper’ Maplins shop. Somehow it is now 4 times the size than before - so presumably changed store to retail space. Very useful.


#2

Sounds good, not been in there for ages.


#3

It was a tad small when I last visited, but overpriced.


#4

Always over priced but handy when doing some AV or tech work on a Sunday!


#5

Also good for batteries! (Usually stock up before Christmas…)


#6

I was desperate for a telephone extension cable, so ended up paying £12 for one. Recently replaced it at Wilko’s in Penge for £4.


#7

Crazy how the specialist places are slowly being under cut on price by other outlets.
Talk about pricing yourself out of business.

I agree with Nick though that it’s convenient.


#8

I heart Maplins. It’s a 2 minute walk from my house. Brilliantly handy for things like batteries, extension cables and other gadgets and stuff especially after moving house.


#9

Amazon Marketplace sellers undercut Maplin and Wilko. However, you have to wait for delivery, where as Maplin is nearby.


#10

Needed a hard disc recently and went in during the refit and it was almost the size of a post office counter(!) … However the price was good / cheap as amazon and I needed it there & then so I can’t complain. Will have a look at the weekend!


#11

#12

I am soooooooooooo upset about this. I LOVE Maplin… it’s geek heaven and the Forest Hill branch is 2 mins walk from me… I go there all the time. I feel awful for the staff not knowing what is going to happen next. Hopefully someone will come along and buy/rescue them.


#13

OMG. I was going to say shhhhh… don’t tell @Bolgerp. He’ll freak out.


#14

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#18

While Maplin was a godsend on a Sunday afternoon when you needed BNC connector it must be said that I would avoid them whenever possible. Hugely expensive. I am quite surprised they lasted as long as they did.


#19

Was just saying the same to colleagues at work. Their pricing has been sky high on the most basic of things for a long time now. Used to dread going in there as that “last resort”.

Very sad all the same, job loses are never a good thing. Let’s hope something is worked out.