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Barnstaple's Comet launches liquidation sale

By e_glanfield  |  Posted: November 08, 2012

  • Sale signs outside Barnstaple's Comet today

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Barnstaple’s Comet has launched a liquidation sale as administrators move to wind down the failed retailer ahead of possible store closures.

Comet, which is being run by administrators Deloitte, announced the “massive stock liquidation” in all national stores on its website today.

Shoppers in Barnstaple headed to the town’s store in Roundswell to browse the discounted prices. The store is currently offering 10% off all larger items and 20% off smaller items such as power cables and accessories.

The sale, which launched at 9am this morning, is limited to physical stores with customers unable to buy goods online.

The website currently only offers a question and answer page, store locations and confirmation that gift cards will be accepted during the sale.

It also warns customers that it is no longer providing refunds, and any goods ordered but not paid for prior to administration will not be delivered.

Comet was placed into administration on Friday and gift vouchers for the stricken electrical retailer suspended on Saturday. The temporary ban was lifted on Tuesday.

Deloitte has been searching for a buyer for Comet’s 236 shops since last week, but reports today suggested stores could start to close next week.

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  • BrendanYoung  |  November 08 2012, 8:19PM

    Very sad, but if I could buy a 3D plasma TV for £300 less from Amazon and get better customer service/warranty agreements (should it go faulty) then I will do it!

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