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  # 1022240 9-Apr-2014 15:53
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jnimmo: Ouch just a couple of typos :) I'd be surprised if I ever visit a DSE store again, their prices for cables etc are plain offensive, and they will probably close their stores within a few years anyway.

Just a hunch by the way, I know nothing about the company except they seem to be increasingly irrelevant

If you'd said that a couple of years ago I would have agreed. Except now the company is doing pretty well financially - it was doing very poorly under Woolworths who ditched it because they couldn't contain the losses, but the new owners turned this around very quickly and then listed on the ASX before xmas.

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muppet: Dick Smitih in Hobart now sell luggage I am reliably informed.

I doubt they'll still be in NZ (at least in their current form) in 5 years time.

The one in Lower Hutt sold rice cookers..


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To be fair, DSE wasn't losing money under their old owners. Woolworth's just weren't making enough to bother persisting with the business at the time. The new owners got the DSE chain for chump change!

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I remember when Dick Smith was catalogue and mail order only for discrete components, kits, and tools etc. There's been a few changes since then.

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