richms:amiga500: Yep! DSE Riccarton had a tech service counter. It was called 'Clever Dick' I think. It was scrapped a few months ago. They also had brochures advertising services such as software install, virus removal etc..
Clearly not very well promoted. And not sure that going up against noel leeming group for that sort of thing would ever work anyway.
Hmmm yeah Noel Leeming are pushing their own service stuff pretty heavily. They seem to do a prety good job of it too based on feedback I have heard.
I've heard a few rumours that either TW Group (who own Noel Leeming and The Warehouse and stuff) or the group that owns Farmers might be interested in buying what's left of Dick Smith. The people behind Farmers do have a history of buying failed businesses and turning them around - like Farmers itself and Whitcoulls.