The administrators for stricken electrical retailer Comet has announced its latest job cuts which will see the closure of their Hedge End Home delivery depot with the loss of 48 jobs out of a total of 603 delivery hubs across the country.
Only three weeks ago Comet were advertising vacancies locally for £7.79 ph delivery men/installers to work from the Flanders over the Christmas period
So far Comet’s Woodside Avenue branch in Eastleigh has avoided closure and it is hoped it may still be saved if a buyer can be found.
Recently Peacocks, Clinton Cards and Game all managed to avoid the closure of their Eastleigh stores while other branches in the region were forced to close after the companies went into administration.
Lat November Hedge End’s branch of the Best Buy electrical store was shuttered after sales dropped off.
A lack of first time house buyers means that electrical retailers like Comet have found themselves overstocked with large domestic items like Fridges, cookers and washing machines.
Consumers are now spending more money on handheld digital devices like tablet pcs, smart phones,kindles, digital cameras and sat navs which take up little warehouse space and can be sold cheaply online delivered by post.
Many shoppers who flocked to Comet last week to see if they could pick any cheap bargains in the sale were disappointed by the discounts on offer.