Comet archive

  • Pocket-lint Podcast #108 - Call of Duty: Black Ops II review
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    Pocket-lint Podcast #108 - Call of Duty: Black Ops II review

    By 16 November 2012

    Pocket-lint returns from the US with tales of Nokia's multiplatform mapping solution, Here Maps by Nokia, this week and also looks at the impact the latest Grand Theft Auto V trailer has had on our wish lists. Plus, Comet's administration woes are discussed,...

  • Comet fire sale now on: 'Everything reduced'
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    Comet fire sale now on: 'Everything reduced'

    By 14 November 2012

    Comet, the UK consumer electronics retailer that was placed in administration just over a week ago, has now started its expected fire sale, with every single item in store reduced. Administrator Deloitte has posted a large notice on the brand's webpage...

  • Comet administrator accepts gift cards after all
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    Comet administrator accepts gift cards after all

    By 7 November 2012

    Deloitte, the administrator handling Comet's recent woes, has announced that the chain will accept Comet gift cards still held by members of the public. In addition, gift cards issued on behalf of the charity Family Fund will also be accepted. It is perhaps...

  • Comet sale coming soon, but gift cards won't be welcome
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    Comet sale coming soon, but gift cards won't be welcome

    By 6 November 2012

    Comet, the defunct high street electrical retailer, has confirmed on its website that it will soon be offering a "fire sale" of all stock left on its shelves, but that it is still reviewing whether or not to let customers use Comet gift cards to buy it. ...

  • Comet in trouble, administration looms for UK retailer
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    Comet in trouble, administration looms for UK retailer

    By 1 November 2012

    GAME owner OpCapita is facing similar troubles with its Comet retail chain that led to its own buy-out of the videogames high street brand. Reports today claim that the electronics retailer is on the brink of entering administration. Like with GAME since OpCapita...

  • GAME could avoid administration if bank RBS pulls its finger out
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    GAME could avoid administration if bank RBS pulls its finger out

    By 19 March 2012

    According to a report over the weekend, GAME could face administration as early as this week unless it finds £180 million to repay creditors, including major lender Royal Bank of Scotland. However, there are plenty of suitors willing to take over the...

  • Microsoft sues Comet for Windows piracy
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    Microsoft sues Comet for Windows piracy

    By 4 January 2012

    Microsoft is suing UK electronics and PC retailer Comet for allegedly counterfeiting thousands of copies of Windows Vista and Windows XP. The shop is accused of pirating 94,000 recovery discs without the permission of the software giant. It is claimed...

  • Comet showing 3D Wimbledon in store with the help of Amy Childs
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    Comet showing 3D Wimbledon in store with the help of Amy Childs

    By 1 July 2011

    Wimbledon coverage is being broadcast in 3D for the very first time this weekend and Comet is showing the matches live in some of its stores for those who don't own a 3D TV.... yet. And to highlight the fact, the retailer employed the talents of The Only...

  • MacBooks and iMacs discounted at Comet
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    MacBooks and iMacs discounted at Comet

    By 26 January 2011

    Vouchercodes.co.uk is currently offering a voucher that will give you 5 per cent off a MacBook or iMac at Comet. It is well known that discounted Apple products tend to be rare, so if any of you are in the market for one of these machines then it might...

  • Daily Tech Deal: Savoo.co.uk offers 10% off all hard drives at Comet
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    Daily Tech Deal: Savoo.co.uk offers 10% off all hard drives at Comet

    By 6 January 2010

    Admittedly hard drives aren't exactly "cool", but they have a purpose, perhaps best described as the unsung heroes of the gadget family - making sure all that precious data is kept safe and sound. In view of this, if you haven't already, you might be...

  • Why should gadgets have a gender?
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    Why should gadgets have a gender?

    By 27 November 2009

    A survey by Comet has revealed that 48% of women now "feel more comfortable with technology than ever before". Does that make you wince, too? The statistic feels outdated, offensive and wrong for a whole heap of reasons. Why should gadgetry have a gender?...

  • Lulu Guinness for Comet toaster launches
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    Lulu Guinness for Comet toaster launches

    By 6 November 2009

    Designer Lulu Guinness has teamed up with Comet to create a limited edition toaster "to add a touch of glamour to one of the most quintessentially British gadgets". Featuring Lulu's iconic "lip" designs, with red and cream lips on a black background,...

  • Daily Tech Deal: Free extras with iPods at Comet
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    Daily Tech Deal: Free extras with iPods at Comet

    By 28 July 2009

    Today's tech deal doesn't get you money off an Apple iPod - Apple's famously strict pricing policy means that's rarely seen - but it does get you some handy extras. Comet is currently offering a free case and worldwide charger worth up to £39.99 when...

  • Daily Tech Deal: Nintendo Wii bundle deal
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    Daily Tech Deal: Nintendo Wii bundle deal

    By 26 May 2009

    If you've not made the Wii leap yet, or want to introduce a fellow human to the wonders of motion-controlled gaming, then today's Tech Deal gives you an enticing offer to do so. Comet currently has a Nintendo Wii bundle offer that we think is worth a...

  • Daily Tech Deal: 2 DS Lite games for £30
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    Daily Tech Deal: 2 DS Lite games for £30

    By 28 January 2009

    Today's Daily Tech Deal is quick, easy and straight to the point. Comet are offering selected Imagine Nintendo DS Lite titles individually for £29.95, however buy two and you get them for £30 - so basically two for the price of one. It would be fair...

  • DSGi posts £30 million loss
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    DSGi posts £30 million loss

    By 27 November 2008

    It's more bad news from the UK's high street retailers as the Dixons Store Group International has posted a massive multi-million pound loss. In the last six months of trading the group - that covers PC World, Currys, Dixons and PIXmania - has reported...

  • Intempo Go Pack launches
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    Intempo Go Pack launches

    By 12 November 2008

    Intempo has launched the Go Pack, describing it as the essential kit for music lovers everywhere. The kit offers a portable iPod speaker dock, an FM transmitter, an in-car iPod charger and a worldwide mains charger. The speaker is Intempo's new "iDS On-the-Go"...

  • Cdiscount to launch in UK
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    Cdiscount to launch in UK

    By 12 September 2008

    French retail giant Casino is about to launch what's being called a "major assault" on the UK market. The chain will launch its online brand "Cdiscount" in the UK, apparently setting its sights on stealing market share from DSGi, Comet, Tesco and Amazon...

  • LG SolarCUBE launches
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    LG SolarCUBE launches

    By 29 May 2008

    LG Electronics has launched an all-in-one oven that integrates both microwave and grill functions. The claim is that the SolarCUBE oven can cook nutritious meals up to four times faster than a conventional oven, which also means it uses half the energy...

  • Best Buy after Currys, Dixons and Comet
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    Best Buy after Currys, Dixons and Comet

    By 12 May 2008

    It seems the Best Buy execs have been mighty busy. Just last week, we reported on a £1bn joint venture will see US retailer Best Buy's vast array of consumer electronics sold through Carphone Warehouse. And now we have news that Best Buy may be after...

  • Hitachi's ultra-thin LCD TV to launch in UK
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    Hitachi's ultra-thin LCD TV to launch in UK

    By 22 April 2008

    Comet are to be the one of the first retailers in the UK to stock what's being called Europe's thinnest television. The "next generation" in LCD technology from Hitachi offers an "ultra-thin" LCD flatscreen with a super-slim 35mm profile (minus the bezel)...

  • Comet sales rise on strong demand for TVs
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    Comet sales rise on strong demand for TVs

    By 19 March 2008

    Sales of flat screen TVs have driven sales at the highstreet store, Comet. The retailer chain's owner, Kesa Electricals, has recorded a 3% rise in like-for-like annual revenues. The London-based pan-European retailer saw revenues for the year ending 31...

  • Official "England Rugby Edition" DAB radio from Pure
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    Official "England Rugby Edition" DAB radio from Pure

    By 10 September 2007

    You can show support for Team England and stay close to the action with the official England Rugby branded digital radio by Pure. Exclusive to Comet, the palm-sized "England Rugby Edition" of Pure's portable Move will let you listen to coverage of matches...

  • Comet on Call PC-fixing service goes nationwide
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    Comet on Call PC-fixing service goes nationwide

    By 26 June 2007

    Comet has announced a nationwide roll out of its Comet on Call computer fixing service hoping to appeal to the 60% of UK homes without a computer repair or maintenance warranty. The services offered by the new team of On Call peeps include installing...

  • Proline DM1945MP3  portable CD/MP3 player review
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    Proline DM1945MP3 portable CD/MP3 player review

    By 17 February 2004

    If this looks familiar it's because of heavy TV promotion by its seller, Comet. Its £30 RRP is standard, not just for seasonal sales. When we saw the advertisement, an effective MP3 player for the price of three chart CDs we doubted it was true, so we...