Zavvi archive

  • Zavvi lists a 32GB Nexus 7 for £99, 2012 model but still a great tablet
    Tablets

    Zavvi lists a 32GB Nexus 7 for £99, 2012 model but still a great tablet

    By 31 January 2014

    British online retailer Zavvi is listing a 32GB 2012 Nexus 7 tablet for just £99, £80 less than the original recommended retail price. Although the model has been updated since, with the 2013 Nexus 7 featuring a faster processor, higher resolution screen...

  • Zavvi accidentally sent out free PS Vitas it now wants back, customers aren’t complying
    Gaming

    Zavvi accidentally sent out free PS Vitas it now wants back, customers aren’t complying

    By 12 December 2013

    Free PS Vitas for everyone! That’s what someone in the stock room at online retailer Zavvi must have decided. People who ordered the game Tearaway were accidentally sent a PS Vita with their Tearaway game bundle. Now Zavvi is demanding they be sent...

  • Zavvi.co.uk relaunches with 10% off promo
    Online

    Zavvi.co.uk relaunches with 10% off promo

    By 3 March 2009

    After going into administration last year, the Zavvi brand has been saved by The Hut Group and will relaunch online. The Hut Group has officially announced the acquisition of Zavvi, and the resulting 100 jobs to be created over the next 12 months at the...

  • Sanyo, NEC, Google, Zavvi to cut jobs
    Online

    Sanyo, NEC, Google, Zavvi to cut jobs

    By 15 January 2009

    Further to the news that Motorola has announced it is to cut 4000 more jobs, more companies related to the technology industry have revealed they are to lose staff. Google is planning to lay off 100 staff from its recruitment division, and in addition...

  • Zavvi goes into adminstration
    Online

    Zavvi goes into adminstration

    By 24 December 2008

    Zavvi, the music, DVD and CD high street chain has gone into administration, Ernst & Young has announced, threatening thousands of jobs. The chain, which bought Virgin Megastores last year, stopped taking orders on its website at the beginning of December...

  • Zavvi slashes Xbox Arcade price to below £100
    Gaming

    Zavvi slashes Xbox Arcade price to below £100

    By 17 December 2008

    Entertainment retailer Zavvi has upped the stakes in the Christmas price war, by slashing its price for the Xbox 360 Arcade to under £100. In a last minute festive sale, the company has reduced the price of the Arcade to £99.99 - the first time it has...

  • Zavvi cancels all game, music and DVD orders
    Online

    Zavvi cancels all game, music and DVD orders

    By 3 December 2008

    Zavvi has cancelled all video game, film and music orders from its website after its supplier Entertainment UK fell into administration last week. Entertainment UK, or EUK, was the distribution arm of high street retailer Woolworths, and also supplied...

  • Zavvi forced to stop selling DVDs, games and CDs online
    Gaming

    Zavvi forced to stop selling DVDs, games and CDs online

    By 2 December 2008

    Online and high street retailer Zavvi has been forced to stop selling DVDs, games and CDs through its website pretty much bringing its online sales to a halt. It turns out that the main supplier of the retailer's stock is Entertainment UK - a unit of...

  • Microsoft releases Xbox 360 DRM transfer tool
    Gaming

    Microsoft releases Xbox 360 DRM transfer tool

    By 27 June 2008

    Microsoft has released a licensed content transfer tool for the Xbox 360 that will allow consumers to transfer purchased downloaded content from Xbox Live from one console to another. The new tool is available from the Xbox 360 website, and requires the...

  • Top Spin 3 demo on Xbox Live
    Gaming

    Top Spin 3 demo on Xbox Live

    By 26 June 2008

    If you're a tennis fan, and Wimbledon has had you glued to the TV, then a rather well-timed tennis game, Top Spin 3, has just released a demo on Xbox Live that might take your fancy. Available on all territories, there is a fairly impressive player roster...

  • Zavvi offers tempting 360 bundle
    Gaming

    Zavvi offers tempting 360 bundle

    By 26 June 2008

    If you've been waiting to take the plunge and buy an Xbox 360, then Zavvi may well have the deal that will push you over the edge. Zavvi has just kicked off its sale, both online and instore, and have got an offer on a rather attractive Xbox 360 bundle....

  • zavvi  boasts strong Christmas sales
    Online

    zavvi boasts strong Christmas sales

    By 9 January 2008

    The company formerly known as Virgin Megastores has released strong Christmas trading figures. During its first Christmas trading the zavvi entertainment group experienced a 10.8% increase in sales on the previous year for the 4-week trading period ending...

  • Virgin Megastore to disappear from high street
    Online

    Virgin Megastore to disappear from high street

    By 18 September 2007

    The Virgin Megastore retail chain will rebrand itself later in the year following Sir Richard Branson's exit from the company. The new stores will be called Zavvi, after the Zavvi Entertainment Group that has bought the business. The Virgin brand will...