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  1. keithr

    keithr Guest

    From the look of their ad in SC this month, DSE are getting rid of the
    last of their components. Well at least Jaycar are opening up in Coffs.
     
  2. Don McKenzie

    Don McKenzie Guest

    I just tried the home page and severals variants of it, I found on
    google, but none connect:
    http://www.dse.com.au/

    did they get rid of their on line shop also?

    Perhaps they didn't pay the bill, like micro$oft did a few years back. :)

    Cheers Don...




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  3. In the latest ad they advertise the web address as www.dicksmith.com.au
    But that doesn't work either.
    Some geek screwed up a domain server change-over perhaps?

    Dave.
     
  4. Don McKenzie

    Don McKenzie Guest

    the thot plinkens

    Don...


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  5. L.A.T.

    L.A.T. Guest

    I am sorry to see them go. DSE in Batemans Bay was the only source for
    components that could be called "local" , they had a useful range and what
    was in the drawers almost always matched what the computer said they had.
    The staff were helpful and seemed equally willing to hunt down a few
    resistors or a laser printer. I have nothing but praise for them.
     
  6. qmod

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  7. Neil Pearal

    Neil Pearal Guest

    DSE gone from a useful to hopeless store. Our business use to spend around
    $1k a month there and we used to get a trade discount. DSE put a heap of
    dumb know nothing about anything sheilas in and would not give us any
    discount. I would have thought a $1k a month regular no nonsense pay cash
    customer was worthwhile. Never been back and opened an account at Electus.
     
  8. Davo

    Davo Guest

    The only factor that indicates a stores success is it's return to
    shareholders.
     
  9. John

    John Guest

    You sound surprised. DSE is trying to convert to consumer electronics only.
    They don't mind losing your business because they don't intend to continue
    supplying you anyway.
     
  10. greenhouse

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    Feb 3, 2010
    Iconic Australian brand is being destroyed

    After 35 years as a dick smith customer, I will never shop there again. Today was the last straw. 10 minute wait and then I was overcharged $5 on two small items!

    Woolworths has completely destroyed everything Dick built by appointing clearly useless national retail management, inept store staff with absolutely no knowledge, tried to focus on doing more of what everyone else is doing (let's try and be a clive peeters, jb- hifi, harvey norman, big w) and pitching themselves as 'techsperts' HA!

    My early years buying at a Dick Smith reseller in the early 1980s (the owner was an EE) put me in stead to undertake electrical engineering and although I now source from other suppliers, Dick Smith was always a good place to grab things you knew they had.

    They've killed Tandy too, along with utterly alienating their entire customer base- I mean who goes to Dick Smith anymore? Who is their market? They clearly don't know! It's sad to watch. Maybe one day Dick can buy the brand back for a $1 and rebuild it- it won't be long before it is worthless.
     
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