If sales are up
Does that mean after sales will benefit?
Going by my past experience, even when their shops were open it was pretty difficult to have a problem dealt with satisfactorily.
Online sales at Dixons Carphone shot up as Brits began preparing en masse to work from home by shelling out on notebooks, printers and – to keep the kids happy – games consoles, in response to the spread of COVID-19. The retailer said web-based sales soared 72 per cent year-on-year in the first three weeks of March, with …
You shut down retail points and lay staff off, and suddenly a pandemic comes along and boosts your activity.
I'm guessing you're happy you can still use those thousands of hands now, aren't you ?
Which is not going to keep you from ejecting them as soon as the spike ends.
Given that Boris Johnson is now fiddling the figures and is now only counting as Dead those that:
1) previously actually managed to get Tested, and
2) the diagnosis was Positive, and
3) the consent of Relatives (if there are any) has been obtained,
then the prevalance of the undiagnosed disease amongst the general UK popuilation could be anything between 1 in a 1,000 and 1 in a 100.
so the likelihood is that large superstores will be being visited more frequently than once a day by at least one undiagnosed person who is contagious.
Their warehouses and DC facilities are out, or nearly out, of fridges and freezers (as folks tried to find somewhere to stash their panic buys). Tablets, laptops, and the Amazon, Google and Facebook video assistants have sold so people can stay in touch and now people are buying TVs and entertainment products and those lines are getting depleted fast. All perfectly crazy and selfishly rational responses.
So, now that I have purchased and taken delivery of, the last remaining stock of two dozen Super Duper Humongous chest freezers, do I put all the brand new laptops, game consoles and other assorted tech etc. into the freezers, together with the 350 multi-pack luxury loo rolls?
When people realise that they have no money coming (and not all bills can be deferred) in for god knows how long (DWP/HMRC/whoever need to get their act together)
I have far too much electronic tat as it is... but the recycling centre is shut. Until something can go out... nothing more will be coming in.
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