Reply to post: Re: Tandy it ain't @Oh Homer

Maplin shutdown sale prices still HIGHER than rivals

Hey Nonny Nonny Mouse

Re: Tandy it ain't @Oh Homer

Got to take issue with the "I remember the halcyon days when Maplin was a slightly better Tandy:" line,

Maplin in it's heyday was run by hobbyists and staffed by hobbyists in the shops, it was *much* better than Tandy, you could get valid opinions and valuable, accurate advice in stores and the catalogue was a work of art in many ways, not least the cover art.

Then came along the investors and venture capitalists to suck as much profit and knowledge out of the company as they possibly could, the result was a drive to make the once great into something as bland and useless as any other retail park shed.

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