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When Phones4u collapsed, it didn't take long for its administrators to sell off a large number of its high street stores. But what happened to the products stocked within those shops? Well, they also need to be shifted, and it just so happens that you might be able to grab yourself a nice pre-Chri...

December 9th 2014 at 9:43am 0 Comments
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When Phones4u entered administration, it immediately shut all of its doors and put thousands of employees on notice. It didn't take long for Dixons Carphone to secure 800 positions, with Vodafone sweeping in shortly after to buy 140 Phones4u stores and save another 900 jobs. Now, it's EE's turn. T...

September 22nd 2014 at 5:04am 0 Comments
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A lot can happen in a week: just five days after Phones4u announced it was entering administration, leaving 5,596 employees facing a very uncertain future, retailers and carriers alike have stepped in to strip the company of its most important parts. Dixons Carphone has already picked up 800 emplo...

September 19th 2014 at 1:23pm 0 Comments
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British video games retailer GAME has lost a legal case filed by its landlords, and has been ordered to pay £3 million in rent fees accrued during its administration (bankruptcy equivalent) period in 2012, Retail Week reports. GAME's landlords banded together last year in an attempt to recou...

February 24th 2014 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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Blockbuster UK is likely to follow in the footsteps of the recently defunct US arm, after administrators announced 62 further store closures, with 427 employees laid off as a result. The DVD and game rental chain entered administration (a.k.a. bankruptcy) again earlier this year, and insolvency spe...

December 5th 2013 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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I attend a lot of roleplaying events. This is not a surprise to anyone, I'm sure. What also probably isn't a surprise is how many of them turn out to be slow, meandering, and generally not all that great. It's like wading through any bunch of player-generated content; you've got a lot of people who...

November 29th 2013 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Blockbuster UK faces 452 layoffs and 72 store closures, after company administrators announced "necessary" measures for the once-again bankrupt retail chain. Moorfield Corporate Recovery, the company tasked with finding another buyer for the struggling outlet, said it wasn't an easy decision to mak...

November 18th 2013 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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Blockbuster UK is entering administration again, this time under investment company Gordon Brothers Europe. This means Xbox One and PS4 pre-orders through Blockbuster UK will not be fulfilled, the company says in a tweet. Blockbuster UK advises those who pre-ordered a next-gen system in-store to vi...

October 30th 2013 at 1:30am 0 Comments
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Restructuring and investment firm Gordon Brothers Europe bought Blockbuster UK over the weekend. The multimedia rental and sales chain entered administration in January, a month which also saw Blockbuster's US arm close a further 300 stores. Gordon Brothers Europe acquired the retailer's 264 UK sto...

March 25th 2013 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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When Blockbuster's UK brand entered administration at the start of the year, there were concerns that it would ultimately prove just another casualty of the inexorable move toward online video. Not quite: Gordon Brothers Europe, a private equity firm known for rescuing troubled companies, has boug...

March 24th 2013 at 2:30am 0 Comments