Fears for thousands more jobs as Blockbuster appoints administrators

ANOTHER 4,190 high street jobs are at risk after rental business Blockbuster appoints administrators.

It is the latest high street chain to appoint administrators, after HMV yesterday, hot on the heels of camera retailer Jessops last week and Comet before Christmas.

Lee Manning, Matthew David Smith and Neville Kahn, partners at Deloitte, the business advisory firm, have been appointed joint administrators to Blockbuster Entertainment Limited and Blockbuster GB Limited, which trade as Blockbuster, the DVD and video games rental Company.

The company, headquartered in Uxbridge, has 528 stores across the UK, including Haxby Road, York; York Road, Acomb; and stores in Selby and Harrogate.

Mr Manning said: “In recent years Blockbuster has faced increased competition from, internet based providers along with the shift to digital streaming of movies and games.

“We are working closely with suppliers and employees to ensure the business has the best possible platform to secure a sale, preserve jobs and generate as much value as possible for all creditors.

“The core of the business is still profitable and we will continue to trade as normal in both retail and rental whilst we seek a buyer for all or parts of the business as a going concern. During this time gift cards and credit acquired through Blockbuster’s trade-in scheme will be honoured towards the purchase of goods.”

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3:21pm Wed 16 Jan 13

Kevin Turvey says...

Waterstones and WH Smith next?
Waterstones and WH Smith next? Kevin Turvey
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3:21pm Wed 16 Jan 13

Kevin Turvey says...

and Halfords?
and Halfords? Kevin Turvey
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3:56pm Wed 16 Jan 13

YorkPatrol says...

Kevin Turvey wrote:
Waterstones and WH Smith next?
niether
[quote][p][bold]Kevin Turvey[/bold] wrote: Waterstones and WH Smith next?[/p][/quote]niether YorkPatrol
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4:15pm Wed 16 Jan 13

Guy Fawkes says...

Halfords is probably safer, because they are the only major high street retail chain that sells car parts. In a typical town centre, if you want to buy an oil filter or a set of HT leads, there is nowhere else to go except an independent shop (if there is one) or online. Furthermore, many car parts are too bulky and heavy for Internet/mail order to offer any significant saving. When my car battery was on its last legs back in November, I researched replacements and established that buying online would only save me £5 (from a £120 bill) relative to Halfords, and still leave me with the problem of getting rid of the old one. Therefore, I went to Halfords.
Halfords is probably safer, because they are the only major high street retail chain that sells car parts. In a typical town centre, if you want to buy an oil filter or a set of HT leads, there is nowhere else to go except an independent shop (if there is one) or online. Furthermore, many car parts are too bulky and heavy for Internet/mail order to offer any significant saving. When my car battery was on its last legs back in November, I researched replacements and established that buying online would only save me £5 (from a £120 bill) relative to Halfords, and still leave me with the problem of getting rid of the old one. Therefore, I went to Halfords. Guy Fawkes
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6:10pm Wed 16 Jan 13

NoNewsIsGoodNews says...

Guy Fawkes wrote:
Halfords is probably safer, because they are the only major high street retail chain that sells car parts. In a typical town centre, if you want to buy an oil filter or a set of HT leads, there is nowhere else to go except an independent shop (if there is one) or online. Furthermore, many car parts are too bulky and heavy for Internet/mail order to offer any significant saving. When my car battery was on its last legs back in November, I researched replacements and established that buying online would only save me £5 (from a £120 bill) relative to Halfords, and still leave me with the problem of getting rid of the old one. Therefore, I went to Halfords.
I went around the corner to Andrew Pages and saved £80.
[quote][p][bold]Guy Fawkes[/bold] wrote: Halfords is probably safer, because they are the only major high street retail chain that sells car parts. In a typical town centre, if you want to buy an oil filter or a set of HT leads, there is nowhere else to go except an independent shop (if there is one) or online. Furthermore, many car parts are too bulky and heavy for Internet/mail order to offer any significant saving. When my car battery was on its last legs back in November, I researched replacements and established that buying online would only save me £5 (from a £120 bill) relative to Halfords, and still leave me with the problem of getting rid of the old one. Therefore, I went to Halfords.[/p][/quote]I went around the corner to Andrew Pages and saved £80. NoNewsIsGoodNews
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6:10pm Wed 16 Jan 13

bob the builder says...

Guy Fawkes wrote:
Halfords is probably safer, because they are the only major high street retail chain that sells car parts. In a typical town centre, if you want to buy an oil filter or a set of HT leads, there is nowhere else to go except an independent shop (if there is one) or online. Furthermore, many car parts are too bulky and heavy for Internet/mail order to offer any significant saving. When my car battery was on its last legs back in November, I researched replacements and established that buying online would only save me £5 (from a £120 bill) relative to Halfords, and still leave me with the problem of getting rid of the old one. Therefore, I went to Halfords.
... and I go to York Motor Factors round the corner which is 25-40% cheaper, and the staff are more knowledgeable...the council recycling site takes batteries for free. So Halfords get's my vote for adminstration after BHS.
[quote][p][bold]Guy Fawkes[/bold] wrote: Halfords is probably safer, because they are the only major high street retail chain that sells car parts. In a typical town centre, if you want to buy an oil filter or a set of HT leads, there is nowhere else to go except an independent shop (if there is one) or online. Furthermore, many car parts are too bulky and heavy for Internet/mail order to offer any significant saving. When my car battery was on its last legs back in November, I researched replacements and established that buying online would only save me £5 (from a £120 bill) relative to Halfords, and still leave me with the problem of getting rid of the old one. Therefore, I went to Halfords.[/p][/quote]... and I go to York Motor Factors round the corner which is 25-40% cheaper, and the staff are more knowledgeable...the council recycling site takes batteries for free. So Halfords get's my vote for adminstration after BHS. bob the builder
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7:13pm Wed 16 Jan 13

ouseswimmer says...

Yes the Council tip on Fosse Island has a special bay for car batteries. I ordered mu last one online. £50 instead of £90 at Halfords.
Yes the Council tip on Fosse Island has a special bay for car batteries. I ordered mu last one online. £50 instead of £90 at Halfords. ouseswimmer
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7:20pm Wed 16 Jan 13

NoNewsIsGoodNews says...

NoNewsIsGoodNews wrote:
Guy Fawkes wrote:
Halfords is probably safer, because they are the only major high street retail chain that sells car parts. In a typical town centre, if you want to buy an oil filter or a set of HT leads, there is nowhere else to go except an independent shop (if there is one) or online. Furthermore, many car parts are too bulky and heavy for Internet/mail order to offer any significant saving. When my car battery was on its last legs back in November, I researched replacements and established that buying online would only save me £5 (from a £120 bill) relative to Halfords, and still leave me with the problem of getting rid of the old one. Therefore, I went to Halfords.
I went around the corner to Andrew Pages and saved £80.
Sorry my post should have said saved £40, the batteries for my car at Halfords were £80, + extra if I wanted them to fit it for me. (No thanks, I want it done properly, ill do it myself)
Andrew Page & Motor Factor are usually 50% cheaper than anything you can get in Halfords, and as Bob said, they are also more knowledgeable in what they are selling.
[quote][p][bold]NoNewsIsGoodNews[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Guy Fawkes[/bold] wrote: Halfords is probably safer, because they are the only major high street retail chain that sells car parts. In a typical town centre, if you want to buy an oil filter or a set of HT leads, there is nowhere else to go except an independent shop (if there is one) or online. Furthermore, many car parts are too bulky and heavy for Internet/mail order to offer any significant saving. When my car battery was on its last legs back in November, I researched replacements and established that buying online would only save me £5 (from a £120 bill) relative to Halfords, and still leave me with the problem of getting rid of the old one. Therefore, I went to Halfords.[/p][/quote]I went around the corner to Andrew Pages and saved £80.[/p][/quote]Sorry my post should have said saved £40, the batteries for my car at Halfords were £80, + extra if I wanted them to fit it for me. (No thanks, I want it done properly, ill do it myself) Andrew Page & Motor Factor are usually 50% cheaper than anything you can get in Halfords, and as Bob said, they are also more knowledgeable in what they are selling. NoNewsIsGoodNews
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9:45pm Wed 16 Jan 13

anistasia says...

York a ghost town going back through time we lost loads of corner shops, post offices, sports shops, terrys chocolate factory, sugar beet, printers, railways, Woolworths, boarders books, army and navy store, a lot jobs went at rountrees, lots of pubs closing.when will it end how many places will there be left to buy items from out of town shopping centres, amazon, eBay.once these corner the market you'll get buyouts and then only 1 or 2 companies left to buy everything from food to cars if you can only buy from them they can start charging what they like this government does not help if it brought down tax on cigs, dvds, dcs, petroleum etc it may stop a lot of smuggling every ones out for a bargain in the end but what about the future.
York a ghost town going back through time we lost loads of corner shops, post offices, sports shops, terrys chocolate factory, sugar beet, printers, railways, Woolworths, boarders books, army and navy store, a lot jobs went at rountrees, lots of pubs closing.when will it end how many places will there be left to buy items from out of town shopping centres, amazon, eBay.once these corner the market you'll get buyouts and then only 1 or 2 companies left to buy everything from food to cars if you can only buy from them they can start charging what they like this government does not help if it brought down tax on cigs, dvds, dcs, petroleum etc it may stop a lot of smuggling every ones out for a bargain in the end but what about the future. anistasia
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9:48pm Wed 16 Jan 13

anistasia says...

To add to the above post Yorkpress was printed in York now in bradford and post office on leeman road.
To add to the above post Yorkpress was printed in York now in bradford and post office on leeman road. anistasia
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10:59pm Wed 16 Jan 13

Rosieposie says...

Sad to say this is the future...however we move on, things change and those who don't get left behind.
We have out up with poor high street service for years because they could get away with it. M &S survives because they offer the options, online in store , collect in store etc. amazon only reacted to a real need....an unmet one by the night street.
Sad to say this is the future...however we move on, things change and those who don't get left behind. We have out up with poor high street service for years because they could get away with it. M &S survives because they offer the options, online in store , collect in store etc. amazon only reacted to a real need....an unmet one by the night street. Rosieposie
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1:07am Thu 17 Jan 13

Magicman! says...

M&S also survives because it cuts costs in other areas.
M&S also survives because it cuts costs in other areas. Magicman!
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1:33am Thu 17 Jan 13

Omega Point says...

anistasia

Use full sentences please - that means full stops and capital letters, you are hard reading
anistasia Use full sentences please - that means full stops and capital letters, you are hard reading Omega Point
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7:36am Thu 17 Jan 13

dodgydavereturns says...

NoNewsIsGoodNews wrote:
NoNewsIsGoodNews wrote:
Guy Fawkes wrote:
Halfords is probably safer, because they are the only major high street retail chain that sells car parts. In a typical town centre, if you want to buy an oil filter or a set of HT leads, there is nowhere else to go except an independent shop (if there is one) or online. Furthermore, many car parts are too bulky and heavy for Internet/mail order to offer any significant saving. When my car battery was on its last legs back in November, I researched replacements and established that buying online would only save me £5 (from a £120 bill) relative to Halfords, and still leave me with the problem of getting rid of the old one. Therefore, I went to Halfords.
I went around the corner to Andrew Pages and saved £80.
Sorry my post should have said saved £40, the batteries for my car at Halfords were £80, + extra if I wanted them to fit it for me. (No thanks, I want it done properly, ill do it myself)
Andrew Page & Motor Factor are usually 50% cheaper than anything you can get in Halfords, and as Bob said, they are also more knowledgeable in what they are selling.
Well I went to U-Pull it, bought one from their stand that was 3 months old. It cost me 8 quid plus vat. I then took my old one to Clanceys at Murton at got 5 quid back! So all in £3.60

Halfords is way over priced ... just get a trade card there and see how much discount you get!
[quote][p][bold]NoNewsIsGoodNews[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NoNewsIsGoodNews[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Guy Fawkes[/bold] wrote: Halfords is probably safer, because they are the only major high street retail chain that sells car parts. In a typical town centre, if you want to buy an oil filter or a set of HT leads, there is nowhere else to go except an independent shop (if there is one) or online. Furthermore, many car parts are too bulky and heavy for Internet/mail order to offer any significant saving. When my car battery was on its last legs back in November, I researched replacements and established that buying online would only save me £5 (from a £120 bill) relative to Halfords, and still leave me with the problem of getting rid of the old one. Therefore, I went to Halfords.[/p][/quote]I went around the corner to Andrew Pages and saved £80.[/p][/quote]Sorry my post should have said saved £40, the batteries for my car at Halfords were £80, + extra if I wanted them to fit it for me. (No thanks, I want it done properly, ill do it myself) Andrew Page & Motor Factor are usually 50% cheaper than anything you can get in Halfords, and as Bob said, they are also more knowledgeable in what they are selling.[/p][/quote]Well I went to U-Pull it, bought one from their stand that was 3 months old. It cost me 8 quid plus vat. I then took my old one to Clanceys at Murton at got 5 quid back! So all in £3.60 Halfords is way over priced ... just get a trade card there and see how much discount you get! dodgydavereturns
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