MY FAVOURITE ..... CHAT ...Macro/ Close Up PollMACRO / CLOSE UP ENTRIES...Photoshop subscriptionMACRO/CLOSE UP CHAT - for...MY FAVOURITE ..... ENTRY...POLL-FLORA MONOCHROMEPoll for GLASSGLASS - ENTRY thread - t...CHAT-FLORA MONOCHROME-Wee...ENTRIES-FLORA MONOCHROME-...1Dx Mk3GLASS chat thread - th...POLL DECONSTRUCTEDDeconstructed - ENTRIES 2...Deconstructed - CHAT 26th...

Author Topic: Jacobs  (Read 1964 times)

Offline John Doyle2

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 108
Jacobs
« on: June 02, 2012, 12:54:59 PM »
It seems that Jacobs has now gone into administration. It was a reliable source of camera equipment for many years. Such, is the state of affairs now. Who next?



Offline Graham

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1543
Re: Jacobs
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2012, 01:27:46 PM »
It seems that Jacobs has now gone into administration. It was a reliable source of camera equipment for many years. Such, is the state of affairs now. Who next?
Oh, I do hope they survive, we have a great shop in Derby with knowlegable and helpful staff. The store looks like a proper camera shop (Unlike the other place that begins with a "J".).
 I have a Nikor 28 1.8  on order with them....They did'nt ask for a deposit as I am a good customer.
                    Graham.  :(
Build a man a fire and he'll be warm for a day.
Set a man on fire and he'll be warm for the rest of his life. 

My Gallery
My Flickr Pics

Offline WillyP

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 123
Re: Jacobs
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2012, 06:59:26 PM »
It's horribly tough for 'brick and mortar' stores to compete with e-bay, amazon and the like. And far too many people go into the store, handle the product then go home and buy it online for 20% less. These same people will be crying, when they need to shoot today and something is broke, because there's nowhere to buy locally.

Offline Mick

  • I've got the latest Canon - 4 rings, double oven and eye level grill! And HD video!
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2550
  • I really, really hate lawn mowers.
    • Camera Craniums
Re: Jacobs
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2012, 07:10:18 PM »

These same people will be crying, when they need to shoot today and something is broke, because there's nowhere to buy locally.


That's very true.  ;)

Tis a shame though, I hadn't noticed until I looked at the bottom of their page.  http://www.jacobsdigital.co.uk/
Thank You, "Guest" For Reading This Post.

My Gallery
Tinyportal.net Running SMF 2.0.13 / Tinyportal 1.0
Guitarist Guild Running SMF 2.0.13 / Tinyportal 1.2R
The Garden Machinery Forum Running SMF 2.0.13 / Tinyportal 1.2R

Offline Oldboy

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5354
Re: Jacobs
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2012, 09:13:55 PM »
I'm shocked, as unlike Jessops, Jacobs didn't go into a store buying spree.  :o

Offline Cathus

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 194
    • http://blog.glnphotography.com
Re: Jacobs
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2012, 07:38:17 AM »
That's a shame, I bought my 5D MkII from them online when it first came out

Offline ABERS

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2195
    • Black and White Images by Alan Abercrombie
Re: Jacobs
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2012, 08:39:22 AM »
They opened a new store in Kingston only a year or so ago. Went in to have a look and it was quite well laid out and the young man I spoke to seemed well informed and helpful. Shame it's gone tits-up.

Mind you the store was right next to the existing Jessops. Perhaps it's catching! :o

Offline John Doyle2

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 108
Re: Jacobs
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2012, 11:52:40 AM »
It is sad to see a well stocked photographic shop shut. Especially, when it has staff, which are knowledgeable of their equipment in stock, are friendly and have the time to talk with you about photography! However, as WillyP pointed out, “It's horribly tough for 'brick and mortar' stores to compete with e-bay, amazon and the like”. So, the likelihood, will be that we will see more, and more photography shop closedown, due to lack of sales!

Offline Oldboy

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 5354
Re: Jacobs
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2012, 04:23:08 PM »
It is sad to see a well stocked photographic shop shut. Especially, when it has staff, which are knowledgeable of their equipment in stock, are friendly and have the time to talk with you about photography! However, as WillyP pointed out, “It's horribly tough for 'brick and mortar' stores to compete with e-bay, amazon and the like”. So, the likelihood, will be that we will see more, and more photography shop closedown, due to lack of sales!

I don't think it's lack of sales but more likely greedy landlords trying to get more money out of them.  >:(

 

latest Posts

Subject Board Views/Replies Member Date & Time
xx MY FAVOURITE ..... CHAT THREAD 25th- 31st May 2020 International Weekly Comp Entries 101/6 Oldboy Last post Today at 12:16:45 AM
xx Macro/ Close Up Poll International Weekly Comp Entries 40/0 jinky Last post May 26, 2020, 03:44:30 PM
xx MACRO / CLOSE UP ENTRIES for weekly comp 17-24th May 2020 International Weekly Comp Entries 131/5 jinky Last post May 25, 2020, 06:35:33 PM
xx Photoshop subscription General Discussion 629/23 Jediboy Last post May 25, 2020, 06:35:16 PM
xx MACRO/CLOSE UP CHAT - for weekly comp 17-24/05/2020 International Weekly Comp Entries 138/3 Jediboy Last post May 25, 2020, 06:29:24 PM
xx MY FAVOURITE ..... ENTRY THREAD 25th- 31st May 2020 International Weekly Comp Entries 37/0 jinky Last post May 25, 2020, 08:07:47 AM
xx POLL-FLORA MONOCHROME International Weekly Comp Entries 238/2 Beaux Reflets Last post May 23, 2020, 06:37:39 PM
xx Poll for GLASS International Weekly Comp Entries 215/5 Jediboy Last post May 23, 2020, 05:08:21 PM