Feeds

Amazon to take on Dixons

Haven't you had enough of crap salesmen, asks giant's founder

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

Internet superstar Amazon will go head-to-head with Dixons -- the UK's biggest electronics retailer -- with an online consumer electronics store.

Billionaire founder of the company, Jeff Bezos, said he was looking to capitalise on the poor view many people have of high street electronics stores -- namely, that the sales staff are aggressive, badly trained and haven't got a bloody clue what they're talking about.

The online store will, according to Amazon, stock a wider range of goods at a lower price than its land-based equivalents. Don't get your hopes up yet though -- it may take more than a year to set up the site in the UK.

The announcement sets the stage for what will be an interesting battle for the hearts and minds of UK Net users. Dixons has been making forays into Amazon territory through its subsidiary Freeserve, the leading ISP and content provider in the UK.

If Amazon responds by attacking Dixons' core retail business, things could turn nasty. Fortunately, the Internet being what it is, this would probably mean lower prices and better service. We'll keep you posted. ®

Remote control for virtualized desktops

More from The Register

next story
BIG FAT Lies: Porky Pies about obesity
What really shortens lives? Reading this sort of crap in the papers
Assange™ slumps back on Ecuador's sofa after detention appeal binned
Swedish court rules there's 'great risk' WikiLeaker will dodge prosecution
You think the CLOUD's insecure? It's BETTER than UK.GOV's DATA CENTRES
We don't even know where some of them ARE – Maude
prev story

Whitepapers

Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Go beyond APM with real-time IT operations analytics
How IT operations teams can harness the wealth of wire data already flowing through their environment for real-time operational intelligence.
How to determine if cloud backup is right for your servers
Two key factors, technical feasibility and TCO economics, that backup and IT operations managers should consider when assessing cloud backup.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?