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Computer Resale, a franchising company for second-hand PCs, has ceased trading and is expected to call in Chantrey Vellacott as receivers by the end of the week. Many of the creditors are franchisees of Computer Resale, who paid up to £25,000 a year for the right to its name and support.

The company was started last year and expanded rapidly to include about 40 franchises nationwide. Its chain of stores specialised in second-hand PCs as well as peripherals and aimed to "bring low-cost, reliable and known-brand computers to an outlet on your doorstep."

The managing director at the time of launch, Alan Kempson, explained the company's philosophy such: "Not everyone wants, or needs, top of the range, high spec Pentium III machines. Our ex-corporate PCs and laptops come to us with full service history and are perfect for all home/SOHO use."

A winding-up order was issued on the company on 22 August by Packman Lesley. It was due to be heard in Liverpool on 16 October. ®

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