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PC World, Currys, Dixons websites all go titsup

The websites of Dixons Retail Group electronics stores have gone down today - knocking over Currys, PC World and Dixons.co.uk. The sites have been offline since breakfast, but there's been some confusion about the cause of the outage. Initially visitors to the Currys' site had a "503 Unavailable Error" page pop up, then a page …
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Dixons whacked by profit warning

Dixons shares took a tumble this morning after the UK's favourite electrical retailer warned markets it was unlikely to hit profit targets for the year. The company said sales were down 11 per cent in the UK and Ireland and had fallen 7 per cent across the group. It expects profits for the full year of around £85m. Market …
John Oates, 30 Mar 2011
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Dixons reports huge losses of £224m

Dixons Retail this morning reported whopping losses of £224m for fiscal 2011, after absorbing one-off charges for shutting up shop in Spain and goodwill write-downs of its Greek and online operations. Total group sales for fiscal 2011 ended 30 April including businesses to be closed or already closed fell 2.2 per cent to £8.3bn …
Paul Kunert, 23 Jun 2011
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Dixons blames PC World for falling sales

Dixons Store Group saw sales fall six per cent in the last quarter, despite good progress in sexing up its stores. DSG international, owner of PC World and Currys, did worse on its home turf - UK computing sales fell 17 per cent, in sterling, in the sixteen weeks ended 22 August 2009. The firm said reformatting of stores and a …
John Oates, 02 Sep 2009
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Dixons plunges to loss

Dixons Store Group International posted a £30m loss for the last six months of trading. The firm, which operates as PC World and Currys, said interim results for the 24 weeks ended 18 October showed sales fell seven per cent to £3.5bn and it made a pre-tax loss of £29.8m. Total loss after tax was £41m. UK Computing sales fell …
John Oates, 27 Nov 2008
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UK etailer calls self 'the last place you want to go'

Dixons, the UK electronics etailer, has a new tagline. "Dixons," its homepage reads, "the last place you want to go." See for yourself: Dixons - the last place you want to go to Countless Reg readers are questioning whether the site has been hacked - or defaced by a disgruntled employee. But the company insists the change is …
Cade Metz, 22 Dec 2009
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Dixons websites take a little lie down

DSGi is cut off from the digital world today, with its two main websites falling off the net. Dixons.co.uk is down at the time of writing, along with PCworld.co.uk. A spokesman for DSGi told us: "We had some routine maintenance last night which has caused problems - it looks like a few more hours work to get it fixed." Missing …
John Oates, 12 Jan 2009
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Another miserable quarter for Dixons

Dixons Store Group International saw sales fall ten per cent in the 12 weeks ended 10 January because customers delayed buying TVs and computers until after Christmas, once the sales had begun. Like for like sales were down 10 per cent overall - southern Europe performed worse with falls of 14 per cent - UK computing sales were …
John Oates, 15 Jan 2009
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Dixons shares spanked after profit warning

Dixons Store Group International saw its shares fall more than 20 per cent this morning after the company admitted Christmas trading had been poor. DSG International told the London Stock Exchange today that trading was down one per cent on a like-for-like basis. Group chairman Sir John Collins said: "Like for like sales were …
John Oates, 03 Jan 2008

UK retail giant canes Canis Canem Edit

Controversial game designer Rockstar will not see its take on Bash Street, Canis Canem Edit - aka Bully - on sale in shops owned by UK retail giant DSG, it has emerged. The reason? The chain believes the title is "not appropriate" for its "family-friendly image". Canis Canem Edit goes on sale in Europe on 27 October. It puts …
Hard Reg, 18 Oct 2006

UK consumers bought 200,000 Nintendo Wiis over Xmas

Nintendo sold almost 200,000 Wiis in the UK and more than 500,000 of the next-gen console across the rest of Europe during December 2006, the company has claimed. However, it also admitted it's still having a job shipping out enough of them. Nintendo launched Wii on 8 December but almost immediately some retailers questioned …
Tony Smith, 16 Jan 2007
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UK's slowest sites named and shamed

Some of Britain's slowest e-commerce sites have been named and shamed in a study that warns that e-commerce revenues could be hit unless e-businesses do more to improve page-serving performance. The CacheFlow study found that Net users in Britain typically have to wait an average of 28 seconds for a Web page to download from an …
Tim Richardson, 05 May 2000
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Retailer pitches £1000 £10,000 Nintendo Wii

Updated Retail chain PC World is clearly out to cash in on the current shortage of Nintendo Wii in the UK. How else can we explain why it's offering one of the consoles for £1000 - more than three times' the recommend price? Here's the proof: PC World's £1000 Wii How much? Click for full-size image It's a glitch, of course. Or a …
Tony Smith, 15 Nov 2007

Retailers warn Nintendo Wii pre-orders may arrive late

Major UK retailers have begun warning customers they may not get their hands on Nintendo's Wii on the launch day - even if they pre-ordered the console. Sellers say the vendor has shipped too few units to meet demand. Reg Hardware today received a number of emails from readers who were last night contacted by Woolworths to tell …
Tony Smith, 07 Dec 2006

Nintendo sounds Wii-free Xmas warning

If you’re hoping for a Wii from Santa’s sack this Christmas, don’t get your hopes up, Nintendo has said. The console company today warned that there could be a worldwide shortage of its console this holiday season. Despite the company already disappointing Wii fans by confirming that DVD support won’t be ready for the console by …
James Sherwood, 14 Nov 2007
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Tesco is Cock of the e-Walk

October was the busiest month on record for people in Britain visiting e-commerce sites, according to the latest research from NetValue. Some eight million people checked out e-commerce sites during the month and more than half went on to make a secure connection, suggesting that people were engaging in some kind of online …
Tim Richardson, 24 Nov 2000
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Ten of the Best... Pocket Camcorders

Round-up YouTube has a lot to answer for – not least the sudden rush of low-cost ‘pocket’ camcorders designed for quickly capturing short video clips on the move. These cameras typically cost less than £100 and have pretty low specifications – as little as 320x240 resolution in the case of the cheap and cheerful Disgo camcorder. At the …
Cliff Joseph, 08 Oct 2008