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Savastore becomes, er, Saverstore

UK-based has quietly re-opened its doors with a slightly different blink-and-you'll-miss-it name of Watford Electronics, which ran, was acquired by Globally Ltd in February this year, at which point the website closed down with a message promising customers that service would be …
Kelly Fiveash, 16 Apr 2007

Watford Electronics left debts of £3.5m

Watford Electronics’s stock remains in the hands of administrators, giving unsecured creditors hope of seeing some of the £3.5m they were owed when the firm collapsed earlier this week. Watford's cards had been marked since November when it released a troubling set of accounts and trade insurers started putting the squeeze on …
Mark Ballard, 09 Feb 2007
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Watford Electronics / Savastore sold

Watford Electronics, the elephant's graveyard of great channel names like Carrera, Time, and Tiny has been sold to Globally. Globally Ltd was founded on February 5. Its registered address is Jessa House, 1 Finway, Luton. Watford Electronics also operates from that address. Watford's online trading arm Savastore is closed …
John Oates, 08 Feb 2007

Watford Electronics saves Tiny from knackers' yard

Watford Electronics has scooped up the assets and trading rights of Tiny Computers and from the administrators. Terms are undisclosed. Shiraz Jessa, MD of the UK PC maker and IT retailer, says the company intends to support "all existing Tiny customers. We're asking all customers who have an outstanding warranty to …
Drew Cullen, 26 Sep 2005
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The unsavoury world of PC licences and Firefox exploits

Letters A quick rummage through the letters bag for the choicest morsels [sounds like a dog food advert - Ed] turned up one of your favourite topics: the television licence, and its future. Those from outside the UK are often utterly baffled by the television licence: a piece of paper conferring upon the grateful subject the right to …
Lucy Sherriff, 15 Mar 2005
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Watford Electronics turns cybersquatter on rivals for ‘a joke’

Watford Electronics has turned cybersquatter by registering URLs using the names of some of its rivals. When David Atherton, MD of Dabs Direct, went to register his name as a dotcom, he found it had already gone to an outfit called Cresta Enterprise Ltd. So had and Unbeknown to owner …
Linda Harrison, 31 Mar 2000
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US mail order dealer snaps up Simply

It's official -- London-based reseller Simply Computers today ended months of speculation by announcing its sale to Global DirectMail. In an e-mail sent out to suppliers Paul Berry, Simply Computers' MD, said he had sold all the company's shares to the US giant. Today's move makes Simply a wholly owned subsidiary of the …
Linda Harrison, 04 Feb 1999