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Council Objects To Curry's And Pc World Plans


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Maybe we should question the Councillors below during the Local Authority Elections in the next few weeks as these were the ones who attended the meeting where an objection was lodged to the Dixon's/PC World development:

 

POLICY AND RESOURCES COMMITTEE – Minutes of Meeting held on Friday, 30th March, 2012.

Members present: Mr Councillor D W Christian (Chairman), the Mayor, Councillor Mrs S D A

Hackman, Mr Councillor S R Pitts (from 2.40pm), Mr Councillor D J Ashford, Councillor Mrs C E

Malarkey.

In Attendance: Chief Executive, Borough Treasurer, Borough Engineer & Surveyor.

REPORT

1. Apologies for Absence

Apologies for absence were submitted on behalf of Councillor Mrs E C Quirk, Councillor Mrs D M

Kinrade, and the Assistant Chief Officer (Corporate & Development).

*2. Declarations of Interest

No declarations of interest were submitted.

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This is another riduculous planning decision, trying to keep people in the dark ages with no competition will be completely non productive it will just encourage more online sales or a day trip van excursion when a few shops and stores can be visited and a saving made even with the boat fare taken into account. At least with these suppliers on the Island there will be some benefits gained, rates, electricity, employment etc. Thes town councillors with their Save Strand Street bleating are just plain stupid, it is not competion that is turning the street into a dump it is the cost of the rents, a lot of the shops are owned by consortiums who do not care a toss about the Island when one tenant goes bust they just find another poor sod. Look at the bigger picture councillors do not be distracted with elections etc. just because you are controlling Douglas does not mean the rest of the Island should be ignored.

Just a thought. If all the local suppliers go bust, where's the competition then?

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This is another riduculous planning decision ... At least with these suppliers on the Island there will be some benefits gained, rates, electricity, employment etc. Thes town councillors with their Save Strand Street bleating are just plain stupid

 

Apropos the rates: I might be wrong but I had an idea that Spring Valley is just outside of the Douglas boundary. Unlike Peel Rd and Middle River.

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This is another riduculous planning decision, trying to keep people in the dark ages with no competition will be completely non productive it will just encourage more online sales or a day trip van excursion when a few shops and stores can be visited and a saving made even with the boat fare taken into account. At least with these suppliers on the Island there will be some benefits gained, rates, electricity, employment etc. Thes town councillors with their Save Strand Street bleating are just plain stupid, it is not competion that is turning the street into a dump it is the cost of the rents, a lot of the shops are owned by consortiums who do not care a toss about the Island when one tenant goes bust they just find another poor sod. Look at the bigger picture councillors do not be distracted with elections etc. just because you are controlling Douglas does not mean the rest of the Island should be ignored.

Just a thought. If all the local suppliers go bust, where's the competition then?

 

The internet.? The same competition as the local shops have already.

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Anyone or any company willing to take the huge risk involved in setting up shop on the island should be welcomed with open arms in the current financial climate or any other for that matter.

 

We are but 80,000 people, a very small market and with the internet mostly being the cheapest choice any other retail outlets wishing to invest time and money here should be allowed IMHO.

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  • 2 months later...

contrary to the radio advert I heard about some dogs that do know about the internet had been into the job centre to apply....

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I cannot see a long term future for the PC World side of that business anyhow. What are they going to sell to domestic users once Microsoft is only selling its own hardware devices direct and nobody is buying boxed software anymore ?

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I cannot see a long term future for the PC World side of that business anyhow. What are they going to sell to domestic users once Microsoft is only selling its own hardware devices direct and nobody is buying boxed software anymore ?

 

They'll sell OEM hardware like they did before MS were selling there own hardware through its own store, and there will always be a market for boxed software, at least until 100Mbs to every home especially with the increasing size of software.

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Has the future even got Microsoft in it on the desktop front? The desktop market has stalled. More and more use is being made of pads and phones. Windows looks more like the bloated clunky dinosaur that it is. Windows 8 will be very interesting as will their surface tablet. These are interesting times and Microsoft is playing catch up.

 

As for PC world in these days of Amazon and on-line retailing does this still have a market to warrent sure big stores (especially as badly run as PC World are) we shall see.

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They'll sell OEM hardware like they did before MS were selling there own hardware through its own store, and there will always be a market for boxed software, at least until 100Mbs to every home especially with the increasing size of software.

 

The margins on OEM hardware are unsustainable which is why OEM PC manufacturers are getting out of the business. The market for boards and other components no longer justifies the cost of retail space.

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Can't see much coming from the PC World side - the more knowledgeable will buy online, the less so will prefer a local supplier they can get reliable support from. With the MEA showrooms closing however, there will be a hole in the white and (to a lesser extent) brown goods market that they could profit from. The fact they are only going ahead once the decision was made to close the MEA shops down is suggestive.

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