Sad News


polchraine

Link Posted 27/08/2009 - 19:08
SRS is to close the Rayners Lane Branch.

I was there this afternoon and saw the notices.
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mikew

Link Posted 27/08/2009 - 19:11
Bargain clearance sale perhaps?
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polchraine

Link Posted 27/08/2009 - 19:19
mikew wrote:
Bargain clearance sale perhaps?

Asked that question ... No chance !
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lemmy

Link Posted 27/08/2009 - 19:28
mikew wrote:
Bargain clearance sale perhaps?

You're just a sentimental fool
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mikew

Link Posted 27/08/2009 - 19:42
Many people have suggested I am big hearted.
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Oggy

Link Posted 27/08/2009 - 20:09
mikew wrote:
Many people have suggested I am big hearted.

Sorry to hear of your condition Mike.

I was once diagnosed with that, but it proved to be a duff xray.

mikew

Link Posted 27/08/2009 - 20:18
I bear it with dignity
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rothwell

Link Posted 27/08/2009 - 20:19
Sad news indeed!
Until a few years ago, I lived just a couple of miles from the R.L. shop and I remember SRS taking over the business from an equally genuine photographic company called Sullivan Brothers, who were well respected and had traded in Rayners Lane for many years.
I sincerely hope that the savings made by closing the R.L. shop will enable SRS to continue trading profitably from their Watford branch for many years to come.
Best regards.
Geoff Davis

aminstar

Link Posted 27/08/2009 - 20:47
I am sure there must be some other good news to come from SRS to counter balance the sad news of the Rayners Lane branch closure.

The Watford branch is flourishing and business seems great from what I have seen and I am sure Chris must have something in the pipeline planned for the Watford branch I would assume.

Every time I have been to the Watford shop it is packed with customers. I wonder if the closure of the Rayner's Lane shop would mean that may be Chris is planning to expand the Watford shop or may even be opening a branch in a different location with bigger premises and some extra photography facilities . A studio within the shop would be nice to try lenses and various kits . What do other members think about the idea?
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Chris@SRSWATFORD

Link Posted 27/08/2009 - 21:31
Thanks for all of your kind words everyone. This closure is purely down to the greed of the landlord. It saddens me that in this current climate landlords seem to think it is a good idea to double rents....

We are looking at alternative locations and are looking to do something very special in Watford.. Amin, you must be psychic...

Our last day of trading at Rayners Lane is Saturday 12th September and no, there won't be any mad sales as the extra stock will be needed soon in Watford!
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aminstar

Link Posted 27/08/2009 - 21:55
Chris@SRSWATFORD wrote:
Thanks for all of your kind words everyone. This closure is purely down to the greed of the landlord. It saddens me that in this current climate landlords seem to think it is a good idea to double rents....

We are looking at alternative locations and are looking to do something very special in Watford.. Amin, you must be psychic...

Our last day of trading at Rayners Lane is Saturday 12th September and no, there won't be any mad sales as the extra stock will be needed soon in Watford!

You see everyone? , Sorry I have to use the words "Told you so" .

Chris@SRSWATFORD wrote:
extra stock will be needed soon in Watford!

Told you also that Watford branch seems to be flourishing but I noticed also that its always packed to the seams, Chris these extra stock will need some extra room, I sense some big changes around , yupiii, if it happens do not forget we want a nice studio area for trying our kits and a nice comfy couch with cold drinks handy. I will provide the cooler if needed be
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greynolds999

Link Posted 27/08/2009 - 22:05
Obviously the time has come to get out of the smoke, in part at least. How about a wee shop in Edinburgh?
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jackitec

Link Posted 27/08/2009 - 22:12
How about a BIG shop in Glasgow as there is no one there apart from one shop who has no stock.

polchraine

Link Posted 27/08/2009 - 22:50
Chris@SRSWATFORD wrote:
Thanks for all of your kind words everyone. This closure is purely down to the greed of the landlord. It saddens me that in this current climate landlords seem to think it is a good idea to double rents....

We are looking at alternative locations and are looking to do something very special in Watford.. Amin, you must be psychic...

Our last day of trading at Rayners Lane is Saturday 12th September and no, there won't be any mad sales as the extra stock will be needed soon in Watford!

I did hear the reason this afternoon, but did not want to post it, hoping that you would say something. I too cannot believe the greed of the landlord.


And I did buy a new camera while I was there!
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DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, DA* 300,
DA 50-200, FA 24-90, FA 20-35,
M 400-600, A 50 f1.4, A 28 f2.8, A 70-210, M 35-80, M 50 f1.7
A x2S teleconverter and a few others ...

Peter Bargh

Link Posted 27/08/2009 - 22:57
Sorry to hear that Chris. There are plenty of empty shops in Worksop
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