Debenhams customers stuck in huge virtual queues as store offers 70% ‘fire sale’


Debenhams customers are stuck in huge virtual queues after the store offers 70% off in a ‘fire sale’.
At the time of writing, there were 926,765 people waiting in the queue.

The department store was preparing its last Christmas explosion earlier after the latest attempts to save it collapsed this morning.

JD Sports, who was supposed to save the 242-year-old department store, said he was no longer interested after Arcadia collapsed, which is worth £ 75million a year for Debenhams.

The chain then began preparing for a 70% discount before Christmas at what is expected to be the last sale ever at its remaining 124 stores.

A notice tonight told shoppers trying to access the website, “You are in a virtual queue.

“Sorry for the wait, we are currently using a virtual queue due to exceptional demand.

“We will get you on the site as soon as possible.

” Thank you for your patience. ”

Just before 10 p.m. tonight, hundreds of thousands of people were waiting in the queue

The company has said it will continue to trade on Main Street and online with an inflammatory sale of its shares when England’s national lockdown ends tomorrow.

“Debenhams will continue to trade through its 124 UK stores and online to offset its current and contract inventory,” a statement told Mirror Money.

Dubbed ‘Wild Wednesday,’ December 2 is set to be one of the busiest shopping days of the year as retailers return from foreclosure with new 24-hour trading hours in a bid to claw back the $ 900 million. pounds lost per day due to Covid -19 restrictions.

Customers have been informed that they are in a virtual queue

Dubbed ‘Wild Wednesday’, December 2 is set to be one of the busiest shopping days of the year (file photo)

Geoff Rowley, FRP Advisory, co-director of Debenhams, said: “All reasonable steps have been taken to complete a transaction that secures the future of Debenhams.

“However, the economic landscape is extremely difficult and, coupled with the uncertainty facing the UK retail sector, a viable deal could not be reached.

“The decision to go ahead with a closure program has been carefully evaluated and, while keeping the hope that alternative proposals for the company can still be received, we deeply regret that circumstances force us to start this course of action.

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“We are very grateful for the efforts of the management team and staff who have worked so hard under the most difficult circumstances to maintain business activity. ”

In a brief statement to the London Stock Exchange, the company said: “JD Sports Fashion, the leading sports, fashion and outdoor brand retailer, confirms that discussions with the directors of Debenhams regarding a possible acquisition of the activity in the UK has now ended. . ”


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