Oh (no) Theo

http://www.eurogamer.net/amp/2018-02-28-maplin-in-administration-too

Can someone check if he’s alright?

Doesn’t surprise me, think Theo was keeping them afloat for years.

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The timing does fit.

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Maybe we can all share our favourite heartwarming Maplins anecdotes in memoriam. I’ll start.

I went in to see if they had a specific cable for hooking up my new amp to my new speaker. The one on their website was a foot long and £3. Perfect.

They didn’t have it in stock, but asked if I’d like to spend £25 on a 6 metre long one instead. I did not.

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Thought of him the moment I saw that this morning.

Alright marckee.

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went in a while back for a certain kind of converter. they had this one for £70 that i was pretty sure wasn’t gonna work, but they said if it doesn’t just bring it back no hassle. it didn’t work, and it was a bit of hassle to get it refunded.

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I asked him about it last night on twitter. I got no reply.

I was up at 5.30 because the full roaster texted me to ask if I was going to WFH… twat!

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Alright Balonz.

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seriously am somewhat gutted about this. so many times i’ll turn up to a job and they have some weird setup that i don’t have the right cable for. gonna have to get ripped off on tottenham court rd now.

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…you used to go into Maplins to not get ripped off?

I also made the same joke that jeremys_iron made too.

Also can’t believe you’re trying to piggyback on Theo’s grief here. Have a word with yourself.

What have I become…

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you’ve clearly never tried to buy a thunderbolt cable in soho mate!!

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Can somebody update if they start selling off their stuff at low low prices like when Claus Ohlson did in town last year.

You’ve done me there.