Just heard that Maplin has collapsed into administration.
It's sad news for those of us who enjoyed wondering around the store, getting inspiration for those little electronics projects we like to mess about with. It was also a useful place for the occasional emergency PC component purchase... for when you just can't wait for an on-line order to come though. With the disappearance of Tandy (RadioShack) and now Maplin, my high street is becoming a much less geeky and altogether less appealing place to visit.
It's obviously worse news for the 2,500 UK staff who work in the 200 stores and I'd like to wish well for the future.