So, my local branch of Maplin has now closed down. All others will follow soon enough.
It’s a shame – I liked the shop. I did buy stuff from it – some hard disks, a UPS and some other odds and ends. But even in the closing down sale, I struggled to find a lot to buy there. Perhaps that is indicative of why it couldn’t stay open.
Oh well, good luck to everyone who worked there in finding new jobs.