Superfi the latest victim of high street woes as it ceases trading

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Superfi
// Mystery surrounds Superfi’s sudden closure of stores this week
// All six of its stores have been shuttered, website also not working
// It is not yet known how many staff are affected

Specialist audio-visual retailer Superfi has become the latest victim of the gloomy conditions on the UK high street after it mysteriously ceased trading this week.

A source told Retail Gazette that Superfi had shuttered all six of its stores earlier this week.

Little is known as to what brought about their closure, but it’s thought that the retailer had filed a notice of intention to appoint an administrator on February 5.

The retailer’s website – which had been advertising a “clearance sale” at Superfi stores – also appears to be down.

The Retail Gazette has tried contacting Superfi for more details, including clarification on how many staff are affected and what the future holds for the business.

According to What Hi-Fi, the retailer told suppliers in an email that all existing stock had been transferred to the firm’s central warehouse.

The Financial Conduct Authority is also reportedly looking into the situation.

Superfi’s stores are located in Camden, London, as well as Birmingham, Manchester, Nottingham, Derby and Lincoln.

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15 COMMENTS

      • To be fair to Jamie, he says it’s warranty repair, although I get your suspected point that if fails under warranty then it really isn’t worth buying that brand. I could make recommendations but it wouldn’t include his purchased brand. I am not surprised Superfi has gone under sadly and has held on for so long….never anyone in the Nottingham branch and quite expensive.

        • Nonsense, a lot of good branded stuff fails under warranty. In fact, the most likely time for anything electronic to fail is under warranty as electronics tend to fail when they are brand new or not for a long time. They don’t generally work for a year or two and then fail.

    • I’d contact Music Matters (musicmatters.co.uk), they were able to recommend a great 3rd party repair service who fixed my Yamaha YST-SW800 perfecly for a very reasonable price.

    • Denon amp needs repairing , TIP < DONT BUY DENON , i have one that now buzzes 8 years old and cannot be fixed, MTV lincoln do repairs.
      replace it with a AVRx2100w from denon , in the course of 2 years of automattic firmware updates , the function has halved sources can no longer be routed to all speakers as it was when i bought it and features are dissapearing , because they are trying to push thier 4100 model which is identical inside with only 2 extra outputs for speakers ,

  1. I paid 50% deposit for items at end of January. 7 days later shutters have gone up. I am now speaking to bank about getting my cash refunded. Anything else I can do?

  2. Its a bloody shame they have closed. I had great service and advice from the lads at the Manchester branch. I also got a good discount on my Bluesound gear that I bought in the January sales in 2017. Couldn’t beat the price anywhere.

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