Do you remember these companies?

Wahesh

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Sorry I'm not sure why it didn't work - just fixed the link.

Companies like:
  • Copperart
  • Bi Lo (a supermarket, I can't believe I forgot that one)
  • Franklins
  • Go-Lo (I used to work there lol)
  • Grace Bros (before rebranding to Myer)
  • Tandy Electronics (WOWSERS!)
 

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Look up Yahoo’s fuckups over the last decade or two. Could’ve bought Google for a steal, and hence YouTube would’ve been theirs. Got offered a cut of Microsoft in some deal knocked it back. There’s more too, fuckup after fuckup.

Classic example of how to turn a big business into a small business.
 

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Look up Yahoo’s fuckups over the last decade or two. Could’ve bought Google for a steal, and hence YouTube would’ve been theirs. Got offered a cut of Microsoft in some deal knocked it back. There’s more too, fuckup after fuckup.

Classic example of how to turn a big business into a small business.
Google bought youtube though…
 

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Sorry I'm not sure why it didn't work - just fixed the link.

Companies like:
  • Copperart
  • Bi Lo (a supermarket, I can't believe I forgot that one)
  • Franklins
  • Go-Lo (I used to work there lol)
  • Grace Bros (before rebranding to Myer)
  • Tandy Electronics (WOWSERS!)
Man I must be old. I know all of them except Go-Lo. It’s happening all the time now. So many companies we grew up with are now gone.
 
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Fairstar computers and that Wally zub
Wang computers...also remember when our primary school got its first (& only) computer when I was in year 6, a Microbee.
Anyone remember Microbees? We were allocated 15 minute blocks of time one day a week...
 

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What about “stacks” they had cheap tennis balls and tried to push Sergio tergcini tennis rackets..


They were closing down forever, one week to go, 6 days, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.5, 1....extended one more week!! Went for 2 years like that
I don’t remember that place but I remember another business that the guy out the front was always saying on the loud speaker too ‘we’re closing down, everything just go’ they were still there for about the 2 year period after (like your talking about), but it was a budget discount goods store.
 
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Who remembers cobra in Parra westfields..

When they first opened they had lines for 200 metres to get in. I walked past and the owner “Paul from Paul’s warehouse grabbed me and said you busy? He chucked a lanyard over my neck and said you work for me.. I was at the door like a nightclub for a sports apparel store. Lol.
 
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