Kitchen Retailers Are They All They Appear?
August 11, 2011
Kitchen Retailers – The Only Retailer in the Village
Are they all they are cracked up to be?
The collapse of kitchen retailers like Moben, is no surprise. Expensive advertising, substandard products and a service/business model dating back to the 1980’s are probably strong factors in kitchen retailers like these collapsing.
There are plenty of feedback sites that you can log in to that will allow you to see what others say about some of the firms they have dealt with, sites like Ciao, Review Centre. Search for either kitchens or the kitchen retailers you are thinking of. Everybody knows that many people are quick to spread bad news and slow to spread good. However as someone who sub contracted for some years for some of the large kitchen retailers I used to hear these issues a lot. It is unfortunate that the comments on these sites are littered with “I wish I had seen this before I ordered from [FILL IN THE BLANK]” It is not uncommon and it just shows how much credibility we generally put in TV, and the kitchen retailers we see.
Kitchen Retailers That Go Pop In the Night
ALL is not lost, if people have paid deposits that they have lost then they would still be able to get a kitchen similar and still reduce the final bill compared to what they were going to pay. So if someone you know has been caught out, tell them not to worry. They might just have to look around a little harder. It can be solved and they will get a better end result. They can refer to the other articles on here to help them get better informed. Particularly For Whom The Bell Tolls, All Fur Coat & No Knickers
Why Are Kitchen Retailers So Incestuous?
So why do I liken it to a small village of inbreeding? Well most of the people in the showrooms have worked for the competition. Might have left Howden’s to work at Magnet, left Magnet to work at Moben. So on and so forth it is a very incestuous industry and often the smaller shops are set up on the same business model. New names created to make them sound German whilst they are manufactured in Tyne and Wear or chipboard valley.
This leads to a lack of innovation and unfortunately rather dull end results so is the collapse of Moben unexpected? Well maybe for some. For those people that have been caught out I am sorry for them. It is a shame they listened to the TV and did not look around well enough. If people are going to spend significant amounts of money, I hope they now think twice and consider what they are getting.
There are 000’s of RAL colours so any colour is possible, there are different ways of building a kitchen to make any shape possible, why not find a company to break from the mould, a company that is more concerned with your personal tastes than which door you like. Why would you want to pay over the odds for something rather dull.
Dare to be different and there are greater things out there I promise.