Quote Originally Posted by Ian Grant View Post
Well they went bankrupt before and they became inflexible. The shame is they took over so many good stores and ruined them.

Agreed - that is what angers me. They had a policy of buying up all of the competition about 5 to 10 years ago - and then closing them down in many cases. They were a very active force in stamping out analogue photography and pushing digital.

Sure... it was going that way anyway and we should not overstate their role in the inevitable, but I'm sure they did play a big part in eradicating so many of the little side street enthusiasts shops that sold second hand analogue cameras, film, chemicals and paper... some of whom just might have been able to hang on if left alone.