The Channel logo

News

By | John Oates 26th July 2005 10:40

Time shutters stores

Shop closure only temporary

Time Computers has closed its retail stores, which trade as The Computer Shop, because they can no longer process card payments.

A spokesman for Time said: "All stores are currently closed. We have a problem with card processing and we're talking to the bank about it. It shouldn't take more than a few days to sort out."

Asked if the company could survive such a break in business the spokesman said: "We have every hope of continuing as a business." Time Computer has about 150 stores across the country.

The company's direct mail and website business is continuing to take orders. There was a management meeting this morning to discuss the problems and staff have been told what is happening.

Time Computers is owned by Burnley-based Granville Technology Group. Granville also owns the Computer Shop, Time Education and Tiny Computers. It employs more than 1,500 people.®

Related stories

Tiny transforms into e-business
It's Time for another free PC offer
ASA sinks teeth into channel advertisers

alert Send corrections

Opinion

Privacy image

Frank Jennings

Two working parties, ministers galore... but data transfer law remains in limbo
EMC_Unity_bezel

Chris Evans

It does simplify the hardware setup, whatever it is
A microscopic view of the biometric shark skin. Pic: James Weaver

Chris Mellor

Do something and stop faffing about in the bush league

Kat Hall

International system in general needs greater transparency

Features

Nerd fail photo via Shutterstock
Shouting match
Single market vs. rest of the world
hacker
Mostly it's financial crime. Here's what all the cool kids' terms mean in English
Apple logo. Pic: Blake Patterson
Plenty of bumps in the 40-year road for Mac makers