Dick Smith’s final day of reckoning is finally upon us. Within the fortnight, every Dick Smith store in Australia and New Zealand will have shut down for good. The final store closes its doors on May 3. And yes, you can still snap up some bargains.
Dick Smith began the year by entering voluntary administration. From there, things went from bad to worse, with receivers announcing that the beleaguered electronics chain would be closing down after failing to find a buyer.
Ever since, the blogosphere has been treated to an endless stream of tut-tutting business analysis and deals posts aimed at bargain hunters. In the midst of its death throes, Dick Smith ironically became more relevant than ever.
But it’s all coming to an end on May 3. This means you have just 15 days to land yourself a cheap gadget or store keepsake (some Dick Smith stores are literally selling everything, including display fixtures and even cash registers.)
If you’re looking to snap up a last-minute bargain, your best bet is probably one of the larger stores which will be holding one last “mega sale” before May 3. All remaining unsold stock will be shifted to these large format stores in the days ahead. You can check out 100 noteworthy deals here, although pricing and availability have since changed. In other words, expect for find less stuff but at better prices.
Here’s when the remaining Dick Smith stores will close:
Additional reporting by Campbell Simpson.