V17L wrote:I dont quite follow why Gerry has pushed this so much. I dont get my couch from oversea, nor bedding or funiture, or even an electric jug. Maybe his computer section, but even then i would guess the overseas imports would be chicken fed compared to his turnover..
The company's roots and success have been in the electronics market more than furniture and appliances.
Domayne and Joyce Mayne are also part of the group, and he bought up Retravision which died and tried his Big Buys thing trying to sell Amazon style range of small items which still flopped despite trying to dodge GST with offshore front.
He wanted to monopolize the market and hates the internet for ruining that even though JB and GoodGuys did more damage to his market share.
Also failed at some stationary supplies which he probably blames on eBay and Amazon rather than Officeworks being unbeatable.