Advice for shoppers with Comet vouchers

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HUCKNALL residents with Comet gift vouchers are advised by Notts County Council’s trading standards department to spend them as soon as possible.

The electrical chain has confirmed plans for the company to be placed into administration next week.

Trading standards officer Sarah Ridley said: “There’s no guarantee the administrators will honour gift vouchers, so we are encouraging residents with Comet gift vouchers to act quickly and spend them while they can.

“People can avoid the small risk of being left out-of-pocket with gift vouchers by buying high street vouchers which can be spent in hundreds of stores.”

Comet was founded in Hull in 1933 from small beginnings, at which time it was run by just two people.

It is well-known as a leading retailer of consumer electronics and ‘white’ goods along with related products. The company pioneered the concept of out-of-town discount warehouses in the UK.

A company spokesman said: “The board is working urgently with its advisers to secure a viable future for the company.”

The Citizen’s Advice consumer service can offer advice on consumer issues on 08454 04 05 06.

And people can find out more about high street vouchers by calling 0845 717 1111 or visiting