Now Comet try the scrappage tactic to bring in the punters
“Any old iron? Any old iron?” That’s the cry that’s emanating from more and more British retailers as scrappage fever takes hold.
Last month, Sony employed old relic Alice Cooper in an attempt to persuade punters to hand over their old tellies in order to get some discount off a new one. And the UK car industry has been single-handedly saved since the scrappage cashback scheme was introduced*
Now it’s the turn of Comet – they’re teaming up with Bosch, Siemens and Neff and offering a 20% discount for in-tradage of an old washing machine, dishwasher, refrigerator or cooker – of any age and any brand.
Right, we’re off to the local scrap yard to pick up a knackered old fridge before hauling it into Currys Comet. Once there, we’ll get the 20% off a new fridge, sell it on eBay, repeat the whole thing a hundred times and retire to Barbados.