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CHRISTCHURCH MAIL, NOVEMBER 8, 2012
EVERYTHING MUST GO!
327 STANMORE ROAD
PHONE 389 9645
HOME APPLIANCE SPECIALISTS SINCE 1949
ALL PRICES HEAVILY REDUCED - 20-30% DISCOUNT*
OPEN: MON - FRI 8.30AM - 5PM, SAT 10AM - 1PM, CLOSED SHOW WEEKEND
*Floor stock only, delivery
and installation not included
• FOOD PROCESSORS
• HAIR PRODUCTS -
• STYLING WANDS,
NOVELTY ITEMS AT
• SILLY PRICES
IT MAY NOT BE
BUT SAVE FOR
MITSUBISHI & DELONGHI
Mitsubishi 6kW Heatpump (Inverter),
superceeded model AT COST - $1725 (1 only)
SPARES AND ACCESSORIES - WE MAY JUST
HAVE THE PART YOU'RE LOOKING FOR
Retiree thanks customers with sale
Happy ending: Dennis Rich, of
Richmond Electrical, is holding a
'retirement sale' .
After 64 years of serving Christchurch resid-
ents, well-known business Richmond Electri-
cal is closing down.
Managing director Dennis Rich said it was
with great regret and sadness that he has at
long last decided to join the retired, and close
Established in 1949, Richmond Electrical was
one of the first to stock black and white tele-
visions, and then later, colour.
''We used to have a black and white TV show-
ing in our window on a Friday night when we
were in North Avon Rd,'' he says. ''Residents
may still remember the crowds that used to
gather on the footpath to watch.''
Dennis offers a sincere thank you to all his
loyal customers. He will be holding a special
''retirement sale'' to mark the end of an era,
and show his appreciation.
He says there have been many changes in
Richmond over the years, and he has been
proud to be a part of them. When Richmond
Electrical started, it was a small shop on the
corner of North Avon Rd and Petrie St. It then
moved to larger premises in Stanmore Rd,
where the present Richmond Village shopping
In the mid 70s, a retail and service centre
was purpose-built on its current site, which at
the time was the largest suburban appliance
centre in Christchurch.
''We were one of the first to start discounting
appliances -- but not on the scale of today's
discounting,'' Dennis says.
''The prices that are present today give the
consumer prices that in many cases are
cheaper than 30 years ago. I can recall in the
1980s that many appliances were not readily
available and as an example, customers had
to order their new washer and sometimes wait
several weeks before it arrived. We were on a
strict quota system.''
Dennis says over the years he has had some
wonderful staff; some who were with him for
a very long time.
''Without them, the business would have
been the poorer.''
For the ''retirement sale'', all large appliances
including fridges, washers, ranges, dish-
washers and small appliances such as toast-
ers, irons, jugs, shavers -- are priced to clear.
''Our stock is not large, but there are genuine
savings to be made. So first in will get the
Dennis says Richmond Electrical was very
much a family business, with all of his chil-
dren being involved from time to time.
''For me, it is time now to hang up the shingle
and enjoy some quality life.''
Pet of the week
We invite readers to send us a photo of
themselves with their pet for our Pet of the
Week contest. The best photo will be
published each week in the Christchurch
Mail and the winner will receive a $20
voucher from Bishopdale Pets. To enter,
email a large photo (including details),
name and telephone number to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Photos should
be at least 500KB in size.
GROUP HUG: Kayz the dog and Tipha the cat
get in a group hug with Amaia.
JOB DONE: Ellie the dog gets two walks a day
but still has time for enthusiastic digging up of
THE WINNER: Pet ram ''Troll'' rubs himself on the fence.
WATCH DOG: Buttons keeps a weather eye on
the email inbox.
CUDDLES ALL ROUND: Tubbles the griffon and
Phoenix the kitten have a little snuggle.
INTENSE: Jonny gives a new meaning to intense
PAT ME: Hazel shows us how to really have a
good time at the beach.
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