Placo closes down

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Re: Placo closes down

Unread post by Jel » Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:49 am

Fransw wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:37 am
...but they still advertise in the SA Flyer! I'm confused now. :?
Don't be confused... when the time comes it happens quickly... maybe creditors were getting too close...
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Re: Placo closes down

Unread post by moosp » Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:28 pm

As Hemmingway wrote, of one of his characters, "How did you go bankrupt?"

"Slowly, and then quickly."

An icy reminder of how life can turn around...
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Re: Placo closes down

Unread post by Der absolute Hammer » Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:40 pm

Sounds as though Placo was in need of Colin Cohen, perhaps.
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Re: Placo closes down

Unread post by Diesel-3 » Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:27 am

My Dads first job at Wonderboom back in the 60,s...

But time marches on
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Re: Placo closes down

Unread post by jimdavis » Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:59 am

Diesel-3 wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:27 am
My Dads first job at Wonderboom back in the 60,s...

But time marches on
Who was your Dad, Diesel?

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Re: Placo closes down

Unread post by jimdavis » Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:15 am

jimdavis wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:59 am
Diesel-3 wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:27 am
My Dads first job at Wonderboom back in the 60,s...

But time marches on
Who was your Dad, Diesel?

jim
Just had a PM from Diesel. His Dad and I were at Placo at the same time. I remember him well - a very good guy.

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Re: Placo closes down

Unread post by Theuns v V » Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:54 pm

Who took over the sales of stuff from Placo now? I heard someone still sells AN hardware at rand

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Re: Placo closes down

Unread post by Ugly Duckling » Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:05 pm

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Re: Placo closes down

Unread post by Fransw » Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:10 pm

Jel wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:49 am
Fransw wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:37 am
...but they still advertise in the SA Flyer! I'm confused now. :?
Don't be confused... when the time comes it happens quickly... maybe creditors were getting too close...
Also in the latest(Dec) SAF! Still open for business by the look of it..
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Re: Placo closes down

Unread post by Ugly Duckling » Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:53 pm

Fransw wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:10 pm
Jel wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:49 am
Fransw wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:37 am
...but they still advertise in the SA Flyer! I'm confused now. :?
Don't be confused... when the time comes it happens quickly... maybe creditors were getting too close...
Also in the latest(Dec) SAF! Still open for business by the look of it..
Advert will run for the paid number of months.
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=212199&hilit=Placo#p1988350
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Re: Placo closes down

Unread post by Pug » Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:54 pm

Was the owner not Christian Boshoff, ex-NAC employee?

I see the website is now owned by Xinhai Mining.
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Re: Placo closes down

Unread post by Richard Smit » Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:01 am

Ugly Duckling wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:05 pm
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Re: Placo closes down

Unread post by Foxy » Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:06 am

Ai this is sad news.
Cheers PLACO
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Re: Placo closes down

Unread post by Artfly » Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:18 pm

Sad news,who will fill the gap in the market,or is there now a gap to be filled anymore with our current climate ?
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Re: Placo closes down

Unread post by Richard Smit » Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:29 pm

The PLACO name itself must be worth something.
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