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Re: Automatic Center Sale April 24-27
« Reply #30 on: Apr 30, 2013 at 11:44 PM »
ako di na ako bumili hehe... abang ulit sa SNS wala pa kasi best buy ngayon... di kasi pede plasma sa amin...

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Re: Automatic Center Sale April 24-27
« Reply #31 on: Sep 08, 2021 at 02:31 PM »
Just read a post which stated that the Lim family is finally closing down Automatic Centre.  It even has a screenshot of what looks like an email to suppliers and distributors.  Can anyone confirm if this is true?

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Re: Automatic Center Sale April 24-27
« Reply #32 on: Sep 08, 2021 at 03:11 PM »
Di malayo mangyari yan sir. Wala na masyado nagbibibili ng appliances lalo na in the advent of covid. People stopped buying things in general. Mga necessities na lang kadalasan kaya matao pa rin sa groceries. Were they able to adapt with online shopping?
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Re: Automatic Center Sale April 24-27
« Reply #33 on: Sep 08, 2021 at 03:18 PM »
^^^ Tutoo yan bro. Wrong timing nga din yung pag open ng IKEA eh.  Headed for uncertainty yun. 

Siguro sa 100 na tao na tatanungin mo kung bibili sila ng appliances ngayon eh baka 2 or 3 lang.  Pati yung mga kilala ko na medyo may kaya eh ang mindset is to weather the storm and live frugally till the economy shows signs of recovering.
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Re: Automatic Center Sale April 24-27
« Reply #34 on: Sep 08, 2021 at 03:25 PM »
went to Ayala here in Cebu the other day, saw the newly open wing with a new Automatic Center.
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Re: Automatic Center Sale April 24-27
« Reply #35 on: Sep 08, 2021 at 03:26 PM »
Yan na karamihan sentiment ng mga tao ngayon bro. Ang ma-weather na muna ang storm because of the uncertainty of the situation. Siguro mga kurakot government officials na lang nakakapag-shopping spree ngayon dahil bottomless bulsa dahil sa mga nakaw.
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Re: Automatic Center Sale April 24-27
« Reply #36 on: Sep 08, 2021 at 03:41 PM »
went to Ayala here in Cebu the other day, saw the newly open wing with a new Automatic Center.

Good news yan. Hopefully mag survive yung business. If di man eh hiatus muna and re-open when the economy bounces back. 
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Re: Automatic Center Sale April 24-27
« Reply #37 on: Sep 08, 2021 at 03:48 PM »
they are selling via online platforms too just like most establishments nowadays. siguro they are closing most of the physical stores kasi talo talaga sa rent pa lang.

unfortunately that means laying off a lot of staff :(

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Re: Automatic Center Sale April 24-27
« Reply #38 on: Sep 08, 2021 at 03:56 PM »
I think the business approach of opening retail stores for market visibility will soon die a natural death.  3 years ago I noticed that already sa US...nawawala na yung stores ng Calvin Klein, Kenneth Cole, Cole Haan etc sa Premium Outlet Mall in Vegas.  Inabutan ko yung closing out sale ng Kenneth Cole and sabi nga nila that they are transitioning already online.  The employees daw will work na sa mga warehouses attending to online orders.

Jeff Bezos is just obliterating their brick and mortar business approach.

Mga Pinoy mahilig sa Malls so medyo late ang mga retailers to embrace the Ecomm approach. It still was a sound business approach until March 2020.  It took a pandemic for them to transition to e-comm.
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Re: Automatic Center Sale April 24-27
« Reply #39 on: Sep 08, 2021 at 03:58 PM »
Yan na karamihan sentiment ng mga tao ngayon bro. Ang ma-weather na muna ang storm because of the uncertainty of the situation. Siguro mga kurakot government officials na lang nakakapag-shopping spree ngayon dahil bottomless bulsa dahil sa mga nakaw.

very true! thats why they like LOCKDOWNS, more money for them to raked in & more bad times ahead for us as the working citizens.
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Re: Automatic Center Sale April 24-27
« Reply #41 on: Sep 08, 2021 at 04:35 PM »
Yan na karamihan sentiment ng mga tao ngayon bro. Ang ma-weather na muna ang storm because of the uncertainty of the situation. Siguro mga kurakot government officials na lang nakakapag-shopping spree ngayon dahil bottomless bulsa dahil sa mga nakaw.

Meron pa mag shop sa kanila. Sure cash yan. Para hindi halata.

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Re: Automatic Center Sale April 24-27
« Reply #43 on: Sep 08, 2021 at 04:39 PM »
Jeff Bezos is just obliterating their brick and mortar business approach.

Mga Pinoy mahilig sa Malls so medyo late ang mga retailers to embrace the Ecomm approach. It still was a sound business approach until March 2020.  It took a pandemic for them to transition to e-comm.
Ecomm is inevitable with our without covid. Na-fast track lang sa Pinas because of covid. Malls will (I think) be converted to entertainment centers, parks, dining places.
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Re: Automatic Center Sale April 24-27
« Reply #44 on: Sep 08, 2021 at 04:41 PM »
Confirmed...

Automatic Centre, Philippines' oldest appliance chain, to shut down

Ouch. Hopefully its not permanent and that they re-open once the economy bounces back.
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Re: Automatic Center Sale April 24-27
« Reply #45 on: Sep 08, 2021 at 04:46 PM »
Man this is sad news.
Sad news indeed. Not just for the owners and their patrons but for the employees as well. Kanina lang nadaanan ko Automatic Center sa TriNoma and their employees are just outside the store. Alam na rin kaya nila?
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Re: Automatic Center Sale April 24-27
« Reply #46 on: Sep 08, 2021 at 04:54 PM »
Ecomm is inevitable with our without covid. Na-fast track lang sa Pinas because of covid. Malls will (I think) be converted to entertainment centers, parks, dining places.

True.  I was kinda thinking about what to do with those huge Malls.  Di rin pwede kasi Entertainment centers and Dining places coz of the virus (which is here to stay).  What they can do is leasing of space and warehousing for Ecomm retailers ang target market.   Align din nila by getting LBC, XDE, Lalamove and all the other Logistics company to set up  receiving offices in the same location para abutan na lang and mabilis shipping.

Nagbago na talaga ang buhay.
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Re: Automatic Center Sale April 24-27
« Reply #47 on: Sep 08, 2021 at 05:03 PM »
True.  I was kinda thinking about what to do with those huge Malls.  Di rin pwede kasi Entertainment centers and Dining places coz of the virus (which is here to stay).  What they can do is leasing of space and warehousing for Ecomm retailers ang target market.   Align din nila by getting LBC, XDE, Lalamove and all the other Logistics company to set up  receiving offices in the same location para abutan na lang and mabilis shipping.

Nagbago na talaga ang buhay.
That's a good point bro. But those were my thoughts when I was pondering on what will happen to malls when ecomm takes over when covid wasn't a factor to consider yet. But yes, you are right. Yours is a more viable possibility given the covid situation. But hopefully, if this goes away, they can put those mall into good use. Parang may-ari tayo ng mall no? Pinag-iisipan ano gagwin sa kanila. Hehehe.
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Re: Automatic Center Sale April 24-27
« Reply #48 on: Sep 08, 2021 at 05:10 PM »
naisip ko lang if automatic center magsara what about yung ibang appliance store? sigurado apektado din sila?
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Re: Automatic Center Sale April 24-27
« Reply #49 on: Sep 08, 2021 at 05:15 PM »
That's a good point bro. But those were my thoughts when I was pondering on what will happen to malls when ecomm takes over when covid wasn't a factor to consider yet. But yes, you are right. Yours is a more viable possibility given the covid situation. But hopefully, if this goes away, they can put those mall into good use. Parang may-ari tayo ng mall no? Pinag-iisipan ano gagwin sa kanila. Hehehe.

Bro yan ang sinasabi nila na utilizing your time and skill into good use.  Kesa naman dun tayo sa tsismis thread and talking about artistas and who is boning who hahahahaha pero I enjoy reading sa thread na yun. Wala lang ako masyado ma share

Problemahin na lang natin yung problema ng iba hahahaha.
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Re: Automatic Center Sale April 24-27
« Reply #50 on: Sep 08, 2021 at 05:32 PM »
naisip ko lang if automatic center magsara what about yung ibang appliance store? sigurado apektado din sila?
We'll know in the coming days sir Philip. Pero sana wala na kelangan magsara na negosyo. With the way things are going though, that's not surprising.

Bro yan ang sinasabi nila na utilizing your time and skill into good use.  Kesa naman dun tayo sa tsismis thread and talking about artistas and who is boning who hahahahaha pero I enjoy reading sa thread na yun. Wala lang ako masyado ma share

Problemahin na lang natin yung problema ng iba hahahaha.
Sana lang mabayaran din tayo sa mga ideas natin bro. Hehehe. Re: tsismis thread, gusto ko nga sana mag-post kasi sabi ni bro Tofi baka sya rin daw bumigay kay Yen. Gusto ko sana itanong kung worth it ba na sirain ang pamilya mo for panandalian pengpeng? :D Sorry sa OT.
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Re: Automatic Center Sale April 24-27
« Reply #51 on: Sep 10, 2021 at 12:19 PM »
Mall culture for pinoys is basically pasyal and not necessarily shopping, I think.

It's either too hot or too rainy outside so our air-conditioned malls kinda double as our version of parks. Besides, our cities have very few places of interest for people to go to (know any real compelling tourist/leisure spots in Metro Manila that you'd like to visit over and over?).

But yeah, the malls will need to reinvent themselves.

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Anyways, I really hope Automatic Centre gets back on its feet. Most appliance stores have a person's name on it and theirs was unique.

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Re: Automatic Center Sale April 24-27
« Reply #52 on: Sep 10, 2021 at 03:43 PM »
Temporary closure lang ba ito (e.g. tulad ng sa Makati Shangrila)???
Or 100 percent full-closure? (as in Goodbye Forever)

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Re: Automatic Center Sale April 24-27
« Reply #53 on: Sep 10, 2021 at 04:42 PM »
Owners (Lim Family) already announced that they’re closing all Automatic Centre branches due to the business effects of Covid-19.
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Re: Automatic Center Sale April 24-27
« Reply #54 on: Sep 10, 2021 at 05:56 PM »
^^ Sayang. Institution na sila sa retail ng appliances.
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Re: Automatic Center Sale April 24-27
« Reply #55 on: Sep 11, 2021 at 06:49 AM »
I wonder what will happen to Blims. Di ba kanila din yun, the furniture arm of Automatic Center?

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Re: Automatic Center Sale April 24-27
« Reply #56 on: Sep 11, 2021 at 08:29 AM »
SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST

Anson's, which has a strong presence in the online space, continues to thrive.

Automatic Center, which stuck to traditional retailing, suffered and died.

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Re: Automatic Center Sale April 24-27
« Reply #57 on: Sep 11, 2021 at 10:14 AM »
Automatic Center, which stuck to traditional retailing, suffered and died.

:(

They also have an online store, but I think their brand name has already diminished over the years, even before the pandemic. Parang mas mahina yung marketing and promotions nila as compared to say Anson's or Abenson's. Covid just totally closed the deal.  :(

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Re: Automatic Center Sale April 24-27
« Reply #58 on: Sep 11, 2021 at 11:30 AM »
^^^ Agree.  Parang di sila nag evolve sa Marketing and promotions nila through the years.
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Re: Automatic Center Sale April 24-27
« Reply #59 on: Sep 11, 2021 at 12:31 PM »
Natalo siguro sila sa aggressiveness & selling innovation. Dapat surviving appliances kse gamit sa bahay. Yun nga lang marami rin nawalan ng budget to buy. Siguro Dapat loooong credit line pra dagsain & lower price