About Maplin UK Website

Maplin is one of the best electronics stores open today although now based entirely online. I was a regular visitor to the Stockport Maplins store when it was open. Maplin.co.uk believe in the brilliance of modern technology and sell all the latest stuff to enrich our lives and homes.
Maplin electronics shop

Maplin the UK electronics parts specialist

The home online of a huge choice of smart home tech, security cameras, gaming gear and computing stuff. Maplin sell an extensive selection of electrical and electronic gear. Since the transition to online sales only the product range as grown. Categories include smart home living, security and CCTV systems, audio visual devices. They are going into the gaming industries big with a great choice of gaming gear. Plus all the peripherals, cables and , everyday electronic and electrical items like power supplies, batteries and bulbs. It is still a great place for the hobbyist to shop for technical electronics.

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The History of Maplin Stores

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A Little About
Maplin stores goes back to 1972 when it was co-founded by Roger and Sandra Allen and Doug Simmons out of the Allen’s spare bedroom in Rayleigh, Essex. Both Doug and Roger were geeky telephone engineers for the GPO at the time. It was initially a mail-order business originally called Maplin Electronic Supplies Ltd and sold electronic components to hobbyists. Demand increased and the first shop was opened in Westcliff-on-Sea in 1976. A reputation for quality components followed and the business grew into a UK wide chain of electronic stores. Maplin has been run in a haphazard way over the years and has been the subject of private equity takeovers. In 2018 Maplin went into administration, all the physical shops closed. It was eventually purchased and now developed as online business only.

Questions Asked

As of 2018 Maplin closed all its 200 electronic stores they are now fully operational online only at www.maplin.co.uk
They don’t have the best reviews online with most gripes centred around customer service and delivery delays. Trustpilot rates them at 2.8 out of 866 reviews at the time of writing so plenty of room for improvement.
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Tech shopping in the UK

Technology is now a massive part of our lives in todays world. So in the digital age we need to shop at the best and most convenient technology gadget websites. From our smart homes to personal electronics we can now no longer live in the modern world without it. Even when out in the wild we need power thats why Jackery Explorer Power is so popular. So check out above our choice of the best tech shopping websites. American hobbyist and tech enthusiast had an equivalent store for all their technology buys it was called Radio Shack. It also had a similar rough retail journey to Maplins.

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