Randell Smithwick looks at headphones he bought from a Dick Smith’s electronics store in Rockhampton.
Randell Smithwick looks at headphones he bought from a Dick Smith’s electronics store in Rockhampton. Sharyn Oneill Roksdick

Dick Smith stores may close

NEWS that 100 Dick Smith stores would close Australia-wide was not music to the ears of Rockhampton's Randell Smithwick.

The skateboarding enthusiast left the city's Musgrave Street store yesterday with a new set of headphones but was surprised to hear the future of the two Rocky stores and another at Yeppoon was in doubt.

A Dick Smith spokeswoman yesterday would not disclose which stores had been earmarked for closure.

On Tuesday, Woolworths announced it was selling Dick Smith Electronics, three decades after buying it from the Australian entrepreneur.

It said 100 stores would close over the next two years.

Randell said it would be a sad day to see his local store close.

"I come to Dick Smith for everything electronic that I buy," the 19-year-old said yesterday.

"For me, it's really convenient because if my headphones break or something I can just come up here and get them."

"I've bought iPods, earphones, Xbox games, camera and my iPhone here, so I would be really disappointed if they close."

There are more than 300 Dick Smith Electronics stores across Australia.



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