There is only a month left before Tesco Direct is closed permanently, after Tesco admitted the homeware outlet is unprofitable.
Set to put 500 employees at risk of redundancy, Charles Wilson CEO of Tesco UK & ROI said: “We want to offer our customers the ability to buy groceries and non-food products in one place and that’s why we are focusing our investment into one online platform.
“This decision has been a very difficult one to make, but it is an essential step towards establishing a more sustainable non-food offer and growing our business for the future.”
In an attempt to clear stock and prepare for the website’s 9th July closure, Tesco Direct has launched a huge sale, featuring many products for up to 50 per cent off.
Tesco direct sells a abundance of different home, garden, electrical and furniture items, with many marked down as part of the sale. So what bargains are currently on the soon-to-be-closed website?
TESCO DIRECT: The retailing giant has launched a huge sale ahead of its online closure – here’s what’s on offer
The normal Tesco groceries website will remain active after the closure of Tesco Direct.
Eluding to the fact that more items will be added soon, the website states: “More lines added regularly, don’t miss out!”
Technology and electronics
Despite the “closing down” sale tab on the homepage that only takes you to around 30 items, most of the website is actually on sale, spanning across technology and mobile, too.
One Sharp 40 inch LC HD smart TV is listed on the site for just £279, down from £349. The TV is rated 4.7 stars out of five by 96 Tesco Direct customers.
When it comes to the 339 laptops on sale on Tesco Direct, one of the best bargains you can find in the section is a whopping £307.28 reduction on a Acer Spin 13.3 inch laptop, down to £359.97, with a five star rating.
The online arm of Tesco is offering hundreds of products at 50 per cent off
This LG Smart TV is down to just £279 from £349 and comes with a five-year warranty
Apple products including iPads are also surprisingly reduced in the sale. Customers are now able to pick up a 128GB Apple iPad in gold for just £414.71, reduced from £479.
Home appliances and electrical
One section of the website where reductions are rife is the home electrical, spanning across kitchen appliances, home appliances and vacuum cleaners.
Customers can pick up a Karcher Easyfix Steam Cleaner for a third off at £187.50, being rated a 4.7 stars by 13 customers. The steam cleaner promises to leave your home “sparking clean” with no chemicals or scrubbing.
When it comes to the kitchen, the huge closing down sale is also offering big discounts on other home essentials such as fridges and freezers.
One “discreet” Integrated Larder Fridge has had a huge reduction from nearly £500 down to under £300, at £299.99.
The men’s shaving section of the Tesco Direct website is also filled with huge reductions
Other home bargains
Along with deals to kit out your home, the Tesco Direct sale has some great bargains for summer holiday season, offering new luggage sets at huge discounts.
Tesco Direct customers can now pick up an American Tourister Bon Air large 4 wheel navy suitcases, reduced from £125 to a much more affordable £63.
To prepare for summer holidays and spur weight loss, a New Image Cycle Tone cycling and resistance machine is part of the sale for half price off, down to £55.
The men’s grooming section of the website is also filled with huge discounts from the closing down sale, with a “Braun 7898cc Series 7 Mens Rechargeable Wet & Dry Foil Electric Shaver” down from £330 to £165.
Tesco’s women’s wear brand Florence & Fred is also part of the huge Tesco Direct sale, offering up to 50 per cent off and ending on the site’s closing date, 9th July.