Maplin Electronics was one of the UK’s biggest specialist retailer of consumer electronics.
With over 15,000 different products Maplin sells everything from MP3 players and Sat Nav systems to digital cameras and Wi-Fi connectors, across the broad categories of Sound & Vision, Computer, and Hobbies and Electronics.
Sadly – they ran into financial difficulty in 2017/2018 – and are closing down in May 2018. The range of goods and lower prices available at sites like Amazon were probably the reason for the failure of Maplin
Maplin was launched by two technology enthusiasts in 1972 who were frustrated by the lack of good quality electronics components.
Maplin Electronics quickly became the experts’ choice, with a reputation for the best product range and expertise.
Maplins had six stores in Ireland –
Cork – Blackpool Retail Park
Dublin – Jervis Shopping Centre
Dublin Blanchardstown Centre
Dundalk Retail Park
Galway Wellpark Retail Park
Limerick Childers Retail Park