John Roberts, founder of Appliances Online, reportedly interested in taking on the business' online presence

Comet fields ‘seven-figure sum’ for website

Owner of e-tailer Appliances Online has reportedly submitted an offer for the troubled retailer’s website.

Whilst a number of Comet stores hold their final closing down sales events, administrator for the company, Deloitte, has actively pursued offers from firms interested in buying out areas of the business.

In particular, Deloitte has fielded a number of offers for the retailers website, even after starting the bidding at the £1million mark.

John Roberts, founder of white goods retailer Appliances Online, confirmed that he had submitted a "seven figure offer" for the site.

Roberts also highlighted that he would ideally continue to use the Comet name on the business, however, admitted it would entirely depend on how the remainder of the administration process unfolded and if the brand suffered further damage as a result.

It was previously revealed that rival electricals retailers Dixons and Maplins had expressed interest in taking on a small number of Comet stores facing closure.

Other big names mentioned include Darty Group, which reportedly plan to place former Apple and Dixons head John Browett in charge, whilst former Woolworths CEO Trevor Bish-Jones is another name rumoured to be amongst the potential bidders.

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