Comet has ran its own service department for large kitchen appliances on at least two or three separate occasions that we are aware of but with the acquisition of the Comet business in 2012 by OpCapita it looks as if this will be the final closure of Comet's own service department.
Comet started the service program a number of years ago and, to our knowledge, bought out the manufacturer's warranties in order to allow them to service their own products. Mostly, but not all.
The operation was dogged with industry rumours that it was not a success financially, as is often the case with most large service operations and as a result has been one of the first casualties after OpCapita took control of the troubled electrical retailer.
Comet Service, aside from the odd occasion, did not offer service to third parties and rarely subcontracted repairs to independent repair companies.
For the most part Comet service was fairly well regarded in the industry as a professional service run by people that were good at what they did.
Independent repairers had little trouble with Comet as they repaired the products that they sold, looking after their own customers just as many independents try to do and therefore there was little if any conflict of interest.