END OF ERA: Home improvement store closes its doors

Leslie Dunn grabs a bargain at Masters during closing down sales last year.
Leslie Dunn grabs a bargain at Masters during closing down sales last year.

THE era of stiff competition between Masters and Bunnings has come to an end in Toowoomba.

Masters Toowoomba South has officially closed its doors.

There were scenes of chaos today as the store offered unprecedented mark downs on products, giving customers up to 95% off as it prepared to close.

The Masters Home Improvement store at 471 Hume St was among stores offering between 80% to 90% off products.

Customer rushed to grab a bargain.

Its last day of trading is tomorrow but at 12.15pm today it stopped letting customers in the door.

Before it closed, customers were allowed to fill their trolleys for $50.

That price was then reduced to $25.

While the sale had generated excitement, some people complained about a lack of products.

Returns are no longer possible for change of mind, and very limited repairs and spare parts will be available from 12 December 2016. 

After stores close, however, consumer guarantee failures will still be remedied as set out in the Returns Policy.

Online ordering has now stopped, so all future purchases will need to be made in store.

A superstore featuring national chains such as Anaconda, BCF, JB Hifi, The Good Guys and Super Amart will rise from the old Masters site in Toowoomba after it closes.

The Home Consortium, a joint venture of Sydney based Aurrum Group, and Spotlight, and Chemist Warehouse, has agreed to purchase the 82 Masters sites for an undisclosed sum.

A media release announcing the purchase said the new stores would be "anchored by a selection of Australia's leading home, hardware, family and lifestyle retailers."

Topics:  closing down masters home improvement toowoomba

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Snitz sizzles to win qualifier with ease

IN FULL FLIGHT: Brisbane jockey Robbie Fradd streaks clear to win the $150,000 NRRA Country Championships qualifier on board Snitz, trained by Matt Dunn, at Clarence River Jockey Club.

SHORT priced favourite sends everybody home happy.

Ballina Players brings popular military drama to the stage

ON STAGE: John Rado as Colonel Nathan Jessep and Dylan Wheeler as Lt Daniel Kaffee in the Ballina Players production of A Few Good Men.

Tickets are on sale for their new production of A Few Good Men

Triumph of dreams ... it all started with one bike

A CLASSIC: Meerschaum Vale's Col McAndrew with his Triumph 1956 Speed Twin which he will show at the Northern Rivers Classic Motorcycle Club's Show and Shine at Alstonville Plaza on March 18.

Col has six classic bikes; 100 expected at show

Local Partners