A pedestrian walks outside a Comet store prior to closing in Basildon, Essex, Tuesday, Dec. 18. 2012. British electrical retailer Comet has opened its doors for the final time after nea

 

              A pedestrian walks outside a Comet store prior to closing in Basildon, Essex, Tuesday, Dec. 18. 2012. British electrical retailer Comet has opened its doors for the final time after nea
A pedestrian walks outside a Comet store prior to closing in Basildon, Essex, Tuesday, Dec. 18. 2012. British electrical retailer Comet has opened its doors for the final time after nearly 80 years. The last 49 stores of what was a 235-strong chain are closing Tuesday after Comet's new owners failed to deal with a sour British economy and the online shopping revolution. (AP Photo/PA, Nick Ansell) UNITED KINGDOM OUT, NO SALES, NO ARCHIVE