Sales have started at Lincolnshire outlets of the failed electric goods retailer Comet.
The firm, which is being run by administrators Deloitte, announced the "massive stock liquidation" on its website today.
Deloitte has been searching for a buyer for Comet's 236 shops since last week, including the Lincoln store off Tritton Road and another in Boston.
Thirty two jobs are at risk in Lincoln and 12 in Boston, as reports today suggested stores could start to close next week.
However, there have been suggestions that staff could have the chance to join a rival after Dixons outlined plans to take on seasonal workers.
The owner of PC World and Currys has also delayed its normal Christmas recruitment drive, when it expects to take on an additional 2,000 temporary shop staff, to offer Comet employees the opportunity to join the business.
Comet was placed into administration on Friday.