Comet's administrator has warned "there will inevitably be redundancies" at some of the stricken electrical chain's stores.
Deloitte said although there had been no redundancies made at its stores so far, the 869 employees who work at 41 Comet stores set for closure were at risk if a buyer cannot be found.
The company said:
A closing down sale with increased discounts has begun in 27 stores and a further 14 stores may be identified for closure in the coming days unless a buyer can be found or new terms agreed with landlords in the meantime.
At the same time, more generous discounts will be applied to products across all Comet stores from tomorrow.
Deloitte said it is hoping to redeploy staff from any stores that close to others nearby.
Comet's administrator Deloitte said the further 735 redundancies at the electrical chain include 603 roles at its home delivery network.
Deloitte said in a statement, "Whilst the Administrators continue to search for a buyer for all or parts of the business, regrettably, it has been necessary to reduce the company’s back office and deliveries workforce".
The other 132 employees were made redundant from Comet’s head office and support functions.
This figure includes 57 redundancies at Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire; 17 employees in Hull; and 56 employees from the call centre in Clevedon.
The firm said the affected staff were told in meetings earlier today.