Maybe we want to become a nation of people who do everything at the touch of a computer keyboard. I certainly don't.
There are some benefits. If you worked from home as well, you'd never need to spend money on outdoor clothes or a car. You would never need to 'go out' for anything. It could all come to you. (Virtually or in the post or on a supermarket delivery van.)
It's great isn't it, but I still have to pop out for milk every now and then. (Don't worry, I put a dressing gown on)
Haven't read the posts on here, just wanted a moan really.
How could you forget HMV when they have been a pillar of maintaining an unacceptably high price on music and visual media. Even when other people saw which way the wind was blowing they still tried to squeeze the last farthing out of everything.
At this moment I don't know if it has been sold, but their reputation has been shot [if it still had a positive rep] by failing to honour gift vouchers. ALL those vouchers purchased in good faith around Xmas time gone down the crapper. It would have been a better bet to put a tenner in a Xmas card and run the gauntlet of the postal system.
Very sad for the staff, but good riddance to HMV.
Well said they have always been a rip-off and going out with a giant voucher rip off!
When you purchase a gift voucher, you are effectively lending money to the voucher seller. If the seller becomes insolvent, you become an unsecured general creditor, along with all the other unsecured creditors to whom the seller owes money. The administrator has a number of statutory obligations, one of which is to secure the best outcome for creditors as a whole - which unfortnately means that you can't jump the queue in front of the landlords, utilities and whoever else the seller owes money to.
Are you trying to tell me they didn't know how close they were to calling in the administrators just before christmas when they were selling the vouchers?
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I received a HMV voucher at Christmas, I was there within 2 days spending it.
I think everyone knew they were in trouble, but probably didn't know it would come so soon in the new year.
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Only just realised that their online store was completely finished.
Sitting here with my HMV voucher...looks like a trip to one of the remaining stores soon .
(Do they still accept them?My little boy got it for Xmas, and I exchanged it for cash with him).
Fortunately, I cashed in my HMV loyalty points the day before it went pear-shaped - got a subscription to a good music magazine, who were kind enough to honour the deal.
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I believe they stopped taking vouchers as soon as they announced they were closing down.
OK just checked and it seems they started taking them again so you maybe in luck, go for it.
I'm pretty sure they accept the vouchers again now but a quick trip into your local store will reveal all.
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