According to sky news HMV may be the next retailer to go under & call in the administrators.
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Soon we will just have Amazon - fun times.
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Soon there'll practically be no retailers. A week before the festive period I shopped in my local town centre, and normally at this time of year it is bustling. It was a ghost town. The consequence is also a lot of empty shops. That's the joy of shopping online. Might be convienient for a lot of people now, but the humble shop keeper is suffering big time. Frightening.
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My local HMV = rubbish selection, laughably high prices, dire service and queues out the door in the Christmas period.
So hey, why wouldn't I shop there?
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They have 25% off 1000's of in stock goods, could be selling up, very sad days been using HMV online for some years now.
There will be plenty of shops left - just ones who adapt to commercial reality and actually offer the customer the benefits that they're supposed to get by not shopping online.
I find buying in shops the most depressing / frustrating experience so I'll buy online every time. Even the staff at John Lewis where I parted with nearly £400 for a laptop couldn't manage a simple 'thank you'...
I give them till Friday.
then the administratorswill be in.
Not a HiFi Nut. Just has a pile of Nads.
I feel similarly nads, even though i want to i dont want to risk paying for something that may not arrive.
John Lewis has lack of training, but you can't tar every shop with the same brush.
I can see the high street being dominated by leisure companies and coffee chains, mobile phone shops that sell laptops.
We no longer have a shoe shop, small cafes have closed and the list just goes on...
IMO, the Government should do something to help retailers, like putting a huge tax hikes on on home computers.
Well I for one will certainly mourn their passing if they do finally collapse.
Admittedly my local HMV being a town store doesn’t have the greatest selection of CDs but they have a fairly good selection of Blu-rays and DVDs. I just love popping in on impulse to browse through CDs and Blu-rays and nearly always end up buying a couple or more of each. The only alternative I would have to HMV is tesco: charts only, no choice, no “2 for £10” CDs, or “3/5 for £20/£30” Blu-rays.
Everybody slags HMV off, but love them or loathe them that’s all that’s left – for now - on the High Street. If they do indeed go under then my listening and viewing pleasure will most certainly be the less and poorer for it.
Putting out fire with gasoline
putting a huge tax hikes on on home computers.
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I haven't been into a HMV in years. Before Amazon and e-commerce arrived I bought nearly all my music in HMV. I have alot of memories of shopping at from my teens and in London when I was a student. Used to still buy some vinyl in HMV up until around 2004. Now everything is online.
So yes I'm not surprised HMV hasn't already gone into administration earlier but I think its a case of when rather than if. But when it does it will be a sad day for me.
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