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RE: HMV

Their Website appears to be down as well.

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http://www.whathifi.com/news/hmv-set-to-go-in-to-administration-reports-...

 

My local HMV is now a Poundland. 

Talking of Amazon - HMV had a greater share of the UK market than Amazon last year for physical and downloaded music and films. I guess it's all that pesky tax...

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Yep, they're refusing to honour gift vouchers today so I guess the writing's on the wall, actually gave them til the end of the month.

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I will certainly miss them if they go. I do love the ability to browse (properly- not online) through the CDs, DVDs and Blu-Rays. They are more expensive than online but I prefer the hands on approach as I come across items I may not have considered / seen online. But then I'm in the minority I guess...

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BenLaw wrote:

plastic penguin wrote:

putting a huge tax hikes on on home computers.

 

What?

Indeed. Doubtless followed by a tax on the spinning jenny. 

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Joe Cox wrote:

http://www.whathifi.com/news/hmv-set-to-go-in-to-administration-reports-...

 

My local HMV is now a Poundland. 

Talking of Amazon - HMV had a greater share of the UK market than Amazon last year for physical and downloaded music and films. I guess it's all that pesky tax...

Really? Who bought from them. I generally shop around and HMV was only rarely cheaper online than the competition. The shop prices were ridiculous.

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Just read that the current CEO was the previous CEO of Jessops. The Finance Director is former CFO of Best Buy Europe & previous CEO was former COO of Comet. A non-executive director if former Group FD of Woolworths and another was also a NED at JJB Sports.

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Joe Cox wrote:

 Talking of Amazon - HMV had a greater share of the UK market than Amazon last year for physical and downloaded music and films. I guess it's all that pesky tax...

Exactly....Amazon hardly pay any!!!

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DistortedVision wrote:

Just read that the current CEO was the previous CEO of Jessops. The Finance Director is former CFO of Best Buy Europe & previous CEO was former COO of Comet.

Lets hope they all get top jobs at Amazon >)

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chebby wrote:

DistortedVision wrote:

Just read that the current CEO was the previous CEO of Jessops. The Finance Director is former CFO of Best Buy Europe & previous CEO was former COO of Comet.

Lets hope they all get top jobs at Amazon >)

+1  excellent!

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hammill wrote:

BenLaw wrote:

plastic penguin wrote:

putting a huge tax hikes on on home computers.

 

What?

Indeed. Doubtless followed by a tax on the spinning jenny. 

Of course that isn't a workable option, but something needs to be done...

Even my little business is being hit by the onliners. Why bother picking up a phone or emailing me their requirements when they can get it all in one shop, without getting off their fat ar***

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Think it will be a sad day when the high street will be filled with Starbucks / Costa / Cafe Nero, charity shops and Poundland type junk stores. Looks like we're heading that way though doesn't it?

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It's been a few years since i went into an HMV, they were offering good deals on dvd's but the blu-ray's were £5-£10+ more & i thought i'm not interested in dvd's & the blu-ray's are just to expensive compared to amazon, so i just gave up going to HMV & shopped at amazon instead, i'll be sorry to see HMV go though, i suppose it's a case of use it or lose it.

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Well the website is back up and now they’ve got “Click and collect”….at last (oh, and a 25% off blue cross sale).

 

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