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.
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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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