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Old 28-12-2018, 09:58   #1561
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HMV are in trouble again
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Old 28-12-2018, 10:00   #1562
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OMG the high st is dying.


No, just that HMV is totally irrelevant
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Old 28-12-2018, 10:24   #1563
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Firstly, who buys CDs and DVDs on the high street anymore?

Secondly who even buys CDs and DVDs anymore?

The whole thing seemed doomed from the start, there wasn't even a queue in the run up to Christmas.

Can't believe they ever got themselves into a position to expand, the one in Warrington reopened after failing as a HMV and then a HMV clone, then it became a HMV again.
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Old 28-12-2018, 12:13   #1564
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I spent Ł30 in hmv yesterday.

Admittedly because I had some vouchers and there was a sale on vinyl. But I'll be sad to see it go.

I think there main problem is that they have massive megastores when they only need a quarter of the size.

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Old 28-12-2018, 13:15   #1565
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Store part of the website is currently unavailable.

Real shame there is something to be said about having to get off ones arse and go to the shops and being able to browse physical items.
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Old 28-12-2018, 14:48   #1566
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In my late teens and early Twenties I used to go to the old Flagship store in Oxford Street a lot for big box PC games and later for Vinyl when I had Turntables for mixing.

There is still a market for physical media mainly because a lot of stuff is still not available digitally. But it's becoming smaller and smaller all the time. Rumours are of another Xbox in the pipeline without a Blu Ray drive of any kind which says it all about both Games and Film Media.

There's very little to separate a HMV now to what it was like in the DVD boom era and that's the problem. A lot of high street retailers fail to adapt to change.
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Old 28-12-2018, 15:31   #1567
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They sort of pivoted to sell headphones, but that fell flat once everyone had some.
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Old 28-12-2018, 15:43   #1568
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Store part of the website is currently unavailable.

The store is back but PureHMV isn't. Which is a bugger, seeing as I've got enough points for a Ł10 discount.
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Old 10-01-2019, 11:37   #1569
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Several reports of doom and gloom about the Christmas trading period today. Debenhams, Halfords, B&M, even John Lewis talking about not paying their bonus again.
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Old 10-01-2019, 12:20   #1570
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I'm surprised, I always do my Christmas shopping in Halfords.

I'm not surprised, the general decline of the high street as always, but maybe they should try selling less rubbish (B&M). Do people really want to create their own plasticine turd with realistic sweetcorn pieces to stick in it?
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