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  • boo 7 Feb 2013 14:01:48 11,936 posts
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    "The Guardian reports that collapsed music & video retailer HMV is to sell its iconic store on Londonís Oxford Street. Offers starting from £6m are said to be considered, with fashion chains H&M, Uniqlo, JD Sports and Zara owner Inditex said to be frontrunners."

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  • Deleted user 7 February 2013 14:04:13
    The only decent one in Glasgow is staying open. Happy days.

    For a few months.
  • MetalDog 7 Feb 2013 14:04:15 23,920 posts
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    Just what Oxford Street needs. Another clothes shop =/

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  • nickthegun 7 Feb 2013 14:05:56 61,325 posts
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    Slight irony in the way that HMV was always the place you go to get away from clothes shops.

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  • ZuluHero 7 Feb 2013 14:22:35 4,311 posts
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    I guess people don't buy a lot of clothes online.
  • kinky_mong 7 Feb 2013 14:23:55 10,867 posts
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    boo wrote:
    "The Guardian reports that collapsed music & video retailer HMV is to sell its iconic store on Londonís Oxford Street. Offers starting from £6m are said to be considered, with fashion chains H&M, Uniqlo, JD Sports and Zara owner Inditex said to be frontrunners."
    That is deeply upsetting, that store is the only reason I ever go to Oxford Street.

    I'm sure a third Uniglo store on that stretch between Oxford Circus and TCR is what everyone is asking for though...

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  • sport 7 Feb 2013 14:25:34 12,811 posts
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    Sports Direct or GTFO!
  • Jazzy_Geoff 30 Mar 2013 19:06:57 7,782 posts
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    Oxford street is a fucking wasteland anyway, the sooner they get rid of the shite and put something interesting there instead, the better
  • SlimSpudly87 30 Mar 2013 19:12:52 72 posts
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    My local one was bought out by Morrisons ......
  • M83J01P97 30 Mar 2013 19:15:12 6,711 posts
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    Jazzy_Geoff wrote:
    Oxford street is a fucking wasteland anyway, the sooner they get rid of the shite and put something interesting there instead, the better
    Oxford Street? Something interesting? Really?
  • santashi 30 Mar 2013 19:37:13 5,167 posts
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    I don't think there's one left in my county any more.

    Wish they still had their online store. I used to get most of my DVDs from them since they were often cheaper than Amazon.

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  • thelzdking 5 Apr 2013 15:55:17 4,413 posts
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    It lives.

    Edited by thelzdking at 15:56:06 05-04-2013
  • DaM 10 Nov 2013 22:06:43 13,531 posts
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    arials101 wrote:
    *bump*

    Props where props are due, I popped into HMV yesterday and bought a couple of CDs (the new-ish qotsa album and some Opeth) which were both significantly cheaper than they would have been to buy off Amazon.
    Did you nick them?
  • Phil-McCrack 10 Nov 2013 22:24:59 3,356 posts
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    Our local one has all the posters in the windows, everything must go.

    What a shitty thing for the staff right before Christmas.

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  • PazJohnMitch 10 Nov 2013 23:29:54 8,730 posts
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    One closest to my flat closed last year. One closest to me work has turned into a Toys R Us. (I think that was fairly recently).
  • M83J01P97 11 Nov 2013 00:20:54 6,711 posts
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    This Christmas will basically be a sink or swim scenario for HMV, while they have managed to claw back some money during the year, market analysts suggest they will go under again if it's not a strong Christmas for them.
  • President_Weasel 11 Nov 2013 00:34:10 9,663 posts
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    Sink.
    HMV's been dead ever since Amazon took off; it's impressive the corpse is still twitching, but every winter kills a bunch of the people who think the high street is where you buy things.
  • mal 11 Nov 2013 01:39:22 22,836 posts
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    I stopped visiting record shops when they stopped stocking singles.

    I take it the one in Oxford Street's no longer there?

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  • TarickStonefire 11 Nov 2013 09:45:41 3,436 posts
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    PazJohnMitch wrote:
    One closest to my flat closed last year. One closest to me work has turned into a Toys R Us. (I think that was fairly recently).
    Ha that's weird, the one closest to my work closed down and is now boarded up, but the space next to it which used to be a bookshop is now a Toys R Us. I guess TRU are doing well enough that jumping into the graves of failing franchises is a good business move for them!

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  • craigy Staff 11 Nov 2013 09:55:03 7,842 posts
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    @mal HMV no longer stocking singles was a huge shock to me. Me and the other half popped into HMV in the spring to buy a single of Get Lucky by Daft Punk, as it was the number one record the week our little one was born, and we wanted a copy for her memory box. When we asked the guy at the counter where the singles were, he laughed in our faces.
  • sport 11 Nov 2013 09:58:44 12,811 posts
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    craigy wrote:
    @mal HMV no longer stocking singles was a huge shock to me. Me and the other half popped into HMV in the spring to buy a single of Get Lucky by Daft Punk, as it was the number one record the week our little one was born, and we wanted a copy for her memory box. When we asked the guy at the counter where the singles were, he laughed in our faces.
    That must have been pretty embarrassing. That clerk, laughing and pointing.......mocking you.
  • Load_2.0 11 Nov 2013 09:59:04 19,670 posts
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    mal wrote:
    I stopped visiting record shops when they stopped stocking singles.

    I take it the one in Oxford Street's no longer there?
    It is still there. Prime real estate so much cost a fortune to run.
  • nickthegun 11 Nov 2013 10:00:21 61,325 posts
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    craigy wrote:
    @mal HMV no longer stocking singles was a huge shock to me. Me and the other half popped into HMV in the spring to buy a single of Get Lucky by Daft Punk, as it was the number one record the week our little one was born, and we wanted a copy for her memory box. When we asked the guy at the counter where the singles were, he laughed in our faces.
    This is the future user richietennenbaum warned us about!

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  • DaM 11 Nov 2013 10:30:33 13,531 posts
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    PazJohnMitch wrote:
    One closest to my flat closed last year. One closest to me work has turned into a Toys R Us. (I think that was fairly recently).
    Ours too, must be a worldwide plan!
  • TheSaint 11 Nov 2013 10:33:54 14,833 posts
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    Trouble is they need to be a lot more than a pound cheaper than Amazon to justify the petrol / parking charges and hassle of getting to the local high street.
  • BeardedGamerUK 11 Nov 2013 11:07:52 1,629 posts
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    craigy wrote:
    When we asked the guy at the counter where the singles were, he laughed in our faces.
    He sounds like a c*nt!
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