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After re-opening - worth a look or not?
If you know what I mean.
Is it still full to the brim of awesome albums and records that you've been meaning to buy for years for the not at all princely sum of a fiver a go or is it a Flopp?
There's still a great range of £5 (and below) cds, books range is often better than it used to be, back catalogue wider ranging but often more expensive than it used to be, new releases can be expensive too. Don't know about films.
with the added bonus of knowing that they are clearing though old stock before they have to start using the HMV stock and the inevitable price increase.
Same inside, but it feels less exciting knowing it is no longer "fopp".
I am eating Mini Eggs.
everything the previous incarnation would jave been returned to distributors. fopp went out of business because it had no money, and no money means none of the stock would've been paid for. hence why there were no closing down sales either!
and HMV brought new stock based on titles sold in the previous year in each store (plus lots of stuff FOPP hadn't stocked).
what's everyone talking about?!
i was just there. got lou reed - coney island baby, paul westerberg - folker and cheap trick - all shook up for £9 :D
my only annoyance is that since i last went in the 33 and 1/3 books have gone up to £5, but thats nothing to do with hmv
(if it's the same one) and picked up a lot of good stuff for a laughable price. I focused on cds and dvds but they had quite a few good books as well.
i think it's only LPs though.
they had 7" and 10" and 12" singles/eps
are undergoing a subtle HMVisation. Music shelves are decreasing in size and they're trying to push the Peter kay DVDs.