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didn't buy anything though.
and bought Sharon van Etten's Tramp on blue cross from £9 to £6.75, which I thought was pretty good value. Unfortunately (like always) nothing else was good value...
carpets dont clean themselves!
but it was still all overpriced shite.
I feel bad about the folk losing their jobs, but I don't get all the fuss over it. I would be quite happy for it to go under.
which brought it down to only 10% more than most other places
or just a normal one
I was wondering where to go buy overpriced CDs and have to listen to the Black Eyed Peas whilst doing so.
They just need to drastically alter their business model. It's not like they're Blockbuster or someone, providing a completely dated, almost pointless service.
and I think there's a few things they need to do to 'get with the times' because they're losing business!
just waiting for the administrators to come in. This is practically a pre-pack. To many Ps in that sentence, don't try saying it out loud like I just did.
THe world has known for a while that hmw would go into administatoin at some point in the next 3 years. It was only a matter of when. People have been waiting for this to happen, is what I was saying.
"Last week HMV, which has 223 stores, fell into administration, making it one of the biggest retail casualties of the economic downturn". Surely it was their model, not the downturn, that did it for them?
Same with Play.
It's all been deleted now, inevitably. Seems a bit of an anti-climax to me – hijacking your employer's corporate Twitter feed and all you can say is "we're getting fired." Oh well.
i would definitely say 'penis'
but they didn't have it so i kept my tenner to myself
but yeah. it's sad that they can't do anything about what's happening. must feel futile
it'd all gone by the time i went to see earlier
because he wrote this
surprised at that.
that does seem bizarre, seems a weird approach to just close all loss making ones, you'd think if there were less of them there the remaining one would be profit making
Thinking about it, it's madness that there are three HMV's (Market Street, smaller Market Street, Arndale) and one Fopp (Spring Gardens) within about 500 yards of eachother.
opposite aldi etc
That's, like, their flagship Manchester store, isn't it. That's always been HMV, so far as i can remember. The Arndale one's a bit swisher, and i imagine might be a bit cheaper to rent.
The other two closed maybe a year or so ago. Really surprised the big one's going. Hope Fopp doesn't.
Pretty sure i've been in both of the two big ones, and Fopp recently.
Thinking about it, the smaller one further up Market Street might've shut, but Market Street, and the Arndale one (formerly Zavvi) are still open, or at least have been until relatively recently.
And has been for at least a year. The little one at the bottom of Market Street has been a Man City shop since they started challenging for things so that's been gone for nearly 2 years. I'm surprised that England's 3rd biggest city and arguably the place with the largest musical heritage is losing it's only HMV though. Maybe we'll just keep Fopp and make that bigger. Hope so.
a big one at one end, a smaller one in a shopping centre at the other. The local Fopp is one street north from Princes Street.
Pretty much all of the big chains operated like that, though. Part of the big shock with retail now is that most of them are scaling back considerably from that mode of operation.
I know that still leaves the big one in Belfast but I wonder if there'll be any others left at all. Disappointed the Derry one is closing. I suppose Cool Discs might benefit though as a result.
the stores that are closing were informed via an automated voice message. Nice.
but keeping two city centre ones open in Glasgow.
Surprised there's a justification for Argyle St but not Braehead.
could be down to differing policies and councils' preference for throwing money at city centre locations whilst trying to squeeze away out-of-town developments
Mind you, I saw that they were looking at selling off the lease on their profit making flagship store, so clearly there's some original thinking going on there.
is the only reason I spend my lunch break in The Galleria.
Like in Terminator 2?! That's cool.