HMV/Waterstones in trouble

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silentjob
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2011/03/16 17:52:24 (permalink)

HMV/Waterstones in trouble

The only big UK street music chain left standing is in deep financial shit. I didn't know Waterstones was part of the HMV chain either? They're closing down 48 HMVs and 12 Waterstones...


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/mobile/business-12757842

I really can't remember the last time I shopped in an HMV? The last 2-3 times I have because of being bought a giftcard.
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    boomhauer
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    RE: HMV/Waterstones in trouble 2011/03/16 18:08:29 (permalink)
    meh

    Businesses come and go depending on what is needed. HMV was always well overpriced and its been years since I bought anything there.
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    Razor
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    RE: HMV/Waterstones in trouble 2011/03/16 18:09:42 (permalink)
    Never mind, fucking rip off shop, looked in there at Christmas for a Blu Ray and it was about £30, got it online for a third of the price.

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    DEEVS
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    RE: HMV/Waterstones in trouble 2011/03/16 18:09:47 (permalink)
    Over priced now they are paying the price




    GAME OVER MAN!!!
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    Postman Pat
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    RE: HMV/Waterstones in trouble 2011/03/16 18:11:10 (permalink)
    Haven't bought a cd from the high street for 5 years or more.

    HMV is handy for browsing dvds though, some good deals to be had.
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    PapaJaro
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    RE: HMV/Waterstones in trouble 2011/03/16 18:19:30 (permalink)
    Think of all those out of work emos! Where are they going to find jobs now?



    There isnt enough pub work going to sustain the scene...
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    howling2
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    RE: HMV/Waterstones in trouble 2011/03/16 18:25:12 (permalink)


    ORIGINAL: DEEVS

    Over priced now they are paying the price

    deep
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    silentjob
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    RE: HMV/Waterstones in trouble 2011/03/16 18:30:30 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: PapaJaro

    Think of all those out of work emos!






    It was obviously inevitable, but they really are the last high street music vendor, totally agree about pricing, but then we all know the Internet can undercut by a large margin. I mean, 15 years ago it was a different story, I spent mass cash on HMV and a little independent shop. Sign o the times, I feel old
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    MuzzahD
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    RE: HMV/Waterstones in trouble 2011/03/16 18:33:37 (permalink)
    In 10 years there will be no shops left at this rate...



    meh.


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    Tropical Wilson
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    RE: HMV/Waterstones in trouble 2011/03/16 18:35:48 (permalink)
    Been on the cards for a while. They had a flurry of closures at the end of last year if memory serves
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    silentjob
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    RE: HMV/Waterstones in trouble 2011/03/16 18:37:40 (permalink)
    And the kindle is gonna start pummeling book sales now, I dont like them one bit, I spend enough time looking at screens as it is!

    Personally I like reading from a proper book. Poor old analogue eh?
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    MCDirectory
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    RE: HMV/Waterstones in trouble 2011/03/16 18:38:30 (permalink)
    Its all in digital downloads now.

    There shops wont making money because theres 2 many overheads and illegal dl's. Even there digital downloads are a rip off.

    they shouldve got on it 6 or 7 years ago (Films, music, TV) and started closing there shops.

    Lessons to be learnt and heads to roll.

    R.I.P
    post edited by MCDirectory - 2011/03/16 18:40:34
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    Midas
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    RE: HMV/Waterstones in trouble 2011/03/16 18:38:46 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: PapaJaro

    Think of all those out of work emos! Where are they going to find jobs now?



    There isnt enough pub work going to sustain the scene...


    I wouldn't consider myself an emo. But thanks for the career advise, you fucking ignorant cunt
    post edited by Midas - 2011/03/16 18:42:44
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    MCDirectory
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    RE: HMV/Waterstones in trouble 2011/03/16 18:41:20 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: PapaJaro

    Think of all those out of work emos! Where are they going to find jobs now?



    There isnt enough pub work going to sustain the scene...


    LOL
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    Postman Pat
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    RE: HMV/Waterstones in trouble 2011/03/16 18:45:27 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: Midas

    ORIGINAL: PapaJaro

    Think of all those out of work emos! Where are they going to find jobs now?



    There isnt enough pub work going to sustain the scene...


    I wouldn't consider myself an emo. But thanks for the career advise, you fucking ignorant cunt


    Sorry but
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    boomhauer
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    RE: HMV/Waterstones in trouble 2011/03/16 18:55:38 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: Postman Pat

    ORIGINAL: Midas

    I wouldn't consider myself an emo. But thanks for the career advise, you fucking ignorant cunt


    Sorry but

    LOL
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    PapaJaro
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    RE: HMV/Waterstones in trouble 2011/03/16 19:01:48 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: Midas

    ORIGINAL: PapaJaro

    Think of all those out of work emos! Where are they going to find jobs now?



    There isnt enough pub work going to sustain the scene...


    I wouldn't consider myself an emo. But thanks for the career advise, you fucking ignorant cunt


    What career advice Midas?

    I'm seriously gutted I've just lost my local HMV and feel sorry for those who lost their jobs as a result. It's hard not to feel sorry for people on their first or second jobs.

    What are the odds they get replaced by pound shops or Boots? One less man shop to go in on the high street...
    post edited by PapaJaro - 2011/03/16 19:03:53
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    BLoWo6
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    RE: HMV/Waterstones in trouble 2011/03/16 19:05:42 (permalink)
    I heard HMV was closing down and becoming an online shop
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    silentjob
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    RE: HMV/Waterstones in trouble 2011/03/16 19:07:46 (permalink)
    I can remember the TV we had when my ma n pa were together was His Masters Voice too.


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    Tino
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    RE: HMV/Waterstones in trouble 2011/03/16 19:23:04 (permalink)
    high street is dead



    www.myspace.com/tinodnb
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    Jamie S23
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    RE: HMV/Waterstones in trouble 2011/03/16 19:25:29 (permalink)
    All the staff were utter cunts anyway

    Rip off store - I wonder if Fopp will remain in business, swear thats in the same chain
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    Law
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    RE: HMV/Waterstones in trouble 2011/03/16 19:26:41 (permalink)
    couldnt care less really, they put the indies out of business in the first place
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    shroomy
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    RE: HMV/Waterstones in trouble 2011/03/16 19:43:23 (permalink)
    Good, fuck em.
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    Jam Doughnut
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    RE: HMV/Waterstones in trouble 2011/03/17 09:51:01 (permalink)
    Never really bought books in waterstones. It's nice to have a look around and a flick through the books there. But their books are usually twice as expensive as buying them from amazon.

    I remember when waterstones were the book department to amazon. I wonder whatever happened to that...
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    **gutlessrhyme**
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    RE: HMV/Waterstones in trouble 2011/03/17 10:03:16 (permalink)
    I like going into Waterstones for the smell and general ambience
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    Syhr
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    RE: HMV/Waterstones in trouble 2011/03/17 10:08:45 (permalink)
    It's a pretty ignorant view to think of this as a good thing.


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    Specialized1
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    RE: HMV/Waterstones in trouble 2011/03/17 10:10:39 (permalink)
    Massively overpriced and too arrogant to embrace digital music, unlucky.

    £24.99 for an 'import CD' means I dance on your grave.



    STEAM - McGrayUK
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    GafferRape
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    RE: HMV/Waterstones in trouble 2011/03/17 10:21:16 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: Midas



    I wouldn't consider myself an emo. But thanks for the career advise, you fucking ignorant cunt



    Getting a bit emotional aren't we......



    Bless.
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    JUDGEDREDD
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    RE: HMV/Waterstones in trouble 2011/03/17 10:22:18 (permalink)

    ORIGINAL: PapaJaro

    Think of all those out of work emos! Where are they going to find jobs now?



    There isnt enough pub work going to sustain the scene...


    POW
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    Styx DB
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    RE: HMV/Waterstones in trouble 2011/03/17 10:39:33 (permalink)
    The job losses are always a shame, but like others have said they caused the decline of independent stores so this is just the market adapting again.

    I only ever go in HMV and Waterstones to browse anyway. Would be a shame to lose them but I'm not surprised they're struggling.
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