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Old January 16 2013, 05:08 PM   #28
TheGodBen
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Re: HMV to go into administration

stoneroses wrote: View Post
Amazon who are based in Ireland and jersey to keep taxes low mean high street stores cannot compete.
Amazon's EU operation is based in Luxembourg, all they have in Ireland is a data-centre type of operation. Amazon's service in Ireland is actually quite poor compared to the UK's; don't offer free shipping, longer delivery times, unable to purchase MP3s or apps... but it's still cheaper and more convenient than HMV. If HMV can't compete with a second-rate service, it's not hard to see why they're going out of business.
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