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Old January 17 2013, 09:43 AM   #31
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Just read Blockbusters is going as well.
Can't say I'm surprised on that one.
Yeah I would have exepcted them to be one of the first to the wall, I'm amazed they didn't go under even when everyone else was doing reasonably well. I can't remember the last time I rented anything from there, or even went in the shop, and everyone I know who rents uses netflix/Lovefilm etc.
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Old January 17 2013, 05:56 PM   #32
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Yeah I would have exepcted them to be one of the first to the wall, I'm amazed they didn't go under even when everyone else was doing reasonably well. I can't remember the last time I rented anything from there, or even went in the shop, and everyone I know who rents uses netflix/Lovefilm etc.
The only times I seemed to go in there was when on holiday and buying used dvds.

Still, they lasted a lot longer than any of the local rental places near us.
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Old January 18 2013, 06:25 PM   #33
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I managed to get season one of the next generation on blu-ray in HMV this afternoon for £46 because they were marking X's on things that have 25% off so should of been £62.
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Old January 18 2013, 07:59 PM   #34
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I managed to get season one of the next generation on blu-ray in HMV this afternoon for £46 because they were marking X's on things that have 25% off so should of been £62.
Cheaper from Play.com -- £44.69 -- sorry.
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Old January 18 2013, 08:22 PM   #35
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I'm not sure he minds paying the extra quid or so for the convenience of having it there and then.
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Old January 18 2013, 10:30 PM   #36
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I managed to get season one of the next generation on blu-ray in HMV this afternoon for £46 because they were marking X's on things that have 25% off so should of been £62.
Cheaper from Play.com -- £44.69 -- sorry.
Play.com is closing its retail operation as well - going to be marketplace only from march.
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Old January 19 2013, 01:04 AM   #37
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What bites, though, is that while stores are still open, gift vouchers/cards will not be honoured. I'm surprised that's legal.
As I understand it, it is because you are not a customer (if you were, you would be covered by all sorts of consumer protecting legislation), you are the holder of a promissory note and therefore a creditor.

In insolvencies, the assets are sold off and the proceeds distributed between the creditors. Some categories of creditors get priority. Holders of gift cards come way down the pecking order, so often get nothing back.
Ah, I see. Thanks for this info.
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Old January 19 2013, 09:56 AM   #38
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I managed to get season one of the next generation on blu-ray in HMV this afternoon for £46 because they were marking X's on things that have 25% off so should of been £62.
Cheaper from Play.com -- £44.69 -- sorry.
Play.com is closing its retail operation as well - going to be marketplace only from march.
Yeah, I got the hint something was up some weeks previously when they withdrew all advanced ordering of anime titles. I still have some advanced orders with them later than March, so I wonder if they will honour them.

It's a pity that pretty soon Amazon might have a near monopoly.
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Old January 19 2013, 12:27 PM   #39
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Play.com is closing its retail operation as well - going to be marketplace only from march.
I too had been wondering about that as lately, everything I seemed to look at on their site was a marketplace item.
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Old January 19 2013, 05:10 PM   #40
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It's a pity that pretty soon Amazon might have a near monopoly.
Just as they fiendishly planned. Muahahaha...
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Old January 19 2013, 08:12 PM   #41
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I still think HMV might continue in some form, remember Game also went in Administration last year, and it's still about.
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Old January 19 2013, 10:28 PM   #42
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Bizarrely, GAME is doing reasonably well right now. So well in fact, they're looking into buying HMV stores. Weird how it all comes around.
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Old January 19 2013, 10:55 PM   #43
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I suspect GAME is highly leveraged. If interest rates go up, they'd probably be fucked.
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Old January 19 2013, 11:38 PM   #44
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I think what didn't help Game was owning Gamestation as well, so in some places they would own two or more outlets essentially competing against themselves. When realistically the place could at best support one store.
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Old January 21 2013, 11:43 AM   #45
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It's a pity that pretty soon Amazon might have a near monopoly.
Off the top of my head there's still Zavvi.com, Base.com. DVD.co.uk, Sendit.com, shopto.net, thehut.com.
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