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Old January 21 2013, 11:51 AM   #46
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Re: HMV to go into administration

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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.
This sums it up, even stuff in their big going-out-of-business-we're-fucked sale, its still cheaper to buy it online.


I was looking round two HMVs this past week in different cities; nothing worth buying. Dark Knight Rises on bluray- £19.99 You could get it for about £13 at some supermarkets and online when it was first released
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Old January 21 2013, 11:57 AM   #47
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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.
This sums it up, even stuff in their big going-out-of-business-we're-fucked sale, its still cheaper to buy it online.


I was looking round two HMVs this past week in different cities; nothing worth buying. Dark Knight Rises on bluray- £19.99 You could get it for about £13 at some supermarkets and online when it was first released
When their sale first started a bargain site on Twitter put out a tweet saying that HMV had a 25% sale going on and I replied "Does that mean I can walk round it without feeling ripped off just being there?" and they said " wouldn't go that far." I think that shows exactly what their reputation was.

But the same can be said for Comet, even their huge going out of business sale there was stuff going cheaper at the Curry's next door. Which shows it's not just about physical shops vs online.
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Old January 21 2013, 01:17 PM   #48
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I still can't believe the irony that Game are potentially in the market for HMV stores...
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Old January 21 2013, 01:33 PM   #49
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I still can't believe the irony that Game are potentially in the market for HMV stores...
Well OpCapita bought them and they're always on the look out to asset strip a business they can get their hands on.
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Old January 21 2013, 02:38 PM   #50
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Base.com and Dvd.co.uk are one and the same.

Prett much everything else, Zavvi, Sendit, TheHut, Asda are all part of the Hut Group.
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Old January 21 2013, 03:49 PM   #51
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The administrators for HMV have apparently said that they will honour gift certificates and charity payments.
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Old January 22 2013, 04:10 PM   #52
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Looks like someone has snapped up HMV already!
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Old January 22 2013, 05:13 PM   #53
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Bah, whatever replaces HMV will just be gone too in a year. Just like how Zavvi replaced Virgin megastores... that lasted
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Old January 22 2013, 05:14 PM   #54
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HMV has bought HMV. Interesting.
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Old January 22 2013, 05:39 PM   #55
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Bah, whatever replaces HMV will just be gone too in a year. Just like how Zavvi replaced Virgin megastores... that lasted
I'm not so sure, there definitely seems to be support from the music/film industry to keep something open on the highstreet for CDs/DVD/Blurays.
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Old January 22 2013, 05:46 PM   #56
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Bah, whatever replaces HMV will just be gone too in a year. Just like how Zavvi replaced Virgin megastores... that lasted
I'm not so sure, there definitely seems to be support from the music/film industry to keep something open on the highstreet for CDs/DVD/Blurays.
Yep, read they're offering them good terms on credit and extending everything they can to let them get back on their feet. Of course they don't want a near monopoly going to the supermarkets and Amazon.
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Old January 22 2013, 07:55 PM   #57
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Gee, I wonder if anyone associated with Amazon lobbied for the change in the VAT rules for the Channel Islands.
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Old January 22 2013, 11:31 PM   #58
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Gee, I wonder if anyone associated with Amazon lobbied for the change in the VAT rules for the Channel Islands.
When they changed the rules so that any company who had recently set up in the Channel Islands who were obviously doing it for the VAT exemption Amazon shut their Jersey operation down and partnered with a company that had been established there to provide those services. Have to wonder what'll happen with those partnerships now.
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Old January 22 2013, 11:36 PM   #59
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Zaavi of course once being on the high street
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Old January 22 2013, 11:41 PM   #60
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My housemate's branch has let go two its staff. Not sure if that means they're staying open though.
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