(I could only find an old HMV thread, so merge if there's a newer one, but I feel this is warranting more than of being hidden in the "SHOPZ- DED" thread...) Well, here we are again, folks: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/dec/28/hmv-on-brink-second-collapse-administration As I just said on Facebook, it's such a shame, but not a surprise. It's an outdated business model, sure, but they've done fuck all about adapting- my local one (which is a mini one and has always been rubbish) focuses on DVDs, but its downstairs (which is basically just an entrance hall bit, but surely is the bit where you entice people in) just has t-shirts, mugs and the top 20 albums in it, it STILL concentrates on selling electronics you can get way cheaper online with next day delivery and they still have BIZARRE pricing. (Example- the last Lisa Stansfield deluxe album is being advertised everywhere as £2.99 in their sale, but was £16.99 in mine yesterday and when questioned, the spotty youth who served me told me "We do our own thing here"...) On a purely personal note, I still buy most of my music from HMV as I want to keep them afloat. I love being in a record shop (even if HMV annoys me more and more) and that's getting harder and harder. Equally annoying is that on their PERPETUALLY DREADFUL points card scheme which takes you about THREE YEARS to earn a fiver, I have finally collected almost enough for £50 of spend, but now I can't risk it and so have to CASH IN. Fuckers.