HMV about to go into administration again

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  1. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    HMV Ayr also reopened.
     
  2. octophone

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    They're openly admitting now that they've been playing hardball with landlords. Pisser for the staff to be out of work with no wages in the meantime.
     
  3. octophone

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    Yes - I FUCKING hate this already! How many times do I have to pick up a back catalogue album to see if they've cut a couple of quid off it yet without looking a cheapskate. GUH!
     
  4. FetchFugly

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    I guess there is some thinking about you being more likely to buy once you have picked something up but yes highly irritating. Also only indicating that a CD is in a multibuy deal with a sticker on the back doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me...
     
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    Presumably in a multi buy campaign they’ll all be in the same section? Or they’ll just put a sticker for that on the front?
     
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    In this case it was one copy sitting in the catalogue racking with no copies in the two for £15 section, which like the sale display seems to have been preserved in pre-administration time. I guess that may change when they start getting in new releases in greater quantities again.
     
  7. Ag

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    I'm yet to see any great improvement in my local HMV, but then I'm probably expecting change too soon.

    The full price of vinyl remains well beyond what I can justify on a regular basis. Although I did almost pick up Spice for £12.99.
     
  8. octophone

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    Aye, they've got a few decent titles at £12.99 right now. Thought about Sonic Youth's "Goo" but I already have a CD and remastered, expended 2CD bumper back and don't need a third copy.
     
  9. lolly

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    HMV Exeter reopened
     
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    I wonder if any previous "safe" stores will close? It seems to be suspiciously good news all the way at the moment...
     
  11. lolly

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    I find it hard to think they aren't negotiating hard on every rent, really.
     
  12. FetchFugly

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    Kingston and Crawley were not on the closing list and have apparently just shut up shop. You do wonder if there will be others for which they can't get the rent deal they want, or they decide aren't worth the investment needed in revamping the stores beyond switching the side of the packaging the sticker goes on.
     
  13. lolly

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    Uxbridge and Thurrock reopened.
     
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    HMV Dunny-on-the-Wold reopened.
     
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    Brigadoon HMV and Narnia Fopp reopened.
     
  16. Kalabaliken

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    Cheadle still closed. :(
     
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    i need manchester fopp, or else
     
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    Now at some point you started making up places but I’m not sure where...

    My guess is Uxbridge
     
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    I used to work in Uxbridge
     
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    Isle of Lesbos HMV reopens with a built in cat sanctuary.
     
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    Allegedly HMV York, which hasn't shut this whole time, is now closing at the end of the month. Whoops!
     
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    I had a feeling stuff like this would start to happen...there were a few too many reopenings for there not to be corresponding closures elsewhere.
     
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    Apparently we're a victim of our own success - shops generally aren't closing here due to the tourist trade (save some of the larger fashion chains), so rents can't be negotiated down so easily like they have elsewhere.
     
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    What a weird scenario. Late capitalism in excelsis.
     
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    That didn't stop them closing Bath temporarily. But then as Slave said before, Bath has a new shiny shopping centre down the road from the existing store, which I imagine means demand in the older part of town has reduced, so HMV could negotiate hard.

    I think perhaps we've been a little complacent with the reopenings. As well as the negotiating on the closed stores, there must be other stores it didn't necessarily make sense to close immediately, but who remain vulnerable.

    They have said they have no intention of reopening the flagship London store but are looking an alternatives, so my hope would be that there are areas where they know the demand is there and they are looking at other premises.
     

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