Author Topic: HMV  (Read 3090 times)

Re: HMV
« Reply #60 on: February 06, 2019, 11:20:18 AM »
Cowley Road, though, gross.

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Re: HMV
« Reply #61 on: February 06, 2019, 11:47:42 AM »
What will happen to all the £5 BFI and Arrow DVDs that Fopp had in it's racks? And all those records? Will they just be shunted across to the nearest HMV or do they sell them on to some bankruptcy type people? Thought they'd have had a sale to get shot of it all rather than just shutting the doors yesterday.

When the last lot closed, all the stock was divvied out between the remaining stores.  I imagine the same thing will happen with these.

I presume they'd only have a closing down mega sale if the whole lot were going.

Re: HMV
« Reply #62 on: February 06, 2019, 12:05:03 PM »
Ah, didn't realise some were staying open.

gilbertharding

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Re: HMV
« Reply #63 on: February 06, 2019, 01:37:04 PM »
It's horrible. Feels like everything is about to fall on top of you.

It means if I want a CD or a DVD now (and want to actually touch it before I buy it), I'll have to go into fucking Maidstone. Maidstone.

Fuck THAT.
« Last Edit: February 06, 2019, 04:25:25 PM by gilbertharding »

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Re: HMV
« Reply #64 on: February 06, 2019, 02:54:42 PM »
Yeah, don't do that.

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Re: HMV
« Reply #65 on: February 06, 2019, 03:09:20 PM »
Ah, didn't realise some were staying open.

Most of the (remaining) stores are staying open - 100 staying, 27 going.  I'm not sure if those figures include Fopp or not, but some of those are staying open as well.

For now, at least.

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Re: HMV
« Reply #66 on: February 06, 2019, 03:55:11 PM »
23 HMVs are closing and four Fopps. Which leaves five Fopps remaining, I believe.

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Re: HMV
« Reply #67 on: February 06, 2019, 04:12:02 PM »
Get yer arse to Fopp on Union St in Glasgow asap

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Re: HMV
« Reply #68 on: February 07, 2019, 02:53:59 PM »
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Bath

Fopp Bristol

FUCK.

gilbertharding

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Re: HMV
« Reply #69 on: February 07, 2019, 05:08:04 PM »
I just remembered a golden fortnight (OK, it was longer than that) when there was a branch of MVP and a branch of HMV AND a Fopp in Maidstone.

Then MVP went because Fopp took them over, then Fopp went (it's now CEX shop, which still sells CDs upstairs, but they're filed in a system where The Clash and The Beatles and The The are all filed under 'T'. And all the cases are scratched up and slightly sticky).

At least HMV is still there.

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Re: HMV
« Reply #70 on: February 07, 2019, 07:21:23 PM »
Fopp in Oxford was closed today so I guess it's effective immediately.

Re: HMV
« Reply #71 on: February 07, 2019, 07:25:43 PM »
I can remember when I first moved to Manchester in 2004, on Market Street alone there were two HMVs, a Virgin Records and a Music Zone.

Not sure when the Fopp (just off Market Street) opened, but like in Oxford, it seems to have closed down now.

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Re: HMV
« Reply #72 on: February 07, 2019, 07:28:58 PM »
There was a Fopp in Reading but that's been gone a long while and is now a Polski store. The town's HMV is going too, and I'm not sure if that leaves anywhere to get music physically beyond whatever is in, if anything, WHSmith.

Re: HMV
« Reply #73 on: February 07, 2019, 07:52:58 PM »
There were two fopps in Aberdeen at one point. By 2007 there were none. I still lament that.

Re: HMV
« Reply #74 on: February 07, 2019, 08:44:23 PM »
They could turn the stores into mobile shops and call them The Tour Fopps.

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Re: HMV
« Reply #75 on: February 07, 2019, 09:55:42 PM »
At least HMV is still there.
It's a pretty good HMV, too, size-wise, for a place of Maidstone's size. It's been a few years since I lived there, but the music section was probably bigger than that of Leicester's.

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Re: HMV
« Reply #76 on: February 08, 2019, 01:30:11 AM »
There were two fopps in Aberdeen at one point. By 2007 there were none. I still lament that.

Same in Bath. Halcyon days.

Thought it was some weird anomaly but turned out it was like that in a few places. Bristol apparently had three, and I must have gone to at least one of them pretty regularly but now I can't even remember the location of a single one.

For years the HMV in Bath had a permanent display covering the windows with Sgt Pepper, Star Wars and OK Computer like some holy trinity.
Was weird enough when that was replaced with just black, but the whole shop closing overnight while I'm away with no chance of one last browse has made me pretty sad. God knows what could end up in its place, there's been some right rubbish popping up in town recently.
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Re: HMV
« Reply #77 on: February 08, 2019, 04:47:54 AM »
Same in Bath. Halcyon days.

Thought it was some weird anomaly but turned out it was like that in a few places. Bristol apparently had three, and I must have gone to at least one of them pretty regularly but now I can't even remember the location of a single one.

For years the HMV in Bath had a permanent display covering the windows with Sgt Pepper, Star Wars and OK Computer like some holy trinity.
Was weird enough when that was replaced with just black, but the whole shop closing overnight while I'm away with no chance of one last browse has made me pretty sad. God knows what could end up in its place, there's been some right rubbish popping up in town recently.

One of the Fopp's(the more music and less dvd focused one) was at the top of Park Street and was taken up by ex staff and turned into RISE(the same people took over Fopp in Cheltenham as well), Rough Trade took it over last year I believe although I haven't been in there.

Re: HMV
« Reply #78 on: February 08, 2019, 07:08:09 PM »