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Not all progress is good progress, some of us don't want to buy online. I never buy stuff online and have no idea how to download music and no wish to learn how to do so. I DO however like going into the likes of HMV and Waterstones.
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Ribery wrote:Not all progress is good progress, some of us don't want to buy online. I never buy stuff online and have no idea how to download music and no wish to learn how to do so. I DO however like going into the likes of HMV and Waterstones.
You liked going into HMV, past tense.

And good luck with Waterstones as they are looking decidedly shaky as well.
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Ribery wrote:Not all progress is good progress, some of us don't want to buy online. I never buy stuff online and have no idea how to download music and no wish to learn how to do so. I DO however like going into the likes of HMV and Waterstones.
Although I have bought a few items online (mainly direct from a Japanese collectors shop who stocks rare MIB vinyl) I always visit REAL shops like a HMV because I like to look around (In the real environment) and to support a dying trade which everyone of a certain age will miss... I'm also a regular customer at Waterstones (I prefer REAL books to e.books) I have the ability and knowledge to download, but prefer real product with real artwork and packaging (as a physical reality).

But I guess i'm not in the majority... at least when there's a power cut or lack of batteries (or stored battery power) I can read a real book and shit on all the techno geeks.
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Honestly can't believe they lasted as long as they did!! :smt017 I always had a preference for the 'Virgin' stores, when I was a teenager they used to stock 7" Japanese imports, strangled mags and some decent t-shirts and always had a better selection of LP's and imports. That was the Glasgow and Edinburgh stores in the late 1970's and 80's. I think the last time I was in a HMV store was in the 1990's!! To expensive and couldn't compete with online retailers. :|
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Burn e 77 wrote:(I prefer REAL books to e.books) I have the ability and knowledge to download, but prefer real product with real artwork and packaging (as a physical reality).
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Burn e 77 wrote:
Ribery wrote:Not all progress is good progress, some of us don't want to buy online. I never buy stuff online and have no idea how to download music and no wish to learn how to do so. I DO however like going into the likes of HMV and Waterstones.
Although I have bought a few items online (mainly direct from a Japanese collectors shop who stocks rare MIB vinyl) I always visit REAL shops like a HMV because I like to look around (In the real environment) and to support a dying trade which everyone of a certain age will miss... I'm also a regular customer at Waterstones (I prefer REAL books to e.books) I have the ability and knowledge to download, but prefer real product with real artwork and packaging (as a physical reality).

But I guess i'm not in the majority... at least when there's a power cut or lack of batteries (or stored battery power) I can read a real book and shit on all the techno geeks.
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Good luck with that!

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Ribery wrote:Not all progress is good progress, some of us don't want to buy online. I never buy stuff online and have no idea how to download music and no wish to learn how to do so. I DO however like going into the likes of HMV and Waterstones.
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I grew up in Birmingham and you had all within walking distance Revolver, HMV, Boots, W H Smiths then around 1986, 87 they opened a virgin megastore, you had market traders selling the old and colectable stuff all within 5 minutes walk.All gone now

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All this is within 5 seconds of googleing now, so no need to walk.
No wonder the uk full of fat lazy gets :lol: :lol: :lol:

Mp3, flac, wav, etc etc, you just carnt beat that journey of going into town to get your record then to hold it and look at it...
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I have a tablet with the Kindle App on it, which I'm filling with free(Classics) and cheap books(Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy-5 book edition for £2.29) , but there are some that aren't available or indeed are more expensive than the paper version?????? so I do buy 'proper' books as well, the last 2 being:
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There is, and always has been better smaller, independent record shops. Go out and support them. Most of them will sell gig tickets, T-Shirts, posters etc not just CDs.

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theraven1979 wrote:There is, and always has been better smaller, independent record shops. Go out and support them. Most of them will sell gig tickets, T-Shirts, posters etc not just CDs.

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Not round these parts there isn't :smt010 . HMV, Our Price and Virgin saw them off years ago :smt013 .
I'd hazard a guess the nearest to me would be in Edinburgh or Glasgow.
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Toiler On The Sea wrote:
theraven1979 wrote:There is, and always has been better smaller, independent record shops. Go out and support them. Most of them will sell gig tickets, T-Shirts, posters etc not just CDs.

Jim
Not round these parts there isn't :smt010 . HMV, Our Price and Virgin saw them off years ago :smt013 .
I'd hazard a guess the nearest to me would be in Edinburgh or Glasgow.
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