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theraven1979 wrote:https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=21 ... 1,9.876709
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.

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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.
1 in Stirling then, still miles away for just wandering into for a shufty at what they've got.
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Q.) How does ANY record store that pays it's taxes survive against online stores that pay none?
A.) They don't.
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First of all the greedy fuckers charged a fortune for CD's, secondly they said that the internet was killing their High St sales, but their online shop was responsible as well for their down turn, so it's partly their fault as they got greedy like everyone else on the High St.

Personally I haven't used them for ages and fuck 'em the days of buying at shops has killed their trade, so ha you greedy feckers. But I feel sorry for the staff.
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It is very sad,but as has been said.Cheaper on line.I feel like a "Loser in a lost Land",i dont download i like the hard copy of Cd's,love to read the sleevenotes etc.Young people just seem to download and listen to a bit of a song etc.There will be more victims coming up of on line sales.It is very sad,i don't think its progress,but you can't turn back the clock.Soon the High street will only have Starbucks and Cafe Nero inhabiting it.Where doomed,doomed.
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elvisintheclouds wrote:
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).
Burn e 77
Absolutely, something tangible :!:
I have a Kindle & use it. I get books for free that I would find diffucult to buy.

I get my music in MP3 format, each week. New releases with covers, cd labels etc. on one disk for 2 quid from the man in the pub!

I have fond memories of HMV - they did me a few favours prior to the internet, like getting hold of No Mercy Boxed Set etc. even one guy who worked at Head Office forwarded me demo cd's of early MK2 stuff.

I will still buy genuine goods but obviously now online. Are HMV still trading online ?

All My my stranglers stuff is in vinyl format, cassette format, cd format, mp3 format, vhs format, dvd format.

Times move on! :smt023
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They would not accept a gift voucher today. They said they may accept it in a few days time though!
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Will HMV still be trading online ??
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I'd posted this before but can't find it. Anyway, some 80s HMV photos http://fatherandy2.proboards.com/index. ... read=73137


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I have mixed feelings over the whole thing, to be honest. On one hand, I'm kinda saying goodbye to one of the last rituals of my youth: getting excited about an upcoming release, going down to the shop to buy it, studying the artwork on the way home and getting excited about that first play. On the other, I can't help but feel that this has been a long time coming and when I seriously think about it, over the last 10 years or so I've been going increasingly digital really without realising it... it's just the way that the world is going, and a place like HMV just doesn't fit into the way that things are going anymore. If they'd went digital earlier, they might have survived. Apple managed to to do what the high street retailers should have thought of first.
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"I bathed in sun and walked in rain
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Ian9331 wrote:
elvisintheclouds wrote:
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).
Burn e 77
Absolutely, something tangible :!:
I have a Kindle & use it. I get books for free that I would find diffucult to buy.

I get my music in MP3 format, each week. New releases with covers, cd labels etc. on one disk for 2 quid from the man in the pub!

I have fond memories of HMV - they did me a few favours prior to the internet, like getting hold of No Mercy Boxed Set etc. even one guy who worked at Head Office forwarded me demo cd's of early MK2 stuff.

I will still buy genuine goods but obviously now online. Are HMV still trading online ?

All My my stranglers stuff is in vinyl format, cassette format, cd format, mp3 format, vhs format, dvd format.

Times move on! :smt023
Not if you don't want them to. I'm still happy with my huge library of expensive books, my cd, dvd and video collections. If the techno obsessed generation wish to download, upload, sideload, shedload everything then good luck to them but I have niether the urge nor the need to do so.
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Oh Ribery, man! :smt005 :smt005 Best of luck with that. Seriously. You might be able to keep yourself contained in a little time capsule-like bubble, but you really are beginning to sound like a guy who the world left behind a long time ago.
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