I’m absolutely gutted to hear the closure of HMV. Went on a real `downer` just like when Clinton Cards announced they were going into administration too.
I visited my local HMV for possibly the final time today. Got a couple of discounts – 25%. Much better than Comets 10% when they went into administration last year but still felt there could have been more. Bought 2 CDs, 2 Blu-rays and a DVD and it still cast over £50. Probably could have got some items cheaper on-line elsewhere but bought out of loyalty/remembrance. Saw the report on the news of HMV going into administration on 5 News, surprised to learn that Simon Vigar, my favourite reporter, had started at HMV. I wonder if he started warring his trademark red socks there? I been a regular customer since I was 13 yrs old and now I am 36 and passed it, so 20 years of support. I think they should honour the gift vouchers. Why were vouchers not insured? No excuse for the physical and verbal assaults to the staff though I heard about.
I think they do a good on-line service so I don’t think they were at fault there, Amazon did undercut by quite a bit sometimes, e.g. with Bridesmaid DVD/blu-ray was seriously cheaper at Amazon. I hope that Hilco gets it so that they might save my local shop. The future looks fairly bleak for HMV at the moment, unless an absolute miracle occurs.
I was sorry to hear recently Jessop’s had gone to the wall as well, good luck to them and their staff.
Take care my beloved HMV stores, miss you loads already.
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