HMV consigned to history?

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ISPYSHHHGUY wrote:your hesitancy cost you two quid, Lew!
It cost me about £4.60 including postage. Never mind. I bought some Beatles CDs in the sale that I didn't have.

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philcom55 wrote:This was different in that absolutely everything in the shop was being sold off for half the marked price!

- Phil R.
Lucky you! The discount in my local branch was only 25%, and not everything was included.

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Mine was promising up to 70%, but most were only 20%.

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Lew Stringer wrote:
ISPYSHHHGUY wrote:your hesitancy cost you two quid, Lew!
It cost me about £4.60 including postage. Never mind. I bought some Beatles CDs in the sale that I didn't have.
I see that a lot of entire Beatles are albums are played in full on youtube: I've listened to the ANTHOLOGY 'out-takes' ones---the sound quality isn't too bad through an OK computer speaker-system.

I'm surprized that EMI [or whoever owns the groups' copyright these days] allows this stuff to be listened to 'free': these have been running for months, in some cases.......


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHlinWwucsQ

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Just picked up a couple of interesting albums (to me, that is) from HMV in Truro. A double album by Faron Young (48 tracks), and one by Marty Wilde (24 tracks). I then popped across the road to the Pannier Market where I got His Greatest Hits by Ricky Nelson (30 tracks), and a four-CD set of eight classic albums by the Stanley Brothers (93 tracks). Including the 30% discount from HMV, nearly 200 songs for £29 the lot. Result!

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My wife is a big Faron Young fan Phoenix, her favourite is "I miss you already (And your not even gone)" I searched high and low for a cd with that song on it, eventually found one on the internet only to discover it was a different version to the one she likes. Anyway, I found the correct version on you tube so now when I'm in the dog house you know for buying too many comics etc, I just play that for a couple of hours!!

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it's four in the mornin', and what's more the dawnin'.........

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You offer infra-red instead of sun
You offer paper spoons and bubble gum
You give me Faron Young 'Four in the Morning'....

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starscape wrote:You offer infra-red instead of sun
You offer paper spoons and bubble gum
You give me Faron Young 'Four in the Morning'....

:) :) :) :)

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philcom55 wrote:You know the economy's in trouble when even the charity and cut-price shops start going. Last week I noticed that one of our local branches of 'The Works' was having a liquidation sale! :shock:

- Phil R.
Even charities are struggling in this day and age as people don't have the money to support them.

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RIP the big HMV in Market Street Manchester, plus Bolton & Stockport. Been doing a last raid on these last weekend for CDs/DVDs.

The HMV in Trafford Centre the last one effectively standing in all of "Greater Manchester".

Also raided the HMV in Oxford Street London last month - that's going too, its original flagship store. Is nothing sacred? Bricks & mortar these days.

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Just back from a weekend in London babysitting my 17-month-old granddaughter, Aurora. She dragged me along to HMV in Oxford Street on Saturday. I had a job keeping up with her on those underground escalators. In the end she didn't even seem to want anything so, just to make the trip worthwhile, I got The Platinum Collection by Randy Travis, and The (Doc) Watson Family, which is basically an expanded collection of Smithsonian/Folkways material from 1963. I won't mention the complete DVD series one to five of Primeval because it cost me a fair few pennies, rather more than I expected because all the 30% offers, that were still available according to the stickers, had been cancelled some days earlier. I argued the point that if they were not going to honour the stickers, they should have removed them all, but I was wasting my breath. Not to worry, Aurora was obviously grateful to me, given how cold it was, for buying her a bonnet, and two pairs of gloves for £1, because in Sister Ray in Berwick Street she spotted a second-hand vinyl LP by Tom Rush that I didn't have. I was so pleased, I took her to a patisserie I know well on the corner of Jermyn Street for some scrambled egg on toast and orange juice.

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What, they cancelled the blue cross sale? But I thought they were still in administration?

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Yeah I found out the blue cross was ending by chance from an assistant - went into HMV's acquired subsidiary story Fopp in Manchester city centre. He didn't know if his store is staying open, but is going to give up on shop work as a career as it's no future.

That day I promply filled my boots with CDs (theirs is more specialist)- music varied from UK Hit Parade Jan-Jun 58 (inc Rock 'N' Roll), to prog rock of Cressida, Mod/Freakbeat of the Creation to US punk of The Dickies.

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i know a security guard in my local hmv which shut down friday :( & he says that hmv actually own the land freehold etc dont need to pay rent on the oxford st branch & itvis the only way to salvage some money back,bidding will start at 20 million apparantly.

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