HMV tits up again. Bricks & mortar retailing is it fucked?


#101

That particular reality obvs passed over HMV merchandising radar all these years.
All about screwing over retailers for a financial fees kickback.
Large job loses being the price worth paying.


#102

You could’ve used them for decoration…


#103


DVD recycling…its a thing


#104

Was a bit surprised by the DVD rejection. But even the Oxfams around here are closing down so it will also be harder to shift non-fiction books in future, as well.


#105

My local Octavia Housing Trust took about 400 dvd’s last April of me. As I registered for gift aid I recieved a letter in the autumn stating they had sold about £450 worth. Which was nice. :slight_smile:


#106

not too far from here there is a shopping centre with 15 charity shops , rather overbalanced really


#107

Mmmm…


#108

I’ve seen about 4 or 5 close around here. Thefe are too many imo. But, its not as though other tenants are queing up.


#109

I haven’t been for ages but Ameoba Records on the West Coast of the USA have a thing that surely could be copied here. Second hand records are mixed with new in super market sized stores which have a checkout queue all day on a Saturday and most evenings. These places encourage you to browse. I’m not saying that it could be done everywhere but it is certainly more interesting than the dull formula that HMV have had for a while.


#110

I think the LA store has moved and downsized but the Haight store in SF, which was my favourite, rolls on. Bought so much there back when had to pay excess baggage once!


#111

I was in a west cost Ameoba shop a 2 or 3 yrs ago. The chap (employee) I was talking to said they remain viable because of tourism. (Which is why in was in there).
Not easy to get that much vinyl in 1 place from a standing start.


#112

Yes, I did think of that, nice to dream though!