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    The demise of HMV

    A sad time! one of the original gone, I think the days are numbered for a lot of the old firm below is a link to the article http://www.gramophone.co.uk/blog/the...icle6_headline
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    Thanks Colin. I LOVE the final contribution by telemann today (21.01.13.) and completely agree with him!!!

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    I am still mourning the closure of proper record shops, with their (mainly) marvellous sleeve art pined around the walls. HMV was a constant in a changing world. What now? Blockbusters, probably the biggest video rental chain in this country has also gone bust. And so the dominoes continue to topple. Comet, Jessops etc etc.

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    That's progress teddy!!!

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    Personally I like shops. I like to go in and browse and talk to people who have experience. I like to look through the books at places such as Waterstones and then buy a coffee while I read a few pages. I do some on line shopping, but mostly use retail outlets. We used to have a wonderful record shop in Canterbury where you could say to the owner " I was listening to Caroline at 8.30 pm last night" and he would reply " Year of the Cat by Al Stewart" and produce the album. You can't do that with Amazon. Happy days.

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    As for Jessops, very few staff with any knowledge of photography at most branches, the only advice you were likely to get was the re the brand or model which brought them the most commission. Many people would go in and try the various models they were interested in to check such things as how it fit your hands and how convenient the controls were (example, no point in getting a small camera if you have ham fists or a big camera where you can't comfortably reach controls) having made a decision one then went home and ordered on line for less than half the price, I once paid £63 on line for a lens which Jessops were selling for £199; I'm surprised they lasted this long!
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    One of the best music shops in NZ was Marbecks I spent thousands with them, a few years ago they found that www d/l were really hurting their sales [classical] so they sold to some joker and it was opened up to all sorts of rubbish even Jazz but a couple of weeks ago the plug was pulled on this. I really think the day of the middle man in the recording world is about done even our largest chain store "The Warehouse" has just about wiped its classical section.
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