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HMV closing down sale on Oxford Street! Stock clearance so bargains to be had! Lots of blu rays at £4.80 and dvds £3 or less

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I went to HMV on Oxford Street, London and it turns out its closing down on the 5th March and all the stock is at clearance prices. All of the items have been reduced further but that only means they … Read More
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I went to HMV on Oxford Street, London and it turns out its closing down on the 5th March and all the stock is at clearance prices. All of the items have been reduced further but that only means they compare to prices you can find online. However, they have started putting 20% off stickers on all of the items (not all of them are stickered yet) meaning there are some bargains to be had! I picked up 4 blu rays at only £4.80 each.I would have thought that nearer the time of closing they will start bumping up the discounts, it might be like Woolworths all over again!
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#1
Is it Regent Street or Oxford Street? If it's Oxford Street, which one?
#2
There is no HMV on Regents Street.

Here are the 10 nearest stores to w1
1. HMV Oxford Street - including Orange concession 0.23 miles
2. HMV Oxford Circus 0.27 miles
3. HMV Selfridges 0.39 miles
4. HMV Trocadero 0.56 miles
#3
Are MHV still on deathwatch?
#4
sorry i meant oxford street. its the one next to the disney store
#5
Opposite Bond Street Tube
#6
i was going to pick up this blu ray player however i was told it hasnt yet been discounted on the systems. will be £88 with 20% discount -

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f371/sibbers/DSC00461.jpg
#7
This store used to be an HMV recording studio if I remember rightly and had something to do with The Beatles. There used to be some signs and things about the stores history inside.

Might be some resonable deals but I would guess they'll take most of the stock to other stores so I wouldn't go expecting massive discounts.
#8
Count Duckula
This store used to be an HMV recording studio if I remember rightly and had something to do with The Beatles. There used to be some signs and things about the stores history inside.

Might be some resonable deals but I would guess they'll take most of the stock to other stores so I wouldn't go expecting massive discounts.


doesnt seem to be the case judging by the posters. the stock wont be moved to other stores. alot of the dvds are now £3 or less and many of the blu rays are £6-£8 plus 20% off
#9
is there a list anywhere of all the HMV's that are closing down and when?
#10
Shame to see that this branch is closing down – as it's on the Jubilee tube line it's the easiest HMV for me to access. However tend to buy most my stuff from them online as the prices are always cheaper than instore. Also noticed over the last year that the CD sections in all HMVs have diminished rapidly – it's all games now.

Will try and pop in this week if poss though – might be a few decent clearance bargains. Cheers :{
1 Like #11
It's a shame, but HMV only have themselves to blame. If they didn't keep maintaining such a price difference between their stores and their own website this wouldn't be happening.
#12
iglimpse
Are MHV still on deathwatch?


Yep, it's ongoing. Must be desperate if they're closing down the flagship store (if I think it's the one the OP is saying)
#13
will need to get spending my money on their giftcard then before it all goes belly-up and not be left with a worthless card. didnt realise as well that their giftcards have a 2 year expiry if you dont use it.
#14
ShaunnyBwoy
iglimpse
Are MHV still on deathwatch?


Yep, it's ongoing. Must be desperate if they're closing down the flagship store (if I think it's the one the OP is saying)


It's not the flagship store - that's the one between Oxford Circus and Tottenham Court Rd, but it is a major store, and at a prime location. In my experience it always seems much busier than the flagship store.
#15
ravenheart
It's a shame, but HMV only have themselves to blame. If they didn't keep maintaining such a price difference between their stores and their own website this wouldn't be happening.


Agree with this entirely but I think in actuality that it is run as two entirely independent concerns.
#16
yeah its a real shame. i hate the east side of oxford street but the west side is always quieter and has wider pavements so its not so cramped. this store closing means i have to go to the flagship store which is always busy. still, cant say no to a few bargains!
banned#17
I thought DVDs were £3 everywhere these days, have HMV reduced their prices to be inline with everyone else now?

Maybe they'll make a comeback now.
2 Likes #18
Cant see HMV being around for much longer in its current megastore form, even with the dimise of all their competition Zavvi, Our Price, Andys, Music Zone, Virgin, MVC, Woolworths etc and they are still struggling so its not looking good, also noticed that the bigger stores like Manchester's market street have shifted CD's onto the top floor now and the selection isnt too good at all especially with the prices are double of what is available online too.
#19
The stores are way too big and too many per town centre, and they are selling loads of junk in there too with the CD sections being tiny in comparison with years ago, I usually buy from Fopp which is owned by HMV but always seems much cheaper instore.
#20
ravenheart
It's a shame, but HMV only have themselves to blame. If they didn't keep maintaining such a price difference between their stores and their own website this wouldn't be happening.


This.

Can't believe they didn't learn the lessons of Woolies and Zavvi.
#21
ravenheart
It's a shame, but HMV only have themselves to blame. If they didn't keep maintaining such a price difference between their stores and their own website this wouldn't be happening.


The reason it's cheaper online is it's a lot cheaper for them. If they were going to match the prices they'd have to raise the online prices to the instore price (or at least a compromise - but still higher) and instead of buying on HMV.com people will go to amazon etc. There is very little brand loyalty with things like this online - as long as it's a reputable store I'd just quickly browse and get it at the cheapest place.

Edited By: callum9999 on Feb 26, 2011 20:59
#22
Really doesn't suprise me that they're closing loads of stores. As others have said, the prices vary massively per store and online, as if they're trying to do themselves out of business. Plus, their prices are rediculously high compared to competitors mostly. I rememeber seeing a recent blu-ray release being about £8 cheaper than the DVD of it.
#23
Does anyone know what other stores in other towns are effected ??? Im in Portsmouth ....
#24
IWannaBeAdored
ravenheart
It's a shame, but HMV only have themselves to blame. If they didn't keep maintaining such a price difference between their stores and their own website this wouldn't be happening.
This.Can't believe they didn't learn the lessons of Woolies and Zavvi.

should I use their purehmv scheme points now? if they go into administration it means it will be lost?
#25
IWannaBeAdored
ravenheart
It's a shame, but HMV only have themselves to blame. If they didn't keep maintaining such a price difference between their stores and their own website this wouldn't be happening.
This.Can't believe they didn't learn the lessons of Woolies and Zavvi.

should I use their purehmv scheme points now? if they go into administration it means it will be lost?
#26
IWannaBeAdored
ravenheart
It's a shame, but HMV only have themselves to blame. If they didn't keep maintaining such a price difference between their stores and their own website this wouldn't be happening.
This.Can't believe they didn't learn the lessons of Woolies and Zavvi.

And Woolworths did what exactly?
#27
DAYUM!!!!
I'm gonna miss that store
#28
The entertainment arm at Woolies wasnt making much cash but that had minimal to do with it's downfall in fact it was cheaper than hmv
#29
The overheads for that place most be huge, it was only a matter of time.
#30
suppose makes sense to shut a few of them, where I live there is an HMV with a Waterstones just round the corner. would make more sense to close one and and just have the one with everything in it as the rent must cost a bomb alone.
#31
ravenheart
It's a shame, but HMV only have themselves to blame. If they didn't keep maintaining such a price difference between their stores and their own website this wouldn't be happening.


I'm responding without yet reading the rest of the thread but I complained a couple of years ago about store gift vouchers not being able to be used online and was told something along the lines that the companies were run seperartely. They also said, in a jovial manner, that the next time I receive gift vouchers that I should simply ask for vouchers for online HMV. Struck me as stupid at the time and my response was that in the future I would simply ask for vouchers for a company that I could use instore or online (i.e. not HMV).
#32
I went into HMV the other day and they were selling Simpsons DVD seasons for ...50 pounds each. Seriously - 50 pounds. That's 10 pounds higher than the rrp and nearly 40 dearer than the average web price.
On a prominant display stand they had loads of copies of The Santa Claus trilogy ... in February...For more than they were selling it for at xmas.

And when the whole company goes bust they will blame everyone but themselves...
#33
The total failure of this type of shop is an inevitability. That HMV have held on this long is impressive frankly.
#34
yeah the price of some stuff in there is ridiculous, cant seriously compete although they do give a good trade-in price on games. dammed if you do, dammed if you dont
1 Like #35
ClubLife
Really doesn't suprise me that they're closing loads of stores. As others have said, the prices vary massively per store and online, as if they're trying to do themselves out of business.


You seriously don't have a clue about business do you? Of course prices vary between stores and online - the selling prices vary because costs vary - it's as simple as that. That's why the likes of Amazon and Play, etc... don't have physical stores.

Edited By: horsepills on Feb 26, 2011 22:15
#36
Think i will have a look after work Monday
1 Like #37
5amue1M0rse
ravenheart
It's a shame, but HMV only have themselves to blame. If they didn't keep maintaining such a price difference between their stores and their own website this wouldn't be happening.
I'm responding without yet reading the rest of the thread but I complained a couple of years ago about store gift vouchers not being able to be used online and was told something along the lines that the companies were run seperartely. They also said, in a jovial manner, that the next time I receive gift vouchers that I should simply ask for vouchers for online HMV. Struck me as stupid at the time and my response was that in the future I would simply ask for vouchers for a company that I could use instore or online (i.e. not HMV).

Or scrap vouchers all together. Whats the point in limiting where you can spend your money.
#38
UKDANGEROUS2
Does anyone know what other stores in other towns are effected ??? Im in Portsmouth ....


They have apparently already started closing stores this year with 40 to go by end of the year.

http://www.thecmuwebsite.com/article/hmv-store-closures-begin/

Brent Cross is the next big store to go it looks like.

But in a document seen by the Daily Mail the closures include some of the retailer's crown jewels including Gatwick Airport North and Glasgow's Sauchiehall Street.


http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/markets/article.html?in_article_id=523499&in_page_id=3&position=moretopstories

Edited By: Huzz on Feb 26, 2011 22:37
#39
hmv is not going under its because they have too many stores within the same locations when they aquired them from old virgin and zavvi stores so they are reducing the numbers they have as i have a very good source outside the business that knows exactly whats going on.its another bit of scare mongering from the media
#40
downsizing like most I guess, the boom has well gone now....

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