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Now HMV is in trouble! not surprised it hasnt happened sooner?

Our Price?
Virgin megastores?
Zaavi?


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at least Halfords is doing alright.
http://www.halfordscompany.com/investor ... -statement

Only 2 market sections are down:
Travel Solutions and Car Enhancement.
Everything else is up overall, with car maintenance and auto-centres increasing massively.

So you're probably safe Gav.


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Maybe if HMV wasn't an overpriced bag of shite it might have faired better...?


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halfords is quite an odd one, if they go under where the hell will people go to get minor jobs like bulb/battery/wiper changes done?

will they learn themselves? not fucking likely half the people who come to my branch hardly know how to use thier cars! i can see kwik fit and ATS loving it if halfords died. halfords is pretty unique. unless tesco start fitting bulbs i think we almost safe.

car enhancement though pffft anyone seriously considering modding their car wont buy from halfords its all tat.


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YorkshirePud wrote:halfords is quite an odd one, if they go under where the hell will people go to get minor jobs like bulb/battery/wiper changes done?

will they learn themselves? not fucking likely half the people who come to my branch hardly know how to use thier cars! i can see kwik fit and ATS loving it if halfords died. halfords is pretty unique. unless tesco start fitting bulbs i think we almost safe.

car enhancement though pffft anyone seriously considering modding their car wont buy from halfords its all tat.
Supermarket do sell some spares and bulbs, but not halogen bubls, there's just too large a variation.

I assume car stereo's are also part of enhancements.


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fuck yeah, go on lad.
A granddad went to his local HMV store with a €40 voucher, and when staff refused the sale he just walked out without paying.
http://www.mcvuk.com/news/read/angry-gr ... ed/0109385


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can he be done for thieving though? its hardly the staffs fault is it.


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This is not a joke, apparently Game are looking to buy some HMV stores.
This is probably the silliest idea I've heard this year. When you're down and struggling to get up, you don't throw your arms about hoping to know your opponent down, you get up, take a breath, and try again.
http://www.mcvuk.com/news/read/surprise ... as/0109461


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Lot great story - good for him :)

Game would be fucking stupid to buy some of their stores...They only recently just shut down a lot of their own and must be on the verge themselves.


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HMV will be accepting gift cards from tomorrow


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i have it on good authority, unless its been in the news too. HMV have a buyer.


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And I have a scoop on who that buyer is...
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LMAO

its these folks, seems to be their main bread and butter doing this sort of thing

http://www.hilcouk.com/


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THE LIST OF STORES THAT FACE CLOSURE:


Ashton-under-Lyne
Ballymena
Barnsley
Bayswater
Belfast Boucher Road
Belfast Forestside
Bexleyheath
Birkenhead
Birmingham Fort
Blackburn
Boston
Bournemouth Castlepoint
Bracknell
Burton-upon-Trent
Camberley
Chesterfield
Coleraine
Craigavon
Croydon Centrale
Derry
Dumfries
Durham
Edinburgh Fort
Edinburgh Gyle Centre
Edinburgh Ocean
Edinburgh Princes Street
Edinburgh St James
Falkirk
Fulham
Glasgow – Fort
Glasgow – Silverburn
Glasgow Braehead
Huddersfield
Kirkcaldy
Leamington Spa
Leeds White Rose
Lisburn
Loughborough
Luton
Manchester 90
Moorgate
Newry
Newtonabbey
Orpington
Rochdale
Scunthorpe
South Shields
Speke Park
St Albans
St Helens
Stockton-on-Tees
Tamworth
Teesside
Telford
Trocadero
Wakefield
Walsall
Walton-on-Thames
Wandsworth
Warrington
Watford
Wellingborough
Wigan
Wood Green
Workington
Wrexham


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Looks like they are keeping all the main ones then (around here anyway), and just trimming the fat.


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