Popped into HMV today...

Discussion in 'Marketplace Discussions' started by Yam Graham, Dec 11, 2017.

  1. jl151080

    jl151080 Forum Resident

    Bristol, UK
    That reminds me of the Bath store (still open). It used to be rock/pop CDs on the ground floor; soundtracks/classical/jazz CDs on the first floor and DVDs in the basement.

    Today, DVDs / Blu Rays remain in the basement, but the ground floor is a mix of chart CDs; DVD box sets on special offer; tech (headphones etc); computer games and film merchandise.

    The first floor now houses the rock amd pop CDs; in addition to vinyl; T Shirts and music related books. Gone are the days of a separate floor for classical / specialist CDs!
  2. wallpaperman

    wallpaperman Forum Resident

    You may be right, though could it have been Virgin when they were still in the shop business way back that you are thinking of? They had little shops in some airports from memory, sure I remember one in Gatwick when waiting on flights to Orlando.

    The thought of that these days would be alien to almost everyone, a shop in an airport selling mostly CD's, how quaint. ;)
  3. jimod99

    jimod99 Daddy or chips?

    Vienna, Austria
    There used to be an Our Price in Glasgow Airport just before you went through security. There was a Virgin store in Terminal 3 at Heathrow, and quite possibly in other Terminals too, cd stores in Airports was not uncommon in the 90's.

    Ottawa Airport had a small Virgin store in it up until a few years ago.
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  4. Pigalle

    Pigalle Forum Resident

    United Kingdom
    Seems like HMV celebrated National Album Day yesterday by taking stock of loads of limited, coloured vinyl albums. Artists include U2, Elvis,Mike Oldfield, The Killers, Rainbow, Blondie and Tim Buckley plus some soundtracks.
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  5. Dave S

    Dave S Forum Resident

    What's the Tim Buckley?
  6. Carl80

    Carl80 Forum Resident

    United Kingdom
    I’ll be calling into HMV on Nov 9, counting them days.
  7. steviebee

    steviebee Always playing Ese and The Vooduu People

    London, England
    Having HMV right across from work means I'm a fairly regular visitor, lol...always worth popping in to see if they have any cut-price goodies. Staff are great too.
    Picked up Ry Cooder's Prodigal Son for £12 in the sale, and as a result of all my visits/buys now have a £50 discount voucher to spend instore :)
    May wait for Kate Bush's remasters to spend it :)
  8. Pigalle

    Pigalle Forum Resident

    United Kingdom
    Sorry, my mistake it’s Jeff not Tim and it is this one:

  9. DML71

    DML71 Forum Resident

    Not sure if its been posted but I received an email regarding the old HMV loyalty scheme. Looks like you'll be able to use your points but only for a short while.

    I've no local HMV so i'm not sure if its worth me doing but for some of you it might be worth looking into.
  10. johnnyyen

    johnnyyen Forum Resident

    Yes, I also got one, but never paid much attention. I had no idea they were honouring the old points scheme. Good for them.
  11. ilhuicamiztli

    ilhuicamiztli Well-Known Member

    Newcastle, UK
    I also received the email. I had just over 150,000 points in my loyalty card, and had plans to redeem those points last December. Unfortunately HMV went down the day before i could do that, so i was unable to do it.

    Under the previous scheme i would have received a £50 voucher for that amount of points. But i was disappointed to find they’re only worth £10 now.

    I guess the new administration is under no obligation to honour the previous scheme and we should probably feel grateful for this one, which is only temporary while a whole new loyalty scheme starts at some point next year. Still disappointing though. I hope the new scheme is good because i’m not feeling very loyal at the moment.
  12. Beaneydave

    Beaneydave Forum Resident

    Well I’ve got over 551000 points and can’t get signed up because of the traffic - been trying since 4 pm yesterday up until 2am this morning and again from 8 ish- no joy yet.

    peace and love✌Dave
  13. Yam Graham

    Yam Graham Senior Member Thread Starter

    West Midlands,UK.
    Again...last week, had a look in at my local HMV, (Merry Hill Center, Dudley, West Midlands) and the vinyl section continues to grow whilst CD, DVD etc have to make way.
  14. Beaneydave

    Beaneydave Forum Resident

    I’m signed up now and while it’s better than nothing of course I too am disappointed my £300+ is now around £55!
    Moving forward that’s not going to work for me.

    peace and love✌Dave
  15. DML71

    DML71 Forum Resident

    That £300 is gone Dave. New HMV is not the old HMV and I'm amazed there's anything on offer.

    Store gift cards/points are never as good as cash.
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  16. Gavaxeman

    Gavaxeman Take me back to dear old Blighty...

    West Midlands U.K.
    Finally managed to use my hmv points today ...new Who 1921 numbered vinyl edition ..had a one day deal price drop to £19.99 with any purchase , minus £10 points and £10 gift voucher , technically cost me nothing ..happy day
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