HMV now in administration

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    1. bigry

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      i know a few people on here use the hmv pure points just seen on Sky news they on the verge of Administration so if you got the points on your card best use them soon
       
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      I’ll be absolutely gutted if they go. Give me physical blu’s over streaming any day of the week. Got the ‘A Star is Born’ HMV exclusive steel on pre-order too. I go in this shop every week even if I don’t want anything. Just love wandering around there - it’ll be such a shame & it’ll give Amazon the monopoly...
       
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      I have pre orders paid already on PayPal, is it worth cancelling my orders ?
       
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      Do they take the money when you preorder or when they despatch?? If you've already paid and there's a chance you can get your money back I'd do it ASAP, if you don't then you'll never see your money again I shouldn't imagine if they do go into administration
       
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      That's what I've just done, emailed them to cancel and refund me otherwise it'll be an absolute ballache it they do go into administration. I've then reordered using a credit card. I usually use a card but had some extra Xmas dosh so thought it would be easier to pay it already with PayPal, lesson learned lol
       
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      Popped a thread in the steel book section as a lot of us use them for their steel books and some of the guys may go straight to that section without seeing this.
       
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      Very sad :(
       
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      That’s terrible; think of all the people they employ.

      I’m quite surprised as every branch I go into, in London or elsewhere, is busy. The Bond Street branch was heaving in December. They’ve always got very helpful staff too.
       
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      Very sad, hmv was the only reason for me to go into town. Let's hope something can be salvaged.
       
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      This is going to be the tip of the iceberg for 2019 and retailers going into administration.

      Being the 2nd time, I can't see them being resuced again. It's a shame but then again, I never bought anything in there
       
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      Gutted especially so as I've just got my 150, 000 points for my £50. I've just tried to claim it on the off chance that it worked but I can't get into pure points site.

      Bri
       
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      Yeah, the online account side for the main site is down as well. I fired over an email to cancel a pre order I'd done with PayPal.
       
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      I managed to log in earlier to claim mine but doubt I'll actually be able to spend them in store, I was only upto £5 at the moment anyway.
       
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      I tried via their site then again via facebook but to no avail.

      Bri
       
    16. bigry

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      Well it looks like they stopped anyone logging into the hmv pure points to redeem points. That was quick lost 140000 points
       
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      Used to love going there, they disappeared from Ireland a few years ago, twas very disappointing. HMV RIP.
       
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      I've only placed 1 order with them since their previous time in administration (a pre-order which presumably won't be fulfilled now) however they were an important restraint on Amazon prices. When they're gone, the reduction in competition will make collecting physical media an even more expensive hobby.
       
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      Very sad. HMV have really pulled out all the stops since the last time it happened.

      I had 150,000 points but used them just before Christmas for the William Castle set. I have another fiver in points already, which I'd like to use, but it isn't looking good.

      Time to try to finish off those Premium Collections!
       
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      I feel sad for the staff, I use HMV online for practically all my physical discs. I managed to cancel 1 pre order but the other 2 I did using PayPal so funds have been taken right away.
       
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      I refuse to purchase anything from that scum company Amazon. The way they treat their staff is unacceptabe, with working conditions that go back to the dark ages. Not forgetting the little Tax thay pay and get away with it. Scum companies like this I stay away from, and I wish others did also.

      Anyway now I have got that of my chest I really do hope the staff all find employment, and 2019 looks brighter for them.
       
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      Really sad if the shops disappear as I've had superb customer experience from them and was planning on doing a big shop in the New Year
       
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      Not great for its staff or the high street.
       
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      I always tried to use them even if Amazon was price matching them. I almost stuck an order in with them the other day as they were upfront on price and a bit dearer than Zavvi who were still cheaper after adding postage but then read the upgrade from blu to 4k was very little on the box set I was after.
      Unfortunately when they re opened last time the 2 nearest stores were not, and the nearest was some way away.

      Sad news.
       
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      Is this going to affect HMV online? Was going to use them for a 5 for £30 Blu ray purchase soon.
       
    26. bigry

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      You can’t log into your account online so you won’t be able to order anything online now
       
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      What will happen to exclusive releases they've announced like the 'Bohemian Rhapsody' blu ray in book style packaging? Will it still go ahead?
       
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      Anyone want my gifts cards? Looking for 110% face value.
       
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      I know I just been to double check I no orders with them. I almost put one in the other day and ordered some CD's at the same time which were cheaper if you bought 2 and one was not in stock and I was waiting for it to come back in.:(

      With the high street in a mess I don't know why they just do online sales.

      How times have changed I remember back in the 70s the nearest one to me was Manchester and they had store with a large window display but had to go up some steps to the first floor and that was it. And then when CD's, DVD, and games became popular they moved and had a multistory store and also a two story one nearby on the same high street. and even a large Virgin between them (store that is not a tall person).:)
       
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      I used to go into HMV every weekend back in my teens. It was a haven for movie fans. I used to get all my vhs and dvds in the deals. Blu Ray less so, as I don’t get anywhere near the time to watch discs now. Definitely a very sad day for consumers and employees when they go. Sadly, online shopping and streaming is killing shops off. With Black Friday and pre-Christmas deals online, even the high street Boxing Day sales is not the event it used to be. Definitely much more apathy than in years gone by.
       

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