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Welcome back to the 1960s ...

alanb
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Welcome back to the 1960s ...

... when mail order was not exactly the king, but almost certainly the queen of retail.
I wonder if I am the only person in the whole wide world that views having to purchase stuff off the net as some sort of failure.
I recently went into HMV for the first time this year to buy some CDs, only to find that their CD selection has shrunk quite a bit now that they are the only large scale national music retailer on the high street. I tried several branches in London and they're all the same. I can't help feeling that they are making a mistake. If I go into a shop intending to buy a couple of CDs, I will often come out with some extra CDs after browsing through the racks. I think HMV are going to lose a lot of opportunistic sales of this type, which can only hasten the complete disappearance of CDs from their shops.
I don't want to have to buy my CDs off the net, not least because, if there is nobody at home to receive deliveries, it is less convenient than going to a shop.  Sad
Ah well, at least in here London there are plenty of independent specialist music retailers - for the time being. I suppose I'd better start making a list of addresses.
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Re: Welcome back to the 1960s ...

And there is still something to be said from exiting a shop with your goods clutched firmly in your hands - a feeling you don't get when purchasing on-line.

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Re: Welcome back to the 1960s ...

You do get more Airmiles for buying online though - if I could get the same deals in store, I would be more tempted.
For example, I get airmiles for every purchase online from HMV, but if I go into the store, I'm not awarded them.