The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)

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by Drumstick » Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:50 am

Also it would mean supporting Amazon and their disgraceful employment and tax-dodging practices.

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by Tomous » Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:51 pm

Vermi Claus wrote:
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Squinty wrote:I bought some books from HMV the other day. 2 for a fiver, got Dune and 2001 A Space Odyssey. The place barely has any buying customers. The prices are too much generally.


I find them not too bad actually, Amazon only seems cheaper until you add on the cost of delivery.

Amazon Prime covers this handily, especially if you live in an area with same day delivery or even prime now.


It's still an extra £79 a year though, so you still have to add that on to the basic cost.



You do get access to other things like Amazon Music and Prime though which if you do use, adds value to the package.

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by Winckle » Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:14 pm

Worth it for Picard, Expanse, and a couple of other shows. You can also split your account with a family member to half the cost. They don't have to live at the same address either.

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by Vermilion » Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:08 pm

Merry Christmous Everyone wrote:
Vermi Claus wrote:
Walking in a Winter Winckleland wrote:
Vermi Claus wrote:
Squinty wrote:I bought some books from HMV the other day. 2 for a fiver, got Dune and 2001 A Space Odyssey. The place barely has any buying customers. The prices are too much generally.


I find them not too bad actually, Amazon only seems cheaper until you add on the cost of delivery.

Amazon Prime covers this handily, especially if you live in an area with same day delivery or even prime now.


It's still an extra £79 a year though, so you still have to add that on to the basic cost.



You do get access to other things like Amazon Music and Prime though which if you do use, adds value to the package.


Do you work for their marketing department or something?

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by Tomous » Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:17 pm

Walking in a Winter Winckleland wrote:Worth it for Picard, Expanse, and a couple of other shows. You can also split your account with a family member to half the cost. They don't have to live at the same address either.


Do you work for their marketing department or something?

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by floydfreak » Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:19 pm


“There are currently 10 stores where negotiations with landlords are ongoing and we are hopeful of securing new deals,” a HMV spokesman said.

The 10 stores which are subject to negotiations are: Birmingham Bullring, Leeds Headrow, Bristol Cribbs, Edinburgh Ocean Terminal, Glasgow Braehead, Grimsby, Merryhill, Reading, Sheffield Meadowhall and Worcester.


http://www.msn.com/en-gb/money/news/hmv ... ocid=ientp

Hopefully Reading's landlord and others see sense and keep some open

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by Vermilion » Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:20 pm

Merry Christmous Everyone wrote:
Walking in a Winter Winckleland wrote:Worth it for Picard, Expanse, and a couple of other shows. You can also split your account with a family member to half the cost. They don't have to live at the same address either.


Do you work for their marketing department or something?


You two probably share a desk.

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by Gemini73 » Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:20 pm

Anyone else seen that Amazon TV commercial with staff stating how much they love working there? It's so forced you can almost see a gun pushed against each of the employees temples. :lol:

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by Chocolate-Milk » Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:25 pm

"We have targets, of course we do..."

He sounds like his wife and kids being held hostage behind the camera. :slol:

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by Preezy » Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:45 pm

Gemini73 wrote:Anyone else seen that Amazon TV commercial with staff stating how much they love working there? It's so forced you can almost see a gun pushed against each of the employees temples. :lol:

It's so odd that the advert even exists - the best way to make people think your employee working conditions are suspect is to release an advert stating how brilliant they are :lol: It's not even like they're advertising Amazon as a service, it's just "we employ people and they're all happy, don't believe us COME ON THEN"

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by Victor Mildew » Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:49 pm

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by Hexx » Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:00 pm

Lots of bad news coming out this week about terrible Christmas

Sainsburys, John Lewis, Ted Baker, M&S...

Greggs has done well though

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by Tomous » Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:03 pm

Festivus Maximus wrote:
Gemini73 wrote:Anyone else seen that Amazon TV commercial with staff stating how much they love working there? It's so forced you can almost see a gun pushed against each of the employees temples. :lol:

It's so odd that the advert even exists - the best way to make people think your employee working conditions are suspect is to release an advert stating how brilliant they are :lol: It's not even like they're advertising Amazon as a service, it's just "we employ people and they're all happy, don't believe us COME ON THEN"



It has the complete opposite affect. It makes you think how bad things must be for them to force employees to participate in a campaign to say how happy they are :lol:

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by Mafro » Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:06 pm

Hexx wrote:Lots of bad news coming out this week about terrible Christmas

Sainsburys, John Lewis, Ted Baker, M&S...

Greggs has done well though


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by Return_of_the_STAR » Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:16 pm

All the reports today of flat Xmas sales etc worst Christmas in 25yrs but the report fails to look at online sales. Amazon for example don't report their sales. They are clearly our biggest Christmas retailer now.

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by Jenuall » Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:46 pm

Yeah the vast majority of my Christmas spending went to online retailers, with Amazon (sadly) being the biggest winner. That said Christmas is also one of the few times when I do actually spend a decent amount of money in real world shops.

It still seems just as busy as ever when you go into town during the Christmas season so there must be a hell of a lot of people just traipsing around for the "fun" and not actually spending any money! :dread:

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by Tomous » Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:48 pm

Jenu-All I Want For Christmas wrote:Yeah the vast majority of my Christmas spending went to online retailers, with Amazon (sadly) being the biggest winner. That said Christmas is also one of the few times when I do actually spend a decent amount of money in real world shops.

It still seems just as busy as ever when you go into town during the Christmas season so there must be a hell of a lot of people just traipsing around for the "fun" and not actually spending any money! :dread:



> Browse the stores to get ideas for presents
> Go home and order them for cheaper online

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by Jenuall » Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:49 pm

Merry Christmous Everyone wrote:
Jenu-All I Want For Christmas wrote:Yeah the vast majority of my Christmas spending went to online retailers, with Amazon (sadly) being the biggest winner. That said Christmas is also one of the few times when I do actually spend a decent amount of money in real world shops.

It still seems just as busy as ever when you go into town during the Christmas season so there must be a hell of a lot of people just traipsing around for the "fun" and not actually spending any money! :dread:



> Browse the stores to get ideas for present
> Go home and order them for cheaper online

Yeah I imagine there is a lot of that. strawberry floating horrible way to spend your time though! :dread:

I actually feel bad when I'm in a bricks and mortar shop and I get my phone out for whatever reason - staff must just assume anyone doing that is checking the prices against an online retailer.

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PostRe: The Retail Apocalypse (Incorporating Casual Dining Closures)
by Moggy » Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:50 pm

The high street is now only for bookies, kebab takeaways, vape shops, Poundland and Greggs.

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by Tomous » Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:55 pm

Partridge Iciclebubbles wrote:The high street is now only for bookies, kebab takeaways, vape shops, Poundland and Greggs.



Surely bookies must be on the way out too with online gambling being so easy

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