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Monthly Archives: January 2013

RIP HMV – Will browsing soon be a thing of the past?

Being a child of the 80s, and a music fan, I spent a huge amount of my teens and twenties in Our Price (gone), Virgin Records (also gone) and HMV (you get the idea) leaving through the CD racks, sniffing out special offers and making new discoveries. There was no better way to kill an hour while waiting for friends then rummaging through the shelves, anticipating that moment where you’ll find the CD or movie that will change your life forever.

But with the announcement this month that HMV has entered the hands of the administrators, I do start to wonder whether that whole way of experiencing retail will soon be a thing of the past. These days you just go to Amazon or eBay, search for what you want, add it to your basket and you are done. In … READ MORE