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Old 03-11-2012, 20:48
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Pre-ordered a CD a few weeks ago which came out this week, got a message just now saying sorry this item is not in stock.

Seriously, the instore prices are bad enough but I expected to recieve an item i ordered in ADVANCE . If I'm honest I wouldn't have minded but the CD should have been dispatched a week ago and if I would have been informed then I would have been like fair enough and looked elsewhere but I've been eagerly waiting for it and pissed that I now have to get another one.
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Old 03-11-2012, 21:41
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Its an outdated method of buying music for the majority now sadly. I was always of the mind that i preferred books,cds and dvds to electronic versions but I'm now the complete opposite.
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Old 03-11-2012, 21:52
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I ordered Yellow Submarine on blu-ray a few months ago and it arrived before the release date
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Old 04-11-2012, 02:18
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I will cross my fingers I don't wait too long for my preorder. Lol
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Old 04-11-2012, 11:03
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Pre-ordered a CD a few weeks ago which came out this week, got a message just now saying sorry this item is not in stock.

Seriously, the instore prices are bad enough but I expected to recieve an item i ordered in ADVANCE . If I'm honest I wouldn't have minded but the CD should have been dispatched a week ago and if I would have been informed then I would have been like fair enough and looked elsewhere but I've been eagerly waiting for it and pissed that I now have to get another one.
Just out of interest and nosiness, what CD was it? xD
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Old 04-11-2012, 11:24
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Just out of interest and nosiness, what CD was it? xD
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Old 04-11-2012, 11:24
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If it's the Kylie Abbey Road album, apparently the hard-back version was low in stock to start with...
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Old 04-11-2012, 11:28
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If it's the Kylie Abbey Road album, apparently the hard-back version was low in stock to start with...
Got that from Sainsburys like I do all my CD'S.
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Old 06-11-2012, 11:32
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I went into HMV yesterday to do a bit of catching up cd wise. No Magic Hour by Scissor Sisters and no MDNA by Madonna.
No where else had them either, so it looks like it'll have to be Amazon again.
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Old 06-11-2012, 12:23
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You should buy the Deluxe Version of MDNA
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Old 08-11-2012, 01:05
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Also don't their points system run out? I got an email saying my points would expire soon. My local hmv shut down last year so I don't go to HMV at all... also their prices were incredibly high, so it's not surprising they ran out of business. It's sad to see record stores go though.
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Old 08-11-2012, 09:34
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Asda is just as bad. It was 9.97 for the Leona Lewis and JLS albums.
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Old 08-11-2012, 10:24
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Also don't their points system run out? I got an email saying my points would expire soon. My local hmv shut down last year so I don't go to HMV at all... also their prices were incredibly high, so it's not surprising they ran out of business. It's sad to see record stores go though.
Yeah when points get 2 years old they expire. When I heard this I stopped shopping there. I was wanting to save up for an exclusive signed guitar but theres no way I'd get the points needed in 24 months.
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Old 08-11-2012, 10:39
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Oh no I recently pre-ordered from them....
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Old 08-11-2012, 11:03
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Asda is just as bad. It was 9.97 for the Leona Lewis and JLS albums.
For new releases is a bit over the top.
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Old 08-11-2012, 11:24
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For new releases is a bit over the top.
Asda is just as bad. It was 9.97 for the Leona Lewis and JLS albums.
Sainsburys is your best bet. All CD's are 6.99 if you pre-order them. Of course Deluxe editions are more expensive but the price differs with them.


Oh no I recently pre-ordered from them....
Hope it works out, I still haven't been sent my copy that I preordered and it's been nearly two weeks. It hasn't even been dispatched. Can I just go into the store and check if they have it and pay the price I pre-ordered it for.
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Old 08-11-2012, 18:13
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I rarely order from hmv as preorders never turned up in time and theyre too expensive
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Old 08-11-2012, 18:53
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Asda is just as bad. It was 9.97 for the Leona Lewis and JLS albums.
That's genuinely shocking. Am very surprised and disgusted at Asda.
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Old 09-11-2012, 12:03
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I rarely order from hmv as preorders never turned up in time and theyre too expensive
Believe it or not though it was actually the cheapest option, Sainsburys weren't selling t and Amazon & Play.com had it 9.97
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Old 09-11-2012, 12:52
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HMV are bugging me at the minute. High prices and all the jewel cases with the CDs I've bought recently have been ruined by the security sticker tags they have - nightmare to get it off without scratching or ruining the case. Tried pretty much all the usual tricks - using the sticker to peel the residue off, baby wipes.. neither really worked and now my CD cases are scratched, sticky (which causes them to stick to other CDs on the shelf) and so on. Never used to have that problem with them until the last few months but that's my OCD side coming out. Might start ordering elsewhere now though with the likes of Amazon, Play.
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Old 09-11-2012, 12:56
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Believe it or not though it was actually the cheapest option, Sainsburys weren't selling t and Amazon & Play.com had it 9.97
Blimey!! still id rather go with amazon at least you get the things on time
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Old 09-11-2012, 13:00
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Blimey!! still id rather go with amazon at least you get the things on time
Yeah but at 9.97 i may aswell had buy it in the shop for 10.00
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Old 09-11-2012, 13:30
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I don't know how HMV are still open, I've never seen an entertainment store with prices as high as they have, I used to pre-order everything from HMV and it was always delivered early too but now they don't deliver in time for the release date, let alone early. I've since changed to a different store to buy my Music and Movies from
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Old 09-11-2012, 13:35
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I don't know how HMV are still open, I've never seen an entertainment store with prices as high as they have, I used to pre-order everything from HMV and it was always delivered early too but now they don't deliver in time for the release date, let alone early. I've since changed to a different store to buy my Music and Movies from
They have good sale offers in the one I used to go to (it`s closed recently ,strangely there`s another HMV about 5 minutes away that opens a lot later and seems `swankier`-- that`s still open).
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Old 09-11-2012, 13:37
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HMV are bugging me at the minute. High prices and all the jewel cases with the CDs I've bought recently have been ruined by the security sticker tags they have - nightmare to get it off without scratching or ruining the case. Tried pretty much all the usual tricks - using the sticker to peel the residue off, baby wipes.. neither really worked and now my CD cases are scratched, sticky (which causes them to stick to other CDs on the shelf) and so on. Never used to have that problem with them until the last few months but that's my OCD side coming out. Might start ordering elsewhere now though with the likes of Amazon, Play.

I`ve had that problem,they stick to other CDS if you pile them on top of each other,I`ve actually broken cases.
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