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Old 16-02-2013, 23:08
saintsebastien1
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I went in to my nearest HMV store in Maidstone yesterday, and I was happy to see they have started selling pre-owned CDs and DVDs... Is this a new idea they are introducing to stores (that didn't sell them already) to gain better sales?

Needless to say, I picked up some great albums for a quid each!

Hardcore Dance '92
Junior Senior - D-d-d-don't Stop the Beat
The Wanted (Deluxe Edition Debut album)

My mother also bought Bon Jovi - Crush for a 1 too
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Old 16-02-2013, 23:12
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Yeah i got 'Honeyz' album for a quid and as sad as it sounds 'Cleopatra' album for a quid too! I couldnt not buy it as i wanted it as a kid but never got it and for a quid .....
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Old 17-02-2013, 00:50
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I did not know they sold pre-owned DVD's and CD's? I would have thought all of their products were brand new.
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Old 17-02-2013, 08:33
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Well i thought i'd never see the day.

How time's change.

All the years i used to walk aroung HMV looking but not buying due to their rip off prices.
Now selling seconds.

Shame most are closing but there were always places on the highstreet where i could buy cheaper.

I will be visiting now though looking for a bargin.
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Old 17-02-2013, 09:17
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My local HMV has been shut down, I would have liked them to do this.
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Old 17-02-2013, 11:14
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They were doing this for a while before the present administration. If you brought in saleable used CDs, they gave you money off your purchases.
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Old 17-02-2013, 11:47
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Not sure about this. I can't see how this will improve HMV's long-term prospects for exactly the same reason that everyone says HMV is finished anyway: you can already buy second-hand CDs cheaper online. I'd rather they sorted out their business as a specialist music and films retailer and left the second-hand market to people who specialise in that side of the business.
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Old 17-02-2013, 12:39
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I traded in a load of DVDs and CDs at HMV for store credit last October, when they were offering 1 per item. I had a right carry on getting served.

"Half the staff are off sick, and we haven't got time to check your discs. Come back tomorrow." was their first response.

Next day I phoned them up before going to the store. I was told it would be alright to trade stuff in. I get there only to be told that they aren't accepting any trade-ins because they're too busy. It's 11am, there are very few customers about, and nobody waiting to get served. I explain about my phone call and the name of the guy who answered. The assistant fetches someone senior, who says, "We haven't got time for this." I have the same conversation. He goes away and presumably talks with the guy who answered the phone. He comes back angry, takes my discs, and starts checking the discs on the floor! He was in a right old mood. He rejected some of them for minor scratches and fingerprints. Just left them on the floor. The rest he plonked on the counter, and stalked off speechless with anger, while someone else finally served me.

That was in one of the stores that isn't closing.
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Old 17-02-2013, 15:59
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I've bought loads recently. My local store sell them for 2 but thats still a bargain! ones i got;

Travis - The Invisible Band
Usher - Confessions
Norah Jones - Come Away With Me
Darkness - Permission to Land
James Morrison - Undiscovered
Jack Johnson - In Between Dreams
Now 34 & 35
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Old 17-02-2013, 16:23
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Can you use your vouchers?
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Old 17-02-2013, 18:13
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I didn't know HMV were doing this. The only place I have seen them doing this is in Poundland. But I think it was only cd's and not DVD's.?
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Old 17-02-2013, 19:15
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They started doing this probably a year ago now. But it's bloody stupid. The branches I've been into all have absolute crap in there. There's no quality control. My local one (which is now closing down..) has about 100 90s CD singles in there for 2 each. Nobody in their right mind is going to want to buy any of them.

That's Entertainment are doing this much better probably because they don't just buy any old rubbish and they pay less for them - about 30p each.
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Old 17-02-2013, 21:48
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They started doing this probably a year ago now. But it's bloody stupid. The branches I've been into all have absolute crap in there. There's no quality control. My local one (which is now closing down..) has about 100 90s CD singles in there for 2 each. Nobody in their right mind is going to want to buy any of them.

That's Entertainment are doing this much better probably because they don't just buy any old rubbish and they pay less for them - about 30p each.
I agree. HMV should remain as a store that provides first hand stock but sell at more reasonable prices, or at least prices that reflect the modern era as opposed to twelve years ago.
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