Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Follow us on   
Search   
Forum Home Register for Free! Log In Moderator Tickets FAQ Users Online

RE: Another one bites the dust

 
Logged in as: Guest
  Printable Version
All Forums >> [On Another Note...] >> News and Hot Topics >> RE: Another one bites the dust Page: <<   < prev  3 4 5 [6] 7   next >   >>
Login
Message << Older Topic   Newer Topic >>
RE: Another one bites the dust - 7/2/2013 4:31:39 PM   
elab49


Posts: 54624
Joined: 1/10/2005
I think the center of Glasgow and Clydebank/East Kilbride are OK - it's really just the out of town shopping centres that have gone. Also, Fopp in Glasgow and Edinburgh hasn't been mentioned yet. 

_____________________________

Lips Together and Blow - blogtasticness and Glasgow Film Festival GFF13!

quote:

ORIGINAL: Deviation] LIKE AMERICA'S SWEETHEARTS TOO. IT MADE ME LAUGH A LOT AND THOUGHT IT WAS WITTY. ALSO I FEEL SLOWLY DYING INSIDE. I KEEP AGREEING WITH ELAB.


Annual Poll 2013 - All Lists Welcome

(in reply to Shifty Bench)
Post #: 151
RE: Another one bites the dust - 7/2/2013 6:46:29 PM   
Scruffybobby

 

Posts: 4358
Joined: 30/9/2005
From: My House
Saddened that all of the Edinburgh stores are closing (as well as all of the others). The Princes St store going is a blow. Also pleasantly surprised that the Livingston branch (my local) is surviving - for now anyway.

_____________________________

"You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it." - Robin Williams

(in reply to elab49)
Post #: 152
RE: Another one bites the dust - 7/2/2013 7:22:11 PM   
steffols


Posts: 7689
Joined: 3/10/2005
From: Jungleland

quote:

ORIGINAL: Scruffybobby

Saddened that all of the Edinburgh stores are closing (as well as all of the others). The Princes St store going is a blow. Also pleasantly surprisedthat the Livingston branch(my local) is surviving - for now anyway.


Your local is Livi? You must be from round my way!

_____________________________

It's midnight in Manhattan, this is no time to get cute, it's a mad dog's promenade,
So walk tall, or baby don't walk at all.

(in reply to Scruffybobby)
Post #: 153
RE: Another one bites the dust - 7/2/2013 8:29:00 PM   
Super Hans


Posts: 2402
Joined: 30/9/2005
From: Watford
Very sad news for all those folks losing their jobs.

On a slightly selfish note, gutted they're closing the Watford branch - that's me quite out of easy reach of one now. I'm surprised they're shutting it to be honest - I think the Harlequin is one of the major shopping centres in Hertfordshire and given they're also closing the St Albans one, I'd imagine you'd have to go quite some distance to get to one now - either steel yourself for central London or a trip to Milton Keynes!

With our Waterstones also now gone, I'm finding it hard to think of reasons to visit my local town centre!

_____________________________

"Its staring at you in the face Mark, there's only one more sex to try..."

(in reply to elab49)
Post #: 154
RE: Another one bites the dust - 7/2/2013 8:45:53 PM   
paulyboy


Posts: 2597
Joined: 30/9/2005
quote:

ORIGINAL: Super Hans

Very sad news for all those folks losing their jobs.

On a slightly selfish note, gutted they're closing the Watford branch - that's me quite out of easy reach of one now. I'm surprised they're shutting it to be honest - I think the Harlequin is one of the major shopping centres in Hertfordshire and given they're also closing the St Albans one, I'd imagine you'd have to go quite some distance to get to one now - either steel yourself for central London or a trip to Milton Keynes!

With our Waterstones also now gone, I'm finding it hard to think of reasons to visit my local town centre!


The Hemel Hempstead one isn't far from the Watford store (well, compared to London or Milton Keyenes), although it's half the size.


< Message edited by paulyboy -- 7/2/2013 8:47:53 PM >


_____________________________

"Pain heals, chicks dig scars, glory lasts forever!"

(in reply to Super Hans)
Post #: 155
RE: Another one bites the dust - 7/2/2013 8:56:06 PM   
Super Hans


Posts: 2402
Joined: 30/9/2005
From: Watford

quote:

ORIGINAL: paulyboy

quote:

ORIGINAL: Super Hans

Very sad news for all those folks losing their jobs.

On a slightly selfish note, gutted they're closing the Watford branch - that's me quite out of easy reach of one now. I'm surprised they're shutting it to be honest - I think the Harlequin is one of the major shopping centres in Hertfordshire and given they're also closing the St Albans one, I'd imagine you'd have to go quite some distance to get to one now - either steel yourself for central London or a trip to Milton Keynes!

With our Waterstones also now gone, I'm finding it hard to think of reasons to visit my local town centre!


The Hemel Hempstead one isn't far from the Watford store (well, compared to London or Milton Keyenes), although it's half the size.



Ah, OK I forgot about Hemel for shopping, never been! Is it any good for shopping compared to Watford?


_____________________________

"Its staring at you in the face Mark, there's only one more sex to try..."

(in reply to paulyboy)
Post #: 156
RE: Another one bites the dust - 7/2/2013 9:19:20 PM   
Rebenectomy


Posts: 5629
Joined: 20/1/2008
From: 10-0-11-0-0 by 0-2
In the space of a year, Game and HMV, two stores right next to each other in Belfast Forestside, have closed. If I worked in Wallis, I'd be shitting myself right now.

_____________________________

Body Hair Beautiful: An Armpits for August Special
http://www.lipstogetherandblow.com/2013/07/body-beautiful.html

(in reply to Super Hans)
Post #: 157
RE: Another one bites the dust - 7/2/2013 9:27:06 PM   
superdan


Posts: 8307
Joined: 31/7/2008

quote:

ORIGINAL: Super Hans


quote:

ORIGINAL: paulyboy

quote:

ORIGINAL: Super Hans

Very sad news for all those folks losing their jobs.

On a slightly selfish note, gutted they're closing the Watford branch - that's me quite out of easy reach of one now. I'm surprised they're shutting it to be honest - I think the Harlequin is one of the major shopping centres in Hertfordshire and given they're also closing the St Albans one, I'd imagine you'd have to go quite some distance to get to one now - either steel yourself for central London or a trip to Milton Keynes!

With our Waterstones also now gone, I'm finding it hard to think of reasons to visit my local town centre!


The Hemel Hempstead one isn't far from the Watford store (well, compared to London or Milton Keyenes), although it's half the size.




Ah, OK I forgot about Hemel for shopping, never been! Is it any good for shopping compared to Watford?



I can't imagine wanting an album or film bad enough that I'd consider going to Hemel for it.

(in reply to Super Hans)
Post #: 158
RE: Another one bites the dust - 7/2/2013 10:36:36 PM   
Qwerty Norris


Posts: 4005
Joined: 26/10/2005
From: Edinburgh

quote:

ORIGINAL: elab49

I think the center of Glasgow and Clydebank/East Kilbride are OK - it's really just the out of town shopping centres that have gone. Also, Fopp in Glasgow and Edinburgh hasn't been mentioned yet.


Hopefully they'll pull through. That 1 fopp on Rose Street is worth all the HMV's put together.

_____________________________

Qwerty's Top 10 of 2013 (so far)

1. Zero Dark Thirty
2. No
3. A Hijacking
4. Behind the Candelabra
5. In The Fog
6. Good Vibrations
7. McCullin
8. Beyond the Hills
9. The Place Beyond the Pines
10. Wreck-it Ralph

(in reply to elab49)
Post #: 159
RE: Another one bites the dust - 8/2/2013 9:36:48 AM   
Invader_Ace


Posts: 1588
Joined: 31/7/2008
Scheerers a music shop in Leeds, specialising in Drums has apparently gone in to administration.  Yesterday, the website and the twitter were taken down and the shop boarded up.  Sucks, now where am I going to go to touch those expensive kits?  What especially sucks though is that it has been established 140 plus years.

Bad Times.

(in reply to Qwerty Norris)
Post #: 160
RE: Another one bites the dust - 8/2/2013 10:05:52 AM   
paulyboy


Posts: 2597
Joined: 30/9/2005
quote:

ORIGINAL: Super Hans


Ah, OK I forgot about Hemel for shopping, never been! Is it any good for shopping compared to Watford?



Not really, not anymore at least. Like most High Streets these days it's a mixture of clothes stores, shoe shops & hairdressers, not much else. They do still have a Waterstones mind you. It's shit for shopping compared to Watford on the whole though.

quote:

ORIGINAL: superdan

I can't imagine wanting an album or film bad enough that I'd consider going to Hemel for it.



Shut it, born and raised in Hemel me!

Not quite sure what's happened to Hemel's reputation over the years, ever since the opening of Wally World it seems to have gone down the shitter. Not unfairly mind you, that said, whilst I don't live there myself anymore I'd still take it over some of the surrounding areas like.......(**shudder**).......Luton.

_____________________________

"Pain heals, chicks dig scars, glory lasts forever!"

(in reply to superdan)
Post #: 161
RE: Another one bites the dust - 8/2/2013 10:53:19 AM   
sharkboy


Posts: 6294
Joined: 26/9/2005
From: Belfast
quote:

ORIGINAL: Rebenectomy

In the space of a year, Game and HMV, two stores right next to each other in Belfast Forestside, have closed. If I worked in Wallis, I'd be shitting myself right now.


It's getting to the point where I have no shops left in Forestside in which to pass the hours while my wife browses   At least the Game shop in Connswater has somehow managed to reopen, though having seen the price they're charging for the games and the paucity of stock, I'd be amazed if it manages to remain so.

_____________________________

WWLD?

Every time we think we have measured our capacity to meet a challenge, we look up and we're reminded that that capacity may well be limitless

I left in love, in laughter, and in truth and wherever truth, love and laughter abide, I am there in spirit.

(in reply to Rebenectomy)
Post #: 162
RE: Another one bites the dust - 8/2/2013 11:09:07 AM   
Harry Tuttle


Posts: 8002
Joined: 12/11/2005
From: Sometime in the future.
quote:

ORIGINAL: sharkboy

quote:

ORIGINAL: Rebenectomy

In the space of a year, Game and HMV, two stores right next to each other in Belfast Forestside, have closed. If I worked in Wallis, I'd be shitting myself right now.


It's getting to the point where I have no shops left in Forestside in which to pass the hours while my wife browses   At least the Game shop in Connswater has somehow managed to reopen, though having seen the price they're charging for the games and the paucity of stock, I'd be amazed if it manages to remain so.


The Game closest to me shut down whilst the Gamestation shop opposite stayed open. Then the last time I went there the Gamestation had been rebranded as Game whilst keeping it's Gamestation layout. I found it quite odd because the shop had the essence (ie smell) of Gamestation but the pricing of Game. I can't imagine that combination is going to be a popular one.

The HMV closest to me is staying open so at least I'll continue to have somewhere to browse and not spend any money in when the missus goes shopping.

_____________________________

Acting...Naturaaal

Your knowledge of scientific biological transmogrification is only outmatched by your zest for kung-fu treachery!

Blood Island. So called because it's the exact shape of some blood

(in reply to sharkboy)
Post #: 163
RE: Another one bites the dust - 8/2/2013 11:43:07 AM   
superdan


Posts: 8307
Joined: 31/7/2008

quote:

ORIGINAL: paulyboy
quote:

ORIGINAL: superdan

I can't imagine wanting an album or film bad enough that I'd consider going to Hemel for it.



Shut it, born and raised in Hemel me!

Not quite sure what's happened to Hemel's reputation over the years, ever since the opening of Wally World it seems to have gone down the shitter. Not unfairly mind you, that said, whilst I don't live there myself anymore I'd still take it over some of the surrounding areas like.......(**shudder**).......Luton.


Sorry Just got into the habit of taking the piss out of Hemel as a youngster. Along with Stevenage. And Hatfield. And Welwyn. Luton is too horrific to even contemplate

(in reply to paulyboy)
Post #: 164
RE: Another one bites the dust - 13/2/2013 3:46:34 PM   
Hobbitonlass

 

Posts: 11919
Joined: 30/9/2005
From: Westeros

quote:

ORIGINAL: Super Hans

Very sad news for all those folks losing their jobs.

On a slightly selfish note, gutted they're closing the Watford branch - that's me quite out of easy reach of one now. I'm surprised they're shutting it to be honest - I think the Harlequin is one of the major shopping centres in Hertfordshire

Is it still? I used consider it a major treat to go there in my youth (back when I frequented Baileys!). I thought it had gone the way of Harrow, down

The Uxbridge HMV has survived which I'm pleased about and also the Westfield one.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21442301

Republic has just gone in to administration. My niece (14) gets clothes from there. I thought it was really popular for teenagers.

_____________________________

Come join in the Photo competition http://www.empireonline.com/forum/tm.asp?m=3116407&mpage=1&key=

(in reply to Super Hans)
Post #: 165
RE: Another one bites the dust - 13/2/2013 4:09:00 PM   
Chief


Posts: 7778
Joined: 30/9/2005
From: Banshee

quote:

ORIGINAL: Hobbitonlass


quote:

ORIGINAL: Super Hans

Very sad news for all those folks losing their jobs.

On a slightly selfish note, gutted they're closing the Watford branch - that's me quite out of easy reach of one now. I'm surprised they're shutting it to be honest - I think the Harlequin is one of the major shopping centres in Hertfordshire

Is it still? I used consider it a major treat to go there in my youth (back when I frequented Baileys!). I thought it had gone the way of Harrow, down

The Uxbridge HMV has survived which I'm pleased about and also the Westfield one.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21442301

Republic has just gone in to administration. My niece (14) gets clothes from there. I thought it was really popular for teenagers.


And 31 year old chavs....

(in reply to Hobbitonlass)
Post #: 166
RE: Another one bites the dust - 13/2/2013 4:14:01 PM   
MonsterCat


Posts: 7934
Joined: 24/3/2011
From: St. Albans, Hertfordshire
The HMV in St Albans is getting the chop. : (

The one in Hatfield seems OK, though.

_____________________________

"I am a writer, a doctor, a nuclear physicist and a theoretical philosopher. But above all, I am a man, a hopelessly inquisitive man, just like you."

Films watched in 2013

(in reply to Chief)
Post #: 167
RE: Another one bites the dust - 14/2/2013 12:45:04 PM   
great_badir


Posts: 4662
Joined: 6/10/2005
From: A breaking rope bridge in the middle of the jungle
RE Republic, I've heard rumours (and I must stress, they ARE rumours emanating from one particular store) that New Look are also in a bit of trouble.

If true, it proves that even the previously-thought-of-as-safe clothes shops can be victim to it all.

_____________________________

FAVE FILMS
BO BOMBS

(in reply to MonsterCat)
Post #: 168
RE: Another one bites the dust - 14/2/2013 12:49:34 PM   
Hobbitonlass

 

Posts: 11919
Joined: 30/9/2005
From: Westeros

quote:

ORIGINAL: great_badir

If true, it proves that even the previously-thought-of-as-safe clothes shops can be victim to it all.

Primark?

_____________________________

Come join in the Photo competition http://www.empireonline.com/forum/tm.asp?m=3116407&mpage=1&key=

(in reply to great_badir)
Post #: 169
RE: Another one bites the dust - 14/2/2013 4:35:38 PM   
jediwarrior


Posts: 20016
Joined: 30/9/2005
From: At home eating twiglets

quote:

ORIGINAL: great_badir

RE Republic, I've heard rumours (and I must stress, they ARE rumours emanating from one particular store) that New Look are also in a bit of trouble.
If true, it proves that even the previously-thought-of-as-safe clothes shops can be victim to it all.


I think my girlfriend keeps New Look in business

_____________________________

GAMERTAG: hothtrooper

The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish.

(in reply to great_badir)
Post #: 170
RE: Another one bites the dust - 16/2/2013 12:19:44 PM   
spark1

 

Posts: 7081
Joined: 18/11/2006
hmv back in business-sort of -

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2013/feb/15/hmv-administrators-film-music-releases

(in reply to jediwarrior)
Post #: 171
RE: Another one bites the dust - 16/2/2013 12:22:53 PM   
Hood_Man


Posts: 12192
Joined: 30/9/2005

quote:

ORIGINAL: Hobbitonlass


quote:

ORIGINAL: great_badir

If true, it proves that even the previously-thought-of-as-safe clothes shops can be victim to it all.

Primark?

But... but... where will I get 5 waistcoats & 30p suspenders for Gangster theme night outs??

(in reply to Hobbitonlass)
Post #: 172
RE: Another one bites the dust - 16/2/2013 7:33:04 PM   
sanchia


Posts: 18328
Joined: 3/1/2006
From: Norwich
You wear suspenders? That is an interesting gangster look.

_____________________________

Nothing to see here.



(in reply to Hood_Man)
Post #: 173
RE: Another one bites the dust - 16/2/2013 8:01:19 PM   
Shifty Bench

 

Posts: 15398
Joined: 30/9/2005
From: Land of the Scots

quote:

ORIGINAL: Hobbitonlass


quote:

ORIGINAL: great_badir

If true, it proves that even the previously-thought-of-as-safe clothes shops can be victim to it all.

Primark?


I like some of Primark's stuff. I got this-



and this-


From there (well, I got them for Christmas but I knew where they came from)


_____________________________

Extended Edition Podcast- Episode 46:Threads Of Destiny (Star Wars Fan Film)

(in reply to Hobbitonlass)
Post #: 174
RE: Another one bites the dust - 16/2/2013 9:11:40 PM   
Hood_Man


Posts: 12192
Joined: 30/9/2005

quote:

ORIGINAL: sanchia

You wear suspenders? That is an interesting gangster look.



"YEEEEEAAAAAAAAHHHH!!!"

(in reply to sanchia)
Post #: 175
RE: Another one bites the dust - 20/2/2013 12:56:04 PM   
MonsterCat


Posts: 7934
Joined: 24/3/2011
From: St. Albans, Hertfordshire
http://news.sky.com/story/1054609/hmv-to-close-37-more-stores-with-464-jobs-cut

A further 37 HMV stores are getting the chop, one of which is my nearest branch.

Soul crushing. : (

_____________________________

"I am a writer, a doctor, a nuclear physicist and a theoretical philosopher. But above all, I am a man, a hopelessly inquisitive man, just like you."

Films watched in 2013

(in reply to Hood_Man)
Post #: 176
RE: Another one bites the dust - 20/2/2013 12:58:38 PM   
AxlReznor

 

Posts: 1623
Joined: 2/12/2010
From: Great Britain
Oh thank God. The one in Milton Keynes is staying open. For the time being at least.

(in reply to MonsterCat)
Post #: 177
RE: Another one bites the dust - 20/2/2013 5:50:21 PM   
DancingClown


Posts: 4262
Joined: 8/1/2006
From: The Lot

quote:

ORIGINAL: MonsterCat

http://news.sky.com/story/1054609/hmv-to-close-37-more-stores-with-464-jobs-cut

A further 37 HMV stores are getting the chop, one of which is my nearest branch.

Soul crushing. : (


Yep, same here. Now if I wanna browse in HMV I'll have to spend money on a train journey. Pointless.

_____________________________

Astronomic Tune Boy

'The town knew darkness, and darkness was enough.'

"Storm just bleeewwww me away..."

(in reply to MonsterCat)
Post #: 178
RE: Another one bites the dust - 20/2/2013 9:40:27 PM   
moontheloon


Posts: 6321
Joined: 30/9/2005
From: Birmingham
We're hearing that these will be the last of the store closures, as to close more would be to put the viability of the business at risk. My store thankfully survived both these cuts, but a lot of people we know locally have lost their jobs which is a bit shit.

And if anyone is interested HMV is running 20% off it's Ipads currently. I imagine this is because we want to get out of the technology market, so once they are gone I think that will be it for them.

_____________________________


A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night and in between he does what he wants to do

(in reply to DancingClown)
Post #: 179
RE: Another one bites the dust - 20/2/2013 9:59:54 PM   
Hood_Man


Posts: 12192
Joined: 30/9/2005
My local HMV seems to be safe for now, in fact the HMV's that I semi regularly go to in Wales all appear to be safe.

I can't say I buy much from them though, but it's nice to have a look. I might buy a DVD on Saturday just to support them or something.

(in reply to moontheloon)
Post #: 180
Page:   <<   < prev  3 4 5 [6] 7   next >   >>
All Forums >> [On Another Note...] >> News and Hot Topics >> RE: Another one bites the dust Page: <<   < prev  3 4 5 [6] 7   next >   >>
Jump to:





New Messages No New Messages
Hot Topic w/ New Messages Hot Topic w/o New Messages
Locked w/ New Messages Locked w/o New Messages
 Post New Thread
 Reply to Message
 Post New Poll
 Submit Vote
 Delete My Own Post
 Delete My Own Thread
 Rate Posts


Movie News|Empire Blog|Movie Reviews|Future Films|Features|Video Interviews|Image Gallery|Competitions|Forum|Magazine|Resources
Forum Software © ASPPlayground.NET Advanced Edition 2.4.5 ANSI

0.188