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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    On the plus side we now have the internet where we can talk bollocks about music and hi-fi to people who are actually interested as opposed to boring the pants off of family and friends...

    I'd never have the system I have now if it wasn't for the internet. Nor would we have had all the meet ups and bake offs and so forth. I've met a lot of good friends via this site. So there's an up side to it as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stratmangler View Post
    As folk are bemoaning the woes of HMV, I wonder how much they've spent in HMV in just the last 12 months.
    Personally I have spent around 150.00 on CDs and LP records.

    I'm including stuff that I've bought from FOPP too, as they're owned by the same company.
    This year I think I have only spent about 50 on a couple of LPs. Sadly HMV no longer have the range of items that interest me.
    Have you listened to this month's choice in the Album Club?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stratmangler View Post
    This is the first time I've heard this rag tag bunch of misfits and miscreants described as an asset
    Well, maybe I was talking it up a little...
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    I haven't counted but I guess I've spent over 250 at HMV this year. They've sold me records from Sleep's "Holy Mountain" to Dusty Springfield's "Dusty In Memphis" and CDs from King Tubby's "The Dub Master" to Lana Del Ray's "Ultraviolence". And some 2018 releases...

    The experience of buying an album is part of my engagement with it. Like when I was young...the saving up, the bus into town, the browsing through the racks from A to Z...it all enhances the experience in a faintly similar way to going to a gig. I just can't accept that clicking a mouse and taking a steer from an algorithm - I AM NOT EVERYONE ELSE! - is part of being into music. I can recall how I bought many of my physical album purchases but very few of the online ones.

    And I love the smell of protective record sleeves...

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    only bought 1 record from hmv since they reformed. their site wasnt great and prices no better and often worse than Juno or Amazon. Juno being my favorite supplier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete The Cat View Post
    IThe experience of buying an album is part of my engagement with it. Like when I was young...the saving up, the bus into town, the browsing through the racks from A to Z...it all enhances the experience in a faintly similar way to going to a gig. I just can't accept that clicking a mouse and taking a steer from an algorithm - I AM NOT EVERYONE ELSE! - is part of being into music. I can recall how I bought many of my physical album purchases but very few of the online ones.

    And I love the smell of protective record sleeves...
    I completely agree, but there are far better places than HIV [sorry, HMV] to buy vinyl, namely privately-owned independent record shops [seek and you'll find some near you], where the shopping experience you (rightly) love will be *so* much better!!

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    But all the privately-owned independant record shops near me closed down years ago. There is only HMV, and it was HMV that pushed said little shops, and not so little shops such as Our Price, out of business in the first place!
    Have you listened to this month's choice in the Album Club?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    But all the privately-owned independant record shops near me closed down years ago...
    Well that's your fault for living 'darn sarf'!

    There are still plenty up here; two I can think of in Wrexham! Never mind Chester, Liverpool or Manchester..... Come to think of it, there are about four in Shrewsbury!

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    none around here that i know of. will be a few in the cities but i aint traveling all that way when i can let my fingers do the traveling.. got plenty vinyl here i can smell
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    Default Record shops for Bazza, A.K.A 'Mr Magoo'....

    Oh looksee here, and in Chelmsford, too:

    https://www.intenserecords.com/home.html

    And this one's even in Great Baddow!!! http://www.vinylrevolutions.co.uk/ Shop, here: http://www.vinylrevolutions.co.uk/shop



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