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Suffolk: Your reactions to the HMV collapse

18:03 15 January 2013

HMV store in Bury St Edmunds. HMV has offically gone into administration putting 4,000 jobs at risk country wide.

HMV store in Bury St Edmunds. HMV has offically gone into administration putting 4,000 jobs at risk country wide.


AFTER news of HMV calling in the administrators today we asked for your reactions.


You responded on social media sites Facebook and Twitter and here are your reactions.

On Twitter GlassBox Media told us: “A difficult one. Is it the rise of online shopping or iTunes. It’s sad to see close but are we to fault with shopping online?”

Dave Love told us: “#HMV collapse predictable - shops can’t compete with online sales & downloads. HMV online is often more expensive than competitors.”

Dom Castle asked “Maybe an opportunity for the niche independents to get a toe-hold back in the High Street?”

On Facebook Tony Strowger jewellers said: “So so sad. It is tough out there.”

Steffan Janzen told us: “Jesus christ HMV, COMET, COOP, CLINTON CARDS gone in ipswich town centre and many small businesses like me too are almost finished.”

Sharon Hawes said: “Bury is looking bare already :-((((”

FolkEast Ltd added: “Such a shame. Lovely to browse in a shop! We must try to keep using our local shops etc. Once they’re gone, they’re gone :(”

There are HMV stores in Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds and Colchester. Tell us how you feel about this news in the comments below.



  • cheaper online these days i'm afraid

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    BlipThePeanut's Dad

    Tuesday, January 15, 2013

  • WOW - the EADT has actually published some comments!!!!!!!!!

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    G C

    Tuesday, January 15, 2013

  • Its not just "cesspit" Ipswich is broken britan. charging £13.99 for an album when you can buy it online for £7.99 is a no brainer really. I would cost you £3.60 return on the buss or the same to part so it actually costs you £17.59 ! I will still order all my stuff online like I did at Christimas.

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    the opinion man

    Tuesday, January 15, 2013

  • I can't say I'm surprised that most of my politely worded topical posts are censored when they don't happen to coincide with the views of the paper yet the censor sees nothing wrong with printing the expression "J. Christ"! Spect you'll censor this one now!!

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    Sarky Sage

    Tuesday, January 15, 2013

  • When Virgin was in the town I often bought from there. Always found what I wanted and more, but with HMV I never found what I wanted. A poor set up and poor service all round. No surprise then.

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    Thursday, January 17, 2013

  • That's life - they failed to adapt and basically tried to rip people off wherever they could. Their pricing on some items was awful and they never seemed to realise who they were competing with - poor management really.

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    Wednesday, January 16, 2013

  • Of course prices are cheaper when you buy online from companies that employ tax avoidance techniques, and who’s "head office" is a single room with a single accountant in a tax haven country. Buy online and support the tax evader, or buy in town and support the tax payer, as consumers the choice is yours. You make the difference as to whether there are jobs for the people in the shops, or for the manwoman in the office in Liechtenstein.

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    Simon Twomey

    Tuesday, January 15, 2013

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