Basildon HMV to close

Echo: Basildon HMV to close Basildon HMV to close

Basildon's HMV will close in the next six to eight weeks.

The store in the Eastgate Centre is going to close after Deloitte announced that a further 37 stores will shut at the loss of more than 450 jobs.

The administrators said they expected all the staff at Basildon's HMV to be made redundant.

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2:27pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Steve H says...

What will happen to Waterstones?
What will happen to Waterstones? Steve H

2:41pm Wed 20 Feb 13

evilsnakes5 says...

Truly sad to see them go.
Loved walking around the branch.
Yet another victim of the recession.
And Amazon. Most of my music collection came from this branch.
I only hope they find another store for Waterstones.
Truly sad to see them go. Loved walking around the branch. Yet another victim of the recession. And Amazon. Most of my music collection came from this branch. I only hope they find another store for Waterstones. evilsnakes5

3:03pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Carnabackable says...

Sign of the times, who in their right mind is going to fork out all that cash for a cd
Sign of the times, who in their right mind is going to fork out all that cash for a cd Carnabackable

3:47pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Audioman says...

Why are the rents too high for them then
Why are the rents too high for them then Audioman

4:00pm Wed 20 Feb 13

How-ironic says...

Was anyone able to get past those lumps outside
Was anyone able to get past those lumps outside How-ironic

4:08pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Boyracer_1991 says...

Carnabackable wrote:
Sign of the times, who in their right mind is going to fork out all that cash for a cd
Ever heard of shoplifting?
[quote][p][bold]Carnabackable[/bold] wrote: Sign of the times, who in their right mind is going to fork out all that cash for a cd[/p][/quote]Ever heard of shoplifting? Boyracer_1991

4:58pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Rainbowman says...

people would rather download illegaly, they would rather download mp3 which does not even closely match the quality of the cd. they ghetto that is Basildon have loads of jobless no gooders ruining the local town.
people would rather download illegaly, they would rather download mp3 which does not even closely match the quality of the cd. they ghetto that is Basildon have loads of jobless no gooders ruining the local town. Rainbowman

5:10pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Cosmo Spring says...

Steve H wrote:
What will happen to Waterstones?
I went down there today after reading that the Bas HMV is to close on the BBC website and spoke to one of the chaps from Waterstones there. He assured me they are nowt to do with HMV and that maybe they'll find other premises in the town but at the moment they are in the dark over the situation
[quote][p][bold]Steve H[/bold] wrote: What will happen to Waterstones?[/p][/quote]I went down there today after reading that the Bas HMV is to close on the BBC website and spoke to one of the chaps from Waterstones there. He assured me they are nowt to do with HMV and that maybe they'll find other premises in the town but at the moment they are in the dark over the situation Cosmo Spring

5:49pm Wed 20 Feb 13

black jack ketchum says...

The shop that waterstones moved from is now vacant so maybe a move back there is in order
The shop that waterstones moved from is now vacant so maybe a move back there is in order black jack ketchum

6:24pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Cosmo Spring says...

black jack ketchum wrote:
The shop that waterstones moved from is now vacant so maybe a move back there is in order
I think they'd be better off looking at a unit outside of the Eastgate Mall, they might be cheaper to lease/rent


Had a thought about the loss of HMV - now there's only Wal-Mart to buy music from (unless they've stopped doing it too) where there was once Downtown, Parrot, Kelley's, Godfrey's, W H Smith, Woolies and the bloke on the market with the Trevor Bolder style sidies
[quote][p][bold]black jack ketchum[/bold] wrote: The shop that waterstones moved from is now vacant so maybe a move back there is in order[/p][/quote]I think they'd be better off looking at a unit outside of the Eastgate Mall, they might be cheaper to lease/rent Had a thought about the loss of HMV - now there's only Wal-Mart to buy music from (unless they've stopped doing it too) where there was once Downtown, Parrot, Kelley's, Godfrey's, W H Smith, Woolies and the bloke on the market with the Trevor Bolder style sidies Cosmo Spring

12:22am Thu 21 Feb 13

Devils Advocate says...

Rainbowman wrote:
people would rather download illegaly, they would rather download mp3 which does not even closely match the quality of the cd. they ghetto that is Basildon have loads of jobless no gooders ruining the local town.
You spelt running wrong mate! Oh and whilst you are taking the "P" out of Basildon remember, it was not Basildon that created the new town, neither is Basildon a ghetto (yet)
As for jobless, when a new town is built with loads of industries included, and then the people whose responsibility it is to sell the goods and keep us all gainfully employed in those industries prove they haven't a clue how to design nor make anything worth while, only how to leech the money out of those factories, what else do you expect?
The workforce didn't design short life rust buckets, our management teams supposedly saw to that. You all took the mick out of the Citroen deck chair on wheels. The French now build better family cars than we ever dreamt of. And they have stronger unions that us. It is no wonder De Gaulle didn't want us in their common market.
Management, There's hardly a one could plan a drinking session in Watneys! No wonder they keep looking for a scapegoat!
[quote][p][bold]Rainbowman[/bold] wrote: people would rather download illegaly, they would rather download mp3 which does not even closely match the quality of the cd. they ghetto that is Basildon have loads of jobless no gooders ruining the local town.[/p][/quote]You spelt running wrong mate! Oh and whilst you are taking the "P" out of Basildon remember, it was not Basildon that created the new town, neither is Basildon a ghetto (yet) As for jobless, when a new town is built with loads of industries included, and then the people whose responsibility it is to sell the goods and keep us all gainfully employed in those industries prove they haven't a clue how to design nor make anything worth while, only how to leech the money out of those factories, what else do you expect? The workforce didn't design short life rust buckets, our management teams supposedly saw to that. You all took the mick out of the Citroen deck chair on wheels. The French now build better family cars than we ever dreamt of. And they have stronger unions that us. It is no wonder De Gaulle didn't want us in their common market. Management, There's hardly a one could plan a drinking session in Watneys! No wonder they keep looking for a scapegoat! Devils Advocate

8:37am Thu 21 Feb 13

AndyBSG says...

Rainbowman wrote:
people would rather download illegaly, they would rather download mp3 which does not even closely match the quality of the cd. they ghetto that is Basildon have loads of jobless no gooders ruining the local town.
Shows how ill informed you are...

You can download MP3 at different qualities and if you use a lossless format such as WMA you'll lose no quality at all.
[quote][p][bold]Rainbowman[/bold] wrote: people would rather download illegaly, they would rather download mp3 which does not even closely match the quality of the cd. they ghetto that is Basildon have loads of jobless no gooders ruining the local town.[/p][/quote]Shows how ill informed you are... You can download MP3 at different qualities and if you use a lossless format such as WMA you'll lose no quality at all. AndyBSG

3:04pm Thu 21 Feb 13

Carnabackable says...

Need a book? go to a library, need some music - download it....
Need a book? go to a library, need some music - download it.... Carnabackable

9:23pm Thu 21 Feb 13

Rainbowman says...

lol if you read the comment again...ruining is the correct word you fool..Basildon is a ghetto, compared to other towns in Essex.
I have lived there all my life.
AndyBSG: people do not care about the different formats, they download Mp3 as its easier and they dont need to do much. which pretty much sums peoples attitudes to life to date.
lol if you read the comment again...ruining is the correct word you fool..Basildon is a ghetto, compared to other towns in Essex. I have lived there all my life. AndyBSG: people do not care about the different formats, they download Mp3 as its easier and they dont need to do much. which pretty much sums peoples attitudes to life to date. Rainbowman

9:03am Fri 22 Feb 13

Carnabackable says...

Wall Mart will be next, watch this space..
They have just announced massive profit losses, all part of the global decline in non important goods
Wall Mart will be next, watch this space.. They have just announced massive profit losses, all part of the global decline in non important goods Carnabackable

1:25pm Fri 22 Feb 13

Cosmo Spring says...

AndyBSG wrote:
Rainbowman wrote:
people would rather download illegaly, they would rather download mp3 which does not even closely match the quality of the cd. they ghetto that is Basildon have loads of jobless no gooders ruining the local town.
Shows how ill informed you are...

You can download MP3 at different qualities and if you use a lossless format such as WMA you'll lose no quality at all.
doesn't make much difference if you're walking down the road listening to it on your phone though I wouldn't think....
[quote][p][bold]AndyBSG[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rainbowman[/bold] wrote: people would rather download illegaly, they would rather download mp3 which does not even closely match the quality of the cd. they ghetto that is Basildon have loads of jobless no gooders ruining the local town.[/p][/quote]Shows how ill informed you are... You can download MP3 at different qualities and if you use a lossless format such as WMA you'll lose no quality at all.[/p][/quote]doesn't make much difference if you're walking down the road listening to it on your phone though I wouldn't think.... Cosmo Spring

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