Another one bites the dust…..#retail #HMV #highstreet #tragic #unemployment #sad

So we witness the demise of yet another high street name to the great ‘internet revolution’


HMV (Photo credit: Leo Reynolds)

HMV today called in the administrators, hot on the heels of Jessops, the photographic retailer.

So now what?

We are all responsible, we are all guilty, we’ve all done it, looked at the products in store on the High Street, scanned the barcode and then checked the price at Amazon on our smartphones and bypassed the enthusiastic, helpful and attentive staff in favour of the cheaper deal.

What could HMV or Jessops have done to avoid the demise. In the face of the internet giant Amazon (the moral tax issue) and new technology, not a lot it would seem. Many others will suffer as a result, landlords on the High Street, the tax payer (more unemployment benefit), local councils (parking fees and fines) coffee shops etc etc…

It remains to be seen what will happen next, now that we can’t ask advice anymore or touch the product before we buy it.

Common sense don’t be a high street retailer without it.

  1. February 7, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    Mary Portas? Give us strength!

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