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    Sorry if this is old news, but ... just noticed that HMV are pushing classic album product on vinyl (Nirvana, NWA, Winehouse) along with Crosley turntables in an classy TV ad campaign. Weird. 'Vinyls' are now bizarrely mainstream. Think I may have to get out of the game and pick up a more interesting niche hobby, like unearthing Coptic manuscripts or something ....

  • #2
    Just checked their website and they have a grand total of 100 Lps on offer.

    Serious about Vinyl
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    • #3
      Complaining about HMV's commitment to vinyl is like complaining that shit smells bad. True but unenlightening.
      Enthusiastic vagueness passes for scholarship in the twilight world of the disc-jockey.

      John Peel

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      • #4
        they have loads of vinyl in my local HMV.
        all massively expensive.
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        • #5
          I saw that ad too !!! Really pushing vinyl ? I know why we like vinyl but don't get why they are pushing it - am I missing something ?
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          • #6
            Originally posted by pH View Post
            I saw that ad too !!! Really pushing vinyl ? I know why we like vinyl but don't get why they are pushing it - am I missing something ?
            Desperation on the part of the industry. Nobody wants CDs, fewer people downloading with folk now preferring to stream their music thus generating zilch revenue for the fatcats. The price of vinyl has rocketed - at least as far as material released by the three major companies is concerned. It's a desperate last-ditch attempt to claw back some dosh, however small the market for vinyl actually is in reality.
            Drastically reduced to 72p

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            • #7
              I´m not so cynical.
              I was in the FNAC store in Madrid at the weekend. There´s an entire vinyl section where there were previously a couple of racks, and you can fill your boots with classic rock and jazz reissues if you´re willing to pay the price. Plenty of folks browsing, too, and not all them had full beards or even penises.

              Also I don´t think it´s that expensive. €20-25 for a decent package isn´t that bad - vinyl´s always been fairly expensive.

              We´ll know that vinyl´s really back when Primark start stocking budget lps of Adele cover versions.
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              • #8
                last time I was in HMV I had to wait for three women to finish going through the soundtrack section, I also saw a 13 year old boy clutching nevermind on vinyl. it was all rather nice, until I got in the soundtrack box and saw Jurassic park double vinyl for £43.99!
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Paul-K View Post
                  last time I was in HMV I had to wait for three women to finish going through the soundtrack section, I also saw a 13 year old boy clutching nevermind on vinyl.
                  This is a good thing

                  Originally posted by Paul-K View Post
                  Jurassic park double vinyl for £43.99!
                  This is a bad thing
                  ...if in doubt consult your dealer.

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                  • #10
                    The main problem with HMV getting heavily involved with Vinyl again is how much of their stock they get on sale or return that just sits there unsold which could sell all day long in an independent shop. There's been titles (particularly in the months just before and after RSD) that we have sold out of and that we are unable to restock as all the stock has gone to HMV.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Paul-K View Post
                      until I got in the soundtrack box and saw Jurassic park double vinyl for £43.99!
                      Get with it man! There's only one dinosaur in the store and it's you daddio!
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                      • #12
                        well if HMV disappoint there are always London's secret record shops
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                        • #13
                          Problem with HMV is they just let it sit and sit and hardly if ever reduce it (if anything I've seen them up price albums that have been restocked) from what I've seen. In one of my local ones they've just installed a new vinyl section which is so straight its always collapsing on people, lots of records with crushed corners for 24.99 and all in a completely random order last time I was in!
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                          • #14
                            A thirteen year old rushed up to my table at the last record fair I did excited to grab a reissue of Odyssey and oracle at the front... this surprised me.

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                            • #15
                              I wish I had taste like that at such an age!

                              Originally posted by francozola0 View Post
                              A thirteen year old rushed up to my table at the last record fair I did excited to grab a reissue of Odyssey and oracle at the front... this surprised me.
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