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Old 09-14-04, 10:03 AM
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20% off everything Last HMV in USA closing in NYC

HMV on 5th Ave and 46th Street is closing. Everything is 20% off except items already on sale. Not a great deal for DVDs yet but they have a great selection of imported CDs , which at 20% is pretty good. I really liked browsing in this store and will miss it.
Old 09-14-04, 10:38 AM
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Hmm...would they happen to have today's new releases there, or did they stop ordering new stuff? I didn't know this was the only HMV left in the country.
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Each of the other NYC stores that closed followed the same pattern: start at 20% off, after a week go to 30% off, and then a week or two later go to 40% off. The discount never went above 40%, but of course at that time they had other stores in the city where they could dump the leftovers.
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The one in Boston went out of business a few months ago, but they never got past 40% off before they shut for good. The problem with even 40% off is that virtually everything there is list price so it still wasn't great, unless it was something obscure that is rarely discounted.
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Stock appears to be fairly low as even before sale started they closed the Jazz section downstairs and combined Jazz and Classical music sections. Going out of business sales are always a gamble between waiting for price to go down further and not getting something you want . All depends on how badly you want something. I agree this is best for something rare like an OP
Criterion or Disney DVD . Anything generally available is probably cheaper at DDD or one of the other websites. Still it is fun to look
for an unexpected bargain.
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The last few times they closed down stores, I did manage to pick up some $40 Criterions for $24 (when it hit 40% off) - but after the recent DDD sales, even that isn't as satisfying as it used to be.
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too bad about HMV closing their last store. though they didn't have the best prices, their imports selection was fairly good, and it was a good alternative to Virgin. i'll stop by during the week to help them out.
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Sadly I know one of the DJ's there who is now out of a job
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that's too bad. hmv is huge is UK and Asia. their US retail prices are high though.
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Wow. I used to go to this one all the time. But yeah...prices wayyyy too high at MOST hmv's. Have to cruise by there this weekend.
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Discount now up to 30% - and I still didn'yt buy anything. Once you add sales tax (.0865%), the total is about the same or more than I'd pay online for almost anything there. I suppose it's ok if you want some instant gratification, but I'll wait until it hits 40% before grabbing a few titles.
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Do they have a good assortment of titles to pick from?
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Originally posted by *RG3*
Do they have a good assortment of titles to pick from?
Fairly decent selection still, though the "mature" section looked pretty bare (no pun intended ).

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