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Old 06-24-07, 08:43 AM
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HipHopSite.com retail store closing

I got this e-mail a few days ago:

HIPHOPSITE RETAIL STORE CLOSING; 30% OFF YOUR ENTIRE ORDER!

With the 5-year lease for HipHopSite's retail store ending next month, we were at a crossroads. Do we renew the lease for another 5 years and continue to face the steady decline of the music retail industry? Or do we take things in a bold new direction?

The decision we have come to is this. HipHopSite will be re-launched in the coming weeks as a 100% exclusive DIGITIAL DOWNLOAD site (yeah, you will be able to download stuff for your MP3 player). In the meantime, you can still come here to get your usual news, reviews, and interviews like always, but we are phasing out the mail order retail end of it completely.

But in order to do that, we've got to clean this place out - and we need your help! So, starting NOW, all orders placed online and all walk-in customers to our Maryland Parkway store, will receive 30% off their entire order (before shipping).

We will not be bringing any new stock in or restocking old items, however in the coming weeks we will be adding plenty of used vinyl to the online store catalog (that is, the stuff that doesn't sell out locally in this huge sale). Any backordered items, TBA'd items, or out of stocks will be credited back (including all backorders for J. Dilla's "Jay Love Japan"). Please note, when checking out, your order total on your HipHopSite invoice will appear as normal, but the 30% will be taken off the total before shipping when your credit card is charged.

Thanks for your support all of these years, and we look forward to serving you DIGITIALLY in the next movement. Peace.

- HipHopSite Crew
This really saddens me, as I've been buying stuff from them since the 90's. They always had great exclusives and promos (mix CDs, t-shirts, bonus discs, etc.).

And I'm not thrilled that they're going to be a digital-only presence. Yeah yeah, it's the future and all, but I'm one of those dinosaurs (at age 31) who still prefers a physical copy of my music. And I'd be even more down if I still DJed, as HHS always had a great stock of vinyl.

I just placed an order about a week before the announcement, so I didn't get the discount. But to their credit, one of the CDs that I ordered was out of stock, so they refunded that portion of my order AND included the second volume of that particular CD series at no extra charge. Gotta love their service.

I'll have to browse their store one last time and take advantage of the discount.

(Mods, move this to the store/hot deals forums, if you wish. I just thought that most who'd be interested would be lurking in music talk.)
Old 06-25-07, 03:03 PM
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I have also ordered many times from them and like you, much prefer physical copies of music. I'm not at all interested in buying music digitally. Hell, I don't even download music for free cause I'd rather own it on CD.
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OH man, it's that bad....

I loved getting free swag from them, signed posters/cds / tee shirts. Man I'm gonna miss that spot....
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Since I live in Las Vegas, I've visited the store on Maryland Parkway many, many times. It is such a cool place. The folks there have little to no attitude...just a bunch of people hanging around bullshitting about hip hop. With the loss of Big B's, HipHopSite, Virgin Megastore, and Tower, Las Vegas' only remaining record store is Zia. Hope that sticks around for a while.
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Originally Posted by Gdrlv
Since I live in Las Vegas, I've visited the store on Maryland Parkway many, many times. It is such a cool place. The folks there have little to no attitude...just a bunch of people hanging around bullshitting about hip hop. With the loss of Big B's, HipHopSite, Virgin Megastore, and Tower, Las Vegas' only remaining record store is Zia. Hope that sticks around for a while.
I would bet good money Zia doesn't last that long either. I honestly don't know how that places stays in business. Everytime I'm in there, there's maybe four or five other customers tops.

Let's face it, Vegas sucks for music. We can't even get any decent concerts here, let alone record stores.
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Looks like I'll have to pick up my Scarface T-shirts and baggy drawers elsewhere. Damn the luck!
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The discount is up to 40% now.

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