HMV High Wycombe to close

Bucks Free Press: HMV High Wycombe to close HMV High Wycombe to close

HMV High Wycombe will close in the next four to six weeks, the music chain’s administrators have confirmed.

Deloitte announced 37 further HMV stores – including the one in the Eden shopping centre – will be closed, weeks after 66 stores around the country were earmarked for the chop.

Staff from the Wycombe store tweeted today: “It saddens us to announce that we are closing down.

“We would just like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers, old and new, for all support that has been given and we will greatly miss the conversations we have shared with all.

“We will continue to trade until further notice and will of course keep all customers informed and up-to date. Once again, thank you for your continued support #SaveHMV.”

Staff later added they felt for the Eden shopping centre as it will have “more empty stores than occupied ones at this rate”.

Disappointed Wycombe shoppers took to the social media site to bemoan the loss and to offer their support to the store’s staff.

Louise N tweeted: “Gutted for HMV High Wycombe staff - really going to miss the people and the store! Where will I browse random DVDs now?! Good luck guys!”

David Crosby tweeted: “So sad. Good luck to all your staff that will be losing their jobs. Where to buy DVD's when you're gone.”

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1:19pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Cressex Offender says...

David Crosby of The Byrds and CSNY? Or just some random called David Crosby?
David Crosby of The Byrds and CSNY? Or just some random called David Crosby? Cressex Offender
  • Score: 0

1:36pm Wed 20 Feb 13

ivor says...

The closure of HMV in Wycombe is a terrible shame, it was probably one of the few shops in the complex worth visiting.
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The closure of HMV in Wycombe is a terrible shame, it was probably one of the few shops in the complex worth visiting. ~ Have you read Ivor’s blog today? Click on the “Your say” then “Blogs” links at the top of this page. ivor
  • Score: -5

1:45pm Wed 20 Feb 13

fishyfingerz says...

wat have yuo purcahsed recenly in HMV ivor?
wat have yuo purcahsed recenly in HMV ivor? fishyfingerz
  • Score: 4

1:48pm Wed 20 Feb 13

fishyfingerz says...

there must be something wrong with the management of eden wih all the store closures. I appreciate companies go bankrupt bu what about all the stores not gone bankrupt which have abandoned Eden. Surely they should be trying to keep stores in eden, as more stores should lead to a higher footfall should lead to more stores.
there must be something wrong with the management of eden wih all the store closures. I appreciate companies go bankrupt bu what about all the stores not gone bankrupt which have abandoned Eden. Surely they should be trying to keep stores in eden, as more stores should lead to a higher footfall should lead to more stores. fishyfingerz
  • Score: 2

2:24pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Kadoogan says...

There goes the only reason for me ever going into Eden. Perhaps Waterstones, but I don't go there so often now because it is poor compared to the old shop they had in White Hart Street.

I know it is at least partly down to the economy, but Wycombe is absolutely dire for shopping.Women's clothes/shoes, mobile phones, overpriced coffee, pound shops, charity shops, fast food and little else.
There goes the only reason for me ever going into Eden. Perhaps Waterstones, but I don't go there so often now because it is poor compared to the old shop they had in White Hart Street. I know it is at least partly down to the economy, but Wycombe is absolutely dire for shopping.Women's clothes/shoes, mobile phones, overpriced coffee, pound shops, charity shops, fast food and little else. Kadoogan
  • Score: 1

2:53pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Cressex Offender says...

Eden is an appallingly bad shopping centre that's the problem. It was appallingly bad when it was opened. Why would you open a substandard shopping centre when other towns in the area have existing centres which beat it out of sight? What a shameful waste of money. Meanwhile our hospital continues to lose facilities.
Eden is an appallingly bad shopping centre that's the problem. It was appallingly bad when it was opened. Why would you open a substandard shopping centre when other towns in the area have existing centres which beat it out of sight? What a shameful waste of money. Meanwhile our hospital continues to lose facilities. Cressex Offender
  • Score: 1

3:11pm Wed 20 Feb 13

MCarey says...

this is sad news, i enjoyed going in HMV to have a go at the games consoles and i did purchase from there. sorry for the staff.
this is sad news, i enjoyed going in HMV to have a go at the games consoles and i did purchase from there. sorry for the staff. MCarey
  • Score: 0

3:37pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Vince Ives says...

The problem with Eden is the ridiculous rent. That's why HMV's closing, the branch would be profitable if it wasn't so crippled by what it's being charged to be there.
The problem with Eden is the ridiculous rent. That's why HMV's closing, the branch would be profitable if it wasn't so crippled by what it's being charged to be there. Vince Ives
  • Score: 2

4:24pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Slacker says...

Oh well. That is a space for another charity shop who get the bonuses of less rent I suppose?
Oh well. That is a space for another charity shop who get the bonuses of less rent I suppose? Slacker
  • Score: 0

5:43pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Mutley says...

Most shops in Eden sell things which people buy with their disposable income. Very few of the shops sell the necessities of life so when disposable incomes reduce so too do the shops' customer numbers and the amounts spent.
Most shops in Eden sell things which people buy with their disposable income. Very few of the shops sell the necessities of life so when disposable incomes reduce so too do the shops' customer numbers and the amounts spent. Mutley
  • Score: 1

5:59pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Wycomemassive says...

Eden, is by far the worst shopping centre in the southeast, very poor design, a wind tunnel experiance eveytime i have visited, no choice, no atmosphere, no style, NO SHOPS!!
Eden, is by far the worst shopping centre in the southeast, very poor design, a wind tunnel experiance eveytime i have visited, no choice, no atmosphere, no style, NO SHOPS!! Wycomemassive
  • Score: 7

8:43pm Wed 20 Feb 13

demoness the second says...

So what shops do you all want then?
You all say what you don't want.
What DO you want?
So what shops do you all want then? You all say what you don't want. What DO you want? demoness the second
  • Score: 0

8:52pm Wed 20 Feb 13

ivor says...

demoness the second wrote:
So what shops do you all want then?
You all say what you don't want.
What DO you want?
Wycombe needs shops that sell everyday necessities! How about a traditional butcher, or an independent baker? Where can I see and buy a washing machine, TV, vacuum cleaner or a lawnmower in the town centre?
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There are too many large national stores in the complex leaving the local independent traders frozen out.
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This issue has got me so worked up yours truly can feel a blog on this topic coming on....
~
Have you read Ivor’s blog today? Click on the “Your say” then “Blogs” links at the top of this page.
[quote][p][bold]demoness the second[/bold] wrote: So what shops do you all want then? You all say what you don't want. What DO you want?[/p][/quote]Wycombe needs shops that sell everyday necessities! How about a traditional butcher, or an independent baker? Where can I see and buy a washing machine, TV, vacuum cleaner or a lawnmower in the town centre? ~ There are too many large national stores in the complex leaving the local independent traders frozen out. ~ This issue has got me so worked up yours truly can feel a blog on this topic coming on.... ~ Have you read Ivor’s blog today? Click on the “Your say” then “Blogs” links at the top of this page. ivor
  • Score: -3

9:04pm Wed 20 Feb 13

demoness the second says...

ivor wrote:
demoness the second wrote:
So what shops do you all want then?
You all say what you don't want.
What DO you want?
Wycombe needs shops that sell everyday necessities! How about a traditional butcher, or an independent baker? Where can I see and buy a washing machine, TV, vacuum cleaner or a lawnmower in the town centre?
~
There are too many large national stores in the complex leaving the local independent traders frozen out.
~
This issue has got me so worked up yours truly can feel a blog on this topic coming on....
~
Have you read Ivor’s blog today? Click on the “Your say” then “Blogs” links at the top of this page.
There were all of these shops in Wycombe
They closed because of lack of demand.
Blog away.. you can't change facts.
Wycombe people did not want or use these things so they went.
[quote][p][bold]ivor[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]demoness the second[/bold] wrote: So what shops do you all want then? You all say what you don't want. What DO you want?[/p][/quote]Wycombe needs shops that sell everyday necessities! How about a traditional butcher, or an independent baker? Where can I see and buy a washing machine, TV, vacuum cleaner or a lawnmower in the town centre? ~ There are too many large national stores in the complex leaving the local independent traders frozen out. ~ This issue has got me so worked up yours truly can feel a blog on this topic coming on.... ~ Have you read Ivor’s blog today? Click on the “Your say” then “Blogs” links at the top of this page.[/p][/quote]There were all of these shops in Wycombe They closed because of lack of demand. Blog away.. you can't change facts. Wycombe people did not want or use these things so they went. demoness the second
  • Score: 0

9:05pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Dr Truth says...

ivor wrote:
demoness the second wrote:
So what shops do you all want then?
You all say what you don't want.
What DO you want?
Wycombe needs shops that sell everyday necessities! How about a traditional butcher, or an independent baker? Where can I see and buy a washing machine, TV, vacuum cleaner or a lawnmower in the town centre?
~
There are too many large national stores in the complex leaving the local independent traders frozen out.
~
This issue has got me so worked up yours truly can feel a blog on this topic coming on....
~
Have you read Ivor’s blog today? Click on the “Your say” then “Blogs” links at the top of this page.
Local independent traders could never afford the rents charged by large shopping centres such as Eden, or more importantly any comparable development anywhere in the UK. But then you know that and are just being deliberately contrary.

Otherwise I'd have to assume that you lack a basic knowledge of the rules of supply and demand economics.
[quote][p][bold]ivor[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]demoness the second[/bold] wrote: So what shops do you all want then? You all say what you don't want. What DO you want?[/p][/quote]Wycombe needs shops that sell everyday necessities! How about a traditional butcher, or an independent baker? Where can I see and buy a washing machine, TV, vacuum cleaner or a lawnmower in the town centre? ~ There are too many large national stores in the complex leaving the local independent traders frozen out. ~ This issue has got me so worked up yours truly can feel a blog on this topic coming on.... ~ Have you read Ivor’s blog today? Click on the “Your say” then “Blogs” links at the top of this page.[/p][/quote]Local independent traders could never afford the rents charged by large shopping centres such as Eden, or more importantly any comparable development anywhere in the UK. But then you know that and are just being deliberately contrary. Otherwise I'd have to assume that you lack a basic knowledge of the rules of supply and demand economics. Dr Truth
  • Score: 0

1:05am Thu 21 Feb 13

J B Blackett says...

People who want / require TVs / radios , washing machines , butchers , bakers , all types of clothes , vast of varieties of foodstuffs , chemists , opticians , furniture , soft furnishings cinemas , books , fresh fruit / veg , fresh fish , hardware stores, record shops , white goods , a drink , a sandwich , etc etc etc will find them all within a 200 m radius of the bus station.
People who want / require TVs / radios , washing machines , butchers , bakers , all types of clothes , vast of varieties of foodstuffs , chemists , opticians , furniture , soft furnishings cinemas , books , fresh fruit / veg , fresh fish , hardware stores, record shops , white goods , a drink , a sandwich , etc etc etc will find them all within a 200 m radius of the bus station. J B Blackett
  • Score: 1

9:29am Thu 21 Feb 13

wycombechick says...

Cressex Offender wrote:
Eden is an appallingly bad shopping centre that's the problem. It was appallingly bad when it was opened. Why would you open a substandard shopping centre when other towns in the area have existing centres which beat it out of sight? What a shameful waste of money. Meanwhile our hospital continues to lose facilities.
Well said!
[quote][p][bold]Cressex Offender[/bold] wrote: Eden is an appallingly bad shopping centre that's the problem. It was appallingly bad when it was opened. Why would you open a substandard shopping centre when other towns in the area have existing centres which beat it out of sight? What a shameful waste of money. Meanwhile our hospital continues to lose facilities.[/p][/quote]Well said! wycombechick
  • Score: 2

9:45am Thu 21 Feb 13

gotanybiscuits? says...

J B Blackett wrote:
People who want / require TVs / radios , washing machines , butchers , bakers , all types of clothes , vast of varieties of foodstuffs , chemists , opticians , furniture , soft furnishings cinemas , books , fresh fruit / veg , fresh fish , hardware stores, record shops , white goods , a drink , a sandwich , etc etc etc will find them all within a 200 m radius of the bus station.
If you need to get your recently purchased washing machine home, you may find using the bus awkward.
[quote][p][bold]J B Blackett[/bold] wrote: People who want / require TVs / radios , washing machines , butchers , bakers , all types of clothes , vast of varieties of foodstuffs , chemists , opticians , furniture , soft furnishings cinemas , books , fresh fruit / veg , fresh fish , hardware stores, record shops , white goods , a drink , a sandwich , etc etc etc will find them all within a 200 m radius of the bus station.[/p][/quote]If you need to get your recently purchased washing machine home, you may find using the bus awkward. gotanybiscuits?
  • Score: 1

2:49pm Thu 21 Feb 13

J B Blackett says...

gotanybiscuits? wrote:
J B Blackett wrote:
People who want / require TVs / radios , washing machines , butchers , bakers , all types of clothes , vast of varieties of foodstuffs , chemists , opticians , furniture , soft furnishings cinemas , books , fresh fruit / veg , fresh fish , hardware stores, record shops , white goods , a drink , a sandwich , etc etc etc will find them all within a 200 m radius of the bus station.
If you need to get your recently purchased washing machine home, you may find using the bus awkward.
It was delivered - and efficiently installed , for quite a small fee. And 2 cups of tea.
.
And then they took away my old one in the van.
[quote][p][bold]gotanybiscuits?[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]J B Blackett[/bold] wrote: People who want / require TVs / radios , washing machines , butchers , bakers , all types of clothes , vast of varieties of foodstuffs , chemists , opticians , furniture , soft furnishings cinemas , books , fresh fruit / veg , fresh fish , hardware stores, record shops , white goods , a drink , a sandwich , etc etc etc will find them all within a 200 m radius of the bus station.[/p][/quote]If you need to get your recently purchased washing machine home, you may find using the bus awkward.[/p][/quote]It was delivered - and efficiently installed , for quite a small fee. And 2 cups of tea. . And then they took away my old one in the van. J B Blackett
  • Score: 1

3:02pm Thu 21 Feb 13

ivor says...

J B Blackett wrote:
People who want / require TVs / radios , washing machines , butchers , bakers , all types of clothes , vast of varieties of foodstuffs , chemists , opticians , furniture , soft furnishings cinemas , books , fresh fruit / veg , fresh fish , hardware stores, record shops , white goods , a drink , a sandwich , etc etc etc will find them all within a 200 m radius of the bus station.
What about lawnmowers? They were on my list but where can you buy one within 200yards of the bus station?
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Have you read Ivor’s blog today? Click on the “Your say” then “Blogs” links at the top of this page.
[quote][p][bold]J B Blackett[/bold] wrote: People who want / require TVs / radios , washing machines , butchers , bakers , all types of clothes , vast of varieties of foodstuffs , chemists , opticians , furniture , soft furnishings cinemas , books , fresh fruit / veg , fresh fish , hardware stores, record shops , white goods , a drink , a sandwich , etc etc etc will find them all within a 200 m radius of the bus station.[/p][/quote]What about lawnmowers? They were on my list but where can you buy one within 200yards of the bus station? ~ Have you read Ivor’s blog today? Click on the “Your say” then “Blogs” links at the top of this page. ivor
  • Score: -1

11:25pm Thu 21 Feb 13

ImpeturbableLawrence says...

ivor wrote:
The closure of HMV in Wycombe is a terrible shame, it was probably one of the few shops in the complex worth visiting.
~
Have you read Ivor’s blog today? Click on the “Your say” then “Blogs” links at the top of this page.
Have you read Ivor’s blog today?

No?

A wise decision - click on the “Your say” then “Blogs” links at the top of this page then ignore the blog of ivor Mitty and go somewhere else - see http://www.bbc.co.uk
/weather/ for the weather or http://time.unitariu
m.com/moon/where.htm
l for interesting facts and beautiful illustrations of the moon in the sky at night and the late afternoon.
[quote][p][bold]ivor[/bold] wrote: The closure of HMV in Wycombe is a terrible shame, it was probably one of the few shops in the complex worth visiting. ~ Have you read Ivor’s blog today? Click on the “Your say” then “Blogs” links at the top of this page.[/p][/quote]Have you read Ivor’s blog today? No? A wise decision - click on the “Your say” then “Blogs” links at the top of this page then ignore the blog of ivor Mitty and go somewhere else - see http://www.bbc.co.uk /weather/ for the weather or http://time.unitariu m.com/moon/where.htm l for interesting facts and beautiful illustrations of the moon in the sky at night and the late afternoon. ImpeturbableLawrence
  • Score: 0

11:28pm Thu 21 Feb 13

ImpeturbableLawrence says...

Each one of these closures - Jessops, HMV, Woolies or whoever, is a tragedy for the people who work there - they no longer have a job - and it weakens us through our society at large - good luck to you all in the search for new jobs.
Each one of these closures - Jessops, HMV, Woolies or whoever, is a tragedy for the people who work there - they no longer have a job - and it weakens us through our society at large - good luck to you all in the search for new jobs. ImpeturbableLawrence
  • Score: 3

12:04am Fri 22 Feb 13

ImpeturbableLawrence says...

ImpeturbableLawrence wrote:
ivor wrote:
The closure of HMV in Wycombe is a terrible shame, it was probably one of the few shops in the complex worth visiting.
~
Have you read Ivor’s blog today? Click on the “Your say” then “Blogs” links at the top of this page.
Have you read Ivor’s blog today?

No?

A wise decision - click on the “Your say” then “Blogs” links at the top of this page then ignore the blog of ivor Mitty and go somewhere else - see http://www.bbc.co.uk

/weather/ for the weather or http://time.unitariu

m.com/moon/where.htm

l for interesting facts and beautiful illustrations of the moon in the sky at night and the late afternoon.
Or:

http://www.calculato
rcat.com/moon_phases
/moon_phases.phtml
[quote][p][bold]ImpeturbableLawrence[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ivor[/bold] wrote: The closure of HMV in Wycombe is a terrible shame, it was probably one of the few shops in the complex worth visiting. ~ Have you read Ivor’s blog today? Click on the “Your say” then “Blogs” links at the top of this page.[/p][/quote]Have you read Ivor’s blog today? No? A wise decision - click on the “Your say” then “Blogs” links at the top of this page then ignore the blog of ivor Mitty and go somewhere else - see http://www.bbc.co.uk /weather/ for the weather or http://time.unitariu m.com/moon/where.htm l for interesting facts and beautiful illustrations of the moon in the sky at night and the late afternoon.[/p][/quote]Or: http://www.calculato rcat.com/moon_phases /moon_phases.phtml ImpeturbableLawrence
  • Score: 0

2:38am Fri 22 Feb 13

J B Blackett says...

Try Sainsburys if you want a lawnmower.
.
I have given up trying to converse directly with odious bigoted fictitious liars if at all possible. Otherwise it might be construed as a strange thing to do.
Try Sainsburys if you want a lawnmower. . I have given up trying to converse directly with odious bigoted fictitious liars if at all possible. Otherwise it might be construed as a strange thing to do. J B Blackett
  • Score: 1

8:36am Fri 22 Feb 13

Wycombite says...

I very rarely use the town centre, let alone Eden, to shop since I do it mostly online. It's not that I would not use these shops but I'm afraid I don't have a bottomless pit of money so have to be a little cost concious when making a purchase.
We've had local shops before in the town, a butcher near where the new hotel is for instance, and all eventually shut - most likely because of the advent of Tesco, Morrisons and Sainsburys.
I very rarely use the town centre, let alone Eden, to shop since I do it mostly online. It's not that I would not use these shops but I'm afraid I don't have a bottomless pit of money so have to be a little cost concious when making a purchase. We've had local shops before in the town, a butcher near where the new hotel is for instance, and all eventually shut - most likely because of the advent of Tesco, Morrisons and Sainsburys. Wycombite
  • Score: 0

1:17pm Fri 22 Feb 13

1wycombe says...

fishyfingerz wrote:
there must be something wrong with the management of eden wih all the store closures. I appreciate companies go bankrupt bu what about all the stores not gone bankrupt which have abandoned Eden. Surely they should be trying to keep stores in eden, as more stores should lead to a higher footfall should lead to more stores.
it's not just the rates and the bad management of the centre parking charges are to expensive. gangs & local town drunks are out.
[quote][p][bold]fishyfingerz[/bold] wrote: there must be something wrong with the management of eden wih all the store closures. I appreciate companies go bankrupt bu what about all the stores not gone bankrupt which have abandoned Eden. Surely they should be trying to keep stores in eden, as more stores should lead to a higher footfall should lead to more stores.[/p][/quote]it's not just the rates and the bad management of the centre parking charges are to expensive. gangs & local town drunks are out. 1wycombe
  • Score: 0

1:47pm Fri 22 Feb 13

1wycombe says...

wait till JOHN LEWIS expands it's existing store it'll be goodbye to HOUSE of FRASER.:)
wait till JOHN LEWIS expands it's existing store it'll be goodbye to HOUSE of FRASER.:) 1wycombe
  • Score: 0

12:22am Sun 24 Feb 13

ImpeturbableLawrence says...

ImpeturbableLawrence wrote:
Each one of these closures - Jessops, HMV, Woolies or whoever, is a tragedy for the people who work there - they no longer have a job - and it weakens us through our society at large - good luck to you all in the search for new jobs.
It's a beautiful LOOKING shop as well I think - see photo - the dark glass panes and the purple initials with the stock on shelves below seem elegant to me.
[quote][p][bold]ImpeturbableLawrence[/bold] wrote: Each one of these closures - Jessops, HMV, Woolies or whoever, is a tragedy for the people who work there - they no longer have a job - and it weakens us through our society at large - good luck to you all in the search for new jobs.[/p][/quote]It's a beautiful LOOKING shop as well I think - see photo - the dark glass panes and the purple initials with the stock on shelves below seem elegant to me. ImpeturbableLawrence
  • Score: 0

12:24am Sun 24 Feb 13

ImpeturbableLawrence says...

ImpeturbableLawrence wrote:
ImpeturbableLawrence wrote:
Each one of these closures - Jessops, HMV, Woolies or whoever, is a tragedy for the people who work there - they no longer have a job - and it weakens us through our society at large - good luck to you all in the search for new jobs.
It's a beautiful LOOKING shop as well I think - see photo - the dark glass panes and the purple initials with the stock on shelves below seem elegant to me.
(For ' purple initials' read ' pink initials'.)
[quote][p][bold]ImpeturbableLawrence[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ImpeturbableLawrence[/bold] wrote: Each one of these closures - Jessops, HMV, Woolies or whoever, is a tragedy for the people who work there - they no longer have a job - and it weakens us through our society at large - good luck to you all in the search for new jobs.[/p][/quote]It's a beautiful LOOKING shop as well I think - see photo - the dark glass panes and the purple initials with the stock on shelves below seem elegant to me.[/p][/quote](For ' purple initials' read ' pink initials'.) ImpeturbableLawrence
  • Score: 0

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