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First link says sale starts on the 26th - I assume that's true for the second link as well (I didn't see any dates listed).
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They're so close to going out of business. The boxing day flyers from them have been a joke now for years. Investors need to stop bailing them out =/
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gsrce wrote:
Dec 21st, 2012 2:47 pm
They're so close to going out of business. The boxing day flyers from them have been a joke now for years. Investors need to stop bailing them out =/
Wow...I couldn't disagree more. Although the daily prices are weak sales (incl the last few BW sales) have always had something interesting for me.
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People still buy CDs ? Wow talk about out dated business model!
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jbredflag wrote:
Dec 21st, 2012 2:55 pm
People still buy CDs ? Wow talk about out dated business model!
Well most of the store is DVD/BR which still sells better. I'd say 1/4th the store is CDs with the remainder being clothing, pop culture stuff (mugs, toys etc) and media books.
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jbredflag wrote:
Dec 21st, 2012 2:55 pm
People still buy CDs ? Wow talk about out dated business model!
I still buy CDs. I only get the ones I really want to keep though, so it's more like a collector's item to me.
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NG wrote:
Dec 21st, 2012 3:41 pm
Well most of the store is DVD/BR which still sells better. I'd say 1/4th the store is CDs with the remainder being clothing, pop culture stuff (mugs, toys etc) and media books.
That's what's wrong with them because their CDs tend to have cheap finds but for movies and most TV blu rays amazon crushes them any day of the week.
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cuddlydragon wrote:
Dec 21st, 2012 3:48 pm
That's what's wrong with them because their CDs tend to have cheap finds but for movies and most TV blu rays amazon crushes them any day of the week.
They do have decent sale DVD/Blu prices at the front of the store and they've had some good sales as well as sometimes being competitive on new releases but overall I'd agree that Amazon...or anyone really (WM, FS, BB) usually kills them.
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jbredflag wrote:
Dec 21st, 2012 2:55 pm
People still buy CDs ? Wow talk about out dated business model!
Yah CD's are often the same price (or cheaper) than buying on Itunes. I'd rather get a physical item to collect if I'm paying the same price. I buy the CD, rip it to FLAC (and mp3) and stick the CD on the shelf. That way you get something to collect and you have it in non-drm'd universal formats that work on pretty much everything.
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zod wrote:
Dec 21st, 2012 4:55 pm
Yah CD's are often the same price (or cheaper) than buying on Itunes. I'd rather get a physical item to collect if I'm paying the same price. I buy the CD, rip it to FLAC (and mp3) and stick the CD on the shelf. That way you get something to collect and you have it in non-drm'd universal formats that work on pretty much everything.
This. Plus it gives me a backup of all my music.
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HMV still in business? Where? I thought they all closed down.
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I hate these threads being filled with "derp people still buy CD's I just listen to the top 40 on the charts."

Yeah I'd like to know if that free CD if you spend $40 or more is chosen by them in which case I'm not interested or if they let you pick from any CD that's $X.

I'm gonna assume though that for CD's used stores like BeatGoesOn or one of those many Toronto CD stores will have a better sale.
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> People still buy CDs ? Wow talk about out dated business model!

Wow, talk about an outdated saying!

As least they're actually having a Boxing Day sale this time. It was last year or the year before when they decided not to, and realized what a big mistake that was.

I miss going to the big downtown Vancouver store. They often had some surprise blowout item on Boxing Day (eg. ET DVD boxset for $5.00).
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