Newest Review: ... CDs from Amazon, and maybe even cheaper, but what you pay the extra for in HMV is the experience of the place, in my opinion. Much m... more
Member Name: scobeyjohnson
Advantages: Good selection of entertainment items
Disadvantages: Prices are not always as good as online
When I was younger I used to love going in to HMV to look at the latest CD's' DVD's and computer games, it was always a really great store to go in to. They also had all kinds of great miscellaneous items to purchase like T-shirts and posters, the big selection of posters was always great to browse and flick through.
What I liked about the large branch I went to was that they had quite a decent back catalogue of CD singles from bands I liked that would often have interesting B-sides on, I can remember buying a large amount of Oasis singles and really adding to my collection. The shelves with the DVD's on were always stocked substantially with the latest releases, classics as well as boxed sets of famous and well known television series.
Something HMV always seemed to have was lots of opportunities to purchase CD's on special offer like buying five albums for £30, so as long as they were on the shelf it was a good time to buy a few titles from your wish list. I bought a lot of CD's I wanted this way in the past. The trouble for the store these days is that the market is so competitive and you can buy everything they sell online admittedly from their website but also from popular retailers like Amazon.co.uk and play.com who seem to be the main players where people go for their entertainment needs now, I for example always usually use Amazon now when I want to purchase a CD or a DVD.
Summary: A famous high street retailer